This morning, Jim Comey appeared on Fox News Sunday, where he made news. During the interview, “Comey admitted … that the recently released Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the launch of the FBI’s Russia investigation and their use of the surveillance process showed that he was ‘overconfident’ when he defended his former agency’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).”

With that, St. Jim of the FBI just threw the FBI under the proverbial bus. The old cliché “what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive” is particularly fitting. People won’t necessarily catch the first lie but it always forces another lie and another. Eventually, the liar gets caught. It’s simply inevitable.

As for Mr. Comey being overconfident, that’s actually believable. The word confident means “sure of oneself; having no uncertainty about one’s own abilities, correctness;” It’s often said that Jim Comey is “often wrong but never in doubt.”

Let’s be clear about something. People don’t become “overconfident” when they painstakingly follow well-established procedures. Further, these weren’t just itty bitty-sized mistakes. In fact, it’s been argued that they weren’t mistakes. When 17 major omissions are made and each of them benefit the FBI’s FISA application and the Hillary campaign, the odds of that happening are beyond astronomical. For all intents and purposes, the odds of that happening are nonexistent.

Let’s remember that Comey isn’t some wet-behind-the-ears intern. He’s a former federal prosecutor. He’s the former Deputy Attorney General under President Bush 43. The DAG’s primary responsibility is the FBI.

This wasn’t a good interview for Mr. Comey. His answers still don’t add up. Picturing those replies in a John Durham grand jury investigation should put a smile on truth-loving Americans’ faces. In all likelihood, though, Mr. Comey’s attorneys will instruct their client to plead the Fifth.

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