There is almost no news in the James Comey book. It’s a self-absorbed diatribe by a petty man who botched virtually everything he touched in the past two years; full of known innuendo, known misconceptions, known deceits and known untruths. As Nate Silver, a man of the left, suggested, it’s title should more accurately be “A Higher Royalty.”
But the media — oh the media! — they just cannot stop giddily reporting on how Comey calls Trump “unethical” and “untethered from the truth” and acting like a Mafia “boss.” This is essentially name-calling from a guy who has made it quite clear on Twitter that he hates Trump. But this is the focus of the news coverage led by NPR, CNN and the New York Times. That and Russian pee-pee that almost assuredly never happened. It just become more obvious with every news cycle that in the Age of Trump, mainstream journalism has loosed its last moorings from objective, fair news reporting and is now adrift in the sea of the Leftist/Democrat/Trump-Hatred.
However, amongst all the non-news in the Comey book comes this ka-boom of very interesting information we did not previously know, and it explains Comey’s perplexing decision to re-open the Hillary Clinton email investigation weeks before the election: He calculated it would not politically cost her the election because of her large lead in the polls.
Comey openly admits he was deciding the entire Hillary Clinton email coverup and scandal “in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president.” So any thought of hiding the fact that emails containing potential national secrets were found on disgraced Anthony Weiner’s computer “bore greater weight than it would have if the election had appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in all the polls.” [emphasis mine]
If there was a news headline it would be this: Comey Admits Politically Calculating Decision To Re-Open Clinton Email Investigation. That is not a headline you will see anywhere because the media is a dishonest broker of news. But Comey admits he released the information when he did figuring Clinton was a lock to win election, and he would not have done so if he thought it would endanger her election. Undoubtedly doing it then would clear away the scandal for when she became president.
Now that is some pretty big news, but not for media zealots zeroed in on Trump only. So let’s take a look at a couple of nothing tacos that the Media-Comey complex is hawking.
⇒ Comey on Trump the mobster: “As I found myself thrust into the Trump orbit, I once again was having flashbacks to my earlier career as a prosecutor against the Mob. The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview. The lying about all things.”
In a broad sense, how does this in any way differ from the Obama Administration, where Attorney Eric Holder called himself Obama’s wingman (loyal protector) and the next AG, Loretta Lynch, acted in the same way? Or Obama lying about one public policy after another, far too long to list? Or George W. Bush’s circle of friends and associates, where loyalty was stated as an important principle? Or Bill Clinton’s silent circle of friends inside and outside the White House who protected him from every sexual assault and predatory accusation? Or Bill Clinton’s claim he did not have sexual relations with Lewinsky, when of course he did.
All presidents have a loyal circle that supports them, and many just lie constantly. And for the record, yes, the President is the boss in the White House. Every President is. This is just such nonsense from the self-puffed Comey.
⇒ “I don’t know if the current president of the United States had prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow,” Comey told George Stephanopoulos, ABC chief anchor and former political operative and Clinton White House communications director and strategy advisor. (These contexts should never be forgotten.)
No, he didn’t. There is no evidence whatsoever. That came directly from the dossier provided by Russian informants for the Steele dossier that was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. It was a fictional hit job that is totally out of line with known Trump actions and totally in line with how the Russians have long tried to blackmail Americans. This is made all the more ridiculous given that Trump is a germaphobe. Unbelievable that it is treated as both news and credible. And not surprising that Stephanopoulos did not follow up with any of those points.
⇒ In the list of things CNN and others found very important was this that Comey included in his book: “[Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly] said he was sick about my firing and that he intended to quit in protest. He said he didn’t want to work for dishonorable people who would treat someone like me in such a manner. I urged Kelly not to do that, arguing that the country needed principled people around this president. Especially this president.” [emphasis mine]
This is classic Comey. Praise himself through the mouth of other people without corroboration, then show his own brilliantly glowing ethics saying Kelly needed to stay on for the good of the country. Of course, Kelly did not leave. So either Comey is making stuff up to stroke his ego out to the public, or the discredited and bungling FBI director persuaded the former General to stay on. The reader can decide which is more likely.
Yet taxpayer-supported NPR verily glows over Comey’s book: “Self-critical at times, high-minded throughout, Comey holds himself to a superior standard.” They write: “Values — like truth, integrity, and respect for others, to name just a few — serve as external reference points for ethical leaders to make decisions,” Comey writes. “Ethical leaders choose a higher loyalty to those core values over their own personal gain.”
Here is a great example of his lack of self-awareness in a book where he lectures the President on introspection. Comey roundly congratulates himself for not exercising accepted FBI director prerogative and cutting to the front of the cafeteria line. “Even when I was in a hurry. . . . I thought it was very important to show people that I’m not better than anyone else.”
Yes, Comey is a 6’8” tower of integrity, ethics and humility. Except his own book reveals him to be an arrogant, self-absorbed member of Washington’s swamp who is now happily peddling a petty, salacious book to make money and feed his self-absorption. Also, to slam a man he hates — the President of the United States.
But the media only has googley eyes for Comey and the Trump hatred and buries the actual news in the book that explained Comey’s surprising revelation two weeks before the election.
Rod Thomson is an author, TV talking head and former journalist, and is Founder of The Revolutionary Act. Rod is co-host of Right Talk America With Julio and Rod on the Salem Radio Network.
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