‘My book is about ethical leadership,’ tweeted former FBI Director James Comey yesterday.
To which my immediate response, having watched his shockingly self-serving, unctuously arrogant and cynically exploitative ABC interview to launch the book, is this:
1) What would he know about ethics?
2) What would he know about leadership?
The central premise of Comey’s lengthy literary whine is that Donald Trump’s ‘morally unfit’ to be President.
Yet, as revealed by his own damning words, it’s Comey himself who is not only ‘morally unfit’, but was also ultimately most responsible for getting Trump elected.
It was HIS decision to announce, just 11 days before the 2016 election, that the FBI was re-opening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails after new ones had been uncovered.
Nine days later, just 48 hours before America voted, and after a week of fevered media coverage, Comey then announced the new emails had been reviewed and Hillary was in the clear.
By then, the damage was done and many people, including Hillary herself, believe the sudden onslaught of negative publicity that followed the original bombshell news helped tip Trump into the White House.
They or may not be right about that, but nobody could argue it was anything but massively unhelpful to the Democrat candidate.
Now, astonishingly, Comey’s admitted he made this decision for political, not legal reasons.
‘It is entirely possible that because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president,’ he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, ‘my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight that it would have if the election appeared closer or if Trump were ahead in all polls.’
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Source: Daily Mail