James Comey

NYT MICHAEL SCHMIDT PUNKED AMERICA! ADMITS NEVER SAW JAMES COMEY MEMO HE REPORTED

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Michael Schmidt, the New York Times “journalist, on so-called Comey memo to fake news anchor Brian Williams: “Someone that had seen [the memo] had recounted details to me.

America got punked by this NYT squirrel Michael Schmidt with his James Comey memo, although you can’t blame him when it’s the entire media from both sides who decided to ignore the most crucial part of his story: the memo was recounted to Schmidt over the phone a Comey associate, the memo was never verified, never seen or read by him, but being a Trump hit piece, that’s all that matters.

 

GotNews reports:

Schmidt has been called out for getting a story wildly wrong before thanks to his anonymous sources. Schmidt, citing his anonymous federal law enforcement sources, claimed that one of the San Bernardino terrorists had talked about jihad openly. She didn’t.

His boss even reprimanded him and called for “systematic changes” to the way Schmidt and Carlos Slim’s blog use anonymous sources.

. . .

Schmidt’s open admissions on MSNBC confirm GotNews reporting Wednesday that Schmidt hasn’t in fact seen the relevant Comey documents.

 

 

JAMES COMEY, UNDER OATH, SAID TRUMP NEVER ASKED FBI TO STOP ANY INVESTIGATION: ‘It’s not happened!’

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  • James Comey, under oath, on Trump telling him to stop probe for political purpose: ‘It’s not happened!’

 

Former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes. 

 

Via GotNews:

Former FBI Director James Comey testified under Senate oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes.

Comey admitted that the FBI has always been free to operate without political interference—flying in the face of Democrats’ paranoid delusions about Russia and President Donald J. Trump, and exposing for what it is a new political witch hunt Wednesday by enemies within the president’s own Justice Department.

Videotaped testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee blows apart the phony narrative New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt wove on Tuesday, which resulted in Mueller’s appointment. Schmidt’s only sources were anonymous. They claimed that on Feb. 14th, the day after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned, Trump had asked Comey to end an investigation into Flynn’s connections to Russia.

Schmidt’s allegations that Trump attempted to obstruct justice hinged on the sources’ accounts of a memo authored the same day. Schmidt, a Democrat party lackey, admitted he hasn’t even seen the document—dated nearly three months before Comey’s testimony that totally contradicts it.

Comey’s statement to Hawaii Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono from May 3rd, which Center for Security Policy analyst Nick Short noted Wednesday, exposes the Democrats once again for their political gamesmanship.

 

 

OBAMA PUBLICLY DID WHAT TRUMP IS ACCUSED OF DOING: Under the Obama Precedent, No Trump Obstruction of Justice

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OBAMA PUBLICLY DID WHAT TRUMP IS ACCUSED OF DOING: Under the Obama Precedent, No Trump Obstruction of Justice

( National Review by Andrew C. McCarthy ) On April 10, 2016, President Obama publicly stated that Hillary Clinton had shown “carelessness” in using a private e-mail server to handle classified information, but he insisted that she had not intended to endanger national security (which is not an element of the relevant criminal statute).
The president acknowledged that classified information had been transmitted via Secretary Clinton’s server, but he suggested that, in the greater scheme of things, its importance had been vastly overstated.
On July 5, 2016, FBI director James Comey publicly stated that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in using a private email server to handle classified information, but he insisted that she had not intended to endanger national security (which is not an element of the relevant criminal statute). The director acknowledged that classified information had been transmitted via Secretary Clinton’s server, but he suggested that, in the greater scheme of things, it was just a small percentage of the emails involved.
Case dismissed.
Could there be more striking parallels? A cynic might say that Obama had clearly signaled to the FBI and the Justice Department that he did not want Mrs. Clinton to be charged with a crime, and that, with this not-so-subtle pressure in the air, the president’s subordinates dropped the case — exactly what Obama wanted, relying precisely on Obama’s stated rationale–– Yet the media yawned.
Of course, they’re not yawning now.
Now it is Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, sending Comey signals. So now, such signals are a major issue — not merely of obstruction of justice, but of high crimes and misdemeanors. Trump hysteria seems to be a permanent condition, a combustive compound of media-Democrat derangement surrounding a president who keeps providing derangement material. Let’s try to keep our feet on the ground, but with a commitment to get the evidence and go wherever it takes us. For now, we don’t have much evidence.
Essentially, we’ve got single statement, mined by the New York Times from a memo that no one outside a tight circle inside the FBI has seen — indeed, that the Times has not seen.
According to anonymous sources, the memo was written by then–FBI director Comey shortly after a private meeting with President Trump — only two of them in the room after Trump asked other officials to leave. This was on February 14, the day after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned over inaccurate statements he made to senior administration officials in recounting conversations he’d had with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

Read more: National Review: Under the Obama Precedent, No Trump Obstruction of Justice – Andrew C. McCarthy

SENATE ASKS JAMES COMEY TO TESTIFY NEXT WEDNESDAY, HAND OVER SO-CALLED MEMO

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Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced that former FBI Director, James Comey was asked to testify in a hearing next Wednesday at 9:30 AM EST. The committee also requested that Andrew McCabe, the acting F.B.I. director, hand over any related documents prepared by Mr. Comey about his communications with senior officials from the White House and Justice Department regarding the Russia investigation — including the so-called Comey memo.

The New York Times reported that McCabe was also asked to hand over any related documents including the ‘Comey memo’:

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday invited Mr. Comey to testify in both open and closed-door hearings, offering him the opportunity to address reports Mr. Trump asked him to scuttle the investigation into Mr. Flynn.

The committee also requested that Andrew McCabe, the acting F.B.I. director, hand over any related documents prepared by Mr. Comey about his communications with senior officials from the White House and Justice Department regarding the Russia investigation — including the so-called Comey memo.

 

RICHARD BURR: ‘THE BURDEN IS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES TO PROVE COMEY MEMO READ OVER THE PHONE IS REAL’

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Then-FBI Director James Comey met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on February 14, and reportedly wrote afterward in a memo that the president asked him to abandon a federal probe into disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

 

  • Richard Burr: ‘I could write something and I could read it over the phone and tell them that it came from him. I think the burden is on The New York Times, if they’re reporting it and they’ve got somebody that’s got the document, they need to get the document and get it released.’

 

The Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that he is skeptical about reports that ousted FBI Director James Comey took detailed notes about his February meeting with President Donald Trump.

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr told reporters, reacting to a New York Times story that said Trump asked Comey to shut down his probe into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s Russia ties.

Burr said Comey had already shared copious amounts of information with his committee about the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference with last year’s election – and met with him personally the day before Trump fired him – but the existence of a memo that an FBI source described to a Times reporter never came up.

‘I could write something and I could read it over the phone and tell them that it came from him,’ Burr said. ‘I think the burden is on The New York Times, if they’re reporting it and they’ve got somebody that’s got the document, they need to get the document and get it released.’

Read more: Senate Intelligence Committee chairman is skeptical about Comey memo as he says ‘the burden is on The New York Times’ to prove it’s real

JAMES COMEY COULD BE PROSECTED IF MEMO IS REAL AND DID NOT REPORT TO DOJ ALLEGED TRUMP’S ‘OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE’

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  • Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361)

 

FOX News legal expert Gregg Jarrett revealed last Tuesday that if James Comey did not inform DOJ on any attempt of obstruction of  justice, even by a president, but held onto a memo of the president asking him to end an investigation then Comey could be prosecuted.

 

FOX News reported:

Three months ago, the then-FBI Director met with President Trump. Following their private conversation, Comey did what he always does –he wrote a memorandum to himself memorializing the conversation. Good lawyers do that routinely.

Now, only after Comey was fired, the memo magically surfaces in an inflammatory New York Times report which alleges that Mr. Trump asked Comey to end the Michael Flynn investigation.

Those who don’t know the first thing about the law immediately began hurling words like “obstruction of justice”, “high crimes and misdemeanors” and “impeachment“. Typically, these people don’t know what they don’t know.

Here is what we do know.

Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.

So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ? If not, it calls into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported it.

 

JASON CHAFFETZ WANTS TO SUBPOENA JAMES COMEY MEMO – “IF IT EXISTS”

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  •  Jason Chaffetz “is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I have my subpoena pen ready”

 

House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Tuesday said that he is ready to issue a subpoena for a memo that former FBI Director James Comey reportedly wrote documenting a request made by Donald Trump to shut down FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Chaffetz tweeted that his panel “is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists.”

. is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I need to see it sooner rather than later. I have my subpoena pen ready.