I am siting here listening to MORNING JOE and thinking how looney the commentators sound saying how COMEY SHOULD HAVE STOOD UP TO TRUMP AND TOLD HIM TO HIS FACE HE WAS DEMANDING SOMETHING UNETHICAL. OH SURE, THAT WOULD HAVE WORKED. BULLCRAP!!
I remember in 1998 standing up in a private and public meeting with the Superintendent of the Palmdale School District and telling her it was wrong to intentionally conduct deals that put money “illegally” into the pockets of certain developers. I remember telling her that I disagreed with her submitting to the Los Angeles County Office of Education a million dollar bill for HEAD START PROGRAM SERVICES that was bogus. I got professionally pulverized for years and had to do everything including filing a QUI TAM COMPLAINT that the federal government played cat and mouse with. I had all the documents and still do that showed “illegal” behavior and the Republicans up and down the line, from the local level to the federal level, let the Palmdale School District skate.
Comey in fact sent out his own documents and notes through a friend to the news media after TRUMP LIED about Comey, defamed him, defamed the FBI, and told Lester Holt of NBC that he Trump was tired of the Russia thing. When Comey read Trump’s tweet that there may be tapes….Comey felt compelled to use a friend to release his notes. The release of those notes is what REALLY LED TO THE APPOINTMENT OF A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR. If Comey had not released his own notes to the press through an intermediate source, memos and notes the Special Prosecutor now have, got the American people the Special Prosecutor the Republicans would not agree to before.
To those who say what former FBI Director Comey should have done to TRUMP’S FACE, I say get a grip. It is not until you find yourself walking a mile in someone else’s shoes and being so thoroughly disgusted, stunned, and confused about what to do that you can tell Comey, me, or any other VICTIM how to handle a situation.
My family and I went through hell because of the Republicans on the Antelope Valley Plantation who kept their hands in the taxpayer cookie jar from redevelopment fund deals to contracts with the local hospital. Don’t tell me what an activist should do because most of the people with the greatest advice hide in the backroom until the battle is over and you are out on that ethical limb all alone. I have had people during those battles walk pass me in a mall and WHISPER “good luck” in my ear. What a bunch of cowards yet they call me today for advice because they have told me all their sins and know they have so many skeletons in the closet they pray I won’t write about. Those skeletons made them financially well off but not enough to offer me a dollar when the Republican Party tried to starve my family and chase me from town and “scorch the earth behind me” as I was notified through the GOP’s minions.
By the grace of God I am here. Not because people collectively gave a damn until they looked around and decided it was safe to come out from under their rocks.