FBI Comey pushed back probe origins of ‘Salacious material’ requested by Trump


Interesting isn’t it that the Comey prepared remarks distributed yesterday included statements on the sex act nonsense against Trump. All of which would easily explain why Trump met privately with him at the least. If I were Trump, I would be furious as well as to why Comey didn’t want to go after the origins. Add to his angst that McCain confirms he handed over Trump documents to FBI | 12NEWS … Here goes:

Former FBI Director James B. Comey admitted that he pushed back against a request from President Donald Trump to possibly investigate the origins of “salacious material” that the agency possessed in the course of its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The detail was included in Comey’s prepared remarks set to be delivered Thursday to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and released ahead of Comey’s appearance.

 

In Comey’s prepared remarks, the former FBI chief says that following a January 6 Oval Office meeting with Intelligence Community leaders, Comey “remained alone with the President Elect to brief him on some personally sensitive aspects of the information assembled during the assessment.”’

It is clear Comey was referring to the dossier since he writes the “salacious and unverified” material was about to be publically reported by the news media.

He writes:

The IC leadership thought it important, for a variety of reasons, to alert the incoming President to the existence of this material, even though it was salacious and unverified. Among those reasons were: (1) we knew the media was about to publicly report the material and we believed the IC should not keep knowledge of the material and its imminent release from the President-Elect; and (2) to the extent there was some effort to compromise an incoming President, we could blunt any such effort with a defensive briefing.

Four days later, the dossier was published by BuzzFeed. 

Also, in his statement summarizing his conversation with Trump, Comey refers to Russian prostitutes, a key component of the dossier:

He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia. 

The document contains wild and unproven claims that the Russians had information on Trump and sordid sexual acts, including the mocked claim that Trump hired prostitutes and had them urinate on a hotel room bed.

Comey writes:

During the dinner, the President returned to the salacious material I had briefed him about on January 6, and, as he had done previously, expressed his disgust for the allegations and strongly denied them. He said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn’t happen. I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a negative. He said he would think about it and asked me to think about it.

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on FBI oversight last month, Comey repeatedly refused to answer questions about his agency’s ties to the dossier.

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16 Responses to “FBI Comey pushed back probe origins of ‘Salacious material’ requested by Trump”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    This is an interesting aspect to his testimony which is being ignored by the MSM, in fact this is the only place I have read anything about this. Thanks for sharing this, otherwise I would not have heard it at all.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      They only brushed up against the story twice, and then backed off. Not one person asked if the private meeting talked about anything more than to back off Flynn.I could see where he could have asked about this as well.

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  2. Simply Linda Says:

    So….the husband, the young adult and myself watched the proceedings today. And we all have separate comments; Leaker, There’s no evidence of obstruction, Comey is not a patriot-he’s only in it for himself and stated so by stating the FBI is independent, which caused a comment from the young adult in the household, “Umm…wasn’t he fired by the president? So, Trump is his boss, right?”

    My thoughts, impeachment proceedings, because these folks want to teach us common folk a lesson or two on how DC really works, sad to say. Shameful…Clinton, Lynch and the likes get a pass while this president goes down for being a good guy and shaking the tree.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I thought Comey turned out to be the weasel he is and showed it in spades. No one asked him when he was talking one on one what else they were talking about. He sounds like it was a one off. Nothing on Clinton and set out to destroy Trump

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      • Simply Linda Says:

        Yep, we all agree on that. That is why he was fired, the real reason….he was not loyal to the USA, only to his agenda, I think the suits have forgotten whom they work for…and I’m not talking the president. More like the USA…that goes for all gvt. Employees and elected officials. Just a saying.😉

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  3. Mustang Says:

    IMO … Comey is not hard to understand; he is a political hack decidedly biased favoring the progressive views of the DNC. Sadly, this is our political system, where a serving president nominates people with whom he shares a particular philosophy. Why are we not questioning why Comey gave Clinton a pass with respect to using unsecured emails while serving as Secretary of State? Let’s not kid ourselves: divulging classified materials to the enemy is a treasonous act and dangerous in the extreme to those who are on the front lines. Does this not matter?

    What is missing here is the answer to the question: “What is good for the United States of America? If an investigation reveals that the Russians sought to interfere with US elections, we the people are entitled to know the details of those findings … including whether or not one party or another colluded with the Russians to disrupt those elections. So far, the allegations that this in fact happened is more innuendo and rather thin. I personally doubt it happened at all, but then I am no fly on the wall inside either campaign. It seems to me that the Russians would be inclined to work for Clinton rather than against her. Trump, on the other hand, is not a politician and if nothing else, Comey’s allegations should serve as a warning to him that he needs to exercise greater care before running his mouth … and for goodness sake, stop the tweets.

    How should I remember Comey? He is a petty little weasel not deserving of any accolades for the way he directed the nation’s premier investigative agency. And may I add, not just Comey, but the dozens of communist bastards who occupy offices in the FBI below that of its director.

    God help us.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      And it was McCain the only one who really bared down on Comey over Hillary.. Surprise of the day….. McCain must hate Comey more than Trump.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Got it…. McCain mad at Comey for leaking he gave Comey the Prostitution story.

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    • Always On Watch Says:

      Mustang,
      What is missing here is the answer to the question: “What is good for the United States of America?

      The answer to that question seems to have been lost in all the politifying. I’m disgusted beyond words with what I’m observing from our so-called public servants.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Disgust is the understatement. I could barely stand to watch the nonsense.

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  4. Simply Linda Says:

    I found the whole statement odd, why send it to the press? I bet my bottom dollar that man pleads the 5th. On the other hand, he sure thinks his stuff don’t stink. A one way written down of events, it should be interesting if it is indeed one way. Either way, its just a dog and pony show, guaranteed.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Agree…. too bad he wasn’t fired on day one…. The Dems wanted him gone when it was Hillary….

      Liked by 1 person

      • Simply Linda Says:

        yep

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  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    If, McCain, gave any information, text, documents, to the FBI, or was involved in an official investigation, the whole thing, unsubstantiated, becomes deemed, hearsay, and inadmissible, and should be expunged from the official investigation data bank.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The whole thing stinks to high heaven.. Thanks..

      Liked by 2 people

      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome, and I too, need a clothespin for my nose.

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