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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wide angle tree's picture

Comey the Clown is done, spent,  desiccated feces.

The imbeciles and jackasses in Congress are ill-prepared to deal with the turd ramming realities facing the counntry. Sad!

onmail1's picture

USA is run by Zionists
NOW

Peter K's picture

Here is background for those interested.

https://youtu.be/LFw08ZKZvi8

Disclaimer: For those who "feel" that law, logic, math, physics, facts, evidence or objective reality are a social construct created to keep the white male patriarchy in place, will be triggered by the video.

Just sayin....

ultramaroon's picture

Watched it. I suspect that many will not have the patience or focus to do the same.

JailBanksters's picture

I'd believe you, except you and that nose bleed from the CIA have also lied under Oath before.

So I'd be a fool to believe you this time.

The Oath means absolutly nothing, and it's not a Lie if you believe. It's only a Lie when you are caught.

It's like when you commit a crime, it's only a crime when you are caught, until then it's not a crime.

 

 

 

Yen Cross's picture

 Comey is a worthless Piece Of Shit!  Lampost material.

BendGuyhere's picture

Comeyfaggot staring at perjury/obstruction charges. Same as he hung Martha Stewart with.

Karma's a bitch, eh?

sinbad2's picture

But it doesn't matter, the allegation was made and reported widely, the retraction won't get reported.

Facts mean nothing to the average moron, and the deep state knows that.

Ask 100 morons and 90 will say Trump tried to stop the investigation.

Solomonpal's picture

Hippy 1970 falls exactly in that catagory.

KuriousKat's picture

oh my how the rusty screw turns..Wapo was cheering in their news room and today it appears the NYT reporter never saw any memo..

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/fake-news-nyt-journalist-behind-...

lakecity55's picture

"Mr Trump never asked me to do anything illegal, Senator."
"The memo? Gee, I don't know where those things come from!! But, you know the Press. They'll print anything!"

pizdowitz's picture

"Never happened"? Correction: "except, of course, those that did happen on my own orders".

hippy1970's picture

You idiots must learn to read, especially you GOP nuts. 

"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 doesn't prove if DT himself put pressure on Comey. Get it ?

didthatreallyhappen's picture

I think democrat males are far more interested in the nuts

Solomonpal's picture

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

You need to read the complete story and not cherry pick or maybe your comprehension is 3 grade level asshole.

Fishthatlived's picture

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

Seems to me the president asking you to stop an investigation is a bigger deal than someone at DOJ.

az_patriot's picture

Lemme guess -- it now depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is.

Thom Paine's picture

OK now to look at DNC servers

CAPT DRAKE's picture

This is not about trump, it is about me and you.  The deep state, libtards, media, et al seek to nullify our votes through other means.

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Comey is a lying POS who was running and defending the deep state take over of American. He knows full well what the Clintons, the magic negro and Soros were all about and steadfastly refused to state publicly they had nothing on Trump. He was/is the defacto head of the deep state along with chucky schumer.

esum's picture

COMEY HAS PUT THE NOOSE AROUND HIS NECK

TRUMP WILL KICK THE CHAIR...

ThanksIwillHaveAnother's picture

The Documenter caught in his own documentation!  You may not like Trump but he doesn't seem to lie.   Just a bit of a jackass but we knew that going in.

S Spade's picture

me thinks he's rethinking his latest leak,,,what if they start asking me about all those cases i didn't investigate and/or dropped during the reign of barrack hussein, where there was plenty of there there

Deep Snorkeler's picture

The pathetic remnant of the middle class

stares into the abyss of another bout

of political incompetence that passes

for sordid television entertainment.

arby63's picture

Trump's toolbag is full of monkey wrenches so far. He's dropping them everywhere. I like that!

I want to see this bloated bureaucracy seize up and cease to function.

Marley's picture

Yea, that's the stupid editied Info Wars video.  Don't you Russians ever fact check?  Oh, that's right. This is all calculated propoganda for Useful Idiots!

Mighty 30's picture

What is stupid is the fact demcrats and McCains never Trump party are trying to impeach the POTUS without a crime. Since you are the all so smart one here. Tell us what the actual criminal act is. What is the crime you billowing buffoons have against him that would even come close to impeachment. Even if he colluded with the Russians', which he didn't. That isn't a crime according to one of your own best lawyers,,, Dershowitz. So big mouth,,, what crime has been committed you desparate slug?

Pumpkin's picture

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

 

This world was never meant to be what we would like it to be, it was meant to demonstrate what it is like to be within the influence of the great deceiver.  That influence is sometimes subtle and many times dominating, but it is always persistently present.  The deceiver takes his place where he might have the most control, this is why there are lies, theft, deception, murder, injustice and evil and it is why we see it as so absolutely repulsive. 

VeniVidiFeci's picture

Sorry but BOGUS headline...the question asked referred specifically to whether anyone in the DoJ/Dept. of Justice had acted to block (obstruc) an FBI investigation...

Comey's answers make no reference to anyone outside the DoJ and thus do not preclude the real possibility that the Pres. made an informal request in the 1:1 session after he requested everyone to clear the room.  Don't know if we'll ever get a true answer on this one but at the very least...

we in the investment community should NOT allow ourselves to be a part of the spin-machine!

Fishthatlived's picture

His response was not specific. He said it would be a big deal for anyone to ask the FBI to stop an investigation. What's bigger , DOJ or POTUS? Especially considering it is required by statute to report ANY obstruction.

Mighty 30's picture

How long will they whine in the wind. Where is the crime these Stalinists are seeking? The blathering portals of pure fiction continue to spue their flagellations like a fat guy in a tiny room. But they have no crime. All they have are tactics of socialist/communist college bilious slander and character assasinations. The entire country can no longer look at the media without some nauseous reaction. The left and the never Trumpers react like parrots to the slander with baited bad breath and the rest of us can't even watch the fake news any longer. Who'd have thought the country would be this way, until Obama finally divided it in half. What a perfect example of the evil of communism and the display of the immorality that has become normalized by this fraud of an amerikan. Just like his supporters, evil vapors choking the life from a true moral America.

MoreFreedom's picture

Comey's comments are really ironic considering what a lot of government officials consider "obstructing justice" these days. Heck, Comey's FBI handing out immunity deals for a lot of Clinton's operatives without getting testimony that helps prosecute higher ups, and allows them to destroy evidence in their laptops is obstructing justice IMHO.

At lower levels of government, refusing to answer a police officer's questions (i.e. exercising your constitutional right to remain silent) often results in them arresting you and charging you with obstructing justice.

Buzz Fuzzel's picture

Were you lying then or are you lying now?