Jim Comey’s tweet last night was the tweet of a bitter man. In Comey’s tweet, he said “All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would. But take heart: American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up. Not a lot of schools or streets named for Joe McCarthy.”

I suspect that there won’t be any schools or streets named after Jim Comey, either.

Apparently, Mr. Comey isn’t happy that President Trump has decided to release the House Intelligence Committee summarization memo written mostly by Chairman Devin Nunes. According to the article, the “memo purportedly is critical of the FBI’s use of surveillance during the 2016 presidential campaign, particularly in the initial stages of its investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign.” As usual, Fox News’s Catherine Herridge broke the story. Here’s Comey’s tweet:


The most no-nonsense member of Congress, Trey Gowdy, said that the memo will be embarrassing to Adam Schiff:

One Response to “Jim Comey’s bitter tweet”

  • eric z says:

    Where do you live, Gary? I want to circulate a petition to rename the street after Hillary Clinton, since you’d not want it named after James Comey.

    Kidding aside, you wrote “the article” without making that a link. You only at the end give a video link.

    As to Tweets, I don’t like any of them, nor the concept, nor the site. However, Comey can tweet as he likes, just as you can. However, not to overuse the word, it is much better seeing you post longer more detailed things, with thinking and rationale apparent and clearly stated; so don’t tweet, write.

    A national police force will be made up of people, and every person has opinions, and, unlike J. Edgar, those on the national police force should not let opinions color the job. In an ideal world that would be so, but we live in the real world.

    What’s your proposal? A McCarthy-like purge, some litmus test with lie detector application? If you’ve no solution to propose, live with it.

    And if an aim is to purge agenda-oriented civil servants, start at CIA and NSA first, and the military officer corps. The agenda of overspending on arms and ignoring infrastructure and helping the poor is a policy I don’t like so should I be proposing a purge of the officer corps of any in it supporting the arms-industrial complex?

    I don’t like a lot of things, but life is short and time is fleeting. I don’t like Trey Gowdey, he’s a hack, not as bad as Nunes, but few are. So, what can I do about it? Gowdy is “all nonsense” with a dour face and tone but wielding a McCarthy-like hatchet. Calling him “no-nonsense” is a stretch, but what’s his agenda, and/or Nunes’? Deflecting attention from the Trump family including in-laws?

    My biggest gripe is Pence in everything seeming to be teflon coated.

    He chaired the transition team, it’s his picks as much as anybody’s, and do you really think he was misled by Flynn, instead of being an integral part of a plan to try to mislead the nation by affirmatively lying to everybody on TV while knowing the truth?

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