A Not So Secret Secret Agent Man

 

Let’s sit down, have some hot chocolate … and talk about me!

So … the first excerpts of the book are out! Oh my! Let’s dig into this … with the same “Fire and Fury” that we gave to Michael Wolff’s “explosive” (snicker) book that will expose and finally finish once and for all this corrupt Administration of this horrible man who somehow a bunch of ignorant hillbillies, racists, and homophobic bigots elected as our President. Off with his head!

Oh … wait …..

Jim Geraghty, no fan of the President by any means, writes a very compelling article at National Review today about the upcoming … James Comey Book Tour! The initial excerpt has plenty to wet your whistle to read further:

The good folks at the Republican National Committee awaken and realize that perhaps former FBI agents make more compelling critics of James Comey than, say, Maxine Waters.

Yesterday afternoon brought the first excerpts of James Comey’s new book, A Higher Loyalty, and we were expected to run around in panicked excitement at the revelation that Comey thought President Trump’s hands were “smaller than mine, but not unusually so.”

It’s fascinating how little the public discussion about Comey touches on the job he did at the FBI beyond the investigations of the two presidential candidates. Generally, Comey’s record at the bureau is praised, but it had its problems. He gave inaccurate testimony before Congress. We all witnessed the number of times the FBI had a terror suspect on a “watch list” but didn’t do anything until it was too late. The FBI employed a translator who went on to marry an ISIS terrorist. Any Comey critic could have objected to sending $1.3 million to an unspecified third party in exchange for software to hack into the phone of the San Bernardino terrorist.

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  1. J.D. Snapp Coolidge
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    @JulieSnapp

    The James Comey Book Tour? That’s hilarious!

    • #1
  2. PHenry Member
    PHenry
    @PHenry

    I have only heard reports on some content in the book, but apparently he tells two stories about his interactions with the presidents Obama and Trump. 

    With Obama, he describes how he cried, hugged, and was very impressed by all that was Obama. 

    With Trump, from the first meeting he was afraid to be alone with him, and considered him similar to Mob bosses he had been involved with prosecuting. 

    Does anyone else think that says more about Comey than it does Obama or Trump, and is a blatant admission of his political bias? Is it possible for someone who admits the above instincts to act in a way that isn’t colored by that bias?  

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  3. Columbo Member
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    @Columbo

    PHenry (View Comment):

    I have only heard reports on some content in the book, but apparently he tells two stories about his interactions with the presidents Obama and Trump.

    With Obama, he describes how he cried, hugged, and was very impressed by all that was Obama.

    With Trump, from the first meeting he was afraid to be alone with him, and considered him similar to Mob bosses he had been involved with prosecuting.

    Does anyone else think that says more about Comey than it does Obama or Trump, and is a blatant admission of his political bias? Is it possible for someone who admits the above instincts to act in a way that isn’t colored by that bias?

    It says everything about Comey, not Trump. He must have seen the same creased pant leg that Brooks did.

    And Mob Boss?! 

    This same guy watched the Clinton’s for decades! Give me a break! He hates Trump because of his own guilt.

    • #3
  4. PHenry Member
    PHenry
    @PHenry

    Columbo (View Comment):
    This same guy watched the Clinton’s for decades!

    My first though when I heard the comment! 

    • #4
  5. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    It’s crystal clear that Comey never took the time to watch Hillary’s America ….

     

    • #5
  6. PHenry Member
    PHenry
    @PHenry

    There is another excerpt I heard reported where he defended his reopening of the Hillary email investigation.  He said that he felt it was the right thing because he was sure she would win and he didn’t want any lingering questions about the propriety of the investigation to tarnish her presidency. 

    In another interpretation, one could see that to mean he felt it his duty to defend and protect her presidency.  He is proud that he had no such inclination towards Trump. 

    It also validates many who feel that the FBI was all in for Hillary, sure she couldn’t lose, and committed to keeping her reputation clean.  Nothing about actually investigating and administering justice.  Just trying to save face for her future reign.

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  7. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    I ordered the book and will likely be doing a book review of it.

    • #7
  8. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
    Goldwaterwoman
    @goldwaterwoman

    I am embarrassed for Comey as his book only serves to further lower our respect for a formerly revered law enforcement institution in this country. He should be ashamed of himself as it only shows Trump was so right to fire him.

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  9. PHenry Member
    PHenry
    @PHenry

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I ordered the book and will likely be doing a book review of it.

    Yes, I was sure you would!  Can’t imagine what your take on it will be…

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  10. PHCheese Inactive
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    @PHCheese

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I ordered the book and will likely be doing a book review of it.

    I mean this in a humorous way. As my mother would say, “ you must have more  money than brains.” Happy reading.

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  11. Gary McVey Contributor
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    @GaryMcVey

    PHenry (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I ordered the book and will likely be doing a book review of it.

    Yes, I was sure you would! Can’t imagine what your take on it will be…

    I’ll read the review. This place would be mighty dull if we agreed on everything. 

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  12. PHenry Member
    PHenry
    @PHenry

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    PHenry (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I ordered the book and will likely be doing a book review of it.

    Yes, I was sure you would! Can’t imagine what your take on it will be…

    I’ll read the review. This place would be mighty dull if we agreed on everything.

    I will read it too, as I usually do Gary’s posts.  I didn’t mean to sound like he shouldn’t review it…

    • #12
  13. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    Comey didn’t tell Trump the infamous dossier was financed by Hillary Clinton … Katie Pavlich @ Townhall.com

    • #13
  14. PHenry Member
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    @PHenry

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Comey didn’t tell Trump the infamous dossier was financed by Hillary Clinton … Katie Pavlich @ Townhall.com

    nor the FISA court…

    • #14
  15. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I ordered the book and will likely be doing a book review of it.

    You really shouldn’t go to the trouble Gary as we are all pretty sure you’ll really love it.

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  16. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
    Goldwaterwoman
    @goldwaterwoman

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Comey didn’t tell Trump the infamous dossier was financed by Hillary Clinton … Katie Pavlich @ Townhall.com

    This totally astounds me.  It’s also hard to believe Trump didn’t ask him where all this garbage came from. Part of the story is missing here.

    • #16
  17. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I ordered the book and will likely be doing a book review of it.

    Taking one for the team . . . thanks, Gary!  Looking forward to the review . . .

    • #17
  18. Hoyacon Member
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    @Hoyacon

    Stad (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I ordered the book and will likely be doing a book review of it.

    Taking one for the team . . . thanks, Gary! Looking forward to the review . . .

    I’d feel better if the review copy came from the library.

    That said , Washington memoirs are invariably one part self-justification and one part revenge, with snippets of truth intermingled (Bob Gates being a notable exception).  Good reviews recognize this.

    • #18
  19. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

     

    Stad (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I ordered the book and will likely be doing a book review of it.

    Taking one for the team . . . thanks, Gary! Looking forward to the review . . .

    I’d feel better if the review copy came from the library.

    I haven’t read one except from this book that has made me suspect that it might be worth more than the lint in my pockets.

    • #19
  20. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    @Ontheleftcoast

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    I’d feel better if the review copy came from the library.

    Yes, it makes one recall with some nostalgia Steal This Book by ’60s radical Abbie Hoffman. The title, anyway, the contents are best forgotten.

    • #20
  21. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Columbo: ignorant hillbillies, racists, and homophobic bigots

    I’m just trying to figure out which class I fall into.  Those are the only choices, huh?

    • #21
  22. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Columbo: Any Comey critic could have objected to sending $1.3 million to an unspecified third party in exchange for software to hack into the phone of the San Bernardino terrorist.

    See, there you go.  You act like it’s real money.  It’s only taxpayer money.

    • #22
  23. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    Dersh adds a soundbite … Dershowitz Blasts ‘Shameful’ Comey for ‘Gossipy Revenge’ Book ….

    • #23
  24. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
    Postmodern Hoplite
    @PostmodernHoplite

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Columbo: ignorant hillbillies, racists, and homophobic bigots

    I’m just trying to figure out which class I fall into. Those are the only choices, huh?

    According to my co-workers, I fall into all three…also a Neanderthal.

    (And Lord love me, I’m okay with all four!)

    • #24
  25. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    Columbo:
    Let’s sit down, have some hot chocolate … and talk about me!

    So … the first excerpts of the book are out! Oh my! Let’s dig into this … with the same “Fire and Fury” that we gave to Michael Wolff’s “explosive” (snicker) book that will expose and finally finish once and for all this corrupt Administration of this horrible man who somehow a bunch of ignorant hillbillies, racists, and homophobic bigots elected as our President. Off with his head!

    Oh … wait …..

    Jim Geraghty, no fan of the President by any means, writes a very compelling article at National Review today about the upcoming … James Comey Book Tour! The initial excerpt has plenty to wet your whistle to read further:

    The good folks at the Republican National Committee awaken and realize that perhaps former FBI agents make more compelling critics of James Comey than, say, Maxine Waters.

    Yesterday afternoon brought the first excerpts of James Comey’s new book, A Higher Loyalty, and we were expected to run around in panicked excitement at the revelation that Comey thought President Trump’s hands were “smaller than mine, but not unusually so.”

    It’s fascinating how little the public discussion about Comey touches on the job he did at the FBI beyond the investigations of the two presidential candidates. Generally, Comey’s record at the bureau is praised, but it had its problems. He gave inaccurate testimony before Congress. We all witnessed the number of times the FBI had a terror suspect on a “watch list” but didn’t do anything until it was too late. The FBI employed a translator who went on to marry an ISIS terrorist. Any Comey critic could have objected to sending $1.3 million to an unspecified third party in exchange for software to hack into the phone of the San Bernardino terrorist.

    PHenry (View Comment):

    I have only heard reports on some content in the book, but apparently he tells two stories about his interactions with the presidents Obama and Trump.

    With Obama, he describes how he cried, hugged, and was very impressed by all that was Obama.

    With Trump, from the first meeting he was afraid to be alone with him, and considered him similar to Mob bosses he had been involved with prosecuting.

    Does anyone else think that says more about Comey than it does Obama or Trump, and is a blatant admission of his political bias? Is it possible for someone who admits the above instincts to act in a way that isn’t colored by that bias?

    Not only that, it says Comey might need some emotional counseling – he led the FBI? Yikes…I think he was more respected before the book….

    • #25
  26. CarolJoy Coolidge
    CarolJoy
    @CarolJoy

    I am a little disappointed, Mr Columbo, that there was not a single joke or even a snigger at Comey’s choice of book title “Higher Loyalty.”

    Greatly needing a laugh today, we eagerly await yr reply.

    • #26
  27. Sweezle Member
    Sweezle
    @Sweezle

    This is a sad time. We know Comey is a leaker and a liar but now we also know he is petty.

    Is it even ethical for a former FBI Director to be writing a book a few months after he was fired?

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  28. The Reticulator Member
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    @TheReticulator

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    This is a sad time. We know Comey is a leaker and a liar but now we also know he is petty.

    Is it even ethical for a former FBI Director to be writing a book a few months after he was fired?

    If it’s in service of fending off threats to the ruling class, yes.  

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  29. CarolJoy Coolidge
    CarolJoy
    @CarolJoy

    And I am wondering if his book, “Higher Loyalty” will indicate how he undertook an investigation into Bill Clinton’s Presidential pardon of economic criminal extraordinaire, one Marc Rich. After letting it be known that he realized that “there is nothing to see: move along” he sat and  waited it out. Then he got some very beneficial job promotions under Obama.

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  30. DrewInWisconsin Member
    DrewInWisconsin
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Are we still supposed to be concerned about eliminationist rhetoric or nah?

    • #30
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