The memo that James Comey released in advance of his testimony before Congress showed that any abuse of power came from Comey, not Trump.
It is no secret that Comey has an ego that rivals that of legendary FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
Hoover defied President’s from Roosevelt to Nixon with his extensive use of police state powers to collect secret files.
Comey’s actions against Hillary Clinton and President Trump show a similar disregard for the rule of law. The Wall Street Journal described Comey as “calculating, self-protective, one of the more skilled political knife-fighters of modern times.”
The most troubling part of Mr. Comey’s statement is his belief in what he calls “the FBI’s traditionally independent status in the executive branch,” which he invokes more than once. Independent? This is a false and dangerous view of law enforcement in the American system.
Mr. Comey is describing an FBI director who essentially answers to no one. But the police powers of the government are awesome and often abused, and the only way to prevent or correct abuses is to report to elected officials who are accountable to voters. A director must resist intervention to obstruct an investigation, but he and the agency must be politically accountable or risk becoming the FBI of J. Edgar Hoover.
— The Wall Street Journal
Comey was well on his way to creating his own version of an American police state where he, not the President, was the commander-in-chief. The man was a clear and present danger to America and needed to be fired.