The countdown has begun to what will become another massive liberal meltdown. As former FBI Director, James Comey prepares to testify about his knowledge of President Trump’s alleged dealings with Russia, liberals are gearing up for impeachment parties and happy hours running specials on Russian vodka. The stage is reminiscent of the one set at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, where then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her supporters expectantly waited for a victory speech that would never come.
Unless Comey is looking to take his next vacation in federal prison, Democrats may be in for another period of mourning. Here’s what we know already: Former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath May 3rd that President Trump had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes. If after being fired Comey testifies that Trump obstructed justice, aside from committing perjury Republicans will surely demand to know why.
Comey provided his prepared opening statement this afternoon, which, if it gives any glimpse of what’s in store for tomorrow, it’s a big fat juicy nothing burger. Nothing in Comey’s prepared statements reveal Trump did anything illegal. Nevertheless, once-reputable news outlets are running wild with James Comey’s prepared opening statement isolating fragments of sentences completely out of context in a misguided effort to push an obstruction of justice claim.
“I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,” became the catchphrase of the day within a matter of moments. A CNN News Alert read: “Fired FBI chief says Trump told him at dinner, ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,’ and awkward silence followed.” Then a headline from The Washington Post: “‘I expect loyalty,’ Trump told Comey, according to written testimony.” The article to follow proceeded to dissect Comey’s statements amid its particular brand of dramatic license, which included a separate line reading, “The president then made his demand for loyalty.” The New York Times classed it up a bit with “In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.”
As any skilled writer can attest, it’s easy to pull a few words from a transcript and create a script but, at the end of the day, anyone who has an interest in truth will understand that no matter how artful the spin, context matters.
In spite of today’s headlines, Comey, who has already proven himself to be a megalomaniac with no party-driven agenda, is someone still willing to break crucial protocols especially if it enables him to take the national stage, which he will do again in only a matter of hours. Consistent with his delusions of grandeur, Comey has already delivered the single most incriminating exoneration in history last summer, followed by an unprecedented recommendation not to prosecute Hillary, a determination that usurped prosecutorial discretion and was a flagrant abuse of his power.
Next, Comey submitted an incriminating letter for public consumption re-opening the Hillary investigation just before the election only to end it again shortly after that. Later, Comey refused to stop the Trump-Russia investigation after his nearly year-old hunt for evidence yielded nothing, yet adamantly declined to look into the criminal leaks, leaks which undoubtedly came from the very organization he was running, the FBI.
Will Comey be able to top his previous performances at tomorrow’s hearings? Will this be his big chance to pay Trump back for firing him, as Democrats are banking on in mass droves? Those liberals who are guzzling the Kool-Aid betting on it may be the ones who at the end of the day pay the price. Heads are going to roll, but as Kathy Griffin discovered last week, once again it likely won’t be Trump’s.