Trump Is Keeping FBI Director Comey

Tyler Durden's picture

The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, told his top agents from around the country that he had been asked by President Trump to stay on the job running the federal government’s top law enforcement agency, The New York Times reports, according to people familiar with the matter.

The political fallout from this decision will make the news cycle buzz today, since Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media, and many Democrats blame Mr. Comey for her defeat, and it is not clear whether she would have kept him on had she won.

but a decision to retain Mr. Comey would spare the president another potentially bruising confirmation battle. As The New York Times adds, it also would keep Mr. Comey at the center of the F.B.I.’s investigation into several Trump associates and their potential ties with the Russian government.

Retaining Mr. Comey could also help calm the bureau’s work force, which has been rattled after a tumultuous few months in which the F.B.I. and the director himself were sharply criticized for moves that many felt influenced the outcome of the presidential election.

 

During the campaign, Mr. Trump harshly criticized the F.B.I. and Justice Department for not bringing criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in connection with her use of a personal email server. After Mr. Trump was elected in November, he said in a nationally televised interview that he had not made up his mind about whether he would ask Mr. Comey to resign.

 

When Mr. Comey and the president-elect met in Trump Tower for the first time earlier this month for an intelligence briefing, Mr. Trump told the F.B.I. director that he hoped he would remain in his position, according to people briefed on the matter. And Mr. Trump’s aides have made it clear to Mr. Comey that the president does not plan to ask him to leave, these people said.

 

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Those who described the plans for the F.B.I. director spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing confidential conversations between Mr. Trump, his aides and Mr. Comey.

We await confirmation - or denial - from The White House. Representatives for the F.B.I. and White House declined to comment.

Mr. Comey will have to manage an increasingly difficult relationship with Mr. Trump and his White House, as the F.B.I. is leading an investigation into ties between Mr. Trump’s associates — including his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort — and the Russian government. As part of that inquiry, agents have examined intercepted communications and financial transactions. Mr. Comey has repeatedly declined to discuss the investigation with members of Congress.

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bh2's picture

This is a mistake. And a lost opportunity to clean the slate.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Comey......there's a little story behind that.....this is me shutting the hell up.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Mrs Cog says..."I made him an offer he couldn't refuse."

Too funny. She even did the voice. :-)

wildbad's picture

yeah..there's a horses head lying around somewhere. he aint no bandleader

NoDebt's picture

Yeah, I'm thinking this is a mistake like many here.  

This decision just to avoid having to get a new guy get through the confirmation process??  Who fucking cares?  They're all going to get approved.  The Ds can't stop them.  The Rs won't stop them.  Hell, they got Tillerson through, why not a fresh face at the FBI?

I'll be honest, I don't think I understand Comey, quite frankly.  And when I don't understand something, I get rid of it.  Keeping it around is going to bite him in the ass later, somehow.

 

 

Ghost of Porky's picture

Comey's got the Pizza Pics.

 

Job security, baby.

LickItUp's picture

Trump doesn't need the extra headache of yet another key post to push through for Senate approval, at least not right now. After he clears the 100-day mark and things start to settle into a less chaotic routine, he can address the problem at that time. There's a boatload of much more important big picture items that need a lot of careful attention right now.

turnoffthewater's picture

+100 Let Cumy keep thinking about it. Then lower the gauntlet.

El Oregonian's picture

Comey is the "Amalekite"that king Saul let survive. The story is in 2 Samuel 1:8-10.... A good lesson to be learned by all. 

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) El Oregonian Jan 24, 2017 7:12 PM

Jews steal the land, slaughter the inhabitants, and have their "scribes" justify it after the fact. Same stuff, different century.

 

musimann's picture

The old testament is a Jew creation and therefor entirely untrustworthy. It is a good testament to why Jesus called it the Synagogue of Satan. It contains falsehood, exaggerations, a lot of fake news. Very little of it can be verified by the historical records. The Amalekite story that justifies Jewish destruction of races and cultures. This is the sickness that drives Zionist to kill arabs today. The opposite of what Jesus taught.

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves." Matthew 23:15

proselyte = convert

So you see how the Khazars were made proselyte? "twofold more the child of hell than yourselves."

jcaz's picture

He's Trump's guy-  for now.

Give it 100 days and we'll see how much of the old regime sticks.

For now,  Comey is owned by Trump.

Oliver Klozoff's picture

As he was before the election.

I'm sure internal FBI polling saw the Trump landslide coming. Comey cut a deal to not prosecute hrc, at least till after the election. obumma couldn't pardon what hadn't been charged.

Crash Overide's picture

@xythras STFU, GTFO spammer.

Gazooks's picture

Comey's been getting a pass for 30+ years by 'playing ball'.

 

Now we see the real Donald emerge:

'Let's have another rousing-round of applause for those fan-fucking-tastic Clintons. She's a sweetie, isn't she folks..I see you too, Billy, my man.' 

 

National Treasures, ..bitchez.

musimann's picture

Another Pontius Pilate maybe.

wildbad's picture

i don't know whether this is a mistake or not. i'm trusting that trump has both the goods on Comey and has some behind the scenes knowledge that we simply do not posess.

most here, and myself in large part, have formed their picture of comey as a Clinton lackey and underling who refused to do what was plainly his job: putting the clintons et. al. behind bars.

as much as I would have liked to see that, it is clear that there is a deeper game being played here and we can't tell what comey's role is yet.

he is getting the heat for losing the election for Killary, he is getting heat from the likes of us.

we need to remember that there is still the possibility for comey to act as well as for Sessions to act and the joker is that the NYPD can do whatever they want irrespective of Trumps choices.

i remain glued

Nunya Bidness Gogl's picture

Don't forget, FBI investigates, but it is up to the AG to file charges (or not). No charges were going to be filed against Clinton until Trump appointed a new AG. If any are ever filed. Remember what FBI Anon posted on 4chan a while back. Pizzagate is huge, maybe nothing will ever come of it, because so many in government would be implicated. Or maybe they are waiting for the right time / Trump AG to be appointed?

Then there are the theories of internecene struggle between FBI "Elliot Ness" patriot types and CIA (((globalist))) traitors. Personally I have very little faith in anyone in the feral .gov any more, but oh what a refreshing surprise it would be if that theory turned out to be true after all. I'd be happy (overjoyed, in fact) to be wrong.

OTOH, these are the same people who killed all the Branch Dividians, including women and children, people at Ruby Ridge, etc. and so at the end of the day I just don't know what to think. But the suspense is killing me. Pass the popcorn.

bh2's picture

Comey's the guy who kept Martin Armstrong in jail for over 7 years on phony contempt of court charges, which suspended Armstrong's request for an early jury trial. He finally had to agree to plead to one minor count just to get freed as a hostage.

Armstrong's total time incarcerated was longer than the sentence he would have drawn even if found guilty by a jury. The charges against him were for allegedly having conducted business operations in Japan, and legal there, which would have been a violation of  securities laws IF he had conducted them in the US.

After two vivid examples showing how twisted this man's "legal mind" really is, Comey should be a questionmark when it comes to honest pursuit of criminal wrongdoing.

It is shocking that Trump has kept him on, unless he plans to delay his replacement simply to get other players confirmed and engaged in carrying out policy awaiting action.

Fredo Corleone's picture

Comey remains for now; once the confirmation dust settles, then, perhaps, focus on the FBI director position. There is no hurry. Reviewing Comey's status was likely never part of the "100-Day Action Plan."

"There are many things my father taught me, here in this room. He taught me, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

Thought Processor's picture

 

 

I'm guessing Comey knows where a whole lotta skeletons are.  Trump should allow him to dig with abandon.  

 

Please let the FBI do the job they are supposed to be doing.  Prosecute those that are found to have broken the law.  

 

No one is above the law.  If they fail to prosecute due to political pressure / blackmail then it only serves as evidence of widespread corruption (as it has).

 

The real issue is that the people of the U.S. simply do not trust their government.  Because people in DC are literally getting away with murder.  And it's been going on for decades.  

 

It Trump really wants to clean things up- begin with the FBI enforcing the law.

wren's picture

Or he has all the dirt on everyone else including Hillary, Sorros, and Obama. He may not want to interrupt those investigations if they are going well...

CJgipper's picture

results....  by Monday..... or else.....

 

That's the ONLY way he'd hang around on my watch.

wildbad's picture

hey professor, i just gotta agree with you

Thought Processor's picture

 

 

If this is real it's huge.  Putting RFK Jr. in the head position was a giant move.  There are a lot of issues with vaccines that need to be addressed.  Putting aside the conspiracy theories for a moment, the primary issues are:

 

1)  Vaccine usage has increased many fold since it was introduced as a nationwide program.  While individual vaccines are tested extensively the various combinations put together into the human body at increasingly closer schedules and lasting compounding effects on each other have not been studied scientifically in any depth worth noting.  Our children have become the test subjects.  

 

2)  Some vaccines, especially live vaccines may have unintended effects given that individual human immune systems are all a little different, and some more developed than others (age is not always a good determining factor).  Some of these vaccines cause a fever (sometimes high, and prolonged) and or a moderate to high immune reaction after being administered.  Here's the problem: if the child has a cold, or is fighting a virus, or has something else going on that is already taxing their immune system then the effects of adding a vaccine to the mix at the same time can be devestating, as it simply overwhelms their immune system.  Not nearly enough attention is paid to this one key aspect of vaccine applications. 

 

3)  Lastly- a little known fact is that a certain small percentage of vaccines are contaminated.  This is not something that the industry likes to admit.  Contaminated vaccines can cause huge unforseen problems to anyones immune system, let alone a developing infant.

 

The above could all individually, potentially be part of the cause of autism in infants (essentially a brain injury, post birth) though this is a highly complex issue that must take into account a growing amount of 'unknown' variables.  Much is unknown though is not being studied in the depth that it should.  

 

And don't even get me started on vaccines that are manufactured offshore.

 

There are reasons why the vaccine companies mandated that their vaccines be beyond the law (you can't sue vaccine companies for any vaccine related problems).  Some of the primary reasons are listed above.  All of this has been know for a long time.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

It would appear (as per George Webb) that they are testing vaccines on kids in Haiti, and if they die, they say they died of cholera.

And if people get medical complications from GMOs or pesticides, or anything like that, you say it was the dreaded 'Zika virus'.

And if a well in Liberia is tainted with formaldehyde, and people start getting real sick, you say 'They've got the Ebola over in Liberia!"

 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

"Evidence could build for the Zika virus link, but scientists are insisting that the insecticide pyriproxyfen should also be explored as a possible cause.

In February we reported that doctors in Brazil and Argentina sounded the alarm over pyriproxyfen, which is used for mosquito control by targeting the larval stage. This chemical was sprayed in the areas most affected by microcephaly, but more significantly, was added to drinking water in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco."

"Pyriproxyfen acts as a larvicide by interfering with the development of mosquito larvae. It may unintentionally do the same in humans. Its structure mimics the role of juvenile hormone, which has been shown to correspond in mammals to a number of molecules including retinoic acid, a metabolite of vitamin A, with which it has cross-reactivity. The application of retinoic acid during development has been shown to cause microcephaly"

"Pyriproxyfen had never been applied to drinking water on such a scale as it was in Brazil, which began the application in 2014–just before the outbreak of microcephaly. Combined with the fact that other countries with Zika outbreaks are not seeing cases of microcephaly beyond the normal rates of co-occurrence, there is certainly cause for suspicion."
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/new-study-zika-microcephaly/#0XmAGhKbm9...
tip e. canoe's picture

+1000   this line of questioning should be repeated over and over again.

calling this "ANTI-VAX" and getting everyone into an heated emotional debate about vaccination in theory is an attempt to avoid these questions about how vaccinations are actually being practiced.

Mr. Universe's picture

FAKE NEWS ALERT

Here is a skeleton:

FBI raids cdc early this morning to get secret vaccine files

http://drwilliammount.blogspot.com/2017/01/fbi-raids-cdc-hq-in-artlanta.html?m=1

It's pretty easy to spot this lame attempt at selling a $100 and ounce "cure" for Autism. Heinous, these people should be gagged and bound and then thrown to a group of Mothers of Autistic children to "vaccinate" them properly.

Overflow-admin's picture

If it's not in the fake news, maybe it should be in the news?

"Professional entertainer" Donald Trump suggested during a nationally televised Republican debate that vaccines cause autism, a theory that has been massively discredited.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi-Y_N6qDPs

Yeah, well the "Professional entertainer" is not kidding. Turns out he's most likely right, given the blackout of fake news.

JRev's picture

What about the history of the FBI leads you to believe that their job is "supposed to be" anything but a blackmail/racketeering service? Serious question. I know what you "think" the FBI should be doing, but that's never what they've actually done.

If anything, I'd say it's the other way 'round. That Comey's the one with the dirt and has leveraged it to remain in his current position. This will be The Donald's biggest issue going forward, as while I think he's a well-meaning cat, he's in tight with quite a few CIA drug/arms runners (Icahn, Khashoggi) as well as some CIA-affiliated mobsters. He owes his real estate career to Louis and Craig Lesser, after all (Meyer Lansky's butt-boys.)

Leverage is a bitch sometimes.

musimann's picture

Won't happen while being led by the unenforcer.

SoDamnMad's picture

Where is Eric Braverman?  Pull him out of the safe house now and keep him in Trump Tower while he spills the beans.

Mr. Universe's picture

And he has a new job on the left coast with Alphabet's owners. He even has been officially found by other "news" organizations as well.

Call me a skeptic, but there are no current pictures of the dude, only file photos. Tweets are proof someone has his cell phone, not necessarily him.

With all the speculation that he is missing you would think he would make a real appearance, not smoke and mirrors.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Big mistake. Optics are bad for Comey meddling in hildabeasts loss, and conflicts of interest over their investigations. Moreover, he is clearly a traitor.

ThanksChump's picture

Why is Comey a traitor?

 

He outlined a perfect, open/shut, case against Clinton that would make her face 99,000 years in prison, plus $8.5 billion in fines, told us she's guilty as hell, but that Loretta Lynch refused to prosecute. That's all the FBI can do.

 

That's just about perfect in my opinion.

 

Maybe you skipped Civics 101 and don't understand the different roles of the FBI and the DoJ. Wikipedia can sort that for you.

Chia-Pet's picture

He was pinned down by a monkey foot on the neck. His hands were tied. When he knew Trump would win, because they know things, he popped the cork in Nov.

CJgipper's picture

It's not about optics.  It's about being trustworthy and whether he will come back to bite you in the butt or not.

c0nan's picture

and now we know who Trump really serves.

XqWretch's picture

Swamp draining isnt going so well

BennyBoy's picture

 

Comey's only one clog in the drain.

FX223's picture

Possibly he has ace up his sleeve...maybe pizzagate.

FreeShitter's picture

Never was intended to go well....meet the new boss same as the ones post JFK.

StackShinyStuff's picture

Lock her up! Lock her up!

JailBank's picture

This is a mistake, unless Trump has the dirt.