I am unable to watch in real time the interview that former FBI Director James Comey gave to ABC News; we have spotty TV reception in our RV park at the moment, so I’ll have to catch up with it in the next day or two.
However, I am able to read much of the interview on the link attached here..
I am struck by something about the interview that Comey gave to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. It is that he is recounting one-on-one encounters with Donald John Trump, the president of the United States.
I also am left to wonder: Whose recollections of those meetings should I believe? The former FBI director known to be a meticulous note-taker of such meetings, or the president who has demonstrated time and again to be a serial liar?
Let me think. I believe I’ll go with Comey’s assertion of what transpired in those meetings.
It’s impossible to prove much of Comey has alleged occurred during those meetings, whether the president intended to torpedo Comey’s work as FBI director.
I’m just struck by how Trump responded in advance of the televised interview, the name-calling and petulant tone of his tweets.
Comey said he believes Trump is “morally unfit” for the office of president. He doesn’t believe the president is suffering from dementia or is otherwise mentally unfit. It’s the man’s moral compass that gives Comey such cause. He mentions how Trump treats women like “meat.”
That is the kind of assessment that Comey has concluded after meeting privately with Trump.
It also is going to make the nation ask itself: Who is the more trustworthy man in this exchange?
I’ve made my call.