After Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in an effort to sabotage the Trump-Russia investigation, it led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller to continue the investigation. Now Mueller is preparing to take Trump down, with one or more arrests of Trump’s co-conspirators commencing tomorrow. Notably, with the Trump-Russia-Comey-Mueller saga on an arc toward coming full circle, James Comey is now weighing in.
Earlier this week, Comey finally acknowledged that he’d been posting under the “Reinhold Niebuhr” on Twitter. His friend Ben Wittes then confirmed that the account in question truly is Comey. This afternoon, Comey posted a conspicuously timed tweet. He included a picture of the Washington DC monument to Martin Luther King Jr, and added that “We are in an ‘inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.'”
So at a time when the most treasonous plot in modern American history is finally about to result in the first arrests of some of the co-conspirators, James Comey appears to be trying to provide big picture context. He seems to be reminding Americans that the Trump-Russia crisis affects us all, and that we all await the same fate. It’s not a coincidence that Comey re-entered public life this week, just as it was becoming clear that Robert Mueller was preparing to take Donald Trump down.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s frantic Twitter meltdown this morning included an incidental mention of James Comey. Even as Trump was rambling about an imaginary Hillary Clinton-Russia scandal, he insisted that the “Comey fix” somehow helped Clinton in the election. As usual, no one has any idea what Trump is even talking about. He did, however, yell “DO SOMETHING!” in all capital letters, in a rather desperate cry for help as the walls close in on him.
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