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Comey “Friend”, Benjamin Wittes, Outs Himself As Source for New York Times “Comey Memo” Storyline…
The Conservative Tree House ^ | May 19, 2017 | Sundance

Posted on 05/19/2017 8:19:56 AM PDT by HarleyLady27

Long time CTH readers will note we extended well over a year of benefit-of-the-doubt to the motives of former FBI Director James Comey with regard to the severity of his politicized nature and disposition. Throughout the entire Clinton investigation we remained ambivalent to Comey’s motives.

Indeed it wasn’t until after the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack when Comey obtusely noted the FBI had been contacted (prior to the attack) about the sketchy behavior of Omar Mateen by a ‘random concerned citizen’ -and our finding that the actual ‘citizen’ was the far more substantive St Lucie county sheriff Ken Mascara– that we recognized how far Comey was willing to go to save his political face.

Yesterday, a friend of James Comey by the name of Benjamin Wittes, editor and writer for lawfare blog, now steps out and admits he was one of the primary sources for the New York Times Comey Memo article (Michael Schmidt); and in so doing outlines the severity of the political nature of the former FBI Director:

[…] I called Schmidt Friday morning after reading his earlier story, which ran the previous evening, about Comey’s dinner with President Trump and the President’s demands at that dinner for a vow of loyalty.

(Excerpt) Read more at theconservativetreehouse.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benjaminwittes; comey; crimes; deceit; deepstate; elections; fbi; games; government; mateen; michaelschmidt; omarmateen; orlando; pulsenightclub; withfriendslikethese; wittes
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1 posted on 05/19/2017 8:19:56 AM PDT by HarleyLady27
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To: HarleyLady27; Jane Long; BlackFemaleArmyCaptain; Black Agnes; djstex; RoosterRedux; DoughtyOne; ...

Ping...


2 posted on 05/19/2017 8:20:21 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: HarleyLady27
So, does that confirm that Comey committed perjury when he tesified under oath that at no time did anybody ever pressure him to stop any investigation?

Who's the liar here? Comey or his friend?

3 posted on 05/19/2017 8:22:33 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: HarleyLady27

Thank you HarleyLady27 for posting this.

Loving this!!


4 posted on 05/19/2017 8:27:51 AM PDT by LouisianaJoanof Arc (Proud Horrible Deplorable that wants HRC prosecuted)
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To: Texas Eagle

That question can’t be answered until Comey produces the memo, and most likely other memos he may have produced.


5 posted on 05/19/2017 8:38:25 AM PDT by USNBandit (Sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: HarleyLady27

The dems better be careful what they wish for....


6 posted on 05/19/2017 8:38:55 AM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: Texas Eagle
Yes, Comey was asked in the hearing if anyone had tried to stop him from his ‘investigation’ and he said no...

Then all of a sudden there is a ‘memo’ that came out??? After he had already lied to the Senate Committee...

President Trump has known all along what has been going on, even before he took his oath of office he knew...and Comey not being as smart as President Trump and still thinking he could do what he had done in the Obama Administration, kept on doing what he was doing...and then while Comey was in California, President Trump had a ‘hand delivered’ letter saying he was fired...

Now, certain people have Comey’s computers, notes, everything that was in his office, and the game is up...

If Comey says anything, it had better be the truth because a flood of information will come out about who he said to what matters and how he was trying to ‘go around’ the people he was suppose to go to first...

7 posted on 05/19/2017 8:40:59 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: HarleyLady27

In earlier times, when America knew what it was about and was still the “Land Of The Free - Home Of The Brave,” Comey, Brennan, Hillary, Clapper, and Rice would have been marched to the gallows and hanged as traitors.


8 posted on 05/19/2017 8:44:20 AM PDT by TTFlyer
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To: HarleyLady27

BTTT for a great article.

As to who is lying? Why can’t it be both?


9 posted on 05/19/2017 8:44:48 AM PDT by Freemeorkillme
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To: USNBandit

The problem is there is no memo there...

If there had been anything, it would have already been out, long before all of this happened...

If the libs had anything on President Trump it would have surfaced long before now...they have NOTHING...

President Trump is NOT playing by their rules and they don’t like it...they don’t know what he knows, and they don’t know what he will do next...he runs rings around them everyday all day and they can’t keep up...


10 posted on 05/19/2017 8:44:52 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: Freemeorkillme
You remember last month when Comey had a ‘Senate Meeting’ and no one would talk about it? Did Comey talk to Jeff Sessions about this meeting BEFORE it happened? No he didn't, Sessions is his boss and then when Rosestein the Deputy A.G. was sworn in, he became Comey’s boss and never once in the Obama Administration did Comey go to them and tell them what he was doing...and neither did McCabe...

There are steps that you follow and one of the things that Comey was doing was building the FBI into a ‘closed’ department to take the Government down...

11 posted on 05/19/2017 8:48:42 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: HarleyLady27

WHERE’S COMEY?

Why hasn’t Comey denounced the NYT story?

By not doing so he lends credence to the story and appears to have perjured himself (5 years) and committed misprision of felony (3 years).

Why aren’t reporters questioning Comey?


12 posted on 05/19/2017 8:59:16 AM PDT by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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To: HarleyLady27

Lib:

“He is Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution....

he was an editorial writer (1997–2006) for The Washington Post,

Publications Wittes has written for include The Atlantic and The New Republic for which he wrote regular columns, and Slate”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Wittes


13 posted on 05/19/2017 8:59:50 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Washington Post is Jeff Bezos' Fake News unregulated SuperPAC.)
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To: Ray76

He can’t denounce it...he knows he lied...right now he’s trying to stay out of the way of the Clintons, Obamas and probably the Bushes...

He’s a ‘marked’ man...


14 posted on 05/19/2017 9:02:03 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: Uncle Miltie; HarleyLady27

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The “Brookings Institution” is just another run-of-the-mill leftist propaganda mill.
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15 posted on 05/19/2017 9:04:46 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

So true, So true...


16 posted on 05/19/2017 9:05:31 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: HarleyLady27

Comey needs to be asked about the NYT story, “Is it true or false?”

Where the hell is Comey?

Why hasn’t Congress ordered him to appear to explain his apparent perjury? Subpoena him TODAY.


17 posted on 05/19/2017 9:11:36 AM PDT by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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To: Ray76
I guess that's why they have called in a ‘special prosecutor’ to see what has been happening...mostly over this ‘Russian thing’ that started 24 hours after Clinton lost the election...

Other things will come out...it's popcorn time...

18 posted on 05/19/2017 9:13:58 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: HarleyLady27

This is a separate matter - apparently he lied to Congress.


19 posted on 05/19/2017 9:18:56 AM PDT by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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To: Texas Eagle

It confirms the fact that Comey has opened himself to a felony prosecution for giving out confidential memos to people not authorized to have this information. Can you say Gen. Petraeus?


20 posted on 05/19/2017 9:28:58 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ('You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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