Skip to comments.Seven Problems With James Comey’s Credibility
Posted on 05/19/2017 9:01:23 AM PDT by Rockitz
TEL AVIV Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump tried during a private meeting to convince then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn, who was fired as national security adviser.
The charge, strongly denied by the White House, relies on a memo the Times reported was written by Comey shortly after the meeting with Trump, propelling the issue of the fired FBI chiefs credibility to centerstage.
Below, in no particular order, are seven significant problems with Comeys credibility:
1- Comey repeatedly failed to seek the recusal of Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch from the Hillary Clinton email probe despite his reported concerns about her partiality.
In an extensive article published last month that included interviews with more than 30 current and former law enforcement officials, congressional officials and other government employees, the New York Times reported on numerous major concerns Comey had about Lynchs intentions toward the Clinton email probe.
According to the report, Comey was aware of the existence of a document written by a Democratic operative that allegedly indicated Lynch would have protected Clinton in the email probe. The newspaper reported that Mr. Comey believed (Lynch) had subtly helped play down the Clinton investigation.
Adding even more intrigue to the matter, the FBI had further information that the alleged Lynch document had been hacked by Russian intelligence, leading Comey to fear that Moscow could leak the document to call into question the independence of the U.S. governments Clinton email probe, the Times reported.
Yet Comey didnt seek Lynchs recusal.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
As we detailed earlier, next week's James Comey hearing is certainly setting up as a 'grab yr popcorn' moment with Democrats lining up for their 5 minutes of fame to ask the question that 'proves' Trump deserves impeachment. However, it appears there is no need for the hearing as Mr. Comey already confirmed - under oath - that "he has not been pressured to close an investigation for political purposes."
Testifying under oath in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3rd, Comey states that he has not been pressured to close an investigation for political purposes, "not in my experience."
COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something like that -- without an appropriate purpose.
I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don't see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I'm talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal.
It's not happened in my experience.
What credibility? You can’t have problems with something you don’t have in the first place
He was, of course, trying to cover for the Obama Administration and the Hillary Campaign for letting Hillary off on the criminal e-mail server issue. The guy can’t stop lying. This time he got busted.
Comey holding back the memo might have been hoping to use it as personal leverage against Trump.
J. Edgar Hoover redux...
The mysterious memo is going to disappear in a ball of fire.
If the fake claims (and maybe a fake memo) were to appear, then Comey would have committed at least three felonies. He could spend the rest of his life in jail.
Was Comey withholding evidence? Why didn't he go to the Oversight Committee with this back when it happened?
..and how to prove it was contemporaneous? I think Levin has a point — let’s have all records and memos for examination.
First recognition that something was seriously wrong with Comey was the Ferguson debacle... the Pulse nightclub attack awareness was later...
Any cop with a year’s experience would know from the video of Brown strong arming the convenience store clerk that Brown was NOT a ‘gentle giant’... Comey knew too but Comey jumped the ‘racism’ gun to curry favor with white liberal elites so he screamed RACISM - screamed based on lies, based on nothing beyond political hunger for approval. It was wrong.
Comey started the War on Cops to impress white liberal elites by sending 75 FBI agents to chase racism that didn’t exist in the Ferguson Police Department...
What’s the motive? Why does that type of brown nosing impress White Liberal Elites?
White liberal elites excuse their unethical behavior by defining morality on one scale: an endless search for real or imagined racism against black citizens’. Fifty years ago this position had merit. Today it’s nuts. Kind of like deciding to judge all people based on their praise of Eskimos... and their willingness to never notice problems within the Eskimo community.
Comey has a pattern. The pattern is butt kissing of the people who ask with full arrogance and contempt: “DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM”?
White Liberal Elites are fawning over Robert Mueller - I’m guessing it’s because he’s on ‘their team’... Meaning he won’t be fair - he’ll judge according to the standards that give white liberal elites the edge over traditional Americans... and by extension... Trump. (As Trump is one of us and NOT one of them...)
1. The New York Times runs a story about what was allegedly contained in a memo that they never saw.
2. The NYT story was based on their dealings with a source who allegedly read the memo to their reporter over the phone.
3. The NYT never verified even the mere existence of the memo, despite stating clearly in their story that the information was not classified. In other words, there was no legitimate reason why the NYT shouldn't have insisted on seeing the memo before running the story.
This can only lead to one of two conclusions:
A. The memo never existed.
B. The memo did exist but everyone involved in making it public wanted to have plausible deniability about its existence if/when the whole story blew up in their faces after it was published (which it has, as indicated by the May 3rd testimony of James Comey).
Then there’s this...
B. Definitely B.