Nobody came off well today when former FBI Director James Comey testified before a congressional committee. Former AG Loretta Lynch was shown to be obviously biased in the Hillary Clinton investigation. Comey admitted gossiping with friends about his meetings with Trump and organizing leaks to force the naming of a special prosecutor.
President Trump came off worst of all. Personally I don’t think he obstructed justice. However, presidents should be held to a higher level than not committing a crime. The head of the FBI has one job, leading criminal investigations in an unbiased manner. Trying to make Comey express his loyalty is way out of bounds. There is no way Trump should have discussed the case let alone ask him to go easy on Flynn.
All of this was set in motion by Trump when he fired Comey. Before that, talk of Russia was fading and the main focus was on health care and tax reform. Now it’s all about Russia and the Comey firing. Trump is his own worst enemy.
This is just one (albeit a big one) example of his poor judgment. Going after a mayor in a city that just had a terror attack is ridiculous. Judging from recent tweets, his definition of Fake News has expanded from stories he doesn’t like to any story that comes from the mainstream media.
It has been seven months since he won the election. Like many, I had serious misgivings about him but hoped he would grow in office. I will give him credit for having a more thoughtful foreign policy. Otherwise he hasn’t grown at all. What’s worse is that he sees no reason for change.
It is far too early to write him off as a failed president. However, he is heading in that direction. Republicans must be worried. The one thing they have going for them is that Democrats are blinded by hate and insist on following the campaign strategy that failed so badly last year.