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Thursday, May 3, 2018
article appeared in Powerline on May 2nd
By Paul Mirengoff
James Comey is
beginning to remind me of David Brock. In the mid 1990s, Brock wrote a book
that criticized Hillary Clinton, though not to the degree many on the right
hoped for. He then spent the next two decades sucking up to Hillary.
Honorable patriots, this pair. Yeah
criticized Clinton’s handling of classified emails, though he did not lower the
boom that many on the right hoped for. Now Comey seems obsessed with gaining
Stephanopoulos asked Comey what he would say to Hillary Clinton today, the
former FBI director responded:
“I hope you’ll read those chapters of the book. Not so that you walk
away agreeing with my decisions, but that you understand better where they came
from. And—and frankly, the kinda person who was trying to make those decisions.
Even if you think they’re wrong, then look at how we made those decisions and
why.”. . .
And what I’d ask them to do is please try to come into those rooms.
Read the book and come into those rooms and see how we tried to make these
decisions. And if possible, ask yourselves, “What would I have done, and why?”
And you may come out thinking, “I’d’ve done it differently,” but I don’t think
you’ll come out thinking that—as Hillary Clinton wrote in her book, I shived
convincingly about what he’d like to say to Hillary Clinton. He’s far less
convincing when he speculates about what Hillary would say to him.
says that if Clinton had been elected, she would have asked him to stay on
as FBI director. He argues:
Secretary Clinton is someone deeply enmeshed in the rule of law,
respect for institutions, a lawyer. And so given that background, I’m
reasonably confident that even if she was unhappy with decisions the FBI made,
she would not fire the FBI director as a result.
This is sucking up in
service of a delusion. Hillary Clinton is deeply enmeshed in the rule of loyalty.
It’s impossible to imagine that she would retain as FBI director someone who,
in her words, “shived” her.
A look reserved for a special few
Look at how core
Clinton loyalists have reacted to Comey’s book, which lowers the boom on
President Trump. Philippe Reines, one of Clinton’s closest aides, summed it
up in three words: “Apology not accepted.”
Reines also reports
that he has spoken in recent days with Clinton about topics including Comey. He
says he doesn’t think the recent publicity about Comey, presumably including
his attacks on Donald Trump, “changes much” about how she feels about the
Ron Klain, a key
adviser who very likely would have taken a high White House position had she
I worked for an AG (Janet Reno) who lived by, ‘Let the facts and law’
decide. Comey isn’t that. He was ‘Let the facts and law …. and my image and how
I am perceived’ decide.”
propensity to carry a grudge to one side, it would have been irresponsible of
her administration to retain an FBI director who, in its view, decides vital
matters based on concerns about his image and who, consequently, exercises
“terrible judgment” (in Reines words).
James Comey is a
legend in his own mind. That’s why he fancies he would still be FBI director if
Hillary Clinton had won.
He would not be. His
unfitness for that job is one of the few things Clinton and Trump can agree on.