Former director of the FBI, James Comey, has written his tell-all book about his tenure at the FBI. It is more like a job justification memo where he explains the value judgments he used to do such a good job under the most trying of circumstances. The most remarkable thing that has been revealed was what thought process mattered most in his decision making. Foremost in his mind was wh would be elected President. Here is how he said that worked and what Ed Morrissey has to say about all that..
As Written and Reported By Ed Morrissey for Hot Air:
“If you’re that bothered, quit. Leave the job.”
This comes across more as a cri de coeur rather than admission, but critics of James Comey have seized on this passage as the latter. The former FBI director writes about his handling of the Hillary Clinton probe in his new book A Higher Loyalty, the memoir about to be released to the public next week. As Comey muses on the influences of pride and hubris in his memoir, the New York Times puts two of Comey’s most controversial 2016 moves in that context — as does Comey himself:
Long passages in Comey’s thesis are also devoted to explicating the various sorts of pride that Niebuhr argued could afflict human beings — most notably, moral pride and spiritual pride, which can lead to the sin of self-righteousness. And in “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey provides an inventory of his own flaws, writing that he can be “stubborn, prideful, overconfident and driven by ego.”
Those characteristics can sometimes be seen in Comey’s account of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, wherein he seems to have felt a moral imperative to address, in a July 2016 press conference, what he described as her “extremely careless” handling of “very sensitive, highly classified information,” even though he went on …..
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