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Ten reasons James Comey and A Higher Loyalty are an oxymoron

Written By | Apr 16, 2018

WASHINGTON: After a weekend of avoiding the subject of James Comey and his book A Higher Loyalty, comes the realization that the Author and Title are an oxymoron to make George Carlin proud. Therefore, the top ten reasons for ignoring the former FBI director, his book and his interview with George Stephanopoulos (that ranked lower than the Country Music Awards) are:

10: Even the Democrats don’t like him

November 2016 – CNN Interview: “House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that FBI Director James Comey is perhaps “not in the right job” given how he has handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use.”

November 2016: – “I do not have confidence in [Comey] any longer.” – Chuck Schumer

January 2017: “I think that Comey acted in an outrageous way during the campaign,” he said. “No one can say that this was decisive and this was what elected [Donald] Trump, but clearly his behavior during the campaign in terms of what he said in the week or two before the election was unacceptable.” – Bernie Sanders

October 2016: Hillary Clinton said he bowed to partisan pressure

9. Comey is not the “Last Boy Scout” he pretends to be.

The oath he fails to uphold is:

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

This ain’t no game Flash (The Last Boy Scout)


7. His book, A Higher Loyalty, portrays himself as a hero.

I know Superman, and Jim Comey is no Superman. Particularly when it comes to protecting America’s elections.

Says Matthew Miller, a top Justice Department spokesperson in the Obama administration:

“He wanted to position himself as the hero,” Miller told me, “the man of integrity who was going to tell the American people how it is — the last virgin in town.”

In James Comey’s words:

“It is entirely possible that, because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in all polls,” he writes. “But I don’t know.”

6. A disillusioned James Comey thinks he is a truth teller that will bring Democrats and Republicans together.

Enough said.

5.  Allowing A.G. Loretta Lynch to cover up the Clinton scandals.

4. There was no obstruction by Candidate or President Trump, yet he continues to obfuscate the truth:

Former FBI Director James Comey has already confirmed multiple times under oath that neither President Trump nor his staff asked him to stop the Russia investigation.

SEN. RICHARD BURR: Director Comey, did the president at any time ask you to stop the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. elections?

DIR. COMEY: Not to my understanding, no.

SEN. BURR: Did any individual working for this administration, including the Justice Department, ask you to stop the Russia investigation?


3. Like Hillary Clinton, he keeps whining about losing.

Despite the fact that Rod Rosenstein recommended his firing, he keeps blaming President Trump. However, Comey in a move of throw it against the wall and see what sticks (to the media narrative) told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that Rosenstein wasn’t right to release that narrative before President Donald Trump fired him.

“The deputy attorney general, in my view, had acted dishonorably by putting out this pretext about why I was fired,” Comey said Sunday.

Rod Rosenstein unequivocally called for James Comey’s removal in his May 9, 2017 letter:

“Almost everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives. The way (Comey) handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong,” Rosenstein wrote. “As a result, the FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them.”

And then there is this:

“The director was wrong to usurp the Attorney General’s authority on July 5, 2016, and announce his conclusion that the case should be closed without prosecution. It is not the function of the Director to make such an announcement. At most, the Director should have said the FBI had completed its investigation and presented its findings to federal prosecutors. The Director now defends his decision by asserting that he believed Attorney General Loretta Lynch had a conflict. But the FBI Director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assume command of the Justice Department. There is a well-established process for other officials to step in when a conflict requires the recusal of the Attorney General. On July 5, however, the Director announced his own conclusions about the nation’s most sensitive criminal investigation, without the authorization of duly appointed Justice Department leaders.

2. James Comey allowed Hillary Clinton to be better than the rest of America

But his largest sin is clearing Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing. Not in what he said, but what he did not say. Comey ignored Huma Abedin putting classified information into her husband Anthony Weiner’s hands. He did not demand that Clinton turn over her server, phones, ipads used to share classified information.

In addition, Comey did not question Clinton’s use of the hard drive erasing Bleach-Bit.

Do you think she is laughing at him now?

Or how she used the Clinton Foundation as her personal slush fund.

Comey felt that it was vital to “update” Congress and the media. But not take action on the emails on Anthony Weiner’s computer. Or feel it was necessary to correct his opinion on how Clinton had mishandled classified material. Thus, basically closing the book on future investigations.

Nonetheless, Comey now feels no responsibility to correct his own mistakes.

1. James Comey’s disingenuous calls for ‘ethical leadership’ in A Higher Loyalty

We know Jim Comey has lied, obscured the truth, written memos to exonerate Clinton before the investigation began, has had a bug up his posterior over President Trump. He has maintained a position of being oblivious to the highly partisan, media-driven narratives to which he has so greatly contributed. Comey has, and continues to harm the United States of America by protecting the Obama Administration, including Hillary Clinton, whose election to President would have allowed him and the liberal cabal to continue to protect the high crimes and misdemeanors.

In conclusion, Jim Comey appears to be one of the most unethical people in the D.C. swamp. And that says a lot.

Jacquie Kubin

Jacquie Kubin

Jacquie Kubin is an award-winning writer and wanderer. She turns her thoughts to an eclectic mix of stories - from politics to sports. Restless by nature and anxious to experience new things, both in the real world and online, Jacquie mostly shares travel and culinary highlights, introduces readers to the chefs and creative people she meets and shares the tips, life and travel information people want to read.