People Are Hysterically Trolling James Comey for Hiding in White House Curtains To Avoid Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09:  Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judicary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill December 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Comey was questioned about the mass shootings in San Bernardino and Paris, the ability of people on the so-called 'no fly list' to buy firearms in the United States and the affects of budget sequestration on the FBI's ability to protect America and fight terrorism.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

People Are Hysterically Trolling James Comey for Hiding in White House Curtains To Avoid Trump

It's pretty hard to camouflage when you're 6-foot-8.

Published May 19, 2017

After the surprising firing of James Comey, a friend of the former FBI director published a blog which described the extent to which Comey tried to keep his distance from Donald Trump. In one particular story, Comey's friend claimed the former director once tried to blend in with the White House curtains to avoid Trump. 

In a Lawfare blog titled "What James Comey Told Me About Donald Trump," Benjamin Wittes details several stories Comey told him regarding his work with President Trump and the White House. According to Wittes, Comey worked to maintain a certain level of distance from the president. In one instance, he tried to camouflauge into the curtains in order to possibly avoid contact with the president. 

When Comey was invited to a meeting for law enforcement leadership by the president, he didn't want the Democrats to think he was any closer to the president than he actually was. However, he knew he could not refuse the invitation. 

"So he went. But as he told me the story, he tried hard to blend into the background and avoid any one-on-one interaction. He was wearing a blue blazer and noticed that the drapes were blue. So he stood in the back, right in front of the drapes, hoping Trump wouldn’t notice him camouflaged against the wall," Wittes wrote. 

  1. In the video below, Comey is pressed up against the back wall and when called by Trump, he tries to offer his hand, although Trump forces a hug

    "Comey was disgusted. He regarded the episode as a physical attempt to show closeness and warmth in a fashion calculated to compromise him before Democrats who already mistrusted him," Wittes wrote of the hug incident. 

  2. When the blog was published, people laughed at the visual image of Comey trying to hide from Trump
  3. At a towering 6-foot-8, it's hard to imagine Comey hiding from anyone

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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