What was going through former FBI Director James Comey’s mind when Trump pulled him in for a hug at an event for law enforcement officials?“He was disgusted by the episode,” said Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, editor in chief of the Lawfare blog and a friend of Mr. Comey, recalled in an interview with PBS NewsHour, in which he spoke about what the former FBI director has told him about his relationship with the president. Comey did not want to attend the Jan. 22 ceremony at the White House, organized to thank officers who had worked during the inauguration. Comey, who is 6’8”, wore a blue blazer to try to blend into blue drapes in the room, Wittes said, standing as far away from Trump as possible. Wittes said Trump singled Comey out and called him across the room. Comey extended his hand, and Trump pulled him into a hug.“[Comey] thought it was an intentional attempt to compromise him in public, in a way that would so ... emphasize concerns that half of the electorate had about him and the bureau,” Wittes said.
Comey Comeyed Disgust disgusting Disgustant Disgustness disgustation Trumped or Trumped trump it trump Trumps Trumped attack bid endeavor experiment pursuit shot struggle try crack exertion fling header lick stab striving trial tryout undertaking venture whack workout all one's got dry run one's all one's darnedest one's level best retreat surrender certainty laziness success pursue tackle seek solicit undertake essay aim push strive take on do level best exert oneself give a fling give a whirl give best shot give it a go give it a try give old college try go the limit have a crack have a go at make a run at shoot the works take a stab at take best shot try one's hand at be lazy neglect forget attempt Attempted attemptation attemption suicide attempt A beaver attempt Desperado Attempt appearance display fair pageant parade presentation program spectacle array expo exposition fanfare fireworks grandstand manifestation occurrence pageantry panoply pomp representation shine showboat showing sight splash view dullness concealment hiding reality truth act comedy drama film movie picture play production burlesque carnival cinema entertainment flick motion picture affectation air effect face front guise illusion impression likeness make believe ostentation pose pretense pretext profession seeming semblance sham simulacrum grandstand play back quiet rear demonstrate exhibit offer present produce reveal sell afford arrive attend bare blazon brandish disport expose flash flaunt flourish mount proffer showcase sport spread stage streak submit supply unfold unfurl unveil vaunt wave deal in lay bare lay out put on set out show off trot out conceal cover hide suppress take withhold close dissuade abandon deny leave alone refuse veto appear come determine disclose establish explain get illustrate indicate mark note project prove reach register show up teach assert clarify discover divulge elucidate emerge evidence evince instruct loom manifest materialize point proclaim be visible blow in get in make known make out make the scene ostend put in appearance show one's face testify to turn up confuse depart disprove fail leave lose miss obscure secrete disappear give accord bestow confer dispense act with conduct lead see direct escort guide pilot route shepherd steer misguide mislead neglect attitude bit chaser dissimilation fake false front feigning performance phony posture show shuck and jive simulation soft soap stall stance stunt sweet-talk cessation idleness inactivity inertia repose rest stoppage suspension adduce cite point out advertise acquaint advance advise announce apprise ballyhoo beat the drum for bill boost build up circularize communicate declare drum endorse get on soapbox for hard sell herald hype inform make a pitch notify pitch plug press agent promote promulgate puff push put on the map soft sell sponsor spot tout uncover unmask bottle up disapprove hurt deceive decrease discourage halt secret keep secret advertises acquaints advances advises announces apprises ballyhoos beats the drum for bills blazons boosts builds up circularizes communicates declares discloses displays divulges drums endorses exhibits exposes flaunts gets on soapbox for heralds hypes informs makes a pitch makes known notifies pitches plugs proclaims promotes promulgates puffs pushes puts on the map reveals shows splashes sponsors spots touts uncovers unmasks keeps secret secrets halts discourages hurts covers secretes decreases deceives denies disapproves bottles up suppresses withholds hides conceals clue clue in fill in give the word keep posted lay it out let in on post put next to put on the line put on to report tell tip off update warn betray delude fool keep quiet lie pretend trick admonishes advocates cautions charges commends counsels directs dissuades encourages enjoins exhorts forewarns gives a pointer gives a tip guides instructs kibitzes levels with moves opines points out preaches prepares prescribes prompts puts bug in ear puts in two cents recommends steers suggests updates urges warns keeps mum keeps quiet pretends lies betrays stops neglects tricks fools deludes intimacy proximity adjacency compactness density parsimony penuriousness propinquity reticence secrecy secretiveness stinginess strictness openness accuracy accurateness carefulness certainty closeness definiteness definitiveness definitude efficiency exactitude exactness faultlessness incisiveness mastery meticulousness preciseness sharpness skill skillfulness sureness truthfulness veracity verity inability erroneousness falsehood inaccuracy mistake affection amore ardor attachment care case concern crush desire devotion emotion endearment feeling friendliness friendship good will hankering heart inclination itch kindness liking love passion predilection propensity puppy love regard sentiment shine soft spot solicitude tenderness warmth weakness yen carelessness dislike hate hatred indifference neglect negligence antipathy coldness disinterest animosity enmity ill will affinity alikeness alliance analogy association connection correspondence kinship likeness relation relationship resemblance semblance similitude antagonism difference disagreement dissimilarity disunion separation unlikeness chumminess camaraderie companionship comradeship familiarity fellowship folksiness nearness neighborliness sociableness distance communion accord close relationship communing concord contact converse harmony intercommunication intercourse participation rapport sympathy togetherness unity unfriendliness discord opposition contention disunity division hostility variance concentration denseness solidity solidness tightness closed close Closing CLOSED close in acquaintance ally associate buddy classmate colleague companion cousin partner roommate chum cohort compatriot comrade consort crony familiar intimate mate pal playmate schoolmate sidekick spare well-wisher alter ego bosom buddy soul mate antagonist enemy foe opponent stranger detractor advocate backer patron supporter accomplice adherent partisan opposition association contact friend neighbor ignorance strangeness unfamiliarity adviser\u002Fadvisor Dutch uncle aide attorney authority backseat driver buttinsky clubhouse lawyer coach confidant consultant counsel counselor director doctor expert guide helper instructor judge kibitzer lawyer mentor monitor priest quarterback referee righthand person second-guesser teacher tutor advisor adviser righthand man tipster tout pupil student allies accessories accomplices associates co-workers coadjutors collaborators colleagues confederates friends helpers partners foes opponents enemies detractors antagonists accessory co-worker coadjutor collaborator confederate assistant abettor adjunct appointee apprentice attendant auxiliary backup coadjutant cooperator deputy fellow worker flunky follower gofer help helpmate peon representative right-hand person secretary subordinate temp temporary worker boss manager adversary leader add announce answer assert claim convey declare deliver disclose estimate express maintain mention read repeat reply report respond reveal speak state suggest tell voice affirm allege communicate conjecture divulge flap gab guess imagine imply jaw judge lip opine orate perform pronounce rap recite rehearse relate remark render rumor spiel utter verbalize yak break silence come out with give voice make known put forth put into words ask be quiet conceal deny disclaim hide hold keep keep secret listen neglect question refrain request retain suppress withhold fail praise say say say say