James Comey has said repeatedly he is not a weasel, but the Inspector General’s new report says otherwise.
In fact, I would think all weasels everywhere are deeply offended to even be mentioned in the same breath with the preening, sanctimonious, duplicitous, crooked ex-FBI director.
As an example of his overbearing weaselhood, consider that he was tweeting that the report clears him. Really?
Let me summarize the 80-plus pages for you by pulling out some quotes:
“Violated Department and FBI policies. … Comey Improperly Disclosed … Comey’s Improper Disclosures… Comey’s characterization finds no support in the law and is wholly incompatible with the plain language of the statutes, regulations and policies defining federal records, and the terms of Comey’s FBI Employment Agreement. … Comey violated … this assertion is without legal basis. … Unauthorized disclosure … Former Director Comey failed to live up to this responsibility … a dangerous example …..”
And so on.
But the alt-left media will claim that because the Justice Department declined to indict this obviously corrupt cop, he is “exonerated.” Got that?
Comey is a Democrat, the worst of the worst type of prevaricating, back-stabbing swamp creature, so no indictment means “exoneration.”
On the other hand, Trump did nothing except being framed for something he didn’t do, but the 13 angry Democrats on the special counsel’s staff continue to assert that no indictment doesn’t mean Trump is “exonerated.”
Actually, the violations of myriad laws and Justice Department regulations are the least damning part of the report. This guy Comey is such a double dealer, it reminds everyone of why the reputation of FBI is in tatters, not just here in Boston, but now across the nation.
Here’s a money quote on Page 60:
“Comey said he was compelled to take these actions ‘if I love this country… and I love the Department of Justice, and I love the FBI.”
To paraphrase that officer in Vietnam who burned down the village, Comey had to destroy the FBI in order to save it.
Of course I’m disappointed that he won’t be doing the perp walk anytime soon, but the Inspector General did a good job summing up the fallacies of Comey’s self-bestowed above-the-law status.
“Were current or former FBI employees to follow the former Director’s example and disclose sensitive information in service of their own strongly held personal convictions, the FBI would be unable to dispatch its law enforcement duties properly.”
Which this pompous fraud — “James Cardinal Comey,” as Rudy Giuliani calls him — himself acknowledged in his Congressional testimony, as the IG noted. How can the FBI do its work, he pontificated, “if people run around telling the press what we do.”
After which he ran to his limo and then dictated a memo to be leaked to the press.
I’m telling you, the more I go over this report, the more I think weasels may have a class-action suit against this guy.
You know the basics of what happened: Trump didn’t trust him, for obvious reasons. He tells Trump about Hillary Clinton’s fake dossier that he used to surveil the campaign, then 10 minutes later it leaks to fake-news CNN, which treats it like it’s true.
On Feb. 14, 2017, Trump complains about the continuing leaks from the Russian collusion hoax and Comey tells him, “leaks … were terrible and a serious violation of the law.” (Page 74).
Then he writes a memo about his conversation and … leaks it to the press.
Only of course he doesn’t leak it himself. He gives it to a coatholder on his payroll, then claims the coffee boy is his lawyer, so he can claim attorney-client privilege. Then he instructs his “lawyer” to read the memo to some from the Democrat steno pool at The New York Times, but not show it to him, just read it.
It’s called CYA. On a much smaller scale, I’ve been involved in such sneaky stuff myself. But it never occurred to me (or any of my sources) to claim that we are acting in anything other than our own self-interest.
At one point (page 22) even Comey admits the obvious, when the IG asks him why he’s writing all these CYA memos and then leaking them. He admits he did it “for me. Also for the FBI. But honestly, at this point, I was thinking first about me, close second the FBI.”
No, not a close second. Not even a distant second. For Comey, it’s all about him. If they ever name a street after him, it’ll have to be one-way.
By Howie Carr
This article was originally published by “Boston Herald”