President Trump’s Pathetic Insoluble In-Group(s) Pt. 2
I appreciate the former director’s candor about being suspicious and in avoiding the appearance of collusion with the president. After all he is under oath and I applaud him for understanding enough to that aspect of the scope of the constitutive independence of his role as head of the FBI.
And I agree with Mr. Comey that our president is a liar.
However, this boy scout failed to fully heed to this notion and because of a deeper in-group status — because Comey is known to lean republican, his public actions concerning the Hillary Clinton emails is suggestive of that fact. It was indefatigably political of Comey to become so publicly distracted by the Clinton emails only to have cleared them not once but on two occasions. Deputy AG Rosenstein was confounded, as was I, and a great many were too.
“I do not understand his [Comey’s] refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken.”
“Eric Holder, who served as Deputy Attorney General under President Clinton and Attorney General under President Obama, said that the Director’s decision [on conclusion of Clinton investigation] “was incorrect. It violated long-standing Justice Department policies and traditions. And it ran counter to guidance that I put in place four years ago laying out the proper way to conduct investigations during an election season.”
Do you know why? It ended up sowing inconclusive doubt in the minds of voters and tangentially provided the republicans a huge political trifecta in government. Plain and simple. The results of the election would become a harbinger of the sort of conservatism that would “Make America Great Again” .
There are instances where flattery and narcissism within the in-group served to compromise Comey’s judgement to question the president.
Concerning whether Trump asked Comey to halt any investigation in to Russian hacking and interference into the national elections — the answer is no, it merely was because Trump — in trying to feel Mr. Comey out, simply wasn’t yet comfortable to ascertain enough of the required level of loyalty required in order to make him complicit. Trump attempted to flatter Comey publicly and yet the bait never took. President Trump simply held his tongue as long as he could until he saw that this kind of loyalty from Comey would not be possible. Comey became ineligible to join Trump’s narcissistic supply or a closer subordinate in-group of flunkies. That’s the flaw of intrinsic in-groups, they test your character a lot.
And then the President fired him.
President Trump utilizes this negative selection process that seeks to undermine democracy. As fragile and imperfect that this concept seems at times it indubitably exposes incompetent people who are incapable of becoming lesser imitations and reproductions of Trump under this White House Administration. Just look at the what appears to be a White House staff of press secretaries, and you will see a likeness in attitude and posture. Of course anyone failing to replicate this attitude and belief or better yet appears to be smarter than the president — You’re fired.
But, character — somewhat restored.