Tag Archives: James Comey


Comey: Whitaker Concerned About How History Will See Him

“He may not be the sharpest knife in our drawer, but he can see his future and knows that if he acted in an extralegal way, he would go down in history for the wrong reasons. I’m sure he doesn’t want that.”

— Former FBI Director James Comey, in a WGBH interview, on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Poetic Justice

Thorough Bureau Cleanse

Agents who text should fight the urge,
Or they’ll join the unemployment surge.
First it was Comey,
Then McCabe, his crony,
And with Strzok, so ends Trump’s FBI purge.


Most Americans Believe Comey Over Trump

54% to 35%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds more Americans believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Trump, 54% to 35%. Believing President Trump more than Comey are Republicans 76% to 13%, white men 47% to 39% and white voters with no college degree, 47% to 40%. Every other party, gender, education, age and racial group backs Comey. Also interesting: Voters say Trump should not fire special counsel Robert Mueller by a 74% to 13% margin, including 59% to 25% among Republicans.


Comey’s Not a Republican Anymore

“The Republican Party has left me and many others. I just think they’ve lost their way and I can’t be associated with it.”

— James Comey, telling ABC News that he no longer considers himself a Republican.

Poetic Justice

Vlad the Comedian

We think we know why Putin always seems to be smilin’—
He uses sarcasm and humor on Trump to beguile him.
And his latest jest
Is surely one of his best —
He’s offering Jim Comey political asylum!


More Trust Comey Than Trump

45% to 32%

“Voters have greater faith in former FBI Director James Comey to tell the truth than in President Donald Trump, who has disputed the veracity of Comey’s sworn testimony before a Senate committee last week. A new Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted in the days following Comey’s appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 45% of voters said they trust Comey more to tell the truth, compared to 32% for Trump. Twenty-three percent have no opinion.”


Trump’s First Tweet in 48 Hours

“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!”

— President Trump, on Twitter.


White House Provided Oversight, Distractions for Trump During Comey Testimony


New York Times: “In all, Mr. Trump watched only about 45 minutes of Mr. Comey’s testimony, the people close to the president said. Much of that time was spent under the eye of his take-charge personal lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, one of the cabinet members he trusts most. This was by design, with the president’s tacit consent. His aides packed the day with meetings and speechwriting session.”


In Comey Trump Created a Smart, Fearless Enemy

“He accused the president and his top aides of lying. He suggested that the president wanted special treatment in exchange for loyalty. He said he thinks he lost his job because of how he handled the Russia investigation. … James Comey served notice that if President Donald Trump operates like a bully, there are powerful people who know how to punch back. The ex-FBI director’s powerful, riveting testimony — delivered under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee — overflowed with headlines and revelations that will resonate for months or longer. … Among the big takeaways: In Comey, Trump has made an enemy who knows the levers of Washington power and has already put in motion forces that are beyond the president’s ability to control.”

Rick Klein


‘Lordy I Hope There Are Tapes’

“Lordy, I hope there are tapes” of Trump talks.

— Former FBI Director James Comey, answering questions from Senate Intelligence Committee Member Dianne Feinstein on his hopes that here are tapes of his Oval Office conversations with President Donald Trump, reports Bloomberg.