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The Rise and Fall? of James Comey

There are very few crime or mystery novels that approach this true story for its compelling drama, intrigue and brinkmanship (with the nation in the balance).

Let’s begin at the beginning. James Brien Comey Jr., born December 14, 1960) served as the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from September 2013 until May 2017.

Prior to joining the FBI, Comey had been the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from January 2002 to December 2003, and subsequently the United States Deputy Attorney General from December 2003 to August 2005.

In August 2005, Comey left the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and became general counsel and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2010, he became general counsel at Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund based in Westport Connecticut. In early 2013, he left Bridgewater to become a Senior Research Scholar and Hertog Fellow on National Security Law at Columbia Law School. He also served on the Board of Directors of HSBC Holdings until July 2013.

In September 2013, Comey was appointed Director of the FBI by President Barack Obama. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the FBI’s investigation of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. His role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, particularly regarding his public communications, was highly controversial.

Comey was abruptly dismissed by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017.

Don’t believe the fake-media story that Trump made a mistake or huge gaffe by firing Comey.

Don’t believe the media narrative from the left that it was an attempt to silence Comey from some investigation into Trump.

James Comey is a deep-water Swamp Denizen who has been highly paid to provide cover for high-level corruption by the Clintons and Obama. He is and has been central to the attempt to destroy the Trump campaign and then the Trump administration from the start.

It was very clever how the President fired Comey when Comey was 3,000 miles away from the convenience his office and records. Comey had no inkling he was being cut, that all his files, computers, and everything in his office were seized by his boss Sessions and the Justice Department. This was not a violation of protocol, it was tactical. Notice how Trump compartmentalized the strike and did not inform any of his White House “staff” to prevent leaks. Notice how he emasculated Comey and the swamp denizens by letting them know in a tweet that the Attorney General got information (surveillance “tapes” from the seizure of Comey’s office) to let Comey and his handlers know that Trump’s DOJ has the goods on them. This was a brilliant strategic move at exactly the right time against horrible, evil and corrupt powers infesting our government.

The Comey Scams

Comey was a minor assistant US attorney in the late 90’s. He only gained power and money by being the DOJ official who “investigated” and cleared Bill Clinton of any wrong-doing in Clinton’s totally corrupt pardon (for huge payoffs) of criminal financier Marc Rich as Clinton was leaving the Presidency.

Marc Rich was an international commodities trader, hedge fund manager, financier and businessman. He was best known for founding the commodities company Glencore and for being indicted in the United States on federal charges of tax evasion and making controversial oil deals with Iran.

Rich was in Switzerland at the time of the indictment and never returned to the United States. He received a controversial presidential pardon from U.S. President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001, Clinton’s last day in office.

Clinton’s critics alleged that Rich’s pardon had been bought, as Denise Rich had given more than $1 million to Clinton’s political party, including more than $100,000 to the Senate campaign of the president’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and $450,000 to the Clinton Library foundation during Clinton’s time in office.

Federal Prosecutor Mary Jo White was appointed to investigate Clinton’s last-minute pardon of Rich. She stepped down before the investigation was finished and was replaced by James Comey.

Rich’s lawyer, Jack Quinn, had previously been Clinton’s White House Counsel and chief of staff to Clinton’s Vice President, Al Gore, and had had a close relationship with Holder. According to Quinn, Holder had advised that standard procedures be bypassed and the pardon petition be submitted directly to the White House. Congressional investigations were also launched. Clinton’s top advisors, Chief of Staff John Podesta, White House Counsel Beth Nolan, and advisor Bruce Lindsey, testified that nearly all the White House staff advising the president on the pardon request had urged Clinton to not grant Rich a pardon.

Consequently, Comey provided “cover” for the Clintons in their gaining incredible power and wealth after leaving office through pardoning a billionaire money-launderer, arms dealer and criminal. Comey was a key piece in how the Clintons upped their corruption game and gained incredible wealth through their foundation after leaving the White House. A huge part of the scheme was giving Marc Rich a free pass when he should have spent life in prison, and that is what Comey covered-up for the Clintons. This set up Comey to be part of the corruption machine, making him powerful and wealthy.

Immediately after doing the Clinton’s dirty work as a DOJ official, Comey resigned from the DOJ and took a position as the head attorney of the Lockheed Martin company, a huge military contractor. While he was in that position Lockheed became a major contributor of millions to the Clinton Foundation. In return for these payments, Lockheed received huge contracts from Hillary’s state department. Comey was the chief legal officer of Lockheed throughout this period of contributions to Clinton Inc. in return for State Dept. contracts.

In late 2012, after overseeing Lockheed’s successful relationship with the Hillary State Department and the resulting profits, Comey stepped down from Lockheed and received a $6 million-dollar payout for his services.

James Comey’s $3.05 million seven-bedroom, 7,157-square-foot in an exclusive town on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast”

In 2013, the largest bank of England, HSBC Holdings, was deep into a scandal. Investigations by federal authorities and law-enforcement had revealed that for years HSBC had been laundering billions of dollars for Mexican Drug Cartels and moving money for Iran in violation of the sanctions, and other major criminal activity. HSBC’s criminality was pervasive and deliberate by the Bank and its officials. HSBC was a huge Clinton Foundation contributor of many millions throughout the “investigation” and Bill Clinton was being paid large personal fees for speaking at HSBC events while Hillary was Secretary of State.  Eric Holder and the Obama Justice Department did what they were paid to do, and let HSBC off the hook for a paltry 1.2 billion dollar fine and not one Director, officer or management member at HSBC was fired or charged with any criminal.

At the same time when everyone involved with HSBC Bank, including the Clintons and all their “donors,” were being let off without penalty, and cover had to be provided to HSBC, Comey was appointed as a Director and Member of the Board of HSBC becoming a part of the effort to cover up the scandal and make HSBC “respectable” again.

After about a year as HSBC director, despite his lack of any law enforcement experience, no DOJ leadership experience, and no qualifications for the job, Comey was appointed FBI director by Obama.

The only qualification Comey had was that the Clinton’s and their cronies knew Comey was in bed with them, was compromised and was willing to do their dirty work. Comey was appointed to the FBI right when Hillary was leaving the State Department, and was vulnerable to the FBI because she had been using a private server, mishandling classified information, selling access to favors/contracts from the State Department to Clinton Foundation donors like Comey’s Lockheed Martin, and much more.

The obvious conclusion is that Comey was appointed to the FBI to run interference for the Clinton’s and Obama’s at the nation’s federal law enforcement agency (in conjunction with a corrupt Department of Justice). Comey was and is owned by the Clintons. He owed all his power and wealth to being part of their machine and providing them with cover.

In late 2015 and early 2016, information began to surface regarding the Clinton Foundation and its use by the Clinton’s as a multi-billion-dollar slush fund for corruption and political favors.

This was right as Hillary was beginning her campaign for President. It was revealed that the Foundation had never completed required reports or had an audit. The FBI, under Comey, began an “investigation” of the Clinton Funds. A “professional” accounting firm was brought in by the Clintons to do a review, file some reports, make recommendations to the Clinton Foundation Board, and provide a veneer of legitimacy to the Clinton Fund operations. Predictably, one of the partners in the firm that was chosen (and paid lots of money) is Peter Comey, yes—the brother of James Comey. This brother owes or owed James Comey $700,000 for a loan James gave him to buy a house. To date, nothing has happened as a result of the FBI “investigation” of the Clintons under James Comey.

No one in congress or federal law enforcement was intending to pursue the Clintons, but Judicial Watch and other independent sources obtained information proving that Hillary had been running her own server, sending out classified information, etc. This information began to come out right in the middle of her campaign to be coronated as President. A “show” investigation had to be performed to appear to look into it and clear her. Who to use—the reliable shill, James Comey.

As head of the FBI, Comey—with his lackeys in key positions—deliberately screwed up the investigation into Hillary’s use of a private server. The investigation was deliberately mishandled in every aspect. Comey gave immunity to most all of Hillary’s lackeys; did not use subpoenas or warrants; failed to do any searches or seizures of evidence; did not use a grand-jury, in short everything that could be done to ruin the FBI investigation and to cover for Hillary was done. A “slam-dunk” case became a mess. Immunity was given every witness even though they provided no help. Maybe more importantly, by focusing the FBI on the email scandal, attention was drawn away from the much bigger scandal of the Clinton Foundation that could bring down a huge number of corrupt politicians, lobbyists, and even governments.

Lorretta Lynch was supposed to complete the coverup for Hillary as Attorney General by issuing a finding that the deliberately botched FBI “investigation” did not justify prosecution of Hillary. But Bill Clinton screwed up and met with Loretta Lynch in Arizona shortly before she was supposed to make her decision on Hillary. At this point, Lynch could no longer credibly squash the Hillary scandal. The solution—give the job to Comey. The Clinton’s owned him and he would have to do whatever was necessary to provide cover.

Comey then went on national TV and violated every rule of the FBI, the Justice Department and American law enforcement by revealing some of the FBI’s “evidence” of what Hillary did and, then declared that there was no “intent” and clearing Hillary. Normally the FBI Director does not pass on whether a case should be prosecuted or not, but with Loretta Lynch compromised, Comey did what he was ordered to do. The Justice Department and Obama backed Comey’s coverup and it looked like Hillary had survived the scandal.

Then, right before the election, the New York Police Department (NYPD) obtained pervert Anthony Wiener’s laptop and found classified emails from Hillary on the laptop. The NYPD began leaking details to the media and the story was about to explode. Once again, Comey stepped in to cover Hillary. He short-circuited the NYPD leaks by publicly acknowledging the laptop and the emails, but then claimed just days later that hundreds of thousands of emails had all been reviewed and “nothing new” was on the laptop. Once again, Comey had done his job by providing cover and FBI “protection” for Hillary.

If Hillary had won, Comey would have kept right on providing cover for the corruption of the Clinton machine. He would have kept the FBI paralyzed, prevented the Clinton Fund from being investigated, and continued to do his job for the Clintons.

John McCain passes faked dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to Comey

Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, dated  from 20 June to 20 October 2016 alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself. McCain, who was informed about the existence of the documents separately by an intermediary from a western allied state, dispatched an emissary overseas to meet the source and then decided to present the material to Comey in a one-on-one meeting on December 9, 2016.

The material, was drawn up by a former western counter-intelligence official, now working as a private consultant. BuzzFeed on published the documents, which it said were “unverified and potentially unverifiable”.

A spokesman for Putin immediately denied that Russia had collected compromising information on Trump and dismissed news reports as a “complete fabrication and utter nonsense.”

In response, Trump tweeted, “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”

Interestingly, some of the reports also proved to be predicting events that happened after they were sent. The reports were produced by a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, working for Fusion GPS, a backer of the Clintons. Steele was born in Aden, Federation of South Arabia – interesting.

In September 2015, Republicans who were concerned about the possibility of Trump winning the Republican presidential nomination retained the services of Fusion GPS, a private Washington D.C. firm, to investigate Trump. By early June 2016, it was clear that Trump had secured the GOP nomination for the 2016 general election. It was at this time that Steele’s services were retained by Fusion GPS.

In July 2016, Steele, on his own initiative, also supplied a report he had written to an FBI agent in Rome. On March 15, 2017, former CIA Director Michael Morrell raised questions about the dossier. He was concerned about the accuracy of the information, due to the approach taken by Steele to gather it. Steele gave money to intermediaries and the intermediaries paid the sources. Morrell said, “Unless you know the sources, and unless you know how a particular source acquired a particular piece of information, you can’t judge the information — you just can’t.”

Still McCain, the Clintons, and Comey pursued their promotion of the phony report. Here is the report for all to see—CLICK!

Comey was either stupid enough or dishonest enough to accept the bogus reports from McCain.

John McCain faces questions in defamation lawsuit in Trump-Russia dossier case

July 12, 2017: Sen. John McCain faces serious questions in a defamation lawsuit about leaks leading to publication of the now-infamous and false dossier he circulated that alleged Donald Trump’s campaign had connections to Russian operatives.

The dossier compiled (for payment) by former British spy Christopher Steele and his London firm, Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd., amounted to a collection of uncorroborated reports of collusion gathered as paid political research for sale to Trump’s opponents.

John McCain had dispatched a trusted aide to go across the Atlantic to get a dirty dossier from an ex-spy after former British diplomat, now identified as Sir Andrew Wood, told him about potential blackmail information contained in a controversial dossier.

McCain, 80, put out a statement Wednesday, July 12, 2017, finally admitting that he was the FBI’s source of the controversial dossier. McCain said proudly, he did “what any citizen would do” in turning over the dirty dossier, which contained unconfirmed secrets about the president-elect, Donald Trump. We are not sure that “any citizen” would turn over “unconfirmed secrets” to the FBI.

The story of the dossier began with an investigative firm in Washington, D.C., which was trying to dig up some damning research on Trump for a party known only as a “Democrat.”

The firm had outsourced the research to a “retired western European former counter-intelligence official, ex-spy Christopher Steele, who had a long history of dealing with the shadow world of Moscow’s spooks.

Steele, reportedly found the information that he dug up to be “concerning.” He and another ex-British diplomat, Christopher Burrows, run their own small company, Orbis Business Intelligence.

“If the allegations were real, their implications were overwhelming,” the Guardian wrote. However, they turned to be unsupported and false—just more FAKE NEWS to damage Trump.

Now, two lawsuits—one in the United States and a second in the U.K.—are being brought by lawyers for Aleksej Gubarev, a Cyprus-based Internet entrepreneur whom Steele’s Russian sources accused of cyber spying against the Democratic Party leadership. The lawsuit is against Christopher Steele and his London firm, Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. and could possible be expanded to include John McCain and James Comey.

In the British lawsuit, counsel for defendants Steele and Orbis repeatedly point to McCain, R-Ariz., a vocal Trump critic, and a former State Department official as two in a handful of people known to have had copies of the full document before they circulated it among journalists and even sent it to James Comey’s FBI.

The court document confirms that Sir Andrew Wood, a former British ambassador to Moscow and a Russia adviser to former Prime Minister Tony Blair, discussed the 35-page dossier with jealous McCain who was eager to smear Trump. Counsel for defendants Steele and Orbis repeatedly point to McCain, R-Ariz., a jealous Trump critic, and a former State Department official as two in a handful of people known to have had copies of the full document before it circulated among journalists.

A McCain spokesperson declined to comment on the new court document, pointing instead to a January 11, 2017 quirky statement from the jealous McCain about the dossier to cover up that it was a false smear of Trump. “Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the director of the FBI,” McCain had said then. “That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.” Sure, McCain.

Trump unexpectedly wins the election

With Trump’s surprising win of the election, the Swamp the Deep State realized they were at risk from this political outsider who was not one of them. Before Trump took office, a plan was designed and put into place to ruin Trump’s administration and force him out of the Presidency. The key players committed to the plan consisted of the democrat Party, the media, the Obama-Clinton operatives imbedded throughout the intelligence agencies and the entire bureaucracy including JAMES COMEY. The scheme was to smear Trump with Russian “connections,” through a fake FBI “investigation” and to trap him into a charge of criminal interference with the FBI.

The surveillance of the Trump campaign which had actually started prior to the election was continued after the election.

Participants were “unmasked” illegally, and “transcripts” were leaked throughout the government and to the media. There is no actual evidence of any collusion or connection between Trump or his campaign with Russia, but that did not prevent Comey from initiating an “investigation” at the FBI. This provided Comey with protection from Trump firing him immediately. Comey or his minions steadily leaked news of the “Russia Investigation” to the media, and the media did its job by passing the fake news on to the public.

Immediately after Trump was sworn in, the DOJ Hillary/Obama operatives and Comey started the direct attack. This was before Sessions has been appointed to the Department of Justice and the DOJ is still controlled by Obama operatives.

DOJ Obama appointee Sally Yates approached the Whitehouse with news that General Flynn had been in contact with Russia and alleged that he might be compromised. She revealed that there is an FBI “investigation” into the Russia ties (which they are constantly leaking to the media themselves). The White House Counsel—who Yates talked to, not Trump—asked for more information.

The day before the promised additional information was to be provided by Yates to the Whitehouse, Comey set up a dinner with Trump. If he can get Trump to ask about Flynn or try to intervene regarding Flynn or Russia then Trump can be charged with “interfering with an FBI investigation.” It is not unlikely that Comey had this meeting surveilled.

This is a two-pronged attack. It protected Comey and DOJ Democrat holdovers from being terminated by the new administration because they are involved in an “ongoing investigation” that they control the timetable on (albeit one with absolutely no evidence). If Trump fires Comey then he is “interfering with the investigation” which is itself a federal crime that the FBI could then “investigate.” Alternatively, if they can get Trump to question Comey about Flynn or try to get him to back off from Flynn or the “Russia” investigation, then they again have him “interfering.”

Trump knew it was a set up by Comey and that he is probably being recorded. Comey tells Trump that Trump is not under investigation regarding Russia, but that others involved with the campaign are being investigated. Trump did not take the bait in attempting to intervene about Flynn or the Russia scam. Later, Flynn was fired by Trump because Flynn is being used by Comey to try to damage Trump.

Comey verbally told Trump on two more occasions that he, Trump, was not being investigated, but refused to state this fact publicly or when testifying in Congress.

Trump now had to get his Attorney General and Deputy AG in place and get rid of Comey in a way that would allow Trump to obtain all the information that Comey has been accumulating.

Under oath, both Sally Yates and Intelligence officials from the Obama administration state that there was no actual evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. More importantly, Comey, while refusing to say that Trump was not under investigation, testified that he has informed the Senate Intelligence Committee heads who exactly is under investigation regarding Russia.

Trump told almost no one at the White House that he was moving against Comey. Trump somehow contacted Sen. Grassley, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and confirmed that Comey told the Senator that Trump was not under investigation personally. Somehow Comey traveled to California, perhaps maneuvered there by Trump.

Trump seized the moment to take action. While Comey was in California, 3,000 miles away and 7 hours from his office, Trump fires Comey. Trump’s letter firing Comey was hand-delivered to the FBI headquarters by DOJ officials who were ordered to lock-down and seize everything in Comey’s office, including all surveillance files. All Comey’s files, docs, computers and “tapes” were taken to Sessions people at DOJ. They were not taken to the Whitehouse or to Trump, but to Sessions, who has every right to have them. Sessions was then in a position tell Trump that Comey had surveillance tapes of Trump that contradict what Comey has been telling Trump, and perhaps tapes of conversations with other swamp “conspirators.” But Trump did not and does not have them personally or at the Whitehouse.

Comey learned that he has been fired when the media broadcasted it in California. He had no idea it was coming. On cue, the Democrat politicians and media began screaming about Trump’s “interference with the Russia investigation” in accordance with the plan to set up Trump for that charge. The Swamp wanted to blow up the Russia narrative using Comey, and Comey was set to testify before Congress to try to hurt Trump by saying he was interfering with the FBI investigation. Comey fully intended to follow through with the plan to take down Trump.

But because of his brilliant timing on this, Trump has Comey’s files, documents and information safely with Sessions at DOJ. Trump sent out a “crazy” tweet that says: “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.”

The media and the politicians went crazy about the “inappropriateness” of this tweet.  They accused Trump of “taping” everyone at the White House. Notice that Trump did not say he taped anyone, or that he has any tapes at the White House. It seems apparent that Trump was telling Comey that the DOJ has the surveillance information and files from Comey’s office. Comey and Trump’s opponents understand the clear message—their plan was in trouble and Trump’s DOJ is now holding all the cards.

The whole Russia interference scheme crashed and burns. While the mouthpiece media, Hollywood and the insane fringe continued to scream about Russia and Comey being fired, the politicians who will soon be in the crosshairs of a legitimate (and ticked) FBI and DOJ were starting to fall strangely silent. Comey realized all the leverage is with Trump.

AG Sessions and his Deputy AG are now able use the Comey trove of information to determine who has been part of the Comey Syndicate at the FBI. They will be appointing an “interim” Director of the FBI shortly who has not been compromised by Comey, Clinton or Obama. That “interim” Director does not have to be approved by Congress or anyone, and can immediately begin cleaning house at the FBI of all Comey/Clinton/Obama minions, initiating investigations of the Clintons, Clinton Fund, violations of intelligence confidentiality laws by Susan Rice and Obama.

Using the Comey files they can be certain they are not getting another Comey as an “interim”, and they do not have to wait for the circus of appointing a new permanent “Director.” Most of the heavy lifting on rooting out FBI corruption and starting investigations into the swamp will be done by the “interim” before a new director is appointed.

In one masterstroke, Trump eliminated a truly toxic and dangerous enemy to his administration and our country, dealt a horrendous blow to the Clinton/Obama and deep state machines, and begun the restoration of the integrity of the FBI and the DOJ.

The Mysterious Murder of Democratic National Committee Staffer, Seth Rich

Is a disgruntled Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer the source of the DNC emails and perhaps others appearing on WikiLeaks?

On July 8, 2016, 27-year-old Democratic staffer Seth Rich was shot and murdered about a block from his apartment in the quiet and respectable Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.

Shortly after the killing, social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was on his way to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.

Seth Rich’s father, Joel, told reporters, “If it was a robbery — it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his money — he still has his credit cards, still had his phone so it was a wasted effort except we lost a life.”

The Metropolitan police have posted a reward for information on Rich’s murder—with no takers.

In August, Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.

This comes after internet entrepreneur and hacker, Kim DotCom, admitted on Saturday that he was part of an operation along with Seth Rich to get stolen DNC emails to Wikileaks.

Julian Assange suggested back in August 2015 that Seth Rich was a Wikileaks informant. In addition, an anonymous person who works in Washington DC, alleged that high-ranking current and former Democratic Party officials are terrified of the Seth Rich murder investigation as it will show that it is not Russia who is interfering with the U.S. election.

It wasn’t the Russians? And what does Comey know about this or is he part of the cover-up?

The anonymous post released May 20, 2017 reads:

“Anons, I work in D.C.

I know for certain that the Seth Rich case has scared the shit out of certain high ranking current and former Democratic Party officials.

This is the reason why they have backed away from impeachment talk. They know the smoking gun is out there, and they’re terrified you will find it, because when you do it will bring the entire DNC, along with a couple of very big name politicians.

It appears that certain DNC thugs were not thorough enough when it came time to cover their tracks. Podesta saying he wanted to “make an example of the leaker” is a huge smoking gun.”

“The behavior is near open panic. To even mention this name in D.C. Circles [sic] will bring you under automatic scrutiny. To even admit that you have knowledge of this story puts you in immediate danger.

If there was no smoke there would be no fire. I have never, in my 20 years of working in D.C. Seen such a panicked reaction from anyone.

What do Comey and the Democrats know?

June 9, 2017 Update:

Senator John McCain had some interesting questions for former FBI Director James Comey during his appearance in front of the committee on Thursday.

While other committee members focused on meetings and phone calls between President Donald Trump and the former FBI director, McCain harped on a probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

“In the case of Hilary Clinton you made the statement that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to bring a suit against her although it had been very careless in her behavior, but you did reach a conclusion in that case that it was not necessary to further pursue her. Yet at the same time in the case or Mr. Comey, you said that there was not enough information to make a conclusion. Tell me the difference between your conclusion as far as former Secretary Clinton is concerned and Mr. Trump,” McCain asked.

Comey evaded the question by telling McCain that while the Clinton investigation had been wrapped up, the Trump probe was ongoing when Comey was fired.

“The American people have a whole lot of questions out there particularly since you just emphasized the role that Russia played. And obviously she was a candidate for president at the time so she was clearly involved in this whole situation where fake news as you just described it ‘big deal’ took place,” McCain continued, “You’re gonna have to help me out here. In other words, we’re complete in the investigation and anything that former Secretary Clinton had to do with the campaign is over and we don’t have to worry about it anymore?”

Still evading an answer, Comey said, “I’m a little confused senator.”

McCain continued to press the point asking again how one investigation could be closed, while another remained open.

“I don’t quite understand how you could be done with that, but not be done with the whole investigation of their (Russia) attempt to affect the outcome of our investigation. So you’ve got one candidate that you’re done with, and another candidate that you have a long way to go, is that correct?” McCain continued.

Comey reiterated that the probes into the Clinton emails and the Trump campaign were separate investigations which was not the point at all.

The former FBI director called Russian involvement in the campaign ‘very serious’ but said that there was no investigation as to whether they had coordinated with the Clinton camp and why?

“So both President Trump and former candidate Clinton are both involved in the investigation, yet one of them you said there are going to be no charges, and the other one the investigation continues. Well, I think there’s a double standard there to tell you the truth,” McCain said closing the trap on Comey.

Later, McCain explained his line of questioning. “What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the President rise to the level of obstruction of justice. In the case of Secretary Clinton’s emails, Mr. Comey was willing to step beyond his role as an investigator and state his belief about what ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would conclude about the evidence. I wanted Mr. Comey to apply the same approach to the key question surrounding his interactions with President Trump—whether or not the President’s conduct constitutes obstruction of justice. While I missed an opportunity in today’s hearing, I still believe this question is important, and I intend to submit it in writing to Mr. Comey for the record.”

Wood had told Britain’s The Guardian in January that McCain had reached out to him about the dossier, and had obtained it through other means. The court document confirms that Wood, Steele and former State Department official David Kramer decided together that new information gathered after the election should be shared with authorities in Britain and the United States.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article160622854.html#storylink=cpy

 

 Comey the Leaker

“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!” the president tweeted early Friday morning after Comey’s admission under oath at the Senate hearing that he leaked his document.

Trump was citing the former FBI director’s acknowledgement that he had leaked his own memos about his conversations with the president. Comey told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had hoped to prod the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation — which occurred last month. Comey did not only confess to what could be a serious crime, but interfered with the Justice Department’s decision on appointing a special council.

In so doing, Comey through his friend, Daniel Richman, under the bus for having Richman serve as a conduit to get the leak to the press. Richman confirmed by e-mail to several reporters that he was the “good friend” and law-school prof who Comey slipped the documents — then hightailed it out of his tony Brooklyn Heights home and refused to answer any more questions—a fugitive on the run thanks to his pal, Comey.

Now, President Donald Trump’s outside counsel will file a leak complaint regarding Comey’s leaked memos with the Department of Justice.

This is because Comey testified Thursday that he allowed a personal friend, Daniel Richman, to leak a memo of his conversations with the president to news outlets in hopes it would trigger the appointment of a special counsel. Since Comey’s memo was written while Comey was still FBI Director, and stored on FBI equipment, this is allegedly a crime on Comey’s part.

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of a memo with the reporter,” Comey told the Senate yesterday during several hours of questioning. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”

In a statement after Comey’s testimony, Kasowitz labeled Comey as “one of these leakers” who are “actively attempting to undermine the president” and strongly suggested that federal authorities investigate Comey’s leaks.

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