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Former #2 at the FBI, Andrew McCabe, is said to be willing to sing for federal investigators looking into a vast anti-Trump conspiracy involving high-ranking officials within the Obama government including but not limited to, former Obama FBI Director James Comey. The swamp rats are now turning on each other.
Via True Pundit:
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has requested the Senate Judiciary Committee provide him with immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying at an upcoming congressional hearing focused on how senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
“Under the terms of such a grant of use immunity, no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case,” wrote Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for McCabe, to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, who has requested McCabe testify next week.
…The stakes for McCabe’s appearance, however, are particularly high. The former No. 2 at the FBI is entangled in a separate criminal investigation stemming from an earlier report from the inspector general’s office that concluded he lied to internal investigators. McCabe has steadfastly denied wrongdoing, but any congressional testimony he provides could have serious implications for his criminal case.
“Mr. McCabe is willing to testify, but because of the criminal referral, he must be afforded suitable legal protection,” Bromwich wrote to Grassley. “This is a textbook case for granting use immunity. . . . If this Committee is unwilling or unable to obtain such an order, then Mr. McCabe will have to no choice but to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.”
Obama-era FBI Director James Comey is said to have had a rather uncomfortable interview with federal investigators recently regarding potentially pending criminal charges against Comey’s #2 at the FBI – Andrew McCabe. It’s an astonishing turn of events that would indicate some federal prosecutors are now pushing back against the still-ongoing and highly controversial Mueller probe that was initiated in part by McCabe.
The “investigators” are now being investigated – big time.
Federal investigators from the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s office recently interviewed former FBI director James Comey as part of an ongoing probe into whether former FBI #2 Andrew McCabe broke the law when he lied to federal agents…
What makes the interview particularly interesting is that Comey and McCabe have given conflicting reports over the events leading up to McCabe’s firing, with Comey calling his former deputy a liar in an April appearance on The View.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a criminal referral for McCabe following a months-long probe which found that the former acting FBI Director leaked a self-serving story to the press and then lied about it under oath. McCabe was fired on March 16 after Horowitz found that he “had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor – including under oath – on multiple occasions.”
Here are where things get even more interesting. Whispers are circulating throughout D.C. that McCabe is open to making a deal with federal prosecutors which would initially put two very high profile targets in play: James Comey and Robert Mueller.
From there the entire Deep State anti-Trump operation could be exposed – ON RECORD including, but not limited to, a former President of the United States.
The wheels of power in motion to prevent that from happening will be significant.
It isn’t even a question any longer. The Mueller investigation is a disgusting Deep State operation intended to damage a president. Further proof of this is just-disclosed emails that detail direct collusion between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey that had Mueller coaching Comey on what to say and not to say when testifying before Congress – like two snakes intertwined in some Deep State dance as they work to deceive the American people and cover up their own very serious wrongdoing.
Judicial Watch discovers emails revealing coordination
A government watchdog group revealed Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was advised by senior FBI officials to seek Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s advice prior to testifying before “any congressional committee” about President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged collusion with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to new emails obtained by Judicial Watch.
Comey was also advised to seek Mueller’s counsel on the circumstances surrounding his firing by Trump before providing testimony to Congress, the Department of Justice emails obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. It is the first time evidence reveals there was coordination between the Special Counsel and Comey in the long drawn out controversial Mueller investigation.
“These documents show that James Comey, who was fired by the president, nevertheless had easy, friendly access to the FBI as he prepped his infamous anti-Trump testimony to the Senate,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, in a press release. “This collusion led to Comey’s attacking President Trump and misusing FBI records as part of a vendetta against the president.”
“The emails, along with news reports, also reveal that Comey met with Mueller prior to his June 8, 2017, testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee…”
In one of the email chains dated May 19, 2017, shortly after Comey was fired by Trump, his then Chief of Staff James Rybicki sends an email chain to then FBI Deputy Director McCabe, FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker, among others and says, “Please see a DRAFT response to Director Comey (below). I will hold pending further direction….”
The email states:
In response to your emails below we have consulted with executive management here, including the General Counsel, and recommend the following
That your counsel convey any acceptance or declinations to invitations to testify directly to the Committees.
That your counsel consult with Special Counsel Mueller to determine the timing of any such testimony and, [Emphasis added]
The Office of General Counsel stands ready to discuss with you in consultation with the Department of Justice and the Special Counsel, institutional privileges or prerogatives that may be presented by any such testimony.
The emails, along with news reports, also reveal that Comey met with Mueller prior to his June 8, 2017, testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and, according to Judicial Watch, that testimony was coordinated with Mueller.
During Comey’s June 8, 2017 testimony before the Senate he revealed that he had leaked information from memos he created on his meetings with Trump while he was still director of the FBI. He gave those memos to his friend, Columbia law professor Daniel Richman, who then leaked them to The New York Times. Comey admitted that he leaked the memos with the intention that they be leaked to the news organization with the hope that it would lead to a special counsel investigation of the President.
FULL REPORT HERE
When he was FBI Director James Comey told Congress and the American people that Hillary Clinton’s (illegal) private email server was not hacked.
That was a lie. Comey’s own FBI said as much. This lie reveals yet further proof of the high-ranking cover-up that was underway on Clinton’s behalf and why the Deep State remains so determined to destroy Donald Trump. It’s this kind of information they don’t want getting out.
During his book tour, James Comey has stated on camera that he doesn’t really know Robert Mueller. If that’s true then why are there now reports of him reaching out to Mueller almost immediately after being fired as FBI Director by President Trump? (A firing which was urged by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who then promptly appointed Robert Mueller to head the Trump/Russia investigation)
Comey has not disclosed his communications with Mueller nor has Mueller disclosed his communications with Comey. Hmmm…
Via True Pundit:
FBI: Comey Colluded with Mueller Hours After He Was Fired as FBI Director; Mueller Appointed Special Counsel Days Later
Former FBI boss James Comey talked with mentor and close friend Robert Mueller within hours after he was fired by President Trump, according to Bureau insiders with direct knowledge of the correspondences.
The first conversation between Mueller and his FBI protégé reportedly took place while Comey was traveling home from Los Angeles on a chartered Gulfstream Aerospace commissioned by the Justice Department, according to high-level FBI sources.
Incredibly, one week later, Mueller was appointed Special Counsel to take over Comey’s FBI Russia Trump investigation.
Neither Comey nor Mueller have publicly disclosed corresponding with each other between the eight days Comey was fired and Mueller was hired to run the Trump Russia investigation as Special Counsel.
Comey traveled on the FBI charter flight with a security detail which included five male FBI agents, sources said, in addition to a civilian flight crew. No one else was on the private flight which was chartered from a private corporation. The Justice Department did not own the twin-engine jet, sources said.
Comey was fired on May 9, 2017 while he was visiting the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
One week later on May 16, the first story of Comey’s secret memos about Trump surfaced in the New York Times, alleging the memos could prove President asked Comey to rig the Michael Flynn investigation. Those claims were recently debunked after Comey’s memos were made public this month.
Mere hours after the New York Times article, Mueller was appointed U.S. Special Counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 17, 2017.
…Let’s see Mr. Comey’s and Mr. Mueller’s phone records and email between the time Comey was fired and Mueller was hired. Include the otherwise obscure records from the in-flight phones on the chartered Gulfstream.
Certainly those closely-guarded records are not part of any well-scripted happy ending for the embattled FBI.
But who in power in D.C. has the guts to do anything about it? Perhaps that is the bigger question.
A fake dossier was constructed by anti-Trump operatives eventually linked to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Obama government officials, knowing the dossier was highly suspect, proceeded to leak it to high-placed media allies in order to initiate and further promote its anti-Trump agenda.
James Clapper, serving as Barack Obama’s National Intelligence Agency Director, appears to have clearly been among those involved.
Days earlier D.C. Whispers informed readers that Clapper’s name was about to become front and center in the ongoing investigation into the fake Trump Dossier as well as his part in coordinating the anti-Trump attack with other Obama-era officials including then-FBI Director James Comey.
It appears that time has now arrived:
Via The Federalist:
APRIL 27, 2018 By Sean Davis
A newly declassified report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections reveals that former intelligence chief James Clapper lied to Congress about information he shared with CNN on the infamous Steele dossier.
In one of the findings within the 253-page report, the House intelligence committee wrote that Clapper leaked details of a dossier briefing given to then-President-elect Donald Trump to CNN’s Jake Tapper, lied to Congress about the leak, and was rewarded with a CNN contract a few months later.
“Clapper flatly denied ‘discussing[ing] the dossier [compiled by Steele] or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists,’” the committee found.
When asked directly whether he had ever discussed the dossier with any journalists, Clapper replied that he had not, according to a transcript of the proceedings:
MR. ROONEY: Did you discuss the dossier or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists?
MR. CLAPPER: No.
The former DNI later changed his story after he was confronted specifically about his communications with Jake Tapper of CNN.
…Clapper, who previously lied to Congress about whether the U.S. government was electronically spying on millions of Americans, was subsequently hired by CNN just months after his leak. Although he eventually apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for lying to Congress about government mass surveillance of American citizens, he subsequently told MSNBC that the question to which he responded–“Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”–was a gotcha question similar to, “When did you stop beating your wife?”
James Comey never mentioned this meeting while testifying under oath to Congress. He never mentioned it in interviews to media, or in his book. In fact, the meeting that took place between himself and Barack Obama was so secret there was no official record of it having taken place at all.
The Daily Caller News Foundation and the watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday seeking records to determine the actual number of times and reasons former FBI Director James Comey met with then-President Barack Obama.
The request by the two organizations was filed because the former FBI director claimed he rarely met with Obama, and he was an independent and nonpartisan leader of the nation’s top law enforcement agency. The parties filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Comey’s impartiality about his relationship with Obama was sharply called into question by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary when its chairman, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, uncovered a private, undisclosed meeting Comey held with Obama on Jan. 5, 2017, two weeks before Trump’s inauguration.
…Comey has carefully parsed his words about his interactions with Obama. In his June 8, 2017, testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence he suggested his firsthand meetings with the Democratic president were rare. He claimed he only spoke with Obama twice, once in 2015 and another “to say goodbye in late 2016,” according to the former FBI director’s testimony.
“As FBI director, I interacted with President Obama. I spoke only twice in three years,” he said. “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,” Comey’s opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee read.
Grassley along with South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is a Judiciary subcommittee chairman, discovered through the National Archives that Obama met with Comey on Jan. 5, 2017, two weeks before Trump’s inauguration.
Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, recorded the meeting in an email around 12 p.m on Inauguration Day. She addressed the email to herself.
…In a Feb. 8, 2017, letter to Rice, Grassley and Graham wrote, “It strikes us as odd that, among your activities in the final moments on the final day of the Obama administration, you would feel the need to send yourself such an unusual email purporting to document a conversation involving President Obama and his interactions with the FBI regarding the Trump/Russia investigation.”
Biden and Yates joined Rice and Obama in the meeting.
By failing to inform the Congress about the Jan. 5 meeting, Comey may have deliberately misled Congress about his interactions with the former president.
…The FBI has not produced any records of Comey’s meetings, well beyond the 20-day deadline for FOIA responses. Both groups are asking the court to produce the records by a certain date and enjoin the FBI from “continuing to withhold any and all non-exempt records responsive to Plaintiffs’ FOIA requests.”
A longtime former D.C. staffer said this about the new information on the secret Comey-Obama meetings:
“The continued stalling within the FBI and DOJ to turn over Comey-Obama related docs has nothing to do with protecting James Comey. If need be he’s expendable. It’s all about protecting Barack Obama and his inner circle who are the ones pulling the strings on all of this. The plan is to delay-delay-delay until Trump is gone and the old order resumes. I recently had a media friend tell me something very interesting related to all of this. He said if they actually told the truth about what is really going on, how things really work in this country, there would be rioting in the streets. By lying to us 24/7 he thinks the media are performing a public service. How’s that line go? ‘You can’t handle the truth.’ He seems to think that’s pretty much true. We really don’t want the truth because we couldn’t handle it.”
Oh, my – the investigator is apparently about to be investigated and if whispers are true – Mr. Comey is only one of many to come…
…Two Capitol Hill sources independently confirmed to TPM that Fitzgerald was serving as a lawyer for Comey.
…Comey’s handling of the criminal probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, including his public pronouncements about the probe before the 2016 election, are among the matters currently under scrutiny in a wide-ranging investigation by the DOJ’s inspector general.
Fitzgerald currently works in private practice at the white-shoe firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. His first major victory was his prosecution of Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheik, for the first World Trade Center bombing, which he followed up by leading investigations into as al Qaeda figures including Osama bin Laden in the trials stemming from the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. As U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, he helped put behind bars former Illinois Govs. Rod Blagojevich (D) and George Ryan (R).
(It should be noted that both Blagojevich and Ryan became threats to Barack Obama’s then-entrance into national politics. Some have suggested the Obama Machine, with significant help from foreign agents, orchestrated what eventually became prison sentences for both men who were then used as examples for any others considering doing anything to damage Mr. Obama’s dramatic rise to political prominence.)
The anti-James Comey tide continues to rise both in and outside of Washington D.C. The “Comey memos” have further solidified President Trump’s long-standing assertions he did nothing wrong while also portraying Comey as a shockingly dishonest and calculating operative for the “Never Trump” movement.
Via The Hill:
We now have the FBI memorandums and emails drafted by James Comey to document his nine interactions with President Trump. House Republicans lobbied the Justice Department for access to the infamous musings and then promptly released them.
Having just read Comey’s ode to “ethical leadership,” “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” I pored over this document dump with the anticipation of investigative dot-connection. From a quarter-century in the FBI, I know the agency’s paperwork; bureaucracies are built on paper. The 15 pages of these seven memos seemed certain to provide the “smoking gun” that the polarized sides of our political divide were anticipating or dreading.
My immediate reaction? The memos are as disappointing as Geraldo Rivera’s two-hour live TV foray into Al Capone’s vault in 1986.
Beyond the gossip-worthy charge from Comey that Trump questioned the judgment of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Comey’s writing showcases a wonderful flair for the descriptive that reflects his never having been an FBI agent and his inexperience in preparing testimonial or corroboration documents for the bureau.
From their earliest days at the FBI Academy, special-agent trainees are instructed to draft documents that succinctly capture the relevant, salient portions of an interview: Stick to the facts; no suppositions or opinions allowed; only describe items or utterances that demand description; anything you put on paper will be subject to scrutiny from seasoned defense attorneys. As with many things, less is more.
Comey’s memos were written in novel-like form — almost as if they were being prepared with a tell-all book in mind.
Then, he queried his deputy director, chief-of-staff and senior counsel as to the appropriateness of his classification choices for these memos. The classifications were either “secret” or “confidential.” All contained the acronym “NOFORN,” indicating “no foreign nationals” should view them. There are numerous redactions in the released documents, with four of the seven containing classified information.
And that may prove to be Comey’s Waterloo.
…The book tour has further contributed to his diminution. He has appeared less noble and more petty, self-serving and vindictive with each passing interview.
The memos further highlight his misplaced notion that he is, “the last honest man in Washington.” He has become a caricature of that once carefully crafted image. He is now sullied beyond repair.
A longtime D.C. staffer lays out where the Trump vs Deep State war is at and where it is now likely headed:
“…Regarding the silly DNC lawsuit against everyone/everything 2016 Election-related under the sun. They’ve been keeping that in their back pocket for a while now. The fact they played that card shows how desperate they are. The narrative is slipping away from them. They need to keep the truth hidden regarding what they did and what they’ve been doing with our elections for a very long time.”
“…Trump remains vulnerable to attack but he’s built up some impressive defenses and is quick to react. Know this. He has proven to be one tough SOB. Most would have collapsed by now. Trump is an absolute beast. I don’t know how he’s managed to hold on this long and now has the strength to be fighting back so hard. Amazing.”
“…A big background player in all of this is Clapper. Look for his name to suddenly pop up with a lot more frequency in the coming days.”
“…Besides the Trump White House, there are three main camps in all of this: the Clinton machine, the Obama machine, and the Deep State which controls the media narrative. The Deep State appears to be siding with the Obama machine which is leaving the Clintons more exposed than they have ever been. The unknown is who the Trump White House goes after the hardest from here on out. For now, it looks like they are letting their enemies knife one another. Smart. I’ve never once said Hillary Clinton could face charges. Guess what? I’m saying it now. She could. It really is getting that intense. Some in the media know it. They’re doing everything they can to prevent anything like that from happening but if they have to choose they’ll choose Obama over the Clintons and the Clintons know it.”
“…This town is buzzing more than it has in a long time. This war has a whole lot of people looking over their shoulder waiting for a shoe to drop. That puts Trump’s own danger level at its highest level since he took the Oath. For the first time since this war started his enemies are truly scared. That makes them even more dangerous.”
James Comey has gone from supremely smug to increasingly concerned as the long list of alleged crimes he committed during his tenure as FBI Director continues to grow. Perhaps most notable are his repeated leaks of classified information in what was a clearly politically-motivated attempt to do harm to a then-newly elected president.
Watch the video below as Mr. Comey learned on live television of the legal noose tightening around his Deep State neck…
Comey’s team is said to be considering shortening/ canceling his book tour and limiting all future media appearances. His publisher apparently wants the tour to continue, likely thinking bad press is still good press when it comes to potential book sales. Speaking of which any help in that regard is needed as the book tour has been marked by small turnouts and overall interest by readers toward the Comey tell-all has been minimal.
He’s a liar, a self-promoting egotist, and a leaker of classified information. The fact he once headed the FBI is stunning given the more recent revelations of just how lacking in character and conviction he truly is.
Democrats & Republicans have finally found some common ground as they both agree that James Comey is a slimeball.
Via the Washington Times:
…He’s a windbag, a hack, a blowhard, a swaggering pretender, a churl and the hindquarters of a horse.
…With no reputation left, he lays out the ashes of it in his book, explaining how he consulted the polls to decide whether to reopen the inquiry into Hillary’s low sins and high misdemeanors:
“It’s entirely possible,” he writes, “that because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer [and] Donald Trump were ahead in all polls.”
This an astonishing admission of a man who was the nation’s chief law-enforcement officer. And we thought J. Edgar Hoover was a blight on the office. The U.S. Supreme Court always follows the election returns, in that hoary bit of prevailing political science, but this is a new one. The FBI follows not the election returns, but the Gallup Poll.
“It’s the exact opposite of how you would hope and expect someone refereeing a political criminal investigation to think,” observes Kyle Smith in National Review. “You want him to say, ‘damn the politics, I had to do what was right, and what was right was transparency. The people had a right to know what was going on. Criminal investigators don’t look at polling data.”
But of course they do. Mr. Comey’s tell-all book may be unique in the history of tell-all books because he’s telling all on himself. He has a lot to tell. He was doing what he thought was necessary to elect Hillary Clinton.
The Establishment Media sure has forgotten. Barack Obama went out on national television and effectively shut down any hope of a fair and honest investigation into Hillary Clinton. After then-President Obama give Mrs. Clinton a free pass, James Comey’s FBI acted to ensure the outcome followed the guidance/declaration of the president.
That’s far more “obstructive” than anything Donald Trump ever did. So why isn’t Robert Mueller investigating Barack Obama? The answer is quite simple. Both men are playing for the same Deep State team…
Branco has done it again…
They told Trump to fire Comey. They secured Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal on all matters Trump-related thus putting in power the very man who orchestrated the Comey firing and leaving Trump fully exposed to Deep State attack. Comey is quickly rewarded with a multi-million-dollar book/media package. (A smaller version of the same reward given to Barack Obama) Members of Congress circle the wagons to protect the Deep State from attack by the Trump White House. The Establishment Media initiates a 24/7 anti-Trump campaign that goes on for months and continues to this day with the goal of tilting the balance of power in Congress so that Trump can be impeached in 2019.
As former FBI Director James Comey rolls out his media-hyped anti-Trump book tour, Barack Obama’s former CIA Director James Brennan doubles down on previous threats directed toward toppling the President.
Your kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey. As the greatest Nation history has known, we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically deceived. https://t.co/eC6LATH2Gd
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) April 13, 2018
A “kakistocracy” is a government controlled by the very worst people. Mr. Brennan is coming right out and declaring the duly-elected President of the United States and the government that election represents is now collapsing.
Ladies and gentlemen – that’s a coup.
When you join Brennan’s most recent statements with others it becomes frightening how aggressive the Deep State War on Trump has become. Last month Brennan stated publicly that any politician who defends Donald Trump will face a “reckoning.”
To those who say Brennan is a man no longer in power and therefore should not be feared you are foolishly playing into the hands of the Deep State. Brennan no doubt remains linked to those within the Deep State who remain very much in power. Information does not have term limits and John Brennan and his Deep State cohorts live off of the information they possess/create/manipulate.
Brennan’s comments against the President are not empty threats – they are signals to proceed with the overthrow and to debilitate any and all who stand in the way of that effort – including all those who support Donald Trump.
A must-read report coming from The Hill regarding the ongoing firewall the Deep State has built around former FBI Director James Comey.
Comey now looms large over a burgeoning constitutional crisis that could soon overshadow Watergate at its worst. To deepen the crisis even further, it now appears some of Comey’s former FBI and Justice Department colleagues continue to protect him from accountability.
Three suspicious activities stand out, all intertwined: The so-called Comey Memos, Comey’s controversial testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and Comey’s book deal.
(note: the book deal was first reported by D.C. Whispers last year)
The day before Comey’s testimony, Fox News reported: “A source close to James Comey tells Fox News the former FBI director’s Senate testimony has been ‘closely coordinated’ with Robert Mueller…”. Comey may have violated the law in leaking his official FBI memos to the media, and it would be a scandal if Comey coordinated his Senate testimony with Mr. Mueller’s special counsel office.
That we have had to sue in federal court to discover the truth speaks volumes. The FBI has built a protective stonewall around Comey by refusing to release the Comey Memos and refusing to disclose records of communications between the FBI and Comey prior to and regarding Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intel Committee.
Since his forced departure from the FBI, Comey signed a book deal in August 2017, set for publication in April 2018, for which he reportedly received an advance in excess of $2 million. Given the fact that the FBI appears to be letting Comey get away with stealing and leaking official government documents and colluding with the special counsel to get Trump, even a trusting person must be suspicions about his book deal.
The FBI has fanned those suspicions by, you guessed it, adding a new layer to the protective stonewall around Comey. Again, Judicial Watch has been forced to sue a recalcitrant FBI for records, including but not limited to forms Comey was required to complete relating to prepublication review of the book by the FBI. Did Comey’s cronies give the fired FBI director a pass on this long-standing requirement? Is that why they are stonewalling the Judicial Watch FOIA?
Based upon Comey’s performance to date, this book likely will be an elaborate exercise in self-apotheosis. That’s why the American public deserves to know if Comey’s former colleagues — many of whom we now know aided in his exoneration of Hillary Clinton and have participated in the contrived investigation of Donald Trump – scrutinized his literary claims or simply green-lighted his every word.
There is no doubt that the deep state is in deep cover-up mode. The FBI, Justice Department and the special counsel all are stonewalling our requests for Comey documents. The more they stonewall, the deeper the suspicions grow about Comey’s complicity in the entire attempt to use the bogus Trump dossier to prevent the election of Donald Trump, and then use it to undermine his presidency once he was elected to office. In my experience in Washington, when people refuse to come clean, it is usually because they are hiding dirty laundry.
They are three of the biggest names in the FBI/Justice Department during the Obama era and they are all said to be included in the FISA memo that is said to outline “shattering” revelations of just how far government intelligence abuses were before, during, and after the 2016 Election, where high-ranking government officials attempted to place Hillary Clinton into the White House against the wishes of the American people.
Via the Daily Beast:
A controversial Republican memo alleging surveillance abuse specifically names FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein along with former FBI Director James Comey.
…A groundswell is building to release the memo—written by Devin Nunes, the California Republican and key Trump ally who chairs the House intelligence committee—which former FBI agents fear will damage public trust in the bureau. While Democrats say the memo deliberately misrepresents the procedures for obtaining a foreign-intelligence surveillance warrant, The Daily Beast has learned that Hill Republicans are gearing up to use an obscure parliamentary rule to release it.
…The memo is enormously controversial. Hill Democrats and former FBI officials say it’s a ploy to damage public confidence in the FBI and undermine Mueller’s investigation. Republicans, meanwhile, say the memo contains massively disturbing evidence of FBI wrongdoing.
…FBI officials asked to see Nunes’ memo, but a spokesperson told The Daily Beast on Sunday that their request was denied.
At this point, congressional sources on both sides of the aisle say they think the memo’s release is inevitable. Nunes holds the reins. Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are deferring to Nunes as to how to handle the memo, according to leadership aides.
The term troubling doesn’t do this justice. According to a report out today based on an FBI source related to those now-infamous 50,000+ missing FBI communications, top FBI officials were very unhappy with Trump’s 2016 Election victory and were contemplating doing anything to see his presidency terminated – including physical harm:
Via TRUE PUNDIT:
“This is much larger than just texts between two FBI agents.
”A high-ranking FBI official confirms a number of the missing 50,000 FBI text messages — as well as other text and email messages among FBI brass — reportedly discussed initiating physical harm to President Donald Trump.
The FBI official urged the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — which oversees the U.S. Secret Service — to launch an investigation of the Justice Department, the FBI and all text messages missing and otherwise that threatened the President.
“This is dangerous territory and all FBI text messages and personal phones should be examined,” the official said. “It would reveal some frightening conversations.”
Did FBI brass discuss the assassination of President Donald Trump? If not, what was the nature of the threats against the president from inside the alleged premiere law enforcement agency in the United States?
“(Director) Wray wants a lid on this,” the FBI official said. “Many know there was talk of harming Trump politically but there is a group here (in D.C. HQ) that understands it goes deeper. We need a special counsel or Homeland Security. Somebody has to clean this up outside of DOJ. It is unacceptable.
“This is much larger than just texts between two FBI agents.”
The FBI official called on President Trump to do what is necessary to weed out corruption in the FBI.