James Comey served as the seventh director of the FBI from September 4, 2013 to May 9, 2017. Make what you want of his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week but what is most disturbing is not the testimony, but the facts. Oh and Viva loves regurgitating indisputable facts because this is where the trouble gets obvious:
- James Comey was director of the FBI for a total of 1342 days.
- Of those days, 1233 or 92% were served during the Obama Administration.
- That leaves 109 or 8% served during the Trump Administration.*
In 109 days, James Comey documented nine (9) conversations with President Trump*. The FBI director even played coy by going undercover in the Oval Office drapes. And then whoa! one tête-à-tête included dinner! I can hear Bill Withers Just the Two of Us to set the mood but, what was on the menu? Is Comey leaving out salient details?
No. James Comey is not leaving out salient details. He notes that during the Obama Administration, he talked with Obama twice. And one of those tête-à-tête’s was for the purpose of Obama saying good-bye. Good luck. See ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya …
Oh! We do like to make things up, but back to our love of data. On any given day during the Trump Administration, James Comey had an 8.3% chance of talking to the President (phone or face-to-face). During the Obama Administration, the chance of talking to the President was 0.16% (face-to-face). This makes the case for Comey keeping a Scarlett O’Hara suit at hand in the office closet. You just never know when you might need to blend with the drapes.
And if this were a game where scoring more meant you were winning, Trump would be killing it. Nine (9) is bigger than two (2). But Presidential contact with the acting FBI Director scores like golf. A lower score wins.
And Trump is a loser.
* Yes Ann. Both times. I just threw up in my mouth a little.