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FBI director Comey dismissed

Will we the people ever really know what really happened?

“In the absence of communication you must have trust”. Who do you trust?

Was he set up? I really don't know.

10 Major FBI Scandals on Comey's Watch.
Here are 10 of Comey's biggest embarrassments at the FBI:
1. Before he bombed the Boston Marathon, the FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev but let him go. Russia sent the Obama Administration a second warning, but the FBI opted against investigating him again.
2. Shortly after the NSA scandal exploded in 2013, the FBI was exposed conducting its own data mining on innocent Americans; the agency, Bloomberg reported, retains that material for decades (even if no wrongdoing is found).
3. The FBI had possession of emails sent by Nidal Hasan saying he wanted to kill his fellow soldiers to protect the Taliban -- but didn't intervene, leading many critics to argue the tragedy that resulted in the death of 31 Americans at Fort Hood could have been prevented.
4. During the Obama Administration, the FBI claimed that two private jets were being used primarily for counterterrorism, when in fact they were mostly being used for Eric Holder and Robert Mueller's business and personal travel.
5. When the FBI demanded Apple create a "backdoor" that would allow law enforcement agencies to unlock the cell phones of various suspects, the company refused, sparking a battle between the feds and America's biggest tech company. What makes this incident indicative of Comey's questionable management of the agency is that a) The FBI jumped the gun, as they were indeed ultimately able to crack the San Bernardino terrorist's phone, and b) Almost every other major national security figure sided with Apple (from former CIA Director General Petraeus to former CIA Director James Woolsey to former director of the NSA, General Michael Hayden), warning that such a "crack" would inevitably wind up in the wrong hands.
6. In 2015, the FBI conducted a controversial raid on a Texas political meeting, finger printing, photographing, and seizing phones from attendees (some in the group believe in restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic).
7. During its investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified material, the FBI made an unusual deal in which Clinton aides were both given immunity and allowed to destroy their laptops.
8. The father of the radical Islamist who detonated a backpack bomb in New York City in 2016 alerted the FBI to his son's radicalization. The FBI, however, cleared Ahmad Khan Rahami after a brief interview.
9. The FBI also investigated the terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Despite a more than 10-month investigation of Omar Mateen -- during which Mateen admitting lying to agents -- the FBI opted against pressing further and closed its case.
10. CBS recently reported that when two terrorists sought to kill Americans attending the "Draw Muhammad" event in Garland, Texas, the FBI not only had an understanding an attack was coming, but actually had an undercover agent traveling with the Islamists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. The FBI has refused to comment on why the agent on the scene did not intervene during the attack.

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In the end he is gone. The

In the end he is gone. The vast majority of the things listed relate to the prevailing political thought at the time by the incumbent administration.
Now what do we want ? Another Hoover ?

Be happy Trump had the balls to do it. He'll take all kind of crap for it but he is right.

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http://thedailycoin.org/2017/05/09/loretta-lynch-anything-protect-clinto...

So, according to Comey, this makes some sort of sense of why he did a presser to explain why Hillary Clinton was guilty of numerous felonies, but then announced he couldn’t charge her. Why? Because he knew that Loretta Lynch would kill any referral Comey sent to her.

Who do you trust?

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Just watched Tucker Carlson

Just watched Tucker Carlson and he stated that numerous politicians appearing on his show from both sides of the aisle expressed (during commercial breaks and off camera) extreme fear of Comey and his power over virtually all in government.
If that is true, it would appear to be way past time to get rid of him.

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Muse on this….some FYI for ya

Muse on this….some FYI for ya.,,
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/07/politics/who-is-james-comey-fbi-director-t...

Who is James Comey: 7 things to know about the fired FBI director

By Gregory Krieg, CNN
Who is James Comey? 01:05
Story highlights
• The FBI boss was fired on Tuesday by President Trump
• Trump once praised Comey for the same reason he fired him
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the man leading the federal investigation into his campaign's alleged ties to Russia.
James Comey was dismissed from his post as FBI director, the White House said, on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. They cited Comey's handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, a controversy that many believe helped Trump defeat the Democratic nominee in the 2016 presidential election.

At a glance, Comey, a career prosecutor, is an unlikely candidate to take center stage in the most charged political drama of this generation, but history shows he has a tendency to turn up in the headlines.
Here are seven things to know about James Comey:

He delivered an unprecedented "October Surprise" last year
Comey announced on October 28, 2016 -- less than two weeks before the presidential election -- that the bureau would investigate more emails potentially related to Hillary Clinton's private server. The news sent a jolt through the political world, setting off alarm and anger among Democrats who worried the news would swing the election to Trump.
Clinton has said she believes Comey's decision did just that, saying last week, "If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president." Still, when Comey's dismissal was made public late Tuesday, former Clinton staffers, many of whom had been harshly critical of Comey, suggested on Twitter that Trump's decision was politically motivated.
The story, though, goes back further than that. In July 2016, Comey invited scorn from Republicans -- and quiet frustration from Democrats -- when he revealed his office's decision not to recommend charges against Clinton, though not before publicly excoriating the candidate for her actions.
He opposed Bush White House officials in a dramatic standoff
Comey, who was appointed to a 10-year term that would have carried into the next administration, came into national prominence in 2007 when, during testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he told the story of a tense standoff over a federal domestic surveillance program with top officials from the administration of President George W. Bush. (Comey had been tapped as a deputy US attorney general under Bush in 2003.)
The incident took place in the evening of March 10, 2004, according to Comey's account, with then-Attorney General John Ashcroft ill and incapacitated in a hospital intensive care unit.
Top White House lawyer Alberto Gonzales (who would later become US attorney general) and Bush Chief of Staff Andrew Card had raced to Ashcroft's side in an effort to have him sign off on an extension to the wiretapping program, which Justice Department attorneys had deemed illegal. The weakened Ashcroft managed to make clear his refusal and Gonzales and Card left the room -- with Comey, then Ashcroft's top deputy, watching on -- without a word.

He prosecuted Martha Stewart
When lifestyle guru Martha Stewart was indicted in 2003 on a series of charges connected to a dodgy 2000 stock deal, it was Comey who brought the charges.
''This criminal case is about lying -- lying to the FBI, lying to the SEC, lying to investors," Comey, then a US attorney for the Southern District of New York, said at a press conference. ''Martha Stewart is being prosecuted not for who she is, but because of what she did.''
Stewart was convicted on all counts in 2004 and sentenced to five months in prison. She served her time and was released in March 2005.

He'd investigated the Clintons previously
In fact, the email server probe marked the third time Comey has investigated Bill or Hillary Clinton.
Their first run-in came in the mid-1990s, when Comey joined the Senate Whitewater Committee as a deputy special counsel. There he dug into allegations that the Clintons took part in a fraud connected to a Arkansas real estate venture gone bust. No charges were ever brought against either Clinton, but the scandal would eventually lead to independent counsel Kenneth Starr's probe that would result in the Lewinsky scandal.

In 2002, Comey, then a federal prosecutor, took over an investigation into President Bill Clinton's 2001 pardon of financier Marc Rich, who had been indicted on a laundry list of charges before fleeing the country. The decision set off a political firestorm focused on accusations that Rich's ex-wife Denise made donations to the Democratic Party, the Clinton Library and Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign as part of a plan to get Rich off the hook. Comey ultimately decided not to pursue the case.
The kicker: Comey himself had overseen Rich's prosecution between 1987 and 1993.
He was locked up and held at gunpoint by a high-profile serial criminal as a teen
Comey's first brush with the law was a traumatizing one.
In October 1977, he and his younger brother were held captive in their home by the so-called "Ramsey Rapist." The armed man, who cops were hunting following a series of home invasions, had recently assaulted two babysitters in the area.
According to an account in the Bergen Record, the Comey brothers were held at gunpoint and locked in a bathroom inside their family's Allendale, New Jersey, house. They escaped through a window but were confronted outside by the suspect before bolting back in and contacting police.

He was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate in 2013
Comey became the seventh FBI director when he was confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 2013, by a 93-1 count, with Sen. Rand Paul the lone holdout. The Kentucky Republican had threatened to block Comey's nomination, but relented and allowed a vote after being further briefed on FBI drone surveillance policy.

Comey succeeded Robert Mueller III, who had held the job for the previous 12 years.
He was a registered Republican for many years

In testimony on Capitol Hill, Comey insisted that his FBI is "resolutely apolitical."
Comey himself, however, does have a partisan past -- as a Republican.

"I have been a registered Republican for most of my adult life," he said before adding that he is "not registered any longer."
Editor's note: This story, first published in July, has been updated after FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Trump on Tuesday evening.

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This gets real interesting…

This gets real interesting……
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/05/04/tom-fitton-comey-has-repeatedl...

“Looking at the testimony generally yesterday, Alex, I just was reassured that Judicial Watch and all the critics of the way the Justice Department and the FBI handled this during the Obama administration are right, that the investigation into Hillary Clinton needs to be opened. He keeps on telling us other reasons why it needs to be opened, by disclosing additional crimes that his FBI has been covering up for eight months now. For instance, Huma Abedin mishandled classified information in sending it along to someone unauthorized to see, review it, or have it – Anthony Weiner, her husband,” said Fitton.

Marlow recalled the “surreal reversal” of Comey’s famous press conference, in which he laid out a compelling case for indicting Clinton – and then said he would not indict her.

“He said Judicial Watch litigation has revealed that “the FBI was using Judicial Watch documents that we’ve gotten through the Freedom of Information Act to question some of the witnesses in the Clinton investigation.”

“Why haven’t they gotten them on their own, through grand juries or subpoenas or other law enforcement action?” he asked. “They seem to be following our lead here. I don’t think Comey’s heart was in it. He was always concerned, and he reaffirmed that yesterday, about getting involved in politics. If he was nervous about a letter getting involved in politics, can you imagine what he would have been nervous about if an indictment was in the offing, something that he wanted to pursue in the face of what he confirmed to be Justice Department interference and lack of good faith?”

“He’s just highlighting the fact that A) he shouldn’t be FBI Director, and B) the Justice Department was so thoroughly corrupt that he couldn’t even trust them to tell you what the time of day was, and C) that the investigation into Hillary Clinton needs to be reopened by someone independent and serious, and Comey should have nothing to do with it,” Fitton contended.

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Aaaaah..snoflakes….you might

Aaaaah..snoflakes….you might want to hit the delete key on this one.

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER AND CEO -

Let's review the record of the FBI under James Comey. In Feb. 2016, the agency was hacked - well sort of hacked. Some 30,000 federal agents, including over 20,000 FBI agents names, email addresses - many of which were non-public - and job descriptions were posted online. The breach included over 1,000 FBI employees serving in an intelligence analysis role.
How did this happen?

A stoned teenager sitting in his mom's basement called the FBI IT help desk, identified himself as his boss, and told the desk operator to give him the 2 factor authorizations and passwords to get into a high level account. The help desk sweetly obeyed and poof - Comedy’s FBI had its pants pulled down in public on the Internet. This single event shows exactly what the FBI Director was doing to improve the security of his agency to protect the security of the nation.
At about the same time the FBI Director was pursuing a maniacal case against the Apple Corporation. Basically, Comey wanted to force Apple to do the bidding of his whims and became an arm of the law enforcement agency. Comey wanted Apple to break into an IPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorist even if it meant breaking their business. The entire affair was staged with great fanfare and much media coverage; making Comey the center of national attention just the way the FBI Director loved it.
The IPhone at the center of all the legal trouble was owned by the San Bernardino County government. They were told by the FBI to reset the password on the IPhone, thus denying access to the phone itself. This move ranks as one of the dumbest law enforcement actions in recent history, placing the FBI in the same class as the Keystone Kops. In a single stroke, they managed to fry the San Bernardino investigation and lock themselves out of the IPhone in question.

However, the biggest problem was with the writ served on Apple by the FBI Director after screwing up. This particular action by the Obama administration was very very dangerous. The writ was presented to Apple in the form of "do my bidding or face jail" demand. The point being that not only was this same writ presentable to any other corporation; it is also presentable in altered forms to other industries or even individuals.

In the end, we now know the FBI Director spent nearly a million dollars breaking into an IPhone to find nothing. It seems the San Bernardino terrorists were too smart to use their government issued cell phone to assist in their plot to kill innocent people. What a shocker.
Worse still, several techno-weenies were able to perform the same feat against the same kind of cell phone with about $300 in radio shack parts and a bit of time. Nice going Jim.

Then we come to the FBI bungling of a massive Child Porn "Play Pen" case. The FBI took over the dark web site and actually peddled Child porn in an effort to catch pedophiles. The result was around 200 people were charged.

However, the FBI investigation used national security assets, or according to the FBI - “network investigative techniques”. Because of this national security secret software, the FBI has refused defense lawyers access even when the result is they have to drop charges against the pedophiles. So not only did Comey run a Child porn site, he also botched the prosecution since a secret malware program used for intelligence purposes is involved.

Oh, there are other episodes where the FBI has let down America as to be nearly laughable - if it weren't so very true. The 20 million government employee records stolen by Chinese hackers included the personnel files of Director Comey. Comey even bought into the fiction that the hack was about Chinese intelligence agents wanting to use the classified employee information to open fake credit card accounts.

So the Chinese Army is so hard up that they need to place fake orders on Amazon using stolen IDs? Not likely. What is painfully obvious is the information can be used for black mail, identifying US spies and since it included 5 million finger prints, spoofing secure locks with the finger prints of top level officials.

Then there is the fumbling of the Clinton investigation: Never getting the server, never obtaining 13 of the devices she used to communicate, stifled in obtaining national security secrets because Clinton gave the entire contents to her lawyer, handing out immunity agreements like lollipops on Halloween, refusing to examine extensive evidence that Clinton was being hacked and ignoring accusations of a "QUID PRO QUO" cover up by his own agents.

It's not like I don't miss the guy... In fact, he was an authoritarian technophobe. He deserved to be canned for messing up so many times that I'm surprised the Hoover building is still standing. Some attribute this to President Trump cleaning up the mess in DC. That action implies a mop and a bucket... this was more like President Trump decided to hit the "flush" button.

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Liberals have been attacking

Liberals have been attacking President Trump relentlessly for firing FBI Director James Comey. Even though many of them wanted him fired last week they are accusing President Trump of trying to stop the FBI from investigating him. However, one man proved them all wrong. James Comey himself. He wrote a farewell letter explaining why his firing was justified.

“To all: I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply,” wrote Comey. Yes!

“I have said to you before that, in times of turbulence, the American people should see the FBI as a rock of competence, honesty, and independence. What makes leaving the FBI hard is the nature and quality of its people, who together make it that rock for America,” he wrote.

“It is very hard to leave a group of people who are committed only to doing the right thing. My hope is that you will continue to live our values and the mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution,” he wrote.

“If you do that, you too will be sad when you leave, and the American people will be safer. Working with you has been one of the great joys of my life. Thank you for that gift. Jim Comey,” he wrote.

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Liberals have been attacking

Liberals have been attacking President Trump relentlessly for firing FBI Director James Comey. Even though many of them wanted him fired last week they are accusing President Trump of trying to stop the FBI from investigating him. However, one man proved them all wrong. James Comey himself. He wrote a farewell letter explaining why his firing was justified.

“To all: I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply,” wrote Comey. Yes!

“I have said to you before that, in times of turbulence, the American people should see the FBI as a rock of competence, honesty, and independence. What makes leaving the FBI hard is the nature and quality of its people, who together make it that rock for America,” he wrote.

“It is very hard to leave a group of people who are committed only to doing the right thing. My hope is that you will continue to live our values and the mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution,” he wrote.

“If you do that, you too will be sad when you leave, and the American people will be safer. Working with you has been one of the great joys of my life. Thank you for that gift. Jim Comey,” he wrote.

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…” her husband’s charitable

…” her husband’s charitable foundation”…? Really.

http://circa.com/politics/clinton-pressured-bangladesh-prime-minister-pe...

While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made a personal call to pressure Bangladesh’s prime minister to aid a donor to her husband’s charitable foundation despite federal ethics laws that require government officials to recuse themselves from matters that could impact their spouse’s business.

This is another one of those 'pay for play' activities that just went...undiscovered.

This charitable foundation…these charitable foundation activities….I believe the FBI was fully aware of the activities, and the illegality…. and did nothing. You can choose to believe what you believe. Comey knew, did nothing, and Trump fired him.

Bill Whittle gets it….Comey did not get it?

http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/bill-whittles-firewall-hillary-guilty

Bill Whittle is back with another Firewall video commentary. It takes Bill only 93 seconds to show Hillary Clinton guilty of violating three separate Federal Statutes. It takes him another three minutes to explain why she and Obama simply DO NOT CARE.

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You’re fired.

You’re fired.
Angus and Susan are not involved and have no comment. Matt has no comment….Jasper and Lance have no comment.

Jasper will at some point if he can get both neurons in his skull to fire at the same time.

Whiskey…..Tango…..Foxtrot?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/comey-drafted-conclusion-clinton-probe-befo...

Last Updated Aug 31, 2017 5:26 PM EDT

Fired FBI Director James Comey drafted a statement to announce the conclusion in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server BEFORE the FBI interviewed key witnesses, including Hillary Clinton herself, top Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee claim.

Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, reached that conclusion from transcripts of interviews with people close to Comey and provided by the Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

Those transcripts, the Republicans said in a Thursday letter to current FBI Director Chris Wray, show Comey had ALREADY DRAFTED A CONCLUSION for his investigation BEFORE interviewing 17 key witnesses, including Clinton, and before the DOJ had reached immunity agreements with former Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson.

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Oh spidey, spidey, spidey,

Oh spidey, spidey, spidey, where have you been? You know I don't come here to respond to your selective cut and paste from wherever followed by your regurgitation of "thoughtful and substantive" comments paraphrased from Rush or Hannity or Alex Jones. I couldn't care less about this shit. I couldn't care less about you. All I care about is my hotpockets, my cheetos and the free rent in my mom's basement.

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Comey was supposedly a

Comey was supposedly a republican,makes you wonder how many other quislings the "Republican Party " harbors.......

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Comey was supposedly a

Comey was supposedly a republican,makes you wonder how many other quislings the "Republican Party " harbors.......

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Just how rotten is our

Just how rotten is our government? Every aspect of it seems to be coated with corruption and it was all there before Trump arrived. Trump's election merely caused this corruption to surface.

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I believe the two most

I believe the two most meaningless words in America today are "under oath".

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"equal justice under the law"

"equal justice under the law" might be a close second, though it could be tied with "we are a nation of laws."

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