A crooked Comey comedy

Ex-FBI director throws book at Trump for ethics, honesty

Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey says in his self-aggrandizing tell-all out today, “This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values. His leadership is transactional, ego driven, and about personal loyalty.”

Before you roll on the floor laughing, let’s unpack this, shall we?

Here we have a crooked former FBI director accusing the president of being unethical when Comey himself oversaw a sham investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Instead of prosecuting a member of the political aristocracy, Queen Clinton — or her many co-conspirators — Comey and his henchmen at the FBI worked overtime to cover Clinton’s tracks.

Nevermind that Clinton’s posse destroyed evidence with a hammer — relevant to the FBI’s investigation. Nevermind that Clinton associates deleted 33,000 emails, wiped servers and “lost” a laptop. All anecdotes to Comey, because according to him, there’s nothing to see here, folks.

Now Comey’s accusing President Trump of being untruthful when Comey misled Congress — under oath — in 2016 when asked when he made the decision not to prosecute Clinton over her reckless mishandling of classified information while secretary of state. Comey said he didn’t make the decision until — after — the FBI interviewed her. Not so.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham obtained transcripts from the Office of the Special Counsel, a watchdog group, that found Comey wrote an exoneration letter clearing Clinton several months before the FBI conducted its pretend interview where their pal Hillary wasn’t even put under oath.

Why don’t Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray or members of Congress see the holes in Comey’s story?

Clearly Comey, like Clinton, is getting special treatment and accommodations not afforded to the rest of us. Meanwhile, Comey has the audacity to question Trump’s character, calling him a liar, and we’re supposed to rush out and go buy his book so he can rake in the dough?

I’d rather hand $20 to the next homeless guy I see panhandling on the streets of Boston.

Then there’s Comey’s leaking of classified memos. After Trump fired him — with cause — in May 2017, Comey admitted to leaking memos he penned detailing alleged conversations with the president to trigger the ongoing, highly partisan special counsel investigation.

Of those seven memos, reportedly four of them were classified. Yet that hasn’t hurt King Comey.

Bottom line: If our judicial system has any legitimacy left to it — after the damage done under Comey’s watch — Congress and the DOJ should hold elites to the same legal standards as the rest of us.

About Adriana Cohen

Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.