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James Comey admits he was behind leaking his memos and Loretta Lynch pressured him to change Hillary Clinton’s email scandal language

June 8, 2017

  In the interest of full disclosure I did not watch James Comey’s testimony today because I had to work but I found a couple of points very interesting which the mainstream media is likely to ignore.

  First; James Comey admitted he was behind the leaking of his own memos because he hoped it would lead to a special prosecutor. Here is more on that:

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey orchestrated the leak of details of his memos of his conversations with President Trump, he testified to Congress on Thursday, saying he was hoping it would spur the Justice Department to announce an independent prosecutor to probe the Trump operation.

Mr. Comey said he used a law professor friend at Columbia University as a go-between to share information with reporters, though he didn’t name the professor. He said he wanted to get information out after Mr. Trump took to Twitter to dispute that he had asked the FBI to let former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn off the hook.

“I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Mr. Comey testified.

 Sen. Roy Blunt said that sounded like a cop-out.

“What you do there is create a source close to the former director of the FBI, as opposed to just taking responsibility yourself,” the Missouri Republican said.

  These were his own personal memos of a private conversation he had with Donald Trump, these were not classified documents, so likely there is no crime here although the President’s lawyer does believe this could be a violation of the law. We will have to see how this plays out. James Comey said he had reasons for not releasing the memos himself but failed to list what these reasons were. I find this to be odd.

  While refusing to comment on whether or not Donald Trump obstructed justice in the Russia scandal he did admit that Loretta Lynch pressured him to change the talking points in regard to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, pressure he succumbed to:

He admitted at least twice in the hearing today that Loretta Lynch pressured him to downplay the Clinton investigation by referring to it publicly using the same language that Clinton was using herself to describe it. In short, he was asked to refer to it as a ‘matter’ and not an ‘investigation’

he suggested that Loretta Lynch was aligning herself with the Clinton campaign and that’s why she wanted him to downplay it. He said it confused him and when he asked why, she wouldn’t say.

And so he did it anyway against his ‘better’ judgement. He said it wasn’t a hill he wanted to die on

“A hill to die on.” That was an interesting term to use considering people have a nasty habit of getting dead around the Clinton’s…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

8 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2017 9:12 pm

    May this will start a dominos effect ~ that would be interesting.
    Here’s a good one showing the reaction of some:

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  2. June 8, 2017 10:22 pm

    I watched the whole thing.. I would say a wash as far as outcome.The GOP ill prepared, the Dems organized. Comey the real loser. I hope there is something to take out Comey with. An angry ex employee who should have been canned on day one.

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    • June 9, 2017 4:16 am

      The FBI Director is appointed to a 10 year term. (Yes, I am aware WJC sacked the FBI Director and then had Vince Foster killed the next day) Trump gave Comedy a rope and he hung himself with it. Reading the various stories on the hearing Comedy was a weasel willing to due the Democrats bidding and then sought to undermine Trump at their behest.

      Comedy is more proof that the US legal possession has no morals or ethics.

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      • June 9, 2017 5:27 am

        I think you are spot on. Trump should have fired him as one of his first acts in office. I am sure the left would have still been “outraged” but in the end it would have been much less painful.

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    • June 9, 2017 5:25 am

      That is exactly how Comey came off, hopefully this will be the beginning of the end for him but I am not counting on it.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. June 9, 2017 4:36 am

    This is the image that I have of Conedy

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