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A Second Look At Comey?

Postby Ken0069 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:35 am

Hummm, I never thought about it this way but......................................

Reconsidering Comey
By Shawn Mitchell
January 9, 2017

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles ... comey.html

Democrats’ frantic search for the real killer of Hilary Clinton’s expected victory -- anything other than a bad record, a flawed candidate, and an unhappy public -- seems to have settled on Russian meddling. But, the politically charged and legally delicate labor of James Comey probably was more significant. Salon Magazine recently declared Comey’s impact on the election the “biggest story of 2016.” Perhaps we’ve misunderstood and misjudged a shrewd, brave, and consequential strategy by an FBI Director in a tough spot.

Comey was criticized harshly by Republicans and Democrats alike for his probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails and handling classified material. His once golden reputation is smashed likely beyond redemption. Looking back, it is difficult to make sense of Comey’s twisting path. It’s widely believed the administration, through the Justice Department, let Comey know there would be no charges filed, no prosecution of the Democrat nominee and president’s strongly preferred successor, Hillary Clinton.

DOJ hobbled the investigation with arbitrary shackles that defied sense and strategy, treated Clinton with unprecedented deference, and spread immunity to many of her top political and technology aides and vendors. This was an investigation that never had a chance -- confirming to conservatives their belief the Department is politicized and the administration is corrupt.

Some commentators believe the honorable course would have been for Comey to resign. Here’s where Monday morning quarterbacking gets interesting: Comey pressed forward with a lengthy investigation. The sequence of tumultuous events reads like a heated political thriller.

As an announcement appeared imminent, Attorney General Loretta Lynch was seen in flagrante delicto with Bill Clinton on a Phoenix tarmac. Responding to the furor, Lynch ducked and cowered behind Comey, taking the unprecedented step of announcing the decision how to proceed was effectively his. Cops telling prosecutors whether or not to file a case is not how things are done.

On July 5th, Comey conducted his infamous press conference. He plainly and methodically laid out a case of shabby, unlawful conduct by Clinton, who sent and received classified information on her unsecure server, which was likely hacked by foreign governments. Then, Comey spun around, declaring no reasonable prosecutor would take the case because there was no evidence Clinton intended to act unlawfully -- a requirement that does not exist in the relevant statute. It was a stunning performance that outraged Republicans and delighted Democrats, earning Comey derision from the right and praise from the left.

Then, 11 days before the election, Comey sparked another buzz storm, notifying Congress by letter the investigation was reopened because 650,000 relevant emails were discovered on the laptop computer of Anthony Wiener, husband of Clinton confidante Huma Abedin, in an unrelated probe. The political whirlwind was instant. Republicans praised Comey’s diligence. Democrats condemned his meddling and accused him of violating federal law by trying to influence the election.

The winds soon reversed again. On Sunday, November 6, two days before the election, Comey wrote to Congress stating nothing in the new emails changed his initial decision to recommend against prosecution. Snap. He was again Republicans’ most vilified stooge and Democrats’ favorite emissary of justice.

Then the earthquake of November 8, 2016 hit. Donald Trump won a seemingly impossible victory with 306 electoral votes, crushing Hillary Clinton in the state tally and Electoral College. The Clinton camp argues Comey’s actions, particularly his letter to Congress, played a decisive role. In a post-election conference call with major backers, Clinton and aides said the announcement had “blocked out the sun,” kept her from getting her message out, slowed her momentum, and energized her opponents. Even Comey’s later notice of exoneration hurt, they say, because it was too little, too late to boost Clinton and instead angered and energized Republicans.

What was Comey thinking? His behavior throughout is hard to decipher. For an accomplished man in a very tough spot, one who cares about his hard-earned reputation and his future, there are safer ways Comey could have played mostly the same hand he eventually did. Of course, he could have resigned rather than submit to DOJ restrictions. But that was a futile gesture. The FBI’s number two man, Andrew McCabe, was tainted by Clinton graft. His wife received $500,000 for a Virginia state senate campaign from Clinton moneyman Terry McAuliffe. McCabe would certainly salute, not fight. If Comey were to have fallen on his sword, the same political interference and corruption would have prevailed.

Events make it reasonable to speculate that Comey chose a high stakes, personally damaging strategy of comply-but-defy. If he meant only to capitulate, he could have kept his head down. He could have issued a bland statement citing a lack of intent. But he did more. What profit is there for an official publicly to present an elaborate and damning case that convicts Clinton in lay vocabulary, only to then acquit her in legalese? The explanation displeased the administration and certainly Clinton. The decision not to indict enraged Republicans.

Comey knew he was walking into an inferno. But he willingly fired it up and walked right in. What motive would he have, other than to expose as much of the truth as possible, to allow voters to make an informed judgment?

Similarly, upon discovery of the emails on Weiner’s computer, Comey was compelled to continue the investigation. Reportedly, AG Lynch instructed Comey not to inform Congress. But he felt duty bound to update Congress on an investigation he had declared closed. Still, he could have been quieter, perhaps giving a private briefing to leadership, without creating a document with the FBI seal and his signature.

Again, Comey lifted heavier than he had to, with explosive effect on the political discussion. It is troubling to think of a law enforcement professional calculating in this way. Questions of ethics and propriety abound. But it likely was existentially troubling to Comey to think of corrupt political influence blocking what should be an impartial legal investigation, obstructing justice, and ushering in a new president, and attributing the decision to him for good measure.
I wonder if James Comey willingly laid down his reputation in order to both obey and defy the president, while doing his best to uphold his oath to protect the Constitution of the United States. Perhaps at great cost, he made a Hail Mary pass of a fraught issue to the electorate so voters could take it from there.

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Re: A Second Look At Comey?

Postby woody b » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:53 am

Comey's announcement 11 days before the election was timed to take attention away from the latest wave 9at that time) of wiki leaks emails. It was planned all along for Comey to clear Hillary, the 2nd time, just before the election.
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Re: A Second Look At Comey?

Postby RevTheory » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:13 pm

Ohsocialist has politicized every department he could with ideological hacks. Hopefully President Trump will get qualified people in there so we can get honest, unbiased intel for once.
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Re: A Second Look At Comey?

Postby 1989TransAm » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:48 pm

RevTheory wrote:Ohsocialist has politicized every department he could with ideological hacks. Hopefully President Trump will get qualified people in there so we can get honest, unbiased intel for once.


For most of the people Trump has chosen do not really need the job. In a lot of cases it is a demotion. I think Trump has chosen these people because he wants to advance his agenda and these people are doers, not payoffs to political hacks.
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Re: A Second Look At Comey?

Postby 1989TransAm » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:49 pm

RevTheory wrote:Ohsocialist has politicized every department he could with ideological hacks. Hopefully President Trump will get qualified people in there so we can get honest, unbiased intel for once.


On a side note I see Trump is starting to drain the swamp by replacing all of Obama's ambassadors.
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Re: A Second Look At Comey?

Postby RevTheory » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:15 pm

"You're Fired!" :D
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Re: A Second Look At Comey?

Postby Ken0069 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:37 pm

1989TransAm wrote:On a side note I see Trump is starting to drain the swamp by replacing all of Obama's ambassadors.


Yup, in past administrations the guy/gal who was "in place" stayed on until their successor was appointed regardless of party affiliations. I guess Trump don't want nothing to do with anything associated with president shit stain so like Rev says............................YOU'RE FIRED!!

But back to Comey, so none of you agree with this article then? I was kinda thinking that the guy "might" not be as bad as I originally though seeing as he pretty much ended his career in public office with his actions and I do believe what he did had an effect on the election.
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Re: A Second Look At Comey?

Postby pdq67 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:56 am

It's funny about him and here is why I think so.

Comey is so low on the totem pole that he knew if he tried to take her down like we all pretty-much here think needs to be done, it would be stopped by the higher-ups!! BOTH sides of the HIGHER-UPS, I might add!!

The darn cheese stinks in DC big-time!!

So IMHO, he left it in the hands of the, "Court of Public Opinion", by stating what he did about her.

And in so doing, he made sure to piss enough of the voters off that WE/THEY remembered to finish the job at the polls!!

She lost so THEY really need to get on with it!!

Trump is a, "DI*K", but she is a, "lying, thieving, f**, "CUNT"", that just may also be a, "killer", think VF here!!

Trump wants to help our COUNTRY and all she wanted to do was to become a $Billionaire!! Go figure....

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Re: A Second Look At Comey?

Postby Ken0069 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:39 pm

And speaking of Comey, there's this............................

The Mysterious FBI Sunday Document Dump #5 and The “Missing” Clinton Seagate Hard Drive…
Posted on January 10, 2017 by sundance

As many of you are aware the FBI mysteriously dumped 300 pages of investigative material in an unusual Sunday evening document dump.

The timing and content of the FBI release are curious and a few people are attempting to understand what’s going on.

It has taken us a full day to look over the #5 release and scour it for information. There’s some rather interesting findings.

What follows below may possibly indicate a motive, and might also outline an internal effort within the FBI to push forward: a.) action by President Obama on behalf of Hillary Clinton, vis-a-vis a pardon; or, b.) action by the incoming administration to ensure criminal charges.

Most of the MSM attention, scant though it is, has focused on the last few pages of the latest document release (pgs 295-299) which highlight specific evidence that Hillary Clinton was passing on classified information, via email, to Sidney Blumenthal.

Watch this interview with Lou Dobbs last night and Judge Andrew Napolitano:
https://youtu.be/es4sewPllAc

In addition to the Sidney Blumenthal angle, the question posed by Lou Dobbs about FBI motive is a dangling participle remaining from the discussion. However, within the release on Page #283 there’s an important discovery which may answer that question.

Bear with me, as I try to explain a complex issue.

As outlined by the research group behind the Thompson Timeline, there’s always been a question about a missing “Seagate Hard drive“.

Read the entire article HERE!

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