Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is one of the most respected members of Congress in America - and as the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee - he takes no nonsense - which is why he's now firing shots at fired FBI Director James Comey over his outright lies regarding the American hero - General Flynn.
As America knows, General Flynn is an honorable patriot who dedicated to bringing prosperity to the American people through 33-years of service for our country.
He was unfairly targeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in their desire to bring down President Trump by any means necessary, and that was recently proven after Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/23844-BOOM-Devin-Nunes-R-CA-No-Official-Intelligence-Used-in-Witch-Hunt-Against-Trump"> <i>“no official intelligence”</i> </a>was used to recommend the illicit surveillance against Donald Trump or his campaign.
The majority of the American public has watched Robert Mueller, appointed as “Special Counsel” in May of 2017, engage in what appears to be direct targeting of anyone and everyone who is even so much as affiliated with President Donald Trump or his campaign.
It also comes after James Comey admitted they he<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/24294-Lyin-Comey-Admits-He-Released-Classified-Memos-to-At-Least-Three-People"> leaked classified intelligence </a>to at least three people, a statement which may haunt him later if he's indicted.
Now Grassley has decided to call out the blasphemy in which Comey has spewed while under oath.
On March 15th of 2017 James Comey told a Senate Judiciary panel that the FBI agents responsible for interviewing General Flynn did not believe he intentionally lied about a December 2016 meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, also saying they Comey “led us to believe” [the Senate Judiciary panel] that the Department of Justice had zero intentions of prosecuting General Michael Flynn as a result.
On Friday a letter was released from Senator Grassley written to both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recently has been alleged to have lost the support of many in the House of Representatives, even having some<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/23082-Reports-House-Drafts-Articles-of-Impeachment-for-Rod-Rosenstein"> call for his impeachment</a>; and FBI Director Christopher Wray outlining what he suggests are Comey's lies to the Senate.
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<blockquote>”Dear Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Director Wray:”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”On February 15, 2017, this Committee requested on a bipartisan basis a copy of the transcript of the widely reported call between Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador and the FBI report summarizing the intercepted calls. The Justice Department declined to provide any of that information, and instead, then-FBI Director Comey provided a wide-ranging briefing to us on March 15, 2017, that touched on the Flynn issues.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Like the Flynn interview itself, that briefing was not transcribed. Also like the Flynn interview, there are notes taken by a career, non-partisan law enforcement officer who was present. The agent was on detail to the Committee staff at the time. According to that agent’s contemporaneous notes, Director Comey specifically told us during that Briefing that the FBI agents who interviewed Lt. General Michael Flynn, “saw nothing that led them to believe [he was] lying.” Our own Committee staff notes indicate that Mr.Comey said the “agents saw no change in his demeanor or tone that would say he was being untruthful.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Contrary to his public statements during his current book tour denying any memory of those comments, then-Director Comey led us to believe during that briefing that the agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe he intentionally lied about his conversation with the Ambassador and that the Justice Department was unlikely to prosecute him for false statements made in that interview. In the months since then, the Special Counsel obtained a guilty plea from Lt. General Flynn for that precise alleged conduct.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”The Department has withheld the Flynn-related documents since our initial bipartisan request last year, citing an ongoing criminal investigation. With Flynn’s plea, the investigation appears concluded. Additionally, while we are aware that the Special Counsel office has moved to delay Lt. General Flynn’s sentencing on several occasions, we presume that all related records already have been provided to the defense pursuant to Judge Sullivan’s February 16, 2018 order requiring the production of all potentially exculpatory material. Thus, although the case is not yet adjudicated, the Committee’s oversight interest in the underlying documents requested more than a year ago now outweighs any legitimate executive branch interest in withholding it. So too does the Committee’s interest in learning the FBI agents’ actual assessments of their interview of Lt. Gen. Flynn, particularly given the apparent contradiction between what then-Director Comey told us in March 2017 and what he now claims.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Accordingly, no later than May 25, 2018, please provide:”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”1. The information requested in our February 15, 2017 letter, including the transcripts of the reportedly intercepted calls and any FBI reports summarizing them; and”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”2. The FBI agents’ 302s memorializing their interview of Flynn and 1A supporting docs, including the agents’ notes. ”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”In addition, please make Special Agent Joe Pientka available for a transcribed interview with Committee staff no later than one week following the production of the requested documents. If you have any questions about this request please don’t hesitate to contact Patrick Davis of my staff at (202) 224-5225. Thanks for your prompt attention to this important issue.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Charles E. Grassley”</blockquote>
One of the most important takeaways from this letter is they we now know they Congress, through the Senate Judiciary Committee, works as slow as a snail.
As per the demands of Senator Grassley, the FBI and DOJ have until May 25th to handover these documents, so for those reading this article who continue to criticize or blame Attorney General Jeff Sessions, you need to look no further than the pace of progress on Capitol Hill for any delays.
Next, we should note that the Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding the 302s from FBI Agents who gave testimony on General Flynn, which is important in the sense they this could prove Comey to be in violation of his testimony under oath.
Comey's already spoken a conflict of interest in his interviews and book tours, which directly go against his testimony while under oath, although that alone cannot be used against him.
However, if their 302s tell a different story, Comey could face serious consequences for his lies.
For some reason, of what many cite to be the desire to protect a specific witness, who remains anonymous, Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray have been reluctant to reveal their sourcing, likely because there are many members of Congress who simply cannot be trusted.
What we do know now is that Chuck Grassley in the Senate, and Devin Nunes in the House, as well as Jeff Sessions at the DOJ, are all three respectively suggesting that James Comey has broken the law by lying under oath.
The Obama-era corruption investigations seem to now be heading into the summer with no conclusion in sight.
While the American people are no doubt desperate to see these criminals brought to justice, it looks like it's going to be a long haul before we see any conclusion, in part due to the hesitant fact that Congress doesn't seem to care about longevity or timeliness.
It's also crucial to realize that these next few months, for James Comey, may be his last as a free man.
When this is all said and done, James Comey lied under oath, covered up the corruption occurring at the FBI, assisted in protecting Hillary Clinton from a legitimate investigation into her crimes, as well as directly interfered in an election by subverting democracy, spying on a Presidential candidate, and leaking classified information.
The clock is certainly ticking, and it may tick for some time.
However, good things will come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue.
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