Wednesday, May 31

What do you really know about former FBI director James Comey?

What do you know about Comey, Trump and alleged Russian meddling or hacking before the election?

If you get your "news" from the mainstream media here's what you probably believe ("know"):

   1. The Russian government--or people acting on their orders--broke into the server at the Democrat National Committee, copied lots of emails, and gave 'em to Wikileaks, which resulted in a crucial few thousand morons voting for Trump instead of Hilliary; i.e. it cost her the election.
   2. Trump's key aides conspired with the Russian hackers.  You're not sure how, exactly, but every mainstream media outlet says so, so it must be true. 
   3. Trump fired Comey because the investigation--spearheaded by the honest, impartial FBI director was getting too close to discovering all the evidence.
   4. Comey worked his way up through the FBI and was admired and respected by FBI agents.

In reality, public records suggest James Comey has been a corrupt tool of the Democrats for decades--first for the Clintons, then for Obama, then for Hilliary.   He's been highly paid to provide cover for high-level corruption by the Clintons and Obama.  He is as dirty as they come. 

In the late 1990s Comey was an assistant US attorney.  The event that put him on the road to a fortune was his appointment by the DOJ to investigate former president Bill Clinton's pardon of billionaire criminal financier Marc Rich less than one day before Clinton left office.

Rich and his various companies failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars of income.  He was indicted on 65 criminal counts, including income tax evasion, wire fraud, racketeering, and trading with Iran during the oil embargo (at a time when Iranian revolutionaries were still holding American citizens hostage). At the time it was the biggest tax-evasion case in U.S. history.

Learning of the plans for the indictment, Rich fled to Switzerland and never returned to the U.S. to answer the charges.  His companies eventually pleaded guilty to 35 counts of tax evasion and paid $90 million in fines.

On January 20, 2001, just hours before leaving the presidency, Bill Clinton pardoned Rich. 


Clinton's critics alleged that Rich's pardon had been bought, as Rich's wife had given more than $1 million to the Democratic Party, including over $100,000 to the Hilliary Clinton's senate campaign and $450,000 to the Clinton Library foundation.

Several of Clinton's strongest supporters criticized the move.  Former President and fellow Democrat Jimmy Carter said "I don't think there is any doubt that some of the factors in his pardon were attributable to his large gifts."  Carter called the circumstances of the pardon disgraceful.

The government named Mary Jo White to investigate the pardon, but White stepped down before the investigation was finished.  She was replaced by James Comey.

Rich's lawyer, Jack Quinn, had been Clinton's White House Counsel and chief of staff for Clinton's Vice President, Al Gore, and had had a close relationship with Eric Holder--who would later be named by Obama as attorney-general of the U.S.  According to Quinn, Holder had advised that standard procedures be bypassed and the pardon petition be submitted directly to the White House.

Congressional investigations were also launched. Clinton's top advisors, Chief of Staff John Podesta, White House Counsel Beth Nolan, and advisor Bruce Lindsey, testified that nearly all of the White House staff advising the president on the pardon request had urged Clinton not to pardon Rich. 

Comey cleared Clinton of any wrong-doing in the pardon.

For Clinton to pardon Rich after all his advisors said they didn't think it was reasonable makes one wonder what would move Clinton to disregard all those recommendations.  One obvious conclusion is that Rich or his companies gave money to Clinton to obtain the pardon.

Immediately after Comey cleared Bill Clinton, he resigned from the DOJ and took a position as the lead attorney for Lockheed Martin, a huge military contractor.  While he was in that position Lockheed became a major contributor (millions) to the Clinton Foundation and its various "charities." By coincidence, during this same period Lockheed received huge contracts from Hillary’s state department.

In late 2012 Comey stepped down from Lockheed.

In 2013, the largest bank of England, HSBC Holdings, was deep into a scandal. Investigations by federal authorities and law-enforcement had revealed that for years HSBC had been laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels, channeling money for Saudi banks who were financing terror, moving money for Iran in violation of the sanctions, and other major criminal activity. HSBC’s criminality was pervasive and deliberate.

While under investigation, HSBC gave millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and paid Bill Clinton large fees for speaking at HSBC events.  Later Eric Holder--who'd been appointed by Obama as head of the Justice Department--negotiated a settlement with the bank for $1.2 Billion--which was of course paid by the company's stockholders.  Not one officer or director of the bank was fired or charged with any crime.

While the investigation was underway, the bank named James Comey to its board of directors.

After about a year as a member of the board, and despite having no experience in law enforcement and never having been in the FBI, Obama appointed Comey as the head of that agency.

This was about the time the Inspector General of the State Department found over $2 billion “missing” from the State Department finances during Hillary's tenure.

In late 2015 information began to come out about the Clinton Foundation and its use by the Clintons as a slush fund for corruption and political favors.  (For example, the Foundation paid for Chelsea’s wedding.)  It was revealed that the Foundation had never completed required reports or had an audit. Supposedly the FBI, under Comey, began an “investigation” of the Clinton foundation.

An accounting firm was brought in by the Clintons to do a review, file missing reports and make recommendations to the foundation's board.  By amazing coincidence, one of the partners in the accounting firm was the brother of FBI director Comey.

Over 2 years later, nothing has happened as a result of Comey's FBI “investigating” the Clinton Foundation.

Around this time non-government investigators discovered that Hillary had been conducting all state department business on a private, unsecured server in her home.  Since the state department routinely handled Top Secret cables, it seemed likely that some of this information had been sent to Hilliary's private email server.

This information started to come out in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign. For anyone else, this would destroy the person's chances of winning the election, but Hilliary had far more tools than regular people.  What was needed was a mock investigation that would appear to look into the matter and clear her of any wrongdoing.  Who better to do that than the director of the FBI?

The FBI's so-called investigation violated every convention of that agency, from start to finish.  To begin with, Comey and his lackeys gave immunity to all of Hillary’s aides, even though they didn't provide any information.  The agency didn't use a single subpoena or warrant, didn't seize her server until her team had totally erased all data on it, failed to do any searches or seizures of evidence, did not use a grand-jury and--the kicker--didn't put a single witnesses under oath before interviewing them.

The FBI agents did not record any testimony.  Also, they allowed Hilliary's top aide at state--Cheryl Mills--to sit in on Hilliary's interview as well as those of other witnesses, which would enable all the witnesses to coordinate any lies.  Everything that could be done to botch the FBI investigation and to cover for Hillary was done. 

The FBI investigates, but the decision on whether a case merits prosecution normally rests with the attorney-general of the U.S.  But in another departure from normal practice, Obama's new A-G, Loretta Lynch announced that she would leave that decision to the director of the FBI. 

Testifying before a House committee, Comey declared that although Clinton broke the law on handling classified information, he found that she didn't do so intentionally.  Under very detailed questioning from members of the committee with experience as prosecutors and judges, Comey admitted that the statute in question didn't say anything about whether "intent" had to be shown for the statute to be violated.  He tap-danced around this point by saying "no prosecutor would bring such a case."

For all practical purposes Comey's clever testimony cleared Hillary.  While his decision could have been reversed by the Justice Department, with Obama as president this wasn't about to happen.

Hilliary's campaign had survived the scandal.

If Hillary had won, Comey would have kept right on providing cover for the corruption of the Clinton machine. He would have kept the FBI paralyzed, prevented the Clinton Fund from being investigated, and continued to do his job as the Clinton’s personal scandal eraser at the FBI.

But to the astonishment of virtually everybody, Hilliary lost the election.

So now it's time for "Plan B:"  force Trump out of office before his new attorney-general can build cases against all the Democrat lawbreakers.  As part of this effort, every day Dem agents in the CIA and NSA leaked supposedly-secret information about the surveillance of the Trump campaign to their media allies.  Obama lackey Susan Rice illegally demanded that the names of Americans captured in wiretaps of conversations be “unmasked,” then illegally leaked those names throughout the government and to the media.  And the battle continues.






The number of coincidences in how Comey has managed to be the get-out-of-jail-free card for the Clintons seems far too high to be honest.

Hat tip to Lisa Frank.

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