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James Comey's Goodbye Letter Kinda Makes Me Miss Him

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To all:

I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.

I have said to you before that, in times of turbulence, the American people should see the FBI as a rock of competence, honesty, and independence. What makes leaving the FBI hard is the nature and quality of its people, who together make it that rock for America.

It is very hard to leave a group of people who are committed only to doing the right thing. My hope is that you will continue to live our values and the mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution. If you do that, you too will be sad when you leave, and the American people will be safer.

Working with you has been one of the great joys of my life. Thank you for that gift.

Jim Comey

I’m such a sucker. There’s no reason I should be sad about an FBI Director’s goodbye letter to the FBI but I am. I even wrote that it was probably a good thing Trump cuncel’ed Comey because both sides hated him and he had become a controversial figure. But I’m such a sucker that reading this makes me think “oh shit, what a great dude, can’t believe we canned him.” I’m convinced Trump might take him back after this. I feel like that guy who gets cucked and says he’ll never talk to the girl again but goes right back to the well when she sends a nice text or subtweets or sub-instagram-lives.

I mean is this not a classic breakup letter line?

It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.

Nobody that’s fine says they’ll be fine. I hear your calls for help, Jim. I’m here for you. Always have been, always will be.