He’s a liar, a self-promoting egotist, and a leaker of classified information. The fact he once headed the FBI is stunning given the more recent revelations of just how lacking in character and conviction he truly is.
Democrats & Republicans have finally found some common ground as they both agree that James Comey is a slimeball.
Via the Washington Times:
…He’s a windbag, a hack, a blowhard, a swaggering pretender, a churl and the hindquarters of a horse.
…With no reputation left, he lays out the ashes of it in his book, explaining how he consulted the polls to decide whether to reopen the inquiry into Hillary’s low sins and high misdemeanors:
“It’s entirely possible,” he writes, “that because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer [and] Donald Trump were ahead in all polls.”
This an astonishing admission of a man who was the nation’s chief law-enforcement officer. And we thought J. Edgar Hoover was a blight on the office. The U.S. Supreme Court always follows the election returns, in that hoary bit of prevailing political science, but this is a new one. The FBI follows not the election returns, but the Gallup Poll.
“It’s the exact opposite of how you would hope and expect someone refereeing a political criminal investigation to think,” observes Kyle Smith in National Review. “You want him to say, ‘damn the politics, I had to do what was right, and what was right was transparency. The people had a right to know what was going on. Criminal investigators don’t look at polling data.”
But of course they do. Mr. Comey’s tell-all book may be unique in the history of tell-all books because he’s telling all on himself. He has a lot to tell. He was doing what he thought was necessary to elect Hillary Clinton.