Former FBI director James Comey is getting very nervous as U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal investigation into the Obama administration’s spying on Trump heats up.
Comey is attempting to deflect attention from his own wrongdoing by attacking the Trump administration, writing for the Washington Post on Tuesday urging voters to vote Trump out in order to replace Attorney General Bill Barr as soon as possible.
“President Trump hasn’t accomplished much, but, with an assist from Attorney General William P. Barr, he is leaving a legacy of damage to a vital American institution at the heart of the rule of law,” Comey wrote in the piece, published on Tuesday.
Comey argued that Trump appointed Barr in order to weaponize the justice system — an especially egregious act of deflection considering Obama Attorney General Eric Holder’s brazen politicization of the DOJ.
The former FBI leader — fired by Trump in 2017 –, urged Americans to turn out for Biden because “we need a president who will appoint an attorney general not because he needs a personal defense lawyer but because American justice needs a guardian. We need a president who has devoted his life to serving others through the rule of law. We need to elect Joe Biden.”
Comey conveniently ignored Biden’s repeated flip-flopping on the rule of law throughout his campaign.
“America has always depended on the truth,” Comey insisted in the op-ed. “The justice system in the United States is built upon the idea that the truth is a real thing and it must be spoken, by everybody.”
Speaking of “truth” — Comey has also conveniently declined to respond to or acknowledge former subordinate Kevin Clinesmith’s recent guilty plea stemming from charges of falsifying documents used to justify surveillance of former Trump aide Carter Page.