Many of us are experiencing a myriad of emotions over Attorney General Barr’s decision not to prosecute James Comey: rage, disillusionment, disgust, resignation. I suggest two things, however, that might yet take place.
First, there could still be indictments down the line. I’m hoping that AG Barr is putting together the strongest possible case to put Comey in jail, if only for a short time.
Better yet (perhaps), I am waiting for the day when AG Barr decides to hold a press conference. Unlike James Comey who inappropriately announced the decisions on Hillary Clinton’s illegal acts, AG Barr is authorized to make this kind of decision.
I would like him to announce all of the inappropriate, disdainful, unethical actions that James Comey took. I would like him to describe them in detail and with his usual professional tone. I would like him to explain why all these actions were contrary to FBI, Department of Justice, and appropriate federal government decisions. I want him to explain the distortions Comey engaged in and the partisan steps that he took. And finally, even if he didn’t break the law, Comey dishonored his own legacy and the reputation of the FBI in a way that the organization may never recover.
Then Attorney General William Barr can quietly walk from the stage.Published in