In preparation for the Comey testimony, one of his associates said he is “the consummate public servant committed to doing the right thing.” Should we then forget the role of the FBI exposed by COINTELPRO lawsuits? The role of FBI agents in disrupting the antiwar, civil rights & women’s movements? Or speaking personally, that then-FBI agent Colleen Rowley flagged my criminal record for using a Weapon of Mass Destruction making it impossible for me to work?

The FBI, like the CIA, is an undemocratic agency that operates in secret & neither have a place in democratic societies. Here’s hoping Comey’s testimony nails Trump for some impeachable crime so we can be done with him, rid of him. But there’s no reason to make Comey a man of integrity in the process.