Comey was fired as a favor by Trump. Interestingly, the timeline and reasonings given are embedded in Trump’s official termination letter, in a dog-whistle phrase that doesn’t really make sense in any other context.
The part about Comey denying Trump is under investigation on three separate occasions…it’s an odd standalone phrase that wouldn’t really be added by anyone else but Trump.
It’s a shitpost – the parable of Jesus and Peter.
By now, people have seen the “I Win” message embedded in the first letters of the text.
Here’s the second hidden message:
Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti-same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith.
“People are so shocked when they find … out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church and I love God and I love my church,” he said.
This sets up the prior foundation of knowledge, that Trump is vaguely aware of the Biblical Stories. The parable of Jesus and Peter is a famous one at that.
From the letter:
“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation…”
Peter denied Jesus three times in terms of affirming the former’s love for the latter. The “love” being tested wasn’t physical, romantic love, but love of the ideology. Basically, a “do you believe enough in the cause of Christianity to continue it after I’m gone” type of love. Brotherly, patronly, love.
Peter refused Jesus three times, each time evading the confirmation of the love. Peter wanted to remain impartial in that regard. Donald asked the same of Comey (at the secret dinner leaked to the Press after Comey’s termination).
Donald Trump reportedly pressed James Comey to declare his “loyalty” just seven days after being sworn in as President, but the FBI chief refused.
Mr Comey, sensationally fired by the President earlier this week, said he could only offer “honesty”.
Held up against the parable of Peter and Jesus, the parallels are similar:
By asking Peter, “Do you love me?” three times, Jesus was emphasizing the importance of Peter’s love and unswerving obedience to his Lord [FBI Agency] as necessary for his future ministry.
The “Lord” in the Trumpian context is that of the “FBI Agency”. The “future ministry” represents the American people.
While it seems a bit weird that Trump wanted a pledge of loyalty from Comey, it makes sense on three counts; 1) Trump, as a prior private-sector citizen, would have made the request of his staff, 2) Trump is Draining The Swamp as we speak, meaning that he needs those in power to be on board, 3) the FBI Director always serves at the pleasure of the President (and can be replaced if necessary).
Comey didn’t quite understand what was being asked of him, so his career was ended shortly thereafter.
Whatever the manner of his execution, it is clear that Peter was at the mercy of others who in some way tied him and carried him to his death.
In spite of the gruesome details Peter heard about his death, he must have taken comfort and joy in hearing that his death would glorify God [FBI Agency].
As for the veracity of the Comey Dinner Leak being real, Donald’s tweet threatening a possible existence of their tapes confirms it touched a nerve, and thus the content/context of what was revealed so far is quite possibly real.
Tl;Dr: As referenced in Trump‘s letter, and corroborated by Comey, the FBI Director was a sacrificial lamb. Trump’s secret message is essentially pouring salt in Comey’s open wounds.