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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samsara's picture

Hillary Clinton has come forward this statement.


"If I had won the election last November, James Comey would not have been fired.

 He would have been permitted to continue faithfully executing his duties as director of the FBI until he committed suicide under suspicious circumstances…."


DuneCreature's picture

They are using anything they can come up with to break up the focus.

I did not get this story on ZH until 2.00 hours after it was posted here at 4:40. ....... My NSA shadow likes to keep me behind the news curve.

Hi, Donnie, you asshole.

Oh, and a more sincere hello to you too, samsara.

Live Hard, Payback Is Coming, My Closet Skirt Wearing Little Buddy Donnie, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

DuneCreature's picture

Oh! Look! Here's some payback arriving now.


The MSM is fooling no one.

This is one big diversion trying to bury the Seth Rich story.

This isn't about Flynn.

This isn't about Russia.

This isn't about Trump.

This is all about keeping the Clinton Satan Foundation out of court.

AND the FBI out of the dumpster.

As I figured, the MSM comes up with some new "Squirrel!" story and the McCade winged monkeys are running around to DC area hospitals having 'meetings' with the staffs. ........ Probably handing out NSL (National Security Letters = aka Gag Orders on 'national security grounds')

Alex and Roger =

Doug and Joe =

What a scam and typical FBI cover-up. ........ It would not surprise me to see CCTV footage of the winged monkeys climbing out of an unmarked taking out Seth Rich for Killary.

Live Hard, The Seth Rich Hit Was NO ROBBERY! .. Metro DC PD Is In On The Cover-Up, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Yars Revenge's picture

Trump should sue CNN/NYT/Wapo for slander/libel.

Sue the fuck out of them.

brushhog's picture

Liberal Judge will throw the case out. Its over, the fight is lost.

barysenter's picture

Trump should break their monopoly while the senate investigates them for State crimes.

brushhog's picture

Trump is checkmated in two moves but most people cant see it yet. They used the Comey outrage to get this special council and appoint Mueller, a friend of Comey. Mueller will find something on Trump, guaranteed 100%. Thats why he's there. Comey was supposed to find it but Trump got rid of him. Somehow they managed to turn this around again and get another deep state sock puppet in charge of this. Thats was the finishing move.

Love Trump, I support him, wish it werent so but he's finished.

Everybodys All American's picture

Your assuming they have something on Trump. So far thats been proven to be foolish.

barysenter's picture

He's assuming the lugenpresse has any credibility left to dish more fake swill.

brushhog's picture

They're busy making something up. They'll find something whether it exists or not.

j0nx's picture

Trump has almost 90% diehard support amongst his voter base. They would be foolish to think that the base won't retaliate in some major fashion if they remove their man from office, particularly after all the shit that Clinton and Obama have gotten away with. Foolish indeed. Let's pray that cooler heads prevail and they don't go down the path of a coup which is what it would be for all intents and purposes. It would not be pretty for them or the nation.

pebblewriter's picture

Nah, they won't retaliate.  To borrow from George Carlin, "everyone's at the mall, scratching his balls and buying sneakers with lights in them.  And complaining about politicians."

Seriously, though, who are the diehards?  I have to think a significant portion of those who voted for him are pretty disappointed in what's happened so far.  Even though Trump had the deck stacked against him, he hasn't exactly done much to instill enthusiasm in his base.  Take away the deep state efforts, and there's still not much to crow about.


Joebloinvestor's picture

Trump was right again!


Comey is nothing more then a grandstanding prick.

Pasadena Phil's picture

He must have forgot. Must be Alzheimer's. Good thing he reviews his diary once in a while.

indio007's picture

DEEP STATE: "Memoryhole that, STAT!

Vlad the Inhaler's picture

It's like Lucy taking the football away from Charlie Brown.  The fake news MSM keeps telling idiot Dems that THIS is the anonymous leak that will FINALLY impeach Trump, they get a big boner, then woooosh another fat nothingburger.

Soul Glow's picture

Anyone notice that the ETF SLV didn't keep pace with the upisde and now when silver has a down day SLV is down more than the spot price?  This is why you do NOT want to invest in PMs through stocks.  If you are going to invest in PMs do it by buying bullion.

aliens is here's picture

SOB Comey is a lawyer he'll parse words.

DarthVaderMentor's picture

Oh comes Trump's revenge........

Sparehead's picture

Don't expect the MSM to do anything but drive on with the silly narrative they're running with. This won't be on the networks and they won't let up on all the impeachment crap. I guess it would be naive to hope this independent counsel investigation would lead to Hilliary and Obama’s clowns being prosecuted for their many obvious crimes, but I'd still like to think there's some honest people that aren't easily blackmailed in the swamp.

RealistDuJour's picture

I think there is a distinction that is getting missed.  I think it is possible Trump "asked" to stop the investigation,  but he didn't "order" the investigation stopped.  The authority wasn't abused if this is the case.

The media is so hung up on him "asking", yet they fail to recognize that their own wording is admission he didn't "order" it.

aliki's picture

sooooo, we're not gonna impeach a president over a made-up story?

left is gonna go bonkers

barysenter's picture

Too late. Hand over all your memos back to 911.

Everybodys All American's picture

My question is why didnt this fucking senator from hawaii who asked the key question come out against Comey and say wait a minute. You testified differently to the NY Times article on the memo that you supposedly gave to them.  For that matter why didnt any of the senators who sat there and listened to this testimony stop this bs. I am beyond pissed at all of these fucking traitors.

shadow54's picture

Comey didn't provide the memo and he will testify that there was no obstruction. 

bub's picture

Hawaii guy high on pot, probably.

Jerky Miester's picture

It's time to start calling this for what it is. All this smoke the media and progressive democrats are belching is the beginnings of impeachment talk. This, in my opinion, is a full-on attempt of a coup d'état of a sitting President of the United States and should be recognized as such.

RESIST FOLKS! Don't let the deep state and the establishment take away your vote. Get out there and let your congressmen know their days in office are short if they don't step up and defend this president!!

bardot63's picture

Any permanent coup d'etat harm to this presidency will mean a shooting civil war.  Which is exactly what liberal retarded libtard commie swampdwellers are seeking.  I say bring it on.  I haven't killed any commies since Vietnam. 


j0nx's picture

Yes it is a political coup and has now imo become a grave national security threat. Where is Jeff Sessions I ask? That guy is totally MIA and has been since January for the most part. He has stuck his head out of his gopher hole about 3 times since the inauguration that I can tell and 2 of those were to crow about his stupid drug arrest initiatives. Like those policies haven't already completely failed in the past 25 years...

Northern Flicker's picture

Comey may have misinterpreted and was expecting the next question to be "Were you ever asked to do any favors for Hillary or Bill Clinton?" 

"No, nothing like that ever happened."

shadow54's picture

If Mr. Comey takes the bait from the media, Democrats and others and says Trump tried to block the Flynn investigation, he will hang himself without a guarantee that Trump won't escape impeachment. 

The Media, led by CNN, NYT and WSJ will run a tabloid-fake-news attack so fierce that Comey will be ruined in it. They do not care if they destroy Comey so long as they ruin Trump with him. The Special Counsel will suddenly be under extreme pressure from the media and public and declaring Comey incompetent or corrupt will become expedient.

Mr. Comey owes it to himself to state that he feels he handled the investigation with full competence, that there was no obstruction or he would have highlighted it. That protects his legacy. Doing anything else is like playing Russian Roulette.




jmack's picture

comey the weasel

Fake Trump's picture

It is a huge conspiracy against Trump..I suspect the AG is playing an active role in this conspiracy. He gets his deputy to do the job. Trump made a big mistake again to appoint this AG who in my opinion is a turncoat. The deputy AG isn't Trump's appointee therefore he is the best person to do the job. Without the blessing of the AG, the Deputy AG couldn't have issued and  signed that order to probe Trump,/Russian connection. 


SRV's picture

Well, this'll surely be the lead story on Anderson Pooper's shit fest tonight... lol!

Interested_Observer's picture

Trump has the ultimate - USSS recordings from the WH SCIF.

I love your wife's picture

This Russia shit is the only weapon the Dems have and they will swing it as if it's real until it hits something and shatters because it is plastic.  MSM had everyones attention during the election and they are still trying to keep it.  It's a shit show for ratings.  

Tiger Rocks Dale's picture

Comey himself said that "sometimes we get opinions and maybe you should stop investing resources in it" doesn't count for obstruction of justice..

well that was fun. 

tx_libtard's picture

She asked about the AG or DoJ, not the Prez.  He answered the question that was asked.  It's pretty simple, guys.  Nice try, though.  Seth Rich thing not working out for y'all?

Tiger Rocks Dale's picture

He gave a general response, that's how they got Sessions to recuse.

tx_libtard's picture

No, he really didn't.  He was just answering the question.  He even used the word "they", the nominative plural, in reference to a whole department.  

Sessions said "I did not" and "no".  That's what got him.  I mean hell, when he answered Franken he didn't even answer the question he was asked, but went out of his way to say there had been no contact.  

Based on reports from this morning, we now know that he was straight up lying when he said that.  There were contacts 18 times!!

Blankenstein's picture

The Russians are coming!  The Russians are coming!       lol

One of We's picture

Should sick DOJ on this ass and the clinton bunch for treason and let him plead it down to pedophilia. 

TePikoElPozo's picture

all day yesterday on the teevee : Trump is getting impeached!

today: <crickets>

khakuda's picture

I get the Democrats (cough, control freak elitist socialists, cough) waging war against Trump.  But, the media has become Pravda or the Iraqi information minister under Sadam Hussein.  Glad I cut the cord on cable and stopped the paper subscriptions.  Starve the propaganda machines.


rockitz's picture

This democRAT-orchestrated $hitstorm is designed soley to divert attention from rampant corruption of the Obama Administration/Clinton Campaign/DNC surveillance of Trump and his campaign and transition teams as well as many. many others.  They got busted and it will come out so this is merely a pre-emptive straike against Trump.