Elder Patriot – Former FBI Director Jim Comey’s response to the memo that summarized the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation in the Obama administration’s false representations to a FISA court was an unconscionable display of arrogance and of ignorance.
Is Comey so arrogant as to believe that the mainstream media matrix will be able to carry his water very much longer and keep the vast majority of Americans mired in the normalcy bias they created?
“Normalcy bias is a psychological state of denial people enter in the event of a disaster, as a result of which they underestimate the possibility of the disaster actually happening, and its effects on their life and property. Their denial is based on the assumption that if the disaster has not occurred until now, it will never occur.”
Or, is he so stupid as to have looked at the dozens of facts – names, dates, signatures on court filings, and the sworn testimony of those named in the memo – that have remained unchallenged since the memo’s release two days ago and convinced himself that he did nothing wrong?
Whatever Comey’s delusional state may or may not be he is whistling past his own graveyard if he thinks this is going away.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and President Trump probably would have left it at Comey’s firing but the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, coupled with the former director’s ongoing efforts to end the Trump presidency created a Constitutional crisis that Nunes and the president couldn’t ignore.
In the process of building the defense of the president against the baseless claims of collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump, the network of associates still working inside the DOJ and the FBI who remain determined to unseat Trump for political reasons were exposed.
The decision to continue working to unseat President Trump will cost Comey his freedom if and when justice is finally served. And, because his co-conspirators dug in and perpetuated the attacks on President Trump they, too, are facing an ugly future.
We can conclude this because Committee Chairman Devin Nunes confirmed that the memo does not come close to reporting the totality of crimes committed by the FBI and the DOJ.
Nunes made that news public yesterday when he referred to the FISA memo’s release as only phase 1. Nunes didn’t tell us how many phases there have been – or, will be – to the committee’s investigations but he did confirm to Fox News’ Bret Baier that phase 2 looked into the State Department’s deliberate mishandling of the Clinton email investigation.
“Yes, this completes just the FISA abuse portion of our investigation.
“We are in the middle of what I call ‘phase two’ of our investigation, which involved other departments. Specifically the State Department and some of the involvement they had in this.”
Nunes told the Weekly Standard not to expect any more memos because traditional means would be sufficient to release future findings:
“This was phase one. That resulted with a memo designed to go public. There are not plans of additional classified information that would come forward through the same 11G process. The investigation is ongoing, I’m not sure anything would necessitate that.
“We will use our standard process for any additional information that needs to be made public. We were forced to use the 11G process because DOJ and FBI wouldn’t investigate themselves.
“If we declassify, it will go through the regular channels. More information will be coming but it will go through regular channels, not the 11G process.”
Phase 2 will necessarily lead back to crimes committed by Obama’s Justice Department and Comey’s FBI in the effort protect Hillary Clinton.
Here’s why that’s unavoidable:
18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy
Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
So far at least seven high-level FBI and DOJ officials have been demoted, fired, or allowed to resign since the contents of the memo became known inside both agencies:
- FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe,
- FBI Chief of Counterespionage Peter Strzok,
- Senior FBI Attorney Lisa Page,
- FBI Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap,
- FBI General Counsel James A. Baker,
- Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik
- Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr
And now, Nunes has made it clear that the carnage has only just begun. Is Comey really so stupid that he doesn’t realize what he has wrought on himself, his co-conspirators, and the American people?
Or, was he so arrogant that he convinced himself he’d get away with it?