Gitmo calling, Jimmy, singing "Comey softly to me"
Now that "Andy" of the Seventh Floor Special Squad has been escorted out of the building, will Elvis be next? Sorry, there will so many auditions for the Songbird Contest, it will be difficult to score their permeances. But judging them is another matter.
Before we get to the meat of this story (and I love meat), let's take a short trip in the Wayback Machine. For those of us who care about the Political Circus, i.e. swamp, think back to just before Jimmy the W. Comey last testified to Congress about his leaking memos of conversations with Trump toward the end of the Weasel's career. There were 7 of them, 4 of which were classified. Mr. "Lordy" Comey told Congress that he gave 4 memos to his law professor friend, attorney Richman of Hahvahd.
Surprise! I have an actual copy of one Comey memo which I will share with you.
I believe this one was not classified. With my keen mathematical mind, along with sister Alice, we figured out that at least one "confidential" memo was leaked by the W. to Richman. Leaking confidential information is a crime. But Jim wouldn't know anything about that because he was too busy committing crimes than prosecuting them.
But first we must reconsider Andy for his roll in tripping up his ex-boss in likely perjury charges. The way I see it, admittedly blurry, in this instance (N.B.) one of these dudes had to be lying.
McCabe is accused of misleading investigators about allegedly giving information to a former Wall Street Journal reporter about the investigation of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton family’s charitable foundation. McCabe asserts in his post-firing statement that he not only had authority to “share” that information to the media but did so with the knowledge of “the director.” The FBI director at the time was Comey.
“I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor,” McCabe stated. “As deputy director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter.”
If the “interaction” means leaking the information, then McCabe’s statement would seem to directly contradict statements Comey made in a May 2017 congressional hearing.
Asked if he had “ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation” or whether he had “ever authorized someone else at the FBI to be an anonymous source in news reports about the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation,” Comey replied “never” and “no.”
So Jim, did you give Handy Andy the go ahead for leaking stuff to anybody? You are the boss--or at least you were when this happened. Captain of the ship and all that.
Bias alert: If anyone here is thinking I am going to give a "fair and balanced" account of these criminal acts, then you must have me confused with CNN (Crocodile News Network). But at least I offer some sourcing for my profoundly antagonistic attitude toward Jimmy W. and Handy Andy
Comey is already in legal jeopardy for leaking at least one memo written on government time and a government laptop regarding a private conversation with President Trump in the Oval Office:
Comey, who was fired by Trump in May, was open about at least one leak in testimony last Thursday.
He admitted to using an ex-U.S. attorney, later identified as Columbia University Prof. Daniel Richman, to leak to The Times the contents of alleged memos Comey wrote about his one-on-one interactions with Trump. He was not asked if he had ever used Richman on other occasions; however, Richman is mentioned in 151 results in a New York Times search dating back to 1993, with 11 of those articles also featuring Comey and six of them being authored by Michael S. Schmidt – who later wrote the "Comey memos" story which Comey told Congress he directed Richman to leak.
Comey may have lied to the FISA court as well in order to obtain surveillance warrants on the Trump campaign, warrants that allowed the surveillance of Carter Page as a prelude to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's witch hunt into phantom Russia-Trump collusion