It’s now clear why Comey leaked memos: the FBI had nothing to charge the Trump campaign, much less Trump, with that would pass Department of Justice prosecutors. And so he had to plant the seeds of newly – minted crime; and had to find a way to get the investigation out from under the DOJ.
Comey gets fired. And then he becomes an Inspector Javert, but not to uphold the law at all costs. Comey is a Javert implacably willing to bend the law at all costs to uphold Comey’s lust for revenge. Simply put, he’s out for blood, Trump blood. Comey has got to be the most vengeful cop in America. And, more the pity for us – he sure ain’t above taking down our American System to get it.
They say ‘the best place to hide something is out in the open.’ And Comey has proved he is the master of the art of hiding his blood lust. But loose lips sink ships. His talking about his leaking his memos finally really puts the lie to the web of lies about Trump collusion with Russia.
Stop and consider. Comey is directing an investigation of Trump campaign and Trump wrong-doing: collusion with Russia – as some-sort of treason; and from a conversation – an attempt to gin up a crime of obstruction of justice.
But the FBI and Comey had nothing. Comey knew – to a moral certainty – that there were no crimes here, much less that could be proven: not treasonous collusion with Russia; not obstruction of justice. After all, if any such thing existed he either (a) could not get a DOJ ok to a prosecution; and/or (b) he knew he had nothing to take to DOJ to get a prosecution.
Then he gets fired. He’s not going to let Trump get away with that ! No, so instead of having the FBI go to DOJ to prosecute; he leaks instead and for the express purpose of going around DOJ and getting a special prosecutor.
Comey’s reasons for a special prosecutor are now obvious. First, the special prosecutor could get around the DOJ unwillingness to prosecute. Second, an “insurance policy”: the special prosecutor is free to go anywhere else – various and sundry other non-Trump wrongs, civil or criminal – which is just what he’s doing. And then Comey gets his man – by ‘where there’s smoke (other people’s wrongs) there’s fire (Trump’s imagined wrongs).’ And Comey crowns himself with a halo, while he sets in place a McCarthyist smear campaign.
Another thought. Comey is also not above talking out of both sides of his mouth. On one side of his mouth, his memos are FBI work product – capable of being treated as evidence! So he wants them used by the special prosecutor to establish a crime of obstruction. On the other side of his mouth, his memos are private “memory aids” free for him to pass around like ‘the old dope peddler spreading joy wherever he goes’. So he wants to be free of the McCabe-like FBI violation of passing info about an FBI investigation to the public.
Remember Aesop’s Man and Satyr Fable moral: The man who talks out of both sides is not to be trusted.’