And The Huge Surprise In The Comey Memos Is… That There Was No Surprise!
Toto has just pulled open the curtain and the world has seen that the FBI has no case against Trump! What was behind the DOJ/FBI reluctance to turn over the Comey memos to members of Congress? They didn’t want the world to see that there was nothing there to warrant the appointment of a special counsel.
After reading 15 pages of James Comey’s memos, I failed to find anything that might have compelled Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump for collusion with the Russians.
I turned on the television to see if I had missed something, but the general consensus was that there was nothing.
The mainstream media, unable to find anything else, were emphasizing Trump’s remarks about Michael Flynn, who briefly served as Trump’s National Security Advisor.
Specifically, Trump told Comey that, “I think the guy has serious judgment issues.”
He told Comey that a world leader (believed to be Putin) had called to congratulate him and Michael Flynn had scheduled a return call for six days later.
Before Comey and Trump met again, the FBI had charged Flynn with lying to them about a conversation with the Russian ambassador about a UN vote and Russia sanctions.
In their next conversation, Trump said, “Mr. Flynn “hadn’t done anything wrong” in calling the Russians and asked him to wrap up his inquiry.
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump said, according to the memo.
Attorneys agree that it was perfectly within Trump’s legitimate presidential power to make that request.
Naturally, reporters at the New York Times say these statements are believed to be evidence of a possible obstruction of justice case against Trump.
Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) says not only is there is nothing in these memos that prove collusion or obstruction of justice charges by Trump, but that he would use these memos as Exhibit A in a Trump defense case.
True to form, Nancy Pelosi had to jump into the fray with a tweet.
The release of #Comey Memos are further proof of @realDonaldTrump’s contempt for the rule of law. His attempts to intimidate, circumvent the law & undermine integrity of law enforcement investigations demand immediate action to protect the Mueller investigation. #FollowTheFacts
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) April 20, 2018
In the video below, Sean Hannity speaks to Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, a Democrat, and Fox News’ legal expert Greg Jarrett. Both attorneys are very clear that none of the material contained in Comey’s memos constitutes evidence collusion or obstruction of justice – not even when Trump asked Comey to let Flynn go. A President has the right to exercise his powers under Article 2 of the Constitution.
Have officials at the highest levels of the DOJ and the FBI just perpetrated the biggest hoax upon the American people in US history because of their hatred for President Trump? These officials, who are supposed to remain as apolitical as possible, have all morphed into anti-Trump activists.
President Trump, predictably and justifiably, wasted no time to send out a tweet.
“James Comey memos just out show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?”
James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018
Evidence of his Comey’s strong distrust or what he refers to as the “queasiness” he would feel when he had to be with President Trump, caused him to write memos to himself after the two would interact.
After Trump fired him, Comey gave four of these memos to his friend, Columbia law professor Daniel Richman, with instructions that Richman leak them to the media.
Comey believed that when the memos were reported, Rod Rosenstein would be forced to appoint a Special Counsel. Robert Mueller began his long (and wrong) investigation into the possibility of Trump-Russia collusion, which has cast an ever-present shadow over Trump’s presidency. (Note: Four of the seven memos were given to Daniel Richman. Four of the seven memos were said to contain classified information. Therefore, at least one of the memos Comey leaked to his friend contained classified information.)
This is the same FBI Director, “who as district attorney, would tell every new prosecutor on their first day in the office, that he loved his job as a prosecutor because it involved, by definition, doing the right thing. He cites as a formative influence the 20th-century realist theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, who urged Christians to become actively involved in politics to ensure the moral good.”
The was the same man, whose nomination for the job of FBI Director was confirmed in the senate by a vote of 93 to 1. Obama praised Comey and said, “Jim is a natural leader of unquestioned integrity.” And everyone, from both sides of the aisle, agreed.
“Those who have worked with him describe him as intelligent and charismatic, possessing both humor and humanity. He knows the names of your family members, pops into your office to chat, and sends handwritten thank-you notes,” says a prosecutor who worked under him. “He inspires incredible loyalty,” says another. “People who worked for him feel like they would have marched up any hill for him.””
Times have changed for James Comey. No longer is he the squeaky clean, universally revered, superman who tries to “do the right thing” every day. He is now James Comey, the top law enforcement officer who fell from grace.
As he appears on talk shows touting his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” he appears somewhat diminished, quite a feat for a man who is 6’8”. Gone are Comey’s confidence, his charisma, and his strong presence that once commanded such respect.
He speaks of petty things like Trump’s hair and the white half-moons under Trump’s eyes caused by his tanning goggles. Even Fox’s Chris Wallace said he was surprised at how “bitchy” Comey’s book was.
He tells interviewers it was okay not to tell Trump that the Clinton campaign had paid for Christopher Steele’s dossier. No, James Comey, that was NOT okay. The President had a right to know that information and Comey was wrong to withhold it.
Comey tells everyone that Trump asked for his loyalty as if he were a Mafia Don speaking to one of his soldiers. I find it completely reasonable for the President of the United States to expect loyalty from his subordinates.
Another standard topic of discussion in every interview is Comey’s mistrust of then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. He coyly alludes to possible improper conduct by Lynch during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. He hints that this information is unknown to the public and seems quietly proud that he knows something we don’t know.
This has been a long, frustrating saga for President Trump and those of us who support him. It has cast a shadow over Trump’s presidency, and what otherwise has been an impressive record of achievement.
While it’s certainly not over, tonight’s revelations are a victory for Trump. Also, Rod Rosenstein told Trump that he was not a target in the Russia collusion case or the Michael Cohen case. However, he could possibly become a target in either case if additional information was to come to light.
It was announced today that the DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, whose full report is expected any day now, has recommended criminal charges for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US Attorney. McCabe lied to investigators on three occasions.
The lack of a smoking gun in these memos that Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray claimed were so highly classified and sensitive demonstrates how deceitful they’ve been. If, as Comey had predicted and hoped for when he gave these memos to his law professor friend to leak to the media, these “toothless” memos are what prompted Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump, wasting millions of dollars of taxpayer money and casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Trump Presidency, what does that say about our system of justice?
On Wednesday, eleven members of Congress sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to initiate an investigation. “The letter lays out allegations of criminal wrongdoing by Clinton, Comey, ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, former acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente and FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.” I would add Rod Rosenstein to that list.
Robert Mueller’s investigation must end and a new Special Counsel should be appointed to examine the misconduct of the above-mentioned officials. Trump has been steamrolled by the Deep State and it’s time to fight back.
Article posted with permission from Freedom Outpost. Article by Elizabeth Vaughn.