HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Comey says he went public...

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:19 PM

Comey says he went public about Hillary with possible fake info (maybe Russian)

What's new about Comey's testimony from yesterday, to my eye:

For the first time, I believe, he seems to confirm that the letter he got was fake -- the letter that caused him to go public on Hillary in summer 2016, which locked him into going public again in Oct about the Weiner emails.

We had this in 2017:
https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/politics/james-comey-fbi-investigation-fake-russian-intelligence/index.html

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.

Also this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/how-a-dubious-russian-document-influenced-the-fbis-handling-of-the-clinton-probe/2017/05/24/f375c07c-3a95-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html
And this:
https://www.businessinsider.com/james-comey-fake-document-russia-fbi-clinton-email-2017-5
'None of it makes much sense': Experts are baffled by Comey's use of a fake Russian document to skirt the DOJ


But we now have the first real confirmation from him. Comey said today:
- And then later, I think, many think that that was really a Russian
operative that got somehow some information that wasn't true and
got it into the Justice Department.
Do you know what I'm talking about?
- Mr. Comey. I know generally, and I have to tread carefully
here, because I think the underlying material is still
classified. So there was material -- this is what I've said
publicly, and so I'll say it again, there was material that was
classified that if unclassified, released, would open the
Attorney General up to the accusation -- whether it was true or
not -- the accusation that she had not been acting fairly and
impartially in overseeing the investigation.
So far as I knew at the time, and still think, the material
itself was genuine, which is a separate question, though, from
whether it was what it said was accurate.


------------------------


There is one other major new revelation from Comey in the transcript.
It is that he thinks the NY FBI office was leaking to Giuliani.

He says:

- Mr. Krishnamoorthi: How concerned were
you about leaks from the New York field office to Rudy Giuliani
or other media personalities in 2016?
- Mr. Comey. I was concerned that there appeared to be in
the media a number of stories that might have been based on
communications reporters or nonreporters like Rudy Giuliani were
having with people in the New York field office. In particular,
in I want to say mid October, maybe a little bit later, Mr.
Giuliani was making statements that appeared to be based on his
knowledge of workings inside the FBI New York. And then my
recollection is there were other stories that were in the same
ballpark that gave me a general concern that we may have a leak
problem -- unauthorized disclosure problem out of New York, and
so I asked that it be investigated.

19 replies, 2174 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 19 replies Author Time Post
Reply Comey says he went public about Hillary with possible fake info (maybe Russian) (Original post)
EndGOPPropaganda Dec 2018 OP
dhol82 Dec 2018 #1
onecaliberal Dec 2018 #2
dhol82 Dec 2018 #3
Control-Z Dec 2018 #5
elmac Dec 2018 #11
DURHAM D Dec 2018 #4
EndGOPPropaganda Dec 2018 #10
Grasswire2 Dec 2018 #6
EndGOPPropaganda Dec 2018 #9
Squinch Dec 2018 #7
EndGOPPropaganda Dec 2018 #8
yardwork Dec 2018 #12
PaulX2 Dec 2018 #14
Grasswire2 Dec 2018 #17
uponit7771 Dec 2018 #19
DURHAM D Dec 2018 #16
dalton99a Dec 2018 #13
BadgerMom Dec 2018 #15
Grasswire2 Dec 2018 #18

Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:29 PM

1. He THINKS the NY FBI was leaking to Giuliani?

Pathetic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:32 PM

2. They clearly were.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:40 PM

3. D'uh!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dhol82 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:51 PM

5. Exactly. (eom)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:44 PM

11. So the NY FBI was also working for Putin, Luck them up!!! nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:44 PM

4. Do you have a link for these last two comments? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:59 PM

6. We have known this for a long, long time.

And now we have confirmation. It was Republicans in the NYFO who wittingly engineered his actions that affected the election.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:05 PM

9. Good news: Dems are on it. See below tweet from Rep. Krishnamoorthi. In majority soon! n/m

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:00 PM

7. Another narcissistic imbecile. We're surrounded.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:04 PM

8. Hey, I was right about the NY FBI new info - here's "Mr. Krishnamoorthi"''s comment




"We donít even know if Giulianiís source is still there and leaking information on the Mueller and SDNY investigations to him as he leads the Presidentís defense team.Raja Krishnamoorthi added,"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:44 PM

12. So basically, Comey says that he made a big deal out of nothing to cover his ass?

He didn't think that the information was accurate but he was afraid that it would get into the press and make him look bad so he made a big deal out of investigating Hillary and then piled on some scolding and then wrote to Congress in October just to be absolutely sure that he wouldn't get blamed for being too easy on Hillary?

And oh by the way somebody in the NY FBI office was leaking to Giuliani and the media?

So instead of doing his fucking job and investigating the leaks he went after Hillary for what he admits was nothing?

What an asshole! He was so sure that she would win. His stupid cowardly behavior caused her to lose.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yardwork (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:21 AM

14. Hunt Down The FBI Leakers In The NYFO - They Were Helping Trump And Putin

 

And lock them up.

Now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PaulX2 (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 02:47 PM

17. hear, hear

Now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PaulX2 (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 03:03 PM

19. +1

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yardwork (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 02:03 AM

16. You nailed it.

Comey needs to be locked up with the Trumps. He is more responsible for the election theft than the Russians.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:53 PM

13. Kick

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:22 AM

15. K & R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 02:48 PM

18. So Trump hears all this, and then tweets that Comey helped Hillary.

Idiot.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread