On the Last Week’s Trials, and Prospective Trial, of James Comey: a Primer

Relevant readings collected by Ray, with a few comments

Hurricane Comey Was a National Disaster 
The bureaucratic rules he flouted are designed to protect the country from people like the FBI chief
By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., Aug. 30, 2019

Comey’s classified misconduct and the media’s flawed coverage of it
By John Solomon, opinion contributor — 08/30/19 06:00 PM EDT

The worst is still to come for Jim Comey

By Kevin R. Brock, August 30, 2019

Jim Comey’s Higher Virtue
The righteous former FBI director thinks the rules don’t apply to him.
By The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, Aug. 29, 2019

Sneaky, Leaky James Comey 
The inspector general takes apart the former FBI director’s excuses for his actions.
By Kimberley A. Strassel, Aug. 29, 2019

FBI Witnesses Said Comey’s Trump Briefing Was Meant To Collect Info For Russia Probe, Report Says

Chuck Ross, August 29, 2019

What That Comey Email Report Really Says
By Benjamin Wittes August 29, 2019, 6:29 PM

Good for “Lawfare’s” Benjamin Wittes for chiming in with an Apologia for Vita Comey.  But this time, among informed commentators, Wittes seems to be out in left, or right, field.

And this just in: Turns out Comey is a Whistleblower!

James Comey, Whistleblower
by Melvin Goodman, September 2, 2019


The die is being cast — slowly but surely — with some of the reaction/commentary a bit surprising, given the relative success Comey enjoyed earlier in his charm offensive.

Will the corporate media rise to the occasion this time?  The incriminating data is out there and can be used, assuming cohones on the part of Attorney General William Barr and the President.  Most important: On deck and soon at bat are the perps of the FISA felony: Comey and McCabe from the FBI; Rosenstein, Yates, and Boente from DOJ.  Not to mention former CIA Director John Brennan.

The evidence abounds.  In a truly Justice system, they would be put on trial.  But don’t bet on it.  The odds remain formidable, and the problem of the Deep State hardly new.

Here’s Woodrow Wilson a century ago:

“Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

And yet, the Wall Street Journal and The Hill seem to be managing, so far at least, to “speak above their breath” — at least over the Labor Day weekend.  We need to watch carefully for any change in their take or tone, once the muckety mucks get back form The Hamptons.