Elder Patriot’s Opinion| Corrupt former FBI director James Comey has become unhinged over the two men now stating their determination to hold former Obama administration officials accountable for the bogus collusion investigation that cost Donald Trump the first two years of his presidency.
Those men are President Donald Trump and his his Attorney General William Barr.
While Comey was almost assuredly working on orders from those around and above him (the Obama White House) he realizes he is at the nexus of two corrupt investigations.
Comey also knows that because of how great the stakes are for the hierarchy of the Democratic Party, whatever can be laid off on him will be done so if that will save those under whose direction the former director was working.
Barr has made clear his intentions to determine the predicates for why Comey opened investigations into two presidential campaigns and whether any laws were broken in the process.
In an op-ed that appeared in The Hill, Kevin R. Brock, who is former assistant director of intelligence for the FBI and was an FBI special agent for 24 years and principal deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) wrote.
In light of this, – Barr’s defiant determination to conduct proper investigations – the fired former FBI director apparently has decided that photos of him on Twitter standing amid tall trees and in the middle of empty country roads, acting all metaphysical, is no longer a sufficient strategy.
So many questions. pic.twitter.com/66KaR52Kk8
— James Comey (@Comey) March 24, 2019
No, Comey has realized, probably too late, that he has to try to counter, more directly, the narrative being set by the unsparing attorney general whose words in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week landed in the Trump-opposition world like holy water on Linda Blair. Shrieking heads haven’t stopped spinning since.
And so we’ve seen Comey get real busy lately. First he penned a curious op-ed in The New York Times. Then a Times reporter, with whom Comey has cooperated in the past, wrote a news article exposing an early, controversial investigative technique against the Trump campaign in an attempt to get out front and excuse it. Next, Comey is scheduled to be encouraged on a friendly cable news “town hall.”
In the op-ed, Comey trotted out his now-familiar St. James schtick, freely pronouncing on the morality of others. He sees himself as a kind of Pontiff-of-the-Potomac working his beads, but comes across more like an unraveling Captain Queeg working his ball bearings.
Comey adjudged the president as “amoral.” He declared the attorney general to be “formidable” but “lacking inner strength” unlike — the inference is clear — Comey himself. A strategy of insulting the executioner right before he swings his ax is an odd one but, then, Comey has a long record of odd decisions and questionable judgment.
“Amoral leaders [referring to the president] have a way of revealing the character of those around them,” wrote Comey without a hint of irony or self-awareness. Those whom the former FBI director assembled around him probably rue the day they ever met the man. Most are now fired or disgraced for appalling behaviors that Comey found easy to manipulate to advance his decisions.
Then, just to make sure his op-ed was odd-salted to the max, Comey mused that the president “eats your soul in small bites.” OK, let’s step back for a moment: James Comey appears to be in trouble. His strange, desperate statements and behaviors betray his nervousness and apprehension. In a way, it’s hard to watch.
Mr. Brock tells us, Comey is attempting to get out in front of this and craft the narrative to his benefit. Comey should have thought about this eventuality before he bet on Hillary Clinton’s election.
In a second opinion piece that appears in American Greatness, this one by Victor Davis Hanson, Hanson lays out what awaits Comey:
Attorney General William Barr is soon to receive a number of criminal referrals from Congress, inspectors general, and perhaps other prosecutors. He won’t allow collusion hysteria to cause him to recuse himself in the manner in which Jeff Sessions sidelined himself and elevated Rod Rosenstein.
In anticipation of that bleak reality, Comey seems to be prepping his own defense by a transparent preemptive attack on the very official who may soon calibrate Comey’s own legal exposure. Comey should at least offer a disclaimer that the federal prosecutor he is now attacking may soon be adjudicating his own future—if for no other reason than to prevent a naïf from assuming that Comey’s gambit of attacking Barr is deliberately designed to suggest later on that prosecutor Barr harbored a prejudicial dislike of likely defendant Comey.
How ironic that Comey who used to lecture the nation on “obstruction” and the impropriety of Trump’s editorializing about the Mueller prosecutorial team, is now attacking—or perhaps “obstructing”—the Attorney General before he has even issued a single indictment.
— Tory Boston (@concreteczar) April 10, 2019
You will look good in an extra tall orange jumper when you get sentenced to a federal prison – no trees in the exercise yard, so take a looooooog look now.
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) March 24, 2019
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 24, 2019