Friday, May 12, 2017

Comey Refused To Kiss the Godfather's Ring

Thanks to the reporting of Michael S. Schmidt, we now know that within a week of his inauguration, Trump was trying to obstruct the FBI's Russia probe. Seven days after his inauguration, Trump "summoned" FBI Director James Comey to the White House for dinner and in effect demanded that Comey kiss his ring:
As they ate, the president and Mr. Comey made small talk about the election and the crowd sizes at Mr. Trump’s rallies. The president then turned the conversation to whether Mr. Comey would pledge his loyalty to him.
Mr. Comey declined to make that pledge. Instead, Mr. Comey has recounted to others, he told Mr. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not “reliable” in the conventional political sense.
That Comey would not buckle to that implied threat is the reason for his firing and also the reason Comey's reputation will rise while the godfather's can only go lower.


2 comments:

John Sears said...

Mitch McConnell's wife kissed the ring and so he is bound also.

Wolf's Head said...

Well,Obama toured the world kissing ass, so I guess swearing fealty to an AMERICAN is a big change for y'all.