Comey Admits Under Oath That Obstructions To Investigations "Never Happened"

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As we detailed earlier, next week's James Comey hearing is certainly setting up as a 'grab yr popcorn' moment with Democrats lining up for their 5 minutes of fame to ask the question that 'proves' Trump deserves impeachment. However, it appears there is no need for the hearing as Mr. Comey already confirmed - under oath - that "he has not been pressured to close an investigation for political purposes."

Testifying under oath in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3rd, Comey states that he has not been pressured to close an investigation for political purposes, "not in my experience."

COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something like that -- without an appropriate purpose.

 

I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don't see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I'm talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal.

 

It's not happened in my experience.

Caught on tape?

Some have pointed out that Comey is responding specifically to a question whether someone at the Department of Justice or the Attorney General had ever asked him to halt an investigation.

That is true, however, his response is not specific. His response is general...

" it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something like that -- without an appropriate purpose... I'm talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal... It's not happened in my experience."

It seems like ANY "pressure" to stop an investigation is a "big deal" and that's "not happened."

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neidermeyer's picture

Epstein worked for the CIA to compromise politicians and others they could use.

barndoor's picture

Manthong - "Impeach Rep. Al Green for obstruction of truth."

You do know that "obstruction of truth" is not a criminal offence?

Just take a couple of seconds and google this stuff before you write it - you'll seem WAY smarter.

jeff montanye's picture

well, for that matter members of congress are not impeached either.  and to be impeached, as a president, it really only takes a majority of the house of representatives.  the high crimes and misdemeanors is in the constitution but the judiciary cannot review either impeachment or conviction which applies only to civil officers of the u.s. government, i.e. the executive and the judiciary.

here are a couple more articles on the seth rich case which use some of the wheeler assertions, since challenged by the family, but include other material as well:

http://altereddimensions.net/2016/dnc-staffer-seth-rich-assassinated-for...

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/16/arkancide-seth-rich-was-murd...

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/17/murdered-dnc-staffer-seth-ri...

still haven't found anything about the death of one of the responding d.c. officers.  anyone?

LyLo's picture

I think the arkanacide was more in reference to Seth Rich, and the responding officer bit was in reference to one of the responding officers being the husband of one of the higher ups at the DNC.  The arkanacide was likely carried out by that officer.

land_of_the_few's picture

He vill sink like eine Kanary. For him ze war iz över. Ze leetle Greeny has gone too far zis time.

PrayingMantis's picture

 

   ... >>> "Comey Admits Under Oath That Obstructions To Investigations "Never Happened"" ...

... train of thought in Comey's mind: ... "... except for those obstructions to investigations I personally did for my "good-buddy-'ol-pals" ...the Klinton Krime Kartel, HSBC & others which I could only talk about in closed-door sessions ... "

 >>> http://www.arkancide.com/
>>> http://www.investopedia.com/stock-analysis/2013/investing-news-for-jan-29-hsbcs-money-laundering-scandal-hbc-scbff-ing-cs-rbs0129.aspx

 

goober's picture

Indeed, and it has all gotten much more egregious and obvious. But that is likely a good thing, because that is how things can be changed as many more people wake up and see the many illusions we all live under here in USA today ! I do not see all of it as a negative, just the lies and distortions to try and keep it all going that we are seeing daily. This report about Comey is a good example of the many false paradigms created for the masses to suck up. The left and deep state simply keep creating more false narratives and all fall apart becasue they are false ? So it does show PRAVDA/MSM, the prppaganda arm of the poplitburo,  to be failing and that is a very good thing. Get a rope !

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/cogdis-and-normalcy-bias.html

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Jim,

As I've stated over & over again ad nauseam we're

Tyrannically Lawless.

Comey's a Criminal accessory.

Much satisfaction knowing that Comey probably won't sleep tonight or ever again for that matter.

Not long now before the Clinton "Wet Work" Minions get to him.

Honerable mention "Wet Work" Susan Rice. As Comey can no longer protect her much less himself.

Comey,

Where's Anthony's Lap Tap?
What was in it James?

McCabe,

Why aren't you investigating the Awan brothers?

Where are the Awan brothers Andrew?

Andrew, Why aren't you investigating Criminal at large Debbie Wasserman Shultz & the IT Awan brothers working for her?

Why?

Because your a Criminal Accessory too.

Absolute, complete, open in your Face Criminal

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

NoDebt's picture

People can believe a story of corruption.  But if they are literally MONSTERS, most people simply reject it.  Their brains won't accept it.

Those people are monsters.

jeff montanye's picture

that was the genius of 9-11.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Comey Admits Under Oath That Obstructions To Investigations "Never Happened"

My response: Nothing is hidden that will not be eventually found and disclosed. CLINTON's days as a free DESPOT with a REPROBATE MIND are NOW numbered. 

Chupacabra-322 --- i agree completely!!!!!

We are indeed in a time of "Tyrannical Lawlessness"

Of course, the seed for "Tyrannical Lawless" is the DOCTRINE of HUMAN DEPRAVITY. When MAN is unrestrained, MAN (and WOMAN) can do wicked, evil things because the HUMAN HEART is deceitful above all else and desperately wicked. This is the main reason that CIVIL GOVERNMENT exists in the first place is to restrain "Tyrannically Lawless". But when the governmental leaders are lost and immoral, all HELL breaks LOOSE. We are witnessing this in Washington DC today. (CLINTON, OBAMA, PIZZAGATE, FBI, NSA, etc..)

Without the RULE OF LAW, "Tyrannically Lawlessness" becomes the NORM. 

President TRUMP is America's Nineveh moment. If America fails to capitalize on the MERCY of GOD and correct the injustice under President TRUMP, it will be lights out permanently with NO PAROLE.

To quote Thomas Jefferson one more time:

"I tremble for my NATION when I know that GOD is JUST and His JUSTICE cannot SLEEP FOREVER." AMEN.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ GUS,

I absolutely Concur with your spot on feeling &analysis.

Personally, we, & the entire World / Human Race for that matter is at or very fast approaching an pinnacle or explosive situation of some sort.

The more I see, the less I think that things will correct themselves. At this point I think that some form of upheaval is more likely than not. My goal through this is to keep the family safe and see where things come down.

Because what I think we are seeing is a Tyrannical Lawless Criminal corrupt Corp. UNITED STATES / state in it's death throws. The overwhelming debt, the debased currency, the political corruption, the loss of a free press, and the stupidification of the general populace is just too much for the system to bear.

Eventually reality needs to prevail... doesn't it?

Outside of a Sampson Option moment, mankind will continue.

Wherther God or Mankind for those Atheists out there are willing to defeat the out right Pure Evil Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicate still begs to question.

detached.amusement's picture

its still funny, those that know the juice are a problem still pray and feed the juice-beast some call god but is really the yhvh thoughtform-egregore-juice protectorate.

 

or maybe just sad

Amused2Death's picture

The question is whether someone within the Department of Justice asked him to stop an investigation for policitcal reason.  Totally different than the President asking you to "let it go"

jeff montanye's picture

but his answer was not so specific; it seemed to include all potential obstructions.

Bigly's picture

I have stopped asking.

Short answer: there is no longer rule of law equally applied.  Period.

meta-trader's picture

She was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet... http://bit.ly/2jdTzrM

Bobrsta's picture

Because we the people are fucking cowards

X- x3's picture

Facts or Fiction, that is the question.  >>>>

According to David Zublick, ex-FBI Comey likes to dress-up boys in Howdy Doody attire and have sex with them!!!

I'm not joking.

>>>>

BREAKING: Trump Fired Comey Over PizzaGate Cover-Up Published on May 15, 2017

FBI agents say the bureau was alarmed over Director James Comey deciding not to suggest that the Justice Department prosecute Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information. President Donald Trump fired Comey for disloyalty and for failure to fully investigate the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Well now, we may know why. Comey may be involved in the PizzaGate pedophile sex trafficking scandal. David Zublick unseals the truth in this special report!

Howdy Doody

X-

Croesus's picture

Does this Zublick character have legit info, or is it the usual "my anonymous secret insider sources" crap?

X- x3's picture

As I wrote Croesus "Facts or Fiction, that is the question.  >>>>....." , I don't know.

However, I do know that in many cases, as the saying goes "reality beats fiction" almost always applies to what the Deep State does covertly.

"You can't make this shit up".......

Regardless, Comey as we know is most definitely tainted goods & in sold of the Deep State.

Wouldn't surprise me if it's true.

Cheers  X-

Bigly's picture

Dudes, this is how they control their puppets!!!! This does not have to be true, but if they have good photoshopped goods on him and can create a fake trail, it is as good as true if he cannot prove it is false.

Capiche?

Btw, i hate comey, but i despise the deep state more...

jeff montanye's picture

imo that is one hell of a fine distinction.

but you give me courage to make another:  as you imply, evidence of "something" on a computer, sent from one, really any physical evidence at all, is only as good as the skills and loyalty to the law of the technical person examining it.  so how are we to really know?

but behavior, that is more telling and can be evaluated by the peanut gallery fairly well.

so to reiterate:  the refusal of the fbi to investigate the circumstantially related murder of seth rich, while supposedly running to ground the "russian hacking" of the dnc emails, is like the dog that didn't bark in conan doyle's silver blaze: the sign of an inside job.  supposedly the d.c. police chalked it up to robbery even though the robbers didn't steal anything and took the time to beat seth rich badly before shooting him in the back, or perhaps it was after shooting him in the back.  either way, not likely if you're robbing someone.  looks more like revenge and a warning to others to me, and this is the bitch for the deep state, to most people as well, once they really look into it.

making robert mueller special prosecutor raises the visibility of this case, overlooked in the heat of electoral battle last year, such that a fair number of sheeple may lose some eye wool over it.  

and i await with popcorn and a beer the testimony of the dnc and the fbi regarding the servers: whether he (fbi) never asked to look closely at them or he very much did ask but she (dnc) "rebuffed" him and he had to turn away before she caught sight of the wounded pride in his eyes.  

this could be so, so good.

JSBach1's picture

It seems good ol' Jimmy "didn't get the memo" on his briefing...

J J Pettigrew's picture

The Dems and the Media....

ITS TWO AGAINST ONE........ dig in.

Time to figure out a way to tame the media......they run on money.  Call your cable guy and ask to drop CNN and MSNBC......

GreatUncle's picture

No Debt, I have yet to figure out how they intend to hide all that got revealed over the last few years.

All the P2P corruption ... then regime change policies ... hell you do not even need to be a citizen of a country to vote there.

So much shit and it is all still there.

TimmyB's picture

Looks as though some people don't fully understand how the passage of time or being pressured works.  

On May 3, Comey says he was never pressured.

Time passes

On May 9, Comey is fired.

Story comes out Comey was asked by Trump to stop Flynn investigation.

Logically, all of these can be true under two different circumstances.

1) Comey was asked to stop Flynn investigation either before or after May 3, but he didn't feel pressure to stop it.

2) Comey was asked after May 3 to stop the Flynn investigation, and he felt pressure to do so.  

Under either of those circumstances, everything we have been told is true.  

Ghost of Porky's picture

Why is that woman being allowed to speak? Where is her husband?

Grumbleduke's picture

lost it, too drunk to spew hate.

Is there a delete feature on ZH. I really don't want to read my comments from 2 years ago. Could be embarsssing.

MFL5591's picture

The shithole they call a media lies everyday.  Fuck you CNN; MSNBC; NBC; all the sewage networks.  Bezo eat shit , buy nothing from Amazon.

neidermeyer's picture

And lube it with something alcohol based...

BullyBearish's picture

how can you tell if comey's lying?

steveo77's picture

when he says I won't Comey in your mouth

101 years and counting's picture

who cares?  its from 15 days ago.  it seems like a desparate attempt to ramp stocks....until the next drop.  lol.  stock bulls are so fucking gullible.

ACP's picture

@Bill of Rights

Yes, and FUCK the Republicans too, for being a bunch of spineless cocksuckers.

billwilson2's picture

Bullshit.

Never mentioned the president...

http://news.forexlive.com/!/comey-story-doing-the-rounds-isnt-all-it-seems-20170518

drendebe10's picture

Progressive liberal democraps are the meanest nastiest hypocrite disrespectful intolerant divisive turds on the face of the earth Fukemall

sgt_doom's picture

 

 

Bob Mueller: Super Hero

(Oh wow, modern history completely revised!)

I awoke to Fake News stories this morning, about the former FBI director, Robert Swan Mueller III: utterly impeccable, fantastic previous performance, in fact, a paragon of performance virtue! ! ! (Does have quite the Deep State lineage, that Bob!)

The Nation is saved!

Or, maybe not . . . .

To recap old Bob's performances: the FBI never solved the case of missing nuke secrets at Los Alamos, but certainly put poor Mr. Wen Ho Lee through the ringer; they appear to have never investigated the valid allegations of former translator and whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds --- who was put under an official gag order for years; multiple contrived "counterterrorist" shams, when poor inner-city youths in Miami and Chicago (and elsewhere???) were set up --- then busted --- as probable terrorists; further deep penetration and compromising of the FBI by Chinese intelligence organizations, etc., etc., etc.

OK, under Bob Mueller's watch, the notorious international crime lord, Martha Stewart, was jailed! Bravo, Bobby, and I'm sure American slept more soundly with Ms. Stewart off the streets!

I recall the FBI, under the directorship of Mueller, as one severely dysfunctional outfit, i.e., business as usual. (Remember the congressional after-action report on 9/11? Remember how FBI middle managers, Frasca and Maltbie, rejected all terrorist warnings from field agents Sinder, Cowley and Williams, et al.? Remember how Frasca and Maltbie were then promoted???)

Yes, Bob Mueller does have a history of "public service" --- he was appointed chief of the DoJ's criminal division by President George H.W. Bush when that BCCI investigation was getting closer and closer to the White House and old Bob made sure that it got no closer!

And to insure that Treasury was in line during that period, Bush family cousin, John Walker, had been appointed the chief enforcement officer there --- the same John Walker, later appointed as a judge, who would have the future FBI director, James Comey, clerking for him.

Yes, Bob is the grandnephew of Richard Bissell, the CIA deputy director of plans, fired by President Kennedy before he was assassinated in Dallas.

Yes, Bob's wife's family name is Cabell --- and it was deputy director of the CIA, Gen. Charles Cabell, who was also fired by President Kennedy, and Cabell's brother, Earl Cabell, was indeed the mayor of Dallas on the day Kennedy had his brains splattered on a Dallas street!

Bob grew up in a wealthy family, we are told, so he needn't have served in Vietnam in combat. Yes, Bob's family wealth was on the Truesdale side of the family, that would be the same Truesdales who generations earlier were implicated in the bombing of competitors' oil refineries for the Rockefeller family, and later ended up with a Rockefeller-previously-owned railroad. Typical Horatio Alger-type story, no doubt. (I'm not suggesting anyone search into the family background of Bob --- those rich people are all saints, after all!)

I cannot comment on his military service, although it would be interesting to hear any former Marines' comments who served under him?  (Say, his full name is Robert Swan Mueller III - - - and wasn't there a chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco back around 1962 or early 1963, when millions of dollars in securities went missing from there also named Swan?  Always wondered how they paid for those assassinations in 1963, and the two in 1968?)
 
I recall that George W. Bush, who would late appoint Bob as the FBI director, was ahead of me a bit when he entered enlisted basic training and his name was still a joke at Lackland AFB when I went through there: the politician's son who went through enlisted basic training, then returned to Houston to miraculously, overnight, become an officer and jet pilot?!?!

Call me a radical progressive or call me a socialist --- but never, ever call me gullible and stupid!

Recommended viewing and reading:

The Tiger Trap by David Wise

Jounalists for Hire  by Udo Ulfkotte

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IClVKyb63m4&authuser=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pCk1qc4JvI

jeff montanye's picture

excellent comment.  and yes, imo, that is why the appointment of robert mueller is inspired.  he, like hillary clinton, has so much baggage that everything he does that seems to hide evidence/favor the deep state, etc. will evoke all the evil/incompetent deeds he is associated with, particularly 9-11, the grand inside job.

your tie-ins with the kennedy assassination are very intriguing, though bissell was offered a face saving alternative post by kennedy, apparently he was still miffed.

this is the kind of detail that must be communicated with the broader electorate to help them put into perspective the degree to which the fix has been in.  mr. mueller must be ridden exceptionally hard to hew to the truth and the rule of law in his new assignment.

thank you sgt doom.

junius's picture

you're the one in the downward sspiral new bill.  get the tumbrel ready for the psychopath.

Blankenstein's picture

So what's your plan?  Keep the shadow government?  You seem to be satisfied with the staus quo.  Do you like the NSA spying on citizens?  No Wall Street prosecutions by Obama's DOJ and then many went to work for a firm that represents Wall Street?  The $10 trillion of debt Obama racked up? That's all okay with you?  

Trump has been in there a whole 120 days and you have turned all your hate on him?  

MasterControl's picture

TV Networks need to be broken up.

Livingstrong's picture

hehe, i said it before, Trump will never be impeached! Democraps just spin the wheel.

http://bit.ly/trumpimp

Prepaid's picture

The only wheel that's being spun is the wheel of those who believe this is real. Matrix on steroids and I ain't plugged into it. If you buy into the system and YES you Trump nut jobs supporting trump is the system then you are plugged into the matrix. Left right paradigm is what you play and only a MATRIX head would believe you can enter in as a mole like those believe Trump has to defeat the Matrix. Trumpis part of the Matrix.

jeff montanye's picture

imo trump is somewhat ambiguous about the degree to which he wants to be part of the matrix, but the real kicker for me is that it seems that the matrix is rebuffing him, indeed trying to attack him and kick him out of office.  somewhat understandably this is making him less willing to continue auditioning for his part in the matrix.  

and we have bob mueller as special counsel to investigate, essentially, seth rich's murder.  the more they ignore it, the more interesting it becomes.

all this in the first four months of the trump administration.  

maybe there is a plan.

p.s. part of it seems to be the democrats getting trump to take credit for single payer health, down the line.  those dems, slick politicians.