Former F.B.I. Director James Comey testified for three hours before the Senate Intelligence Committee today in what was supposed to be the Democrats’ big moment. This was what they had all been waiting for.Comey was expected blow the lid off the Russian-Trump collusion investigation and charge President Trump with obstructing justice to boot.
But instead Comey’s testimony blew up in the faces of hopeful Democrats when, under questioning by Committee Chairmen Richard Burr whether the Obama administration’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s secret meeting (even the Secret Service agents assigned to each were told to leave) with Bill Clinton had any affect on his handling of Hillary’s email probe he answered that it forced him to act in a manner necessary to protect the credibility of the investigation, the Department of Justice, and the F.B.I.
He also charged Lynch with ordering him to call the email investigation an “email matter” instead so as to provide Clinton with some wiggle room on the campaign trail.
Comey was concerned because he became convinced that it was tainting the public’s perception of the independence of the investigation and, with it, the Justice Department. He decided to make the bureau’s findings about Clinton public.
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Comey also admitted to leaking, through an intermediary, to the New York Times. This last fact may endear him to partisan Democrats but any objective observer knows that leaking information to the press that may be pertinent to a criminal or counter-intelligence investigation is verboten.
The Democrats – including Obama, Lynch, and Clinton – may very well face prosecution for their poisonous attack on the president of the United States and their lawless actions while they had power.
All of this just reinforces the need to Drain The Swamp. It’s about time!