WHEN THE MAIN EVENT IS A NON EVENT
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Former FBI Director Comey can say nothing that will cause hyperventilating “Never Trumpers” to reach for the impeachment button.This Russian collusion crap is nothing more than a normal inter Ambassadorial function. All diplomats are eager for information (albeit that it can usually be gained from any newscast) to show governments back home that they are doing their jobs.
What else is there for an Ambassador to do except launder a few quid, supply guests with the latest party drugs under diplomatic privilege and entertain blokes like Bob Hawke, Mark Arbib and Slippery Sam.
From my many late nights in Canberra’s Red Hill district, I can assure you nothing approaches serious espionage, well not these days. That’s left for the hackers out back.
The so-called “Russian collusion” is nothing more than inter-diplomatic intercourse with a sprinkling of canapés, expensive liqueurs, girls, and often wives for that other type of exchangeable intercourse. Often all clothes need to be shed in the foyer to prove there are no wires or pinhole cameras. After a year or so you knew which Ambassador’s cocktail party invite to attend.
It is common in Canberra and it is the norm elsewhere as leaving your visitors in a compromising position is the preferred modus operandi of all Embassies and Consulates, it’s what they are paid to do.
So Congressional interrogators will not dare ask too much of Comey as their wives may switch from “Days of our Lives” to take a renewed interest in proceedings.
As for the “obstruction of Justice” claims, I suggest the conversation may have been more like:
Trump: “I hope that’s the end of that.”
Comey: “What do you mean by that Donald?”
Trump: “I hope I don’t hear any more about this Kelly shit.”
Comey: “Are you telling me to drop it?”
Trump: “Come on Jim, that would be an obstruction of justice! Anyway I’ve already sacked him and I’m about to sack you!”
Infamous pillow biter Hoover had a pillow biter file on everyone in Washington DC
Comey: “Well, I’m not that pillow biter, J Edgar Hoover, mate!”
Trump: “Not what I heard Jim... better Turn that tape off now Pence?”
Nup, the main interest tonight will be how much the Pommy Commo Corbyn loses by.