Lyin’ Comey: Can the Former FBI Director Unite America?

As I’ve written before, Donald Trump has given the Republican Party some cojones. The Republican National Committee has released a video – “Lyin’ Comey” – to remind Democrats about that time way back in late 2016 when they all believed former FBI Director James Comey was a villain. Comey is peddling his new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, and early excerpts show it’s more self-puffery and grudge-settling than a serious account of his tenure at the nation’s highest law enforcement agency. (The GOP also designed a mock book cover with real quotes from Clinton loyalists, blasting the former FBI chief.)

The video montage is a loop of clips from Democratic leaders demanding Comey’s resignation and attacking his integrity after he issued the October 28, 2016 letter to Congress reopening the Hillary Clinton email investigation. (The inquiry was prompted by classified emails found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the pedophilic husband of Huma Abedin, Clinton’s top personal aide.) The highlight reel includes damning remarks from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In an interview on CNN, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va) said Comey’s October surprise was “the lowest moment in the history of the FBI.”

Perhaps this trip down memory lane—combined with Comey’s shocking admission in the book that he released the letter for political reasons—can bring Americans together in agreement that James Comey is a publicity-seeking, self-aggrandizing scoundrel we all should ignore.

About Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly is a political commentator and senior contributor to American Greatness. She is the author of Disloyal Opposition: How the NeverTrump Right Tried―And Failed―To Take Down the President Her past work can be found at The Federalist and National Review. She also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Genetic Literacy Project. After college graduation, she served as a policy and communications consultant for several Republican candidates and elected officials in suburban Chicago. She also volunteered for her local GOP organization. After staying home for more than 10 years to raise her two daughters, Julie began teaching cooking classes out of her home. She then started writing about food policy, agriculture, and biotechnology, as well as climate change and other scientific issues. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1990 with a degree in communications and minor degrees in political science and journalism. Julie lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, two daughters, and (unfortunately) three dogs.

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