Former FBI Director and confirmed leaker James Comey appears to be following the Washington Post reporter who broke the “Russian hacking” story. She also reported Wednesday’s allegation that Trump is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice.
— Rep. Steven Smith 🇺🇸 (@RepStevenSmith) June 15, 2017
On Wednesday evening, the Washington Post published a story alleging that a special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice — citing unnamed sources. One of four reporters who worked on the story was Ellen Nakashima — whose recent reporting for the publication has a sharp focus on Comey.
The story claims that “Trump had received private assurances from then-FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. Officials say that changed shortly after Comey’s firing.”
The article relies entirely on leaked information from anonymous sources.
In March, Comey revealed that he has secret Twitter and Instagram accounts — which he stated both have very few followers.
Within hours, Gizmodo journalist Ashley Feinberg had tracked down accounts that appeared to belong to Comey — using the name Reinhold Niebuhr.
When it was discovered by Feinberg, the Twitter account, @projectexile7, was following 27 people, and followed by just one person — Benjamin Wittes of Lawfare, who happens to be a personal friend of Comey. The account did not have any identifying information, and was simply an egg account without a photo.
Following Gizmodo’s explosive report, the account’s followers boomed to over 7,000 before the account was set to private and locked down from public viewing.
As Feinberg reported, Comey was following several journalists who were aggressively covering the FBI’s work on the Democrats’ Trump-Russia witch hunt. Among them were the Washington Post’s Nakashima and David Ignatius, as well as Adam Goldman and David Sanger of the New York Times.
But Nakashima is the one who broke the “Russia hacking” story, and now the new “obstruction of justice” story.
Nakashima was the one who first reported that “Russian hackers” broke into the Democratic National Committee servers to steal their Trump opposition files, a Twitter user who goes by “@GOPPollAnalyst” noted.
In the article, Nakashima cited anonymous “US officials” who had informed her that “networks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were also targeted by Russian spies.”
“Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump,” Nakashima wrote on June 14, 2016.
Interestingly, the possible Comey account also liked a tweet from the New York Times about General Mike Flynn and Jared Kushner meeting a Russian envoy. The report cited anonymous “current and former American officials” who claimed that Flynn “had contacts with Mr. Kislyak during the campaign.”
During Comey’s much anticipated hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the former FBI Director admitted to giving his memo about his meeting with the president to a friend so that they could leak the information to the press. He claimed that he did so in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel to investigate links between the administration and Russia.
In response to Comey’s shocking admission, Trump’s personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz released a statement saying that the former FBI Director was trying to “undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications.”
We reached out to Nakashima for comment, but did not receive a response by time of publishing.
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Prominent GOP Attorney Says Jim Jordan Accuser Admitted He Was ‘Hoping’ to Get Money
A prominent GOP attorney wrote a long defense of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on her personal Facebook page yesterday, in which she claimed that one of Jordan’s accusers has admitted to making his accusations on false pretenses.
Cleta Mitchell wrote the following:
“My friend Rep Jim Jordan is under attack by some very disreputable sources. To suggest that Rep Jordan would turn a blind eye to any injustice, wrongdoing, immoral or illegal act is absolutely laughable. Anyone who has known and worked with Jim Jordan, as I have, for nearly a decade knows that Rep Jordan never shies from a fight and that he leads the charge whenever there is a hint of something wrong – even to his own political detriment where others prefer that he remain silent, as they do. He never does.
The question I ask is why are these spurious allegations from disreputable sources being fomented against him now? Who is really behind this? It appears to me to be a concerted effort to smear one of the most honorable gentlemen ever to have served in the US House of Representatives. That is what NBC and other news outlets should be investigating…who is behind this? Can it be sources close to those in the Mueller investigation and the Department of Justice who are uncomfortable with Rep Jordan’s relentless pursuit of the truth behind what they have been doing for the past two years? That is much more likely than that these bizarre accusations are based in any facts whatsoever. We know Jim Jordan. We are only now learning about his accusers and there is something smelly about this entire episode. And yesterday, one of Jordan’s accusers admitted that they were “hoping” to get money … that’s a federal crime. Will the FBI arrest them?”
Mitchell did not specify which accuser was hoping to use the scandal for financial gain, but she is a GOP legal insider.
She confirmed her statement for Big League Politics but did not provide further details at this time.
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