"Self-Centered, Self-Serving Jackass": FBI Insiders Furious After Comey Interview

Current and former FBI agents are furious after former Director James Comey gave his first interview since President Trump fired him last year to ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday night, reports the Daily Beast - which was privy to a play-by-play flurry of text messages and other communications detailing their reactions.

Seven current or former FBI agents and officials spoke throughout and immediately after the broadcast. There was a lot of anger, frustration, and even more emojis—featuring the thumbs-down, frowny face, middle finger, and a whole lot of green vomit faces.

One former FBI official sent a bourbon emoji as it began; another sent the beers cheers-ing emoji. The responses became increasingly angry and despondent as the hourlong interview played out. -Daily Beast

Hoover is spinning in his grave,” said a former FBI official. “Making money from total failure," in reference to Comey plugging his book, A Higher Loyalty.

Jana Winter of The Beast adds that when a promo aired between segments advertising Comey's upcoming appearance with The View, the official "grew angrier."

Good lord, what a self-serving self-centered jackass,” the official said. “True to form he thinks he’s the smartest guy around.”

A current official with the FBI said it was strange how Comey seemed so pleased with how things played out. “It’s how happy he looked on TV while cashing in on the biggest mistake in history. His mistake,” they said. “Jim Comey made that mistake. We all just wonder what could have been and what we could’ve done to change it.”

Not all the current and former FBI officials had problems with the interview, however - as one official who spoke out in support of Comey said “I thought he was highly trustworthy and very transparent, like watching someone in confession,” the former official said. “It seems like he’s still wrestling with it.

The majority, however, were all negative on the former Director's interview - with one even souring as the interview progressed:

One longtime Team Comey source—who is still an FBI agent—sent thumbs-up emojis repeatedly during the first half hour, but even this loyalist began to lose patience by the halfway mark—sending a frowny face. A few minutes later there was a nauseous emoji, and then a poop emoji after the final segment. -DB

Sources confirm to ZeroHedge that a frowny face emoji is indeed very bad. In a stunning development, Comey's interview even encouraged a former FBI official to start using emojis.

Another former FBI official not historically known for their use of emojis, sent a bowing emjoi which—they explained in a follow up message—they believed to mean “slamming my head into something, obviously.

Another source who works frequently with the FBI said they wouldn't watch the extended cut of the interview.

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.”

Comey was fired by President Trump on May 9, 2017, after which he leaked memos he claims document conversations with Trump to the New York Times, kicking off the special counsel investigation headed by Robert Mueller - whose team started out looking at Russian influence in the 2016 election, and is now investigating the President's alleged decade-old extramarital affairs with at least two women. Truly looking out for national security there Bob...

Hillary Clinton and her supporters blame Comey as a major factor in her 2016 loss to Donald Trump - as Clinton insiders have told the Daily Beast that Comey should "beg for forgiveness" and not try to use his book to explain away his actions.

Days before the election, Comey publicly announced that he was reopening the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, but he made no mention of the simultaneous inquires being made into Russian links to members of Trump’s team.

This was seen by many inside the FBI as Comey inserting the agency into the campaign, which was especially unwise coming so close to the election, when the agency tries to abstain from anything that could have political consequences. -Daily Beast

In his book, Comey - who said he was on the "verge of tears" after Obama gave him a pat on the head, and whose wife and children were admittedly giant Hillary fans, also admits that he expected Clinton to win, and that he feared that - if he didn't disclose the reopening of the probe - that it would make Clinton an "illegitimate" president.

Mr. Comey acknowledges that he thought Mrs. Clinton would win the presidency and said it is "entirely possible" that he decided to reveal that the email investigation had started up again 11 days before the election because he was primarily concerned that if he concealed the renewed investigation, it would make her an "illegitimate president."

Would he have made a different decision if Mr. Trump had been ahead in the polls? "I don’t know," Mr. Comey concedes. -AP

Prior to becoming the DNC's most wanted, Comey and his team notoriously let Hillary Clinton off the hook for her private server and mishandling of classified information - having begun drafting Clinton's exoneration before even interviewing her, something which appears to have been "forgotten" in his book.

Comey also called out Obama and Lynch in his book - defending the FBI's top brass and counterintelligence investigators charged with probing Clinton's use of a private email server and mishandling of classified information, reports the Washington Examiner, which received an advanced copy.

I never heard anyone on our team — not one — take a position that seemed driven by their personal political motivations. And more than that: I never heard an argument or observation I thought came from a political bias. Never ... Instead we debated, argued, listened, reflected, agonized, played devil’s advocate, and even found opportunities to laugh as we hashed out major decisions.

We're sure there was a lot of laughing in Comey's office - right up until 1AM on November 9, 2016.

It appears that James Comey isn't making any friends, anywhere - except perhaps at his bank.

Comments

solidtare IridiumRebel Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:26 Permalink

williambanzai7 nailed it:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-10/jackass-comey

 

h/t to Jim Thompson: POP. 1280

  "Well, maybe that's because you ain't real bright," Ken said. "Why, I'll bet you
there's a woman right in this town that would really pree-fer [Comey] to a fella like
you. I ain't saying that you ain't a plenty good lookin' fella yourself, but probably
you ain't got as long a dingle-dangle as he has - they tell me them idjits are hung
like a stud-hoss. And, anyways --
   "Well, now, I don't know about that," I said. "I ain't never had any complaints in
that department yet."

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hxc Oldguy05 Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:57 Permalink

I would rather have RP if he had the charisma/gusto and also tactical genius of DT. However, I worry that Ron, as a guy that delivered babies and educated people on nonagression, as opposed to running a something-billion dollar cutthroat RE empire, might be more at risk of A) being unable to overcome political roadblocks and destabilization, and B) something bad happening to him.

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HippieHaulers hxc Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:12 Permalink

"One longtime Team Comey source—who is still an FBI agent—sent thumbs-up emojis repeatedly during the first half hour, but even this loyalist began to lose patience by the halfway mark—sending a frowny face. A few minutes later there was a nauseous emoji, and then a poop emoji after the final segment."

Peak Idiocracy?

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DaiRR HippieHaulers Tue, 04/17/2018 - 01:44 Permalink

Comey is so blatantly one sided.  "Informal interviews" that go nowhere are appropriate to investigate DemoRats acts of treason, same with investigating FBI employees flaunting the laws to favor DemoRats.  An example needs to be made of the deluded, partisan criminal that is Comey.  His Hitlery loving family sure has made a big deal of their anti-Trump activities with the MSM also.  All those Comeys love the limelight.  Somewhat reckless of them.  Now they're all on a list.,

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wildbad BullyBearish Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:55 Permalink

I'm with Trump!!!

Loved Ron Paul but he didn't have the nads to speak up or animate the media who ignored him like a wallflower.  he just sat and took it.

Great in theory but Donald J. Trump took the battle to them , won it and continues to win.  That you can't see it is a shame.  

Even if you take the weakest argument, "would Killary have been better?", you win with Trump, but he is sooooo much more than that evil twat or anyone else you can name.

Ron Paul is ideologically sound as a dollar errr , gold bar but Trump is the ONLY one who can bring this home.

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Omen IV Fish Gone Bad Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:52 Permalink

Comey speaks in elliptical phrases which tries to inflict damage via innuendo / insults / disparaging remarks / negative word associations - usually not in proximity to facts in the presentation.   In the face of serious counter party which would hold him accountable - he would completely fall apart

Comey counts on Flacks / Hacks / Fakers of all description - pseudo journalists / politicians / academics as the foils in his interviews.

 

a serious trial attorney who didnt care about decorum or politics could rip him to shreds not controlled by time limits

he has gotten away with a lot - he is not that smart - just careful with the chosen counter party

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Oldguy05 Ajax-1 Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:42 Permalink

My good friend was a SOG medic. SOG medics carry weapons and kill until they can help. He told me....all those cool commercials you see doing awesome things.....it really sucks when you have to actually do them. It took him years to realize he had been brainwashed. Nowadays, I'm glad he's on my team.

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kralizec FireBrander Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:19 Permalink

Uhh huh...yeah...I'll believe that when I see it...have had ample time, like 8 years of O'Bongo treason and here we are going on the second year of the coup against Trump and none of the high-level scumbags are anywhere close to going to prison!

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Moving and Grooving kralizec Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:24 Permalink

'anywhere close to going to prison!'

 

I can't help but think that if I were a totally compromised and corrupt public official I'd really get behind every possible distraction to keep my tormentors at bay, and in fact would welcome and encourage, even fund, every possible method of removing the key tormentor-in-chief from office in disgrace ASAP. 

 

But maybe that's just me.

 

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NoDebt Bitchface-KILLAH Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:00 Permalink

Comey was always the most enigmatic figure to me in this sad, troubling series of events involving the FBI.

THE GOOD NEWS:  Everyone hates him now.  The Rs hate him, the Ds hate him.  Who's Christmas party did he get invited to last year?  I'm guessing the invitations were few.  His own ego has turned him into plutonium.  And he deserves even worse than that.

 

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hxc DeathMerchant Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:44 Permalink

Don't worry, the old people will understand eventually. Even in California the left is being crushed under its own weight. LA and SF are overpriced collapsing shitholes and pretty much everywhere else is conservative/libertarian. Dem vs rep winning in CA is close to 50/50 and millenials are getting more conservative as they get older. Hell i'm in my late twenties and have never been a libtard. People will get it eventually

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