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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Why Comey Did Nothing About Hillary Reply with quote

Mystery Solved: Now We Know Why Comey Did Nothing About Hillary
Russia Scandal: No wonder 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 guilty of the same thing. As the inside-the-beltway political publication The Hill reported, more than half of the memos FBI Director James Comey wrote after having spoken to President Trump about the Russia investigation contained classified information. The Hill cites as its sources "officials familiar with the documents." Not surprisingly, perhaps, 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.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:43 pm    Post subject: New reports paint "Damning Chronology" Reply with quote

New reports paint "Damning Chronology"

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:47 pm    Post subject: Trump Lawyers Trying To Smear Comey's Reputation Reply with quote

Donald Trump Lawyers Are Reportedly Trying To Smear James Comey's Reputation
A new report says Trump's attorneys are trying to discredit fmr. FBI boss James Comey as yet another report states that special counsel Mueller is now working with the IRS. Our panel reacts.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Schiff: this could be 'obstruction of justice' Reply with quote

Kind of stating the obvious, isn't he? Rolling Eyes

Schiff: this could be 'obstruction of justice'
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On State of the Union, Congressman Adam Schiff says that President Trump firing James Comey because of the Russia investigation could be 'obstruction of justice.' ..

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:59 pm    Post subject: 'Firing Comey May Be Biggest Mistake In Modern Politics' Reply with quote

Steve Bannon Says Trump Firing Comey May Be Biggest Mistake In Modern Politics
[HuffPost] Nick Visser

Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist at the White House, described President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey as a historic error.

Charlie Rose asked Bannon, appearing on “60 Minutes” in his first televised interview since departing the Trump administration on Aug. 18, if rumors were true that he had described Comey’s firing as the “biggest mistake in political history.”

“That probably would be too bombastic, even for me,” Bannon said, “but maybe modern political history.”

He added that Comey’s departure directly spawned the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into possible collaboration between the Trump administration and Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired, we would not have a special counsel,” Bannon said. “We would not have the Mueller investigation and the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going for.”

Bannon, largely credited with shaping the White House’s policy since Trump’s inauguration, left the administration last month and returned to Breitbart News, the right-wing website he ran from 2012 until he took a leave of absence in 2016 to join the Trump campaign.

During the interview, Bannon also lambasted the “pearl-clutching mainstream media” and said he is “absolutely” going to war with Republican leaders, whom he said were “trying to nullify the 2016 election.”

“They’re not gonna help you unless they’re put on notice,” Bannon said, specifically pointing to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “They’re gonna be held accountable if they do not support the president of the United States. Right now, there’s no accountability.”

Earlier on Sunday, Politico reported that Bannon was planning to aid primary challenges against GOP senators who are unsupportive of Trump’s agenda.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Comey Is the Bad Boyfriend Trump Can’t Get Over Reply with quote

Comey Is the Bad Boyfriend Trump Can’t Get Over
Trump wants Sessions to go after him. Clinton says without him, she’s in the White House. James Comey will haunt both of their dreams forever.
BY Margaret Carlson

The enemy of my enemy is my friend is as good a guide to relationships in tribal Washington as anything. But like so much else, that maxim is being shredded by President Donald Trump.

Look at Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. The two Democratic leaders were at the White House again last night, this visit including a plate of crispy beef and promises to save the Dreamers in exchange for “massive border security.” That didn’t mean a spanking new wall but something more like renovations to the existing one. That brings to mind hotel developer Trump reviewing samples of flagstone, brick, and, perhaps, something in a colorful concrete to spruce up what’s there, not at all what his base, Steve Bannon, or hardliners in his own party had in mind. Ann Coulter is calling for his impeachment.

The visitors hardly had time to get hungry again after their Chinese meal before the White House sought to translate Trump’s evening with his enemies into something palatable to his friends. But Trump, on his way to Marine One the next morning for a trip to view hurricane damage in Florida, confirmed the important parts of the deal on the table as described by Democrats.

What a whirlwind: The wall, chanted loudly at every campaign rally, is crumbling. A week ago, Trump’s Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security were locked and loaded for deportation of Dreamers warning them to be packed and ready to leave. Today, he’s green-lighting legislation that will remove fear of that forever.

He has good reason. He might get a win, something he badly needs, by dealing with the enemy. Only 12 percent of Americans want to deport Dreamers. What’s more, he knows in his heart of hearts the wall will never be more than a metaphor for stemming illegal immigration. It’s a bargaining chip now.

Dealing with Democratic enemies comes just as Trump has virtually friended another enemy, Hillary Clinton, in a common crusade to destroy the reputation of former FBI Director James Comey. They share a visceral dislike for the prickly stuffed shirt—always white with heavy starch—for being sanctimonious and overly tall. Both feel he’s responsible for ruining their lives. For Trump, it was that the lawman wouldn’t pledge his loyalty or declare publicly that Trump wasn’t a target of his Russia investigation. For Clinton, Comey wouldn’t let go of the investigation of her emails. In the extraordinary press conference Comey held ending the inquiry, he implicated her further. Worse, days before voting began, Comey announced he was reopening the inquiry on the slim reed that the laptop of former sexting Congressman Anthony Weiner, married to a Clinton aide, might contain incriminating emails from her.

While Clinton takes some blame for her loss and has words for Trump (“hateful,” “flagrantly sexist,” a “fraud” who ran a “reality TV show” campaign who can’t rise to the reality of governing), it is Comey who animates her. She’s convinced he cost her the election.

Comey is to Trump like the bad boyfriend you just can’t get over. You marry, have children, you live in the White House with a copter on the back lawn but still he gnaws at you. It’s so bad that six months after the breakup, Trump is retaliating by asserting baseless charges of criminal behavior that he wants prosecuted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he’s any kind of friend at all. This despite the fact that there’s nothing in the bill of particulars, read word for word from notes by Sara Huckabee Sanders at Wednesday’s press briefing, that holds legal water: no violation of the many FBI rules—not of property, not of an employment agreement, not of anything. He may have done Trump wrong but he wasn’t wrong to do it.

Comey elicits the same kind of enmity in Clinton, who doesn’t have the solace of the Lincoln Bedroom or Air Force One. It’s front and center in interviews to promote her book, What Happened, in which she takes a fair amount of blame for “what happened” but in which she offloads a lot to him. She has a point. No FBI director has ever injected himself more into an election, while insisting he wasn’t, than Comey. No one used the cloak of independence more. He bent over backward so far to be that way that he tilted against her and so, inevitably, toward her opponent. There’s no way of knowing if it was decisive but Clinton has good reason to think so.

Clinton’s resentment comes out strategically—it helps promote her book—but also because she can’t help it. Bill Clinton has told many friends that nothing else that happened in the campaign mattered given Comey’s actions. Hillary’s been first lady, Senator from New York, and secretary of State, but those triumphs fade next to losing the presidency. Comey kept that from her. The pain will never go away.

And perhaps not for Trump either. Comey may ultimately cost him the presidency as well. His latest assault comes as his most trusted aide outside family, Steve Bannon, called firing Comey the biggest mistake “in modern political history” in his first major interview since leaving the White House. Trump knows that impulsive act gave him special counsel Robert Mueller, who is closing in not just on him but on his family.

“What if” is the question that visits all of us. To avoid the most painful answer to that question, Clinton and Trump, like most of us, obsess over the injustice done to them, not the hurt they’ve brought on themselves. Whatever gets you through the night.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/comey-is-the-bad-boyfriend-trump-cant-get-over?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Clinton blames Comey, Russia for election loss Reply with quote

There is no doubt in my mind that that first Comey letter, 10 days or so before the election, cost Hillary a number of votes. dead

Clinton blames Comey, Russia for election loss

Hillary Clinton says a combination of FBI Director James Comey's letter regarding her email server and Russia's hack of John Podesta's emails were to blame for her 2016 presidential election loss.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:57 am    Post subject: Comey Should Be Questioned in Russia Probe Reply with quote

Hillary Clinton Says James Comey Should Be Questioned in Russia Probe
C.paton, Newsweek

Hillary Clinton has said former FBI Director James Comey should be questioned in the federal investigation into links between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, explaining that she believes he would make a credible witness.

"On Russia, I think that he is credible and that he has firsthand information because of those conversations with the president," Clinton told MSNBC Thursday.

"I certainly think he is a reliable witness and apparently has contemporaneous notes that really memorialize what was said and how he responded," she added.

Her remarks in the TV interview came despite Comey’s decision to reopen the FBI investigation into her private email server just days before voters went to the polls last November.

Clinton is promoting her new memoir, What Happened, an account of her failed bid for the presidency. She has said in the past, and repeats in the book, that she blames Comey’s investigation, in part, for her defeat.

"I put in the book the very clear critique of how he behaved with respect to me in the election. Keep that apart from the Russia investigation," she told MSNBC.

The Trump White House has been calling for Comey to be put on the record but for entirely different reasons. Speaking Wednesday in the White House’s daily media briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Comey had violated the Privacy Act, a law regulating how personal information can be used and publicized by federal government agencies.

The attacks from the White House against Comey began Monday when Sanders was asked to comment on statements by former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, who called Comey's firing in May "the biggest mistake in modern political history."

Sanders said the Department of Justice should look into prosecuting Comey.

In response, Comey's backers have come out in his defense. Comey confidant Ben Wittes told The Hill the charges against his friend were a "disgusting abuse" by the White House and its press secretary.

"It is, substantially, completely frivolous, and it would warrant nothing more than amusement were she not doing it from the White House podium," said Wittes, a legal journalist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Trump's shocking decision to fire Comey precipitated the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, charged with heading the federal investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and Russia's interference in the election.

The accusations have hung over the first year of the Trump presidency. In his testimony to Congress, Comey said Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who had misled White House officials about contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition period after the election.

Trump has denied asking Comey for his loyalty or requesting that he drop the investigation.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hillary-clinton-says-james-comey-151302279.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:22 pm    Post subject: Comey's Revenge? Reply with quote

James Comey goads Trump on Twitter after charges in Russia probe
Jon Sharman, The Independent

James Comey has trolled Donald Trump on Twitter after the President’s former campaign manager was charged with conspiracy against the United States.

On Monday, Paul Manafort and former business partner Rick Gates ended the day under house arrest on charges that they funnelled payments through foreign companies and bank accounts as part of their private political work in Ukraine.

George Papadopoulos, also a former campaign adviser, faced further questioning and then sentencing in the first — and so far only — criminal case that links the Trump election effort to the Kremlin.

As Robert Mueller struck his first public blow in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Mr Comey used his semi-pseudonymous Twitter account to troll the President.

“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary,” he wrote, quoting the American public theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.

Mr Manafort and Mr Gates, who pleaded not guilty in federal court, are not charged with any wrongdoing as part of the Trump campaign, and the president immediately sought to distance himself from the allegations.

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Reinhold Niebuhr @FormerBu
“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.” Reinhold Niebuhr

He said on Twitter that the alleged crimes occurred “years ago,” and insisted anew there was “NO COLLUSION” between his campaign and Russia.

Mr Comey’s Twitter account, named for the religious thinker who died in 1971, was uncovered earlier this year by Gizmodo journalist Ashley Feinberg.

The FBI director, who was later fired by Mr Trump, responded that he was “not even mad” about the sleuthing feat and even posted a link to the bureau’s jobs site as congratulations.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: A Higher Loyalty Reply with quote

TRUTH, LIES, LEADERSHIP
Comey Memoir Title Revealed: ‘A Higher Loyalty’

The cover and title for former FBI Director James Comey’s new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, were released on Thursday. The title appears to be a direct reference to the now-infamous exchange Comey shared with President Trump at the White House, in which Trump told him “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” before firing him. The book will be released on May 1, 2018.

https://www.axios.com/james-comey-book-title-a-higher-loyalty-2505339540.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic
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