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'A calculated attack': The WH says the DOJ 'should certainly look at' prosecuting Comey
Business Insider ^ | Sept 12, 2017 | Natasha Bertrand

Posted on 09/17/2017 5:29:10 AM PDT by ptsal

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday said the Justice Department "should certainly look at" prosecuting James Comey, the former FBI director, whom she accused of leaking "privileged information" and giving "false testimony" to Congress.

"His actions were improper and likely could have been illegal," Sanders said ...

*snip*Ben Wittes, a friend of Comey who is the editor-in-chief of Lawfare, a blog dedicated to national security issues, told Business Insider on Tuesday that "Jim Comey would not have mishandled classified information."

"In a battle between Comey and the president over any matter of credibility, I would think the question answers itself as to which one I believe," Wittes said. "And I can't imagine that Jim is spending any time worried about any investigation of his conduct, whereas I think the president is clearly very concerned about investigations of his conduct."

Full Title: 'A calculated attack': The White House says the DOJ 'should certainly look at' prosecuting James Comey

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: comey; cultureofcorruption; dirtycop; doj; leaks; presssecretary; russia; sarah; third100days; trump; trumpdoj
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At least we know where to rank Lawfare on the continuum of truth.

Matthew Miller jumps in with his esteemed opinion.

Sanders' accusations prompted backlash from legal experts and former Justice Department officials.

Matthew Miller, who served as a DOJ spokesman under President Barack Obama, called Sanders' remarks an "absolutely inappropriate thing for her to say" and a "total politicization of law enforcement" by the White House.


1 posted on 09/17/2017 5:29:10 AM PDT by ptsal
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BUsiness Insider is a left wing democrat rag whose ownership I havent yet been able to find out yet. They have always been anti conservative and anti trump. Its just a propaganda arm of the democrat party.


2 posted on 09/17/2017 5:34:45 AM PDT by Okeydoker
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Nothing is going to happen unless or until Sessions leaves as AG.


3 posted on 09/17/2017 5:35:07 AM PDT by TTFlyer
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When does the DOJ stop its kangaroo court prosecution of the Bundy’s and others associated with the 2014 Bunkerville Standoff banning even the defendants on the stand from using the Constitution (First and Second Amendments) as a defense?


4 posted on 09/17/2017 5:42:07 AM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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Sessions has been the left’s ace in the hole. He has completely hamstrung the administration and very well might actually be the catalyst to end Trump’s presidency.


5 posted on 09/17/2017 5:42:44 AM PDT by hardspunned
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IMO, it’s time to get rid of Sessions! Surely, they have someone in the wings that would be willing to go after the whole friggin’ bunch, including Comey, Illary, etc.


6 posted on 09/17/2017 6:12:07 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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Matthew Miller, who served as a DOJ spokesman under President Barack Obama, called Sanders' remarks an "absolutely inappropriate thing for her to say" and a "total politicization of law enforcement" by the White House.

Whereas Obama saying that Hillary did nothing illegal with her email - while an investigation was ongoing - was entirely appropriate and not a politicization of law enforcement.

7 posted on 09/17/2017 6:12:11 AM PDT by TheCipher (To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature Congressman. — Mark Twain)
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But that would require Sessions to actually do something. He’s lived in the swamp so long he has moss hanging from his ears.


8 posted on 09/17/2017 6:13:36 AM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Every time you vote for a democrat, you put another nail in the coffin of the USA.....)
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please ping me when you find out.


9 posted on 09/17/2017 6:15:04 AM PDT by Bob Celeste
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whistling past the graveyard. Anybody but Progressives aren’t believing this.


10 posted on 09/17/2017 6:18:57 AM PDT by Fhios (Down with your fascism, up with our fascism.)
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IMO, it’s time to get rid of Sessions! Surely, they have someone in the wings that would be willing to go after the whole friggin’ bunch, including Comey, Illary, etc.
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Sure. But how is Trump to get that person in? The Senate has already said they won’t confirm anyone else, and they worked the system so that Trump couldn’t fire Sessions and put in a recess appointment when they went on vacation this summer. So Trump’s hands are tied.


11 posted on 09/17/2017 6:22:05 AM PDT by Pravious
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Sessions; sound asleep and lost in DC spaces.


12 posted on 09/17/2017 6:42:13 AM PDT by veracious (UN = OIC = Islam ; Democrats may change USAgov completely, just amend USConstitution)
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“And I can’t imagine that [Comey] is spending any time worried about any investigation of his conduct...”

Um, FWIW, I believe Comey is on Hillary’s Hit List.

He thinks he’s bullet proof - but just let a little more time pass...


13 posted on 09/17/2017 6:55:01 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
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Session is worthless at best. He fooled everybody, he barely survived confirmation. Not one rate vote. He even fooled them, they didn’t know he was the best friend they were ever going to have.


14 posted on 09/17/2017 7:17:32 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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Sessions has been the left’s ace in the hole.

Trojan horse. Several moved in to the Trump campaign once it became clear the establishment wasn't going to be able to prevent Trump from winning the nomination. Some have gone, but others remain in the administration. They wanted to either control and manipulate the Trump presidency, or bring it down.

15 posted on 09/17/2017 7:17:43 AM PDT by Avalon Memories (The question about fighting back is not what average people can to do, but how to do we do it?)
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Somebody should certainly be prosecuted. One person.


16 posted on 09/17/2017 7:20:34 AM PDT by riri
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Department “should certainly look at”, this is all we get, no prosecutions! none


17 posted on 09/17/2017 7:20:50 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Trump plays chess the rest are still playing checkers)
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Does anyone know Trumps reasoning for holding on to Sessions??


18 posted on 09/17/2017 7:43:34 AM PDT by floridavoter2
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Does anyone know Trumps reasoning for holding on to Sessions?? Is there something he really brings to the table?


19 posted on 09/17/2017 7:44:30 AM PDT by floridavoter2
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‘Does anyone know Trumps reasoning for holding on to Sessions??’

When Trump criticized Sessions a firestorm erupted. Both the Democrats and the Uniparty became hysterical. They let Trump know that if he touches a hair on the head of the best friend the Swamp ever had, there will be endless hell to pay.

‘UNHINGED: Lindsey Graham Threatens “HOLY HELL” If Trump Fires Sessions (VIDEO)’

Read more: http://americanlookout.com/lpn-not-so-veiled-threat-lindsey-graham-threatens-holy-hell-if-trump-fires-sessions/#ixzz4swppy0ev


20 posted on 09/17/2017 7:51:41 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Inernet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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