Gregg Jarrett on Comey Memo: “Comey has put Himself in a Box,” … Why Didn’t Comey Present This Immediately as Required by Law?

 

 ISN’T IT IRONIC THAT COMEY AND THE ELEMENT OF INTENT WOULD ARISE AGAIN AND DID COMEY COMMIT A CRIME BY NOT SAYING THAT TRUMP COMMITTED OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

Okay common sense thinking people, let’s take a look at what former FBI Director James Comey really did here without the sensationalism and gotcha of the liberal MSM. The latest attempt to bring President Donald Trump down comes from a so-called memo from Comey that was leaked to the NY Times. As Fox News Anchor Gregg Jarrett stated in his well thought out commentary below, “Comey has put himself in a box.” Why did James Comey not present this obstruction with justice claims when they happened as he is required to by law? Good question. Maybe because it either never happened or he felt that the comments did not rise to such a level, not was their any intent. So why now then? Well that’s obvious, sour grapes. This is Comey’s revenge. In the end, some one broke a law in all of this and it appears to be James Comey.

This leaked memo speaks volumes of what was in charge of the FBI

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Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States.  Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey.  (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361)  He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.

So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ?  If not, it calls into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported it.

Obstruction requires what’s called “specific intent” to interfere with a criminal case.  If Comey concluded, however, that Trump’s language was vague, ambiguous or elliptical, then he has no duty under the law to report it because it does not rise to the level of specific intent.  Thus, no crime.

There is no evidence Comey ever alerted officials at the Justice Department, as he is duty-bound to do.  Surely if he had, that incriminating information would have made its way to the public either by an indictment or, more likely, an investigation that could hardly be kept confidential in the intervening months.

But by writing a memo, Comey has put himself in a box.  If he now accuses the President of obstruction, he places himself in legal jeopardy for failing to promptly and properly report it.  If he says it was merely an uncomfortable conversation, he clears the president of wrongdoing and sullies his own image as a guy who attempted to smear the man who fired him.

Either way, James Comey comes out a loser.  No matter.  The media will hail him a hero.

Forget what the MSM says, James Comey is in a no win situation. He was duty bound by law to report such an obstruction of justice that the MSM is running with, yet he didn’t. He comes off looking small and smarmy trying to get his revenge for being fired. So we have an FBI Director who didn’t follow the law? The only thing we can surmise from all of this is that Comey thought anything Trump said was insignificant and that Trump broke no laws. Otherwise, why didn’t he act upon the so-called obstruction of justice when it occurred?



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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Gregg Jarrett on Comey Memo: “Comey has put Himself in a Box,” … Why Didn’t Comey Present This Immediately as Required by Law?”

    1. David Clark on May 17th, 2017 9:02 am

      Comey couldn’t report it to DoJ because the head of DoJ was also included in FBI’s investigations, and indeed was recused from having any involvement in what FBI was doing. As a “common sense thinking person,” I think you should have realized this.
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      SM: Sorry, read the law. So he only leaks the memo when he is fired? Please. How self-serving.

      R

    2. caesu on May 17th, 2017 9:59 am

      now two impeachable offenses a day are coming out.
      approval ratings in downward spiral.
      that’s why more and more republican congressmen are jumping the ship, impeachment procedures can start.
      mike pence can cast deciding vote in senate so he can become president.
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      SM: Really, what are the impeachable offenses?

    3. Perry Mason on May 17th, 2017 12:02 pm

      Is not the memo in question evidence he DID ‘alert officials’? I don’t think the NYT was citing Comey’s personal journal/diary. Even so, the fact the investigation is ongoing or a separate investigation commenced as a result of the memo), suggests he ‘alerted officials’ per the law.
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      SM: No it doesn’t. It suggests its a political witch hunt and all are trying to save their reputations.

      Just curious, what is the LEFT going to say when the independent counsel shows Trump did not collude with Russians?

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