In May of this year I theorized that James Comey was using the investigation into supposed collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign as a springboard for a Presidential campaign –
What I believe is that Comey had it in the back of his mind that his provoking Trump could open a realistic path to the Presidency.
If you find this analysis of electoral ambitions too speculative for your own taste, I concede this is an educated guess about his real motives.
However, even if we assume he would not run under any circumstances whatsoever, it is a fact the opportunity for Comey to run would emerge if Trump was left mired in an obstruction of justice scandal carefully engineered by Comey.
At a minimum he would enjoy the ego boost for decades.
This gambit may still seem like a stretch (it may seem tempting to use it to speculate his ambitions are why he sandbagged Hillary in the last week of the campaign), but Trump had far worse odds when he announced his candidacy in the middle of 2015.
On his Twitter account, Comey gave the game away, conceding I was right: His interest in 2020 is demonstrated by appearing in Iowa wearing running shoes:
A picture is worth a million hypothesis tests.
If you read anything else, you are reading grossly inferior political analysis.
Only the Grandmaster, Prince Metternich, had greater foresight.
Is it necessary to give a proof of this last fact ? We think we have furnished it in remarking that one of the sentiments most natural to man, that of nationality, is erased from the Liberal catechism, and that where the word is still employed, it is used by the heads of the party as a pretext to enchain Governments, or as a lever to bring about destruction. The real aim of the idealists of the party is religious and political fusion, and this being analysed is nothing else but creating in favour of each individual an existence entirely independent of all authority, or of any other will than his own, an idea absurd and contrary to the nature of man, and incompatible with the needs of human society.
Jimmy Comey has a long road ahead of him: The marathon race to the White House is the most grueling, absurd ordeal ever devised by mankind.
Now that Jimmy has flagged his Presidential intentions we thought it appropriate – courtesy of Mark Steyn – to salute his ambitions with a taste of some the rough patches he needs to smooth over as concerns about the criminal collusion between a certain 2016 Presidential candidate, Vladimir Putin, and what the FBI knew and when it knew it, are inevitably brought up –
Only at the FBI could you investigate the Clinton uranium deal for over six years – until Hillary is too far advanced on her path to the Democrat nomination for it to be politically feasible to stop her. Fifty per cent of America remains committed to not noticing the stench of the Clinton “Foundation” …and not seeing any – what’s the word? – collusion between Bill and Hill’s hundred mil and Vladimir Putin’s mountain of uranium. Here’s more from that Hugh Hewitt interview:
It turns out that, while we were all worrying about the mullahs’ nuclear program, the Clintons’ nuclear program was going gangbusters. Kazakhquiddick dominated the conversation on my weekly chat with Hugh Hewitt:
HUGH HEWITT: I’m looking at an extraordinary article – Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Press For Control Of Uranium Company. It’s by Jo Becker and Mike McIntire from today’s New York Times. It’s almost unfathomable that Hillary Clinton would consider running for president after this article comes out, but what say you, Mark Steyn?
MARK STEYN: Yes, I agree. And I like Elizabeth Warren, and I want her to run. And when I say ‘like’, don’t get me wrong – I think she would be a disastrous president for this country, and she would want to turn it into a socialist basket case. But she believes in something, and she wants to do something. And Hillary Clinton is an entirely hollow creation. She is basically just an empty vessel in which the dodgiest characters on the planet pour money in return for favors. And I regret to say her daughter is becoming much the same kind of thing, too. Her daughter’s joined the family on stage with this Kazakh oligarch and all the rest of it. In fairness to Bill Clinton, he likes chasing nymphettes – he’s the only Clinton with a human characteristic…
HH: Now I don’t want to overstate the complexity, but in a nutshell, Russia has cornered the world uranium market.
HH: They have done so through acquiring huge uranium resources in Canada and the United State subject to review by the State Department was given, and Bill Clinton pocketed a half million along the way, and the foundation picked up two and a half million bucks from interested parties…