By: Savannah Smith | 06-08-2017 | News
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Comey Admits He Leaked Memo to Trigger a Special Counsel Investigation

Among the many “explosive” so-called revelations of fired former FBI Director James Comey in the much-anticipated Senate hearing earlier is his admission that he had authorized a “close friend” to leak the contents of his memos to the press in order to trigger a special counsel investigation.

The memo documented Comey’s meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump where the president supposedly asked him to drop the investigation into former security adviser Mike Flynn.

Comey said in the hearing: “I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”

The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel two days later after the report on the memo came out in the media on May 16.

Comey described the leaker as a “close friend who is a professor at a Columbia Law School.” Comey is known to be friends with Daniel Richman, a Columbia professor and former federal prosecutor who served as a chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

The former FBI chief also claimed that he was moved to leak the said information following Trump’s “Twitter threat” where he said Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Comey said in the hearing that after the tweet, he woke up: “in the middle of the night” with the realization that there might be a tape of his conversation with the president.”

Comey said: “I needed to get that out into the public square. As a private citizen, I thought it important to share that, I wanted to get it out.”


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Anonymous No. 3477 2017-06-08 : 22:44

Here's one way to look at this whole mess, who do you trust more;

A, A man who has dedicated his life to protecting America as a law clerk, then a prosecutor, assistant/ U.S. attorney, deputy attorny generasl, etc. He's gone up against the gambinos, clinton and clinton, adelphia, martha stewart:), the NSA, the CIA. was considered for the supreme court. the list goes on RE: antiracist, etc, or

B, A man whose sole interest is money and power, who is essentially a property developer and has bankrupted businesses, is suspected of rape of a minor, sexuall molestation/abuse, corruption, racism, sexism, narcicism, the list of bad, stupid, irrational items goes on, plus the question hangs over him regarding russia

If you would trust Trump over Comey then your morall and logical compasses are irreparably damaged, trust Trump and the world will never trust America again, but then again, would you have the intellect to care?

Anonymous No. 3483 2017-06-09 : 01:05

Fact. Comey helped prosecute the Gambino crime family

Fact. Trump and the Gambinos(among others) have been 'involved' for decades, believe this or don't, your chioce, but if you want to check there's photograhic, oral, written evidence pretty much anywhere, there's even a book!

You have a Cuckoo in the Whitehouse that's hiding while an Eagle is being attacked

'America the brave?'

Maybe it's time to change the slogan, it really is up to you

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