Comey Testimony Shows Value Of Whistleblower Protections

Law360, New York (June 13, 2017, 6:50 PM EDT) -- For me, the most telling moment of former FBI Director James Comey’s June 8 testimony occurred early in the hearing, when Comey choked up as he recalled the White House’s publicly stating that the president had fired him because the “FBI was in disarray.”

This emotional display seemed out of character for Comey. While U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, he successfully prosecuted organized crime. As deputy attorney general during the George W. Bush administration, Comey refused to sign an extension of the warrantless...
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