IG Report: Former FBI Director Comey Used Gmail for FBI Business when Director Despite Warning Employees Against It & Going After Hillary Clinton for the Same
OH THE IRONY …
I guess we now know why Comey went soft on Hillary Clinton when it came to Hillary Clinton using her personal email and server when she was Secretary of State. As it turns out, from the IG Report and according to CNBC, James Comey used his personal Gmail account to do FBI business.
James Comey used a personal Gmail account to conduct FBI business on numerous occasions when he was director of the bureau — even though he had bluntly warned FBI workers they would be in “huge trouble” for doing the same thing, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog revealed Thursday.
His frequent use of a personal email account for unclassified FBI business was “inconsistent with” Justice Department policy, according to a report issued by the Office of the Inspector General.
Comey was criticized in that report for usurping the power of the attorney general in his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for State Department business.
Comey had publicly said in the summer of 2016 that he was not recommending any criminal charges in connection with Clinton’s use of that email server.
Comey told FBI agents that if they used their personal email they would be in big trouble. But of course that same standard does not apply to crooked Comey.
But Comey added, “I have gotten emails from some employees about this, who said, ‘If I did what Hillary Clinton did I’d be in huge trouble.’”
“My response is you bet your ass you’d be in huge trouble,” Comey said in that speech.
“If you used a personal email, Gmail or if you [had] the capabilities to set up your own email domain, if you used an unclassified personal email system to do our business in the course of doing our business even though you were communicating with people with clearances and doing work you discussed classified matters in that, in those communications, TS/SCI, special access programs, you would be in huge trouble in the FBI,” Comey said.
SAD AND DISGRACEFUL WHAT THE POLITICAL DISCOURSE ON THE LEFT HAS BECOME, IMAGE WHAT REACTION WOULD BE IS THIS WAS SAID OF OBAMA?
Last night at the Tony Awards, while introducing Bruce Springsteen’s musical performance, Robert De Niro had a few choice words for President Donald Trump … “F*ck Trump.” His comments were met by thunderous applause and a standing ovation from the out of touch liberal entertainment lapdog audience. Some of the media outlets censored the comments, some did not. How very sad. One would think that De Niro might have a bit more class and the entertainment industry would learn once and for all that America is sick of them making everything political. It is this type of behavior that makes middle America continue to distance themselves from the Entertainment industry and the LEFT. As an aside, the 72nd annual Tony Awards honoring stage performances was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City Sunday night. Who knew?
Honestly, I could care less what your political opinion of Trump is, I have more likely more friends that oppose him than voted for Trump. However, have a moniker of respect. Some of them are actually coming around to some of his ideas. Discussing and intelligently debating why you are against this policies is one thing. Just saying “F you” is ignorant, small, and pathetic. But it gets you cheers from the group think crowd.
Robert De Niro had a few choice words for President Donald Trump while the legendary actor was on stage at Sunday’s Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s musical performance.
“I’m going to say one thing, F— Trump,” De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f— Trump.”
The political sentiment earned De Niro a standing ovation from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall, while CBS scrambled to bleep the audio on the live telecast.
And as this LEFT-wing zealots make fools of themselves and deride the president, Donald Trump is in Singapore in a high stakes summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to potentially denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. Who seems to be small here? The all hate on the time on the part of LEFT is getting tiresome and ridiculous.
Rudy Giuliani on Hannity: “I’m Sorry Hillary, But You’re a Criminal” (VIDEO) … “If They Went After Ivanka The Whole Country Would Turn On Them”
SO WHY ISN’T TRUMP BEING TREATED THE SAME AS HILLARY CLINTON WAS BY THE FBI AND DOJ …
What happened to equal justice under the law in the United States? Rudy Giuliani calls out former FBI Director Comey for his miscarriage of justice, the double standard during the Hillary investigation and calls him perverted.
Despicable: Michelle Wolf Performs Disgusting Stand-Up Routine at White House Correspondent’s Dinner (VIDEO)
THE MSM HAS FUNNY GONE TOO FAR EVEN FOR THE MSM …
Last night at the White House Correspondent’s dinner comedian Michelle Wolf did the impossible, made many in the MSM so uncomfortable and jumped the shark so far that even they are calling it too have gone way far and outrageous. Not only was this not funny, it was vile, mean and downright nasty. But this is what the LEFT has become these days. Who knew it was ok to make fun of women’s appearances? I thought the LEFT said that was off limits. Except when it comes to their double standard.
Even the liberal media think it crossed a line. However, that ddidn’t stop many inattendance from laughing.
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner ended with a barrage of vulgar anti-Trump jokes by comedian Michelle Wolf, who attacked the appearance of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who was sitting with her at the head table.
What they’re saying: White House officials in the audience thought Wolf’s patter went too far, and thought the attacks on Sanders and Kellyanne Conway were too personal.
Be smart: That creates a new hurdle for the White House Correspondents’ Association to lure President Trump, who has snubbed the dinner the last two years.
ABC’s Jon Karl, a WHCA board member, said on “Good Morning America”: “I think the comedian crossed the line and this went from poking fun to being mean-spirited.”
Drudge’s banner headline: “SMUT STAND-UP SHOCKS DC!”
Wolf was panned by journo-twitter:
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny: “It was an embarrassment in the room and surely to the audience at home.”
N.Y. Times’ Maggie Haberman: “That @PressSec sat and absorbed intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth, instead of walking out, on national television, was impressive.”N.Y. Times’ Peter Baker: “I would vote to leave the comedy acts to comedy shows and stick to journalism at journalism dinners.”
Bret Baier Interview witn Former FBI Director James Comey on Clinton Probe, Russia investigation … Baier Exposes Comey For the Liar & Leaker He Is (VIDEO)
Bret Baier of FOX News exposes Comey for the lying weasel he truly is …
The more James Comey talks. the less credible he sounds. What becomes obvious is that there was a total double standard when it came to the Trump and Hillary Clinton investigations. It is chilling that he can’t see it. Comey doen’t think he leaked , does sneaky things or does weasily things. Guilty on all counts.
Three Big Takeaways from Bret Baier’s Thorough Grilling of James Comey:
(1.) “What do you mean?” asks an incredulous Baier when Comey says he can’t say for sure that the DNC and Clinton campaign funded the salacious dossier. Comey clarifies that he’s only heard media reports to that effect, but can’t be certain they’re true. How is that possible? First of all, the provenance of that file, and who paid for it, has been an established fact for months. Comey was in an unique position to know basically everything about the dossier, upon which he at least partially relied (his answer on this point struck me as slippery and conflicts with other information) to secure surveillance on a former Trump campaign associate. He claims he knew it was furnished by people opposed to Donald Trump, but never knew their specific identities. Really? Either that’s false or he was strangely and perhaps deliberately under-informed about key details behind a crucial oppo-research file that he exploited to achieve important investigative ends. As for his assertion that Steele’s anti-Trump work was originally paid for by Republicans, this is a Democratic talking point that has long been debunked, as Baier notes. Conservative figures did employ Fusion GPS for a time to gather research on Trump, but they did not fund Steele or his dossier. As Byron York says, “given its importance in Trump-Russia probe and his own relationship with the president, James Comey’s ignorance of some basic facts about the dossier is stunning.”
(2.) On the Clinton email scandal probe, Comey defends his actions over the course of that process — persuasively at times, and less so at others. His explanation of his judgments about Clinton’s criminal intent wasn’t terribly compelling to me. Baier plays a montage of Comey confirming multiple lies Clinton told about her improper and national security-compromising email scheme, essentially asking how intentional deceit about arguably illegal conduct doesn’t signal intent (Trey Gowdy made the same point). Comey responds that Clinton lying to the media and the American people isn’t the same as lying to the FBI. That’s true as a legal matter, but lying to the FBI wasn’t the core potential crime under scrutiny; gross negligence in handling classified materials was. Was Clinton merely sloppy (or ‘really sloppy,’ as Comey puts it in the interview), or did she have an ulterior motive for her reckless set-up, of which she was well aware and calculating? Her repeated public lies about her actions suggest the latter. That ought to be the relevant standard on divining intent within that context, in my view. Plus, “sloppiness” does not explain the lengths to which she went to bypass the rules and accountability, nor does it cover the knowing falsehoods and evidence destruction she engaged in when caught.
(3) In my earlier Comey-related post, I mentioned the theory that the decision to brief President-elect Trump only about the most prurient aspect of the dossier (regarding Russian prostitutes) was a set-up to offer a “news hook” to media outlets eager to run with the story. Baier put this theory to Comey, who said he didn’t leak about that briefing to anyone, adding that former Obama intelligence official James Clapper didn’t either, to his knowledge. The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway pieced together and floated this idea a week ago:
Bret Baier on key takeaways from his James Comey interview