Opinion Comey book filled with unproven attacks on Trump, lofty praise for himself

18:14  13 april  2018
18:14  13 april  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Comey in new book: 'I’m sorry' I couldn't better explain decision on Clinton probe

  Comey in new book: 'I’m sorry' I couldn't better explain decision on Clinton probe Former FBI Director James Comey offers an apology in his forthcoming book for not providing a better explanation of his decision to announce that he had reopened the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server just days before the 2016 election."I have read she has felt anger toward me personally, and I'm sorry for that," Comey writes of Clinton, "I have read she has felt anger toward me personally, and I'm sorry for that," Comey writes of Clinton, according to ABC News. "I'm sorry that I couldn't do a better job explaining to her and her supporters why I made the decisions I made.

Dec 16, 2013 And it's not just a few tin-foil hat authors publishing books that have noted the dramatic uptick in the use of tactical force by police. He accused Democrats of having a selective memory for attacking Comey previously, but showing anger at Trump 's decision to fire him.

“Because instead, they went around the table taking turns thanking and praising him.” “He just can’t help himself ,” Meyers said. “He’s like a husband who denies cheating on his wife but Pushing back against the accusation that he asked Comey for a loyalty pledge, Trump said, “Who would do that?”

Former FBI Director James B. Comey. Don Ryan/AP © Don Ryan/AP Former FBI Director James B. Comey. Don Ryan/AP Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

Fired FBI Director James Comey’s new “tell all” book is a dream come true for President Donald Trump’s opponents and a hatchet job on the president.

It’s important for every fair-minded person to remember that just because Comey makes a charge, he is not speaking gospel truth – despite his inflated sense of virtue and self-importance.

Just about anyone who’s ever been fired fancies “getting even” with the boss. Comey’s new book does that in spades, according to excerpts leaked to the media Thursday. In the process, it lowers the reputation of both the FBI and Comey, undermines the presidency and hurts the nation.

GOP unveils mock cover of Comey book with ‘ego’ attack

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Mueller himself is a Republican. By Sunday afternoon, Trump had left the confines of the White House to visit his golf course in Virginia. The president also continued his attacks on Comey , who is set to release a book soon.

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The book is seething with disdain and insults for a man the American people elected to lead our nation. Comey openly vilifies President Trump, throwing forth every insinuation and slur you can think of, even descending into petty criticism of the president’s tan, length of his ties and height.

On top of this, Comey repeats unproven salacious allegations about President Trump’s sex life – a surefire way to increase book sales.

All the while, Comey feverishly feeds the “resistance” beast. 

By contrast, Comey paints himself as the noble and heroic public servant – a veritable Superman, fighting the superhero’s “never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.” One thing you can say for Comey – he has a healthy sense of self-esteem.

White House dismisses Comey as 'disgraced partisan hack'

  White House dismisses Comey as 'disgraced partisan hack' The White House's top spokeswoman blasted former FBI Director James Comey as a "disgraced partisan hack" on Friday as the administration seeks to discredit allegations he's made in a new book."This is nothing more than a poorly executed PR stunt by Comey to desperately rehabilitate his tattered reputation and enrich his own bank account by peddling a book that belongs in the bargain bin of the fiction section," press secretary Sarah Huc"This is nothing more than a poorly executed PR stunt by Comey to desperately rehabilitate his tattered reputation and enrich his own bank account by peddling a book that belongs in the bargain bin of the fiction section," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told repo

We know from testimony provided from Comey himself that he set up a mechanism to leak documents to friends (and Comey claims, a lawyer) so they would leak documents to Consider: Within the next few days, probably hours, President Trump will attack Syria in retaliation for a poison gas attack .

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Let’s be honest: Comey wrote this book to retaliate against President Trump for firing him, make a huge amount of money, and establish himself as an American icon. Sadly, it appears he may succeed on all three counts, as he styles himself entirely above reproach and holier than thou.

While Comey’s book is titled “A Higher Loyalty,” the volume is fundamentally an act of disloyalty. Yes, senior officials write books after presidents leave office. But doing so while a president is serving does a deliberate disservice to the president and nation. Comey clearly does not to care.

Any president – whether Republican or Democrat – expects top government officials to provide him with judgment, integrity, competence and discretion. Advice is provided in confidence and dialogue is assumed to be private, unless otherwise stated. Government cannot function without that essential understanding.

Trump: McCabe 'totally controlled' by Comey

  Trump: McCabe 'totally controlled' by Comey President Trump blasted former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Friday as a liar who was "totally controlled by [former FBI Director James] Comey," following the release of a watchdog report that got McCabe fired.The Justice Department's inspector general concluded in a newly released report that McCabe had acted to further his own interests by leaking information about the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The report also found that McCabe lied to Comey about who leaked information to the press."DOJ just issued the McCabe report - which is a total disaster.

Comey indicted himself , Lynch, and the entire MSM t.co/kLhTemPgRd — Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 8, 2017 by Mark Angelides Emmanuel Macron has received almost nothing but praise since his election win; the MSM drools over his Globalist stance and anti- Trump antics.

Deputy to special counsel Robert Mueller, emailed praise to an Obama-holdover Justice Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating alleged but unproven collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russians, but his Comey 's original remarks had said Clinton was 'grossly negligent,' a

If the president doubts any of those attributes – as President Trump had good reason to do with Comey – he has every right to fire an official under Article II of the U.S. Constitution.

That is what happened. The president lost confidence in Comey, the FBI director did not want to accept this fact, and for reasons not hard to understand he was fired.

Comey’s book has one last purpose. It is a thinly disguised attempt to pre-empt further investigation into his own questionable actions, including the indefensible hobbling of a major investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her email scandal.

The investigation – and Comey’s judgment – were thrown into question numerous times, before, during and after he chose to exonerate Clinton.

To this day, more questions remain unanswered than have been answered about the Clinton probe, many of them nagging and constitutional in nature.

On top of this, add Comey’s odd preoccupation – twisted into a virtue for his book – of linking Donald Trump to Russia. Objective evidence was scant when Comey launched what has now turned into a seemingly never-ending fishing expedition, looking for evidence of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Comey: Trump 'treats women like they're pieces of meat'

  Comey: Trump 'treats women like they're pieces of meat' Former FBI Director James Comey said in an interview with ABC Sunday night that President Trump treated women like "meat" and is morally unfit to be president. Comey blasted the president during his first television interview since he was fired last May, describing him as a serial liar and a "stain" on everyone who worked for him. "I think he's morally unfit to be president," Comey told ABC's George Stephanopoulous."A personComey blasted the president during his first television interview since he was fired last May, describing him as a serial liar and a "stain" on everyone who worked for him.

President Donald Trump repeated his attacks on author Michael Wolff and ‘sloppy’ Steve Bannon with a late-night tweet on Friday. Elizabeth Warren, a liberal Democrat, 'Pocahontas,' a dig at her unproven claim to have American Indian ancestry.

“It’s rather heartening that Judge Boasberg has chosen to review the Comey memoranda himself , instead of just relying upon the descriptions in the agency affidavits. Supporters rally behind Melania Trump after ‘disgusting attack ’ from Jimmy Kimmel.

Beyond prematurely exonerating Clinton from serious charges, Comey made an embarrassing beeline for Trump, assuming the worst, bending established rules, and offering half-truths to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court for a warrant to surveil a Trump campaign aide.

The audacity of this all must impress even the ghost of long-time FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, whose offenses were many but never extended to seeking to prematurely unseat a potential president.

Members of Comey’s FBI team, including those intimately involved in premature shutdown of the Clinton investigation, fretted over Trump’s surprising election victory. Their own communications – overtly seeking an “insurance policy” against a Trump victory and showing contempt for the man who is now our president – were discovered only through persistent congressional oversight.

At best, Comey’s leadership of the FBI was self-absorbed and lax. Oversight of FBI agents and lawyers was utterly missing. On his watch as the top dog, senior FBI officials went rogue. That was, as chain of command goes, his fault.

Now Comey styles himself a national hero, a status that he never had – but seems to have assumed for himself.

In all this, I see only sadness, ego and a fall from grace. Comey’s book is just another passing stab at vain glory – common currency in today’s Washington, unlike past years when the nation’s capital prided itself on getting things done, respecting electoral outcomes and decency.

Today, books sell if they fan the flames of disunion and division, coddle popular prejudices and take aim at the president. Comey’s does all that, very well.

My sadness is only deeper because, in an earlier day, Comey was a man I recall sitting with in the National Security Council back when he was a deputy attorney general, more soft-spoken, not so impressed by himself.

I do not know where that man went, but perhaps when and if we ever see him again we will rediscover a bit of ourselves.

As for the book – with deference to judgment, integrity, competence and discretion – I suggest readers skip it.

Robert Charles is a former assistant secretary of state for President George W. Bush, former naval intelligence officer and litigator. He also served in the Reagan administration.

Trump complains Comey can ‘leak and lie’ while Flynn was ‘totally destroyed’ .
President Trump on Friday morning complained that the success of "Shadey James Comey's" new book is not "really the way life in America is supposed to work." Trump said in comparison to the former FBI director, former national security adviser Michael Flynn's life was "totally destroyed," implying that both men leaked and lied and only one has gotten away with it."So General Michael Flynn's life can be totally destroyed while Shad ey James Comey can Leak and Lie and make lots of money from a third rate book (that should never have been written)," he tweeted.

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