Skip to comments.Comey was Before Congress to Indict Trump. Instead, He Might Have Indicted Himself.
Posted on 06/10/2017 1:27:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The key interlude occurred with the ubiquitous Kamala Harris, the same Senator Harris who failed the bar the first time she took the bar exam. Only a Kamala-Comey marriage could birth this debacle:
Harris: So was there any kind of memorandum issued from the attorney general or the Department of Justice to the FBI, outlining the parameters of his recusal?
Comey: Not that Im aware of.
Thursday night, Attorney General Sessions Justice Department released a statement about Comeys testimony. The statement reads as follows:
In his testimony, Mr. Comey states that he was not aware of any kind of memorandum issued from the Attorney General or the Department of Justice to the FBI outlining the parameters of the Attorney Generals recusal. However, on March 2, 2017, the Attorney Generals Chief of Staff sent the attached email specifically informing Mr. Comey and other relevant Department officials of the recusal and its parameters, and advising that each of them instruct their staff not to brief the Attorney General about or otherwise involve the Attorney General in any such matters described. (internal ellipses omitted).
In fact, Comey almost certainly knew the parameters of the Attorney Generals recusal.
It gets worse for Comey. Right before and right after the answer that triggered the DOJs extraordinary written statement (name me the last time the DOJ publicly identified their recent ex-FBI Director as having just lied to Congress?), Comey denied knowledge about the extent of Sessions recusal and denied knowing Sessions scope of recusal as to if he reviewed any FBI or DOJ documents.
Congress criminalizes lying to Congress under oath. The relevant statutes are 18 USC 1621 and 18 USC 1001. Section 1621 requires a person first, be making a statement under a sworn oath; second, that statement be material to the proceeding; third, the statement be false; and fourth, the statement be knowingly and willfully false. Section 1001 mirrors those elements, without the same tribunal prerequisites: it also requires the government prove a person willfully made a materially false statements. In either case, the primary focus is: first, a false statement; second, a false statement as material to the matter; third, the false statement be made knowingly and willfully. A statement is not false if it can be interpreted in a completely innocent manner. A statement is not material if it is not particularly relevant or pertain to the subject of the matter. Willfully remains a very high standard of proof in the criminal law, though less in perjury cases than in tax cases: it requires the person know they are lying.
Sadly, for Comey, Sessions has the smoking gun: Sessions own email sent and read by Comey, according to the Department of Justice statement, showing Comey in fact did know the parameters of the Attorney Generals recusal despite his repeated comments to the contrary to Senator Kamala Harris questions.
Dead. To. Rights. Maybe Comey will claim the Ruskies hacked his emails, and blame them instead?
Without TRUMP saying that, Comey would never have admitted to saying he told TRUMP 3 times he wasn't under investigation!
Those were Comey's very important words, if TRUMP had recordings, no way those conversations wouldn't be recorded
Comey was in a bad spot, LIE & then get exposed if TRUMP really recorded Comey? LOL
TRUMP is very SMART!
Sessions has to indict Comey. I’m still working on getting Harry Reid indicted, and maybe Podesta. Lynch, Rice, the whole stinking lot need to pay. Much less stinkcheese Hillary.
Lock Comey up!!! ...
“Stinkcheese Hillary” good one.
There will probably be more than one instance of lying. This is merely Exhibit A.
Oh Boy! Another name for the list of derogatory monikers for The PIAPS
I’ve long thought there was something not right, even sleazy, about Comey. He proved me right.
He Scooter Libby'd himself.
Hillary “Smegma” Clinton. Ewww...
To say President Trump's meet with Comey was not privileged conversation is ridiculous.
Wait till you find out where the recordings came from.
Where did they come from?
Yep - and it prompted Comey to leak his own made up memos as a fishing expedition to try to find out if the tapes really existed - if they did exist, he would have to tone down his lies even more, which was apparent as he tried to insinuate w/o actual stating anything.
“TRUMP was very smart in saying he might have recorded conversations with Comey!”
I agree with that. Trump’s chess game.
I think it is a case of innocent until proven Trump with the MSM.
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