Recently Russian President Vladimir Putin opined about the ongoing saga of former FBI Director James Comey’s mendacity: [emphasis added]
“It looks weird when the chief of a security agency records his conversation with the commander-in-chief and then hands it over to media via his friend,” Putin was quoted by Russia’s Tass. “This is strange. What is the difference then between the FBI director and Mr. Snowden? He is not a head of the special services, but a human rights activist.” …
“I am not familiar in detail with the testimony given by former FBI director Comey,” Putin said during a question and answer session with citizens. “Again, he gave no evidence of this (Russian meddling).”
Putin is 100% correct with regard to the fact that Comey gave “no evidence” of the so-called Russian meddling. That’s because Comey, when he was FBI director, had no hard evidence to pin this “meddling” on Russia, if we’re talking about the alleged hacking that took place before the 2016 election, which led to leaks of communications and documents belonging to Clinton advisor John Podesta, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
That would be because the FBI never examined the computer hardware but simply took the word of a contractor hired by the Democrats!
In two instances, the “hacking” would have never happened had the victims (Podesta and the DCCC) not stupidly clicked on a spearphishing email that led to the breach of their systems. The Republicans, who received similar phishing emails, were apparently more tech savvy, in most cases, and had better cyber-security.
Comey testified under oath that the FBI simply took the word of the Democrats’ paid security “experts” that it was the Russians who had hacked them (even though another “Wikileak” proved that our CIA is perfectly capable of leaving false footprints to blame another entity for a cyber-intrusion. If we can do it, how many other countries, besides Russia, can do it, too?)
Consider, for example, the early claims that the Russians had hacked the recent French election. Yet when their intelligence agencies actually examined the hardware in question, that claim disappeared. French media, favoring the more liberal candidate, promoted the false claim, which was based upon claims made by private contractors, as in the U.S. Sound familiar?
Note that Comey also testified under oath (falsely, it appears) that the Russians may have hacked but never did release any of the Republicans’ communications or documents. That false claim formed the basis of the “intelligence community” conclusion that the Russian hacking took place specifically to help Trump and hurt Clinton.
Forgive anyone for wondering whether Comey’s false testimony (implying that Clinton was the sole target of Russia, to help Trump) and Comey’s reliance on the word of a Democrat-paid contractor to pin the blame on Russia (thus furthering the Clinton/Democrat narrative that Trump is somehow a puppet of Russia) were based more on politics than on the sound, unbiased, patriotic performance of his duty as FBI director.
Did the Russians do it? Well, we certainly have to wonder whether those leaked communications and documents might have been obtained and leaked by the highly paid Pakistani employees of the Democrats, who are suspected of committing a huge security breach of the congressional IT network. Curiouser and curiouser. Can anyone blame Putin for “trolling” Comey?
Let’s consider the first part of Putin’s commentary, where he points out that Comey is and was acting more like an activist than the head of an intelligence agency. Great point, Mr. Putin. Think about how odd Comey’s behavior is and was.
We’re to believe that he’s a loyal, honest public servant. Unbiased. Nonpartisan. A patriot. Someone who served both Republican and Democrat administrations faithfully throughout his long career. And yet, even before President Trump was inaugurated, Comey considered Trump to be a liar and at some point told his good friend (and media source) that it would be a “a very long few years” as he served under President Trump as FBI Director. Oh, how slowly was that countdown clock ticking. Poor Jim.
No wonder President Trump felt it important to advise Comey that he expected “loyalty” from him. Lordy! Imagine the president expecting Comey to not spend his days undermining Trump and his administration!
Since Comey had such strong negative feelings about his future boss, why didn’t this man, who’s supposed to be so ethical and full of integrity, resign and let President Trump choose an FBI Director who didn’t despise him?
What would we Americans think of a man who headed up the UK’s MI5, but who hated the Queen (their Commander-in-Chief) so much, believing her to be a potential liar, that he felt the need to secretly memorialize his every conversation with her in order to later on leak to the media to undermine his sovereign and, by extension, his country?
What do you think would be his fate? (Imagine what it would get him in Russia!)
What would the UK public think of such a person? That he’s a patriot? Or that, at best, he’s a coward? (Comey’s own self-description!)
MAGA. Stand firm. Stand behind our president.
Allow me to quote from a great article by Keith Koffler:
Trump, according to reports, has frequently expressed regret that he fired Flynn. It was obviously a decision that pained him greatly and still conflicts him.
“He is a good guy,” Trump told Comey.
But Comey didn’t pick up on the human element. Comey went right into the role of careful attorney and government official, the role he has played almost his entire adult life.
What would have prevented Comey from simply saying, as one human being to another, Hey, you’re new to this job. I know you feel bad about Flynn. But listen, you’re the president, and I’m the FBI director. It’s not proper for me to alter investigations just because you feel a certain way. I’ll work hard to do this expeditiously. I know you understand.
But no. Comey immediately recognized material for a possible prosecution — not of Flynn, but of Trump. He didn’t act on this, because he probably understood it’s not enough for obstruction, but he knew it might be a nice piece of some future puzzle he could put together and have someone present to a grand jury. Because he is James Comey, and James Comey always fights for truth, justice, and the American Way — and also for things that make James Comey look like an ethical superman.
So he jumped into his limousine, pulled out his legal pad, and started jotting little notes that could tie up the Republic for months or years and ruin a presidency. All instead of just saying, Hey, pal, you’re crossing a line, I can’t do that.
Trump, who in the liberal imagination is a monster with the outlook on life of Benito Mussolini, was caught up in a legal problem because of his compassion, not his corruption. And unfortunately, his compassion went directly onto the notepad of a Deep State robot.