One man’s opinion.
Former FBI Director James Comey, speaking of the man who fired him, said in his much-anticipated interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that President Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president.”
If there was still any lingering doubt about Comey’s bias against the president of the United States, he removed it on Sunday when Stephanopoulos asked him if Trump’s unfit to be president?
Lost in the mix is who, or what, qualifies a man who may or may not have been fit to serve as FBI director to make such determinations?
“Yes,” Comey answered straight up. “But not in the way — I often hear people talk about it. I don’t buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia. He strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who’s tracking conversations and knows what’s going on.”
“I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president. I think he’s morally unfit to be president,” he added.
This coming from a man who admitted to Congress that he leaked to a reporter the notes of a private meeting with President Trump. A man who ran an agency where top officials were engaged in illicit love affairs and expressed clear bias against the subjects they were tasked with investigating. An agency where his deputy director appeared to leak information to the press — sound familiar Comey? — and then lied about it to his boss, to FBI investigators while under oath and to the Justice Department inspector’s general.
Yet, James Comey is an arbiter of ethical behavior?
According to the transcripts of Sunday’s interview, Comey pointed to what he called Trump’s “moral equivalence in Charlottesville,” how he treats women like “pieces of meat” and “lies constantly about matters big and small” to justify his determination that Trump is morally unfit to be president.
Comey takes the moral high ground to talk about integrity and the rule of law, and said those who say they voted for Trump because they’re getting the right Supreme Court justice or the right regulatory rollback “are kidding themselves.”
“Values matter,” he concluded. “This president does not reflect the values of this country.”
Which leaves one to wonder, where are these values Comey lectures us about when he writes in his shady memoir about his certainty that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election and how that impacted his decision making.
All of which prompted the question of the night, although it was asked by Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and not in the friendly confines of an ABC studio.
“Comey says he did not want to be political, yet so far every decision appears based on the assumption that he expected her to win,” Maccallum tweeted. “Why was that assumption a factor in anything?”
Comey says he did not want to be political, yet so far every decision appears based on the assumption that he expected her to win. Why was that assumption a factor in anything?
— Martha MacCallum (@marthamaccallum) April 16, 2018
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