Meeting Hoping To Prompt Appointment Of A Special Counsel
The Hill -- Shortly after his dismissal as head of the FBI, James Comey authorized "a close friend" to leak the contents of his memos to the press in order to prompt a special counsel investigation.
The memo, written contemporaneously, documented Comey's Oval Office meeting with President Trump during which the president allegedly asked him to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
"I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter," Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. "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."
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Blog Author's Comments: Talk about manipulative. Comey's upset he was fired and how Trump is painting it, so he leaks his memos to pump the media madness to get a special counsel. But the one thing that wasn’t leaked - Rubio points it out: That Trump wasn’t actually under investigation.
Today the accusation that President Trump directly colluded with Russia to interfere in the U.S. election "came apart" following former FBI Director James Comey's testimony in front of Congress. So, why didn't Comey tell the liberal 'fake news' media and the American people this, during the past four months?
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to former FBI chief James Comey. "We keep talking about this cloud, you perceive the cloud to be the Russia investigation in general, but the specific ask [from Trump] was that you would tell the American people what you had already told him, what you had already told the leaders of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, that he was not personally under investigation" Rubio asked.
"Yes sir,” Comey replied.
"This investigation is full of leaks left and right," Rubio said. "We've learned more from the newspapers sometimes than we do from our open hearings for sure. You ever wonder why in this Russia investigation the only thing that's never been leaked is the fact that the president was not personally under investigation."
"I don't know, I find matters that are briefed to the Gang of Eight are pretty tightly held in my experience," Comey said.
I have to admit, if you can get by the madness of it all, it's quite amusing how all the liberals who hated Comey and blamed him for Hillary's loss when he "investigated" her, are now turning him into the Greatest American Hero. What a spectacle Comey and the Democrats made of themselves at the Senate hearing today, falling all over themselves to praise him. But Comey says he is so concerned about maintaining the integrity of the legal system and the FBI. He's a liberal hack. No one has questioned the drama queen Comey's veracity. He's the one that lies, yet everyone has accepted everything he may have said through leaks as true. Comey's self-regard and self-righteousness know no boundaries.
So Comey leaked to the press, through a "friend" - how does his notes stand as a document? Is it government property? Or his since it was supposedly, just his private recollection of a meeting. Although a meeting with the POTUS on government property while he was still a government employee? How do we know that his recollection is based on any reality but his? But he never recorded memos of meetings with Obama, he didn't have the interview with Clinton recorded either or done under oath, but he made memos of meetings with Trump?
This entire situation stinks of Comey’s own personal agenda, and of self-promotion and self-interest. This is a political circus that will continue to go on within the Democratic Party and mainstream media with the sole intent of taking President Trump down and out of office. The former Director of the FBI, has for quite a while, been used as a source for the Democrats political witch hunt. I could not cover all that went on in the Senate hearing, but today was a huge beat-down of the Democrat accusers and liberal mainstream media.
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