Did Comey Lie to Congress?

2018 March 19
by bc3b

Statements made by Former FBI Director James Comey and Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe appear to contradict each other.

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that former FBI Director James Comey “clearly” lied under oath in his testimony before Congress in 2017.

“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G,” he tweeted Sunday morning, “When asked ‘have you ever been an anonymous source … or known someone else to be an anonymous source…?’ He said strongly ‘never, no.’ He lied.”

Indeed, it does appear that Comey may have misrepresented the truth during his congressional testimony in 2017. The following is an excerpt from his questioning before Congress:

Director Comey, have you ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?

COMEY: Never.

GRASSLEY: Question two, relatively related, have you ever authorized someone else at the FBI to be an anonymous source in news reports about the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?

COMEY: No.

Former deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was recently fired, seemed to tell the story a little differently in a statement Saturday.

The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter. It was the type of exchange with the media that the Deputy Director oversees several times per week.

In response to some of the president’s tweets Saturday criticizing the pair, Comey tweeted that the American people will soon be able to judge who is “honorable and who is not.”

hat tip: dailycaller.com

Remember the good old days whrn the FBI used to chase bank robbers and look for the Ten Most Wanted criminals?

32 Responses leave one →
  1. 2018 March 19 6:31 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Don’t worry – Comey is too big to go to priswon. And, Republicans don’t have th balls to put him on trial.

  2. 2018 March 19 6:37 am
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    justrand permalink

  3. 2018 March 19 6:50 am
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  4. 2018 March 19 6:56 am
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    “Representative Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) bucked his party on President Trump’s firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, remarking that his dismissal may have been “justified.” “You know, his firing may be justified,” the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said ”

    lol

    I had to read that 3 times to make sure my eyes were not playing tricks on me.

  5. 2018 March 19 7:02 am
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    Vlad won reelection with about 75% …in a shock to absolutely nobody. 😉

    Vladimir Putin – 75.0 pct
    Pavel Grudinin – 13.3 pct
    Vladimir Zhirinovsky – 6.3 pct
    Ksenia Sobchak – 1.4 pct
    Grigory Yavlinsky – 0.8 pct
    Sergei Baburin – 0.6 pct
    Maksim Suraikin – 0.6 pct
    Boris Titov – 0.6 pct
    Source: Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation

  6. 2018 March 19 7:17 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    5,

    Every Russian I know was voting for Vlad.

    In a country that has only known monarchs or commissars Putin comes across as the second coming. He does an annual ritual of taking questions from man in the street reporters, live. I don’t know of any other world leader that does that. Still, the man is dangerous.

    Sidebar. Russians here could go to any russian orthodox church or the local consulate and vote.

  7. 2018 March 19 7:17 am
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    bc3b permalink

    KH #3 –

    It’s about time people wised up. Unelected bureaucrats have been controlling our lives for at least 40 years.

  8. 2018 March 19 7:20 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    My only complaint so far is that Comey, McCabe, et. al are all small fish. They need to go after the big whale — Clinton, both of them. They are at the center of the hurricane that created this mess. Purge the Clintons and amazingly the balance will self identify in an attempt to save themselves, looking for a better deal from the ADA.

  9. 2018 March 19 8:04 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    4, Schiff is more balanced than Rubio or Gowdy?
    Yuck.

  10. 2018 March 19 8:07 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  11. 2018 March 19 8:10 am
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    justrand permalink

    bc3b: “It’s about time people wised up. Unelected bureaucrats have been controlling our lives for at least 40 years.”

    make that one HUNDRED years. Woodrow Wilson expanded governmental agencies, and every President since then…EXCEPT Trump…has added to them.

    That’s why the Deep State hates/fears him.

  12. 2018 March 19 9:35 am
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    justrand permalink

    The Democrats/Left/media (same folks, obviously) deserve the blame for this.

    https://www.nas.org/articles/from_suffrage_to_suppressing_speech_the_increasing_hostility_of_women_towar

  13. 2018 March 19 9:39 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    The same can be said of colleges and universities like Berkeley and San Francisco State. They were leaders of the free speech movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Now they want to supress speech they don’t agree with.

  14. 2018 March 19 9:48 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “I oppose hate speech!” — Left

    “Well then follow your own advise and shut the hell up!” — Right

    That sums up the core of what the Right should be doing. Turn the argument right back around and suppress the oppressor.

  15. 2018 March 19 10:10 am
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    6 – Agree. Also not surprised at all to hear that, and I know you know many.

    Shenanigans or not there was no way he wasn’t gonna get a majority legitimately, western media doesn’t seem to understand he’s pretty well liked at home, be it really 75% or a bit less, doesn’t make much a difference.

  16. 2018 March 19 10:13 am
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    Woodrow Wilson expanded governmental agencies, and every President since then…EXCEPT Trump…has added to them.

    Looking at the u.s. budget you wouldn’t know it. 😉

  17. 2018 March 19 10:17 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Today’s Sunshine girl – no bikini but interesting dress.

    http://edmontonsun.com/sunshine-girl/angela-2/wcm/026e085d-5c3a-40ec-bb20-733dd8db4635

  18. 2018 March 19 11:10 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Conflict of interest: Judge who stopped abortion ban on Downs Syndrome babies is former Planner Parenthood chapter president:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/28400/bias-judge-who-blocked-ban-aborting-down-syndrome-paul-bois

  19. 2018 March 19 11:44 am
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    Splodey head go boom

  20. 2018 March 19 11:53 am
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    18 – I seem to recall a similar case of something like that from a few years ago, a card carrying PP judge ruling on a PP matter. Come to think of it I think it had to do with the Veritas exposure videos.

  21. 2018 March 19 1:17 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Conflict of interest only applies to conservatives.

  22. 2018 March 19 1:32 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    19,

    Odd you know. When you see pics of sniper gear a majority of the time it shows suppressor attached. I chalk that up to stupid press, it looks macho. Reality is beyond 500yrds the target is half way to the floor for a dirt nap before anyone hears the shot. At the distance that guy shot nearly 2 secs would have passed before anyone heard a thing. Night shot that dude is using a flash suppressor.

  23. 2018 March 19 1:39 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Headline: Paving the Way for Democrat Dominance, Unelected Supreme Court Rulers Reject Arizona’s Attempt to Block Illegal Aliens from Getting Driver’s Licenses

    Solution: Bus them to California. For electoral purposes that state is a lost cause for us. Swamp them with their own compassion. Drive the State budget into the ground. Collapse the damn thing. Turn back into a territory.

  24. 2018 March 19 2:27 pm
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    justrand permalink

    drdog, I truly don’t know why Arizona, New Mexico and Texas haven’t adopted your solution. Frankly, Trump should have his ICE agents do that too!

    This State IS lost…hastening the demise is compassionate.

  25. 2018 March 19 4:07 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – did your wife vote in the Russian elections?

  26. 2018 March 19 6:54 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    http://thegoldwater.com/news/20956-Self-Driving-Uber-Kills-A-Woman-In-Arizona

    This will be interesting case law. It will determine ‘who’ is responsible. It will also determine what are the consequences of a corporation committing vehicular homicide. Wish I had the time to sit in the gallery.

  27. 2018 March 19 6:57 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    GN,

    Yes she did. Probably issues with that but ya know any more I don’t give a damn.

  28. 2018 March 19 7:03 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – not really. When you get down to it, IT is her homeland. Hard to overcome. If I EVER moved to another country, your homeland does have a special place in your heart. Kind of right or wrong – it is her country. I just don’t have a problem with Nationalism.

  29. 2018 March 19 10:42 pm
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    If trump lets the rinos get away with that budget, then fuk him. He has the veto pen.

  30. 2018 March 20 3:06 am
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    “Bye bye House.” – It’s what they want, it’s WHO THEY ARE.

  31. 2018 March 20 7:48 am
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