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Wed May 1, 2019, 03:43 PM May 2019

Comey: 'Trump Eats Your Soul in Small Bites'


Comey: ‘Trump Eats Your Soul in Small Bites’

Former FBI director James Comey lambasted Trump in a Wednesday op-ed for The New York Times that he billed as an attempt to explain Attorney General William Barr’s capitulation to the Oval Office. “How could Mr. Barr, a bright and accomplished lawyer, start channeling the president in using words like ‘no collusion’ and F.B.I. ‘spying’?” Comey began in the op-ed, which was published while Barr testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “And how could Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, after the release of Mr. Mueller’s report that detailed Mr. Trump’s determined efforts to obstruct justice, give a speech quoting the president on the importance of the rule of law?”

After spending four months working alongside Trump, Comey wrote, he thought he had an answer: “Proximity to an amoral leader reveals something depressing,” he wrote. “I think that’s at least part of what we’ve seen with Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein. Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from. It takes character like Mr. Mattis’s to avoid the damage, because Mr. Trump eats your soul in small bites.”
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Comey: 'Trump Eats Your Soul in Small Bites' (Original Post) babylonsister May 2019 OP
A Soul Snacker, shouldn't be held up as a legit president. Chin music May 2019 #1
Trump should be a character in "What We Do in the Shadows" DBoon May 2019 #2
Like a character out of Harry Potter. The Velveteen Ocelot May 2019 #3
Comey: You should not talk! BigmanPigman May 2019 #4
Don't waste your electrons shooting the messenger when the message is true. The Velveteen Ocelot May 2019 #5
I did read it. BigmanPigman May 2019 #7
I know what Comey means canetoad May 2019 #6
And that's about the size of it. Mc Mike May 2019 #8
That's gonna leave a mark. Ouchies. lindysalsagal May 2019 #9
Barr is fully corrupt and Rosenstein is a coward JI7 May 2019 #10
No, he sucks the "respectible" candy-coating off souls that were turdballs right ffrom the start JHB May 2019 #11

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,534 posts)
5. Don't waste your electrons shooting the messenger when the message is true.
Wed May 1, 2019, 04:42 PM
May 2019

It's an important piece and it's getting a lot of play. Forget about who wrote it; just read it.


(52,112 posts)
7. I did read it.
Wed May 1, 2019, 05:24 PM
May 2019

This letter is one thing, the 2016 BS is another and I will never forget or forgive him for it. Two separate issues.


(17,447 posts)
6. I know what Comey means
Wed May 1, 2019, 04:54 PM
May 2019

I've crossed paths with people over the years that I privately call 'energy vampires'; they leach your energy, goodwill, efforts and humour without giving anything back at all.

Julia Cameron in her book 'The Artists Way' calls them Crazy Makers - no agenda is important except their own. People to avoid like the plague.


(37,194 posts)
11. No, he sucks the "respectible" candy-coating off souls that were turdballs right ffrom the start
Thu May 2, 2019, 08:01 AM
May 2019

He doesn't eat their souls, he eats their sense of a need for restraint.

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