by Burt Prelutsky
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When it comes to James Comey, the only question about his firing is why did President Trump wait so long to dump him? I mean, when you realize how quickly he unloaded Anthony Scaramucci, Sean Spicer, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, Hope Hicks, Rob Porter, Gary Cohn and Michael Flynn, there’s no logical reason why Trump didn’t axe him on Inauguration Day.
The far better question is why Comey was hired in the first place. He was not someone with a background you would expect to wind up heading the FBI. He had served a short stint as a lawyer with the Southern District of New York, but only long enough to have become friendly with another mediocrity named Loretta Lynch.
But he quickly entered the private sector as general counsel and senior V.P. of Lockheed Martin. After five lucrative years, he left to join the Board of Directors of HSBC, a bank so corrupt that a few months earlier it had been fined $1.2 billion, accused of laundering money for drug cartels and Islamic terrorist groups.
With that kind of resumé, it figures that Barack liar-nObama would select this guy who had no experience in law enforcement to head up the FBI.
It recently came to light that Comey’s wife, Patrice, and their four daughters not only voted and campaigned for liar-Hillary Clinton, but that they dealt with their grief over her loss by taking part in the Women’s Resistance march the day after Trump’s inauguration.
The world being what it is today, it should come as no surprise that Comey’s immediate plans call for him to teach a course at his alma mater, the College of William & Mary in, of all things, Ethical Leadership.
Rumor has it he won’t be paid, but, then, as is often the case with these public servants, he’s sitting on a fortune estimated at around $15 million. Which suggests that contrary to public opinion, he didn’t write “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership,” for the money, but simply in order to snipe at Donald Trump.
Speaking of which, it recently occurred to me that fiction used to be the literary domain of people named John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis. These days, it’s been taken over by the likes of liar-Hillary Clinton, Tina Fay, Al Franken, Rachel Maddow, Michael Wolff and James Comey.
⦿ Social media was all atwitter when it was leaked that Michael Cohen’s clients included not only President Trump, but Sean Hannity. I tried to get a handle on what made it newsworthy, but I failed. Rich and famous people often have the same lawyers. I mean, it’s not like being married to the same woman. Exclusivity doesn’t enter into the relationship.
However, I was taken aback when Mr. Hannity declared that he had never had Cohen on retainer or even paid him a dime, explaining: “I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.”
“Uh, Sean, that’s what we all want from our lawyers, assuming we’re not going on trial for robbery or murder. The difference is we all get charged a lot of money for those brief discussions. If we also expect the guy to repair the roof or paint the kitchen, that costs extra.”
⦿ The scandal swirling around the FBI doesn’t show us to be a banana republic, which would be almost benign compared to the totalitarian state into which we seem to be morphing.
The United States, ever since Barack liar-nObama took office, has become a country where the chief law enforcement agency, along with the hierarchy at the State Department and the intelligence community, coupled with the corrupt media, collude in order to elect their presidential preference. Then, failing that, they band together to have the duly-elected president driven from office.
This has become a nation where men with guns conduct raids on a lawyer’s home and office, in violation of the 4th Amendment, in search of confidential communications with his clients.
This same gang of scofflaws feel free to break the law, to ignore the oaths they took to defend the Constitution, and to stonewall Congress when the House and Senate members request documents the Constitution authorizes them to see.
This has also become a nation where cities and states are in open rebellion with the federal government in a way not seen for over 150 years, and where judges get away with pretending they have the legal authority to prevent the president from banning entry to people from other countries.
The virus has recently taken root in Florida where a federal judge has given illegal immigrants the right to sue companies over their “discriminatory employment policy,” which consists of merely requiring that those seeking jobs have green cards.
The lawsuit was filed by the uberleftist Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), which should come as no surprise. These groups have popped up like toadstools all over the country and are often comprised of lawyers who are themselves here illegally.
The federal judge in the case, Kathleen Williams, was an liar-nObama appointee, which again should come as no big surprise.
⦿ The New Yorker, which, for years, was the go-to place for writers and cartoonists who aspired to share space with the likes of James Thurber, J.D. Salinger, Charles Addams and E.B. White, has declined to a level where it publishes writers who refer to the Chick-Fil-A company as “creepy,” insisting that “The brand’s arrival here Manhattan feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism.”
By “pervasive Christian traditionalism,” the magazine is referring to the fact that the company closes its doors on Sunday, no matter how much their customers may clamor for one of their tasty chicken sandwiches on the Sabbath.
Interestingly enough, the New Yorker, which shares the island where 3,000 Americans were slaughtered on 9/11/2001, never has and never would claim that any business or any individual, for that matter, is guilty of pervasive Islamic traditionalism.
A tradition, by the way, that includes honor killings, the mutilation of female genitalia, beheadings, church burnings and conversion by the sword.