James Comey told Congress under oath that Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s former deputy chief of staff, forwarded “hundreds and thousands” of emails to her husband’s laptop. (Even I winced at that statement believing it to be in error. Tens of thousands? Yes. Hundreds of thousands? NO!) He said it was an “incredibly painful” decision to go public with news that Clinton’s emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s computer. Mrs. Clinton claimed it was one of the reasons she lost the election, and that it wasn’t her fault!
The FBI then scrambled to cover for Comey by issuing the following statement in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee – “A majority of the relevant emails reached Mr. Weiner’s computer via a backup system from Ms. Abedin’s phone, and that the action was not deliberate, as Mr. Comey implied” and “The bulk of the data found occurred as a result of a backup of personal electronic devices, with a small number a result of manual forwarding by Ms. Abedin to Mr. Weiner.”
Comey also stated that Ms. Abedin had a “regular practice” of forwarding messages to Mr. Weiner for him to print out. He has since backed away from that comment as well.
In the FBI letter it clarified comments made by Mr. Comey stating that “hundreds of thousands of emails had been manually transferred by Ms. Abedin” were actually only two email chains containing classified information to Mr. Weiner’s account.
Boy he sure was “misinformed” on the investigation he was overseeing! Gee Wally! Didn’t Comey say all was well with the FBI? No moral issues or concerns about leadership, right?
The Daily Mail and at least one source close to Comey said his decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material and her email server came after he “could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI,” including some of his top deputies who “felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.”
According to ZeroHedge:
“‘The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn’t recommend an indictment against Hillary,’ said the source, a close friend who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass every week.” (TRS has confirmed this with both a retired FBI agent and an FBI contractor.)
“Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall.”
“According to the source, Comey fretted over the problem for months and discussed it at great length with his wife, Patrice.”
“He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disaffected agents. The letters reminded him every day that morale in the FBI had hit rock bottom.”
“‘The people he trusts the most have been the angriest at him,’ the source continued. ‘And that includes his wife, Pat. She kept urging him to admit that he had been wrong when he refused to press charges against the former secretary of state.’”
Comey sent a memo to FBI employees attempting to explain why the FBI let Clinton walk, and why it published the notes from its investigation just before a long holiday weekend. According to Kevin Hart, publisher of The Horn News:
“In his memo, first reported by CNN, Comey tried to claim that the decision to not prosecute Clinton was not political, nor a close call. He also said the late-Friday document dump occurred because it was simply the first day the materials were available.”
“The memo comes after Comey reportedly received heat from former FBI agents who said the decision to recommend criminal charges against Clinton should have been a slam dunk. Politicians ranging from former Texas Governor Rick Perry to House Speaker Paul Ryan have openly questioned whether Comey was influenced by political pressure.”
Meanwhile, Democrat leadership praised Comey for his honesty. FORMER director of the FBI, James Comey seems to be in a truth death spiral!
To further the case against Comey lying under oath, The Daily Caller published transcripts that no official has yet claimed were false. They clearly show how upset agents were and how they didn’t understand why some of the procedures were NOT adhered to. In the transcript one agent states: “This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have convened, but was not. That is appalling.” And an FBI special agent who has worked public corruption and criminal cases said of the decision, “We talk about it in the office and don’t know how Comey can keep going.”
Doesn’t sound like anyone is upset here?
“We didn’t search their (Clinton’s) house. We always search the house. The search should not just have been for private electronics, which contained classified material, but even for printouts of such material,” he said. “There should have been a complete search of their residence.”
In these instances the FBI didn’t take ANY items from the home. No electronics. No nothing. Really? When was the last time you saw the FBI search a home and come out with nothing? When? I’ve seen them take burnt electronic items out of a home that has been set on fire!
Why were so many protocols and procedures ignored in the Clinton case? Why has Comey had to clean up his testimonies so many times after the hearings? Why was it when he felt bad about what he thought Trump said he took action to spark an investigation against Trump, yet when he was pushed by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to change the verbiage of an ongoing investigation to match the verbiage of a presidential campaign, he felt sick over it, but he did nothing? He felt the need to run down and write notes from his conversation with Trump, but not with Hillary or even Loretta Lynch. Does this make sense to anyone? Are you really going to try to tell us that Comey doesn’t have an integrity or honesty issue? Are you going to try to tell us that Comey hasn’t acted out of self-preservation or political reasons? Spare me! Comey is the biggest black eye on the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover.
On a positive note, Comey has now regained his sainthood status with the Democrats.
Long Live Nancy Pelosi!
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