The only thing that mattered in today’s hearings is that President Trump never asked James Comey to drop the Russia investigation. Also, Comey did tell Trump three times that he was not the subject of the Russia investigation.
What’s left of the Democrat narrative? They are going to say Comey doesn’t know what’s going on now and he could be the subject know. They will also claim obstruction of justice where there is none.
The former director does appear to only answer questions that make him look good and Trump, Sessions, Pence, Flynn look bad. He called Trump a liar for saying he was fired for damaging morale in the FBI, but we thought Comey couldn’t determine intent?
North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, asked Comey, “Did the president at any time ask you to stop the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. elections?”
The former FBI director replied, “Not to my understanding, no.”
Burr followed up by asking if any member of the administration made this request, and Comey replied, “no.”
Burr asked Comey if it was obstruction of justice. The fired director responded:
“I don’t think it’s for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct,” the former FBI director replied. “I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that’s a conclusion I’m sure the special counsel will work towards to try and understand what the intention was there, and whether that’s an offense.”
Trump was not the subject of the investigation
It’s important to note that no one leaked that Trump was NOT the subject of the Russia investigation and nothing has leaked about Hillary except whatever Wikileaks revealed.
Marco Rubio brought up the fact that this was the only thing leaked.
— Democrats for Trump (@YoungDems4Trump) June 8, 2017
Obstruction of justice by Lynch?
At today’s hearings, Comey admitted he was never upfront with Trump and hoped to trap him if Trump was trying to obstruct justice. He wants the totality of his statements to be considered on the obstruction of justice charge. He has full confidence in his friend Robert Mueller investigating that charge.
The obstruction of justice charge cannot be leveled by Comey because he would be criminally charged for not reporting it, but the former director obviously wants that to be part of the current investigation.
Comey admitted that he leaked the existence of his memos and the substance. His friend leaked to the NY Times on his behalf. Is that what the Bureau does? This is the man who won’t answer some of the simplest questions like whether or not Trump is under investigation, even though he wasn’t. After all, the ex-director says Trump might some day be under investigation.
The former director didn’t report his conversation with Trump about Flynn to the DOJ but he directed friend to leak this information?
He said he thought Lynch was asking him to align with the euphemistic terms used by the media and it made him “queasy”.
The only person who ever asked him to drop an investigation was Loretta Lynch. Former AG Loretta Lynch urged him to refer to the Hillary Clinton email investigation as a “matter”.
That “confused” him.
Comey said he is “not a legal scholar” then how did he know “No Reasonable prosecutor would bring a case against Hillary Clinton”? This guy is a joke.
The 6’8″ snowflake Comey said he was “stunned” when the president asked him for loyalty. Comey gets “stunned” a lot. He’s also not direct nor is he upfront.
When Senator Cotton asked him if he thought Trump colluded with Russia, he said he didn’t feel he could answer that. Meanwhile, he had already said Trump wasn’t under investigation.
The lying MSM has said for months that Trump was under investigation.
Fake news media
The fakestream media has been reporting ad nauseam that anonymous sources say Comey never told Trump he was not under investigation. In fact, those unnamed sources were wrong. Comey, by his own testimony, told Trump three times he was not the subject of the investigation but refused to let him off the hook publicly so Trump could govern.
The anonymous sources are probably not vetted. If they say what the networks want to hear, they go with it. One example: “Sources tell CNN: Comey to testify he never told Trump he was not under FBI investigation”. They did issue a retraction on that though others did not. All did not, but all downplayed its significance.
What they emphasized was the alleged “loyalty oath”. They must have forgotten that Obama asked Bob Gates for loyalty. He didn’t write an explicit memo, but he did mention it.
Loretta Lynch also made it clear during her confirmation hearing that she “served at the pleasure of the President”.
Loyalty doesn’t mean corruption. Trump asked for loyalty with honesty. He was talking about Flynn but he also talked about the leaks which Comey refused to pursue with any vigor. The only cases he pursued with vigor in his career were political ones that scored political points. The relatively unknown attorney was plucked from obscurity in New York to serve, not as an agent, Comey wasn’t an agent, he’s a lawyer, a political one. He did put that dangerous Martha Stewart in jail though.
— Bobby Brown (@b2pilgram) June 7, 2017
Comey’s prepared statement released on Wednesday smacks of innuendo and borders on paranoia. The one thing that’s clear is he seemed afraid to ask Trump exactly what he meant by “loyalty, honest, loyalty” which makes Comey a 6’8″ snowflake.