November 19, 2017

James Comey: The Real Story Behind His Firing

Well, FBI Director James Comey has finally been fired. I can’t imagine why it took so long. Both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended that President Trump can him after he ‘misstated’ in front of the senate last week about Clinton’s email practices that in their words, ‘raised new questions about the director’s competence and judgment.’

As we’ll see, James Comey was not just incompetent. He was corrupt, owned, and what amounted to an enemy of the Trump administration. I’m surprised the president didn’t fire him months ago.

Last March, when James Comey was pushing the Trump/Russia fable hard, he was hailed as “the most powerful person in Washington.” by the Lefty media’s trained seals, the same folks that were referring to him as Satan in a power suit back in July when he put on his little show detailing exactly how Hillary Clinton committed multiple felonies with her antics concerning classified information on an unprotected bootleg server. Not to mention probable obstruction of justice by illegally wiping material after it had been subpoenaed by congress. And of course, that while he had reopened his investigation, she shouldn’t be prosecuted for anything Of course.

And then of course, he suddenly changed his mind two days before Election Day, after the FBI had supposedly reviewed the 49,000 potentially relevant emails the FBI had found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. ‘Nothing to see here, move along.’

After which of course, James Comey was a Democrat hero again. And remained one, because he continued to drop coy little hints about the Democrat’s favorite bedtime story, how Trump was Putin’s puppet and Russia hacked the election. That gave that some weight, so it could be repeated by the media over and over. More on that in a bit.

The real story’s simple.First of all, James Comey let the attention go to his head and got a mistaken impression of his importance in the grand scheme of things. And second, more importantly, he forgot that he was simply another DC chiseler  owned by the Clintons, and tried to cover his behind to give the public  impression he was someone of integrity.

That was really the reason for his little show back in July. Most FBI agents are fairly straitlaced, patriotic fellas who really care about law and order, and they knew Mrs. Clinton had committed multiple felonies.  On the other hand there was Obama’s crooked Attorney General, just a few days after she met with Bill Clinton in a hot Phoenix airplane hanger telling Comey  that there was no way her Department of Justice was going to prosecute Hillary Clinton and telling him it was his job to talk to the media  and let them know that. Oh and by the way, I’m sure she mentioned that also applied to the ongoing investigation of the Clinton Foundation too, something I’m sure Comey understood because of his own ties to the Clinton Foundation.

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So he came up with a cockamamie idea; detail the felonies, sort of, to show the agents and the public he was really on the job, and then recommend no prosecution to protect the Clintons as well as himself.That was odd in itself, since the FBI doesn’t usually make those recommendations, at least not publicly. But after AG Lynch got caught at her secret meeting with Mr. Bill, she likely told Comey that it was his mess to clean up.

He used that lawyer’s favorite trick , supposed lack of intent as a reason not to charge Mrs. Clinton in an attempt to divert us from the actual issue, which was criminal negligence. Intent isn’t a factor in the laws she broke, and a good prosecutor could definitely make the case that simply having those illegal private servers showed intent. So did wiping all those e-mails, another felony according to the Federal  Records Act.

The problem for James Comey was that no one bought his shtick. The agents were outraged, because they felt it reflected on the Bureau’s credibility.  Ever since, there’s been a major morale problem at the Bureau according to various sources. It was at the point where, reportedly, a number of people won’t even return his greetings and limit their interaction with him as much as possible.

As far as the public went, the True Believers and the media were fine with it, while the rest of us realized that the fix was in and that was that. And needless to say, the Clintons were certainly fine with the outcome.

So Comey’s main job after that was to keep in good with his benefactors by pounding the Russia drum loud and often,Trump, Trump , Trump.  There’s no evidence Russia had anything to do with hacking the election, but the same old tune keeps playing and will continue to play, though perhaps without Comey’s help in the future.

I particularly liked Dem Rep Adam Schiff’s take on this… ‘Well, it’s been a long time, we haven’t found a unicorn yet and there’s no evidence they exist. But of course they might, so it’s vital that we keep investigating.’ And of course, keep pounding that narrative into people’s heads. Herr Goebbels wound be so proud.

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Just for giggles, ask yourself this,just three little words..where’s the crime? Let’s imagine someone from Putin’s government met with someone from Trump’s campaign or even the Donald himself and told him ‘President Putin really hates Hillary and wants you to win, so we’re going to do everything we can to help,da?’ And Trump or a member of his team said ‘Oh, OK.’

Is that a crime? Absolutely not, unless you can prove actual collusion that affected the election. And that’s not going to remotely happen because there’s no evidence whatsoever, nothing even remotely connecting any of  Trump’s team or the president with meetings with Russians.  And that’s even with clear violations of FISA laws and the Fourth Amendment being used to try and find something. Comey’s FBI even goofed when they said Trump’s attorney met with the Russians in Prague and it turned out to be the wrong person entirely! And this is going on while leaks of the president’s private conversations with world leaders weren’t being investigated at all. That was something else that didn’t sit well.

The idea that this is some kind of ‘constitutional crisis’ is ridiculous, although the usual suspects will of course go absolutely Batsh*t Crazy totryand convince the gullible that it is. That’s to be expected. What happens if Trump appoints a real go getter who decides to investigate real criminal acts? What if he or she reopens the Clinton Foundation investigation, or actually gives Jeff Sessions what he needs to prosecute Hillary? What if they lean on Loretta Lynch or Huma Abedin and get her to spill the beans in exchange for immunity? Hence the manufactured hysteria.

So James Comey is gone. But don’t cry too much for him. There will undoubtedly be a corporate sinecure for him somewhere, just like there was before as a reward for services rendered.

Good riddance.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com and other publications.