WhAt do former FBI guys know about throwing shade? Apparently, they are pretty good at it…
James Comey‘s memoir about his time as FBI Director under Trump have not just leaked, they are FLOODING the airwaves and internet.
There’s a lot of bits in A Higher Loyalty, some shady, some salacious, others are just plain surreal. Here’s a poo-poo platter sampling.
“His face appeared slightly orange with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coifed, bright blond hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his…..As he extended his hand, I made a mental note to check its size. It was smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so.”
“I stared at the soft white pouches under his expressionless blue eyes. I remember thinking in that moment that the president doesn’t understand the FBI’s role in American life.”
“‘Another reason you know this isn’t true: I’m a germaphobe. There’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me, no way’.
I actually let out an audible laugh. I imagined the presidential suite of the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow was large enough for a germaphobe to be at a safe distance from the activity.””
“He brought up what he called the ‘golden showers thing’… adding that it bothered him if there was ‘even a 1 percent chance’ his wife, Melania, thought it was true…. In what kind of marriage, to what kind of man, does a spouse conclude there is only a 99 percent chance her husband didn’t do that?”
“Asking — rhetorically, I assumed — whether he seemed like a guy who needed the service of prostitutes. He then began discussing cases where women had accused him of sexual assault, a subject I had not raised. He mentioned a number of women, and seemed to have memorized their allegations.”
“The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview. The lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and above the truth.
Holy crap they are trying to make each of us an ‘amica nostra’ – a friend of ours. To draw us in. As crazy as it sounds, I suddenly had the feeling that, in the blink of an eye, the president-elect was trying to make us all part of the same family.
“I need loyalty… To my mind, the demand was like Sammy the Bull’s Cosa Nostra induction ceremony – with Trump in the role of the family boss, asking me if I have what it takes to be a ‘made man’.”
“This President is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values. His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.”