Wednesday, June 14, 2017

AT LEAST 3 LEAKS ATTRIBUTED TO COMEY

The Democrats and the CIA say "the Russians hacked the DNC headquarters, Hillary's substandard server and/or campaign director Podesta" (or something) to achieve victory for Donald Trump. The content was never denied. The House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence are investigating alleged collusion of the Trump campaign with Russia, to no avail so far. #CIACoup 

UPDATE: Michael Goodwin is looking back what leaks could can be attributed to Comey. There are at least three.
(...) By his actions, Comey reveals himself to be a fellow traveler with Never Trumpers. His firing brought him out of the shadows and into the open “resistance” to the president.  In hindsight, their clash was ­inevitable. (...) He admitted to the Senate he leaked just one memo criticizing Trump over the Gen. Michael Flynn case, asking a friend to give it to the New York Times. In its May 16 story, the paper identified its sources only as “two people who read the memo.” 
But that was not the first leak, for the Times had reported five days earlier on a separate, personal Comey memo attacking Trump for demanding “loyalty,” calling its anonymous sources “Mr. Comey’s associates.” Wait, that wasn’t the first leak, either. 
On March 5, one day after Trump accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping him at Trump Tower, the Times reported that Comey was furious at the charge. Its unnamed sources were “senior American officials.” 
All three stories carried the byline of Michael Schmidt, as did others describing intimate details of Comey’s dealings with Trump. Clearly, Schmidt had very, very good sources close to Comey. The Washington Post also had “Justice Department officials” as anonymous sources for a bombshell report saying attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions failed to disclose two meetings with the Russian ambassador. In calling Comey a “leaker,” Trump may have made the first understatement of his life. My bet is that Comey was a fountain of leaks, and didn’t show interest in prosecuting others because of his own guilt. (More)


The testimony of AG Jeff Sessions serves as a model for demoralized RINOs how to fight back against Democrat loonies and bullies. A new revelation by Circa references a document the existence of which has been in dispute for some time. If it exists is however immaterial. Comey believed it existed. Circa describes Loretta Lynch's reaction when Comey confronted her with the information.
Ex-FBI Director James Comey has privately told members of Congress that he had a frosty exchange with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch last year when he confronted her about possible political interference in the Hillary Clinton email investigation after showing Lynch a sensitive document she was unaware the FBI possessed, according to sources who were directly briefed on the matter. (...) During the conversation, Comey told lawmakers he confronted Lynch with a highly sensitive piece of evidence, a communication between two political figures that suggested Lynch had agreed to put the kibosh on any prosecution of Clinton. (More







June 13, 2017

(LIVE STREAM) AG SESSIONS TESTIFIES BEFORE SENATE CTEE




Jun 13, 2017 RSBN Live Stream Atty. General Jeff Sessions testifies in open session before Senate Intelligence Committee.




June 11, 2017


PROOF: COMEY LEAKED BEFORE HE WAS FIRED


Not only has Comey possibly incriminated himself, it has been established that he's been leaked before. The moral sins of James Comey are almost too many to mention. John Nolte tried anyway. (More) And then there is the matter of the tapes. And the NYT reporting on Comey's memos before the FBI director's nightly epiphany; and Comey in essence claiming he leaked the memo in response to a tweet that wouldn't happen until a day later? All shall be revealed in the course of the next few months. Tuesday June 13 his former boss, AG Jeff Sessions is going to testify before the committee.





June 9, 2017


(LIVE STREAM) JOINT PRESSER PRESIDENT TRUMP




Jun 9, 2017 Joint Press Conference with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis planned for 2:45PM ET. 

Later today President Trump is holding a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in which he is expected to comment further on yesterday's testimony by former FBI director James Comey. The President is said to be lodging a formal complaint with the Department of Justice's Inspector General's Office and the Senate Judiciary Committee against Comey. (More)





(VIDEO) ANALYSIS OF COMEY'S TESTIMONY




Jun 8, 2017 Hannity and guests analyse Comey testifimony before the Senate Intel Ctee. 

The former FBI's Director's subjective testimony, high on feelings and anxiety, caused a small earth quake. Not only was the President never the target of any FBI Russia investigation, Comey himself was outed as a weak, small minded bureaucrat who leaked to the media when he was sacked. He caved to Obama's AG Lynch when she corrupted the investigation against Hillary insisting he should call it instead "a matter". Comey exonerated Hillary in a prime time presser, but refused to state in public that President Trump was not the target of an investigation. That double standard is probably what John McCain tried to convey in an erratic questioning session. The President never stood in the way of the Russia investigation and in fact offered his full cooperation if one of his satellites turned out to be involved. Comey volunteered all that information without any embarrassment, proving he has no moral standard. Indeed, Comey was unashamed when he pretended to be stunned that the President 'hoped' he could let Flynn go, yet failed to report his shock  upstairs.

Comey knew ahead that Trump's AG would recuse himself. But more astonishing he also calculated correctly that his leaked memo would trigger the installation of a Special Counsel! Calling the President a liar on the basis of a subjective qualification (the mess at the FBI) is proof of weak logic. No doubt, Comey is a prototype Peter Principle, a man in a position that is a few notches above his actual pay grade and Trump was justified in firing him. The Democrats on the committee were trying to build a case for obstruction of justice, setting up a quid pro quo in which Comey might keep his job in return for letting Flynn go. But nothing came of it.

The President never asked for Comey's loyalty. Like respect, you can't ask loyalty: you either have it, or you don't. In view of the leaks the president said he 'needed' loyalty; it was then for Comey to resign if he felt he could not meet that standard. In the meantime it is becoming clear that Comey's memos are considered work product and that FBI employee contracts prohibit leaking information. But perhaps the top brass is exempted. They often are.

The identity of Comey's friend in the Columbia Law School Professor, turns out to be Daniel C. Richman. He is a former federal prosecutor who served as chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and has served as a consultant to the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury on federal criminal matters. He confirmed to @ZCohenCNN that he is the friend that provided excerpts of the Comey memo to reporters. (More)






June 8, 2017


COMEY TESTIFIES



Jun 8, 2017 Live Stream: James Comey, the former FBI director fired by President Trump will testify before a public session of the Senate Intelligence Committee.





June 7, 2017


COMEY PREPARED STATEMENT AHEAD OF TESTIMONY


Former FBI Director James Comey will tell the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that President Donald Trump did not ask him to close the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Comey’s prepared statement (source) for the panel was made public early Wednesday afternoon. In the course of his statement, the former director recounts his recollection of a conversation he had with the president in the Oval Office on Feb. 14. Media accounts of this meeting have suggested that Trump asked him to close his probe of possible collaboration between campaign aides and elements of the Russian government. The former director disputes that characterization (More)



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