James Comey Has a Surprise Argument: Trump Should Not Be Prosecuted
In a new book, former FBI Director James Comey argues that no matter what kind of evidence Joe Biden’s Justice Department comes up with to prosecute Donald Trump once he’s out of office, the DOJ should decline to bring charges against him. Comey, who has been a relentless critic of the man who fired him only a few months after the inauguration, suggested that even if there is a “compelling roadmap” to building a federal case against Trump, the next attorney general should focus on moving the country forward.
“Although those cases might be righteous in a vacuum,” Comey wrote, “the mission of the next attorney general must be fostering the trust of the American people.”
Well, we’re pretty sure a good first step would be to show support for the investigation being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the origins of the Russia probe. That would be a clear, unambiguous signal to the country that Biden’s Justice Department is committed to following the thread of truth, no matter where it might lead. Another good step would be to acknowledge that Biden’s son is under federal investigation and make a public statement vowing to stay out of that probe as it proceeds.
But yes, declining to prosecute Trump for the imaginary crimes that Democrats have accused him of would also be welcome. That’s a fairly “bare minimum” requirement, but hey, it’s Jim Comey.
Comey also considered the notion that Biden might pardon Trump or that Trump might deliver himself a pardon before leaving office – a move that would, by law, amount to an acknowledgment of guilt.
“By pardoning a resigned president, Ford had held Nixon accountable in a way that Trump would not be, even were he to be pardoned after losing re-election. That might not be enough accountability in Trump’s case. Or it may be, especially if local prosecutors in New York charge Trump for a legacy of financial fraud,” Comey wrote.
Well, we’re not even going to get into whatever nonsense New York state prosecutors have come up with, because we’re sure it’s more of the same garbage that the left has been throwing at this man since he rolled down that escalator in 2015.
Comey is right, of course, that the Biden DOJ should not prosecute Trump, but he’s wrong about the reasons. Fact is, there’s nothing to prosecute (although, if they want to take a shot at obstruction of justice, stemming from the Mueller investigation, it would be a hilarious sight to behold). And if Biden’s attorney general does push for or allow these prosecutions, he will be admitting that the Justice Department is now in the hands of partisan leftists who will do anything to punish the man who nearly brought the Establishment to its knees.