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The Reviews Are In: Phony Comey’s Book Is A Flop

- April 18, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey's Book And Media Blitz Have Been Widely Panned As A Flop, With Comey Being Described As "Sanctimonious," "Petty," And "Vindictive"


TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • Former FBI Director James Comey's book and media blitz have been largely panned by critics for being all sizzle and no steak, and motivated by money. ​
    • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "There seems to be no thought behind this book - only gossip and rather pitiable attempts at self-aggrandizement."
    • Former FBI Agent James Gagliano called Comey's book tour "vainglorious and self-serving. It further tarnishes the FBI."
    • White House Correspondent for The New York Times Julie Hirschfeld Davis said "selling books" was why Comey was out in the public.
    • Joshua Green of Bloomberg said Comey was clearly out to fight with President Trump in order to "goose his book sales."
  • Throughout his media blitz, Comey has faced widespread criticism for acting sanctimoniously, unethically, and petty.
    • Politico's senior media writer Jack Shafer said Comey had drenched his public discourse with the "stink of sanctimony."
    • CNN political analyst David Gregory said Comey was "obsessed with his standing, media-standing, and his kind of political standing."
    • Aaron Blake of The Washington Post said Comey seemed "unconcerned with appearing vindictive and even petty."
    • James Freeman of The Wall Street Journal criticized Comey and said the "American experiment couldn't survive" if every employee acted like Comey had.
    • The New York Times reported that Comey's "personal potshots" surprised his former colleagues.
    • The Daily Beast reported that Comey's interview "enraged his former agents."
  • See more from the Republican National Committee on James Comey's unethical and partisan actions here.

FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY'S BOOK AND INTERVIEWS AROUND ITS RELEASE HAVE BEEN WIDELY PANNED AS A FLOP AND MOTIVATED PURELY BY MONEY

Former FBI Director James Comey's Book And Interview Blitz Have Not Contained "A Ton Of News" And Have Largely Been Labeled "A Media Flop"

The Washington Examiner Headline: "James Comey's Interview Is A Media Flop" (Eddie Scarry, Opinion, "James Comey's Interview Is A Media Flop," The Washington Examiner , 04/16/18)

The New York Times ' Maggie Haberman: Comey's Book Did Not Appear To Contain "A Ton Of News." WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES' MAGGIE HABERMAN: "I think you can set that statement to repeat. They didn't know they were going to constrain the president on this, on a number of issues. What I heard on Friday was the president was actually -- his mood has been a little all over the place over the last week because of the Michael Cohen raid, as we've discussed. He wasn't in a terrible mood by the time Friday rolled around, by the time we were starting to hear about what Comey had said to you. Because from their perspective, this was not as bad as they thought it was going to be. I have obviously not read the book. Does not seem like there is a ton of news in it based on what I've seen." (ABC's "This Week" 04/15/18)

Carlos Lozada Of The Wall Street Journal: "It's Hard For Comey To Make Hard News With This Book; The Territory Has Been So Well Covered By Copious Reporting." "Such moments help 'A Higher Loyalty' because it's hard for Comey to make hard news with this book; the territory has been so well covered by copious reporting on his memos and his congressional testimony." (Carlos Lozada, "In His New Book, James Comey Calls For 'Ethical Leadership.' But Does He Live Up To It?" The Wall Street Journal , 04/14/18)

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : There Appeared To Be No Thought Behind Comey's Book Excepts "Only Gossip and Rather Pitiable Attempts at Self-Aggrandizement." "There seems to be no thought behind this book - only gossip and rather pitiable attempts at self-aggrandizement." (Editorial, "Comey's Tell All: The Former FBI Director Does Not Act With Honor," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , 04/17/18)

Comey's Book And Media Tour Have Been Panned As Being About A "Higher Royalty," Not Loyalty

The Boston Herald : "James Comey Promotes Book, Self" (Editorial, "James Comey Promotes Book, Self," Boston Herald , 04/17/18)

MSNBC's Matthew Miller: "I Can Only Assume [Comey]'s Goal Is To Sell Books…" MSNBC'S MATTHEW MILLER: "I can only assume [Comey's] goal is to sell books and it will probably help him." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 04/16/18)

Bloomberg's Joshua Green Said That Comey Was Clearly Out To Fight With Donald Trump To "Goose His Book Sales And By All Evidence He's Succeeding On Both Fronts." BLOOMBERG'S JOSHUA GREEN: "I agree with John that takes it away from the image of, you know, the objective G. Man just doing his job and, by the way, a Republican to somebody who is clearly out to fight with Donald Trump to goose his book sales and by all evidence he's succeeding on both fronts." (CNN's "New Day" 04/17/18)

The New York Times' Julie Hirschfeld Davis: Selling Books Is Why Comey Is "Out In Public Right Now." NEW YORK TIMES' JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS: "Selling books is a big motivation here, and is why he's out in public right now." (CNN's "Inside Politics," 04/16/18)

Former Obama Chief Strategist David Axelrod Pointed Out That The Timing Of Comey's Book Worked Well For "HIM" And Said Comey Was "Going To Make A Mint..." (David Axelrod, " Twitter Feed ," 04/12/18)

Pollster Nate Silver Suggested Comey Call His Book A "Higher Royalty." (Nate Silver, " Twitter Feed ," 04/13/18)

Over The Past Week, Comey Has Been Widely Criticized For His Sanctimonious Attitude And Love Of The Political Spotlight

Politico Headline: "Comey Is Doing It Wrong" (Jack Shafer, "James Comey Is Doing It Wrong," Politico , 04/16/18)

Politico 's Senior Media Writer Jack Shafer Said Comey Had Drenched His Public Discourse With The "Stink Of Sanctimony." " Having used both his book, A Higher Loyalty, and his interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos to portray himself as the defender of truth, the paragon of integrity, the embodiment of ethical values and principles and as someone guided by a steady moral compass, former FBI Director James Comey has drenched the public discourse with the stink of sanctimony." (Jack Shafer, "James Comey Is Doing It Wrong," Politico , 04/16/18)

  • Shafer Said Comey Obviously Thinks He Is A "Deacon Of Justice." "As a former U.S. attorney, deputy attorney general, corporate attorney, hedge-funder and FBI director, you'd imagine that Comey had viewed himself through life's mirror often enough to realize that overdressing himself in the vestments of truth and honor might backfire. But there he goes in the book and interview, posturing like the deacon of justice he obviously thinks he is." (Jack Shafer, "James Comey Is Doing It Wrong," Politico , 04/16/18)
  • Shafer: Comey Was "Posturing Like An Above-It-All Gentleman." "Posturing like an above-it-all gentleman, Comey then spoils the effect in his book with a series of petty-and not very original-rips on Trump's physicality." (Jack Shafer, "James Comey Is Doing It Wrong," Politico , 04/16/18)

Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta Said It Was Comey's "Arrogance That Lead Him To Make A Very Bad Error Of Judgement." CLINTON CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN JOHN PODESTA: "I have done interviews since the election. I have never attacked Mr. Comey for trying to do something for a partisan reason. I think it was to some extent his arrogance that lead him to make a very bad error of judgement." (CNN's "Wolf" 04/17/18)

The Washington Post : Comey Presented Himself "Overly Concerned With Appearances, Politics, And Ego…" "And he has presented himself as too imperfect a figure - one overly concerned with appearances, politics and ego - even if they wanted him to." (Aaron Blake, "James Comey's Strange Prosecution Of The Case Against Trump," The Washington Post , 04/16/18)

CNN Political Analyst David Gregory Said He Didn't "Think Jim Comey Came Off Well At All." GREGORY: "I didn't like that interview, I don't think Jim Comey came off well at all." (CNN's "New Day" 04/16/18)

Gregory Said Comey Was "Obsessed With His Standing, Media Standing, And His Kind Of Political Standing." CNN's DAVID GREGORY: "I think yet again he is obsessed with his standing, media standing, and his kind of political standing. I love how he says he doesn't want to go down the road of getting into politics, yet that is exactly what he did in the Clinton e-mail investigation both times. He protected the trump investigation but he had no problem just waving around what was happening with the Clinton investigation. and at the very end of the campaign by sending that letter -- by revealing all of these e-mails that were on Anthony Wiener's computer server, without knowing if there was any evidence of crime, he did tilt the balance." (CNN's "New Day" 04/16/18)

The Wall Street Journal : Even Comey Himself Admits He Has "Long Worried About [His] Ego." "He rejects the notion that 'I am in love with my own righteousness' yet notes that 'I have long worried about my ego.'" (Carlos Lozada, "In His New Book, James Comey Calls For 'Ethical Leadership.' But Does He Live Up To It?" The Wall Street Journal , 04/14/18)

Sources Said That Comey's Support Had "Dwindled" And That His Supporters See His Book And Public Interactions As "Self-Serving And Gauche." "Support for Comey has dwindled as those who worked closely with him and initially supported him began to see his book and his public interactions-including Twitter selfies in Iowa-as self-serving and gauche, four sources said." (Jana Winter, "James Comey's ABC Interview Has Furious FBI Insiders Lashing Out," The Daily Beast , 04/16/18)

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : Comey's Vanity Has "Triumphed Over His Sense Of Duty And Whose Personal Agendas Obliterated The Thing He Most Wanted To Be - A Good Public Servant." "Mr. Comey has long presented himself as such a man. Alas, he is anything but. He is, by his own evidence, a score-settling bureaucratic conniver whose vanity has triumphed over his sense of duty and whose personal agendas obliterated the thing he most wanted to be - a good public servant." (Editorial Board, "Comey's Tell All: The Former FBI Director Does Not Act With Honor," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , 04/17/18)

The Boston Herald: Almost Everything Comey Says Is "Blanketed In Hefty Self-Importance…" "That Comey's bizarre diatribes contain more 'norms' than a 'Cheers' marathon is notable enough but that almost everything he says is blanketed in hefty self-importance tells us more about the man." (Editorial Staff, "Editorial: James Comey Promotes Book, Self," Boston Herald , 04/17/18)

  • Comey Is "As Narcissistic As They Come And Relishes His Own Thought Processes More Than Any Pragmatic End Achieved." "He is as narcissistic as they come and relishes his own thought processes more than any pragmatic end achieved." (Editorial, "James Comey Promotes Book, Self," Boston Herald , 04/17/18)
  • Comey Marvels At Himself The Way "An Art Enthusiast Might At The Mona Lisa." "Comey, though, is happy to marvel at himself like an art enthusiast might at the Mona Lisa." (Editorial Staff, "Editorial: James Comey Promotes Book, Self," Boston Herald , 04/17/18)

MSNBC Justice And Security Analyst Matthew Miller Said It's Always Been True That Comey Was "A Bit Of A Show Boat." MSNBC's JUSTICE AND SECURITY ANALYST MATTHEW MILLER: "Look, one of the things that the President got right about Jim Comey is that he's a bit of a show boat. That's always been true about Comey. I don't think it was a good idea for him to write those passages in this book." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe" 04/17/18)

Julie Davis Said Comey Has "Really Jumped Into The Partisan Fray Here." DAVIS: "But clearly, he has jumped off of the sideline and jumped out of the role of being a disinterested law enforcement person that he so proudly had been for many decades and really jumped into the partisan fray here." (CNN's "Inside Politics," 04/16/18)

COMEY HAS BEEN WIDELY CRITICIZED BY THE PUBLIC AND HIS FORMER FBI COLLEAGUES FOR ACTING PETTY AND UNETHICALLY

Comey's Actions Have Been Called "Petty," "Vindictive," "Inappropriate," And "Unethical"

Aaron Blake Of The Washington Post: Comey Seemed "Unconcerned With Appearing Vindictive And Even Petty." "At other junctures, Comey seemed almost unconcerned with appearing vindictive and even petty." (Aaron Blake, "The Guy Who Predicted Comey's Memos Thinks Comey May Be Trying To Take Down Trump," The Washington Post , 05/17/17)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : Comey "Reveals Himself To Be Partisan, Petty And Disappointingly, Breathtakingly, Small-Minded . "Mr. Comey's tell-all tells all about him. He reveals himself to be partisan, petty and disappointingly, breathtakingly, small-minded." (Editorial, "Comey's Tell All: The Former FBI Director Does Not Act With Honor," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , 04/17/18)

The New York Times' Julie Davis: Comey Has Said Some Things About The President That Were "Pretty Petty." THE NEW YORK TIMES' JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS: "But he clearly has a point of view and he's taking sides and he said some things about the president that were pretty petty about his hairdo and the size of his hands and his orange face with the tanning salon cups, potentially." (CNN's "Inside Politics," 04/16/18)

NBC Anchor Savannah Guthrie Called Comey's Actions "A Little Catty" And Asked If He Enjoyed Taking "Shots" At The President. NBC's SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: "There's been a lot of reactions to the book so far. Some of the most widely cited parts have to do with your description and words about President Trump. I mean, including calling his skin orange and saying he looked like he had tanning goggles. Some people said that was, for lack of a better word, that was a little catty. Did you enjoy taking those shots at the president?" FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "I didn't think of them as shots and I still don't." (NBC's "Today Show," 04/18/18)

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Comey's Friend Walter Mack Said Comey May Come To "Regret" Going Personal. COMEY FRIEND WALTER MACK: "You run the risk of lowering your platform by interacting and going at all personal and he may regret it. I hope his advisors, and I'm not one of them, have considered that in terms of how he conducts himself last night and in the ensuing time." (CNN's "Newsroom" 04/16/18)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : "Comey's Tell All: The Former FBI Director Does Not Act With Honor" (Editorial Board, "Comey's Tell All: The Former FBI Director Does Not Act With Honor," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , 04/17/18)

  • Comey's Television Interviews Were "Utterly Unprofessional" And Said They Violated "FBI Ethics, In Spirit If Not Also In Letter." "More important, we have learned that Mr. Comey is willing to go on TV and talk about legal matters still in play - like the Mueller Russia probe. This is utterly unprofessional for an ex-FBI man, and it violates FBI ethics, in spirit if not also in letter." (Editorial Board, "Comey's Tell All: The Former FBI Director Does Not Act With Honor," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , 04/17/18)
  • "Comey Has Revealed Himself To Be Completely At Odds With What An FBI Director Should Be." "But the person Mr. Comey has revealed himself to be over the last few days is completely at odds with what an FBI director should be. The director should not be a vindictive infighter, building his fiefdom like J. Edgar Hoover, but a top cop and lawyer, a straight arrow, a pro - like Bill Bratton or Robert Morgenthau." (Editorial Board, "Comey's Tell All: The Former FBI Director Does Not Act With Honor," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , 04/17/18)

James Freeman Assistant Editor Of The Wall Street Journal Said The "American Experiment Couldn't Survive" If Every Employee Adopted James Comey's Approach. "The American experiment couldn't survive if every employee in the executive branch adopted James Comey's approach and asserted an authority separate and superior to the duly-elected President." (James Freeman, "For Comey And Country," The Wall Street Journal , 04/16/18)

  • Freeman: "Thank Goodness" Comey "Not Longer Holds Any Police Power." "Thank goodness a man who presumes to tell American voters they have a duty to vote against a particular political candidate no longer holds any police power." (James Freeman, "For Comey And Country," The Wall Street Journal , 04/16/18)

Comey's Credibility Has Been Challenged

Longtime Clinton Confidant Philippe Reines Said Comey's Answers To "Really Fundamental Stuff Are Just At The Very Best Incomplete. At The Worst, They Are Just Flat-Out Unacceptable." "Some, like Philippe Reines, a longtime and trusted Clinton confidant, are eager to dig through the pages of Mr. Comey's book, if only to dissect it, point by point, looking for inconsistencies or misstatements. 'It would be rare for someone's book to say, 'This is how I screwed up,' Mr. Reines said. 'But his answers to some really fundamental stuff are just at the very best incomplete. At the worst, they are just flat-out unacceptable.'" (Michael D. Shear, "Nursing Election Grievances, Hillary Clinton Supporters Curse Comey," The New York Times , 04/16/18)

Former White House Special Counsel Lanny Davis Said That It Was Time To "Call Comey A Liar…" "So it is time - accurately - to call Comey a liar for this crucial, self-serving rationalization for his action that made Donald Trump president. And any respectable journalist such as Blitzer - and any responsible and balanced news organization such as CNN - has a duty to fact-check." (Lanny Davis, Op-Ed, "Admit It, James Comey: You've Been Lying All Along," The Hill , 04/15/18)

  • Davis Said Comey's Claim That He Was Obligated To Write A Letter To Congress "Was - And Remains - False." "Comey has repeatedly claimed that he was 'obligated" to write his speculative letter because of a promise he had made to Congress to do so if 'anything new' came up after his July 5, 2016, press conference announcing a new prosecutable case could be brought against Clinton. However, I established beyond any doubt in my book published in February 2018, 'The Unmaking of the Presidency 2016,' that Comey's claim was - and remains - false." (Lanny Davis, Op-Ed, "Admit It, James Comey: You've Been Lying All Along," The Hill , 04/15/18)
  • Lanny Davis Is A Legal Crisis Management Expert And Served As Former White House Special Counsel To President Bill Clinton. "Lanny J. Davis is co-founder and partner of the law firm of Davis Goldberg & Galper PLLC, and co-founder and partner of the public relations firm Trident DMG. Lanny Davis is a renowned legal crisis management expert. A lawyer and communicator with decades of experience, Lanny Davis has served in numerous roles, most significantly as former White House special counsel to President Clinton." (Lanny Davis, Op-Ed, "Admit It, James Comey: You've Been Lying All Along," The Hill , 04/15/18)

Carlos Lozada Of The Wall Street Journal: Comey's Actions Towards Loretta Lynch Did Not Seem "Particularly Ethical And It Does Not Seem Like Leadership." "For Comey to suggest that the attorney general 'appeared politically compromised' without offering supportive evidence does not seem particularly ethical. And it does not seem like leadership." (Carlos Lozada, "In His New Book, James Comey Calls For 'Ethical Leadership.' But Does He Live Up To It?" The Wall Street Journal , 04/14/18)

  • Lozada: "Bothersome That The Former FBI Director Would Cite Vague Information To Imply Wrongdoing…" "Of course, it is also bothersome that the former FBI director would cite vague information to imply wrongdoing by the nation's top law-enforcement official, with the very nature of the information making it hard for her to respond." (Carlos Lozada, "In His New Book, James Comey Calls For 'Ethical Leadership.' But Does He Live Up To It?" The Wall Street Journal , 04/14/18)

Richard Haas, President Of The Council On Foreign Relations, Said Comey Appeared "Intellectually Unmoored. Almost Without A Compass." "Richard Haas, a frequent guest on MSNBC and president of the Council on Foreign Relations, said the interview likely didn't move the needle in Comey's favor. 'He did nothing to persuade us that his various interventions in the run up to the election were justified,' he said. 'This seems to be a guy who was talking to himself, was intellectually unmoored. Almost without a compass.'" (Eddie Scarry, "James Comey's Interview Is A Media Flop," The Washington Examiner , 04/16/18)

CNN Political Commentator Ana Navarro Said The More She Hears From Comey, "The More Conflicted" She Feels. "'Maybe it's just me... the more I hear from Comey, the more conflicted I feel,' CNN political commentator Ana Navarro, a fierce critic of Trump, said Monday on Twitter. 'I want to believe him that this is all about loyalty to country and inviolable respect for the truth. But damn, the guy has a big ego, is selectively inconsistent. I find him obnoxiously self-righteous.'" (Eddie Scarry, "James Comey's Interview Is A Media Flop," The Washington Examiner , 04/16/18)

The New York Times' Jonathan Martin Said Comey Was Going After Trump "In A Personal Way" And Was No Longer Acting Apolitical. NEW YORK TIMES NATIONAL POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT JONATHAN MARTIN: "But the issue for Comey is that because he's sort of going after trump in a personal way and because he's now choosing this sort of politicize himself he's now coming down from his perch as apolitical g. man." (CNN's "New Day" 04/17/18)

Vice News: Allies Of Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Agree "They Both Can't Stand Former Director James Comey." "Allies of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have come to agree on at least one thing: They both can't stand former FBI Director James Comey." (Alex Thompson, "Comey Is Still On Team Hillary's Shit List," Vice News , 04/16/18)

Comey's Book Tour And Interviews Have Also Received Harsh Criticism From His Former FBI Colleagues

Comey's Interview With George Stephanopoulos "Enraged His Formed Agents." "James Comey's first interview since President Trump fired him as director of the FBI has enraged his former agents, who deluged The Daily Beast with their disdain as they watched him tell his side of the story to George Stephanopoulos on Sunday night."(Jana Winter, "James Comey's ABC Interview Has Furious FBI Insiders Lashing Out," The Daily Beast , 04/16/18)

  • One Former FBI Official Called Comey "Self-Serving" And "Self-Centered." "'Good lord, what a self-serving self-centered jackass,' the official said. 'True to form he thinks he's the smartest guy around.'"(Jana Winter, "James Comey's ABC Interview Has Furious FBI Insiders Lashing Out," Daily Beast , 04/16/18)

One Individual Who Works Frequently With The FBI Called Comey A "Scumbag." "An additional source, who works frequently with the FBI, said they had refused to watch the extended cut of the interview altogether. 'Didn't watch it-I don't care, he's basically a scumbag. I don't know how they're letting him write a book in the middle of an investigation that he's part of. I wonder if he had his book cleared by the intelligence community? He's supposed to but I bet he didn't.'" (Jana Winter, "James Comey's ABC Interview Has Furious FBI Insiders Lashing Out," Daily Beast , 04/16/18)

The "Personal Potshots" Taken By Comey In His Book Have Surprised His Former Colleagues. "The personal potshots in particular have surprised some former colleagues who thought of Mr. Comey as relatively sober and serious. Observers on both the left and right - including many who count themselves as fierce critics of Mr. Trump's - say that in embarking on his star turn, Mr. Comey may be undercutting his own indictment of the president's character and conduct." (Julie Hirschfeld Davis And Jonathan Martin, "James Comey's Attacks On Trump May Hurt A Carefully Cultivated Image," The New York Times , 04/16/18)

Former FBI Agent James Gagliano Said The Timing Of Comey's Book Was A "Bad Look." FORMER FBI AGENT JAMES GAGLIANO: "The timing of the book, which The Washington Post by the way, their book review critic said it is an author who doesn't just quote Shakespeare he quotes himself quoting Shakespeare, is a bad look." (CNN's "New Day" 04/17/18)

  • Gagliano Said He Disagreed With The Book Tour Saying It Was "Vainglorious And Self-Serving. It Further Tarnishes The FBI." GAGLIANO: "I disagree also with the look of the book tour. I think it's vanglorious and self-serving. It further tarnishes the FBI. Having said that, I don't believe James Comey is a bad man. I think he was the wrong man at the wrong time in the wrong position." (CNN's "New Day" 04/17/18)

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Former Assistant Director Of The FBI Ron Hosko Said Comey's "Salacious Commentary Diminishes" Him And Raises "More Questions About His True Desire Here. 'To me that kind of salacious commentary diminishes Jim Comey, raises more questions about his true desire here,' Hosko continued. He added that Comey is a 'carrier of the FBI brand' and is making the job of current FBI Director Wray much more difficult." (Saagar Enjeti, "'Shaking Their Heads': FBI Veterans Share Concerns On Comey Interview," The Daily Caller , 04/16/18)

Robert Anderson, Former Executive Assistant Director Of The FBI, "Expressed Concern Over [Comey's] Decision To Speak About An Ongoing Investigation." "Robert Anderson, former executive assistant director of the FBI, noted to TheDC that he believes Comey is a 'good man' that he 'loved working for him' but expressed concern over his decision to speak about an ongoing investigation." (Saagar Enjeti, "'Shaking Their Heads': FBI Veterans Share Concerns On Comey Interview," The Daily Caller , 04/16/18)

Former FBI Special Agent And 25-Year Veteran Jack Garcia Said Comey Had "Tarnished" His Position By Offering Positions And Attacking The President. "Former FBI special agent and 25-year veteran Jack Garcia was particularly scathing after Comey's interview. 'This man has tarnished that position by offering positions and attacking the president of the United States,' he declared to TheDC, adding that it was 'insane' for the former FBI director to offer an opinion on whether the Russian government had compromising information on Trump." (Saagar Enjeti, "'Shaking Their Heads': FBI Veterans Share Concerns On Comey Interview," The Daily Caller , 04/16/18)


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