Skip to comments.One Indisputable Takeaway From Comey Performance: Thank God Trump Won
Posted on 12/11/2018 7:21:00 AM PST by Liberty7732
Insidious: Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner.
Mr. Gowdy. Why is the appearance of bias as insidious as actual bias?
Mr. Comey. The appearance of bias is as important. I dont know exactly what the word insidious means, so Im not saying that one.
On Friday, Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey met in a closed meeting with members of Congress to discuss Hillary Clintons email investigation and Comeys handling thereof.
Comeys initial response to being interviewed was to avoid a closed hearing, apparently preferring an open setting. After realizing that he was not in a legal position to demand conditions upon the conduct of the hearing, he negotiated a deal whereby he would appear for the closed-door hearing provided that a full transcript of the hearing was released to the public.
That may have been a mistake on Comeys part.
It is apparent that Comeys plan regarding this meeting, a link to whose transcript may be found at The Federalist Pages Library, was to be as evasive as possible, a plan that was supported by the assigned counsel from the Department of Justice.
It seems the key tactic of Comeys approach was to feign ignorance at the questions he was asked. As a result, he claimed he did not have knowledge or awareness of some of the most elemental aspects of the Clinton email investigation and of his duties and responsibilities as FBI Director.
For example, when Comey was asked whether FBI investigator, Peter Strzoch, expressed his bias against then Candidate Donald Trump, Comey said he was not aware of any such bias. As a matter of fact, after much interrogatory wrangling with Congressman Trey Gowdy, Comey finally admitted that he likely would not have allowed Strzok to continue on the case if he had known of the investigators intense bias.
When asked whether a text by Strzok claiming that Hillary Clinton was going to win the presidency 100 million to zero was demonstrative of bias, Comey said he could not answer that question because he did not know what Strzoks intent was when he delivered that text. Additionally, he maintained that he did not know whether he would have fired Strzok over his actions during the Clinton email investigation and his overt display of bias.
After continuing to be fended off by Comeys feigned ignorance, Gowdy finally asked, Why is the appearance of bias as insidious as actual bias? Comey responded, I dont know exactly what the word insidious means, so Im not saying that one.
Claiming ignorance can, under certain circumstances, be a very effective legal defense strategy. But if one is going to claim a lack of knowledge, particularly a lawyer, he best be honest about his ignorance because he is bound to be candid with the tribunal, particular (if such a higher requirement is even possible) if the attorney is under oath.
James Comey is an attorney. So, lets take him at his word. If he truly did not know that Strzok had this intense, ingrained bias in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump, and if he still does not know how he would have acted in the face of such overt bias, then he is a gross incompetent who should have never held any position of responsibility within the FBI.
And if James Comey actually does not know the meaning of the word insidious as a lawyer, an author, and as the former Director of the FBI, then he is also just plain stupid.
In light of this continued display of stupidity, evasiveness, and corruption, the American people are left with only one conclusion.
Thank God President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
The American people don't even know about it.
Comey and his boss, HRC, both attended the same School for the Federally Felonious!
I’m reading the transcript now - took a break at page 171 when Jackson-Lee’s turn came up. Too early in the day to listen to her claptrap...
Anyway - regarding the meaning of “insidious” - that was laughable when not long after that (I think it was), he used the word “gravamen” that I have NEVER heard or used.
By golly he even got to a point where he really said, “depends on what the meaning of ~~~~~~~~ is.” No kidding! I don’t recall what the word was and I didn’t write the page number down..
If Trump had lost, our republic would be at an end and we would be at the mercy of fascism. The abuses would escalate and freedom would diminish if not disappear altogether.
And recalls that obozo said something on FOX but doesn’t remember anything else!!
Putting aside, for the moment, that I believe that Comey has always been a demonRAT operative, purposely planted within the FBI to assure the outcome for the leftist agenda, I am fully confident that Comey is a lying, leaking, worthless weasel and a poor excuse for a man. I also believe that he and his fellow travelers will never see the jail time they so richly deserve. All hail the deep state.
Does this man even know who he works for?
Comey apparently got the director’s job b/c he is supposed to be smart.
But he testified 245 times that he ‘could not recall details of events unfolding round him.
Say what? American are supposed to simply shrug off Comey’s ignorance of serious crimes that impacted our safety and security?
I dont think so.
As Obamas FBI Director, Comey didnt touch:
<><> Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch on the tarmac,
<><> IRS and Lois Lerner,
<><> Eric Holder and Obamas Fast and Furious,
<><> Hillary and Benghazi,
<><> Susan Rices Benghazi lies, <><> The Clinton Foundation ad infinitum,
<><> The Clintons Uranium 1 Deal,
<><> Hillarys private server,
<><> Susan Rices Unmasking,
<><> John Podestas Russian deals,
<><> Huma and Cheryl Mills self-serving activities at State.
<><> The missing $6 billion at Hillarys State Dept,
<><> Humas cousin pigging out at the State Dept trough,
<><> Sid Blumenthals $$haul from the State Dept,
<><>Amb Joe Wilson (Valerie Plames hubby) helping himself to the State Dept cookie jar,
<><> Obamas Foundation looting State of $100 million to teach Muslim girls in Morocco,
<><> Secy Hillarys Millenium Challenge Corp slush fund.
<><> Obama and Hillarys Third World mentality- using the govt apparat against American citizens
<><> Obama removing WH govt electronic equipment to his residence
<><> Obama colluding with Hillary and Huma to remove boxes upon boxes of State Dept materials.
. ..in 40 years of litigation as a developer in liberal Austin, I’ve learned that the “I can’t remember” gambit only works with a judge for a very short time then he turns against you.
This incident of Comey saying he didn’t know what “insidious” meant, which in his profession is a word as common as dirt, will come back to bite him in the ass!
There would have been armed conflict
America is not going down with a whimper
He’s guilty of with holding information charges to ensue?.
Comey is a master of “hate”. And the finest example of an egomaniac.
I have a horrible feeling the Trump era is only a reprieve of the inevitable demise of the Republic unless things happen that will be surprising. I think most of the government is running out the clock to get the Democrats back into true power.
“”he used the word gravamen that I have NEVER heard or used.””
Found a note of page # where he used the word....something about”gravamen of your question”. HUH?
Maybe when they bring him back for more questions next week, they should give him a vocabulary test. He’s programmed for one thing and one thing only so he would fail any test not suited to his agenda...
Mr. Comey, you Sir will live in infamy. That is your legacy. You are a disgrace to the FBI, the country, your family and yourself. History and future generations of Americans will hold you in utter contempt as well they should.
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