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Susan Rice’s email to herself may show James Comey misled the Congress

February 13, 2018

  Yesterday we learned that just before Donald Trump was sworn in as President Susan Rice decided to email herself, in what appears to be a CYA effort, about the details of a meeting which was held 15 days earlier between herself, Barack Obama, and James Comey about the Russian investigation.

  However this email may have inadvertently implicated James Comey for misleading the Congress because he did not disclose this meeting. Here is more: 

A newly-discovered email suggests former FBI Director James Comeymay have been less than honest about his meetings with former president Barack Obama on the subject of Russian interference with and during the 2016 general election.

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released the email on Monday after requesting “records of meetings between President Obama and then-FBI Director Comey regarding the FBI’s investigation of allegations of collusion between associates of Mr. Trump and the Russian government.”

If Rice’s email is accurate, Comey may have seriously misled Congress about his meetings with Obama.

And here is more:

Dated June 8, 2017, Comey’s “Statement for the Record” provided to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, notes, “I have tried to include information that may be relevant to the committee.”

 “I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) – once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016.”

  The first thing I noticed while reading this was the word “alone” in James Comey’s statement, and this was also mentioned in the article I linked to above. Technically he did not lie to the Senate Intelligence Committee because he did not meet alone with Barack Obama on January 5th–Susan Rice was there–but he was less than truthful, and I would also add purposely deceitful.

  Nevertheless James Comey should have disclosed this meeting to the Congress in the interest of transparency but he did not and how ironic would it be if a seemingly spur of the moment decision by Susan Rice ant CYA for herself and Barack Obama could be what does in James Comey?!

  While James Comey technically might not have lied (quid est veritas) to the Congress it should be remembered that Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to the Congress for failing to disclose a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador. I do not see any difference here. Interestingly enough Michael Flynn’s sentencing has been delayed until May and the plot thickens…

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2018 5:06 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • February 14, 2018 6:28 am

      Thank you.

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      • February 14, 2018 6:28 am

        You’re welcome.

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  2. February 14, 2018 10:40 am

    Here is why Rice sent her memo.

    “The conclusions in the report were described on Thursday to President Obama and on Friday to Mr. Trump by James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence; John O. Brennan, the director of the C.I.A.; Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency; and James B. Comey, the director of the F.B.I.”

    The NY Times Jan 6 2017 reported there was a meeting with Obama and Comey on Jan 5.

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    • February 14, 2018 8:11 pm

      Thanks for the info. This does seem like a last ditch effort to make sure she got this out there where she knew it would be found.

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      • February 14, 2018 8:52 pm

        The memo sounds like it was dictated to her by someone in the IC.

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