Exclusive. Dissecting Comey Interview

First 27 pages dissected.  Total of 235.  This might take a while.  The quoted stuff is copy/pasted from the actual document, with my comments below each.  Still haven’t figured out an easy way to uncrunch stuff, so excuse that, please.  Also, i intentionally don’t capitalize a lot of stuff.  My style.  Kinda an ee cummings thang.   Note that I selected these parts.  The link to the whole thing is at the bottom.  You can decide for yourself whether i’ve taken anything out of context.   i encourage you to do so.  Think for yourself!  {didn’t proofread this yet.  kinda 2nd draft. }

Mr. Gowdy.

So, from January 2016 up until your July 5thpress statement, it is fair to say that both Special Agent PeterStrzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page were working on the ClintonEspionage Act or mishandling of classified informationinvestigation?

Mr. Comey.

The reason I’m hesitating, Mr. Gowdy, is I’venever applied the label of Espionage Act investigation. It wasan investigation into the mishandling of classified information.I don’t mean to quibble, but that’s how I thought of it and talkedabout it.

page 14  

Wow.  On the day the cohen sentencing memo drops, in the waning hours of the lame-duck congress, a republiCon is grilling comey about the emails.  And trying to put words in his mouth.  Clinton Espionage Act.  Jeez. She Lost.  Over two years ago.   

 Yes, they each participated in some respect in thatinvestigation or in our public statement about the investigationand things like that.Mr. Gowdy. February of 2016, Lisa Page wrote: Trump simplycannot be President.February of 2016, Peter Strzok wrote: Trump’s abysmal,hoping people will just dump him.February of 2016, Lisa Page wrote: She might be our nextPresident. The last thing you need us going in there loaded forbear.March 2016, Lisa Page wrote: Trump is a loathsome human.March of 2016, Strzok wrote: Trump’s an idiot.March of 2016, Strzok wrote: Hillary should win 100million to zero.

14

lol.

. 15 Do you recall whether the Democrat primary was still ongoingin March of 2016?Mr. Comey. I’m not in a position to answer — you gave a long preamble to that about things that I don’t know from my ownknowledge. So I’m going to exclude that part of your preambleand just answer the question at the end.Do I know whether the Democratic primary was ongoing inMarch of 2016? I think so, yes.Mr. Gowdy. Well, let me back up, in fairness to you, andask whether or not you’ve had a chance to read any of the textexchanges between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page?Mr. Comey. I’ve seen some of them in the open source, inthe media, obviously, since I was fired as Director.

15

‘primary still going on?  yes, i think so.’  Classic. 

Gowdy says, ‘in fairness to you’.  Since when??

Mr. Gowdy. So, if you are correct that the Democraticprimary was still open in March of 2016, I read that as SpecialAgent Peter Strzok commenting that she should win the primary100 million to zero.And I guess an alternative reading of that would be thathe already had her as the nominee and she should win the general100 million to zero.Is there another reading other than those two, winning theprimary or winning the general?

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just noticed it on the second reading.   gowdy literally says,  “if you (comey) are correct that the democratic primary was still open in mar 2016.”  don’t remember to good do ya, growly?  

Mr. Comey. I’m not in a position to interpret their text exchanges, so I can’t answer that.

Mr. Gowdy. In the course of human history, has anyone won an election 100 million to zero, to your knowledge?

Mr. Comey. In the United States?

Mr. Gowdy. Anywhere.

Mr. Comey. I don’t mean to be facetious. I can’t speak to Stalin’s reelection or Mao Tse-tung reelection campaigns.In —

Mr. Gowdy. 100 million to zero is a lot. 

Mr. Comey. Sure. I’m not trying to be facetious, but I remember as a student the vote in Soviet Russia was 99.9 percent to —

Mr. Gowdy. We are going to get to Russia in a little bit.We’ll get to Russia in a little bit.

Mr. Comey. So in the — I can answer your question, Mr. Gowdy. In the United States, I’m not aware of any such lopsided vote.

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this is just funny as shit.  i even fixed scrunched copy/paste to make it easier to read. 

Mr. Gowdy. Why is the appearance of bias as insidious as actual bias?Mr. Comey. The appearance of bias is as important. Idon’t know exactly what the word “insidious” means, so I’m notsaying that one. It’s as important as actual bias because thefaith and confidence of the American people that your work isdone in an independent, fair, and competent way mattersenormously. And so a reasonable appearance of bias can corruptthat faith in your work as much as actual bias can.Mr. Gowdy. Had you known about the textscontemporaneously, would you have allowed Peter Strzok and LisaPage to move from the Espionage Act or mishandling investigationto the Russia investigation?  Mr. Comey. I would have thought of it the same way, in thatif either bias or appearance of bias, political bias, is veryimportant to not have as part of your investigative work. SoI would have thought that way about any investigation that waslikely to touch the public interest in the way that thatinvestigation did. So most likely I would think about it thesame way.Mr. Gowdy. Well, I don’t want to put words in your mouth,but I do want to gain as much clarity as I can into this.You — if I understand you correctly, you believe you would have

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howdy gowdy said he didn’t want to put words in your (Comey) mouth.  Since when??  cowardly gowdy (does that work?)  also used the word ‘insidious’.  is he auditioning for a new job on fox and freaks?

Mr. Gowdy. Well, I want to remain open-minded to any otherinterpretations of that text, but what other interpretationcould there be: Please tell me he won’t be President. No,period, no, comma, He won’t. We’ll stop it.What explanation could there be that was benign enough toleave them on the very investigation they were commenting on?

Mr. Comey. I don’t know. And that — I think that’s what it means to be open-minded, to give people a chance to explain something and then to think about their explanation. I don’tknow what it would be, and maybe there’s none, but — yeah, that’show I would think about it.Is there some explanation for this? If there is, tell mewhat it is, and then I’ll make a judgment based on that. I can’tget inside the head of people writing texts that I never saw,so that’s why it’s a little tricky for me to answer.

22/23

“Mr. Comey. I don’t know. And that — I think that’s what it means to be open-minded, to give people a chance to explain something and then to think about their explanation.”  Oh, I love that.  Nice burn on a republican.  we need a pic with that quote.  

Mr. Gowdy. What was the Russia investigation? When you hear the phrase “Russia investigation,” what do you think?

Mr. Comey. To my mind, the term “Russia investigation”often refers to two different things: First, the investigationto understand what are the Russians doing to interfere in ourelection during the 2015-16 period; and then, second, it’s oftenused to refer to the counterintelligence investigations that theFBI opened in late July.And so I hear it used interchangeably there, and those twothings obviously connect, but I’ve always thought of it in twoseparate elements.

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interesting explanation.  

Mr. Gowdy. Okay. We’ll go with that. Late July of 2016,the FBI did, in fact, open a counterintelligence investigationinto, is it fair to say the Trump campaign or Donald Trump himself?

Mr. Comey. It’s not fair to say either of those things,in my recollection. We opened investigations on four Americans to see if there was any connection between those four Americans and the Russian interference effort. And those four Americans did not include the candidate.

23/24

no, it’s not fair to say it was an investigation into donTheCon.  again, trying to put words in comey’s mouth. 

Mr. Comey. That’s a question, Mr. Gowdy, I can’t answerwithout having seen the document. So I’d be speculating abouta document I don’t think I’ve ever seen.

Mr. Gowdy. Well, I want to be fair to you and make sureI understand your testimony. You have not, did not read the FBIinitiation document that launched the Russia investigation, oryou read it and do not recall what it said?

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Gowdy saying he want to be fair.  not! how many times has howdy said he wanted to be fair in this?

Mr. Gowdy. Some of our friends in the media use the word”collusion” from time to time. What is the crime of collusion?

Mr. Comey. What is the crime of collusion? I do not know.I’ve never heard the term “collusion” used in the way it’s been used in our world over the last couple years before that. I don’t know of a crime that involves collusion. I think in terms of conspiracy or aiding and abetting.

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Love that response from homey. 

some of our friends in the media (like cnn?).  ‘what is the crime of collusion’  seriously?  lemme help you out.  it’s called Treason, dimwit.  

and i’m out.  only got through the first 27 pages.  not even gonna proofread it. have already spent 2+ hours on this after doing multiple happy dances over the cohen memo.  my cat keeps looking at me funny. like always.  🙂

i may or may not pick this garbage back up and dissect it some more.   seeing as how little feedback or comments i’m getting on here, i’m kinda feeling like i’m shouting into the dark.   it’s down for posterity, anyway.  and evidence i’ll use in the future, when i say for the brazillionth time, ‘i fucking told you so!’.

read it for yourself:

https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Comey-interview-12-7-18_Redacted.pdf

new!  part 2.   https://american2084.com/2018/12/10/exclusive-part-2-dissecting-comey-interview/

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