Courtesy the 5/17 edition of the Mark Levin radio program, we discover a detailed recounting of the 2004 run-in between Alberto Gonzales and James Comey at the bedside of the dying John Ashcroft. The event described here led directly to the end of Gonzales’ career in the Bush administration. It also laid the groundwork for Preet Bharara’s promotion from Schumer staffer to District Court Judge under Barack Hussein Obama (no doubt a reward for the successful sabotage of a key Bush cabinet member). You will recall that President Trump just recently fired Bharara, about the same time as DJT pink-slipped Comey …. two actions that should have occurred the day after DJT’s inauguration.
This is a fascinating read, and clearly shows that James Comey is loyal to …. the career and personal advancement of James Comey. It’s also a first-hand view of the backstabbing, loyalty among thieves, and self-serving dickwaddery that are the hallmarks of anything involving Chuck Schumer and Barry Soetero.
by Sean Davis, The Federalist, 17 May 2017
The revelation by fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey’s close friends that he has kept meticulous records detailing President Donald Trump’s alleged attempts to improperly influence an ongoing FBI investigation has sent Washington into a tailspin. Did Trump really threaten a sitting FBI director in a private meeting? Did the former FBI director accurately record what happened? Could this be the beginning of the end of Trump?
At the moment, untangling fact from fiction is difficult, given that the event Comey allegedly describes took place only between Comey and the president. With no ability at this time to independently verify either man’s account, we are instead left with a he-said/he-said explanation of events, which means the credibility of the two men involved becomes the prime determinant of one’s view of the situation.
The pivotal scene in the Comey-crafted narrative, a drama that made Comey famous and likely paved the road to his 2013 appointment by President Barack Obama to run the FBI, occurred in a Beltway hospital room in early 2004. In Comey’s view, Comey was the last honest man in Washington, the only person standing between a White House that rejected any restraints on its power, and the rule of law protecting Americans from illegal mass surveillance.
A former White House counsel and attorney general with extensive first-hand experience dealing with Comey, however, paints a very different picture of what happened in that hospital room, and disputes numerous key details. In this account, Comey’s actions showcase a duplicitous, secretive schemer whose true loyalties were not to the officials to whom he reported, but to partisan Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). To fully understand and appreciate Jim Comey’s approach to politics, the writings and testimony of Alberto Gonzales, who served as both White House counsel and attorney general during the events in question and is intimately aware of Comey’s history of political maneuvering, is absolutely essential.