Comey writes about the initial shock he experienced. It almost sounds like he’s comparing himself to a terrified but resolute soldier in the First World War preparing to go over the top. (Washington Post)
At first, the attack is stunning and rocks your world. Waking up to find the president has tweeted that you are guilty of treason or committed assorted other crimes and are a [insert any one of this president’s epithets here] is jarring and disorienting. That’s the first stage, but it doesn’t last.