• Bookscrounger

      I like Comey a lot, but dealing with Congress and all of the different factions takes a peculiar personality. I suspect Comey would be miserable…

    • Bookscrounger

      Hmm, hadn’t thought of that. He may or many not be good.

      For one thing, as Edmund Burke pointed out, statesmanship is a particular craft, no different from any other. It takes time and skill to understand the moving parts, and to be able to negotiate with others strategically and effectively.

      The head of a law enforcement agency, which is similar to the military in management style, might find that he/she is ill-equipped for managing a democratic process. It certainly seems to be one of Trump’s problems. He has been unable/unwilling to transition from an autocratic business style to a democratic governance strategy.

    • Bookscrounger

      From Bongino’s Wikipedia page:
      “Anonymous former colleagues said he ‘tends to exaggerate his importance on the presidential detail and exaggerate his proximity’ and that ‘We don’t sit in on meetings at the White House. We don’t sit in on high-level meetings.'”

      There are two options:
      Bongino is either deluding himself or lying;
      Mueller is either deluding himself or lying.

      Although Mueller was born to privilege, he enlisted to fight in Viet Nam; he is an attorney; he is a career FBI agent; he is a Republican who garners strong bi-partisan respect & support.
      Bongino is a Secret Service agent out hawking a book he shouldn’t have written.

      Ockham would pick Mueller as the better choice, and so do I.

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