James Comey and the march of the 'small people'
With the news of Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's untimely exit, fired FBI Director James Comey has jumped in with a tweet defending the man against those who got rid of him:
Special Agent Andrew McCabe stood tall over the last 8 months, when small people were trying to tear down an institution we all depend on. He served with distinction for two decades. I wish Andy well. I also wish continued strength for the rest of the FBI. America needs you.— James Comey (@Comey) January 30, 2018
Small people? Like little marching gnomes? Like the 'little people' of Leona Helmsley's imagination? Like those of us who obey laws?
Trying to "tear down" an institution he himself corrupted?
Here's what FBI corruption is, as Sharyl Attkisson just tweeted:
Prior to any FBI interview w/@realDonaldTrump, has FBI authored an exoneration memo, promised immunity to his top associates & agreed not to record the interview? If not, it implies: 1. Hillary probe wasn't done according to norm or 2. Trump is being treated differently.Thoughts?— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) January 30, 2018
The list is far longer than that, but the flavor is clear.
What's vivid here is that Comey is back to his old arrogant, priggish, high-nosed, and slightly weird self. Retirement hasn't changed him a bit. Anyone questioning him or demanding accountability for the weaponization of the FBI into a leftwing partisan instrument redolent of the KGB or a security organ of some tinpot dictatorship in one of the world's s-holes, is "small people." Comey and his cronies, on the other hand, are "big people."
The swamp thing has spoken.
It's definitely the same attitude of the man who upon his firing - thought it couldn't possibly be true. He was once dubbed, after all, the "most powerful person in Washington" and apparently he believed it.
Ultimately, he was about the arrogance of power. His minions leaked one swamp-thing claim after another against Trump, while his Democratc Party allies in Congress brayed that Trump was in bed with the Russians. He let Hillary Clinton off the hook on open-and-shut classified information mishandling, calculating that Clinton would be elected president and his best move would be to suck up to her. He made a lot of misstatements, not just the one that got him fired, but others, too. I was struck by his claim that he had never heard of Gazprom. Within weeks of that one, news came out that Comey's FBI was investigating Carter Page, a Trump ally -- who was afffiliated with Gazprom. Then he said that Hillary's aide forwarded hundreds of emails to her pervy husband Anthony Weiner's sex-obsessed account.
Would a president worth his salt want someone like this running the nation's most important law-enforcement agency? Could any president trust him? Hardly. Then it could only take a strong leader who could fire him. Trump showed that strength, even as Comey laughed in his face, extremely impressively.
McCabe told Priebus a big NYT story alleging treasonous collusion was false.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 29, 2018
Priebus asked if he could make that public.
McCabe then leaked that Priebus was interfering with the FBI.https://t.co/j3BKnWMUid
If @Comey wasn't part of the "small group" of FBI insiders (Comey, McCabe, Priestap, Baker, Anderson, Page, Strzok, Kortan, Bowditch, Steinbach etc), this messaging might make sense. But he was, so it doesn't....— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) January 30, 2018
I believe Comey is pathological at this point. https://t.co/vXF8xb2Cdu
Yep. Standing tall. A real credit to the agency... pic.twitter.com/tCgmYpZmP7— Vince Gottalotta (@VinceGottalotta) January 30, 2018
Keep calm but stay vigilant, the rats are scurrying. FF definitely a possibility! Together we stand. Never give in. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸#sotu #qanon #GreatAwakening #Comey #ReleaseThe Memo #mccabe #TuesdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/4vzdJohn1I— Qanon Patriot🇺🇸 (@TrueCOPatriot) January 30, 2018
and my favorite: