Sunday, November 13, 2016

Who is James Comey?

Earth's anthropogenic warming tragedy isn't going anywhere, but, perhaps Mr. Comey is. 

I think he is a closeted evangelical that perfers his career rather than his soulfull identity.

August 14, 2016
By Marcy Wheeler

...Then Deputy (click here) Attorney General Jim Comey sprinted up hospital stairs to arrive “only a matter of minutes” before Alberto Gonzales tried to force a gravely ill Attorney General John Ashcroft to reauthorize domestic wiretapping, the tale describes in cinematic detail. After Gonzales failed, but the president reauthorized his illegal wiretapping program anyway, a number of top DOJ officials threatened to resign. “I couldn’t stay, if the administration was going to engage in conduct that the Department of Justice had said had no legal basis,” Comey explained in 2007 Senate testimony. As a result, President Bush agreed to shut down the domestic collection and data mining of Internet metadata, among several other things.

So it was that men of Justice forced a lawless presidency back within the bounds of law....

He indicted and tried Martha Stewart. He was also appointed by "W" to the justice department under Ashcroft. Sometimes it is best to promote those that are your enemies and leave them to wonder their fate if turning against the very person responsible for their status and wealth. 

By Chris Smith

...Comey (click here) has been savaged by William Safire and lauded by Chuck Schumer; just what kind of Republican is he, anyway? This sets Comey howling again. “I must be doing something right!” he says. “In college, I was left of center, and through a gradual process I found myself more comfortable with a lot of the ideas and approaches the Republicans were using.” He voted for Carter in 1980, but in ’84, “I voted for Reagan—I’d moved from Communist to whatever I am now. I’m not even sure how to characterize myself politically. Maybe at some point, I’ll have to figure it out.”

Or maybe he’s being disingenuous. Because three hours later, Comey gets a phone call from Washington: President George W. Bush is nominating him as the No. 2 man to Attorney General John Ashcroft. On the surface, it’s an odd pairing: Comey—who cites liberal theologian Reinhold Niebuhr as a formative influence, and who can sing along with Good Charlotte pop-punk hits—and Ashcroft, a reactionary born-again Christian who breaks into spirited renditions of biblical hymns. There’s little risk Comey will lose his sense of humor in his new job. It’s only his soul that’s up for grabs....