Tuesday, April 17, 2018

What Comey Left Out

Former FBI director, James Comey, has been getting well deserved comeuppance from the American left for not taking responsibility for the Hillary email fiasco, late campaign, that may have cost her the White House. The standard complaint is that Comey was playing Republican politics when he announced the email investigation while not disclosing the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. How do you rationalize the two?

Here's my guess. Comey was trapped by agents at the FBI's New York field office who were cooperating with Trump campaign ally and former New York mayor, Rudi Giuliani.

Giuliani was all over the Hillary email scandal. One night I saw a clip of Giuliani appearing on CNN. He was grinning like the Cheshire Cat when he let slip some details of the New York FBI investigation into Clinton. At the time I wondered how Giuliani could possibly have access to that information? FBI investigations are not open for inspection to outsiders. Before long it seemed to dawn on Giuliani that he had just put himself and his FBI collaborators in a terrible spot and he desperately but unconvincingly tried to back peddle.

In the days and weeks that followed, reports came out about some rogue agents in the New York field office who were determined to get Hillary and hints that Giuliani might have been orchestrating their efforts.

Did those New York guys have something on Comey? Who knows? Did he announce the Clinton email investigations to head them off at some pass? Is he to be believed when he claims he kept silent about the Trump campaign investigation into Russian ties because he assumed Hillary would win in November?

One thing I've been hoping for is that Mueller will, at some point, find the evidence needed to indict Giuliani. Perhaps that's too much to hope for.


the salamander said...

.. this will end up as historical stuff
kind of like the Kennedy grassy knoll thingy
Trump of course takes the big fall
from top floor of his precious tower
which he never owned anyway

Here in Canada we are still trying
to piece together the duplicity of Stephen Harper et al
Election Fraud - 250 ridings - live and robo calls
and the US of A will spend lots of time on the Trump
and Russia fiasco.. it runs deep, these conspiracies

Like a fine wine, these things take time to 'mature'
or turn out to be worse than vinegar.. rancid
Black Ops - is the term

Northern PoV said...


CNN Poll: 42% approve of Trump, highest in 11 months

Owen Gray said...

In the end, my hunch is that Mueller will send quite a few people to jail -- just as several of Nixon's compatriots spent some time in the Gray Bar Hotel.