Comey Agonistes

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MAY 12, 2017

         HERE’S WALL STREET JOURNAL COLUMNIST DANIEL HENNINGER ON THE JAMES COMEY FIRING:

         “If you read nothing else while fighting through the maelstrom around President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, read the full text of Deputy Attorney General Rod J.  Rosenstein's memo.

“Mr. Rosenstein’s memo makes meticulously clear…Director Comey’s behavior violated numerous standards of federal prosecutorial procedure and lines of authority inside the Department of Justice.

“Specifically, writes Mr. Rosenstein, ‘The Director was wrong to usurp the Attorney General’s authority on July 5, 2016, and announce his conclusion that the case should be closed without prosecution’…

“But I know where to begin: with the news in March 2015 that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton created a private email server in 2009.

Hillary’s email server is the reason for James Comey’s rise, and why he has fallen.

“Add to that…former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, whose tarmac tête-à-tête with Bill Clinton about “grandchildren” amid the server scandal caused Mr. Comey to misbelieve, fatally, that he was thereby made independent of any authority.”

FROM DAN HENNINGER’S COLUMN. I’M CAL THOMAS.