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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    It be true.

    And, a more accurate statement would be, you COULDN'T have made that up.

    Sometimes, the truth is stranger than fiction...
    Making things up is easy. People do it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicnam View Post
    I suppose 'doing the right thing' can mean different things to different people.

    Comey's promised openness is particularly tantalizing for some congressional investigators who have been trying unsuccessfully to get Comey to answer questions in the months since he was fired. The FBI has treated the Comey memos as if they are classified at the super-duper highest levels — they're not, with some not being classified at all — and forbidden note-taking by the few lawmakers who have been allowed to see them. And as far as Comey sitting down with, say, the Senate Judiciary Committee as it investigates aspects of the Trump-Russia affair? Forget it.

    On May 17, 2017, after Comey was fired, the Judiciary Committee asked him to testify about the circumstances of his firing and his dealings with the Trump and Obama administrations in the Trump-Russia and Clinton email investigations. Comey declined. (He agreed to just one session, with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which had different sorts of questions.)

    On May 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee's top two Republicans and top two Democrats — Chairman Chuck Grassley, ranking minority Dianne Feinstein, plus Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse — wrote Comey again. "Given our role in considering the nomination of the next FBI director, the still unanswered questions from your last oversight hearing, and our role in oversight of the Justice Department and the FBI, your testimony will be essential to our constitutional duties," they wrote. Specifically, the lawmakers wanted to know as much as they could find out about Comey's memos.

    On June 1, Comey sent a brief response. "I have received the letter," he wrote the committee. "As a private citizen now, I respectfully decline to answer the questions. Wishing you the best, Jim Comey."

    Comey has not exchanged a word, spoken or written, with the committee since then.
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    As for lawmakers, particularly those on the congressional committee most responsible for overseeing the FBI when Comey was its chief, it would have been nice to hear Comey's story before he had something to sell.
    Was any of that illegal? Did he not have the right to do so?

    And in fact even if his reason was to make sure the book maintained its initial impact thus sell more copies, isn't that the free enterprise American way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Making things up is easy. People do it all the time.
    Lots of things are easy to make up.

    Not that.

    Who woulda figured that his audience was that stupid?

    Well, in retrospect, I suppose anyone who thought about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    The entire point of that passage was Comey telling the world what a great guy he is through a conversation recounted in the most maudlin and conceited manner possible.

    "Well done son."
    *sniffle* "Thanks dad!"
    It's personal memoir. Ever read one of those? YOU may find it maudlin (perhaps it is) but conceited? I don't get that.

    I think Comey looks at the world through fairly black and white glasses. There are good guys and there are bad guys. When one good guy gives an "atta boy" to another good guy, that's notable. At least for those who consider themselves good guys.

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    Note: This is parody. And I find it hilarious.


    ETA: To include proper attribution - https://twitter.com/exjon/status/984585584109760512

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    It's personal memoir. Ever read one of those? YOU may find it maudlin (perhaps it is) but conceited? I don't get that.

    I think Comey looks at the world through fairly black and white glasses. There are good guys and there are bad guys. When one good guy gives an "atta boy" to another good guy, that's notable. At least for those who consider themselves good guys.
    Life is not "black and white".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    It's personal memoir. Ever read one of those? YOU may find it maudlin (perhaps it is) but conceited? I don't get that.

    I think Comey looks at the world through fairly black and white glasses. There are good guys and there are bad guys. When one good guy gives an "atta boy" to another good guy, that's notable. At least for those who consider themselves good guys.
    I wonder how "intent" plays into that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    Comey Parody.jpg




    Note: This is parody. And I find it hilarious.


    ETA: To include proper attribution - https://twitter.com/exjon/status/984585584109760512
    I too prefer Fuji.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Life is not "black and white".
    No, you're right. But there are many people who see the world this way. I suspect Comey is one of them. Many people drawn to law enforcement see things this way.

    I'll bet he keeps his pajamas under his pillow and drinks a lot of milk, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I wonder how "intent" plays into that.
    As Comey himself has stated, it's not his place to judge intent--at least in terms of anyone's difficulties with the law. That's for judges and juries and maybe the general public. I've spent my life trying to get people to see nuance and play with ambiguity. I'm not a fan of black and white thinking. But I don't think it discredits Comey. We should take what he says with a grain of salt. But then again, we should take what EVERYONE says with a grain of salt.

    For me, the real question is his credibility. Are the facts he states accurate? That's what matters. His personal characterization of everyone he comes in contact with is just....his personal characterization.
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