Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey’s “higher loyalty,” for which his newly released book is named, was not to America and her values but rather to corporate overlords in the media.
“James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?” Trump tweeted late last night.
James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018
The latest development from the recently-released memos show that Comey had possession of the salacious and unverified Steele Dossier, and briefed the President on its contents before it was leaked to press.
The briefing, which took place on January 6, 2017, was set up by former Director of National Intelligence and known swamp-dweller, James Clapper.
“I said the Russians allegedly had tapes involving him and prostitutes at the Presidential Suite at the Ritz Carlton in Moscow from about 2013,” Comey wrote about the briefing. “I said I wasn’t saying this was true, only that I wanted him to know both that it had been reported and that the reports were in many hands. I said media like CNN had them and were looking for a news hook.”
At that time, nobody in the press had reported on the dossier.
But shortly thereafter, on January 10, CNN ran an explosive piece about the dossier claiming that U.S. Intelligence Services were aware of the content of the dossier, and that it contained evidence that Trump could be personally and financially compromised by the Russians.
Within minutes of the CNN report, BuzzFeed released the dossier itself, showing the world its contents.
So four days after James Clapper, (who is now a CNN analyst, by the way) arranged the briefing between Comey and Trump regarding the contents of the dossier, CNN and other news outlets managed to get their hands on the dossier itself.
They found the “news hook” that they were looking for. But as far as we know, the no one other than Comey and Clapper had access to the dossier intel, so who leaked it to the press? We know, at the very least, that Comey shared some of his memos with his personal friend Daniel Richman, a Columbia Law Professor.
Noteworthy is the the House Intelligence Committee’s final report on their Russia investigation, which says the following:
“Finding #44: Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, now a CNN national security analyst, provided inconsistent testimony to the Committee about his contacts with the media, including CNN.”
The results of that briefing and the subsequent leaks sent the press into frenzy and legitimized the narrative of Russian collusion in the minds of many Americans. What was Comey’s response to the frenzy? He conveniently remained silent – except in private – failing to disclose publicly that the President was not under investigation.
Infuriated at Comey’s refusal to clear Trump’s name, Trump fired him.
After his firing, more memos were leaked until a special counsel was appointed to investigate Trump for “Russian collusion.” The setup worked to perfection.
And all of this was coordinated by America’s top “non-partisan” and “apolitical” law enforcement agency.