James Comey is a model dissembler. Even as he casually admits to wrongdoing, he’s quick to backtrack and try to deny any opportunity to catch him “red-handed.” But as fetching young freshman Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district shows, if you do your homework, you can even trap the Director of the FBI in a lie if you’re quick enough.
Although as recently as a year ago, political analysts were writing that FBI Director Comey was as upright and honest as they come, since then, there’s been a lot of water under Washington, D.C.’s Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge.
Comey has gone from angering Republicans for dragging out the investigation of Hillary Clinton (and finding nothing) to angering Democrats when he reopened her case to angering Republicans again when several days after his reexamination he declared the case concluded, with nothing of consequence found and no recommendation of an indictment for the former Secretary of State.
So where do Comey’s loyalties really lie? If you analyze this clip, it might seem like they rest with ex-President Obama, whose administration he was part of when the FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump began in 2016.
Or, perhaps, like other Washington opportunists, Comey’s allegiance is to whoever can give him something he desires — whether it’s associations with shady Clinton Foundation donors or keeping his job at the Bureau while other Obama appointees are tossed serially by the wayside by the new Trump administration. Watch as Representative Stefanik gets Comey a little hot under the collar in this incriminating clip.