Lord of the Sword, on 17 May 2017 - 01:25 PM, said:
So apparently now Comey is leaking a memo he supposedly wrote after his meeting with President Trump, in which he says the President tried to interfere with the FBI investigation into Flynn. First things first: I don't doubt Comey wrote a memo about this, I just don't know WHEN he wrote it.
You apparently know nothing about bureaucrats. Comey circulated the memo right after the meeting. What it establishes is a chain of evidence, and when it was written. Others have already spoken about Comey's habit of doing exactly what he did in this case. Think of it like police notes. it refreshes the memory of someone if trial or depositions occur years later. They are indeed considered "evidence". But, Comey went one step further, he circulated it. Each of the others is a witness to establish "the time it was written".
He could've written it after being fired for all we know. Hell, I could write a memo dated October 10, 2024...Doesn't mean I wrote it on that date.
Learn to think LotS. Really learn to take something apart and think about the components, instead of jumping to the conclusion that "he can't prove when he wrote it. He's a former prosecutor, the former AAG under Bush 43, and the former Director of the FBI, do you think he doesn't know how to build a case of evidence? Really?
He's the guy that produced a similar memo when he was testifying before Congress about the torture memos. This is his MO. he documents things. He documents them to build a case, or just to refresh his memory if he gets asked a question by say, oh Congress, years after the fact. I read somewhere that Comey has ALL the FBI do it now.
Second, and more importantly: For arguments sake, say he did write it after meeting with the President, and say this proves obstruction of justice. By not reporting the obstruction right away Comey has now opened himself up to criminal charges himself, and probably a nice jail cell complete with his very own Bubba cellmate.
You really have no idea how a case is built do you? You collect evidence. You pull strings. You document events. You painstakingly build a case that will stick. Comey is a lawyer, and a former prosecutor, he knows how to make a case stick.
The better question is why are you deflecting this all back on Comey? How Trump-like of you. You're not looking at what #45 did, but how Comey reacted to what he did. How convenient for you cognitive dissonance.
If the memo proves nothing, as it is looking more and more like, then Comey comes across as nothing but a disgruntled fired employee...one step away from those ex employees that come back and shoot up their former place of employment. Either way, not very good for Comey.
It means nothing to you. But, you think it is fabricated, and even if it is true, Comey should be prosecuted for keeping it a secret. It means a lot to people who can still discern reality from the #45 delusion.
Comey kept the memo from getting to any FBI investigators of the Russia/#45 investigation so they wouldn't be biased. he wanted them to look at facts and not be distracted by internal politics in the WH. Investigations that were important to the country btw. Like I said, he knows how to build a case, and run an investigation. he knows how to keep his mouth shut, and he also knows when to speak up. And, when he speaks up, he has a lot of evidence to back his testimony up. It's not a he said/he said.
A lot of people [Dems and Repubs] have no idea who James Comey is. They take partisan stands and never really look at the life of a man. There's a reason why the Acting Director said that the FBI rank and file had the utmost respect for Comey. There's a reason why the FBI will push forward these investigations. He is considered by insider and outsiders to be a man of integrity. If anything, he is a bit [read a lot] egotistical about his integrity, but as a voter, I can handle that kind of ego any day of the week.
He isn't lying. he didn't fabricate any memo. Congress may in fact do nothing about this, but that's on them, NOT Jim Comey. He did his job. he has always done his job.
And, this was the miscalculation of #45 when he fired Comey--he thought Democrats like me would applaud the firing because of Hillary. That's why he used that as the initial reasoning. He figured, Demos would be so happy they wouldn't care about the optics of it. He guessed wrong.
Comey is a white hat, and you better get used to the fact that his ego won't let him be partisan while doing his job. But, I'd rather have him do his job [even if I don't like the results] that be nothing but a weasley partisan hack.