Do you ever just wish that you had that on video? You ever just sit back in the first moments after something eventful happens, just then realizing it was eventful, and wishing you had recorded it? It sure would be nice if someone wrote this down – oh wait, they did. In a recent story, James Comey was cited making some rather questionable claims about his future plans if the President gets re-elected.
Yes, that James Comey, former Director of the FBI. Oh yeah, now you remember. That whole Russia collusion scandal that went the wrong way for the Dems. The first of many to follow, Salem-like, witch-hunt trials that would always seem to either die or kill another Democrats political career.
Speaking of careers and dying, Mr. Comer has some issues resurfacing from that Russia Collusion probe, but first things first. People are prone to say silly things, then there are things people say that you really just don’t want to forget. Our aforementioned story didn’t miss it and let’s hope in a little more than a year from now, we don’t forget it.
The conversation ensued at a political convention recently in Nashville where Comey was having a discussion about the Nation’s leadership. According to the story, he said “our leaders must reflect the glue that holds us together. They can’t be people who lie all the time. They just can’t. And I hope people see that’s true whether they are Republicans or Democrats.”
It was at this point that the former FBI Director was simply asked, regarding President Trump as our story reports, “What if he wins again? Will you still believe that?”
His response? “I will be, from my new home in New Zeland, I will still believe in America.”
Goodbye… oh, wait – not so fast. There are a few questions that some government officials need to ask you before you go. And I wouldn’t pack your bags just yet, but not because President Trump isn’t going to win. No, this is about the small matter of Russia, elections, and those witch hunts that were mentioned earlier.
The story, in addition to quoting Mr. Comey’s plans to leave the country if Trump wins again, also revealed some looming problems for the former director. According to our story, “… Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that Comey improperly released FBI information in order to help launch the Mueller investigation of the 2016 presidential election.”
You can go ahead and read that again if you need to, but there is more, much more. This report also is going to be on the heels of another report suggesting abuse of power such as improper use of FISA warrants. Perhaps Mr. Comey is thinking about leaving the country for more reasons than his disapproval of Trump? It may be, in fact, that he may not be able to leave at all.
Of course, with the President in a second term, we all are rather certain that an investigation would be followed up by proceedings fully endorsed by the President. All of that is still fire and smoke, however, and we won’t know facts and firm information until the fire is put out. What we do know is that Mr. Comey sounds like he may not plan on sticking around to watch it all burn.
Mr. Comey isn’t the first person to say “if so-and-so gets elected I’m leaving…,” but he may have more motive than most! So now Mr. Comey, we are going to need a forwarding address – New Zealand you said?
How ironic is it that the man who said, “our leaders must reflect the glue that holds us together,” in the same breath said if Trump wins I’m leaving? Maybe ironic isn’t the right word, but here is a word that may work… “Goodbye.”
The only question about his trip should be the destination, and that may have nothing to do with Donald Trump getting re-elected. We know it’s written down now, so let’s just hope we don’t forget to remind him, and that he’ll be allowed to accept letters at his new residence.