Trump Slams “Liar, Leaker” Comey, Claims “Total And Complete Vindication”
After an uncharacteristic two-day social media silence, in which some wondered if White House lawyers had finally taken control of Trump’s iPhone, President Trump broke a nearly two-day silence on Twitter Friday morning to slam James Comey as a “liar” and a “leaker” the day after the fired FBI director’s testimony before Congress.
In the tweet, which may be the first of many, Trump claimed “total and complete vindication” from the Senate Intel Committee hearing, in which Comey likewise accused him of “lies” and requesting the FBI end a criminal investigation.
Despite a brief statement by his private lawyer following Comey’s three hour testimony, Trump had remained silent on Twitter throughout Thursday surprising many, when much of the U.S. was glued to the TV screen, following every word in Comey’s first public comments since the president fired him early last month.
Comey said he believed Trump terminated him over the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, he also revealed that he had authorized a close friend to leak a memo to the NYT. “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,” Comey said. Comey also disclosed that Loretta Lynch had exerted pressure on him during the Hillary Clinton probe.
During the highly charged hearing with the Senate Intelligence Committee, a blunt-talking Comey said that he was “confused” and “concerned” when Trump said in May that he was firing him for undermining the morale of the agency he had led since 2013.
“The administration then chose to defame me, and more importantly, the FBI by saying the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader,” Comey said.
We now look forward to Comey’s response, as Trump appears unwilling to let it go.
Another Zerohedge article features Tucker Carlson’s concise analysis of one of the biggest news events in recent memory. In less than seven minutes, Tucker summarizes the entire Comey testimony and questioning.
There’s a lot of amateur legal analysis being posted all over the Internet in relation to Trump and Comey. Obviously, anyone can play amateur lawyer. Here are a few of the better points made in the comments at the Zerohedge pieces.
Handful of Dust froze25 Jun 9, 2017 7:18 AM
Four-Star General leane was interviewed by Cavuto yesterday and said Comey’s story is just that, a story and a lie. He does not beleive Trump said those things to Comey and the meetings did not go as Comey testifed.
Meanwhile, both Bill Bennet and Karl Rove said Comey’s admissions under oath show he should be indicted.
Another interesting fact that proves Comey hangs aorund with a sordid bunch is that the Columbia lawyer Comey gave the ino to leak to the press lives in Brooklyn Heights in THE SAME building as Lena Dunham!
Tell me that’s coincidence!
nmewn FrozenGoodz Jun 9, 2017 8:04 AM
The take aways…
Confirmation the DNC refused the FBI access to its servers, why?
The DNC then hired CrowdStrike, presumably giving them access to its servers, again why?
Lowrenta Lynch ordered Comey to change his language and a call a criminal investigation a “matter”, why?
We learned from the hapless boobs at the NYT’s there are four “past & present government officials who wish to remain anonymous.”
We learned “the leakers” only leaked what they thought damaging to Trump, not that he was never under investigation even though all senators privy to that information knew it yet said nothing.
lester1 Jun 9, 2017 7:08 AM
Jeff Sessions needs to get off his ass and appoint a special prosecutor for Loretta Lynch and James Comey and the murder investigation of DNC email leaker Seth Rich !!
Wtf are you doing Jeff ????
Thom Paine Jun 9, 2017 7:35 AM
Comey has admitted to a number of criminal acts I think.
He admitted leaking FBI information to the media
He admitted leaking FBI information to the media in order to have an effect on the country (ie a counsel)
He admitted he was concerned enough with his meeting with Trump to make a memo of it – instead of going to the DOJ as required by law
He admitted he was concerned with Lynch telling him to not use the word investigation (which was the truth) and agreeing to it, instead of resigning or reporting it.
He demonstrates that he leaked information to the media, but not the truth that Trump was not under investigation – thus showing politcal bias in his job.
There are a few crimes there that I gather the DOJ has no option but to prosecute, how can it not? Since they are also prosecuting Winner for the exact same thing?
Law professor Jonathan Turley suggests that Comey’s leaking of the FBI memo is a crime.