NYT Drops Comey Bombshell, Reveals What Former FBI Director Really Thinks About Trump
Former FBI Director James Comey Called Trump ‘Crazy’
The New York Times dropped a major James Comey bombshell on the Trump administration.
Comey, to put it succinctly, thought that the President of the United States was “outside the realm of normal,” even “crazy.” He described Trump as such to his associates, after Trump accused former president Barack Obama of wiretapping him.
And Trump didn’t feel much affection for the former director, either. The Times reports that “Mr. Trump fumed when Mr. Comey publicly dismissed the sensational wiretapping claim.” In the weeks after that, Trump’s fury continued to grow. And, as many of us suspected, Trump’s decision to fire the FBI director had nothing to do with the way he handled the Clinton investigation, and everything to do with Trump’s conception of loyalty – and Comey’s insistence on the Russian investigation.
As Comey told his associates that Trump was “crazy,” Trump began to tell his own aides that there was “something wrong” with Director Comey. Trump would fume with each television appearance the former FBI director made, considering much of what he did and said to be disloyal.
The New York Times reported:
“To a president obsessed with loyalty, Mr. Comey was a rogue operator who could not be trusted as the F.B.I. investigated Russian ties to Mr. Trump’s campaign. To a lawman obsessed with independence, Mr. Trump was the ultimate loose cannon, making irresponsible claims on Twitter and jeopardizing the bureau’s credibility.”
The Lead Up To Comey’s Dismissal
The Washington Post also reported in-depth on the anger and distrust that culminated in Trump’s firing of the very man leading an investigation against his campaign. According to that reporting, sources state that Trump’s statement to the former FBI director claiming that he was not under investigation is actually not accurate.
“In his Tuesday letter dismissing Comey, Trump wrote: ‘I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation.’ People familiar with the matter said that statement is not accurate, although they would not say how it was inaccurate. FBI officials declined to comment on the statement, and a White House official refused to discuss conversations between Trump and Comey.”
For a White House that truly seemed to believe that Democrats own dislike of the Director would allow this firing to go unnoticed, or unremarked upon, the furor that has surrounded this sudden dismissal has left the Trump administration scrambling for a coherent story and timeline for the FBI director’s firing.
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But, as the Times reports, this had nothing to do with the former director’s lack of credibility and everything to do with what President Trump sees as disloyalty from a bureau that is supposed to remain independent of politics and partisanship. Both the report from the Washington Post and the New York Times are stunning looks into a White House that is in complete chaos, wrapped in paranoia – and scrambling for a story that the American public will accept.
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