Last night, on Special Report With Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel, Former FBI Director James Comey speaking about sharing memos about his conversations with President Trump with his friend and Special Government Agent, Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman. Comey also shared the memos with the rest of his legal team.
Comey also denied knowing who was behind the leak about the infamous anti-Trump dossier that was later revealed to have been used to obtain a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Comey also claimed he never knew exactly who funded the dossier.
Asked when he learned that the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign funded Steele’s work, Comey said: “I still don’t know that for a fact.”
He went on to say, “I have only seen it in the media. I never knew exactly which Democrats had funded.”
Asked about FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page – whose anti-Trump text messages have been seized upon by Republicans — Comey said he would have “removed both of them from any contact with significant investigations” had he been aware of the texts.
“It was such poor judgment,” he said.
Pressed on whether Strzok and Page’s work should be questioned, Comey acknowledged, “It’s a reasonable question to ask.”
“And I can tell you this. When I saw the text, I was deeply disappointed in them,” he said. “But I never saw any bias, any reflection of any kind of animus towards anybody.”
Comey is doing television interviews to promote his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” in which he blasted the president for everything from his integrity to his height, skin and hair.
Comey has a selective memory when it comes to the funding of the dossier.
Especially, when there was also a second one in his custody.
On February 1st of this year, Judicial Watch reported that
The strange case of the Russian dossier got even stranger this week with a new report from the Guardian raising a name from the seamy side of Clinton past. A “second Trump-Russia dossier” has been turned over to the FBI, the Guardian reported. The second dossier was compiled by Cody Shearer, who the Guardian identifies as a “a controversial political activist and former journalist who was close to the Clinton White House in the 1990s.”
That’s putting it mildly. Shearer in fact has long been linked to the sleaziest aspects of the Clinton operation, mainly through his close relationship with Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal. Longtime observers of the Clinton ecosystem know that when Cody appears, Sid Blumenthal is not far behind. A ceaseless schemer, Blumenthal was so offensive to the Obama White House that he was banned from an official role at Mrs. Clinton’s State Department. But that barely slowed him down. As documented by Judicial Watch and others, Blumenthal was a constant presence by Mrs. Clinton’s side during her State Department years.
Blumenthal and Shearer are connected to a global network of intelligence and military freelancers. They played a dangerous game meddling in Libyan affairs after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. They supplied intelligence to Secretary of State Clinton in the weeks leading up to the Benghazi debacle and pitched deals to make money off the Libyan turmoil. ProPublica reports at length on the Blumenthal and Shearer’s Libyan efforts here. According to Judicial Watch’s reporting, during Mrs. Clinton’s State Department tenure, Blumenthal also promoted African business deals and meddled in European Union elections.
As for Shearer, he has a long history of dirty tricks. He’s been linked to Whitewater-era efforts to dirty up Bill Clinton critics; to shakedown politics involving the Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian tribe; and to fronting for Bosnian Serb butcher Radovan Karadzic. Read more about it here and here.
The Guardian reports that the new Shearer document makes some of the same allegations about Mr. Trump as the original Christopher Steele dossier, including “lewd acts at a five-star hotel” in Moscow. It also notes that Steele passed on the Shearer report to the FBI in October 2016, but would not vouch for its accuracy. That’s worth pausing over.
According to the Guardian, Steele provided “a copy [of the Shearer report] because it corresponded with what he had separately heard from his own independent sources.” If the reporting here is accurate, that’s quite a coincidence—that Cody Shearer and Christopher Steele were hearing the same things from different sources at pretty much the same time. A closer look at timelines and sources might be revealing. If Sid and Cody are behind the original Russian dossier sources, that would be big news indeed.
In an article posted on the 17th of March, Aaron Klein of Breitbart.com, stated that
Comey’s FBI may have utilized a second dossier authored by Cody Shearer, a shadowy former tabloid journalist who has long been closely associated with various Clinton scandals.
If you believe that the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not know what his top agents were involved in nor have any knowledge of the Secretary of State’s activities and those of her confidantes’, I have two bridges over the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tennessee to sell you.
President Ronald Reagan used to say that the nine words that you never want to hear were
I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.
Now, don’t get me wrong. The rank and file of the FBI is composed of many stellar, heroic agents, who love this country and work sacrificially every day, serving with honor.
The hierarchy, composed mainly of Professional Bureaucrats like James Comey, is another matter.
Being political appointees holding political opinions, while carrying political obligations to a certain political party, never bodes well in a position of legal authority.
Add into that mix an extra-marital affair between these bureaucrats and, to paraphrase, “the affairs of mice and men (and agents) will indeed go awry”.
The Professional Bureaucrats in the DOJ and the FBI were involved in a Deep State Covert Operation whose many levels of intrigue resembled a spider’s web of corruption at the highest levels
Since the kinky days of J. Edgar Hoover, the hierarchy of the FBI have run clandestine investigations of public figures, both political and cultural leaders.
J. Edgar did it to hold onto his office and to have political leverage against his enemies, as he had skeletons in his own closet…and dresses, too.
But, I digress.
In this case however, the hierarchy of the FBI did it to circumvent the will of the American People and to install Hillary Clinton as the 45th President, thus protecting the status quo in the Halls of Power in Washington, DC.
When that didn’t happen, they determined to bring President Trump down, by any means necessary, including creating a fake story of Russian Collusion.
Thanks to two agents who decided to do the Extramarital Mattress Mambo and text each other thousands of times, written evidence was provided to support the FISA Memo.
And now, we have Former FBI Director James Comey, a Professional Bureaucrat and Political Weasel, trying desperately to sell a book before the spider’s web of corruption which he helped to spin collapses down around him.
My late Former Father-in-law was a retired Police Lieutenant, who had worked with the FBI on several high-profile cases.
To say that he wasn’t a fan would be an understatement.
According to him, the letters FBI stood for “F—ing Bunch of Idiots”.
In the case of the FBI’s “Secret Society” of Deep State Covert Operatives, darned if he wasn’t right.
Until He Comes,