James Comey is a disgrace. Of that there is no doubt. He sees himself as the perennial boy scout who can do no wrong. He believes that something is right, justified and appropriate simply because he is the one doing it. When he leaks something it’s not a leak. When he lies, it’s not a lie. It’s scary to think such a person could become the head of the premier law enforcement agency in the country.
The Inspector General’s report is coming soon and it is expected to torch Comey:
During an interview with Bill O’Reilly on the former Fox News host’s website, Davis explained why he thought Comey should have been fired by former President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
“I was interviewed by the inspector general. I only told one reporter that and it was never written,” he said. “So this is my first to say that I was interviewed after my making a phone call researching my book that I considered James Comey to have acted unethically and that he should have been fired by Barack Obama and Loretta Lynch because he violated Justice Department policies by holding a press conference and expressing his opinion publicly on the evidence.”
Davis also condemned Comey, who was fired by President Trump last spring, for writing a letter to Congress saying he was reopening the investigation less than two weeks before the 2016 presidential election.
“That’s a firing offense. His decision to write a letter 11 days before the election, whether it hurt Clinton or hurt Trump, was not consistent with 50 years of Justice Department policy to do nothing that might impact presidential elections,” Davis argued.
An article in Time magazine goes on to confirm that:
The Justice Department’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, will soon release a much-anticipated assessment of Democratic and Republican charges that officials at the FBI interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign. That year-long probe, sources familiar with it tell TIME, is expected to come down particularly hard on former FBI director James Comey, who is currently on a high-profile book tour. It will likely find that Comey breached Justice Department protocols in a July 5, 2016, press conference when he criticized Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as Secretary of State even as he cleared her of any crimes, the sources say. The report is expected to also hit Comey for the way he reopened the Clinton email probe less than two weeks before the election, the sources say.
Comey had no business passing a judgment as to whether Hillary Clinton should face prosecution or not. He totally bungled the investigation. His press conference on the newfound emails eleven days before the election was an effort to cover his own ass. He officially created a two-tiered justice system– one for the Clinton’s and one for the rest of us.
Comey has presided over a slew of FBI failures, including Larry Nassar, Omar Mateen and Nikolas Cruz. Comey has fashioned himself as an ignoramus.
Comey said it never occurred to him that there might be a connection between Anthony Weiner and Hillary Clinton.
Comey said it never occurred to him there could be connection between Weiner and Hillary C.
Did the head of the FBI not know W was married to HC top aide? Duh!
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) April 30, 2018
How ignorant and/or stupid do you have to be to miss that? Or was it by design?
Comey said he didn’t know who paid for the Russian dossier, despite the admissions that it was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Then after describing how different the Clinton probe was from the Trump probe, Comey claimed there was no difference in the way the two were treated. Comey is either and idiot or is thoroughly dishonest.
James Comey deserves to have his ass reamed. He has brought great damage to the FBI. He has caused a loss of faith in the bureau. But this report will also breathe life into the moribund Hillary Clinton, who will stagger to her unsteady feet and once again shriek that the election was stolen from her. Just having to listen to her voice is punishment for America.
As an aside, this cracked me up today:
Truth to power.
Remember when all of the Hillary emails (33,000) were recovered and needed to be read by the FBI?
It was a lie that the FBI only had just got them and went thru them by key word search.
The FBI had them for months.
The FBI had gone thru them with a fine tooth comb before they even admitted to having them at all.
Mr. Fitten & Judicial Watch ought to get prizes for investigative reporting.
He didn’t bungle it; he delicately danced around it in order to make a lame appearance of an investigation but protecting Hillary from indictment. The only thing that went wrong is… Hillary lost and it all got exposed.
Dishonest idiot? Again, he threw his lot in with the person guaranteed to win who is vindictive enough to have people “commit suicide” instead of blind justice.
Now, admit it; “but it’s not all good news” was a nasty bit of click-bait. Aren’t you ashamed?
While the man in the White House is unfailingly truthful, law-abiding, morally righteous, and an embodiment of American principles and values?
No one claims that, but at least Trump never totally abrogated his duty to try and exonerate a known criminal.
@Greg: Did you EVER ask that question when Bill Clinton was in the White House?
Clinton was a philanderer. That would be the least of the problems I have with Donald Trump.
Clinton told a lie. To be a liar is at the very core of Donald Trump’s nature. It’s central to his methodology. It’s a totally routine part of how he operates, “in business and in life.” I know this because it’s there for anyone to see. The evidence is overwhelming. There are new examples daily. There are lies to cover other lies in a never ending stream.
The GOP sold their soul in return for a man with a rubber stamp. His supporters will overlook anything, because he empowers their anger, punches the right buttons, and tossed them a tax cut. In embracing this guy, they have abandoned any pretense they ever made of holding the high moral ground, of believing in the rule of law, or of caring a whit about fiscal responsibility. It was all just for show.
@Greg: Clinton was and is a rapist. You ignore this. Remember Hilliary said when women make these claims they are to be believed. How blind can one be?
Meanwhile unemployment just hit 3.9% under Trump. Korea may be ending a 50 year old war due to Trump. People of your mind told us he was heading us into WWIII. OOPS. Wrong again.
Obama lied us into an agreement with Iran. So tell em about the criteria for a Nobel peace prize?
It is demonstably st the very core of EVERY Clinton that enters public life.
Wrong again. The GOP didn’t want Trump. They didn’t think he could beat Hillary (snicker) and he was not “establishment” and could not be trusted to maintain the status quo.
You supported a criminal, perjuring liar that made State Department classified information easily available to our advisories and whose associates have a peculiar habit of showing up dead. I don’t think “high moral ground” is your area of expertise.
I guess Greg is like my liberal brother-in-law who wrote that “Trump just happens to be in the White House when N.Korea made peace.” Seems the left cannot explain (or haven’t the intelligence or guts to admit) the coincidences of economic growth, REAL employment growth (not just millions giving up ever finding a job again) and better opportunities for world peace and Trump’s leadership.
An accusation for which no evidence has ever been presented, no one else witnessed, and which wasn’t even made until 20 years after the alleged incident.
Do you want to apply those same evidentiary standards to all the various accusations regarding Donald Trump? I suspect not.
That’s an assertion that you never have actually demonstrated. You simply believe it to be true.
Trump lies constantly. His circle of enabling toadies lie about his lying. That can be be demonstrated. It can be observed.
Did or did not Trump know about his attorney’s payoff to the porn star? Apparently it depends on which day you ask the question. Trump Admits To Authorizing Stormy Daniels Payoff, Denies Sexual Encounter
This guy will never testify under oath about anything. If subpoenaed, he’ll take the Fifth.
@Greg: Can you come up with a charge ? 1 just one.
Clinton never once denied the content of the leaked emails…not once. Never proved hacking ever.
We’ll keep that sentiment in mind as you make and support baseless accusation after accusation against Trump.
No, I haven’t. But the Clinton’s have. Bill lied about Social Security, his numerous affairs and the “surplus”. Hillary is on video lying to Congress in addition to her Benghazi, Uranium One and hundreds of campaign lies. Chelsea HAS to lie any time she discusses her parents. No one needs to demonstrate their lies. They BREATHE lies.
When Mueller invades the sanctity of an attorney’s offices and home simply for the optics to sate liberal bloodlust, Trump should tell the “investigators” to go f**k themselves. That’s how much respect they have earned and deserve.
Well, there is a *slight* difference…that difference being that Clinton lied under oath. Which makes it perjury, which, to quote our former VP makes it ‘A Big F*ing Deal’.
I believe you said in another thread that Slick Willie voluntarily gave up his law license. Not so much…
Doesn’t sound quite voluntary to me.
You *do* remember that there have been multiple complaints against Bubba don’t you?
Juanita Broddrick may have waited 20 years, but Kathleen Wiley says she was assaulted in 1993 and made the allegation public in 1998, 5 years later, not 20. Paula Jones says she was assaulted in 1991 and went public with the allegation in 1994, 3 years later, not 20.
So, tell me, if a $130,000 payment to Ms. Daniels is a ‘smoking gun’ regarding Trump, what is an $850,000 settlement to Ms. Jones regarding Clinton?
Ummm, isn’t that pretty much already what the left is doing? The Stormy Daniels situation was 12 years ago. Has there been any evidence presented other than her statement? Did anyone witness it?
Yeah, after all, she’s kind of known for recording that kind of thing.
@Deplorable Bill: #14
LOL, point taken. I meant with Trump, though…
@Deplorable Bill, #12:
I’ve accused him of being untruthful by nature. Even his allies are beginning to have some problems with the obvious contradictions.
Cavuto to Trump: How Can You Drain The Swamp If You’re The One Muddying The Waters?
I’ll leave any accusations of criminal acts to Robert Mueller, who won’t state them until and unless he has the evidence to back them up. If you were treating Mueller halfway fairly, you’d have to acknowledge that he has not made any accusations against anyone that he isn’t prepared to support with evidence in a courtroom.
You’ve accused him of collusion, obstruction, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and profiteering off his office. None of it has any basis in fact, but most of it has no reason to even suspect. Yet, suspect and accuse you do.
You loudly support and defend some of the biggest liars in US history get expect Trump to be 100% factual. This costs you your credibility.
That’s an interesting list, though I don’t recall making any specific accusations against him concerning sexual assault. Collusion and obstruction do seem like real possibilities. Would pushing through permanent tax cuts that will likely be worth hundreds of millions to himself and family members be in any way questionable? Or the financial benefits of using properties he himself owns at taxpayer expense? Opinions likely vary.
Anything is possible, yet often even Republicans aren’t convicted based on mere “possibility”. Yet, though Hillary clearly perjured herself on video, you will not accept that REALITY. No, after three years of illegal surveillance and investigation, collusion and obstruction is NOT a possibility.
So, Trump should do nothing to benefit Americans if it benefits his interests? That’s pretty stupid, if you ask me.
Hillary Clinton did not commit perjury. It’s unfortunate that the elected dirt bags who repeatedly defamed her with such accusations as part of their strategy to put a fraud in the White House can’t be held legally accountable for their lies. They can hide behind the Speech and Debate Clause.
Fortunately, they can be held accountable at the ballot box.
@Deplorable Bill: I have wondered for years how Greg could make so many claims in his posts from s many different perspectives. Now from a recent post he made, it is clear. Greg is not an actual person but a committee of different people writing under Greg’s name. It is either that or it is each of Greg’s multiple personalities writing these posts. In any event, Greg’s recreation of history, US law and moral code requires a visit by the people in white coats with a straight jacket. He really may hurt himself as the real facts continue to be published.
So, when she said, under oath, before Congress, ON VIDEO that she had no classified information on her secret, private, unsecured server (though she did) she wasn’t lying? When she said, under oath, before Congress, ON VIDEO that she didn’t send classified information (though she did) she wasn’t lying? Is that your contention?
Those are lies, perjury, and when she wasn’t lying to the FBI she was saying, “I don’t remember.”
You need to wait about another 30 years before you attempt to rewrite history.
He’s against Trump. He must be destroyed. By all and any means.
@Greg: Comey was not elected by the people. There is a difference. Employees have specific criteria they must abide by. Those who we elect we can allow certain variances. Comey violated the trust of the people by his failure to follow protocol.
@Deplorable Bill, #22:
Perhaps you should quote her exact words, in the context that they were spoken, rather than repeating what someone else says she said. Maybe you’ve got a link to this proof-positive video tape you keep referring to?
Perhaps you should stop embarrassing yourself by pretending to be so stupid and ignorant. This is not a “definition of ‘is’ ” situation. Again, stop embarrassing yourself and retain whatever self respect you may have left.
I didn’t think you’d be able to come up with anything.
Do you see what I see. Liar liar pantsuit on fire.
@kitt: I wasn’t going to waste my time, even though I have dozens of links stored on Word documents, searchable by keyword. It is pointless. Greg will now parse words, tell us what she “meant” when she said she didn’t traffic classified documents or she, as Secretary of State and presumptive President, shouldn’t be expected to know what classified is or what a “C” on documents meant. I’m glad someone did it, but I saw it as pointless.
Hillary lied, bold-face and emphatically, irrefutably, unarguably, yet Greg will deny it is Hillary on video lying. More importantly, she is lying about what SHE DID, yet he feels she should be President today.
I see what you’re apparently missing. Let’s take it from the top:
Clinton’s out of context comment: “…There was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received…”
Trey Gowdy’s deliberately misleading paraphrase of that: “Secretary Clinton said she never sent or received any classified information over her private email. Was that true?”
Comey’s attempted response: “Our investigation found that there was classified information sent…”
Which Gowdy cuts short before Comey can even finish the sentence: “So it was not true.”
The video is labeled “Hillary Clinton LYING THREE TIMES UNDER OATH Before Congress.”
It’s obvious bullshit, contrived to deceive, and entirely typical of how the GOP currently operates. This doesn’t work so well on people who pay attention and think for themselves.
@Deplorable Me, #29:
Of course I deny it. Because I am not so easily deceived by a transparently manipulative little video presentation.
@Greg: C for classified all the time she has been in the government she knew darn well what was classified and what was not, she held the law in contempt. She said her lawyers went through the emails, they had no security clearance to do so. She should have been arrested when she destroyed evidence under subpoena. Her side kick Huma should be in the pokey too.
Your problem is that it’s Trump and his associates who are actually under investigation, not Hillary Clinton.
The Clinton investigation has lost traction. If for no other reason, because it has become irrelevant.
@Greg: Oh yes she is very much under investigation, her phoney charity, pay for play in the State Dept, campaign finance, she may be nothing but a dead fish politically, a few things were leaked in Jan-Feb but those leaks have been plugged.
@kitt: There ya go… “out of context”. When she said she neither sent, received or stored classified information on her home-brew, open buffet email server, it was “out of context”.
At this point, to quote a famous liar, what difference does it make? Whatever context you claim was missing, what she said was a lie and she said it before Congress, under oath. This isn’t like the bumbling clown Franken asking Sessions a convoluted, rambling question and Sessions answering the question if he ever discussed the Trump campaign with any Russians (which was true). That is a totally clear statement that contradicts fact, and she knew it. She also knew (or counted on) she would win the election and NEVER be held accountable for perjury (oops).
To which Comey answered, “Yes, it was not true.” I thought context was of interest to you.
If you will notice, the video presentation includes the actual images of Hillary with the actual false statements coming out of her lying mouth. There is actually nothing deceptive about it. Nothing. She lied, under oath, before Congress, ON THE VIDEO.
Yes, that is a problem. A BIG problem. Because Trump hasn’t done anything wrong and Hillary, as we see, at the very least perjured herself. That does not even touch the Uranium One, campaign finance, Clinton Foundation fraud issue.
But, I fully agree with you. Hillary has become irrelevant. Why don’t you drop her a line and let her know her status so maybe she will finally shut up.
The difference it makes is whether or not she lied, and whether the lack of a standard classified designation suggests willful disregard or an unintentional error. It pretty much makes all the difference. Which, of course, is why Trey Gowdy and the rest of the GOP’s pack of idiots have consistently attempted confuse the public on the point.
He was acknowledging that some classified content was eventually discovered on her server, not the accuracy of Gowdy’s rewording of what Clinton said. The question wasn’t whether she had lied or not.
That’s what it purports to show, but I’m quite not simple enough to fail to notice that it doesn’t.
Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House. Somehow they can’t come up with any evidence? All they seem to be good for is politically motivated mock investigations.
Mueller is competent and efficient. Perhaps they can learn something about how a proper investigation is conducted, and the nature of credible evidence that will stand up in a courtroom.
Yet some were clearly marked with the classification levels and some had had the markings removed on her orders. The fact that she willingly and knowing set up the secret, private, unsecured server and then funneled all her State Department information, including emails from the President, through it. I think that kind of indicates willful intent to circumvent the law.
He acknowledged there were thousands of classified emails. Whether she lied or not is evident by her own testimony. No one HAS to say it out loud; her lying is obvious. See, when someone makes a statement that is knowingly in direct conflict to the truth, that is what is commonly known as “a lie”.
You can stop your verbal acrobatics; I can’t be deluded by your weak BS. She lied, that is established and ON VIDEO.
@Deplorable Me: Dont you believe your lying eyes and ears man. I read in the emails from wikileaks that she and her campaign thought her followers were stupid especially if they were black or young. The forwarding of an email that described people in the ME as “sand ni**ers” this is the kind of carpet bagging trash that the FBIs Comey covered for.