Former Director of the FBI James Comey gave an interview to ABC’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday night and FBI insiders were watching and giving their impressions of how he did.
The Daily Beast had seven former and present FBI insides to review the interview and one thing haters and friends of Comey seemed to agree about is that he was an embarrassment to himself and to the bureau.
Even his close friends thought he was terrible.
Real Clear Life reports:
Former FBI director James Comey’s interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC on Sunday night has angered Comey’s former agents, according to The Daily Beast. Seven current or former FBI agents and officials spoke with Daily Beast during and after the interview aired.
“Hoover is spinning in his grave,” said one former FBI official. “Making money from total failure.”
Between segments, a promo aired about Comey’s upcoming interview with The View. One official didn’t like this, texting the Daily Beast, “Good lord, what a self-serving self-centered jackass. True to form he thinks he’s the smartest guy around.”
One longtime Comey source, a current FBI agent, started off sending multiple thumbs up emojis at the beginning of the interview, but then sent a frowny face, a nauseous emoji and a poop emoji.
Even his close friend Walter Mack, bashed “A Higher Loyalty,” over its salacious details. He appeared on CNN with host Ana Cabrera and said that he was none too happy with Comey’s interview and that he is worried that he is ruining his reputation and integrity by criticizing Trump’s appearance.
CABRERA: “He put himself out clearly, but then he, in his book and some of his comments that he’s made on air, commenting on orange skin and small hands, if he wanted the focus to be on what he sees as a serious threat to the office of the presidency, why go there? Why talk about the president’s appearance?”
MACK: “I’m not going to justify that, myself. The only time I talk to the press is in the courtroom and that is when I’m explaining myself either to a professional and I think you run the risk lowering your platform by interacting and going at all personal. He may regret it. I hope his advisors — I’m not one of them — have considered that in terms of how he conducts himself last night and in the ensuing times.”
“Whether going on book tours and interacting and perhaps lowering his own credibility in order to deal with what’s coming his way, I’m not sure it enhances his reputation.”