A passage in a new book by former FBI Director James Comey details a private meeting he had with former President Barack Obama after the 2016 presidential election — and it will make you sick.
In his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” Comey spews a lot tabloid gossip and makes several salacious statements about President Donald Trump.
But he also describes a private conversation he had with Obama in the Oval Office after Trump handily defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
The Federalist’s Ben Domenech uploaded a screenshot of the passage in Comey’s new book, where he admitted he was “on the verge of tears” when Obama told him he didn’t have any effect on the election.
It's the "On the verge of tears" that makes this. pic.twitter.com/Q23sWahaK6
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) April 12, 2018
Here’s how social media users reacted to the bombshell passage:
Seems @Comey is always on the verge of tears lol
— Hummingbird (@stebner) April 13, 2018
Yeah this is what jumped out at me also. My guess would be that he was on the verge of tears because he knew the house of cards was about to come crumbling down.
— Frank Hart (@FrankHartII) April 13, 2018
Yeah, I was on the verge of tears too when Obama was President. Wonder if Comey felt a tingle up his leg?
— Janine (@Jeders) April 13, 2018
“On the verge of tears” Comey? So glad you got fired! Gawd 🙄 https://t.co/sxU34G20vd
— I Yam What I Yam (@Nvr4Get91101) April 12, 2018
There are a few ways to interpret Comey’s passage.
He was either “on the verge of tears” because he believed he had an effect on the election by announcing in late October 2016 that the FBI had reopened the Clinton email investigation.
One the other hand, maybe Comey was saddened by the idea of Trump winning the presidency.
At the time, he was leading the FBI and would be tasked with working closely with the Trump administration to protect the nation.
But maybe he was so upset by the thought of working with Trump that he needed Obama to console him. Neither scenerios look good for Comey.
What do you think about Comey’s book passage? Comment below.