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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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LyLo's picture

I would like to very quietly point out that Trump has been pro single payer for decades, and only slightly couched the language during the campaign.  I would also like to very quietly point out that this type of centrist appeal may have a little to do with his winning the Midwest handily.

I would like to even more quietly point out that if that is the Democrat's plan, then they really have lost the plot entirely and can go ahead and hand in their badges and pack their things, as they literally have nothing left as a platform nationally besides hating Republicans and wanting more immigration.  (Not saying that our own NHS would be the greatest thing, but this honestly would kill that party.)

tilon's picture

This is from may 3 old news!  just like fake news .

Lets focus in the present events do not deflect reality  

Expectorant's picture

POUND SAND, SNOWFLAKES!!!!

SUCK IT UP, PINK COMMIE LIBTARDS!!!!

VWAndy's picture

 Wow thats a whopper! This is the same FBI that came up with the magic bullet theory.

jeff montanye's picture

but, thank whatever, they aren't all crooked.  beyond dead in the line of service, some, imo, were assassinated because they were undependable after the jfk assassination.

http://www.conspiracy-cafe.com/apps/blog/show/43880997-did-six-fbi-agent...

let's hope their contemporary equals can find a less tragic opportunity in the near future.

Barb Dwire's picture

Yeah well this would be worthy of a story if anyone had actually claimed investigations had been obstructed. They didn't. Why don't you snowflakes go back to Pizzagate or the other debunked stories like Rich.

Tallest Skil's picture

Holy shit, you fucking paid shill retard, literally neck yourself right now. It'll be more merciful than what's coming for you traitors.

Consuelo's picture

 

 

Please elaborate - how was the Rich story debunked...?

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Consuelo,

Standard SJW response:

"Because it just is ok? And, you're a Racist if you think otherwise.

GreatCaesar'sGhost's picture

He's not really dead, he got picked up by Elvis' band and they're playing with Jimmy Morrison out at JFK Jrs place.

Hydesrevenge's picture

every once in a while some retard like you comes along and reminds me why there is peperation H

Bill of Rights's picture

Not sure if your stupid or just completely retarded...

Countrybunkererd's picture

Change your name to Bud D-wire and do what he did.

bkboy's picture

You're right.  The man in the video linked below, who does claim investigations have been obstructed, is not just "anyone".  He is a Congressman who just yesterday called for the impeachment of Trump for "obstruction of justice" based on the Comey memo.

Now go back to the cave you crawled out of, troll.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-17/congressman-call-trump-impeachm...

AC_Doctor's picture

Lindsey Graham is banging Chucky Shumer on the side (McCain will be pissed)

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

I didnt know Lindsey liked grown men . . . always thought he was more into bois.

Hydesrevenge's picture

no Mcacain is there to clean up after hes done

steveo77's picture

The ones who made up, and printed, those lies should be taken to task, and then to jail.

Bay of Pigs's picture

You mean every major media outlet in the USA?

SWRichmond's picture

Even if that's not what he means that is what I mean

KimAsa's picture

Trump was never going to make it through the primaries; Trump would never beat Hillary; Trump was double-digits behind Hillary in the "polls" a week before the 8th; The electoral college would turn on Trump; Trump would never be inaugurated; Trump colluded with the Russians to over-throw Hillary; Trump obstructed justice:

ALL FAKE NEWS.

steveo77's picture

Yep, my own polls showed trump clearly winning.

onewayticket2's picture

i wonder if the WaPo newsroom is "applauding the news" as they did with the initial "memo" story.

highwaytoserfdom's picture

 

People seem to forget the Flynn thing was about Pence not liking one of his friends outed in  deep state pedophile  gate. 

Protecting RNC/DNC swamp

samsara's picture

THAT is a point that not many remember.

 

Thanks for keeping it being said.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"Pence not liking one of his friends outed in  deep state pedophile gate"...

Which friend of Pence are we talking about here?  Apparently, his born-againisms have kept me disinterested (or overly scairt) of him that this common knowledge just wooshed right by me somehow.

brushhog's picture

Doesnt matter. Facts dont matter, laws dont matter. Executive powers dont matter because the deep state has decided that they dont matter. You're witnessing who really runs the country....and it AINT you and me.

Consuelo's picture

 

 

 The 'law' certainly matters however, for the foot-soldiers and their livelihoods...  

And that means beat-downs for the average $tax-mule will do nothing but increase as the noose of Tyranny tightens from the corruption within.

 

 

Cabal Watch's picture

So far as I understand this video, she's asking about "the Attorney General or other senior officials at the Justice Department" ... no mention of the POTUS or the White House. She is also asking about an official halt to an investigation.

This video looks to be completely irrelevant.

swmnguy's picture

Oh, don't piss on the anger party.

Cabal Watch's picture

It's like I've said all along ... HRC should be in jail ... DT shoud be in a psych ward.

She's culpable. He's deranged.

GreatCaesar'sGhost's picture

Rewatch it then. You've got it wrong.

RawPawg's picture

Comey was Point Specific...DOJ never played it that way with Comey

But,POTUS on the other hand....

questions should have followed up to ask if POTUS did

damn hindsight 20/20

homiegot's picture

Comey should be hanged.

Duc888's picture

 

 

Fuck you Comey, you fucking political hack.  Looks like he perjured himself.

Doom Porn Star's picture

Political Farce.

Where is Mueller: why don't they all just ask about the Russians or whatever today and be done with the histrionics??

Hydesrevenge's picture

because theyve found a new Canpaign contribution vehicle to exploit

 

steveo77's picture

The real story is

 

How in the hell did Comey make it so long?    Riddle me that

homiegot's picture

Cock holster for Obama?

logicalman's picture

The real question is how Comey became the head of an organization that's supposed to investigate crime straight from HSBC who were nailed for laundering drug money while Mr. C. was on the board.

Blankenstein's picture

And before that he made $6 million a year at Lockheed Martin and then went to the largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates.  Lockheed Martin, both a Clinton Foundation donor and Clinton Global Initiative member, got 17 private contracts from the Clinton state department.  

Was he going to be an impartial investigator if there was pay-to-play or fraud going on?  

black rifles are cool's picture

CNN believes that, under the Constitution, one is guilty until proven innocent.

bluskyes's picture

The denial of a liar is tantamount to a confession.

JethroBodien's picture

Something wicked this way comes.  If they can perpetrate 9/11 and get away with it, they can do whatever they want.  There is no physical evidence planes crashed in Shanksville or hit the pentagon and thermite residue was found throughout Manhatten after twin towers fell.  The towers fell at free fall speed, into their own footprint through their greatest resistance and were turned to absolute dust/pulverized.   You don't think the FBI, NSA, CIA and other intelligence agenices didn't stand down and look the other way.  Stop being naive.  The US is a totally and utterly captured state and I hate to think where all this leads.

indio007's picture

You forgot Jet A doesn't explode, aluminum can't cut steel,intercept AF jets flew at stall speed when they weren't too busy looking for Atlantis....

logicalman's picture

Not to mention the very suspicious activities on the stock market.

whatisthat's picture

I would observe Comey did not investigate "pay for play" actions/transactions performed by the Clinton's - which demonstrate his (Comey's) commitment and support of the corrupt establishment and politicians..