Trey Gowdy shut down James Comey’s plan to take revenge on Donald Trump
Former FBI Director James Comey is out for blood.
Since Trump fired him, Comey used every tool at his disposal to help get rid of Donald Trump.
But Trey Gowdy just shut down Comey’s plan to take revenge on the President.
Gowdy appeared on Martha MacCallum’s Fox News program where he discussed Comey’s recent closed-door testimony as well as Comey’s pleas for the American people to elect Democrats and fire Trump in 2020.
The South Carolina Congressman ripped Comey for the hundreds of “I don’t recall” answers in his testimony as well as his virtue signaling and moral preening.
“Comey is one of the best I have ever seen at always being right in his mind, and it doesn’t matter if he is a universe of one. When you write a book about ethics and morality, that in and of itself is a fairly high-opinion-of-yourself thing to do.
Comey just thinks he’s always right, and if [DOJ inspector general Michael] Horowitz thinks he’s wrong … it doesn’t matter if everyone else concludes he did wrong, he knows better. So, that’s what it’s like to interview an amnesiac with incredible hubris.”
Finally, Gowdy smacked down Comey for his outrageous calls for the American people to rise up against Trump and vote him out of office:
“I think Jim Comey was primarily motivated by a desire to protect the brand of Jim Comey. I defended him a lot in 2016, even when it was lonely to do so. I would still defend him today if I thought he was making the right decisions, but he has been so overtly partisan since he left, not just [with] the president, but he wants people to vote Democrat, he wants a Democrat House. He’s just become a political flunky. It’s the same guy, in this very room that you and I are in right now, said the FBI doesn’t give a hoot about politics.”
James Comey’s tenure as FBI Director was marred by his participation in a scheme to use fake news and hoaxes to frame Trump and his campaign for colluding with the Russians.
He has no room to lecture anyone on ethical leadership, which was a point Trey Gowdy was all too happy to make.