Nothing says ‘guilty’ quite like refusing to testify and pleading the Fifth. That’s what happened with Comey, McCabe and Lynch in front of the House Intel Committee yesterday. They were no-shows and that pretty much tells you everything you need to know right there. Comey just plain refused to appear and McCabe took the Fifth after he was refused immunity. McCabe’s lawyer Michael Bromwich sent a letter to the committee asking for immunity and then threatened to take the Fifth if they didn’t grant it. So McCabe is panicking and sealing his lips. Comey knows he’s caught in a lie and is hiding. Lynch is as well.
Bromwich wrote, “For these reasons, we urge this Committee to apply for a Court order compelling Mr. McCabe’s testimony and granting him use immunity. If this Committee is unwilling or unable to obtain such an order, then Mr. McCabe will have no choice but to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.” And so it goes… McCabe wasn’t about to incriminate himself and go to prison and neither was Comey or Lynch.
Comey refused to appear before Congress on Monday to talk about his handling of the Clinton email investigation. Committee Chairman Grassley tore into Comey over not appearing. Comey’s attorney says he was out of the country… how very, very convenient: “He has time for book tours and television interview, but apparently no time to assist this committee,” Grassley admonished. That little stunt alone should land Comey behind bars for obstruction of justice. Grassley said that Comey was actually in Iowa over the weekend, visiting a key state in presidential campaigning… not out of the country. Sounds like lying to me.
The testimony between McCabe and Comey conflicts, so at least one of them is lying. My money is on both of them lying at this point. McCabe claims that Comey knew he was leaking to the press. Comey denies he knew about it. Somebody is fibbing. Senator Ted Cruz, who has no patience for liars, got down to business when he said, “One or the other is not telling the truth. I don’t know which one.” It’s both Senator, which I suspect he already knows. And since this involves a current investigation, the current FBI director can’t nail these rats… at least that is his excuse and he’s sticking to it. Wray declined to answer, saying it would trample on an ongoing investigation — though he wouldn’t say what that investigation is. Meanwhile, all of America waits for someone, anyone to get whats coming to them in the form of justice. We may be waiting a very long time. We already have.
“Comey said he did not expect a report on his handling of classified information because, ‘That’s frivolous.’ I don’t happen to think that it is frivolous,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said during the Senate hearing Monday. “Question number one, Mr. Horowitz, are you investigating the handling of his memo and does that include the classification issues, and should Mr. Comey expect a report when it’s complete?” Grassley asked. “We received a referral on that from the FBI. We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete, consistent with the law and rules that are — a report that’s consistent and takes those into account,” Horowitz responded. It’s another political two-step to avoid giving answers to Grassley.
Comey wrote seven memos about his conversations with President Trump. Allegedly, he gave four of them to a friend, law professor Dan Richman, so that Richman could leak the contents of at least one of the memos to the press. Four of the seven memos have now been designated as classified, which means that at least one classified memo must have been given to Richman. This is the point that Senator Grassley made in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in January.
Grassley said he had sought to compel McCabe, Comey and Lynch to show up to testify, but Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, blocked him. Under committee rules, the ranking Democrat must agree with the chairman in order to issue a subpoena. You know, that definitely sounds like obstruction of justice to me. Why is this allowed?
Former FBI director James Comey is also under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday. So, he’s about to be in even hotter water. He is specifically under investigation for his handling of memos he wrote about interactions with President Trump while he was the director of the FBI. What gets me here is that the Clinton email investigation has now been officially closed. That’s a total miscarriage of justice and is wrong on so many levels, I don’t know where to start.
In my world, this would be fairly simple and straightforward – either you are compelled to testify, or you go to jail for contempt of court, obstruction of justice or whatever you get slapped with. Why do these three people get treated differently than anyone else? Justice demands that they answer for their lies and for breaking the law.
Grassley: “Is the IG investigating Comey’s handling of his memos about Trump?”
Horowitz: “Yes, we’re investigating it and will produce a report on it.”
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 18, 2018