Thursday, May 11, 2017

Comey is a CLASS ACT

I was so impressed by the farewell letter that newly fired FBI Director Comey wrote to his fellow FBI workers  because there is no bitterness, anger but only acceptance and looking forward. I don't understand or agree with all the politics involved, but I like his reaction to this unexpected turn in his life.

(CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired Tuesday by President Donald Trump, on Wednesday sent a letter to friends and agents. Here is the text of that letter, which was obtained by CNN.

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

6 comments:

Tabor said...

You would never get a letter of this stature from our President.

Kay said...

Although I really disapprove of what he did to Hillary Clinton days before the election, I am very impressed with this letter. He did go out with class.

Linda Reeder said...

That is a great letter, and from what I can tell from his actions, very heart felt.

Jean said...

Yes, it is a classy letter.

Jenn Jilks said...

I'm visiting from Kay's sidebar! I totally agree.
We are watching with jaws dropped from here in Canada.

dellgirl said...

I agree with you, he showed REAL class. My hat's off to him for that. Reminds me of the motto of the high school my three (grown) kids attended - Class & Character. They emphasized this with the students ... often.