Comey Defies Attempts to Pigeonhole Him

Former FBI director James Comey calls President Trump “morally unfit” to serve, but opposes impeachment. In an interview with ABC News, he argued that Americans should decide the president’s future in the voting booth by “voting their values.”

If former FBI director James Comey is trying to prosecute the case against President Trump in the court of public opinion, he has chosen a strange way in which to do it, says the Washington Post. In his first interview about his new book Sunday night on ABC, Comey continues to defy attempts to pigeonhole or use him. He’s not going to lead Democrats’ charge on collusion, obstruction of justice or impeachment. He has presented himself as too imperfect a figure — one overly concerned with appearances, politics and ego — even if they wanted him to, the Post says. Comey is not comfortable with impeaching Trump but seems oddly comfortable impeaching himself as a witness against Trump.

Comey seemed almost unconcerned with appearing vindictive and even petty. He clearly holds a grudge against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for the memo Rosenstein wrote making the case for Comey’s firing, saying Rosenstein “acted dishonorably.” Comey, who called Trump “morally unfit” to be president, volunteered what he acknowledged was a “strange answer” about whether he wants to impeach Trump. “I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they’re duty-bound to do directly,” he said. “People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values.”