Comey Invalidates Special Counsel ~ VIDEO

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Newt Gingrich

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The most startling revelation from fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony this week was his barefaced admission that he intentionally leaked details of his private conversations with the President to the press in an effort to prompt the appointment a special counsel.

When asked Thursday by Senator Susan Collins of Maine whether he shared the memos he wrote about his conversations with President Trump with anyone outside the Department of Justice, Comey answered:

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter – didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons – but I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”

This statement is tremendously important because it completely delegitimizes Robert Mueller’s so-called independent investigation and reveals it as poisoned fruit.

Think about it: Comey was the top law enforcement officer in the nation before he was fired on May 9. Had he felt a special counsel was necessary to investigate possible Russian influence in the 2016 election, he could have requested one from Congress at any time. If he felt his conversations with President Trump warranted additional attention, he could have approached Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about it.

But instead he decided to do nothing. Comey apparently didn’t think there was need for a special counsel until the Monday after he was fired, according to his testimony. In a clear act of retaliation, Comey went outside the system and shared secret information with the media via a college professor-friend, in a calculated attempt to inflict pain on the Trump Administration. Further, he said he turned all his memos about his conversations over to the special counsel upon his termination – so Mueller’s investigators already had all they needed to make their own decisions.

But Comey knows that the press feed off attacking Trump. He also knows that they have an incomplete, false understanding of the Russia investigation and would therefore gladly perpetuate the false narrative that Trump was somehow under investigation. He saw a chance to cause drama, and he took it.

Yet this is the same person who on Thursday, under oath, exonerated Trump on the Russia question. Collins asked Comey two very direct, simple questions. She asked, “whether there was any kind of investigation about the President underway” and “was the President under investigation at the time of [Comey’s] dismissal on May 9?”

For both questions – under oath – Comey answered “no.”

This kind of petty vindictiveness is so unbelievable, I wouldn’t even write this type of stuff in one of my novels. The truth is, Comey behaved exactly like a bitter employee who had just been fired. He said nasty things about everyone from President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who served the Obama administration. The common thread in his testimony was that his firing was everyone’s fault but his own.

But there’s another wrinkle in this story: Comey and Mueller are very close.

Throughout his testimony, Comey described Mueller as “one of this country’s great, great pros,” called him “the right person” to lead the Russia investigation, and said “Bob Mueller is one of the finest people and public servants this country’s ever produced. He will do it well. He is a dogged, tough person, and you can have high confidence that, when it’s done, he’s turned over all the rocks.”

When Senator John Cornyn asked whether anything Comey had testified would “impede the investigation of the FBI or Director Mueller’s commitment to get to the bottom of this,” Comey stressed that the appointment of Mueller was “a critical part of that equation.”

Let’s also not forget that 97 percent of campaign donations from Department of Justice employees went to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The culture and people at DOJ are predisposed to be hostile to President Trump.

James Comey
The most startling revelation from fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony this week was his barefaced admission that he intentionally leaked details of his private conversations with the President to the press

So, what we have here is a fired FBI director, who leaked private material to the press, so he could get his friend appointed as a special counsel in order to take retribution on the President – with the aid of a department full of federal lawyers who would have rather seen Hillary in the White House. And we are supposed to believe this will be an objective, unbiased investigation?

Comey’s testimony – and the situation he orchestrated around it – really show the depths to which the deep state will go – working around Congress, outside of even the federal process – to damage and undermine President Trump. And it perfectly illustrates how sick the system has become.

In my new book, Understanding Trump, which will be released Tuesday, I describe deep state operatives like Comey as the permanent opposition. They will stop at nothing to mar the Trump presidency in order to keep their influence.

Make no mistake: This is not about law and order, it is not about justice, it is not even about any investigation. This is about influence peddling, this is about the search for vengeance, and this is about stopping the revolution President Trump was elected to implement.

This is everything that sickens normal Americans about the swamp.

America is on a knife’s edge. The question is now whether Republicans in Congress will have the courage to stand with President Trump and fight the deep state that was personified in Comey’s testimony Thursday.

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Newt

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    Is there any truth to the rumor that xx wets its panties whenever it is walking down the aisles of toy store and sees a plastic squirt gun? I bet even a pistol grip hose nozzle has it messing in its depends.

    Wild Bill
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    @CG, Yep, there is an entire trail of evidence! Cleanup in aisle nine!

    XX
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    XX

    Colon Girl, humor is not your strong point… not at all. Well, at least you managed to stay way from shrieking use of caps. Now back to the kitchen with you, harridan. I’m sure you have a few cauldrens to attend to.

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    gandolf

    XX as it saddens me that you whiney, gullible, liberal Demwits are melting down following the lies of fake news. When has Trump done any of those things you accuse him of? Us Deplorables are just sitting back as you Demwits self-destruct. We know that all the lies you are believing won’t get him impeached.

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    @gandolf, His real name is TS (Teen Snot). He changed it to XX to try to seem like some other commentor, but we figured him out. Now, we call him Xtra Teen Xtra Snot. He gets paid for dissimulating, prevaricating, and annoying normal people. No one likes him much.

    XX
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    Yes, I’m here to be liked Old Old Useless Bill. I desperately need your approval. Is it that obvious?

    Wild Bill
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    I do not know how anyone as stupid as James Comey could become the director of the FBI. Comey, in his testimony, was desirous of getting the president in trouble. Comey exonerated the president, but admitted to a crime himself, and got Lorretta Lynch in hot water. She will be the next investigated. Treason is the only crime defined by our constitution. We are not at war, so no one can commit treason. Collusion is only a crime under securities law. So, unless, the president was manipulating stock prices with other persons, President Trump is guilty of nothing. President Trump… Read more »

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    Tsk, Tsk, Old Bill. The dementia is not getting any better with the new drugs, eh? This is exactly the kind of statement that proves how worthless, stupidly partisan, uninformed and intellectually dishonest you nutbags are. Comey is supremely qualified for the position he had. Look up the word integrity, if you dare. It is something Trumpel Orangeskin has never heard of. Not even his high-paid weaselly lawyers can save him. This is far, far from over, and when, not if, Comey reveals what else he knows, you will go scurrying back into your holes and deny you ever had… Read more »

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    xx; You on the other hand have NOTHING to say other than to try to INSULT people who have spoken the truth. Open you eyes and open your brain to the facts shown to the world about the DemocRAT-ick communist party and their attempt to destroy America. Americans do not want an “Amerika socialist democratic government”.

    XX
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    XX

    Yes, let’s talk about leaks instead of the high crime of treason. Colluding with a foreign (enemy) state to undermine our democratic voting process. Simpletons.

    John
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    Hi Simpleton XX where is the evidence of “any” tempering with our voting system, except by illegal aliens? There are no evidence of any Colluding with foreign state to undermine our voting process – NADA. Thee only voting violations are by illegal aliens – yes they are not undocumented immigrants – GA 5500 VA 6000? Did you pay attention to those or should we say that some South American countries are trying to influence instead of Russia? So maybe you are the one with dementia and are totally out of drugs? You see spreading your lies do not make them… Read more »

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    Johnny, you are out of your depth here, son. Read about up on NSA whistle-blower, Reality Winner for an inkling of what’s to come or are you more interested in the “leak” than the potential subversive damage done? Absolutely, no disagreement about illegal aliens voting. Find them and eject them. That’s the difference between me and you #sshats. I have some honesty and consistency. Keep on getting your opinions from Rush Limbaugh or grow a brain of your own.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @John, he is a paid troll. He writes crap that even he knows is wrong, but his employer wants put out. He uses insults to get a response that gets him paid. No experience, no education, never even read the rules of his society. Unworthy of any thought or time.

    XX
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    Yet you replied! Woof woof. Nobody pays me, you tinfoil trilby octogenarian.

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    XX we don’t hear gullible, liberal Demwits like you anymore. All the pooh you morons are throwing against the wall isn’t sticking. Nothing is going to happen to Trump so keep at it making yourselves looking like the proctologist delights you are.

    XX
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    @Gandolf It saddens me to think that you are so blindly pro-Trump that you cannot even see how he (daily) makes a rod for his own back. He is a one term President and he is F55king it up, royally. I honestly hoped he’d do better. Maybe bring this country more to the middle, but, no, he is just hell bent on creating carnage, and his conceited, arrogant, egotistical personality will be his undoing. Watch this space.

    Wild Bill
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    @gandolf, we don’t reply to him because that gets him paid. We reply to others about his prevarications, fabrication, and propaganda. He has never done anything, never studied anywhere, yet, he knows everything.