Flashback : Comey declared that FBI would be independent of politics

 

Saint Comey

For Saturday’s flashback and whatever happened to – I went back to an old 2013 post of James Comey. I don’t think I have to fill you in on the “whatever happened to” part. Amazing that it recalls that he became the new FBI Director in the fall of 2013. So that is when the long National nightmare was born. This will be a real knee slapper.

New FBI Director has agents visiting MLK monument

 

“I’m going to direct that all new agents and analysts also visit the Martin Luther King Memorial here in Washington,” said Comey, whose term runs for 10 years.

“I think it will serve as a different kind of lesson, one more personal to the Bureau, of the dangers in becoming untethered to oversight and accountability,” he said.

Rev. King was monitored by FBI agents from 1958 to 1968, during the presidencies of Republican Dwight Eisenhower, and Democrats John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Democrats dominated southern politics, and used their power to block demands for equal treatment of blacks with whites. For example, Birmingham’s police chief, Theophilus “Bull” Connor, used firehoses and dogs to block a march in 1963. Connor was a Democrat and a member of the Democratic National Committee.

Comey declared the FBI would be independent of politics.

“The FBI must be independent of all political forces or interests in this country… [and] must stand apart from other institutions in American life,” he said. “But, second, at the same time, it must be part of the United States Department of Justice, and constrained by the rule of law and the checks and balances built into our brilliant design by our nation’s founders.”

“Our first half-century or so was a time of great progress and achievement for this country, and for the Bureau,” Comey said. “But it also saw abuse and overreach — most famously with respect to Martin Luther King and others, who were viewed as internal security threats.”

Comey did not explain who the “others” were, but he did seem to criticize the FBI’s surveillance of political radicals in the 1960s.

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Why are U.S. retired spies now in the limelight?

 

As former CIA and FBI people froth at the mouth, it’s good to recall this is not the way it was or is supposed to be. NPR did a good piece and worth a look. I’ll include a couple of the greatest hits from the deepest of the deep State. Trump must be getting very close to disrupting the activities of the Deep State for them to come up and out of their hedge row. Maybe they were so sure they would continue in power with the election of Hillary and their corruption pattern insured? Maybe it’s a temper tantrum that after a life time of power they are the ones condemned to the dust bin of history.

When Michael Hayden ran the CIA and the National Security Agency, his public comments were largely confined to congressional testimony. Now that he’s retired, “I’m on Twitter and I’m on CNN,” said Hayden.

He was also the featured guest as dozens of former national security officials and several current ones spoke at a recent conference on threats the U.S. faces.

Spies used to retire and fade away as quietly as when they were on duty. Now they go on cable TV. They write op-eds. They take to Twitter and criticize the president.

John Brennan, an ex-CIA chief, has tweeted just 25 times.Yet he’s amassed more than 220,000 followers by lambasting the president in comments like this one below, unleashed last month, when FBI official Andrew McCabe was fired. More at  NPR

Caption this Instagram Photo by Comey!

 

As hard as I tried to find out what Comey was doing in the Netherlands of all places, I could find nothing. Curious don’t you think? Then I will remind us of Comey’s  “leak” to his “friend” who by Comey’s own admission, started this whole ball rolling. His “friend” magically became his attorney when it appeared the leak may have contained classified information. But apparently Trump’s Attorney, it is claimed by the government, is operating as a “fixer”and not as an Attorney. Last I heard that is what Attorney’s do. They fix things. So much for Saint Comey. Please, will someone tell me why this man is not on the docket of some court somewhere? I was trying to think of a caption for the photo – any ideas?

 

It appears we overlooked this photo James Comey posted to Instagram on April 1 of the former FBI director in the Netherlands. Check it out:

Comey ‘Friend’ Who Leaked FBI Memos Now Claims To Be His Attorney

thefederalist.com/2018/01/23/comey-friend-leaked-fbi-memos-now-claims-attorney/

 

Comey ‘Friend‘ Who Leaked FBI Memos Now Claims To Be His Attorney. Daniel Richman, the law professor who leaked classified FBI records to the media at Comey’s request, refused to disclose when exactly he became Comey’s attorney.

 

DOJ OIG McCabe Report: FBI and DOJ Corrupt, Dishonest, Coordinated and Conspiring .. List of Points

If you need some reading on a rainy Monday, here it is. Of course the IG report is now knocked off the radar with the Comey interview last night. What is clear is that the FBI sure was in the tank for Hillary. What is clear is that those who contributed to McCabe’s GO FUND ME page should stop payment.

 

The IG’s report related to terminated and humiliated former FBI Head Andrew McCabe is 39 pages in length. (See report here

Below is a list of the most significant points in the report –

1. In the second paragraph of the introduction of the IG’s report, now infamous cheater and Peter Strzok mistress, and McCabe’s former Special Counsel, Lisa Page, is implicated as being involved in McCabe’s crimes. (p.1)

2. Clinton Foundation was under investigation in 2016 but the FBI decided not to release this information to the public. This information was finally leaked just before the election to the Wall Street Journal and confirmed in a second leak instigated by McCabe. (p. 1)

4. The FBI hid the Clinton Foundation investigation from the public and it was not confirmed until the McCabe leak on October 30th, 2016.  The FBI decided that it was in the public interest not to share this information with Americans before the 2016 election.  The reasonableness of the decision to not report to the public the Clinton Foundation investigation is not addressed by the IG. (p. 3)

5. McCabe told Comey he didn’t know who leaked and therefore Comey claims he didn’t know about McCabe’s leak. (p. 2)

6. McCabe lied numerous times to either investigators or inspectors and said he didn’t know why Lisa Page leaked information to the Wall Street Journal. He even lied and said that he was outside of Washington D.C when the leak occurred which was not true. (p. 2) More points at  Gateway Pundit

Are the FISA Court members dirty?

 

What is with the members of the FISA court who keep finding their way in handling the very issues that are coming before it regarding #MEMOGATE ?  The Judge that was to sentence Flynn was forced to recuse himself for reasons yet to be determined just as he was ready to bang the gavel down on Flynn. Now buried in this little gem? Oh, yes..we learn the FISA Judge ruled on the Comey matter. Add to this fact that every single Judge on the FISA court was appointed by Obama. These two FISA judges were from the D.C. Court. The list at the end of the post.

Most important is the fact that the FISA court only turns down .02 percent of requests. All day long yesterday we hear that the FISA court demands a “rigorous through review” before granting a request. Total nonsense. One has a better chance of being struck by lightning.

Daily Caller:

On the same day the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the Nunes memo showing the FBI relied on the salacious and unverified Trump dossier to obtain a surveillance warrant on Carter Page, a federal judge ruled to withhold the Comey memos. The memos, authored by former FBI Director James Comey, are about his nine private conversations with President-elect and President Trump.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who ruled in favor of the FBI’s request to keep the Comey memos secret, also sits on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The FISA court is the same court that approved the surveillance on Trump associates.

Boasberg refused to release the documents on the basis they were still being used by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of the alleged Russian collusion with Trump associates.

The judge ruled, “the Comey Memos, at least for now, will remain in the hands of the Special Counsel and not the public.”

Keep reading…

Then we just learn that the Judge who was to sentence Flynn is on the FISA court as well.

Did FBI Peter Strzok setup FLynn? Judge now recused, Sentencing postponed UPDATE!

“Due to the status of the Special Counsel’s investigation, the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time,” the special counsel asked the court.

The court filing states a date to sentence Flynn could not be determined by the special counsel at this time and that 90-day extension is be required.

The fact that one has about as much chance of being struck by lightning than being turned down as a candidate for investigation tells us what rare company Trump is in. Even so the first request to the FISA court was turned down. Here we go:

Only two in over 10,000 applications were turned down by the FISA Court.

According to ABC News:

More than a thousand applications for electronic surveillance, all signed by the attorney general, are submitted each year, and the vast majority are approved. From 2009 to 2015, for example, more than 10,700 applications for electronic surveillance were submitted, and only one was denied in its entirety, according to annual reports sent to Congress. Another one was denied in part, and 17 were withdrawn by the government.

Finally, another very disturbing fact about the wire tapping request of President Trump is that the FISA Court turned down President Obama’s Administration’s first request to wire tap President Trump that was evidently signed off on by Attorney General Lynch.  With only two applications denied out of 10,700 from 2009 through 2015, the fact that the Obama Administration’s application was denied by the FISA Court the first time is very disturbing.  The odds of this happening are 0.02%.

Every single judge on the FISA Court as of today was appointed during Obama’s Presidency!

Five of the current eleven judges on the court are scheduled to be on the court for President Trump’s entire first term with six of the judges’ terms expiring before January 2021.  Seven of the judges are scheduled into the year 2020.

H/T and more: Gateway Pundit

IG Report Shows McCabe Made FBI Agents Fabricate Evidence – Implicates Obama’s Senior DOJ Officials

 

An interesting interview that for some reason can’t find its way over to Fox news but is relegated to Fox Business. Toensing was on Fox News last week and was given less than three minutes then the usual hard break. The screw is starting to turn and just hope the Memo gets out pronto. The Dems are spinning… let’s see the real thing. UPDATE: BREAKING: FBI Confirms Memo Is 100% Factual

Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova and his partner and wife Victoria Toensing joined Lou Dobbs on Tuesday to discuss the growing Deep State scandal to protect Hillary Clinton and destroy candidate and President Donald Trump.

During tonight’s segment Joe DiGenova dropped another bomb on former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe.

Joe diGenova: There’s going to be resolution. The memo from the House Intelligence Committee will be the start. Next will come the inspector general’s report from the Department of Justice which will devastating. Because it will show Andrew McCabe made FBI agents fabricate evidence to exonerate Hillary Clinton and then there’s going to be a federal grand jury to investigate the Obama administration’s senior Department of Justice officials and the senior members of the FBI.

 

These may be of interest:

New FBI McCabe Email dump reveals McCabe’s conflict review

Comey and McCabe back in March, blocked the arrest of Awan’s wife as she was fleeing UPDATE!

Debbie Wasserman Schultz threaten’s Police Chief over hacking scandal, wants evidence returned to her

McCabe was acting Director which may explain all.

H/T:Gateway Pundit

#RELEASE THE MEMO – Where is the Media? Democrats bury their head in the sand over FISA abuse

Anyone who has been watching Fox know that the Democrat’s  Russian House of Cards is or should be about to fall and with it take some good ole boys with it. Nothing at all in any of the MSM press. I slid over to Morning Joe for a nanosecond, about as much as anyone should tolerate and they are still trumpeting Russia Russia Russia and Trump’s collusion. Not one Democrat member has chosen to look at the documents according to reports. Bury your head in the sand Dems, the chickens are about to come home to roost.
“I viewed the classified report from House Intel relating to the FBI, FISA abuses, the infamous Russian dossier, and so-called “Russian collusion.” What I saw is absolutely shocking. This report needs to be released–now. Americans deserve the truth.” #ReleaseTheMemo

I have read the memo. The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was & .

Glenn Greenwald Retweeted Mark Meadows

If this FISA memo is even a fraction as incriminating and significant as GOP members are claiming, then it ought to be leaked. If it really exposes a true threat to democracy, that’s what a patriot would do, right? Also, Trump could declassify it with one stroke of a pen.

Glenn Greenwald added,

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