Many of us already knew these things.
The huge thing folks should’ve gotten out of today’s prepared and scripted Senate hearing is that this whole nonsense is a scheme to freeze the government by way of propaganda and distraction.
Here are 10 key takeaways from today’s hearings with James Comey:
1. President Trump did not ask for the Russia investigation to be closed, hence, no obstruction.
“Did the president at any time ask you to stop the FBI investigation into Russian involvement?” North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr asked Comey.
“Not to my understanding, no,” he said.
This is extremely significant, given that President Trump’s enemies have attacked him for supposedly potentially obstructing justice by ousting Comey and asking him to publicly disclose that the president was not targeted in the Russia matter.
2. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch interfered with the Clinton email investigation.
During today’s testimony, Comey claimed he was “concerned” with how the Obama AG demanded that he refer to Clinton’s email probe as a “matter” and not an “investigation.”
He specifically said, “That concerned me, because that language tracked the way the [Clinton campaign] talked about the FBI’s work, and that’s concerning.”
3. President Trump led the closure of the General Flynn investigation, but did NOT order it.
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go,” Comey says Trump told him in the meeting.
Asked about that exchange, Comey gave a nuanced answer.
“I took it as a direction,” Comey said. “I mean, this is a president of the United States with me alone saying, ‘I hope this.’ I took it as, this is what he wants me to do. I didn’t obey that, but that’s the way I took it.”
Comey said he did not interpret Trump’s remark as an order.
The distinction could prove important if the Russia investigation turns to questions about potential obstruction of justice.
4. The Flynn probe is completely separate from the Russia investigation.
The lying media will tell you the two are the same thing, and that one implies the other, but that is a LIE.
Comey clarified that the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn is separate from the larger Russia probe.
The two investigations have been conflated by many reporters and political pundits.
Comey said that closing the Flynn investigation would not have impeded Russia investigation. He said he saw the two probes as “touching each other, but separate.”
5. Comey trashed the New York Times story regarding frequent contacts.
The Times reported then that US investigators had intelligence showing that Trump associates had “repeated contacts with Russian intelligence.”
But Comey made it clear that that was a LIE.
“It was not true,” Comey testified.
“And we don’t call the press to say, ‘hey you got this thing wrong about this sensitive topic,’” he continued. “We just have to leave it there…nonsense. But I can’t go on explaining why it’s nonsense.”
6. Comey orchestrated his own memo leaks.
This admission is huge. Comey said that he instructed a friend, Columbia Law School professor Daniel Richman, to leak details of transcripts of his memos to the media.
The New York Times first reported that Comey took comprehensive notes following his meetings with Trump. In one memo, Comey said that Trump asked him to find a way to shut down the Flynn investigation.
Comey was asked why he used a third-party to release his memos rather than doing so himself. He said he relied on his friend in order to stave off an onslaught from reporters.
7. President Trump was truthful when he claimed Comey told him he was not being investigated.
“We did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him,” Comey said.
So, the MSM are a bunch of liars.
8. Comey developed an almost instant and irrational distrust for President Trump.
“I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, and so I thought it really important to document it,” Comey said. “I knew there might come a day when I would need a record of what had happened, not just to defend myself, but to defend the FBI and our integrity as an institution and the independence of our investigative function.”
What reason did Comey have to not trust our President from even before the point where they began their work together? Sounds like fishy politics to me.
9. Comey accused President Trump of being a liar.
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
“I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting,” Comey testified.
10. Comey cannot disclose ant details regarding the dossier or collusion.
Another nothing-burger, as expected.
Comey said he was unable to discuss in an unclassified setting whether the FBI had been able to verify the information reported in a dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.
So, basically, what the Comey Hearing proved:
- Pres TRUMP NOT under Investigation
- There is NO Russia Collusion
- There is NO Obstruction of Justice
- Comey LEAKED to the MEDIA
- AG Loretta Lynch obstructed Justice in Hillary investigation
Did I miss anything???
Comey is a liar, and a wussy.
This whole play is a liberal witch hunt, nothing more at all.
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Source: The Daily Caller