James Comey Continues His Know Nothing Tour
James Comey Continues His Know Nothing Tour
James Comey is very good at knowing nothing about anything. Today he continued that tour in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Testifying before the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee as part of that panel’s latest review of the Russia probe, Comey repeatedly told GOP lawmakers he disagreed with the “preamble” to their questions and expressed unfamiliarity with recently released information that they claim discredits the investigation.
He grew particularly exasperated when asked about Barr’s criticism that the FBI’s decision to open the investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign was based on insufficient evidence, saying he had “no idea what on earth” the attorney general was talking about.
In other words, he didn’t like the questions he was asked and now that he’s a private citizen, can everyone just leave me alone??!!
With every question asked from Republicans, Comey’s pat answer was “I know nothing.”
““Knowing then what you know now about all the things that we’ve come to find, would you have still signed the warrant applications against Carter Page in October, January and April?” Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Comey during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
“No, I would want a much more complete understanding of what we were doing,”Comey replied.”
He was the head of the freaking FBI and yet he just testified under oath that he didn’t have a clue about what was going on at the agency. Ok, so this means that Obama put an incompetent fool in place to run the FBI…right?
His tap dancing is a thing of beauty. A. Because it isn’t just that Comey signed off on the Carter Page warrants three times, it’s because he had to know of the investigation given the Steele Dossier was well known by then. Furthermore, it is ludicrous for anyone to believe that the head of the FBI wasn’t informed that a person key to the Trump campaign was being investigated BEFORE the FISA warrant was even written!
Oh, but that isn’t all that Comey didn’t know about. Let’s talk about the letter from DNI Ratcliffe.
NOW: Senate Judiciary hearing. On @DNI_Ratcliffe letter + whether he received an “investigative referral” Sept 2016 about an alleged effort by Clinton campaign to distract from the email probe. @Comey said under oath, “It doesn't ring a bell." @LindseyGrahamSC "It went to you." https://t.co/TqVz44GJX5— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) September 30, 2020
Yes, Comey had given Hillary a boost in July by dropkicking her email/server investigation to the curb. However, its quite fair to presume information like this in September would’ve raised some red flags. Was this one the flags that caused Comey to spring his October surprise by reactivating the Hillary investigation? One would presume so, but Comey now says this information “doesn’t ring a bell.” If you believe that, there’s a spa on the moon I can sell you.
What else doesn’t good ole Jimmie know about? Sources of the Steele Dossier? NOTHING!
Comey is now claiming he doesn't know anything about the source of the Steele dossier claims he briefed to Trump and then had leaked to CNN, and that he definitely doesn't know anything about the sub-source telling the FBI in early 2017 that claims sourced to him were false.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 30, 2020
Not only that, but Comey now says he knew nothing about anything regarding an interview with Igor Danchenko.
Heck, Comey even stated that lots of the information contained in the Horowitz report was news to him. Kind of like Obama, he found out about it from a news report.
“Comey conceded Wednesday that, if he knew then what he knows now, he would not have certified the applications without more discussion. He repeatedly professed ignorance about some of the information underlying the applications, though said that as the FBI leader, errors were “my responsibility.””
Given James Comey’s testimony today, it is completely understandable that many Republican Senators took him to the woodshed.
Sen. Mike Lee rips into James Comey:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 30, 2020
"How can you now as a private citizen and former FBI Director show up and then speculate freely regarding any alleged ties between President Putin and President Trump… You don't seem to know ANYTHING about this investigation that you ran." pic.twitter.com/fOnr4M2J2I
This Know Nothing Tour of Comey’s would be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that people’s lives, specifically those with the Trump family and the campaign were turned upside down over false accusations courtesy of the Steele Dossier and the FISA warrants.
Comey, in the throes of making sure everyone knows that he was an incompetent FBI Director, managed to throw Andrew McCabe under the bus.
Want to bet that Andrew McCabe is fuming right now?
Ted and Sharyl are both correct. The upper echelons of the FBI weaponized themselves against the Trump Administration. Peoples lives have been irrevocably damaged by their use of a never verified dossier, and further damage was done by their refusal to correctly investigate Hillary Clinton.
James Comey may have thought that asserting that he knows nothing was a genius move. But it wasn’t. It only served to make him look like an incompetent Inspector Clouseau who happily let the FBI run investigations into whomever they please for no other reason than a hatred of a duly elected President.
Feature Photo Credit: Public Domain photo by Grain Sand via Flickr, cropped and modified