Comey’s book tour is a colossal mistake

Comey’s book tour is a colossal mistake
James Comey (Image: YouTube screen grab via CBS News)

[Ed. – For me, it’s sad to think so many people in the FBI were apparently buying into Comey’s cultivated persona.  It’s just kind of thought-provoking that he had so many fans among the rank and file — when it’s evidently been so hard all along to get a simple declarative sentence out of him, on any disprovable proposition.  What does that say about the stupor our society has been in for the last 25 years or so?]

Announcements of scheduled appearances for the widely anticipated $850-to-attend book tour by fired FBI Director James Comey foreshadow a much-ballyhooed return to the public square. Media outlets eagerly booked the former director, and his opus, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” briefly jumped to No. 1 on Amazon’s best-seller list.

But should Comey — a central witness in special counsel Robert Mueller probe — be making public his version of events which will certainly differ significantly with what President Trump, the central target in the special prosecutor’s probe, has repeatedly stated?

Comey … enjoyed a cult of personality that resulted in numerous FBI professional support employees — even some agents — donning “Comey is my Homie” T-shirts after his humiliating firing by Trump last May. The tears shed following his public scourging were real. …

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Yet, recent revelations of his questionable decisionmaking and lack of courage in failing to stand up to Loretta Lynch, Obama’s politicized attorney general, and the current president, have changed the views of many of us who carry (or once carried) the shield and credentials of FBI special agents.

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