Saturday, May 27, 2017

James Comey used fake Russian intelligence to make decisions about Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Courtesy of CNN: 

Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email was fake -- created by Russian intelligence -- but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process. 

As a result, Comey acted unilaterally last summer to publicly declare the investigation over -- without consulting then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch -- while at the same time stating that Clinton had been "extremely careless" in her handling of classified information. His press conference caused a firestorm of controversy and drew criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. 

Comey's actions based on what he knew was Russian disinformation offer a stark example of the way Russian interference impacted the decisions of the highest-level US officials during the 2016 campaign. 

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that this Russian intelligence was unreliable. US officials now tell CNN that Comey and FBI officials actually knew early on that this intelligence was indeed false.

So Comey used intelligence that he knew was fake to end an investigation, that he also must have known by then was based on false allegations?

Here's more: 

In classified sessions with members of Congress several months ago, Comey described those emails in the Russian claim and expressed his concern that this Russian information could "drop" and that would undermine the Clinton investigation and the Justice Department in general, according to one government official. 

Still, Comey did not let on to lawmakers that there were doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to sources familiar with the briefings. It is unclear why Comey was not more forthcoming in a classified setting.

I don't get this at all, becasue all Comey had to do if this information did "drop" was reveal that it was bullshit. 

It seems more likely to me that Comey was more concerned about the response from the Right Wing fringe, some of who also apparently work in the FBI, to that fake intelligence, which of course they would NEVER believe to be fake at all.

That makes me wonder if that was not also part of the reason why Comey was so quick to send that letter about reopening the investigation based on those emails on Anthony Weiner's computer?

Is James Comey really this easily manipulated?

He is due to give testimony again after Memorial Day, perhaps we can get some answers about all of this at that time.

22 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:38 PM

    Is James Comey really this easily manipulated?
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    Yes. I never saw why he was appointed in the first place, given his record, but he seemed to blow the way the wind hit his finger to keep his job. When it turned toward Trump, out he went.

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  2. Anonymous2:41 PM

    That's right, Jim- it's not right to undermine the DOJ or your investigation.

    It's far better to fuck America. And the world.

    My contempt for this gutless individual is sky-high but still growing.

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  3. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Why always the smug face when they get caught?

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  4. Anonymous3:04 PM

    What an imbecile, while addressing the military in Italy little donnie said “we going to get on the big plane and fly home”.

    Maybe he dumbed it down for the toddlers in the audience. “Board” isn’t even a two-syllable word and it isn’t in his vocabulary.

    “Big plane” did he mean “Air Force One”:) oh my three one-syllable words !!!

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    1. Anonymous3:21 PM

      To which the military replied, even in their head, "AND STAY THERE!"

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    2. Anonymous3:42 PM

      "I'm going to go home nd rule on climate change next week" because his pea brain was done just getting to the meeting that he didn't listen to. Not one word.

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  5. Anonymous3:15 PM

    Another creep is this McMaster guy. He says back channels are used all if the time but Jared wasn't trying to set up a back channel. He was trying to circumvent the US intelligence community.

    Plus, if Chelsea's husband had been trying to pull this shit, the GOP would've been screaming bloody murder.

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    1. Anonymous7:23 PM

      Yea right, back channels using the enemy’s equipment.

      McMasters has ruined his reputation lying over and over for trump et al.

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    2. Anonymous11:31 AM

      News already has Bouncy Betty's arguing for TRUMP.
      Open wide sweeties! Catch that pee shower! Mmm good!

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  6. Anonymous3:21 PM

    Maria Cardona: Comey ‘acted as an agent of the Russian government’ when he scolded Clinton based on fake intel

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/maria-cardona-comey-acted-as-an-agent-of-the-russian-government-when-he-scolded-clinton-based-on-fake-intel/

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    1. Anonymous4:18 PM

      One would think an FBI director would know better.

      I have the same problem with the Senate "Intelligence" Committee.

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  7. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Is James Comey working for the russians also?

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  8. Anonymous4:07 PM

    There is no Republican who at this point is not an agent of Putie. They refuse to fullyu fund and staff the investigations into their idiot leader and his sycophants. They are doing Putie's bidding...

    The deplorables are about to get what they thought they wanted... and we are going to get it too.

    Malcolm Nance is telling it like it is...

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  9. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Fucking cretins!

    Donald Trump’s White House insults LGBTQ community, France and Luxembourg in one shot

    http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/lgbt-luxembourg/3112/

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  10. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Jared Kushner suddenly claims he was always considering quitting Donald Trump’s White House in July

    Jared Kushner is now under FBI investigation for his role in Donald Trump Russia scandal, amid assertions that he was trying to do everything from setting up secret back channels with the Russian government to negotiating sanctions relief in exchange for Russian financing of Trump business interests. Accordingly, he’s suddenly leaking something to the media that appears to be aimed at giving him an exit ramp from the White House.

    Kushner is now telling his friends, who just happened to conveniently turn around and immediately leak it to the New York Times link), that he and his wife Ivanka Trump have always been planning to reevaluate their status in Washington DC at the six month mark. Perhaps this has been true all along, perhaps not. But either way, Kushner appears to be putting this tidbit out there publicly now, as a way of giving himself an exit ramp in July if things continue to get worse for him between now and then.

    http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/july-kushner/3111/

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/27/us/politics/trump-returns-to-crisis-over-kushner-as-white-house-tries-to-contain-it.html

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    1. Anonymous4:39 PM

      "Always been planning..." blah blah blah

      Who's going to tuck him in at night now?
      Hope Hicks? If she's not lying next to him already, that is.

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    2. Anonymous5:39 PM

      Such arrogance, thinking that after committing treason, he is going to just leave D.C.

      More like an exit ramp to Gitmo.

      I'm guessing the 'war room" is to figure out the chain of command for pardons.

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    3. Anonymous8:31 PM

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/jared-kushner-unhappy-and-miserable-as-russia-scandal-threatens-white-house-role-report/

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  11. Anonymous6:46 PM

    That odd day when comey came out and declared Clinton irresponsible? He looked like he had been threatened, bribed or extorted somehow. He look uncomfortable. Anything around trump is a mess. Nobody in their right mind would be a part of it.

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    1. Anonymous8:14 PM

      tiny djt blew him...
      a ki$$...

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  12. Anonymous3:40 AM

    So the trump family met with rnc. Really? what nasty dirty filthy plan have they made up today?

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    1. Anonymous12:28 PM

      Bend over. They will tell you when you wake up.

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