You can say that again, @Comey.
I'll start with this question: How did you, a lifelong devote of Reinhold Niebuhr's Christianity-cloaked Marxism, ever become Director of the FBI, and, before that, Deputy Attorney General of the United States?
The short answer is perhaps twofold. First, no one bothered to explore your intense admiration for Niebuhr's anti-Constitutional conception of government-coerced "justice"; second, few among the cynics and manipulators in charge of the US government find anything alarming about it. On the contrary, it gave you instant entree into Club Deep State. No wonder you and you "law enforcement twin" Robert Mueller) were seen in the Clinton Justice Department as "rising stars mentored and guided by Eric Holder in the 1990s." Transformative change is a mutli-generational, two-party thing.
Truth be told, I didn't know much about Reinhold Niebuhr when I began studying Comey -- along with Nellie Ohr the Stalin apologist, Christopher Steele the "confirmed socialist," John Brennan the Gus Hall voter, and other anti-Trump conspirators whose ideological portraits including "red threads" are now unveiled in The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.
In a nutshell, Niebuhr's conception of "justice" is totalitarian, which is probably not what most Americans want in their Deputy AG or FBI Director. As the Trump-Russia hoax tells us, however, these amoral and anti-democratic beliefs are common, if kept quiet, at the highest levels of our government.
James Comey not only wrote a college honors paper on Reinhold Niebuhr in 1982, he was still talking about Niebuhr's influence on ascending to the No. 2 slot at the Justice Department in 2003. He used "Reinhold Niebuhr" as his secret alias on Twitter until 2017, and, in 2018. in response to a question in about influential books he had read, he named two titles by Niebuhr.
So what? To begin with, both books were written during Niebuhr's most militant years, when, as a member of the Socialist Party, he lobbied for US normalization of relations with the Bolshevik regime in Moscow in 1933, and carried the following message to students on campus, according to the AP: "Urges Use of Force for New Social Order."
Incidentally, that was just the beginning for Niebuhr's hard Left "activism." He would go all in for the "Red Decade" of the 1930s, hopscotching among Communist front groups, as identified by FDR Attorney General Francis Biddle. These included a stint on the advisory board of he American League for Peace and Democracy. At one time boasting 7.5 million members, this Communist super-front group was identified by AG Biddle in a “strictly confidential” memo as an organization “established in the United States in an effort to create public sentiment on behalf of a foreign policy adapted to the interests of the Soviet Union.”
What a fabulous role model for a a future "Republican" FBI Director destined to participate in a failed coup against the duly elected POTUS! But so it was that Comey, as a self-identified communist in the early 1980s at William & Mary, found his intellectual crush.
It was just the beginning of his own Red Thread.