Comey: “Trump Eats Your Soul In Small Bites”

May 2, 2019
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James Comey just couldn’t help himself. Comey is turning into Hillary or Maxine Waters with his constant Trump bashing. This time he took aim at AG Barr and Deputy AG Rosenstein. He claimed that they lacked the character to stand up to an amoral Trump.

Comey wrote the following in The New York Times.

Amoral leaders have a way of revealing the character of those around them. Sometimes what they reveal is inspiring. For example, James Mattis, the former secretary of defense, resigned over principle, a concept so alien to Mr. Trump that it took days for the president to realize what had happened, before he could start lying about the man.

But more often, proximity to an amoral leader reveals something depressing. I think that’s at least part of what we’ve seen with Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein. Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from. It takes character like Mr. Mattis’s to avoid the damage, because Mr. Trump eats your soul in small bites.

It starts with your sitting silent while he lies, both in public and private, making you complicit by your silence. In meetings with him, his assertions about what “everyone thinks” and what is “obviously true” wash over you, unchallenged, as they did at our private dinner on Jan. 27, 2017, because he’s the president and he rarely stops talking. As a result, Mr. Trump pulls all of those present into a silent circle of assent.

I must have agreed that he had the largest inauguration crowd in history because I didn’t challenge that. Everyone must agree that he has been treated very unfairly. The web building never stops.”

So does that mean Comey was equally unable to handle Trump since he was fired and didn’t have the inner strength to resign?

Sounds like more sour grapes from a disgruntled ex-employee.

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