Fired and disgraced former FBI Director James Comey’s new tell-all book drops several bombshell revelations. Some of which are absolute game changers if people choose to listen.
Comey writes in his new book “A Higher Loyalty” regarding his opinions on Hillary Clinton as president, stating – “….my concern about making her an illegitimate president….”
Yet those same concerns about making a president appear “illegitimate” seem to have evaporated when Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election and Comey immediately set about undermining him.
It also turns out Comey hid the fact that the now infamous Steele dossier was funded by both Hillary and the Democratic National Convention.
While promoting his book, Comey appeared on ABC News and spoke of the events that transpired on January 6, 2017, when he informed Trump of the dossier’s existence and of the salacious and unproven charges from 2013 where Trump was accused of entertaining prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room.
The Washington Times reports –
“Mr. Comey presented the allegation to Mr. Trump as an intelligence report, keeping him in the dark about it being a piece of opposition research by ex-British spy Christoper Steele.
Mr. Steele had told a Justice Department contact during the election that he was ‘desperate’ to destroy the presidential candidate.
Trump supporters say that if Mr. Comey had been forthcoming on Jan. 6 the White House from the start would have been in a better position to defend itself against dossier allegations of Russian collusion. To this day, they remain unconfirmed publicly. Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey the following May.”
Comey also went on to reveal that he allowed popular opinion to sway him, letting presidential polls determine his decision to allow Hillary to evade prosecution for her crimes in the FBI criminal probe.
It seems for Comey, a “higher loyalty” merely refers to his 6 foot, 8-inch frame because this egocentric, self-obsessed man is loyal to no principle, no cause, no person, other than his own personal self-interests.
Many Americans believe that Comey should be arrested and charged for his crimes and it seems his book is more a tell-all confessional of his own misdeeds than any sort of meaningful revelation of wrongdoing on the part of Trump and his administration.
He blatantly admits in his book for all to see detailing just how he decided to run an investigation based on poll numbers.
That is against any and all procedures in the FBI. One wonders at just how deaf, dumb, and blind Attorney General Jeff Sessions would have to be in order to have allowed Comey this much leeway.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, the very second Hillary lost, Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Rod Rosenstein went into full damage control mode in an effort to hide their nefarious misdeeds.
Unsurprisingly the book is highly critical of Trump in the role of president, comparing him to a mob boss.
Now as a result of the revelations of Comey’s book, GOP House Intel officials Devin Nunes (R-CA), Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) are zeroing in and DEMANDING copies of his “memos” be provided to the Department of Justice.
Comey used the memos to write the book and also the memos were also a topic of some significance at Comey’s congressional testimony. Comey is said to have written seven memos following his meetings and conversations with the President.
The memos detail how Trump asked Comey to express his loyalty according to claims made by Comey, in addition, another memo details how Trump asked Comey to back off of the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
According to a letter from Goodlatte, Gowdy, and Nunes sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday –
“There is no legal basis for withholding these materials from Congress. The Committees request the Department of Justice make copies of the Comey memos available immediately.”
The deadline to comply with this request is Monday, April 16, 2018, to provide unredacted copies of ALL unclassified memos and any memo containing classified info should be provided in unredacted form as well as in their unredacted form as well as in declassified form, with “appropriate” redactions.
After Trump fired Comey on May 9, 2017, the former director leaked some of the memos to his friend, Columbia Law School Professor Daniel Richman.
Comey instructed Richman to share the records with The New York Times, the former director testified on June 8, 2017.
One of his goals was to force the appointment of a special counsel to take over the Russia investigation, he testified.
The strategy was a success. On May 17, 2017, Rosenstein appointed Comey’s predecessor, Robert Mueller, to oversee the probe.
The purpose is to ascertain if any of the memos Comey gave to Richman contained classified information.
According to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, four of Comey’s memos contained classified information.
Richman received four documents from Comey, the professor said, according to Fox News. Grassley notes – “Simple arithmetic holds at least one of the memos given to Richman would contain classified information.”