Skip to comments.Justice Dept. Investigating Years-Old Leaks and Appears Focused on Comey
Posted on 01/16/2020 2:43:13 PM PST by Magnatron
Federal prosecutors in Washington are investigating a years-old leak of classified information about a Russian intelligence document, and they appear to be focusing on whether the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey illegally provided details to reporters, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
The case is the second time the Justice Department has investigated leaks potentially involving Mr. Comey, a frequent target of President Trump, who has repeatedly called him a leaker. Mr. Trump recently suggested without evidence that Mr. Comey should be prosecuted for unlawful conduct and spend years in prison.
The timing of the investigation could raise questions about whether it was motivated at least in part by politics. Prosecutors and F.B.I. agents typically investigate leaks of classified information around the time they appear in the news media, not years later. And the inquiry is the latest politically sensitive matter undertaken by the United States attorneys office in Washington, which is also conducting an investigation of Mr. Comeys former deputy, Andrew G. McCabe, that has been plagued by problems.
Law enforcement officials are scrutinizing at least two news articles about the F.B.I. and Mr. Comey, published in The New York Times and The Washington Post in 2017, that mentioned the Russian government document, according to the people familiar with the investigation. Hackers working for Dutch intelligence officials obtained the document and provided it to the F.B.I., and both its existence and the collection of it were highly classified secrets, the people said.
The document played a key role in Mr. Comeys decision to sideline the Justice Department and announce in July 2016 that the F.B.I. would not recommend that Hillary Clinton face charges in her use of a private email server to conduct government business while secretary of state.
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Waiting for when the NYT writes, "The House Democrats without evidence voted to impeach the President."
Every time the president make an allegation, which is usually later proved correct, the media says his statement is “without evidence”. But Democrats’ wild accusations are never labeled as such.
Years old? These hacks make it sound like the investigation is going back a long time.
Actually.... the article says the articles based on the leak appeared in 2017, which pretty much means we are talking about less than three years ago.
Do they dismissively describe actions by DJT prior to become president as years old? As in Democrats persist in chasing years old tax records....
Heck, the reporters are probably drinking older wine than Comeys suspected leak.
I’m sure nothing will come of this even if they come up with scads of evidence that Comey lied, leaked, conspired, flew around with Jeffery Epstein, ran a child sex trafficking network, and cheated on his taxes.
He’s one of the ‘special people’ who is more equal than the rest of us so nobody will touch him.
Obviously, the nyt has no way of knowing that President Trump is without evidence.
Insert “already debunked” to any allegation against the Rats.
The air cover the media runs for Democrats is thick in this article.
It’s a good reminder of why prosecuting the media’s partners in crime needs to be airtight to even have a chance.
read the whole article...very interesting to say the least
The information included a Russian analysis of what appeared to be an email exchange during the 2016 presidential campaign between Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat of Florida who was also the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the time, and Leonard Benardo, an official with the Open Society Foundations, a democracy-promoting organization whose founder, George Soros, has long been a target of the far right.
In the email, Ms. Wasserman Schultz suggested that then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch would make sure that Mrs. Clinton would not be prosecuted in the email case.
Here it is, trying to undermine / delegitimize the investigation, which means they see trouble:
Mr. Trump has repeatedly pressured the Justice Department to investigate his perceived enemies..............
...........Justice Department officials might also be interested in making an example of Mr. Comey, a development almost certain to please Mr. Trump.
They’re going to convict Comey of some years old jaywalking charge and calm it even for everything else he did? I don’t think that is going to pass the stink test.
Its beyond just the President..whenever a Republican makes accusations the commie media will say “Well those allegations are unfounded” but when Dems accuse a Republican of something the headline reads “Republican guilty as sin”
Comey needs to hang
Trump could quote Schiff....
” I have undisputed evidence that Comey ....”
So the Just-Us department, led by Barr, is investigating?
Well, I’ll hold my breath, long enough, perhaps I can play the bag pipes, too.
Waste of time. Comey is untouchable, if you’ll pardon the expression.
Nobody is DC is ever held accountable for anything.
I must admit that I’m not hopeful about seeing any of the major players in the conspiracy going to trial...and even less hopeful of any convictions (or guilty pleas). But I at least hope that they’re sweating while waiting for Durham’s final report.
LOL! Bagpipe Barr is even less visible than Sessions was. But he blows a lot more hot air.
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