Comey: “You’re stuck with me for about another 6½ years.”
Mary Kay Mallonee, Eugene Scott, CNN, Mar 9 2017
FBI Director James Comey warned Wednesday that Pindosis should not have expectations of “absolute privacy,” and that he planned to finish his term leading the FBI. Comey said at a conference on cyber-security held at Boston College:
There is no such thing as absolute privacy in Pindostan! There is no place outside of judicial reach! Even our communications with our spouses, with our clergy members, with our attorneys are not absolutely private in Pindostan! In appropriate circumstances, a judge can compel any one of us to testify in court about those very private communications! But we have a reasonable expectation of privacy in our homes, in our cars, in our devices! It is a vital part of being a Pindostani! The government cannot invade our privacy without good reason, reviewable in court! Our desire for privacy and security should never be viewed as incompatible! We all value privacy! We all value security! We should never have to sacrifice one for the other! Our founders struck a bargain that is at the center of this amazing country of ours, and has been for over two centuries!
Comey’s leadership of the FBI has been marked by controversy in the wake of the bureau’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email controversy and Pres Trump’s baseless accusations that Pres Obama ordered the wiretapping of phones at Trump Tower. He did not address the wiretapping claim nor WikiLeaks’ recent claim that it obtained internal CIA documents. He implied that expects to finish his 10-year term, saying:
You’re stuck with me for about another 6½ years, and so I’d love to be invited back again!