Opinion Admit it, James Comey: You’ve been lying all along

19:11  16 april  2018
19:11  16 april  2018 Source:   The Hill

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He never said that it was conclusive. She lied ! How is James Comey still the head of the FBI? They’ ve clearly lied and clearly done something wrong or else they would not be asking for immunity in the first place.

If there’s one thing Donald Trump is really good at, it ’s lying . He lies so much that you honestly can’t believe a word he says, even if he may be telling the truth once in a blue moon. “ James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

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On Saturday night, the great Wolf Blitzer interviewed one of his panelists about James Comey's justification for violating over a half-century of Justice Department policies in Republican and Democratic administrations when he sent his October 28 letter to Congress in 2016, which cost Hillary Clinton the presidency.

Comey has repeatedly claimed that he was "obligated" to write his speculative letter because of a promise he had made to Congress to do so if "anything new" came up after his July 5, 2016, press conference announcing a new prosecutable case could be brought against Clinton.

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Well, “I was concerned he might lie .” Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress. Donald Trump never cared about the rule of law. At least now he’s admitting it .

But also because if you believe Comey ’s testimony, Huckabee Sander’s statement is , itself, not true. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress. Donald Trump never cared about the rule of law. At least now he’s admitting it .

However, I established beyond any doubt in my book published in February 2018, "The Unmaking of the Presidency 2016," that Comey's claim was - and remains - false.

In fact, Comey only promised Congress in September 2016 that if anything new came up on the emails issue that might cause the FBI to reconsider its non-prosecution decision, he would "take a look" - not that he would make a public disclosure to Congress before doing so.

When I wrote my book, I avoided using the word "lie" about Comey falsely using the word "obligation" to Congress, given my extreme reluctance to ever use the "lie" word unless I am certain there is a knowing, willful, intentional misstatement of the truth.

Well, James Comey has had plenty of time to go back to check his testimony before Congress to see what he actually said as he begins his book tour and, among other things, tries to justify his October 28 letter.

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Does it occur to Trump that, if Comey changed his story because he thought there were tapes, his testimony would have been all about, “No, Trump never pressured me to do anything, the memo was a lie , and I deserved to be fired?”

Open letter to FBI Director James Comey : You 're out of control. It 's time to resign. If your statements to Congress were not outright lies , they imply that you are deeply ignorant of basic technology.

Yet, in the already released excerpts of the TV interview with George Stephanopoulos Sunday night, Comey intends to repeat the same knowing falsehood that he was "obligated" to send his letter to Congress because he promised to do so.

So it is time - accurately - to call Comey a liar for this crucial, self-serving rationalization for his action that made Donald Trump president. And any respectable journalist such as Blitzer - and any responsible and balanced news organization such as CNN - has a duty to fact-check.

When one of Blitzer's panelists on Saturday night inaccurately repeated the Comey lie that Comey was "obligated" to send his game-changing letter to Congress because he had promised to do so, Blitzer should have interrupted and corrected the record. "No that is not correct - Comey only promised to 'look at' any new evidence, not to write his letter in the closing days of the election."

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Nor is it devoid of the sorts of tabloid-style tidbits that made Wolff’s book a must-read, such as descriptions of the president’s hand size and speculation around allegations contained within the Steele dossier—details that, along with Comey ’s

Another form of a lie is by omission.

Comey knows - and knows that we all now know - that if he had done what in fact he had told Congress he would do, i.e., looked first before writing his letter, he and the FBI would have completed their review within six days, as we know happened between Oct 30, 2016, when they first began to look at Clinton emails on Anthony Wiener's laptop, and Nov. 5, when they completed their review. And we know that they would have determined - as they announced on Nov. 6, two days before the election- that there was no "there" there in the Clinton emails, i.e., nothing new to change their July 5 non-prosecution decision. Thus, there would have been no need for Comey to write the history-changing Oct. 28 letter. And hence, Hillary Clinton, as all the data prove over the last 11 days in crucial battleground states, would be president today.

So admit the truth, Mr. Comey. You wrote the letter not because you had to in order to fulfill a promise to Congress but because you wanted to protect your political rear end from anti-Clinton Republican partisans. Period.

Lanny Davis served as special counsel to President Clinton and is a columnist for The Hill. He is the author of "The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency" (Scribner).

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