James Comey isn't above the law As FBI Director Christopher Wray started giving his response to the blistering report on the Hillary Clinton investigation , I hoped he would accept the findings as proof that the agency lost its way and must be shaken to its foundation. It was infuriating proof that it will take more than one election to change the corrupt culture of Washington.
The report ends forever the illusion that Comey was a noble public servant. We learned of more outrageous texts from Peter Strzok, the top agent who worked on both the Clinton and Russia investigations. The report also found numerous agents having improper media contacts, with some accepting gifts.
The mystery of leaks is a mystery no more. The FBI was a giant faucet. Except to Christopher Wray, who acted as if the disturbing findings were just another day at the office. Right — and otherwise, Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the play? Both Comey and his top deputy, Andrew McCabe, were fired, agents are being investigated for partisan conduct, Congress is in an uproar about FBI stonewalling of documents and public trust is plummeting.
His bias bar is so low, it would never pass muster in an ordinary criminal trial. Imagine a case where the defendant is black and all the jurors have identified themselves as white racists. By circling the wagons, Wray shows he is unprepared to carry out big changes. They are worse than weak links. Rosenstein threatened to subpoena House members and their staff for daring to question his actions, a chilling abuse of power that reveals his disdain for legitimate oversight.
Yet the approach Comey chose smacks of politics, with Clinton given every benefit of the doubt and remarkable deference. The kid-glove treatment Clinton got stands in sharp contrast to the harsh way Trump and his team are being treated in the Russia probe.
Some 19 months after Trump was elected, the schism his triumph reflected is hardening. Instead of giving all Americans reasons to trust their government, Sessions, Rosenstein, Wray and Mueller act as if they are the law and everybody else should shut up.
From Blas to worse Mayor Bill de Blasio is consistent — he consistently conceals information that makes him look bad. Two examples from last week make the point. Release of disciplinary decisions was delayed for two years, forcing The Post to go to court. Not surprisingly, results showed most teachers got a slap on the wrist.
Meanwhile, federal prosecutors revealed how for years the Housing Authority falsified documents and tricked inspectors by hiding mold, water leaks and crumbling buildings. Their report was shocking — yet all de Blasio could do was blame his predecessor, Albany and Washington. As a candidate, de Blasio vowed transparency.
As a mayor, he practices stonewalling. Andrew Cuomo is stalling, a Siena College poll finds. It has the incumbent leading among Dems by 35 points , up several points from two months ago.