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Comey Caught in Massive Lie, Can’t Even Tell Truth to Softball Interviewer Stephanopoulos

If you watched James Comey’s first major interview since excerpts from his book began appearing in the press, you’re probably thinking you’ve wasted an hour of your life that you’ll never get back.

There wasn’t a whole lot new to be gleaned from the interview, conducted by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in a manner that suggested not so much softball as it did T-ball. The big headline from the night is that Comey called President Donald Trump “morally unfit to be president” and said there was “certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice” when it came to the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

I’ll leave the decision as to whether or not that’s true to the American people, as Comey seemed to do when he suggested he believed “impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they’re duty bound to do directly.

“People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values,” Comey said.

Speaking of values, one would assume that truth is a universal one. By that measure, the assertions Comey made Sunday will certainly be up for judgment over the coming days and months.

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One of the former FBI director’s statements on the Trump dossier, however, proves Comey views the truth very loosely when it comes to our 45th president.

The lie in question comes from when Stephanopoulos asked Comey whether or not he knew that the dossier, which the FBI used to get a FISA warrant on Carter Page — a Trump campaign employee who played a minor role on a foreign policy advisory team — was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

“Yes, I … I was told at some point that it was … the effort had originally been financed by a Republican source to develop … material opposition research on Donald Trump,” Comey said.

“Then, after the Republican nominating process ended, the effort was taken up and funded by a Democratic-aligned group trying to get opposition research on Trump.

“I never knew which … who the groups were, but I knew it started with Republicans paying for it and then the Democrats were paying for it.”

While this part was first reported last October, it turned out to mostly be a falsehood. The original opposition research commissioned by Fusion GPS was funded by Republican donor Paul Singer, the owner of the Washington Free Beacon.

That research was conducted not just on Trump but on all the Republican candidates and was wound down when it became clear Trump would be the nominee. It didn’t include the research that would go into what was known as the “Trump dossier” and was conducted long before the portion of the dossier on Russia was compiled. That portion was used by the FBI to get the warrant on Page.

As Check Your Facts notes, “D.C.-based opposition research firm Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with expertise in Russia, to put together the dossier after Republicans quit paying the firm to compile opposition research on Trump. Steele was hired after a lawyer representing the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign hired the firm to dig up dirt on Trump.”

The difference isn’t academic. Comey, as the director of the FBI when the dossier was used to obtain a search warrant in FISA court, is one of the people on this planet who should be most familiar with not only its contents but its genesis. He ought to be well aware that the opposition research funded by the Washington Free Beacon was wholly separate from the actual dossier.

In fact, at the time, Comey’s FBI was only willing to tell the FISA court that the document was compiled by Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, who the agency identified as someone it “speculated” was “likely” digging up dirt to discredit Trump’s campaign. No mention was given of the fact the Democrats had commissioned the dossier and were paying for it, nor that Steele (who had, as the National Review’s Andrew McCarthy points out, “expressed contempt for Trump and a commitment to prevent his election”) was the one collecting the information.

Comey, as director of the FBI, admitted he knew at some point the Democrats were funding the research. That throws the FISA warrant application into question. The idea that he didn’t know that the dossier wasn’t associated with Singer or the Republicans, as he seemed to indicate in the interview with Stephanopoulos, is prima facie absurd.

Comey had to know, as one of the highest-ranking officials at the Department of Justice, that the warrant on Page would be one of the most highly-scrutinized warrant applications in the history of this republic.

Do you honestly believe Comey’s FBI went into it not knowing who was paying for the research in the Trump dossier in general and the Russian research in particular?

Given that his fate is inextricably intertwined with this warrant, do you think he may have Googled developments regarding it on his iPhone sometime in the interim between his firing and his interview with Stephanopoulos, particularly given that he just wrote a book on the matter?

Of course not. Comey may have been fired by Trump, but not for being a bumbling dunce. Facts that are available to writers at Conservative Tribune were not necessarily kept from the head of the FBI. Comey knew what the FBI said in the FISA warrant was deliberately evasive. He knew what he said last night wasn’t the truth, and he likely knew it at a very early stage of the investigation.

What Comey said last night about Americans standing up and going to the voting booth and vote their values doesn’t just work at the voting booth. Comey appeared last night to sell his own book, a tome written by a serial prevaricator who seems to tell as much of the truth as suits him or his agenda, which clearly isn’t an unbiased one.

Let this be a friendly reminder that you can vote with your dollars, at the bookstore or on your Kindle.

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Mardy

    April 17, 2018 at 4:23 am

    Comey is just as bad as Hillary when it comes to lying! For an FBI agent to draw up a paper exonerating Hillary two months before her hearings even started tells you what a dirty corrupt cop he is and a liar! Funny how all the Democrats wanted Comey fired way before President Trump even thought of firing him so how is it that President Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey when it was the Democrats that wanted him fired first! Why is he not being charged for the crime of leaking confidential information to his friend and to the media! Just like Hillary he gets a free pass also from being prosecuted! The people of this country are sick and disgusted of the Democrats getting away with their crimes and corruption every single time they commit one!

    • ski

      April 17, 2018 at 4:49 am

      Comey will forever be know as a LIAR AND A LEAKER!!!! HE WAS PART OF A COUP THAT TRIED TO TAKE DOWN OUR GOVERNMENT AND GOT CAUGHT!!!! THIS WILL FOLLOW HIM FOR HIS ENTIRE LIFE!!! GOD WILL JUDGE COMEY, AND IT WON’T BE PRETTY!

    • Sadie

      April 17, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      How ridiculous. This man in charge of F-b-I and he couldn’t research info given to him but does the opposite and used false info to destroy someone? Tells me he was not capable of performing his job. I wonder how many others received false indictment and imprisoned.

  2. Gato

    April 17, 2018 at 5:28 am

    What I get is the duplicity of the demoncrats.

    “Oh, the UN is wonderful. We should always do what the UN wants.” say the demoncrats.

    That is unless a Republican does what the UN wants.

  3. Philip

    April 17, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Abraham Lincoln/Donald Trump, James Comey/Anthony Weiner.

    • Linda Nitzschke

      April 17, 2018 at 7:26 am

      James Comey/Anthony Weiner/Philip/Philip.

    • Joanne hamilton

      April 17, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND DONALD TRUMP YOU CAN REMOVE.

  4. Ellender Brown

    April 17, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The American People did vote . We elected President Trump. But it was not what the Washington Mafia wanted to be President . So they have done every thing to try to Over throw him. It time to put them in prison. For treason . They could not steal the election God know they try. So now they are try too over throw the The USA Government .They have sold their sole and America to the Clinton and New World Order. Brought the DOJ,FBI,CIA, NSA,down with them.A bunch of Evil corrupt people that thank the American people are Ignorant . Because they have got away with the corruption for 30 yrs.

    • Victoria Jones

      April 17, 2018 at 8:30 am

      So true and a great comment. Where would we be if Killer Hillary had won? The PEOPLE SPOKE and they chose President Trump to drain the swamp. We all knew he had a past life, just as everyone does. But he accomplished more in less than a year than was done in DECADES! Leave him, the First Lady, Barron and his family alone. He has a lot of serious issues to deal with. The dummy Rats will stop at nothing to find dirt on him. HOW ABOUT LOOKING INTO OBAMA! He sent 1.7 BILLION CASH to Iran right as his destruction was about to end. And JUSTICE FOR BENGHAZI! Concentrate on the issues that were never settled and not be trying to ruin the life of President Trump!

      • Mary

        April 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

        Hi Victoria-Thank you for what you have said. I totally agree. I think it will be decades when people will realize that Trump tried his best to save AMERICA. By then it will be to late. Besides I have never trusted the Clinton’s at all.

  5. Michael Harris

    April 17, 2018 at 6:53 am

    This ‘man’ Comey is no man at all. He is a ‘ miserable little whimp’. He is JEALOUS as h… of his President; he is filled with HATE; he is Nasty, he is Bitter; he is a very very ‘little’ tall ‘man’.

    BOYCOTT the book-shops; do NOT buy his book.

    GOD Bless you President Trump. Thank You for standing TALL for America and for the FREE WORLD (‘warts and all’) !

    America has a Great Christian President and VP and a Great “TEAM”; Praise the GOOD Lord JESUS. amen.

    Lord Bless, love Michael and Meriel (heart).

    Love; Pray for your enemy says JESUS the Christ.

    • Mary

      April 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      HALLELUJAH. I agree Michael. Trump is trying his best.

    • Dale

      April 17, 2018 at 4:50 pm

      Agree. No trump supporter should but his book and yes boycott the stores where it is sold

  6. Ric

    April 17, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Comey is the equivalent to Clinton and Obama. President Trump asked Comey for his 100% loyalty. That was a fair request from our president whowas and is surrounded by haters of every kind. One moron law maker called for Trump’s assassination! Comey lied to Trump about many things but but admitting to being a leaker was the final straw. President Trump fired Comey and this dip stick has been sending a wrath of what sounds like a dejected girlfriend to get Trump impeached. With Comey’s inability to tell the truth, he has no business passing judgement on anyone, let alone our president that “We the People” voted into office.

  7. Michael Harris

    April 17, 2018 at 6:59 am

    I saw that President Trump tweeted that Comey has committed Crime.
    PLEASE President Trump ISSUE SUMMONS TODAY; specify the Crime; bring Comey before a Judge/Magistrate AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE.

  8. Linda Nitzschke

    April 17, 2018 at 7:30 am

    I have had it with listening to the most stupid and evil people in this country so I will NOT watch this damned video. I just really do not suffer fools well enough to be able to stand to watch it. All you need do is listen to one or two libs, and that’s all you need to figure them out. P.U.

  9. Barb

    April 17, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Comey didn’t surprise me in the interview last night.he is a self-serving hypocrite who hates our president and is seeking vengence because he was fired by a president that was too smart enough not to keep him in such an important position. Comey has disgraced himself and will go down in history as a liar and traitor to our country. He is more evil than the former director of the FBI Herbert Hoover was. I was more than happy to see him stuttering last night; showing him for the fool he really is. I am proud of President Trump and vice President Pence for being strong

  10. Sharon Jeanguenat

    April 17, 2018 at 11:34 am

    He’s a little weasel. He & David Hogg are 2 peas in a pod. No wonder our enemies weren’t afraid of our FBI! He’s wussie! Even worse than Obama!

  11. Joanne hamilton

    April 17, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    COMEY LEGESEY WILL BE ” LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE”

  12. Judy Cummings

    April 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Comey!! You may have just helped Conservatives in the 2018 mid term election.

  13. Todd Eldredge

    April 30, 2018 at 1:01 am

    However immoral Trump may be, the American people elected him. It’s unfortunate that certain parties believe they can overlook that fact and will do or say anything to sway the American people. Comey should have been fired long ago. His hypocritical stance on honesty . . . and genuine (I think) belief that he had a responsibility to keep ‘an immoral man’ from being elected should scare every American at the deepest level. Unchecked power is dangerous. Comey was unchecked for too long. I will not be reading his book of spin – time better spent on a Tom clancy novel.

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