The DOJ Office of Inspector General has released and 83-page report on former FBI Director James Comey; outlining the inspector general investigative findings for how Mr. Comey handled sensitive information including personal memos about President Trump.
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James Comey 🐍
Andrew McCabe ☠️
Sally Yates ☠️
Rod Rodentstein 🐀 no,that is NOT a typo or misspelling
by Byron York
| August 28, 2019 12:30 PM Washington Examiner
The Justice Department inspector general is preparing to release a report on the conduct of fired FBI Director James Comey in the Trump-Russia investigation, according to a number of sources with knowledge of the situation. The specific timing of the report’s release is not clear.
The Comey report is separate from a larger inspector general report on the DOJ’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe. That report, sometimes referred to by Republicans as an investigation into “FISA abuse,” is expected to be released later.
It is not clear why the inspector general, Michael Horowitz, chose to write a separate report on Comey.Among other things, Comey has been under investigation for his handling of several memos he wrote memorializing conversations with President Trump.
The memos began in January 2017, when Trump was still president-elect, and continued until April 2017, the month before Trump summarily fired the FBI director.Comey’s memos were, at the least, confidential FBI documents, and at most, in some cases, classified.
Comey told Congress that he sent some of the memos to a friend for the purpose of being leaked to the New York Times. Comey hoped media reports would set off a firestorm that would ultimately result in the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Trump-Russia matter.
That is precisely what happened with the appointment of Robert Mueller.
It is not clear what conclusions Horowitz has reached about Comey’s actions. Horowitz earlier referred the Comey memo matter to the Justice Department for possible prosecution, but Justice officials declined to go forward.
Comey was also part of the process, much scrutinized by Republicans, through which the FBI sought and received a secret court warrant to wiretap short-term Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The FBI cited allegations from the now-discredited Steele dossier as part of its application for the warrant. That action drew much criticism from Republicans and was ultimately one of the main shapers of the inspector general’s assignment.
Sources say the Comey report will deal just with Comey’s memos and not his broader role in the Trump-Russia investigation. As for Horowitz’s main report, it is still unclear precisely what it will cover and when it will be made public.
Former assistant U.S. attorney Victoria Toensing and former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova discuss the alleged Comey leaks to the media and why the Justice Department decided not to charge him.
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I’ll probably send this as an email as well to be more certain you’ll get to read it. So let’s jump right in to the reason I’m writing at all.
My husband and I, as well as some family members, are totally committed to voting for you in 2020. Nothing is going to dissuade us.
We didn’t vote for a flawless or infallible human being in 2016. We’re certainly not expecting anything different in 2020.
I’m a woman and have no problem voting for you. I’m not sure what i’m supposed to look for in a President that’s any different from what a Republican male is looking for in a President.
Can someone explain that to me? Could Ari Fleischer possibly spell that out? He thinks Republican women are reluctant to vote Donald Trump.
You’ve done some fantastic things for our country. Our economy is on fire. There’s no doubt you’ve been a great President and that you love our country. I don’t know how you even managed given the duress you’ve been under since you got elected.
I do want to point out a few things that I think would be helpful to your re-election just from a ground view-out here among the folks that is.
I read your tweet where you ordered US companies to get out of China. I know you meant well.I get the gist of your tweet. I realize before you were in office
you ran an organization.Unlike the government you were a CEO of a BUSINESS organization where you pass an order down and expect it to be followed so the company can get results.
That’s how all companies do business.I would guess your business side slipped into your new role as President. It wasn’t a huge mistake but this is a political year and things like that will get magnified.
From the pov that you like and even expect results that’s what makes you a fantastic President. From the pov it was an order it plays into the left’s narrative that you are a dictator.Let’s be honest,they’re good at that crap.
We know better that you’re not but we don’t want to help them write the narrative either.
Sometimes you need to let the news cycle take a turn to news other than President Trump. You see, depending on what the news cycle is it can be helpful to have the spotlight elsewhere for a time and use that breather to your advantage.
It’s like a marriage. People need space from time to time,right? Jump in only when necessary. A lot of any one person can be too much. A little can go a long way.
There are good people who will fight the battles for you. Let them.Save your fire for the big ones. Believe me,there are plenty coming and we know you will stand your ground.You’re not the typical wimpy Republican we’ve put up with for years. You don’t have to prove yourself to us.
Stay true to what you ran on. PERIOD. If you have a gradual change of mind try to stick to the principles that got you in office as much as possible. It would be better not to be sure what the right thing to do is,than to suddenly do an about face.
Maybe it’d be better to take more time to look at an issue than to have a sudden change of heart. I know you usually stick to the facts,but some issues end up being more emotional than others and our judgement can get clouded by the emotion of the moment.
This is when you may want to take a step back and think a decision over more cautiously. The recent gun violence is a good example and the pressures can be enormous over issues that evoke strong emotions on both sides.
You have one role: PROTECT AND DEFEND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. Keep that in mind. You can’t go wrong.
I remember when George HW Bush had a popularity rating in the 90’s. I knew he was going to lose even when his ratings were in the 90’s. The folks out here were grumbling about the economy and Clinton capitalized on it.What did him in was his ‘read my lips,no new taxes’ pledge.
People remember things like that;when you make a pledge and fail to even TRY to keep it they don’t forget. The Democrats offered him a deal and he took it. Reagan did that too over immigration & got burnt. Please remember that.
Don’t think for an instant the Democrats are interested in bipartisanship. They’re not.They’re interested in 2 things: one is defeating you and the other is related, getting power.
We know you don’t play politics. You’re about doing the right thing no matter what the fake news media says or the Never Trumpers throw at you. Unfortunately there is a political component to running for President even as an incumbent.
Perception and sound bytes are critical. We know the media is painting a false picture of you. We’re sharp enough to see through their b.s.You don’t have to worry about that. On the other hand I wouldn’t inadvertently help them out.
You’re smart,tough,know how to make deals and have the media pegged for sure.
Most of the time you’re about 4 steps ahead of those idiots. You can catch on how to play the game so i’m only suggesting you get someone by your side,whispering in your ear how the game is played. (Sorry to say but some of it is a game).
If you do that,you’ll shore up your weaknesses.You have a lot of strengths but i tell you this as a bona fide 110% Trump supporter, you have some weaknesses and i don’t want to see them exploited. You have to win. PERIOD.END OF STORY.
One final thought: i’ve seen a lot of negative ads against you on You Tube.
The Democrats have started the campaign. Hope Brad Parscale and his team takes a look at these and gets some counter ads out there.Let’s not suffer death by a 1k cuts,k?
I’m only looking out for our great and beloved President who couldn’t bear to see you and our country lose. The word is not in my vocabulary.I’m out here with the folks. Not to brag but i have a 6th sense re the dynamics of politics.
God bless you Mr President for all you do.
You will always get an A+ for effort.
God bless your terrific family,wonderful First Lady(we love her)and your VP Mike Pence and his terrific family. You and your people endure so much every day when you’re only working for the American people and the country you love.
In our prayers.
Post Script:Forget Fox News. We see they’ve taken a small left turn. There are still a few good people left there. When you say that Fox has taken a turn against you-even if they have-it doesn’t ring well to say they’re not supporting you.
We get it.We’re very aware of what’s going on. The problem is that’s not the media’s job-to support a President or party-and the folks have a thing about that. They want to see an honest,straight reporting media.
Now the commentary in the media is another matter. Sean Hannity,Judge Jeanine et al. are among the commentators. They do analysis and offer opinion. It’s not out of the ordinary for the people in that category to support a particular candidate or party.
Our main beef is that the news has been supporting certain people and attacking others. They bent over backwards for Obama totally and Hillary to a certain extent. They’ve gone out of their way and even to ridiculous ends to destroy your presidency.
We have to be fair about that;we didn’t want them supporting Obama and Clinton like they did so we certainly can’t expect them to support you, like they did them.
Other than the commentators they shouldn’t be supporting or attacking anyone.
NOT THEIR JOB.Their job is to look out for us.It bears repeating,they should report the news and let us decide. That WAS the Fox news brand when they first started.
There has never been a time in the history of our Country that the Media was so Fraudulent, Fake, or Corrupt! When the “Age of Trump” is looked back on many years from now, I only hope that a big part of my legacy will be the exposing of massive dishonesty in the Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019
With the passage of time there will be a historian who does. I’m sure of it!
Remember when Woodward and Bernstein actually investigated wrongdoing by an administration? Those were the days. They managed to dig deep and uncover corruption in the Nixon administration.
You would think our present media would be digging deep to uncover the attempted coup on President Trump.NOPE. They’re too busy participating in the attempt.
They’re upset they’ve been called the enemy of the people. They ARE the enemy of the people. Forget the Russians. All they did was put up some Facebook ads nobody saw.
I know I didn’t see them and even if i would have i had already made up my mind to vote Donald Trump.I was also accused of being a possible Russian bot by Twitter. I’ve lived my whole life in the good ol USA and was tickled pink when the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union collapsed under Reagan.
Not much of a Russian collaborator.
Thankfully we have the internet and we don’t have to put up with the drive by media and their fake news anymore.It’s possible you can get fake news on the internet too. You just have to learn to be cautious and check the stories out carefully.
You learn who you can trust and who to ignore. It took me awhile to sort it out but it’s still a vast improvement over the trash from the mainstream media.
The American people are P****ED and here’s why:
1. we just witnessed an attempted coup on a duly elected President.The media silence is deafening. A coup and nobody’s interested. A handful of people have been investigating and that’s it.
2. we’re witnessing a 2 tier justice system. Remember the swat team (shocked they didn’t bring the Air Force,Navy and Marines)from the FBI contacting CNN to make sure they showed up at Roger Stone’s residence as they surrounded his house and scared his wife to death? Bet you do.
Remember Hillary being exonerated even after Comey listed every felony she actually committed because he knew she was already exposed. He had no choice but go public. Everyone knew anyway thanks to Wikileaks.
Paul Manafort was thrown into solitary confinement and General Flynn was never afforded the benefit of any attorney when he was questioned by the FBI. Some of these people may have been threatened by the Mueller’s special counsel.
Hillary,on the other hand,was aided by the FBI in destroying evidence that was under subpeona & her associates granted immunity for nothing. No deals; when people are granted immunity they generally make a deal with the feds and either give up info or name names. They went out of their way to make sure she got off.
3. Remember the media swooning over Obama no matter what.Remember how they went out of their way to cover up for Hillary when she ran in 2016. I know the left is willing to accept the media acting like the propaganda arm of the Democrat party but MOST of us just want an honest,objective media that doesn’t take sides.
Their job is to investigate the stories,report the news and let US decide what it means.The commentators should at least stick to the facts if they are going to give us analysis and opinion.Unlike Joe Biden we know that truth and facts are fundamentally the same thing.
Let’s consider how the people from the FBI were leaking left and right about the Trump administration with LIES re Russian collusion but covering up other information under the guise of saying it was either classified or “under investigation.” Let’s consider how the media ran with this LIE for nearly 3 yrs.
They duped their own viewers. Not that they care. Wonder what it feels like to be a useful idiot? Ask the left.
4. We’re[conservatives,Trump supporters)intolerant? How about the fact you can get your lights punched out over a hat? A HAT. How about the fact if you’re a Trump supporter or even simply report positive news about the President that you could be doxxed.
Dan Bongino is right. ANTIFA stands for anti-first amendment. We’ve witnessed their violent attacks against Trump supporters or even bystanders. They’ve gotten a slap on the wrist. The police act like they were told to stand down.This is not how it’s supposed to work in the United States. We’re not a 3rd world country yet.
The media isn’t only complicit;they’ve been egging on confrontation.They look the other way no matter what the left does. They don’t think we can figure this out? They forget we have other sources now. They’ve made themselves irrelevant [or even loathed ]for their lack of journalistic objectivity and ethics.
Here are the salaries of 10 of the highest paid news anchors. Some of the people have since bit the dust at their original networks. You’d think for the amount they’re paid they could actually earn it.While an old list with just 10 people i think you get the point.
Indicates they bit the dust,career over. ⚰️
CHRIS CUOMO – $2.5 MILLION
ANN CURRY – $5 MILLION
SCOTT PELLEY – $5 MILLION
MEGYN KELLY ⚰️ – $6 MILLION
RACHEL MADDOW – $7 MILLION
SHEPARD SMITH – $7-$8 MILLION
ANDERSON COOPER – $11 MILLION
DIANE SAWYER – $12 MILLION
BILL O’REILLY – $20 MILLION
MATT LAUER ⚰️ – $25 MILLION
Source: The Richest
5.I’m convinced when Mueller testified he put on a good act for the judiciary committee. I don’t think he’s as senile as people were either making him out to be or they were duped into believing his mental capacity had diminished. BULL PUCKY.
Here’s Jim Jordan questioning Robert Mueller during the IRS hearings. Seem familiar? A case of deja vu?
6. The media better be careful .They’re pushing for a civil war.revolution or anarchy. If they get what they want it may bite them in the butt.
7.You see how the left works here.When it’s a Democrat administration they want the government as the be all and end all and the executive branch to exercise as much authority as possible.
When it’s a Republican administration they want the government out of the way and the executive branch limited. See how that works? When a Democrat President acts with impunity he gets a pass. When a Republican President acts within his constitutional rights he’s an authoritarian. They paint him as either Hitler or a dictator.
I use the word he because so far we’ve had male presidents. I’m not suggesting a woman can’t be President. I had to mention that so we wouldn’t have any lefties getting their panties in a knot.
8. President called it right;fake news. The Trump supporters are right,CNN SUCKS.I don’t think it will be long before they extend the fake news title to ALL the cable networks with the exception of OANN*.
9. The most egregious act of the media to date is the Russian Hoax. Their relentless attacks on the President combined with their fake news stories about him are a close second. The American people are not tired of Donald Trump. They are tired of the insult to their intelligence by the media.
*One America News Network