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.


Pixelshim 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.

Unknown said...

And....what did the facts of the Russia Probe actually prove? Tell me, now, 4 years later. You got this! Go ahead. Waiting.....
Seems it was Trump who refused to kiss the ring of the political elite class. He refused to kiss the ring of those who spent their careers f'ing over everyday American citizens. And for that, he was immediately vilified and slandered.
Eventually, when (half of) America gets over their hatred of this man, they will hopefully be able to follow the bouncing ball and see what his biggest critics on BOTH sides of the aisle were doing for themselves instead of their constituents.