James Comey: What I Want From the Mueller Report

“I am rooting for a demonstration to the world the United States justice system works.” ~ James Comey

I agree in principle with James Comey. I want to see justice. I want the truth.

However, I believe in writing this essay to the country, Comey is still acting out his role in our kabuki theater, which is as the “We Take the High Road Because We’re Respectable Holy Roller”character.

Thing is, James Comey has no business being Holier Than Thou because the story he, John Brennan, and James Clapper sold to the American public has more holes in it than an average Alex Jones script read by one of his “crisis actors” on YouTube.

You see, Comey knew from the inception of what we now call “Russia-gate,” its foundation is bullshit. Donald Trump is not a Russian spy. Any simpleton can see this.

Donald Trump simply is too stupid to be a spy or mastermind anything.

Therefore, these are all words someone is putting in Comey’s mouth for him. Same for Brennan and Clapper. Who’s the real puppet?

Seriously? Can you envision Donald Trump thinking the thoughts James Bond thinks as 007 in the movies? WTF?!? He can’t keep his lies straight from moment to moment, much less crack the American democracy DaVinci Code over a Big Mac and a half gallon of Haagen-Dazs in Beverly Hills..

Donald Trump isn’t Sean Connery folks, nor is Vladimir Putin Dr. Evil. Anyone who believes this narrative does way too much Hollywood Spy vs Spy stuff to see clearly who is who and what is what away from the Kool-Aid haze of reality TV.

Truth is Donald Trump is a tool. Like a weedwhacker or a vacuum is a tool, except in reverse. Donald Trump doesn’t clean up a mess, rather his job is to make a mess as a Craftsman chaos snowmachine. Make a snowball out of poo and keep it rolling up the hill for everyone to follow.

He shat on the desk, then proceeded to blow crap all over the Oval Office, the military, and any coherent notion of policy and government as being for the good of the people, didn’t he?

Yes, this is his job description.

Steve Bannon told us on day one Trump is a blunt instrument tool like a hammer, Steve has no earthly idea whether or not Trump “gets it,” but the bottom line is we’re going to destroy The State just like Lenin did back in the day. Sickle, meet Hammer.

With Russia (and all the other wars simmering on the burners throughout Asia and Europe and Middle East), Trump does whatever his neoconservative handlers tell him to do. Because he has no foreign policy or ideology of his own.

No, he doesn’t. Trump has no ideology. What he has is a set of attitudes. For instance, I hate Obama, so I will undo anything and everything Obama did in office. This isn’t an ideology, folks, it’s a grudge fueled by resentment.

Don’t overthink it. There’s no 4D chess going on here, just pissing on things, marking his territory as the “alpha dog.”

No, Trump is not “helping Putin.” Only an idiot would believe this scenario because of the mountain of evidence which indicates just the opposite to be true.

In fact, Trump has no economic, domestic, or foreign ideology other than “Me.” Therefore, any benefit to anyone not named “Me” which may come from anything he does is coincidental. Collateral damage, so to speak, again in reverse. Inadvertent to the hoisting of the Great Leader’s social status is any good which comes of his actions for anyone else.

Everything – absolutely everything – is a zero sum game to Donald Trump.
WINNING!!! is Me and LOSER, YOU’RE FIRED! is You.

No, Trump is not some super hero fighting the “Deep State” along with the resurrected ghost of JFK down at Q’s house. This narrative is really something someone scribbled on a napkin down at Quincy’s Steakhouse and boosted on the internet.

It isn’t even Us vs Them with Trump. It’s Me vs everything and everyone Not-Me.

Trump is against blacks because he is white. He is against women because he’s a man. He’s against the regular people because he’s an aristocrat. Simple. Trump isn’t fighting the “Deep State” out of some comic booked up, mask-wearing virtue, he’s just out to get “Them” before they get “Me.”

As in run-of-the-mill paranoia, megalomania, and monomania, which manifests as the authoritarianism and xenophobia, which resonate with many in the American general public.

Trump is a solipsist, as we’ve known all along.

As They come to get Me, we expect Trump to react as the reactionary poo-flinging monkey with a hand grenade we’ve all come to know and love, don’t we?

Which is why James Comey wrote the following. Please note, Comey has known all along this Russia-gate thing is a manufactured drama to illicit support for his centrist views, as embodied symbolically by Hillary Clinton, and ideologically aligned with neoliberalism and neoconservatism.

 

This is Comey’s third act. The first was his “Get Hillary with the emails” act, then it was his “Higher Purpose Get Trump” act, now it is his “Calm down people and accept our authority” act. You see, Russia-gate worked so well, it conned half the general public into believing in the shit snowball John Brennan rolled up for you, so now the narrative is Too Big To Fail and is to be used by the Democratic party as yet another, At Least We’re Not Trump campaign, because this slogan worked so well the first time.

But the other half of the country, well… the Trumpets, rubes and marks, they still have pitchforks and torches and firearms at the ready. So better calm them down, right?

Please keep in mind, when Comey says “What I Want From the Mueller Report,” what he actually means is “What I Expect You to Want From the Mueller Report because I am the authority figure in this relationship.”

That’s right, it’s the old “I am the adult in the room” role we see all these folks play publicly when they position themselves next to Trump. He’s the child. They are the adult. Ipso facto, therefore and so on, while you’ve all accepted I am the authority figure standing over watching Trump, you should definitely accept my authority over you too, dear reader, or else…. (some CIA NSA FBI Jedi mind trick magic stuff  you’re not supposed to notice going on between the lines, Ahem.)

Without further ado (meaning no more of yours truly flapping his gums in the wind), here’s James Comey now letting his centrist constituency down gently with a prelude to Mueller finding no collusion between Trump Putin to speak of, as he’s known all along to be the case:
by James Comey New York Times Mar 21, 2019

image by Tom Brenner for The New York Times

The country eagerly awaits the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Many people know what they want it to say — what they feel it simply must say — namely, Donald Trump is a criminal who should be removed from office. Or conversely, he is completely innocent of all wrongdoing.

But not everyone knows what it “must” say. Even though I believe Mr. Trump is morally unfit to be president of the United States, I’m not rooting for Mr. Mueller to demonstrate that he is a criminal. I’m also not rooting for Mr. Mueller to “clear” the president. I’m not rooting for anything at all, except that the special counsel be permitted to finish his work, charge whatever cases warrant charging and report on his work.

Donald Trump’s constant attacks on the special counsel, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department over the past two years raised the prospect that he would interfere to stop the special counsel’s work. It is deeply concerning that the president of the United States would try to protect himself by torching the institutions of justice. But he hasn’t used his authority to end Mr. Mueller’s work.

That would have been a crisis of a different order — shutting down the investigation, rather than just trying to undermine its credibility. So we are in a position to wonder and hope about the report’s content.

Wondering is fine. But hoping for a particular answer is not. The rule of law depends upon fair administration of justice, which is rooted in complete and unbiased investigation. We are best served when an investigation finds all relevant facts and illuminates the fullest possible view of the truth.

I have no idea whether the special counsel will conclude Mr. Trump knowingly conspired with the Russians in connection with the 2016 election or that he obstructed justice with the required corrupt intent. I also don’t care. I care only that the work be done, well and completely. If it is, justice will have prevailed and core American values will have been protected at a time when so much of our national leadership has abandoned its commitment to truth and the rule of law.

I am rooting for a demonstration to the world — and maybe most of all to our president and his enablers — that the United States has a justice system that works because there are people who believe in it and rise above personal interest and tribalism. That system may reach conclusions they like or it may not, but the apolitical administration of justice is the beating heart of this country. I hope we all get to see that.

The interests of justice will also be best served by maximum transparency about the special counsel’s work. I don’t know all the considerations that will go into deciding precisely what to say about the completion of that work and when to say it. But because the Department of Justice is guided first and always by the public interest, it should provide details about finished investigations when the public needs to know them, as it traditionally has.

I do have one hope I should confess. I hope Mr. Trump is not impeached and removed from office before the end of his term. I don’t mean that Congress shouldn’t move ahead with the process of impeachment governed by our Constitution, if Congress thinks the provable facts are there. I just hope it doesn’t. Because if Mr. Trump were removed from office by Congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup, and it would drive those people farther from the common center of American life, more deeply fracturing our country.

Critics of Mr. Trump should hope for something much harder to distort, or to nurse as a grievance, than an impeachment. We need a resounding election result in 2020, where Americans of all stripes, divided as they may be about important policy issues — immigration, guns, abortion, climate change, regulation, taxes — take a moment from their busy lives to show that they are united by something even more important: the belief that the president of the United States cannot be a chronic liar who repeatedly attacks the rule of law. Then we can get back to policy disagreements.

I just hope we are up to it.

James Comey is a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the author of “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”

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