CNN Reports Comey Has Changed His Mind, Now Believes Trump Tried To Influence Him

Tyler Durden's picture

Clearly disappointed to have been left out of the headline heroics from Friday night (courtesy of The Washington Post and The New York Times), CNN has decided that anon-sourced perspectives on officials' feelings now warrants reportage.

The latest in the sad sage of mainstream media's downward spiral, as The Hill reports, is that former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify that he believes President Trump was deliberately trying to meddle in the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election, according to a report late Friday.

Despite swearing under oath that he "had never" been influenced during an investigation, and further that if he had he would have reported it immediately...

CNN now reports that, according to a source, Comey has come to believe the president intended to influence him...

Former FBI Director James Comey now believes that President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russia probe, a person familiar with his thinking says, but whether that influence amounts to obstruction of justice remains an open question.

 

"You have to have intent in order to obstruct justice in the criminal sense," the source said, adding that "intent is hard to prove."

 

Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel's leaders announced Friday.

The central question at that blockbuster hearing will be whether Comey believed the President was trying to interfere with his investigation.

Sources say Comey had reached no conclusion about the President's intent before he was fired.

 

But Comey did immediately recognize that the new President was not following normal protocols during their interactions.

So to clarify, a disgruntled fired employee, who previously said no effort to influence was undertaken, has now changed his mind, according to sources, and thinks his former boss was trying to influence him (according to sources).

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The_Juggernaut's picture

Zero credibility for Comey if this is true. He's become a joke.

remain calm's picture

i predict at some point in time Comey wil kill himself. Lies will kill him eventually, he will get boxed in

Pinto Currency's picture

Tell us about Howdy Doody, James Comey.

Comey involved with Epstein pedo-island:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlluyU5uBf8

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I agree Remain Calm.
This guy appears to be totally off his rocker.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

So Comey DID commit a felony by not reporting this.  Fascinating...

Maybe he'll use the Hillary get out of jail free card: "Well, I didn't intentionally commit a felony so no charges. I'm just a lawyer (scum).  How wold I know anything about these law things?""

The_Juggernaut's picture

But he didn't intend to. It's all about intent. /s

BullyBearish's picture

c'mon guys...nothing's going to happen to shrump, nothing's going to happen to cumy...this kabuki is all about diverting US for the next 1-2 years while they continue to loot and destroy and they can count on US being stupid enough to fall for this and spend ALL our time spinning our wheels about this rather than what is going on BEHIND the curtain..."America is a thing you can move very easily", Satanyahoo said smiling...

Handful of Dust's picture

CNN is Fake News.

 

CNN and WaPo just make up shit as they go along, anything, any hateful lies to destroy America.

Manthong's picture

 

Maybe he really IS a nut job.

MillionDollarButter's picture

I hope Comey falls down a flight of stairs.  That said, I did not just tell someone to push him down a flight of stairs, no matter how one tries to spin it.

eclectic syncretist's picture

Are you sure this guy Comey isn't a Kardashian?

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Comey clearly had political ambitions that's why he bitten into Hillary at the right moment and then later tried to stab Trump, however he miscalculated it badly, with the completely opposite result, he managed to kill his credibility and and as such any future political endeavours.

vato poco's picture

show us on the doll where the bad man tried to influence you, jimmy

Scuba Steve's picture

Haha, nice ....

"And then, and then, and then he ..."

DarkestbeforeDawn's picture

Right here-and I got an owwie

RiverRoad's picture

Having some trouble recalling phony memos apparently.

"Oh what a tangled web we weave..."

Crooked Comey.

jeff montanye's picture

so, so true.

while the fbi and its alums are changing their stories, i suggest they bite the bullet and say they actually did investigate the seth rich murder but did it a) on the sly b) without the knowledge of whoever so far has said they didn't (fine line) c) without knowing that whoever said they didn't, would misspeak (increasingly fine line) or d) while or after someone was dehydrated (hasn't been used in a while and summer is actually (i.e. truly) next month.

i am a bit surprised "the resistance" seems so sure that there isn't seth rich's or chelsea manning's or edward snowden's equivalent in the fbi (or the d.c. police for that matter) who has enough institutional pride or personal integrity to blow the whistle on being labelled crooked, stupid and chickenshit.

pot_and_kettle's picture

if so, he'll be fired from the nut job too

Hail Spode's picture

I was thinking "what a nut job!"

 

brettd's picture

They call them useful "idiots" for a reason. 

espirit's picture

 

CNN and WaPo just reported that James Comey has bumped his head many times while traversing normal door openings.

 

Also reported this was more prevalent while he was wearing high heels.

  

Obadiah's picture

Comedy gold right there

Uncertain T's picture

"anonymous sources confirm the high heels".... Voter polls side with Trump that Comey is a "nut job".  

rosiescenario's picture

No that was a fake news piece originating from RT...

 

What the WaPoo realy said was  that, according to an anonymous mind reader, Comey might be having second thoughts about originally having told the truth by accident.

 

Look at Comey / Clinton history....it goes back many years and it certainly makes one wonder about Comey being a boy scout.

 

Was Comey on the same plane ride as Bill to Epstein's 'fantasy island'?

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King of Ruperts Land's picture

Exactly. Who cares what a nut job has to say anyway.

monk27's picture

CNN and WaPo ARE the textbook definition of fake news ! Nobody should look surprised by now...

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Anyone who quotes "anon-sourced perspectives" is creating fake news.

I would encourage anyone and everyone who sees such nonsense as anonymous sources or other such crap, to label it as fake news.  This is what con men and little kids do, not professionals.

chindit13's picture

He's not Hasbara; he's just a wingnut. Cut him some slack. Bad chemicals.

tmosley's picture

Still crying?

I really and truly can't understand what could make a man so fragile.

jeff montanye's picture

sincerest form of flattery.

jeff montanye's picture

talk like that takes all the gloss and even substance away from the earlier comment.  don't go throwing the hasbara carelessly around here.

it is clear on what side of the deep state/trump war the state of israel resides.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/trump-netanyahu-two-state-solutio...

GreatUncle's picture

It is amazing the insight that can be gained through observing actions and reactions.

"it is clear on what side of the deep state/trump war the state of israel resides"

Even MSM news being unusual once you realise it is all smoke and mirrors, fake news, etc. is now shaping the thoughts of all of us watching knowing boths sides of the argument. 

Washington Post really tries to serve its masters well, just a pity it is not the population.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

I am no longer surprised at how the FSA (free shit army) will let politicians crap down their throats and call it dinner.

Dapper Dan's picture

Strange that there has been no mention about the  U.S. debt problem from the good people at the MSM,

I guess they feel it is really nothing  to worry about.   "LOOK..... SQUIRREL"

 

The federal debt is $20 trillion? Try $100 trillion.

As the national debt grows toward $20 trillion, a financial watchdog says $100 trillion is a more realistic number when factoring in unfunded obligations.

The U.S. Treasury’s “Debt to the Penny” website listed the outstanding debt as $19,846,045,559,411.81 on Monday morning and prognosticators are predicting when the amount will hit $20 trillion. Even Truth in Accounting (TIA), the Chicago-based organization that pushes governments to release accurate, easy-to-understand financial reports, has a small betting pool on which day the magical number will be hit.

But the debt clock on TIA’s home page now ticks above $99 trillion. The group argues that most of the actual federal debt is hidden off the books in the form of promised future payments to Medicare and Social Security recipients.

http://watchdog.org/291331/federal-debt-100-trillion/

King of Ruperts Land's picture

The balance of payments with Saudi Arabia just got $350 billion better. With negative real interest rates, the debt pays itself off. If the creditors don't like that plan, look to the Puerto Rico example. All that unfunded liability crap is a political threat to get votes.

Scuba Steve's picture

JFC,

you are an idiot, stfu and sit down.

Obadiah's picture

Soemone said yesterday they say "Mexican Squirrel"  

 

 

 

Problem is Comy's also a squirrel

 

 

CCanuck's picture

Obadiah,

Comey is a weasel, but don't call him that, it hurts his feelings.

Ccanuck

rosiescenario's picture

Wrong animal....wolverine...what it does not eat, it pisses on....

jeff montanye's picture

comey hasn't the courage, the ferocity, the tenacity or the beauty of a wolverine.  

the right metaphor stymies me but these google searches perhaps suggest it.  he left the fbi with two questions badly unanswered:

https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=why+didn't+the+fbi+investigate+seth+rich's+murder&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=why+didn't+the+fbi+examine+the+dnc+servers&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

CCanuck's picture

Have to agree with JM here, wrong animal analogy.
I have encountered wolverines in the wild, top notch predators!
Comey not so much, more like a weasel hanging around a hen house, you know the Looney Toons character with Foghorn Leghorn, Henrey Hawk, and Precillia the Hen...
Comey: (wringing hands while drooling, eyes bugged out)
Yeah, yeah...yeah ....more press .....yeah, yeah....yeah, yeah..more press!

Stuck on Zero's picture

Every corrupt politician in DC is coming out against Trump - for a simple reason. When justice eventually starts to come down on them they can yell that it's just scapegoat politics by Trump.