Skip to comments.Comey “Friend”, Benjamin Wittes, Outs Himself As Source for New York Times “Comey Memo” Storyline…
Posted on 05/19/2017 11:17:46 AM PDT by Mechanicos
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:
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Rush is playing sound bites from him now.
On the plus side the Trump haters finally have a source with a name. On the minus side he’s a liberal snowflake.
Great that he outted himself. I guess he knew it was only a matter of time. Makes the MSM meltdown look even more a case of Absolute Fake News®
Is this the guy who’s been on CNN all morning?
So, is there a ‘memo’ or not?................
So how did this guy get Comey’s memos exactly??
Makes you wonder how many other leaks that were detremental to the Adminstration came from Comey’s Friend.
Someone should ask this clown if he ever leaked Unmasked names of Trump’s People gathered from the NSA or any other Governmental Intellegence agency forms of electronic surveillence?
Good question - especially if the DoJ asserts the memo is classified
Comey IS obviously BOUGHT and PAID FOR by the LEFT/CLINTONS.
apparently, he’s someone Comey shared classified information with. And he’s someone that outs that Comey was intensely sensitive as to whether Democrats liked him...
quoting from Politico, “Wittes also said that Comey expressed discomfort with an awkward public hug Trump gave him during a televised encounter at the White House two days after the inauguration.
“Comey took the long walk across the room determined, he told me, that there was not going to be a hug. Bad enough that he was there; bad enough that there would be a handshake; he emphatically did not want any show of warmth,” Wittes wrote. “Look at the video, and youll see Comey preemptively reaching out to shake hands. Trump grabs his hand and attempts an embrace ... Comey was disgusted. He regarded the episode as a physical attempt to show closeness and warmth in a fashion calculated to compromise him before Democrats who already mistrusted him.”
From what I can see this guy made it up. Comey’s testimony on May 3rd and then McCabes testimony both confirm none of what was in the NYT article claimed happened.
It’s pretty sad when you have to do the lazy ass MSM’s job for them. Back in the day, a even cub reporter would have seen thru this smear..................
Since when do gays feign away from Bro-Hugs?-)
If Comey was sharing sensitive information with the partisan hack (information he did not even divulge under oath), the he absolutely deserved to be fired.
Even the NYT article itself shows that what the NYT claimed happened, did not happen. The NYT article’s headline is “Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation”. The first paragraph of the article states: “President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trumps former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.” See https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html?_r=0
So far, the NYT is not quoting from the memo (which it did not see, by the way), but only CHARACTERIZING the memo. The first alleged quote from the memo is in the second paragraph of the article: “’I hope you can let this go,’ the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.”
We have to wait for the seventh paragraph in the article to get the full alleged quote: “’I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,’ Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. ‘He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.’”
Therefore, based on the article alone, there is no allegation that “Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation” or that “Trump Asked Him [Comey] to End Flynn Investigation”.
There is a difference between expressing a hope that the investigation will end in a particular way, and ordering that the investigation end in a particular way. Assuming that Trump used the words reported, people can argue over whether Trump intended to convey an order to end the investigation with his words. But the NYT was dishonest in taking sides in that argument by reporting its characterization of the conversation as being the actual conversation.
Most of the media has simply reported the NYT’s characterization of the alleged conversation as being the actual conversation.
It is so sad to see American journalism sink even lower than it has before the NYT article was published.
I think it is time for Trump not only to keep characterizing the MSM as purveyors of fake news, but to become sarcastic about it in his tweets.
He could start comments like, "Did you hear the latest fiction from the NYT? They're saying they know what is written in a private memo that they don't have and no one can possibly have seen. And they are running this memo as news! They should win a fiction award!
Is Wittes gay?