James Comey

James Brien Comey Jr. (born December 14, 1960) is an American lawyer who was the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 until his dismissal in May 2017. Comey had been a registered Republican for most of his adult life; in 2016, he described himself as unaffiliated. Comey was the U.S.
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  • Fox News

    James Comey tweets he has 'so many answers' after release of Mueller report

    Former FBI Director James Comey had "so many answers" on Thursday following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, after he initially tweeted that he had "so many questions." Comey claimed to have answers after the Justice Department publicly released a redacted version of Mueller's report regarding his investigation into the Trump campaign and possible collusion with Russia. It marked the dramatic end of a lengthy and contentious investigation but also rang in a new round of partisan fighting. Alongside having "so many answers," Comey tweeted a photo of branches scattered across the ground. He tweeted what appeared to be the first half of this thought on March 24, when Attorney

  • Letter to the Editor | Make people pay for abusing power
    The Champaign News-Gazette

    Letter to the Editor | Make people pay for abusing power

    Our system of American justice demands corruptocrats like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, John Brennan, James Clapper, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, Loretta Lynch, Glen Simpson of FusionGPS (who collated the phony "Christopher Steele dossier") and Hillary Clinton begin paying the price for their abuse of power and the ongoing political coup in which they were involved (18 U.S. Code Chapter 115). This loathsome cabal also included more than 20 other bureaucratic fascists in the DOJ, FBI, CIA and NSA. During this political coup, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, The Washington Post, the New York Times and other leftist "news" outlets have removed all reasonable doubt they are little

  • Sarah Sanders calls revelation that she lied to press 'a slip of the tongue'
    Yahoo Entertainment

    Sarah Sanders calls revelation that she lied to press 'a slip of the tongue'

    Sarah Sanders tell Sean Hannity that revelations she lied to the press were a "slip of the tongue."

  • NPR.org

    Mueller Report Raises New Questions About Russia's Hacking Targets In 2016

    While the headlines about special counsel Robert Mueller's report have focused on the question of whether President Trump obstructed justice, the report also gave fresh details about Russian efforts to hack into U.S. election systems. In particular, the report said, "We understand the FBI believes that this operation enabled [Russian military intelligence] to gain access to the network of at least one Florida county government" during the 2016 campaign. That came as news to Paul Lux, president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections — which has been working closely with federal authorities to protect their election systems against such attacks. "I haven't heard even a whisper"

  • Trump's big Comey mistake and other commentary
    New York Post

    Trump's big Comey mistake and other commentary

    Security desk: When Trump Should Have Fired Comey Perhaps the most significant picture painted by Robert Mueller's report is that of “a president woefully out of his depth in his first months on the job,” contends Bloomberg's Eli Lake. Far from being devious, he comes off as “a bumbling bully, cajoling and pressuring his underlings to no avail.” As for FBI Director James Comey, Trump “clumsily” tried to both “charm and bully him.” Had he instead simply fired Comey at the start of his term, as some urged, and then “kept his mouth shut,” it “would have been a shrewd maneuver,” given that Democrats were still seething over Comey's handling of the Clinton e-mail scandal, so there would have been

  • Compare How Sarah Huckabee Sanders' 'Slip Of The Tongue' Goes Over On Fox And 'GMA'
    HuffPost

    Compare How Sarah Huckabee Sanders' 'Slip Of The Tongue' Goes Over On Fox And 'GMA'

    That explanation went over just fine Thursday night with Fox News host SeanHannity, who contended that Sanders was "being attacked" by the media

  • Mueller Report Revels What We All Already Knew: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is A Liar
    www.refinery29.com

    Mueller Report Revels What We All Already Knew: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is A Liar

    "I've heard from countless members of the FBI that are grateful and thankful for the president's decision," Sanders told reporters during a May 10 press conference. "... I've certainly heard from a large number of individuals and that's just myself and I don't even know that many people in the FBI." By Sanders' own admission to Mueller's team, however, that statement was a blatant lie. According to the report, there was no evidence to back up Sanders' claims and she "acknowledged to investigators that her comments were not founded on anything." She characterized the "countless members of the FBI" statement as a "slip of the tongue" and told investigators when she told reporters that "rank-and-file

  • Reuters

    Kremlin says Mueller report shows no evidence of Russian meddling

    The Kremlin said on Friday U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report did not contain any evidence the Russian state had meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Mueller's report, released on Thursday, details extensive contacts between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian operatives who, it said, sought to tilt the election in Trump's favor. Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow regretted the Mueller report was having an impact on its relations with Washington.

  • The 10 times Trump may have obstructed justice, according to Mueller
    CBS News

    The 10 times Trump may have obstructed justice, according to Mueller

    Although the special counsel's report on Russian interference does not come to a conclusion as to whether President Trump obstructed justice, Robert Mueller's team did examine 10 "discrete acts" in which he may have done so.  The report says these 10 instances can be divided into "two phases, reflecting a possible shift in the president's motives." The first phase took place before Mr. Trump fired his first FBI director, James Comey, after he had been reassured he was not personally under investigation. After Comey's dismissal and Mueller's appointment as special counsel, the report indicates, the president knew he was now under investigation for possibly obstructing justice, and switched gears. 

  • Digging into the details of the Mueller Report
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Digging into the details of the Mueller Report

    Thursday's release of a 448 page redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections certainly did not end the questions about the investigation, as President Donald Trump labeled it, "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!" and Democrats demanded even more answers about what was in the report. First, you can find a link to the report on the website of the Department of Justice. The report is divided into two parts. The first deals with questions of collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia - the Special Counsel found evidence of 'numerous' contacts between them, but not enough to merit charges for any illegal activity. The second part of the report

  • Mueller report shows ‘fake news’ repeatedly came from Trump, not the media
    The Independent

    Mueller report shows ‘fake news’ repeatedly came from Trump, not the media

    If special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation makes one thing clear, it’s that many of the news reports that President Donald Trump branded as “fake news“ were, in fact, very real news indeed. While Mr Mueller’s report didn’t establish a criminal conspiracy and was “unable” to conclude that obstruction of justice occurred – contrary to hours of speculation among cable-news pundits during Mr Mueller’s long investigation – it also largely validated news accounts that Trump dismissed or disparaged. Instead, at least in the Mueller team’s analysis, the fake news seems to have flowed not from the media but from the other direction.

  • 7 times the Mueller report caught Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders lying to press
    Vox

    7 times the Mueller report caught Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders lying to press

    Donald Trump lies all the time, and his administration officials often end up lying on this behalf. We know this. We've known this since the day after his inauguration, when then-press secretary Sean Spicer gave an angry press conference insisting that Trump had record crowds to watch him get sworn in. But it's striking that the Mueller report — in which Spicer and his successor, Sarah Sanders, are peripheral figures at best — still manages to incidentally document at least seven instances of Trump's press secretaries lying, four of them in the 24 hours after Trump summarily fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017. These aren't all the times that special counsel Robert Mueller's report

  • White House press secretary Sarah Sanders admitted to providing media baseless info, Mueller report says
    WTAE

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders admitted to providing media baseless info, Mueller report says

    CNN — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders admitted to federal investigators that she provided reporters baseless information related to former FBI Director James Comey's dismissal, according to special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report. The report released Thursday stated that Sanders conceded to the special counsel's office she had a "slip of the tongue" when she told the media that "countless members of the FBI" had lost faith in Comey. "She also recalled that her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey was a comment she made 'in the heat of the moment' that was not founded on anything," the Mueller report stated. Sanders

  • Mueller report: How we got here and where we're going
    Yahoo News

    Mueller report: How we got here and where we're going

    Before the redacted Mueller report is released, following Attorney General William Barr’s Thursday-morning press conference, here are the moments that brought us to it.

  • Sarah Sanders admits she lied about FBI trust in Comey — and other false statements revealed in Mueller report
    USA TODAY

    Sarah Sanders admits she lied about FBI trust in Comey — and other false statements revealed in Mueller report

    Bold statements made in public by members of President Trump's administration were shown to be lies under the harsh light of Mueller probe.