Comey Forced To Admit Hillary's FBI Testimony "Wasn't Under Oath Or Recorded"

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During testimony before Congress on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey stated that the FBI’s interview with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not under oath or recorded, but was careful to point out for all the paeons listening that it still would be a crime to lie to the FBI.

As Breitbart notes, Comey stated that he did not personally interview Clinton, and did not talk to all of the “five or six” who did interview Clinton.

He was then asked, “did she testify or talk to them under oath?” Comey answered, “No.” But added that “it’s still a crime to lie to us.”



When asked if there was a transcript of the interview, Comey stated that there wasn’t one because the interview wasn’t recorded, but there was an analysis of Clinton’s interview.

This seemed to sum it all up...

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froze25's picture

Does the anti-Christ have to be a man?

kliguy38's picture

Apparently not


The most outrageous lies that can be invented will find believers if a man only tells them with all his might. Mark Twain

jcaz's picture

Haven't spoken to all the agents involved?

You got something more important going on, Comey?

"I'm too stupid to be dishonest"-  gee, where have we heard THIS defense before?


MANvsMACHINE's picture

The only agent he spoke to was Agent 86.  Agent 99 won't even talk to him.

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) MANvsMACHINE Jul 7, 2016 2:44 PM

"it still would be a crime"

Yeah?  What's the point? So are all of the felonies that Hillary(!) committed.  Committing crimes do not count for some.  Isn't that right, Mr. Comey?

mtl4's picture

Still trying to figure out how to get "MABUS" from Hillary Clinton.......I know it's in there somewhere.

froze25's picture

Try her maiden name with her middle name.

Dental Floss Tycoon's picture

He is right it is still perjury if you lie to the FBI and usually the FBI does not like to record interviews.  They take notes instead.  If it comes to your memory or their notes the courts always side with the FBI.  

I would recommend that you always insist on recording any interview with the FBI, and also to have your attorney present. 

Dental Floss Tycoon's picture

"FBI agents always interview in pairs. One agent asks the questions, while the other writes up what is called a “form 302 report” based on his notes. The 302 report, which the interviewee does not normally see, becomes the official record of the exchange; any interviewee who contests its accuracy risks prosecution for lying to a federal official, a felony. And here is the key problem that throws the accuracy of all such statements and reports into doubt: FBI agents almost never electronically record their interrogations; to do so would be against written policy."

Rhetorical's picture

Had no idea, this policy is blatantly abusable. All State and local cops must record you at all times to cover their own and your (but mostly their own ass).

peddling-fiction's picture

Everything is recorded these days.

I am sure that would get you fired or suspended at the FBI.

The manure pile just grows.

Here2Go's picture

"Still trying to figure out how to get "MABUS" from Hillary Clinton.......I know it's in there somewhere."


It's an anagram~







CheapBastard's picture

Comey is even moar crooked then Hillery looks like. We don't expect honesty from criminals, but we do exepct honesty and a minimum of efficiency from Gubmint employees who we salaries to.


The entire FBI circus was a farce and Hillery needs to be officially questioned by an impartial party under oath.


Comey should resign effective immediately at the least and hopefully turn himself in to the local police and confess.

beemasters's picture

My suspicion has just been confirmed.

I'm sure I wasn't the only one to think they didn't interview Hillary. It was just to give the impression that they did. The length of lies they would go through....(sigh)

It reminds me of an episode of "House of Cards".

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

Same as the Wall Street speech transcripts - as long as they refuse disclosure people will think they actually happened.

Everything is semantics with these fuckers.


wiz's picture

Let me first say that I quite enjoy House of Cards, but sorry, they could not come anywhere near close to the level of lies and BS coming out of the real WH, Congress, FBI etc etc

J S Bach's picture

This has to be a joke.

"Not under oath or recorded?!"  And questioning a Clinton to boot?!

Kindergarteners would be more capable of running our country's investigative duties.

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) J S Bach Jul 7, 2016 4:39 PM

I doubt it has anything to do with qualifications or capabilities anymore...


All this reminds me of the movie 'TITANIC'...


The rich assholes were stuffing money into the pockets of the crew who would look the other way on the 'women & children first' idea when it came to loading the lifeboats.


Some chose to save themselves (& ultimately, will have to live with that collar for the rest of their lives).


You know, just yesterday I made a comment about the FBI now should be considered the Fluffers & Buttfuckees, of the Israel lobby... I got plenty of 'junks' for that (naturally, considering who trolls the internets these days).


But Comey?


Well, let's look at this little piece:


 Comments on Poland and the Holocaust

In April 2015, Comey spoke at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, arguing in favor of more Holocaust education.[48] After The Washington Post printed a version of his speech, Anne Applebaum wrote that his reference to "the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary" was inaccurately saying that Poles were as responsible for the Holocaust as Germans.[49] His speech was also criticized by Polish authorities and Stephen D. Mull, US Ambassador in Poland, was called to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[50]Applebaum wrote, "James Comey, the director of the FBI, in a speech that was reprinted in The Post arguing for more Holocaust education, demonstrated just how badly he needs it himself."[51]

U.S. Ambassador Mull issued an apology for Comey's remarks,[52] but when Comey was asked to apologize, he handwrote a letter expressing "regret:" "The Polish state bears no responsibility for the horrors imposed by the Nazis. I wish I had not used any other country names, because my point was a universal one about human nature."[53][54] When asked if he was apologizing, he said, "I don’t. Except I didn't say Poland was responsible for the Holocaust. In a way I wish very much that I hadn't mentioned any countries because it's distracted some folks from my point." According to formal agreements during the war, Hungary was officially allied with Nazi Germany, but Poland was not."


It's pretty damn clear to me that Comey has 'accidentally' gone off the range before, and was told in no uncertain terms how he needed to behave if he cherished his position.


Same as it ever was.


Anne Applebaum (no agenda there, move along)


Applebaum was born in Washington, D.C. Her parents are Harvey M. Applebaum, a partner in the Covington and Burling law firm, and Elizabeth (Bloom) Applebaum, of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Applebaum has stated that she was brought up in a "very reformed" Jewish family.[4] She graduated from the Sidwell Friends School (1982). She earned a BA (summa cum laude) at Yale University (1986), where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics she earned a master's degree in international relations (1987).[5] She studied at St Antony's College, Oxford before moving to Warsaw, Poland in 1988 as a correspondent for The Economist.[6]

Frito's picture

Meaning, basically it is not that it's illegal to lie to the FBI, it's illegal to disagree with what they said that you said. There's no way that could be abused at all, I'm sure.

froze25's picture

We didn't record the interview but we analysed it, right buddy, right...

jcaz's picture

You know, there have to be plenty of people within the FBI who weren't appointed to their jobs by Obama, who haven't worked with the Clintons for the past 20+ yrs, and who didn't cut a deal for themselves here-

Let's hear from them.  I suspect many within the FBI are losing their minds over this one right now.......

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) jcaz Jul 7, 2016 3:41 PM

I would have expected to hear the rumblings already.  I guess they know that if their name gets out that they will lose their jobs and then be offed by the Clinoton machine.

wet_nurse's picture

If the chat wasn't documented how do you prove she lied?

True Blue's picture

"it still would be a crime"

Really? With no recording, no court reporter creating a transcript and therefore no evidence? Is that how the Fucking Brainless Imbeciles carry out a criminal investigation, is that how you follow the rules of evidenciary procedure?

I expect that every defense lawyer in the US paid close attention; good luck getting another conviction ever based on FBI testimony. You may as well just fold up your whole corrupt operation right now; your credibility is gone.

Dental Floss Tycoon's picture

You don't need credibility when you are above the law.




beemasters's picture

Let's face it, they spent three and a half hour discussing what to tell the public. There was no interview.

BennyBoy's picture

There was only a pretend investigation where she pretended to tell the truth  lied.

wildbad's picture

good, cuz i think he's a dishonest idiot

11b40's picture

: "They may conclude I'm an idiot...but what I hope they will not conclude is that I am a dishonest person."

Those 2 things are not mutually exclusive, but Comey is not an idiot.  He is, however, dishonest, and he treats us like we are idiots.....and in general, he is right.  The American public is a great example idiots run amuck.  Slovenly, ignorant, irresponsible pigs being lead to slaughter.  Shameful examples of wasted potential, as we let charlatans, weirdos, dual-citizen traitors, and psychos direct our lives, and piss away this countries greatness, as they destroy our children's futures.

But he is a strange duck.  I wrote in another thread yesterday that he may have pulled a fast on on the administration.  My theory is that he got the word some time ago that there was NOT to be an indictment.  Comey has a political position, but he also has a 10 year gig as FBI Director.  He will be in that job when the new President arrives, and stay in it for all of their first term.  I think he was OK with the "fix"...until Lowretta and Bill met on the tarmac.  When that incident blew up, they basically threw Comey under the bus when Lowretta said that she would abide by the FBI's recommendations, but still did not recuse herself.

He was in a box.  If he said she should be indicted, Lowretta could override him & clear Clinton.  If Clinton then became President, it would make for a very awkward relationship with the FBI during her term.

If he said she should not be indicted, all the pressure went to him, which we now see.

However, by coming out in that press conference like he did, he essentially said Clinton was guilty as hell, BUT the final decision rests with Lowretta since she failed to recuse herself.  What he did was to give the Republican opposition a ton of ammo to work with all fall leading into the election.  Was this deliberate on his part?  He is a Republican himself., after all.  Clinton was already underwater in the "trust" department, and this really should sink her chances if Trump can stay focused on the important issues and get his overblown ego out of the way.

jcaz's picture

Agreed on your points.   Comey IS a strange duck-  his education is unconventional for someone that seeks public service, and his brief foray into the hedge fund world was a dud-  we ate him up in the real world.

Comey is book-sharp, but baffled by the real world.  He may realize how much Lynch has shat upon him here.  Mostly, I think he's trying to position himself for what he feels is the next administration-  he's a careerist;

Unfortunately, he's not an FBI man.

beemasters's picture

If it was a real interview, Hillary would have insisted to have it recorded to protect herself.
Understanding this was a high profiled case, the FBI too would have made sure it was recorded in case of public outcry. Again, of course if this was a REAL interview.

I would demand for a re-interview.

Antiborge's picture

I have heard a couple mark Twain quotes now. Starting to believe there is wisdom there. And it is hard to sell me on quotes.

nuubee's picture

Twain is probably the wisest American who ever lived.

wildbad's picture

..and yogi berra.  and jefferson of course.

xtop23's picture

Jefferson. He's the benchmark.

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) xtop23 Jul 7, 2016 3:19 PM

Billy Ray Valentine... Capricorn (or George Carlin, take your pick)

cowdiddly's picture

Will Rodgers. Just be thankful your not getting all the government your paying for

bob_bichen's picture
bob_bichen (not verified) Antiborge Jul 7, 2016 2:48 PM

"No matter how cynical you get,

it's impossible to keep up."

––Lily Tomlin



11b40's picture

Let's not leave out Will Rogers:

  • "Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they'd be Republicans."
  • If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics" WA # 31, July 15, 1923
  • "Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with nowadays." DT #1538, June 28, 1931
  • "Politics pretty quiet over the week-end. Democrats are attacking and the Republicans are defending. All the Democrats have to do is promise "what they would do if they got in." But the Republicans have to promise "what they would do" and then explain why they haven't already "done it."
  • "This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation."DT #1948, Nov. 1, 1932
  • "The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal. They have to live off each other, while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats."
  • "There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the entire government working for you."
  • "A Republican moves slowly. They are what we call conservatives. A conservative is a man who has plenty of money and doesn't see any reason why he shouldn't always have plenty of money. A Democrat is a fellow who never had any, but doesn't see any reason why he shouldn't have some."

Will Rogers was among our greatest political wits, laying the groundwork for many of the humorists who came after him....And there are a lot more from him here:


samsara's picture

If you want to really see his brilliance,  read the story that was not published until after his death.  (the Church tried to have it banned)

The Mysterious Stranger


"Strange, indeed, that you should not have suspected that your universe and its contents were only dreams, visions, fiction! Strange, because they are so frankly and hysterically insane -- like all dreams: a God who could make good children as easily as bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave his angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice and invented hell -- mouths mercy and invented hell -- mouths Golden Rules, and forgiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites this poor, abused slave to worship him!..."

Rehab Willie's picture

I always liked Nostradamus' prophecy about the Black Pope (Obama) coming before the Anti-Christ.

froze25's picture

You would think that to be the anti-Christ one would have to be a woman, since it would be the opposite. Whether Obama is the black pope or not I am not sure but the current pope is certainly not like any other the world has seen before. Trump 2016

Dental Floss Tycoon's picture

My favorite Twain quote: 

"When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not; but my faculties are decaying, now, & soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the latter."

Or as Shakespeare said: "remember with advantages"



Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) Whalley World Jul 7, 2016 3:20 PM

That makes sense, because we had Aunt Jemimah taking bribes from Bubba just a week ago.

Da Nut Job's picture
They say the Devil wears Prada...
E.F. Mutton's picture

Slightly more acceptable than "The Dog Ate It"

But not by much.