James Comey discusses the pain he feels at the realization that he might be responsible for the Trump presidency.

By | 2018-06-23T05:01:32+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

I wonder if it matches our pain?

Courtesy of The Guardian:

Are there times, in the dead of night, just after Donald Trump has appalled the world with some newly horrific act, when James Comey is gripped by the dreaded thought: It was me who put that man in power?

The answer Comey gives is unexpectedly swift and direct. “Yes, actually. Mostly because people say that to me all the time. So I hear that quite a bit.” And what does he do with that thought? “It’s very painful. And I sometimes wonder, if I could go back in time, would I do something deeply unprincipled? I wouldn’t. All it does is make it painful, [because] I think Donald Trump is doing – and will do – great damage to my country. But that just adds to the pain.”

Even after all of this time, Comey cannot simply admit that he caved to pressure from pro-Trump FBI agents and media pressure and made a careless and ultimately devastating choice. 

But at least he is finally accepting that he very likely swayed the outcome of the election. I guess that’s something.

There was more in their interview that I found enlightening.

For instance Comey’s take on the text messages between the FBI lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page:

How did he react to the inspector general’s discovery that two FBI agents were texting each other about the campaign, one reassuring the other not to worry about a Trump victory because “We’ll stop it”?

Comey says he was “stunned when I heard that stuff”. He had no idea the two agents involved were talking that way, or that they were in a relationship with each other. Had he known, he says he would have removed them immediately from their role in “any sensitive investigation”.

He is puzzled, he adds, because the agent who wrote “We’ll stop it” also helped Comey draft the October disclosure statement that damaged Clinton so badly. “If he was in Hillary Clinton’s camp, why was he doing that? This is the thing that the Trump people have trouble explaining. If the FBI was a Clinton tool, why didn’t we disclose the Russia investigation?”

And that is an excellent point. 

If, as Trump suggests, the FBI was secretly working to get Hillary elected why did they keep the investigation about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia secret while using a bullhorn to announce every twist and turn of the bullshit Clinton email investigation? 

To close the interview the reporter suggests that if he were Comey he would spend all of his waking hours looking for evidence that he was not responsible for Donald Trump. 

To that Comey says that his wife has taken on that task instead:

“I was just trying to block it out at the time. I think I felt a certain sense of numbness. Since then, I’ve actually delegated all that to my wife – she was a strong Hillary Clinton supporter – because she’s very keen to find evidence that it wasn’t me. She would very much like to find some definitive study that it wasn’t me.”

And has she found it?

“Not yet.”

There is probably no public figure that I have more mixed feelings about than James Comey. 

But I will say that it seems clear to me that he is a man shouldering a great deal of guilt. 

And it is quite likely that despite his protestations he deserves every ounce. 

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11 Comments

  1. Beaglemom June 22, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Comey knew at the time that the Russian interference was far more significant than the email which had been investigated for too long already. How could he, an experienced federal employee, have ever thought for a second that Trump would have been a better president than Hillary Clinton?

    • Anonymous June 22, 2018 at 11:34 am

      I wonder if Comey was like most at the time and believed a Clinton win was inevitable. If so, it might make sense to go a little harder on her, if he believed that it would help stop criticism of a rigged election that Trump was already spewing at the time.

      What Comey should have known is that Trump is a parasite. Facts won’t phase him or his supporters. Our problems are now much worse than having to put up with whining about a rigged election- which Trump is still doing anyway!

  2. abbafan June 22, 2018 at 9:17 am

    This is the very reason I have not purchased his book; when he released that so-called “report” on 28 October 2016, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign was DOA right then! Now he realizes the extent of the damage he wrought?? Sorry Mr. Comey; too late now! You have a heavy cross to bear for a very long time, unless you come clean with Mr. Mueller, and help weed out those RW neocons that swayed your irrational decision!

    • JustMe June 22, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      +++++!!!

  3. Rick Pearry June 22, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Ooops!

  4. Anonymous June 22, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    James Comey should be simply CRUSHED with guilt, not only for the imposter he helped put in the White House, but also for the collateral damage that act caused which will haunt us for decades.

    • JustMe June 22, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Absolutely!!!

  5. Anonymous June 22, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Well bud, you can’t go back in time, look what you helped elect, a monster!!!

    I am not so sure he has really processed what he did. he never answered the question why didn’t you bring up trump and the russians at the same time as Hillary’s emails.

    I knew the minute he came out the second time about the emails, Hillary lost the election. I said to myself, it is all over for Hillary.

    He should be prosecuted for interfering in our election just like the russians!!!

  6. viv June 22, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Comey keeps saying shit would have leaked. He could have had the balls to warn the leakers that Trump leaks would surely follow and the whole world would know that the FBI had been investigating Trump and his minions for treason. THAT would surely have taken the focus off of Hillary Clinton.

  7. SRH June 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I’m just fed up with his sanctimonious explanation based on his values and the right thing to do. What a liar. Both parties can’t stand him.

    I said at the time he pulled this shitty, unnecessary and damaging announcement – it took him all of 2 weeks or less to make another announcement that there was no explosive emails in Weiner’s laptop. So, why didn’t he just keep his big mouth and sermon out of the media? My theory is that there’s more to this story and Comey is just as much a POS as trump.

    The proper way to handle that would’ve been to initiate the brief investigation to make sure nothing was in Weiner emails. Then there would’ve been no reason to grab the spotlight a 2nd time to say – oh, nevermind – what anA-hole

    He didn’t mention the Russian investigation, but he saw the potential emails could be a grave miscarriage of justice – yet, he damn well knew the election laws prohibit those kind of blindsided attacks within days of the election.

    Then he said she was grossly negligent or inappropriate for that whole email BS that had been investigated a million times already. Just to make sure she got nailed for something, right?

    How does her character compare to mango man? Comey, you suck!

  8. Anonymous June 23, 2018 at 7:29 am

    SRH……..you hit the nail, square on the head.
    After reading Comey ‘s sanctimonious book, my conclusion is the he and milk toast have a lot in common.
    He needs to just stfu and slink away.

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