Mystery Solved: Now We Know Why Comey Did Nothing About Hillary
|Treachery towers over President Trump|
Trump Accuses James Comey of Breaking the Law and Leaking Classified Information
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Russia Scandal: No wonder former FBI Director James Comey refused to press charges last summer against Hillary Clinton for her egregious security breaches: It turns out, he may have been guilty of the same thing.
As the inside-the-beltway political publication The Hill reported, more than half of the memos FBI Director James Comey wrote after having spoken to President Trump about the Russia investigation contained classified information. The Hill cites as its sources "officials familiar with the documents.”
Not surprisingly, perhaps, Trump on Monday morning tweeted out an angry response: "James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!”
He may be onto something there.
All told, Comey wrote seven memos based on nine meetings with Trump. In testimony to Congress, he asserted that he had made sure the memos in question didn't have classified material. But a subsequent investigation found markings on four of the memos indicating secret information, the kind that is not allowed to be routinely released to the public.
Comey has long maintained that the memos were his personal property, but virtually no legal authority agrees with that. Nor does the FBI, for that matter. The memos were created on government time and related directly to his work, so they were the property of government.
In short, it sounds like a game of cover-your-hindquarters he's been playing. Because Comey later let outsiders see those memos, and made sure they were leaked to the Trump-hating press, in this case the New York Times, so any protestations of innocence on his part sound more than a little weak.
Let's be very clear here: What Comey did is against FBI rules, and it's a violation of federal secrecy laws, on a par with the violation that Hillary Clinton committed when she decided to run the Secretary of State's office from a private, home-brew email server that was clearly illegal.
The agreement signed by all FBI employees says that "all information acquired by me in connection with my official duties with the FBI and all official material to which I have access remain the property of the United States of America.”
It goes on to add that agents "will not reveal, by any means, any information or material from or related to FBI files or any other information acquired by virtue of my official employment to any unauthorized recipient without prior official written authorization by the FBI."
Hillary signed a similar agreement at the State Department. Yet, she routinely put classified information onto public servers, where it could be grabbed by unscrupulous actors, such as the Chinese and the Russians.
How does that compare to Comey, who asked a lawyer-friend at Columbia University, Prof. Daniel Richman, to leak his memos containing classified information to the news media?
The goal of the handoff was to generate stories so that a special prosecutor would be named to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election and, more to the point, Democratic rumors that Trump had colluded with the Russians to beat Hillary.
In short, Comey appears to have delivered classified information to the New York Times and other media for the sole political purpose of bringing down President Trump.
|More sinned against than sunning - by far.|
Comey's actions help explain a lot of things that people have puzzled over since last year. During last summer's campaign and the growing scandal over Hillary's cavalier treatment of U.S. secrets on her email server, Comey came to her rescue.
Yes, he said in July, Clinton's actions were "extremely careless." But stung by the criticism he received from the left, he later in the month said that Clinton's violations didn't rise to the level of a prosecutable crime.
On Oct. 28, he revealed that more emails had been found on an unsecured laptop belonging to former Rep. Anthony Wiener, estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. On Nov. 6, just two days before the election, Comey announced Clinton wouldn't be prosecuted. Case closed.
Comey's later actions suggest, if anything, he learned from Hillary's chutzpah. You can flout U.S. law, and as long as you have friends and political clout, get away with it — even use your illegality as a bludgeon against your political foes.
Moreover, a June piece by Fox News noted at least 14 stories written by the New York Times going back to Jan. 10 containing "confidential information related to Trump and the FBI, mostly sourced anonymously from senior officials in the FBI and DOJ." Comey, it seems, has been working overtime to sabotage Trump.
This calls into serious question the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to look into the rumors of election meddling by Russia. Comey and Mueller are close friends.
At minimum, Mueller must recuse himself on the Trump matters now before him. His friendship with Comey makes impartiality impossible, and it's a clear conflict.
More importantly, Comey got Hillary off the hook last year from what appeared to be a slam-dunk prosecution. And please remember, no one thought at the time that Trump had any chance at all of beating Hillary.
Now, we find out Comey played a double game with the public and the newly elected president. A case of a deep-state operative, Comey, trying to sabotage Washington-outsider Trump? Or just someone with a fast-and-loose idea about following the law?
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First, Donald Trump Jr. is reported to have met with a Russian lawyer in hopes to secure information on Hilery , and now Barron Trump is said to have suspicious Russian ties.ReplyDelete
Did The Soviet Ambassador invite Donald Trump on all-expenses-paid trip to Soviet Union and Donald Trump had Caviar on a bagel with Russian Vodka with Boris Yelson in 1965?
Did Boris and Natasha actually deliver on compromising information about moose and squirrel - or did Barron's secret service agents, Rocky and Bullwinkle, change the channel?! Stay tuned to CNN!
You just can't make this stuff up.
Or did they?
Confused by Trump’s Russia Ties?
No way Comey is that stupid or careless.ReplyDelete
We have a couple of things going on, which we are all aware of, but need to be reminded of:
1. Leakers from all corners of government leak for their own narrow partisan purposes.
2. The Infotainment Media Complex runs with all this unconfirmed, uncorroborated, unsourced garbage sloppily packaged as "news."
The Infotainment Media Complex is in big financial trouble. The "pay for clicks" scheme has broken down, which is why we're seeing paywalls going up everywhere.
The New York Times and Washington Post would be bankrupt and defunct if not for their Uber rich owners. Same for Breitbart. It and other outlets are kept afloat by wealthy benefactors, and they all have their own propaganda to peddle.
Comey's "issues" seem to parallel Petreus. Civil Service has of late become a license to "break the law".ReplyDelete
Edgar A. Taileferro II saidReplyDelete
FTA: "Comey´s later actions suggest, if anything, he learned from Hillary´s chutzpah. You can flout U.S. law, and as long as you have friends and political clout, get away with it — even use your illegality as a bludgeon against your political foes."
And this, my friends, is why we have ghastly ongoing corruption so deeply embedded in our government agencies, pathetic politicians, and their friends and allies. The system is tainted with so much evil machinations and goes so high that even the good guys don´t have the stomach for prosecution. God help us. We need men and women of character, integrity and resolve to go after the lawlessness that has permeated government. These revelations only prove that there are two systems of Justice in this country, one for the well heeled, connected, and powerful and other for the rest of us. Revolutions have been sparked by less.
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GEDDOUDAHERE, Nursie Poo Poo! You and your kind are personae non grata here.Delete
We can't stand your characteristic STENCH.
After The New York Times ran a story earlier this week reporting on a meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and a Russian government-connected lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya, the immediate reaction from the Trump administration was denial. Trump Jr. claimed that none of it was a big deal; his lawyer stated that it was “much ado about nothing.” And indeed, despite the Times’ assertion that Trump Jr. knew that the Russian government was supposedly attempting to pass along information to the Trump campaign, no openly incriminating material had actually surfaced.ReplyDelete
So much for that, another nothing sandwich.
Yes, of course, so why are even discussing the accuastions against President Trump and his supporters? We play rught nti the hands of the Enemy when we dignify these EVIL FABRICATIONS with sober analysis.Delete
The so-called "major media," which I long ago quite rightly dubbed The ENEMEDIA, has abandoned even the pretense at "objectivity" and is acting full bore an an army of activists for the Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist -Trotskyite-Fabian-Socialist-Progressive-Statist-DemonRat-Globalist TYRANNIST AGENDA.
ps - Paul Manafort wasn't the Campaign Manager until two weeks AFTER the June meeting, Anon. Try and get your FACTS straight.Delete
But what about, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI!!!Delete
Fake News: The people killed by Barack and Hillary's careless incompetence are still dead. Next Question.Delete
Yes, Silver, but I'll play Devil's Advocate for a minute and ask, "What about the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS (they say) killed by the ruthlessness and short-sightedness of Dick Cheney and the bundering idiocy of George W. Bush? What about the thousands of OUR men now amputees or blinded, or chrinically ill, or driven mad –– all in "service" to an ILLEGITIMATE cause?Delete
What about the EVIL wrought by Robert Manamara and LBJ in VIETNAM where FIFTY-EIGHT-THOUSAND of OUR men were KILLED, and God knows how many Asian lives were destroyed?
We ALWAYS cime a cropper, yiu see, when we narrow our focus to one or a small handfull of SPECIFIC incidents. In that way we lose sigt of the Big Picture, and frankly we might as well be BLIND for lettng ourselves drown in myriad DETAILS.
The Devil really IS in the "details," you see, –– but not in the sense usually meant by the phrase.
I was simply addressing Fake News's silly comment.Delete
My dear friend, you make the all-too-common mistake of taking my words as some sort of personal criticism of yourself. [I just got involved with exactly that sort of heated exchange with several high school classmates wuth whom I correspond regulary, The LIBERALS in that group take EVERYTHNG personally, so conversation too often becomes tabtamunt to a stroll through a virtual munefield. PHEW!]Delete
Anyway, you ought to know by now that I have what-may-be-an-irritating-habit of drawing INFERENCES from simple statements, which in turn brings me to explore the underlying PRINCIPLE that may be involved, and if possible,to explore the RAMIFICATIONS of implementing such a notion, idea or concept.
Facts and Figures –– by themselves –– bore me to tears, as do arid exchanges of literalistic-legalistic non-interpretations of phenomena.
That's how I am, so sue me, if you don't like it. ;-)
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Buh BYE, Tokyo Rosie.Delete
STAY AWAY. We don't want you here.
The NYT and CNN have already lost... they just got caught again making up shadowy conspiracy theories again... and the Libs still don't seem to get it...ReplyDelete
Yes, but it won't stop them, because they have no conscience, not heart and no shame, Doris.Delete
That's what Marxism does ––it embraces and glorifies fiendish immorality and brainwashes its victims into regarding vice as virtue.
The clinton machine bought Comey in the early 90's, along with other DOJ people, judges, etc. It's what gangsters do.ReplyDelete
I'm more concerned about Robert Mueller, aren't you?Delete
Yes but there are still many unanswered questions regarding this lying creep Comey..Delete
In a shocking story that will be sure to cast doubt on the political motivations of fired Lying former FBI director James Comey, The Hill reported that Comey’s contemporaneous memos regarding his meetings with President Trump contained classified information.
More than half of the memos former FBI chief James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.
Comey, of course, had admitted before Congress that he had leaked those memos to a friend at Columbia University in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel to look into accusations of Trump-Russia collusion and any attempted cover-up. Comey stated that he believed those documents to be personal property, and said that some of them might contain classified information, but not the ones he handed to his "friend".
Do these moronic leftists and their pawns in the media have a new narrative to pivot to?ReplyDelete
Or are they really just a working with a one trick pony, Russians, Russians, Russians!
Think about this - Donand Trump Jr turned over his emails, and it clearly shows that he was being trueful. But the leftist insist he's lying.
Hillary deleted hers. Smashed it with a Hammer, And bleached her server. And physically destroyed it. And the FBI Director said it wasn't intentional. Was he Crazy or was he paid off? Or was his arm twisted?
Is there ONE honest leftist out there that actually sees the problem and double standard?
Anyway, back to the point, will leftists start offering up ideas or discussing issues?
Or are they so invested in their pack of lies that they can't turn back???
As for Donald Trump Jr’s Russian Emails, my first reaction to this story was “SO, WHAT?” If a son thought that he might learn something “interesting” about his father’s political opponent, why not! But apparently, there was no such information.ReplyDelete
If someone in our country had damaging evidence against them, we should be told about it, no matter where it comes from. Sure, it would be an embarrassment to our country. So what? Better we know the truth. Besides, it couldn’t be any more embarrassing than Hillary Clinton’s or Obama was!
Was there an effort by the Russians to sway the election? Maybe, or maybe not –as all nations act in their own perceived interests, but at the same time, perhaps no more or less than Bill and Hillary’s involvements in previous years and this doesn’t even consider the policies, decisions, and actions that gave aid and comfort to Russia … not to mention Clinton’s Russian involvements that personally enriched Bill Clinton or the Clinton Foundation.
Don Jr, legal experts are saying this is not necessarily ILLEGAL….not politically wise, but probably NOT illegal.
Other than this, I personally think that it’s a Red Herring.?
All I can say is that Our country is falling apart politically, and morally and all we can do is conduct Hearings after Hearings, Investigations after investigations and Tax Reform, Healthcare, Illegal Immigration, etc. etc, is all on hold, while all we focus on is Russia and gossip and innuendo and suspicion, like a bunch of school children. So the only one who is winning is Putin. While our elected idiots in Washington like Tim Kaine, and Chuck Schumer are calling this TREASON! I guess that they want to Hang Don Jr. These people are pathetic.
Personally, I think that most Americans both Republicans and Democrats with any sense at all are just plain FED UP, and embarrassed by yet more crap, and the ‘drip drip drip’ needs to stop, so that we can get on with the important things needed to make America Great Again.
And the double standard goes on, Lois Lerner never should have gone free….
Fast and Furious should have been pursued…
Loretta Lynch should be in Jail along with Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, James Comey,and so many others.
MOST of us in the Right seem to be MISSING the obvious truth that it has been the ENEMEDIA in "collusion" with the DEMONRATZ who worked night and day to SKEW or SWAY the results if the Election.Delete
I, personally despise Opposition Research, but like it or not Opposition Research has become the sum and substance of Modern Politics.
"OUR" problem is that "THEY" are much much BETTER at it than WE.
And by the way, "Opposition Researfch" no longer consists merely of digging up unflattering, derogatory "FACTS" about an opponent; it now involves delberate DISTORTION that presents "FACTS" in such a way as to deprive them of their true meanning. It also involves outright FABRICATION when there are no "FACTS" to be found to serve whatever defamatory cause may be in play.
So True! One need only watch Fox News, read Breitbart, or watch MSNBC to know it's so. There is no end in site as idealogical purists are running the show.Delete
You wouldn't be able to recognize the TRUTH, Nursie Poo Poo, if it SPIT in your eye.Delete
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Opposition Research has become the sum and substance of Modern Politics....[I]t now involves delberate DISTORTION that presents "FACTS" in such a way as to deprive them of their true meanning. It also involves outright FABRICATION when there are no "FACTS" to be found to serve whatever defamatory cause may be in play.
I agree! Lately, I find myself tuning out.
D.C. politics is not a Swamp. IT'S A BOTTOMLESS CESSPOOL!
A TOILET that can't ever be flushed because it is CONSTANTLY OVERFLOWING.Delete
The good news is that Jarred Kushner's Security forms have been updated to include the meeting with the Russian lawyer lady. That's ALL that matters! :)ReplyDelete
Now ain' DAT de troof? ];^}>Delete
Along similar lines I just had the msfortune to witness "Senator" Al Franken wasting a senate committe's time haranguing his colleagues about the cying need for stricter, more zealous appication of HATE CRTIME laws.
Now, now, FT. We can never have enough identity politics. Where would the social justice be in THAT?Delete
If you can't bang a gong, dem-a-gogue!Delete
Who'd want to bang a GONG, man? I'd much prefer a BLONDE, myself, wooden shoe?Delete
If ya cain't bang a bong smoke one!Delete
Correction... If ya cain't bang a gong smoke a bong.Delete
AHEM! A joke stops being funny once someone starts beating it to death,Delete
This not funnnyDelete
He who go thru turnstile sideways going to Bangkok!Delete
One reason Jersey should be thankful for the age in which we live... it's NOT the future!ReplyDelete
I'm still fervently praying that Jersey may yet HAVE a future. I just spoke with his wife, and he's still with us, thank God, but strugglng manfully against terrible odds. It's strictly touch and go right now.Delete
BUT, I know what you mean, FJ. Why do you think I'm so delighted to be 76 –– and why I thank God each day I never brought any chldren into this Vale of Terror? Children mught be a great comfort to me in my old age –– or a source of unending disappointment, grief and shame –– but either way I shudder to think what would probably be in store for THEM.
This is why we spay and neuter as many kittens and puppies as we can.
The World tends to treat precious, sacred, potentially beautiful LIFE as GARBAGE. That is why we are such desperate need of faith in Jesus Christ.
Alas, poor Hamlet, studied now no more!
Today we would dismiss his cares and woes,
Despite their being exquistely phrased,
As evidence of "Clinical Depression,"
So contemltible and heartless we've became
To think that noxious psychotropic drugs
Could hope to cure the Agony of Being.
I pray he recovers soon, FT, and thank the Lord each day that at age 60, I'll not live so long as to be presented with "Life 2.0" either!Delete
Thank you for the brief update on JMJ.
While FORMER President Barack Hussain Obama keeps himself busy when he’s not on vacation, forming a resistance against President Trumps administration.ReplyDelete
President Trump is busy bringing back, jobs, increasing consumer confidence, and rebuilding a business atmosphere where small businesses once again feel free to grow and hire people without the fear of being taxed to death as they have been over the past 8 years and watched the work force drop out of the country, reenter the job market.
President Trump is busy making America safer, by fighting for the same travel ban, cracking down on the sanctuary cities that FORMER president Obama created.
And standing up for our veterans upon whom Obama turned his back on and once again extending our nation’s hand in friendship to our allies around the world of whom Obama stabbed in the back.
And as for the illegal aliens to whom Obama sent invitations and gift baskets of American taxpayer paid for goodies? President Trump is sending them one way tickets back to wherever they came from with the promise, not to come back again, because if they do, they’d be spending time in our prisons.
Yes, Tom, but if you ask/ me, I'd tell you the REPUBICANS in CONGRESS are FAR more a detriment to President Trump's agenda, and FAR more reprehensible than Barry-O and Hillabitch and their vast ary of henchpersons in the ENEMEDIA and the PROFESSORIAT COMBINED.Delete
The democrats are dirtier than Felonious Von Pantsuit's underwear after a seizure induced diareaha event.ReplyDelete
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Wow! That's so funny and incisively brilliant, Kid. You should have your own cable news show!Delete
Delilah Delehanty saidDelete
You're right. Kid is brilliant, and he should do just that. Trouble is America is stuck on stupid, and couldn't begin to appreciate his talent.
And as expected from Leftists, I see today some idiot democrat is opening impeachment proceedings.
I see some other idiot democrat from Maine put up a Facecrap post calling Trump a rapist, racist, etc etc things. Where is there the slightest hint of evidence that any of that is true. They just put things out there, makes NO difference if it’s true or not hoping that something will stick
It’s like a feeding frenzy of stupid ignorant tantrums that these people with a mental disease do. Just plain attacks based on nothing!
The Russian lawyer had previously been turned down for a visa to enter the U.S. lawfully but then was granted special immigration parole by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the limited purpose of helping a company owned by Russian businessmanReplyDelete
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Thank you, but I'll continue to make executive decisions, myself.Delete
Your headline on Comey leaking "classified" info to press is fake.ReplyDelete
Fox & Friends: 'We were mistaken' with false Comey report that fueled Trump accusation
Trump tweeted out fake news and your blog passed it on.
You'll have to take that up with Investor's Business Daily, Emilie, not I.Delete
Comey has clearly outed himself as a sworn ENEMY of President Trump. That's all Ineed to continue denouncing him as a decidedly malodorous Foul Ball –– a trickster, a venal, self-serving, pseudo-public servant, a mountebank, and a dirty game player par excellence who deserves nothing but contempt.
Clarence Graymalkin-Edwards saidDelete
YEAH! And FOX at least has the decency to admit they've made a mistake on the rare occasiins they do. You'd never get that from FAKE CNN, FAKE MSNBC, FAKE New York Times, FAKE WAshington Post or any other arm of the MSM.
Funny, that;s not what your linked article says... “Yesterday on this program we aired and tweeted this story saying former FBI director James Comey leaked memos containing top secret information,” Doocy said. “We were mistaken, in that according to the report half of the information in the report clarified secret or classified level, not top secret.ReplyDelete
There are "other" security classifications other than "Top Secret".
Thanks, Speedy. I knew we could depend on you to set the record straight.Delete
These rotten bastards know every tricky way to LIE using "facts" in the book –– and OUT of the book.
Today, Friday July 14th, If the Good Lords willing and the Creeks don’t rise, Women’s March and partners will mobilize a mass demonstration, again grounded in the principles of tolerance, and nonviolence, to denounce the false and intimidating rhetoric of hatred and send a clear message that our movement will proudly and bravely continue to strive for the respect of the civil and human rights of all people.ReplyDelete
This was well-funded and driven by the Hollywood elite who called out their zombie minions to buy stupid hats and travel across the country because of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
I just wish I'd had know of this a few weeks back so I could have set up a pussy hat Concession in Washington as well as online.
So somehow the NRA is responsible for 1,944 shootings in Chicago so far this year with 1,606 shot and wounded and 335 shot and killed. If we look at the stats from 2015 we'll see that, when adjusted for population, some cities are even worse.
The top eight cities have a commonality in the number of black residents. It's black people shooting other black people with guns that are, no doubt, NOT even legal
There ya have it folks - it's the NRA's fault, and by extension you, that black people are slaughtering other black people. And somehow or anther the NRA is not defending their right to protest.
So don't hold your breath for them to protest in the Black areas like downtown Chicago where crime is up over 50 percent, or in New York’s Bronx, or Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant where there are black on Black shootings and KILLINGS daily, including yesterday were 2 young innocent young women were murdered by these Thugs, and Crackheads!
Listen up "ladies": The NRA does not give a rip that you are going to gather in front of their headquarters, and then march seventeen miles to the Department of Justice in DC. Protesters will have to hang out somewhere until the next morning for a rally at Justice. Damn - that sounds like a great time in the heat and humidity of Washington..
And further more, no one else cares either. So knock yourselves out. Have a great time, go home and pat yourself on the back, have a latte in a cute little café, and commiserate about what a great job you're doing to stop violence.
But it really doesn't matter, wear all the pussy hats you want, have the dumbass Celebrities scream all the vulgar smears you can, at the top of your lungs. That's it, get it all out, and you will all feel better.
And Donald Trump will still be president, and will keep his campaign promises. At which point, of course, you will renew your howling and chanting. If it makes you feel better, go for it.
You could make a bigger difference by staying home and doing something to serve your husband and your family - you know, sort of 1950's style
Of course, and THIS small handful of men are responsible for ever sing death and injury suffered by factory workers, in cars, trucks and airplanes since those accursed inventions were dreamt up by demons and foisted on innocent, unsuspecting mankind:Delete
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"1794 Thomas Mead patented a gas engine.
"Also in 1794 Robert Street patented an internal combustion engine, which was also the first to use liquid fuel (gasoline) , and built an engine around that time.
"In 1798, John Stevens designed the first American internal combustion engine.
"In 1807, Swiss engineer François Isaac de Rivaz built an internal combustion engine ignited by electric spark.
"In 1823, Samuel Brown patented the first internal combustion engine to be applied industrially.
"In 1860, Belgian Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir produced a gas-fired internal combustion engine.
"In 1864, Nikolaus Otto patented the first atmospheric gas engine.
"In 1872, American George Brayton invented the first commercial liquid-fueled internal combustion engine. I
"n 1876, Nikolaus Otto, working with Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, patented the compressed charge, four-cycle engine.
"In 1879, Karl Benz patented a reliable two-stroke gas engine.
"In 1892, Rudolf Diesel developed the first compressed charge, compression ignition engine.
"In 1926, Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket.
"In 1939, the Heinkel He 178 became the world's first jet aircraft." - WIKI on the Internal Combustion Engine