This also does not preclude adding charges later. They can promise reduced sentencing as opposed to no prosecute.
Why say anything at all right now? Just leave it out there.
I enjoy watching how the public is easily manipulated by media propaganda. We’re suppose to buy into the “it would have been an easy case to defend” nonsense? As you said, the money it takes to defend a case brought by the DOJ would cost a bundle, and in the case of General Flynn, it caused him to sue for peace. It’s a travesty for everyone but the delusional.
Put a piece of ham on his head. Call him a sandwich. Maybe then...
This clearly demonstrates how the game is played. Comey, as a former FIB director has the goods on a lot of people. There was no way he was going to be prosecuted.
If no other charges are brought against him this makes no sense.
The difference is, now under Barr the DoJ does things legal and by the rules. They don’t send SWAT teams to intimidate people. This is the way it’s supposed to be done. For those of you that want the DoJ to seek revenge, thwould be just as lawless as Obama’s DoJ was, and that ain’t gonna happen under Trump.
Police will never hold police to the same standard they hold citizens.
They ALWAYS circle the wagons around their own, and apparently at the highest level.
Remember this next time you have jury duty, or vote.
The “club” in DC sickens me.
I don’t want Comey to win a single legal victory.
I don’t wan the Trump Administration to be accused of “witch hunts” that fail to find sufficient evidence for conviction.
I want Comey to go down in a slam dunk where everyone can clearly see what a scumbag he is. I can wait for that case to develop. I don’t need him charged today.
James Comey is teaching a course on ethical leadership at William and Mary. He cannot be held to account for these minor transgressions.
This all boils down to a fundamental difference between Leftists and Conservatives.
Conservatives generally have core values we adhere to, everything from property rights to individual rights. One of those core values is that respect and adherence to law.
Leftists have no such anchor. To them, their values are whatever is expedient to achieve their goals, whatever those goals are. In short, the the ends always justify the means.
This is 100% clear from observing the conduct of the Left since Trump was elected, specifically with respect to the Mueller Probe.
They conducted that in exactly the same way any tyrannical government entity would have conducted it, using the full power of the state to coerce individuals. I guarantee you, if it were in their power to do so, they would be fully on board with confinement and torture of people to obtain what was needed to get Trump out of office.
They would have conducted it as the Soviet Union or Cuba would have.
The fact that that is a line they cannot cross (yet) is the only reason it didn’t happen.
There are some who say we should use the same practices of the Left against them. I surely don’t support that.
But what I do support is the full prosecution allowed by LAW. And the fact that it appears now that we as Americans are going to have to accept (the fact that there are different sets of law depending on who you are) is a tough one to swallow, but becoming unavoidable.
When leaking classified information, when did “intent” ever become a required element?
When Clintoon was being almost looked at, I thought I saw someone post the law in question, and intent was not involved in guilt or innocence. People with access to classified information are trained, in position to know what is classified and what is not regardless of whether it is stamped in bold letters secret or such.
Thought the law was simple. You had classified information and you lost it. Didn’t even have to be leaked - just that you improperly stored it unsecured or didn’t follow procedures pertaining to document handling (like taking them home, in a hotel room, in your car, etc) and it “could” have been taken.
If that is right, Comey’s confession of handing documents to his friend, with no security clearance, would be an open / shut case. He should be nailed to the wall on this. Then, get him on more later until he is serving 600 years.
Swamp rule2: See swamp rule1.
They used that not legal term, “intent”. Which is only applied to Democrats.
Prison, dishonorable discharge, no benefits, now a garbage man
Is it too much to hope for to think maybe Comey has flipped in order to save himself, and he is helping to go after the bigger fish? (Obama, Hillary, Soros,,,)
Trump is doing everything correct ... he is going to be VERY difficult to unseat in 2020 ... except for this. He’d better put somebody in jail before 2020, or he’ll be labeled “swamp creature”. That tiny thing could hurt him the worst. (Personally, I’m fed up ... our side gets jail time for “possible digressions” and their side gets off completely.)
This is Deep State payback for letting Hillary off and not recommending prosecution. They are all corrupt.
I think the IG and Barr are playing hot potato here. No doubt interim reports are passed back and forth.
First we get small potatoes like Comey’s memo. Barr communicates to the IG “based on what I see in your interim report I can’t recommend charges.” So then the IG refers a charge he knows won’t be acted upon.
Next we will get the “big” potato like FISA abuses. The IG will not recommend prosecution and Barr will say “based on the IG report there isn’t enough to prosecute.”
Durham is just another Huber. A sop to the Trump supporting base. Don’t expect anything significant there.
This is all beltway theater and we are being played. Again.
Has anything about this officially been announced? Or just leaks from anonymous sources?
I think charging Comey with leaking his own memos right now would be unwise, but oppose announcing a non-prosecution decision, which might foreclose options later. Hold fire now, and wait until all the FISA, overall coup, and other issues are on the table, including Comey’s lead role in them. Comey’s memos, leaks, lies, and plots look a lot worse in context than as a stand-alone.