What Trump Didn’t Know About James Comey When He Called Him a Coward

In spite of the testimony of James Comey that Donald Trump defamed him, and that he was a liar, Trump has taken to twitter and called Comey a “coward”.    It seems that if Comey was uncertain BEFORE about whether to file a civil case against Trump, he may be now more resolute than ever.  Comey may be many things, but “coward” isn’t one.

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Here is an analysis of the truthfulness of Comey’s testimony:

This is a report on Trump’s own son confirming the veracity of Comey’s testimony:

Sending Twitter remarks in between golf strokes, Trump called Comey a “leaker” and a “coward”.  However at a news conference Trump refused to directly say whether Mr. Comey lied to Congress in his testimony.  Trump was asked the same question as he boarded Air Force One en route to New Jersey and again refused to answer the question.



Comey also admitted that he had asked a “good friend” and confidante, Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman, to leak a private memo of his conversations with Trump to the press after a previous tweet by the president.  It appears there is no “confidential” information contained in that memo.  Certainly the Former Director of the FBI is aware of what information is classified and what is not.  As he testified before Congress, Comey repeatedly advised the person asking the questions that there were things he couldn’t say in the open session because it was classified.  However as John Oliver points out, there may be much more damaging information about Trump than he was able to share in open setting.

You may believe that Trump’s alternative facts are more believable than Comey’s.  You may believe Trump is not a liar.  You might be a Trump voter who believes anything Trump says, regardless if it is contrary to something Trump said yesterday.  You might believe Trump even when his son says the opposite.  However a sane person could never listen to James Comey’s testimony and conclude that he is a coward.  Here is what you should know about the “coward”:

1. Comey is an attorney who who served as the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from September 4, 2013 until May 9, 2017.

2.  Comey has been a registered Republican for most of his life.

3.  Comey was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for two years.

4.  Comey was the United States Deputy Attorney General from December 2003 to August 2005 in the administration of President George W. Bush.

5. Comey was a Senior Research Scholar and Hertog Fellow on National Security Law at Columbia Law School.

6.  In September 2013, Comey was appointed Director of the FBI by President Barack Obama. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the FBI’s investigation of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. His role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, particularly with regard to his public communications, was highly controversial. His decisions have been regarded by a number of analysts, including Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, to have likely cost Clinton the election.

7.  Comey joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York where he worked from 1987 to 1993. While there, he served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. He helped prosecute the Gambino crime family.

8.  In 1996, Comey acted as deputy special counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee.He also served as the lead prosecutor in the case concerning the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia.

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9.  During his time as Attorney General in New York Comey  he:

a.  was responsible for the investigation into President Bill Clinton‘s controversial pardon of Marc Rich.

     b.  led the prosecution of three men involved in one of the largest identity fraud cases in American history. The fraud had lasted two years and resulted in thousands of people across the country collectively losing well over $3 million.

     c.  led the indictment of Adelphia Communications founder John Rigas for bank fraud, wire fraud, and securities fraud. Rigas was convicted of the charges in 2004 and in 2005, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Adelphia Corporation was forced to file for bankruptcy after it acknowledged that it took $3.3 billion in false loans. It was “one of the most elaborate and extensive corporate frauds in United States history”.

d.  led the prosecution of Martha Stewart, who was indicted on the charges of securities fraud, obstruction of justice, and lying to an FBI agent.[

     e.  led the indictment of ImClone CEO Samuel Waksal, who pleaded guilty to avoiding paying $1.2 million in sales taxes on $15 million worth of paintings.

     f.  led the indictment of Frank Quattrone, who allegedly urged subordinates in 2000 to destroy evidence sought by investigators looking into his investment banking practices.

     g.  led the prosecutions in “Operation Wooden Nickel”, which resulted in complaints and indictments against 47 people involved in foreign exchange trading scam.

Comey was one of the few members of the Bush administration who tried to prevent or limit the use of torture.


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5 thoughts on “What Trump Didn’t Know About James Comey When He Called Him a Coward

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  1. When you have no cogent argument nor explanation, resort to name-calling! Hey, it worked with “crooked” Hillary in the election, right? Word association. it really is no different that the tirades Palin goes on where she’s pointing that gawd-awful finger at others but, in fact, is describing herself. They have nothing else but to instill fear and hatred. Certainly no solutions nor compassion for those they claim to “serve;” it’s ALL about them.


  2. Have we ever seen Trump call anyone names face to face, not on a scripted reality show? Trump is the proverbial 45 year old living in his mom’s basement, playing tough guy on phony Facebook and Twitter accounts.


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