Friday, April 13, 2018

Comey Is Not Credible, Just Ask Democrats

On Monday, former FBI Director James Comey will begin a book tour to promote his memoir, "A Higher Loyalty." To counter his media blitz, the RNC has set up a website to remind the American people of James Comey's long history of misstatements and misconduct.
James Comey's performance as FBI Director was strongly criticized by officials on both sides of the aisle. His long and well-documented history of misstatements and misconduct politicized the FBI and called into question the credibility of our nation's leading federal law enforcement agency.
Now that James Comey is painting himself as a martyr and launching petty personal attacks at President Trump, Democrats have conveniently forgotten that many of them once publicly called for his resignation.
Inevitably, Democrats will flock to the airwaves to support James Comey's publicity tour, taking any opportunity possible to bash President Trump on air. But they should be forced to explain why they take that position now after saying in 2016 and 2017 Comey had damaged the institution of law enforcement and lost all credibility.
As a reminder...
Nancy Pelosi suggested that Comey was “not in the right job.”
Bernie Sanders said, “It would not be a bad thing for the American people if [Comey] did step down.”
Chuck Schumer said, “I do not have confidence in [Comey] any longer.”
Maxine Waters said Comey “has no credibility” and deserved to be fired.
It is also clear that James Comey's book tour is nothing but a thinly veiled excuse for grandstanding, making money, and seeking retaliation as a disgruntled former employee.
There is widespread agreement of that on both sides of the aisle and among members of the media.
Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace called the book a "political foodfight."
FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver said Comey's behavior was "not particularly honorable."
Former Obama Adviser David Axelrod noted that Comey will while Comey will "make a mint," the book will "just contribute to the circus atmosphere."
And as CNN's Jamie Gangel reported, even FBI officials have expressed their distaste, noting that the book "crosses the line of professionalism."
James Comey does have a higher loyalty... to himself. And he isn't fooling anyone otherwise.
Rep. Paul Gosar: Comey Is A 'Disgraced Former Official Working In The Pursuit Of Retaliation Instead Of Justice.' "Over the past year, Comey not only undermined the important work being done by the FBI, he also put Democrats’ hypocrisy in full view. The same Democrats who once highlighted Comey’s lack of credibility came to embrace him as soon as he began attacking President Trump. As Comey prepares for his upcoming book tour, Americans know that his attempts to smear President Trump and the administration are nothing more than a disgraced former official working in the pursuit of retaliation instead of justice." (Rep. Paul Gosar, "James Comey's History Of Misconduct," The Hill, 4/12/18)
Chris Wallace: I'm Surprised At 'How Bitchy' Comey's Book Is. “'What strikes me, is how little new there is in the book,' Wallace said. 'We get a lot of opinions, unpleasant opinions of the president by James Comey. But in terms of hard facts, people are talking about bombshells, there are none.'" (Joe Concha, "Chris Wallace: I'm Surprised At 'How Bitchy' Comey's Book Is," The Hill, 4/13/18)