Nunes, Gowdy And Goodlatte Go Nuclear After Comey Memos Released

Facing an imminent Congressional subpoena, the Department of Justice finally turned over James Comey's now-infamous memos Thursday night - which were promptly leaked and published by AP. 

We already know that Comey's leak to the press was illegal - as the FBI's chief FOIA officer, David Hardy, gave a sworn declaration to Judicial Watch in which he says that all seven of Comey's memos were classified at the time they were written, and they remain classified

Perhaps most disturbing is that James Comey's memos do not make a compelling case for obstruction whatsoever - which Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein (who Comey said "I didn't have confidence" in), used to launch the special counsel investigation headed by former FBI Director Robert Mueller

In response to the Comey memos, Congressional Committee chairs Devin Nunes (R-CA), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) fired off a scathing rebuke, in which they made it abundantly clear that the Mueller investigation is a farce based on yet another example of the FBI using a flimsy document to launch a politically motivated investigation.

"These memos are significant for both what is in them and what is not," begins the joint statement, which goes on to completely dress down the FBI and James Comey: 

  • Former Director Comey's memos show the President made clear he wanted allegations of collusion, coordination, and conspiracy between his campaign and Russia fully investigated.
  • The memos also made clear the ‘cloud’ President Trump wanted lifted was not the Russian interference in the 2016 election cloud, rather it was the salacious, unsubstantiated allegations related to personal conduct leveled in the dossier. 
  • The memos also show former Director Comey never wrote that he felt obstructed or threatened. "he never once mentioned the most relevant fact of all, which was whether he felt obstructed in his investigation."
  • The memos also make certain what has become increasingly clear of late: former Director Comey has at least two different standards in his interactions with others. He chose not to memorialize conversations with President Obama, Attorney General Lynch, Secretary Clinton, Andrew McCabe or others, but he immediately began to memorialize conversations with President Trump. It is significant former Director Comey made no effort to memorialize conversations with former Attorney General Lynch despite concerns apparently significant enough to warrant his unprecedented appropriation of the charging decision away from her and the Department of Justice in July of 2016
  • These memos also lay bare the notion that former Director Comey is not motivated by animus. He was willing to work for someone he deemed morally unsuited for office, capable of lying, requiring of personal loyalty, worthy of impeachment, and sharing the traits of a mob boss. Former Director Comey was willing to overlook all of the aforementioned characteristics in order to keep his job. In his eyes, the real crime was his own firing.
  • The memos show Comey was blind to biases within the FBI and had terrible judgment with respect to his deputy Andrew McCabe. On multiple occasions he, in his own words, defended the character of McCabe after President Trump questioned McCabe.
  • Finally, former Director Comey leaked at least one of these memos for the stated purpose of spurring the appointment of Special Counsel, yet he took no steps to spur the appointment of Special Counsel when he had significant concerns about the objectivity of the Department of Justice under Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
  • "As we have consistently said, rather than making a criminal case for obstruction or interference with an ongoing investigation, these memos would be Defense Exhibit A should such a charge be made."

In response to the memo's release, President Trump exclaimed over Twitter:

"James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION." adding "Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?"

Then again, given that the Special Counsel has gone from investigating whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - to raiding Trump's lawyer over documents related to paying off a porn star, perhaps Mueller's probe is getting a bit long in the tooth...

Comments

macholatte peddling-fiction Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:50 Permalink

 

I disagree. The Mueller “investigation” is NOT a farce. It is an extremely dangerous activity launched by the criminal elite in an attempt to confuse, obfuscate and ultimately destroy the country.

We did not need the Comey memos to show that the Mueller “investigation” is a scam. The entire “Resistance” movement lays it out pretty well.  Mueller’s job is to thwart Trump’s efforts to run the country and buy time for the Progs to take back control of the Congress so they can impeach Trump and thereby cripple his administration. Facts don’t matter because the stakes are so high. Decades of brain washing the Sheeple and controlling local, state and federal government are at risk. The Trump Train is an absolute threat to them and they will stop at nothing.

Should the Progs fail, then, as Hitlery put it, they all will hang.
And that would be a very good thing.

 

 

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philipat beepbop Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:56 Permalink

As a non-US person, it seems bizarre to me that The President of the US is constantly under surveillance and the threat implicit in a Special Prosecutor. An objective observer would note that this has never before in US history happened and it is happening now because of a Deep State coup against a President that they do not accept. A/k/a Treason??

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Eatabanker Hulk Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:04 Permalink

hung by the necks until dead...

Slow down, Hulk... first seize all their assets and forfeit pensions, top down through subordinates in all the Alphabet agencies, executive, legislative and judiciary branches. Apply leniency in sentencing jail time for complete cooperation to subordinates. 

 And if found guilty, hang them at half time in the Super Bowl. For that, I'd be willing to endure 2 quarters of pro football. 

 

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Jim in MN Jim in MN Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:00 Permalink

Call it what it is.  These rogue neolibcon globalist agents need to be stopped. 

Physically. 

Promptly. 

And their hard drives placed on the Internet for our thorough examination.

Along with the Weiner laptop.

And the Seth Rich files.

And the Awan files.

Just that information would topple much of what is left of the Deep State. 

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Arctic Frost Insurrector Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:28 Permalink

 

‘Release; tax returns, hacked RNC emails and Cohen’s files . . .’

 

HAHAHAHAHAHA! EVERYTHING that can be leaked HAS been leaked, so what you MUST be saying is there’s NOTHING to see here. Thanks!!!! I needed to be reminded of the fact that either our intelligence angencies are SO inept they can’t come up with these supposed pieces of “incriminating evidence” you mention OR they simply do not show ANY wrong doing, real or imagined. 

 

THAT CRACKS ME UP!!!! You’re worse than a blind fool, you’re a blind tool! 

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