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NYT Comey Op-ed: How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr

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    How quickly a frame of reference changes. Two years ago Comey was perceived to be over the top in how he conducted himself as the head of the FBI. Now all his questionable behavior is trivial compared to Trump. Comey's actions of the past now seem like someone who jaywalks to cross the street at 3am in the morning. In the link below are Comey's thoughts on how Trump embodies corruption as a cancer to all that drink Trump's Koolaid. Even if people's orginal intend is to do good things, Trump will seduce decent people, who have weak character, to do some very very bad things.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/opinion/william-barr-testimony.html

    Amoral leaders have a way of revealing the character of those around them. Sometimes what they reveal is inspiring. For example, James Mattis, the former secretary of defense, resigned over principle, a concept so alien to Mr. Trump that it took days for the president to realize what had happened, before he could start lying about the man.

    But more often, proximity to an amoral leader reveals something depressing. I think that’s at least part of what we’ve seen with Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein. Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from. It takes character like Mr. Mattis’s to avoid the damage, because Mr. Trump eats your soul in small bites.