New revelations have made clear the conclusion many of us had already come to: James Comey was a reckless and untrustworthy FBI director.
Since President Trump fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017, Comey has been portrayed as a martyr and saint by much of the media. Comey fueled the adulation with his memoir, "A Higher loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership." But today's report by the Justice Department Inspector General should obliterate whatever halo Comey still possesses.
Comey wrote seven memos summarizing his interactions with Donald Trump. After he was fired, Comey sent one of those memos to a personal friend and lawyer and directed him to leak the contents to a specific New York Times reporter. The leak achieved the result Comey sought — the appointment of a special counsel to investigate President Trump.