James Comey has managed to do something I would have thought to be nearly impossible. He has brought all sides together on his tenure at the FBI.
Everyone – and I do mean everyone – is calling him a liar. They’re accusing him of lying to the media and readers of his book about the events leading to his firing, and they’re accusing him of lying about those events.
The latest is andrew mccabe, the fired, disgraced former Deputy Director.
From Kelly Cohen’s article at washingtonexaminer.com:
“Comey has relied on the accuracy and the soundness of the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) conclusions in their report on Mr. McCabe. In fact, the report fails to adequately address the evidence (including sworn testimony) and documents that prove that Mr. McCabe advised Director Comey repeatedly that he was working with the Wall Street Journal on the stories in question prior to publication,” said Michael Bromwich, counsel for McCabe.
In an appearance on ABC’s “The View” earlier Wednesday, Comey said he ordered the probe that eventually led to McCabe’s firing, and believes McCabe lied about his conversations with the media.
Another one to add to the list – which includes just about everyone from both the Trump and Clinton campaigns.
When I agree with someone, I occasionally joke by saying “Great minds think alike. Well, so do idiots, I suppose, but we won’t think about that”.
Comey has commented that if everyone, on both sides, is coming down on him, he must be saying something worthwhile.
Actually, it could also mean he is so full of excrement that neither side should consider what he’s saying worthwhile.
My money is on option #2.