On ABC's 20/20 last night, James Comey engaged in what can only be described as a childish backlash against the man who (rightly) fired him. While many of the questions were slow balls designed to give Comey an easily expressable point that would tarnish the president, there are a few key elements that came out of this debacle.
At one point he stated that it was “possible” that Trump was working in collusion with the Russians, yet failed to provide any facts or evidence that would back up this position. According to reviews, it is also not something he covers in his book. Is this just more fuel on the fire of Fake News?
When discussing his decision to reopen the Clinton investigation, he said:
“The honest answer is I screwed up a couple of things.” But, “these were the decisions that were best calculated to preserve the values of the institutions. It was terrible for me, terrible. But I still think it was the right thing to do.”
Yet in his book, he states quite openly that he was concerned about the Obama administration and Obama himself making public comments on a case that had yet to be decided. He also talks about the now infamous tarmac meeting and former AG Loretta Lynch, and how her asking for a specific use of terms did not sit well with him.
To most of America, Comey is beginning to come across as biased and petulant. He may have made wrong decisions, we all do, but judging yourself beyond reproach is not a grown-up way of dealing with things.