When my father died, my mother turned him and their relationship into something wonderful I didn’t recognize. That was my first experience with how we alter our belief and even our memories to fit a narrative that feels comfortable.
James Comey’s actions have a DIRECT relationship to why we have President Trump and not President Clinton. But many Liberals seems to have forgotten this. Just like my mother forgot that her marriage was on the rocks when my father died.
Trump obviously did not fire him for that reason. He probably fired him because Comey was investigating him and said things like “It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election,”
Apparently Trump harped on that comment quite a bit before blundering into this predictably stupid decision. But he thought he was cleverly pulling it off by listing Comey’s most obvious problem.
Of course he’s an idiot so he blew the slimmest chance he had of pulling that off. Obama didn’t fire Comey because he KNEW the shit show that would happen. Smallhands Trump didn’t see it coming.
Here’s the thing. Liberals have suddenly become Comey advocates. Because Trump fired him. NO.
Let’s keep focused. Comey acted inappropriately in his handling of the Clinton email investigation. He should NOT have announced it or managed it that way. It wasn’t his place. It was probably the Attorney General’s place if any.
Comey is not a clean angel being thrown out without a stain on his character.
The wrong that happened is Trump fired the person leading an investigation into him. It deeply impacts the investigation’s ability to keep a clean search for evidence. It influences the investigation. It’s an abuse of power. It’s an indicator of corrupt government.
Trump had a legal way to fire him. But he had NO moral or ethical way to fire him. And then capped it by managing the act itself without any honor or dignity.
178 Former US Attorneys sent a letter to the DOJ requesting an independent investigator because they have issues with context, not the legality of the act. Not because Comey is a saint we should all stand behind.
The key is not that Comey is a wounded puppy. He is ultimately the cause of his own demise. He helped put an unqualified dirty racist man in the oval office. Not really upset about Comey. Let Comey lick his wounds and move on.