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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Comey Memo Crime

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The secrets keep flowing, the leakers keep leaking, and the attacks keep getting bolder.  President Donald Trump had let go of Michael Flynn as his national security adviser because accusations of him being cozy with the Russians had reached maximum tolerability.  The media was screaming and crying and demanding, with dubious evidence at best, so Trump avoided continuing to wade through the whole slimy ongoing mess, and told Flynn "adios."

From the liberal left's perspective, Flynn had committed treason, and they wanted his head on a platter.

The Ace of Diamonds flew across the table, and embedded into Trump's forehead.  The poker game had only just begun.

Now, according to a memo written by James Comey, Donald Trump asked the former FBI Director to end the investigation into Michael Flynn:

"High Crime!" is the shout of the leftist media.  "We finally have gotten the dastardly outlaw, Donald J. Trump, cornered, and ready to surrender!"

The media and NeverTrump crazies have been spreading the news of this latest windfall for them like wildfire.
"President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.  "I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.  The existence of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia.
Mr. Comey wrote the memo.  Mr. Comey has a history of working with the Clintons, and being easy on the Democrats.  Mr. Comey has been caught giving false testimony, and therefore is a known liar.  Mr. Comey was just fired, and like a jilted lover, he will say anything to get back at Donald J. Trump, including making up this latest piece of garbage he articulates in his false memo that has gotten him plenty of media attention.

He said, she said. . . and then there is what really is happening.

Full House or a Straight Flush?

Mr. Comey shared the memo with senior F.B.I. officials and close associates.  One of Mr. Comey’s associates then ran to the New York Times (yet, another anti-Trump holdover from the Obama administration, apparently) and proceeded to read parts of the memo to one of the reporters from the fake news antiquated rag.

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

Mr. Trump allegedly told Mr. Comey that Mr. Flynn had done nothing wrong, according to the memo.

Mr. Comey claims he did not say anything to Mr. Trump about curtailing the investigation, only replying, “I agree he is a good guy.”

In this corner, wearing red-white-and-blue trunks, and four aces in his hand, President Donald J. Trump.  His challenger, known to fight dirty, and hanging out with criminals like Bill and Hillary Clinton (when he's not betraying them a matter of days before an election), and a known liar, wearing the red trunks adorned with a hammer and sickle, and with two Jokers in his hand, James "the investigator" C-ooooohhhhhhhhhh-meeeeeeeeeeee.

The White House has denied that Comey's memo holds any truth to it.

Nonetheless, an investigation will ensue, with a call for an outside investigator so that he can work on finding a crime where none existed.

The FBI, by the way, is not in the U.S. Constitution. The department falls under the executive branch.  Trump is the boss over that branch, so Donald J. Trump had every right to fire Comey.  As for the interference claim, if it is not true, it is nothing more than a case of hearsay.  If it is true, then Comey has admitted to committing a crime.

According to Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), former FBI Director James Comey "appears" to be "confessing to a crime" with this "memo" business about his discussion with Trump over Flynn.

Gohmert said that if - as Comey's reported memo suggests - President Trump attempted to obstruct the Michael Flynn investigation, then Comey may be guilty of violating 18 U.S. Code Section 4, which states that Comey is required by law to report any attempt - including by the President of the United States - to obstruct a federal investigation.

"If this [memo] happened a couple of months ago then it sounds [like] he has got to report it immediately and I've heard no evidence that he reported [it]," Gohmert said.

George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley calls the whole thing a "cover-up in search of a crime."

While discussing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s role in appointing a special prosecutor to investigate alleged ties between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Turley said the underlying crime isn’t clear given the lack of evidence with the exception of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s indiscretions, which he argued would not warrant special counsel.
“For weeks I’ve questioned the need for special counsel because honestly I still don’t see the underlying crime here,” Turley said. “You know, when we talk about the Russian influence and collusion, there’s not any evidence I’ve seen of collusion but more importantly, no one has articulated a major crime, as opposed to the reporting and registration violations of people like Flynn, which usually wouldn’t warrant a special counsel. But that’s the great mystery here.” 
“You know, with Watergate that people have been talking about, there was a serious crime that began that led to the cover-up,” he continued. “Here you seem to have a cover-up without a crime. That’s what’s so bizarre about the conduct of the White House. It seems to be a cover-up in search of a crime. The problem with the special counsel is what will the special counsel investigate? But having said that, after they fired Comey, my view is that it’s changed, that we do need an independent investigation simply because the White House has created a credibility problem. And lots of Americans believe that there is an effort here to obstruct the investigation.
The Democrats and liberal media are chasing after Comey's memo because there is no evidence of any crime being committed, nor of any collusion between Trump and Russia.  They made it up, and that is why there is no evidence.  The well has gone dry.  They keep pulling up buckets filled with sand.  Enter, stage left, the shocking memo by Comey, written by Comey and as told by Comey.

On May 3rd, Wolf Blitzer of CNN brought California's U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in for questioning.  He asked her, "do you believe, do you have evidence that there was in fact collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the campaign?

Dianne Feinstein's reply? "Not at this time."

At which point the man behind the curtain put away the tin man's heart, the lion's courage and the scarecrow's diploma, and instead pulled lever number 22, and shouted out, "activate the Comey Memo weapon of mass destruction!"

The poker table was then flipped, and the chips went flying.  The bluff has become a dangerous one, but the Democrats are not holding all of the cards like they think they are.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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