Would three brief interactions with someone provide you with enough information to write a 304 page book about them? Apparently James Comey believes this to be the case and wishes his book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, to be taken seriously.
James Comey, the disgraced former Director of the FBI, sat down for a pre-recorded interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos which aired on Sunday evening. The event was hyped-up as if Comey would reveal damning, possibly compromising, information about President Trump the public has yet to hear. Comey revealed nothing of substance, other than his ability to be extremely petty and allowing politics to be a major driving factor behind his investigatory decisions.
In the interview, Comey insulted Donald Trump’s appearance as he acknowledged that decisions he made as Director of the FBI were in fact swayed by public opinion polling. An accusation Comey had previously rebuffed as Director of the FBI.
Surely James Comey believed that more people would care about his ‘distinguished’ opinion of President Trump’s hair and tanning habits however, the former Director was left wanting higher ratings. Not only did the disgraced former Director present himself in the less than desirable light of a petty and disgruntled ex-employee, but the ratings fell woefully short of last month’s 60 Minutes interview with pornographic movie star and the headliner of the “Make America Horny Again” tour, Stormy Daniels.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, 9.8 million viewers tuned into ABC News for the James Comey interview. The 60 Minutes interview with Stormy Daniels garnered 22.1 million viewers. The interview with porn star Stormy Daniels carried more intrigue with voters than that of a disgraced former FBI director who was complaining about the man who fired him.
That is correct. More people cared about what a porn star had to say about a 12-year old consensual relationship with then private citizen Donald Trump than James Comey’s three brief interactions with President Donald Trump. Interactions in which James Comey seems to have spent the vast majority of his time trying to distinguish whether or not Donald Trump’s hair was real or not, according to the disgraced former director’s own words. Oh, Comey also contemplated on whether or not the “white bags” under the President’s eyes were from “tanning goggles,” he came to the conclusion that they were by the way.
Just to bring this into prospective, Stormy Daniels and Russian collusion do not even make the top twenty list of voters’ major concerns coming into the 2018 midterm elections. If Stormy Daniels is twice as concerning to voters as James Comey, then the former director’s concerns regarding President Trump’s ‘morality’ do not even make the top 100 list.
Comey’s book tour will be for nothing as nobody really cares what he has to say. He only bolsters what people already think, which bodes pretty well for President Trump as his approval ratings have taken an upward trend in light of both Comey’s and Stormy’s interviews.
Focusing on petty physical differences is something that we should expect from our local high school’s ‘mean girl,’ not from the former director of the ‘world’s premier law enforcement agency.’ James Comey not only diminished his own credibility with his petty book of insults, he also besmirched the reputation of the FBI as it operated under his leadership. What other investigations were navigated through the political lens of public opinion polling under the direction of James Comey? This is a very serious question that should be on the mind of every American and most importantly on the mind of the current FBI Director, Christopher Wray.