Beware the self-righteous, particularly in government. James Comey is an ongoing case study of the dangers to the republic of the righteous, right or left, when we entrust them with authority, especially involving taxation or in this case, police powers. At least the whistle has finally been blown, although there is certainly more to learn, by a Justice Department Inspector General who found that the former FBI Director willfully violated multiple agency policies and rules, compelled as he was “to take these actions if I love this country”. This is a national disaster, maybe even more so than if there had been an indictment, because of its insidious nature and the ready availability of this copout as an excuse for what he did. But stay tuned, I predict that the worst is yet to come.
Meanwhile, this notion that what Comey did to stop what he perceived as a threat to the country justified placing his actions above the law and FBI rules should be condemned without question and President Trump served the country well by firing him. And Comey thinks we owe him an apology? All of this makes clearer the reason why we should have had an active and engaged Attorney General at the outset of this fiasco.