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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
James Comey: A legend in his own mind, but not at the FBI
article appeared in Powerline on April 17th
By Paul Mirengoff
James Comey’s book
and interview tour may enable him to gain personal enrichment and public
attention. However, they will further stain his reputation within the FBI.
That, at least, is
the conclusion I reach from this
article in the Daily Beast. Jana Winter reports:
James Comey’s first interview since President Trump fired him as
director of the FBI has enraged his former agents who deluged the Daily Beast
with their disdain as they watched him tell his side of the story to George
Stephanopoulos on Sunday night.
Seven current or former FBI agents and officials spoke throughout and
immediately after the broadcast. There was a lot of anger, frustration, and
even more emojis—featuring the thumbs-down, frowny face, middle finger, and a
whole lot of green vomit faces.
One former FBI
official summed things up nicely:
Good lord, what a self-serving, self-centered jackass. True to form he
thinks he’s the smartest guy around.
Even past and current
members of the FBI who used to support Comey have become disenchanted,
according to Winter:
Support for Comey has dwindled as those who worked closely with him and
initially supported him began to see his book and his public interactions—including
Twitter selfies in Iowa—as self-serving and gauche, four sources said.
What a crew
Their anger has grown in recent months as agents have come to see Comey
as the reason for the “current shitshow… that is the Trump presidency” one
former official, who voted for Trump, explained.
The only comment
supportive of Comey’s performance during the Stephanopoulos interview doesn’t
really recommend the guy:
I thought he was highly trustworthy and very transparent, like watching
someone in confession. It seems like he’s still wrestling with it.
I don’t buy this act.
Comey has shown himself to be a master manipulator and has displayed a
self-righteousness inconsistent with genuine introspection.
But assume for the
moment that Comey genuinely is the pious, anguished fellow he presents himself
as. Why would we want that person lead the nation’s top law enforcement agency?
The FBI is not the
place for Hamlet or for a Hamlet impersonator. But neither is it the place for
Iago, a role I think Comey more closely fits.
Ed. Funny how so many liberals seem to be legends in their own mind. One might believe that hubris and liberalism go hand in hand.