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Projection: Comey Accuses Trump of Attacking the FBI With Lies that Damage the Country

FBI Director James Comey (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Former FBI Director James Comey defended his FBI’s police-state actions against the Trump campaign this morning, after President Trump leveled fresh attacks against the “criminal deep state” in a series of tweets, accusing it of  perpetrating a “major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before!”

This was all too much for the haughty Comey, who felt the need to excuse the bureau’s outrageous political espionage by using a nice-sounding euphemism for “spy.”

“Facts matter,” the former G-man wrote sanctimoniously. “The FBI’s use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country. Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country. How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?”

He followed up with another disingenuous tweet:

But nobody has lied more or damaged the FBI’s reputation more than America’s dirtiest cop, as D.C. attorney Joe diGenova likes to call him.

As Michael Mukasey, the attorney general under George W. Bush, wrote in USA Today, “the ongoing investigation saps the resources and attention of the Trump administration.”

If the administration cannot function, the burden of this constantly shifting investigation will give rise to a narrative that any failure was due to the Mueller diversion — that the Trump administration was stabbed in the back. That is potentially more damaging to our politics than any salaciousness that might be tossed up by Robert Mueller.

It was Comey’s malicious deep state machinations that led to this disgraceful witch hunt — and  more and more, it is looking like the endeavor was instigated in an effort to cover up the high crimes of the Obama adminstration’s espionage regime.

The former G-man has worked hard over the years to project an honest, Boy Scout-like image, but the truth is he’s been one of the most scheming, partisan, corrupt, and dishonest FBI directors in American history. James Comey has been caught telling major, consequential, ass-covering whoppers on numerous occasions.

For instance, last month Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said there was a growing body of evidence to suggest that Comey lied to Congress when he claimed that the FBI and the Justice Department were not coordinating on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Meadows said on Fox News that his staff has more texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page that show signs of coordination.

“We know because we have a number of documents, a growing body of evidence,” to suggest Comey may have lied about that coordination. “Not only was that false, but we know that over and over again now, we have emails that would suggest that that testimony was false and at best misled the American public, at worst was lying to Congress,” he said.

“And here we are today with emails, text messages, that says that even the ‘no coordination’ message that Director Comey put out on that infamous day in July was actually suggested by the Department of Justice,” Meadows added.

Another example: Comey claimed that he made his decision to not recommend charges against Clinton only after she had been interviewed by the FBI in July 2016 — but evidence released by the Senate Judiciary Committee suggested otherwise.

“Comey began drafting a statement to announce the conclusion of the Clinton email investigation in April or May of 2016, before the FBI interviewed up to 17 key witnesses including former Secretary Clinton and several of her closest aides,” states an Aug. 31 press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.

The American Spectator’s George Neumayr reminds us of yet another time the pompous fraud brazenly lied to the American people:

To understand the depth of Comey’s leaking and lying, all you have to do is go back and look at his scummy maneuvering in response to Trump’s “wiretap” tweets. Those tweets turned out to be entirely accurate: The Obama administration was intercepting communications at Trump Tower, both during the campaign and the transition. Comey knew perfectly well that Trump was right — FBI agents had been sifting through the Trump Tower records of Carter Page and Paul Manafort — but he sent his team out to lie about Trump’s tweets anyways.

 He had a story placed in the New York Times shortly after Trump’s tweets: “Comey Asks Justice Department to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim.” It quoted Comey’s leakers, “senior American officials,” as saying that Trump’s assertion was “false” and that the FBI director had asked the Justice Department to refute it.

As Comey’s stenographer, the Times wrote up his lie in its inimitably smearing style:

Mr. Comey’s request is a remarkable rebuke of a sitting president, putting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the position of questioning Mr. Trump’s truthfulness. The confrontation between the two is the most serious consequence of Mr. Trump’s weekend Twitter outburst, and it underscores the dangers of what the president and his aides have unleashed by accusing the former president of a conspiracy to undermine Mr. Trump’s young administration.

So here was an FBI director using the front page of a newspaper to libel a sitting president, all while a FISA warrant based on Hillary’s campaign research, which gave Comey the power to reach into Trump Tower, sat on his desk. In retrospect, the article is laughably dishonest, with the Times pretending to wonder why Comey chose to leak a denial to it rather than make a formal denial. It wasn’t much of a puzzle; he was lying his head off.

Comey was caught in another lie recently when unredacted portions of the House Intelligence Committee Republican reporton the Trump-Russia investigation resolved a conflict between what he had been saying in multiple interviews and what House Republicans said he told them in March of 2017.

Republicans had long alleged that when Comey went to Capitol Hill that month to brief lawmakers on the Russia investigation, he told them that the agents who questioned Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, did not believe he had lied.

He changed his story in his book and in interviews on the book tour.

Fox News’ Bret Baier asked him last month, “Did you tell lawmakers that FBI agents didn’t believe former national security adviser Michael Flynn was lying intentionally to investigators?”

“No,” said Comey.

“You did not—” said Baier.

“And I saw that in the media,” Comey said. “I don’t know what — maybe someone misunderstood something I said. I didn’t believe that and didn’t say that.”

But according to the briefing transcript, Comey did tell members that the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn “saw nothing that indicated to them that [Flynn] knew he was lying to them.”

Comey’s version of events in March of 2017 was consistent with what FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe told the committee while under oath.

One of my personal favorite Comey lies a laughable claim he made repeatedly during the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s improper use of a private server while secretary of State.

“If you know my folks … they don’t give a rip about politics,” Comey said at an off-camera briefing about the probe at FBI headquarters in October of 2015. In December of that year, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee: “I hope the American people know the FBI well enough and the nature and character of this organization. As I’ve said many times, we don’t give a rip about politics.”

That was before the nation was introduced to FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, the lead investigator in the email investigation.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page referred to then-candidate Trump as a “loathsome human being,” “an idiot,” “awful,” and a “douche,” among other insults. The lead investigator of the Clinton email probe also indicated that he would vote for the subject of the probe, Hillary Clinton.

The GOP website Lyin’ Comey does a pretty good job tabulating more glaring examples of Comey’s dishonesty and perfidy.

The fired FBI director and his supporters like to push a narrative that he was deeply popular with rank-and-file agents while at the bureau, but a new report by Kerry Picket in The Daily Caller suggests otherwise.

Many agents in the FBI want Congress to subpoena them so they can reveal problems caused by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, three people in direct contact with active field agents tell TheDC.

“There are agents all over this country who love the bureau and are sickened by [James] Comey’s behavior and [Andrew] McCabe and [Eric] Holder and [Loretta] Lynch and the thugs like [John] Brennan–who despise the fact that the bureau was used as a tool of political intelligence by the Obama administration thugs,” former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova told The Daily Caller Tuesday. “They are just waiting for a chance to come forward and testify.”

 

One unnamed FBI agent claimed, “Every special agent I have spoken to in the Washington Field Office wants to see McCabe prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They feel the same way about Comey.”

Everything at this point seems to hinge on what Inspector General Horowitz comes up with in his reports. But as Neumayer wrote last month in the Spectator, “in a just age, Comey would have the book thrown at him, not be writing one.”