He stared Bill, Loretta, Obama, and Hillary in the eye – and he blinked.
The parade of intimidation – the “chance” meeting on the Arizona tarmac, Obama’s first campaign trip with Hillary, Hillary’s job offer to Lynch advertised n the NYT Billionaire Blog, all within a single week – the crescendo did its dirty work: making it clear that Comey really had no choice.
Mr. Comey and his wife have five kids. They have a life. And the danger involved in fighting America’s Corrupt Junta is very real. One friend of mine in Central America who crossed his criminal president had to stay in his walled-in residence — and keep his wife and kids there too. They could not leave their home for FIVE YEARS.
And now our Banana Republic is no better than those in Central America.
Comey’s reputation is shot, but his family is safe. He will have a career, of sorts, and his family’s financial future is assured.
He will probably have a professional future as long as he stays inside the Beltway, but his credibility is trashed beyond repair. I predict a “decent interval” — long enough to avoid Obama appointing his successor — and then he’ll be gone, paid handsomely, comfortably assured that there are no hard feelings, and relieved of the burden of worry, constantly watching his back and worrying about the safety of his wife and kids.
Eric Cantor got $3.4 million a year when he lost his seat in Congress – and he’s small fry compared to Mr. Comey. I’m sure that Goldman Sachs needs some legal and law enforcement insight. He might have to show up every week or two — that’s all. He’s fifty-five years old, a perfect age for early retirement.
Yes, he failed, but DC is full of failures, crackpots, and has-beens. He has failed us, but he hasn’t failed them. He’s a survivor. Don’t worry, he’ll be fine.
1:05 pm on July 5, 2016