Trump Didn’t Commit a Crime But Comey Is In Big Trouble

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President Trump was embarrassed today but there was nothing new except for Jim Comey’s illegal leaking.

Trump did not obstruct justice but Comey is likely in trouble for leaking. At least Jay Sekulow and Bill O’Reilly think that was the big news made today.

Alan Dershowitz said there was no obstruction of justice, there was no crime. That was obvious during Thursday’s testimony as was the fact that there is no Trump-Russia collusion investigation.

Jim Comey made a serious mistake that will cause him some difficulties.

Bill O’Reilly spoke about the Comey testimony during his premium members podcast this evening. He believes Comey is in big trouble for leaking his memo. Jay Sekulow said the same thing on Hannity’s radio show this afternoon. You can’t just leak, Sekulow said, though Comey seems to think what he did was fine. What Comey did was give his confidential memos memorializing conversations between the President and him to a Columbia professor to leak to the NY Times.

Jay Sekulow said: Fired FBI Director Comey just admitted under oath that he had a privileged memo leaked to the media. He testified that he did so to manipulate the situation and force the appointment of a Special Counsel. It’s clear Comey is part of the Resistance. He is intentionally undermining the President. He is a leaker.

If it’s not illegal, it’s certainly unethical and Comey deserved to be fired for that alone.

O’Reilly says:

“Ok, now we go to the headline of the whole day. Comey then says, really without being prompted, I was afraid that my side of the story wasn’t going to be told after I was fired. So I leaked my memo about a privileged conversation the president.

Remember, executive privilege extends to all government officials that deal with it. So when you talk to a president in a working capacity, that could be a privileged conversation. You don’t just run out of the Oval Office and tell everybody about it. I mean, there’s an ethical responsibility. Can’t say it’s illegal—ethical responsibility.

So Comey gives his memos about Flynn to his friend at Columbia University, a professor, who gives it to the New York Times, a newspaper hostile, a newspaper that Comey knew printed false stories against Trump. Comey knew this. This is the big headline of the day. And Trump’s lawyer, Kasowitz, Mark Kasowitz, made a big deal about that today.

You’re going to see an investigation now into Comey’s leaking. So Comey admits he did it. He admits he did it, but the senators…

I tweeted immediately, this is what I tweeted:

Comey admits he asked a friend to leak his conversation with Trump about Flynn to a reporter. A bombshell the sluggish senators are ignoring. Major development! If Trump knew about that, that was cause to fire Comey.

If Trump got wind, and he may have, we don’t know, that Comey was leaking memos to the New York Times, he’s done. But Trump has not said that. Trump’s lawyer said that Comey’s excuse that Trump was tweeting bad things about the FBI and Comey wanted his side to be told is untrue because the New York Times referenced the memos, the Comey memos, a day before that tweet.

Comey is in trouble. In trouble. This is the big headline today because we knew all the other Flynn stuff. We knew all the other stuff.

I mean, I’ve got to tell you…the dopey senators sitting there, nobody got it. Nobody got it. And the media didn’t get it either until I tweeted. I’m taking credit. I tweeted this out and I went on Newsmax and said what’s going on? And once I did that, ten minutes after I went on Newsmax, ten minutes, all the cable channels…

But in the beginning…..

I can’t tell you how big this is.”

Listen to O’Reilly.

As Karl Rove said, James Comey is one of the biggest leakers.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Smoke and mirrors. O’Reilly, Hannity, and the rest of their kind like to deflect. Comey’s memos are his personal documents that he can do with what he pleases. Leaking? Please. Does this mean if Trump “leaks” all of his tax returns that he promised he is in trouble? Give me a break!

  2. They are NOT personal documents. They are records that are part of his Government duties. When you are writing down, in intricate detail, what has transpired in meetings with Government officials they are no longer personal but Government records bound by the statutes that govern such documents and are subject to subpoena.

    • Ok Greg, fair enough, but they were unclassified and the committee wanted to see the records. I see no problem here at all on Comey’s part. POTUS on the other hand…oh boy…

  3. All this stuff is an unveiling of what goes on in Washington D. C. It’s ugly and unethical and for the most part immoral, but the politicians, mostly made up of lawyers, make it or keep it legal or just ignore it.

    Comey is a ‘regular’ guy, which is not what you want as an FBI director. Nothing will come of this, but this kind of stuff is going to continue because their are too many bureauRATS who are progressives who remain in place and they cannot stand Trump. These bureauRATS think they are well within their ‘rights’ to do such stuff and most likely see themselves as patriots, which would be fine if there was actually something done that was illegal, treasonous, or immoral.

    • “there” vs. “their”

      Wish there was a way to edit errors without doing this. There are probably good reasons for having to do it this way.

      I have never liked Mr. Trump and still don’t, however, if this can be done to him, it is bothersome to think what would happen to someone like me.

      • The evil homophones my grammar school teacher beat into my head and I still put the wrong word down at times because I’m not thinking.

  4. COMEY VIOLATES FD-291 (FBI EMPLOYMENT), 3.I will not reveal, by any means, any information or material from or related to FBI files or any other information acquired by virtue of myofficial employment to any unauthorized recipient without prior official written authorization by the FBI.4.Prior to making any disclosure, I will seek a determination of whether the information may be disclosed. I agree to be bound by the guidelines governing prepublication review found in the FBI’s Prepublication Review Policy Guide (0792PG) as those procedures may from time to time be amended. I understand that, in this context, “publication” includes disclosure of information to anyone by any means. I will submit for review the full text of any proposed disclosure addressed by the FBI’s Prepublication Review Policy or this employment agreement as required by the policy at least thirty (30) working days prior to the proposed publication.7.Violations of this employment agreement may constitute cause for revocation of my security clearance, subject me to criminal sanction,disciplinary action by the FBI, including dismissal, and subject me to personal liability in a civil action at law, including but not limited to injunctive relief, the imposition of a constructive trust, and the disgorging of any profits arising from any unauthorized publication or disclosure. In that regard, I hereby irrevocably assign all rights, title, and interests in any such profits to the United States………………………..I doubt it will go anywhere, but it sure looks like he broke a fbi law!!!!!!!!

    • Zigmont, since he was the director and would be the one who would provide official written authorization to disclose information, this is nonsense. He didn’t violate anything.

      • RepubliCON , Comey was not the director at the time he LEAKED the memos, he does not have authorization to disclose information about a investigation , those memos belong to the FBI,do you understand that???

        • I do understand but he didn’t reveal anything. Just notes on his uncomfortable meetings with POTUS. I see no problem here except for Trump’s unethical behavior. Bottom line: nothing will happen to either one over this except for tarnished reputations.

  5. One thing is for certain, that is, Comey is a shady character; going back to HSBC and Lockheed.

    As I said elsewhere:
    Comey “Says” he decided to release the memo “Because” of the ‘tweet’ that Trump spoke about “Tapes”. Now, isn’t it quite odd that a person would want to release personal memos in order to thwart a possibility of “taped” evidence. If it were the other way around, that a tape would be conclusive evidence against anyone’s written word, it would be understandable. But, instead, he “Seems” to believe HIS memo is more authoritative than the possibility of an actual taped conversation.

    AND: Comey leaks his OWN memo in order for calls to appoint a special counsel could gain traction.

    His Entire testimony in the Committee shows how Much of a disgruntled employee he was and is. I happened to hear a montage of his whining, cowardly statements and it sounded like some kid whining to his parents for being called out. He complained of Trump’s “words” yet said nothing of the stinging rebuke by both the AG and Deputy which were by Far more devastating than anything Trump had said.

    Furthermore, it was quite clear BY his testimony that he was trying every way possible to “Entrap” Trump and he stated as much when he revealed the purpose of his memos.

    There have been Some reporting that Trump fired him in such a way he didn’t have time to cover his tracks and that Sessions NOW has his computers and files and his testimony is part of trying to get ahead of a ton of bricks that may come down upon him. And THAT is why he sent the memos to the NYT and Why the word “tapes” has him scared and That was the reason Trump had tweeted what he did. As Comey had testified, he had NO idea his job was on the line BUT Trump has suspected HIM of leaking for some time.

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