Comey & Crew Working Overtime to Sabotage US President Trump
The “Russia Scandal”
No wonder the sacked former FBI Director James Comey refused to press charges last Summer against Hillary Clinton for her egregious security breaches.
It turns out, he may have been/was/is guilty of the same thing.
As the inside-the-beltway political publication The Hill reported, more than 50% of the memos FBI Director James Comey wrote after having spoken to President Trump about the Russia investigation contained classified information.
Not surprisingly, perhaps, US President Trump on Monday morning Tweeted out an angry response: “James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!”
He may be onto something there.
All told, James Comey wrote 7 memos based on nine meetings with President Trump. In testimony to Congress, he asserted that he had made sure the memos in question did not have classified material. But a subsequent investigation found markings on 4 of the memos indicating Secret information, the kind that is not allowed to be routinely released to the public.
James Comey has long maintained that the memos were his personal property, but virtually no legal authority agrees with that. Nor does the FBI, for that matter. The memos were created on government time and related directly to his work, so they were the property of government.
In short, it sounds like a game of cover-your-ass he has been playing.
Because James Comey later let outsiders see those memos, and made sure they were leaked to the Trump-hating press, in this case the NY-T’s, so any protestations of innocence on his part is weak.
Let’s be very clear in here
What James Comey did is against FBI rules, and it’s a violation of federal secrecy laws, on a par with the violation that Hillary Clinton committed when she decided to run the Secretary of State’s office from a private, home-brew e-Mail server that was clearly illegal.
The agreement signed by all FBI employees says that “all information acquired by me in connection with my official duties with the FBI and all official material to which I have access remain the property of the United States of America.”
It goes on to add that agents “will not reveal, by any means, any information or material from or related to FBI files or any other information acquired by virtue of my official employment to any unauthorized recipient without prior official written authorization by the FBI.”
Hillary signed a similar agreement at the State Department. Yet, she routinely put classified information onto public servers, where it could be grabbed by unscrupulous actors, such as the Chinese and the Russians.
The Big Q: How does that compare to James Comey, who asked a lawyer-friend at Columbia University, Prof. Daniel Richman, to leak his memos containing classified information to the news media?
The goal of the handoff was to generate stories so that a special prosecutor would be named to investigate Russian meddling in the US election and, more to the point, Democratic rumors that Donald Trump had colluded with the Russians to beat Hillary Cillary.
The Big A: In short, James Comey appears to have delivered classified information to the NY-T’s and other media for the sole political purpose of bringing down President Trump.
James Comey’s actions help explain a lot of things that people have puzzled over since last year. During last summer’s campaign and the growing scandal over Hillary’s cavalier treatment of US secrets on her e-Mail server, James Comey came to her rescue.
Yes, he said in July, Hillary Clinton’s actions were “extremely careless.” But stung by the criticism he received from the left, he later in the month said that Hillary Clinton’s violations did not rise to the level of a prosecutable crime.
On 28 October he revealed that more e-Mails had been found on an unsecured laptop belonging to former Rep. Anthony Wiener, estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. On 6 November just 2 days before the election, the sacked FBI Director Comey announced Mrs. Clinton would not be prosecuted. Case closed.
James Comey’s later actions suggest he learned from Hillary’s “chutzpah”.
You can flout US law, and as long as you have friends and political clout, get away with it even use your illegality against your political foes.
Moreover, a June piece by Fox News noted at least 14 stories written by the NY-T’s going back to 10 January containing “confidential information related to Donald Trump and the FBI, mostly sourced anonymously from senior officials in the FBI and DOJ.”
James Comey looks to have been working overtime to sabotage Trump.
This calls into serious question the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to look into the rumors of election meddling by Russia.
We are now all aware that Messrs Comey and Mueller are close friends.
At minimum, Mr. Mueller must recuse himself on the Trump matters now before him. His friendship with Mr. Comey makes impartiality impossible, and it’s a clear conflict.
More importantly, James Comey got Hillary Hillary off the hook last year from what appeared to be a slam-dunk prosecution.
Remember, no one thought at the time that Donald Trump had any chance at all of beating Hillary Clinton.
Now, we have learned that Jame Comey played a double game with the public and our newly elected President.
This is case of a “deep state” operative, James Comey, trying to sabotage Washington-outsider Donald Trump, plus someone with a fast-and-loose idea about following the law.
Mr. President, Drain the Swamp!