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Comey Tonight!

 

The Comey testimony was the best  farce I have ever viewed on live television.  My take:

  1.  Comey came across as a cowardly lion, constantly trembling in fear of the White House.
  2. He admitted that Loretta Lynch, former Attorney General, told him to call the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton a “matter” rather than a criminal investigation and that this disturbed him greatly.
  3. That he leaked material which may expose him to criminal indictment.  Comey stated that he did so in order to spur the appointment of a special prosecutor.
  4. That he was most outraged by the Trump administration stating the obvious truths that Comey had been a poor Director of the FBI and that the Bureau was in disarray under his leadership.
  5. He refused to state whether he thought that Trump was trying to obstruct the Russia investigation by asking him if the investigation of Mike Flynn could be dropped.  If Comey did think that Trump was trying to obstruct an investigation he was required to immediately report it, and failure to do so would constitute a possible criminal offense.
  6. Comey confirmed that he told Trump on three occasions that he was not the subject of an investigation.  He had no good explanation as to why he refused Trump’s request to announce this publicly.
  7. I kept imagining how J.Edgar Hoover would have handled this.  I picture Hoover telling a President trying to pressure him that an FBI Director led an arduous life with many duties.  That one of his duties was to restrain overzealous FBI agents gathering huge amounts of embarrassing material about lots of politicians, and that as Director he was continuously engaged in making sure such shocking material did not end up being revealed, ending careers and unduly alarming and disturbing the American people.  Hoover was quite a few things, but a simpering, impotent non-entity like Comey, placed in a job well above his capacity, he never was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

9 Comments

  1. I would have loved to be the fly on the wall in the room where any president would have tried to do to Hoover what Comey claimed Trump did.I think that president would have learned, in a New York nano second, that he made one of the biggest mistakes in his life!

  2. Comey appears to be something of a careerist weasel. The question in our time is whether or not careerist weasel is the best you can do in and among the worst political class in history. To be fair, he worked for Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. Evidence either of these creatures thought of the law as anything but a tool to use against the opposition = zero.

    At the top of the heap was Barack Obama, one of the great mediocrities of this age, a spiteful man with little integrity, but vain and shallow. The Harvard law student who said he was much more interested in being the president of the law review than in accomplishing anything in the job had this man’s number. What you saw with that administration was the Democratic Party’s default settings and the modus operandi of those in the intersection between the legal profession and the Democratic Party. It’s all quite disgusting.

  3. Comey comes across like a corporate politician where one must comprise one’s integrity to get ahead. The scary thing is this may be the only way one is able to get ahead in both the corporate world and government.

  4. I watched the Penguins stomp the Predators. Official Washington, known locally as a bunch of jagoffs, cares about Comey. To me he is just another jagoff.

  5. The “weasel” thing slapped me, too. It was like a National Geographic TV extravaganza. You (I only wasted a half hour listening to his bullshit) were treated to a three-hour exposition of the world-record, six-foot-eight-inch weasel.

    The Big-Trump-lie = the FBI is in disarray. Wah! Reminds me of an incompetent shave 2LT crying because the CO canned him and figuratively kicked his ass.

    Take-away. Yesterday, you saw the tip of the iceberg of the worst American political class in History.

    Much ado about less than nothing. Roger Simon: “The American people — even and especially those too clueless to realize what is happening — are being dissed unimaginably by their own representatives. Too bad we can’t sue the government, because we certainly have grounds to.”

  6. I hope that justice kennedy etal. are not also afraid, perhaps cowed by yet unexplained deaths of people who may have been a problem for the left. It doesn’t seem far fetched to me anymore- not so much in the tin foil hat category as in the gambino territory..
    The fact that Comey is no longer useful won’t deter the left too much

  7. As to point # 2 re: “matter” v “criminal investigation” a clear and careful reading of Comey’s testimony confirms that notwithstanding any discomfort he may have had, he did exactly and directed by Attorney General Lynch and did indeed publicly mischaracterize an FBI investigation by using a neutral term “matter” instead; matter of course being so vague as to encompass anything from an FBI clothing drive to a formal investigation. Comey’s actions in the two situations raises a couple of question. Why didn’t he see fit to document the undue influence put upon him by Lynch who didn’t express a hope but issued a directive, while Trump issued no order or directive yet he proceeded to document his thoughts immediately by way of a memo written on a government computer which he thereafter leaked to the press when an opportune time arose? Second, why did Trump’s reference to “loyalty” cause him angst when he dutifully proved himself to be loyal to his prior superiors by stating that which he knew to be false; the characterizing of a criminal investigation as a mere “matter”?
    In short, his testimony raises at least as many questions as it answers.

  8. “I kept imagining how J.Edgar Hoover would have handled this. I picture Hoover telling a President trying to pressure him that an FBI Director led an arduous life with many duties. That one of his duties was to restrain overzealous FBI agents gathering huge amounts of embarrassing material about lots of politicians, and that as Director he was continuously engaged in making sure such shocking material did not end up being revealed, ending careers and unduly alarming and disturbing the American people.”

    But Hoover never met a radioactivity-surviving cockroach.

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