James Comey testified to the Senate last week about the events leading up to his termination by President Trump, and people are noting a glaring inconsistency in his recollections.
Comey testified to Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat hack, that when he worked under previous administrations, he didn’t feel the need to document his conversations with the President because he didn’t think they would lie about them after the fact. Obviously, this was done to further undermine President Trump and harm his credibility with the voters, just like prior leaks about the administration under Comey’s tenure.
But it turns out, that was a massive lie. Comey tried painting himself as some sort of hero, when in reality all he did was hurt his own credibility by blatantly misrepresenting the facts.
His exchange with Sen. Warner is below, via the YoungCons:
WARNER: And so, in all your experience, this was the only president that you felt like, in every meeting, you needed to document, because at some point, using your words, he might put out a non-truthful representation of that meeting?
COMEY: That’s right, Senator.
And I — I — as I said in my written testimony, as FBI director, I interacted with President Obama. I spoke only twice in three years, and didn’t document it. When I was deputy attorney general, I had one one-on-one meeting with President Bush about a very important and difficult national security matter.
I didn’t write a memo documenting that conversation either — sent a quick e-mail to my staff to let them know there was something going on, but I didn’t feel, with President Bush, the need to document it in that way, again (ph), because of — the combination of those factors just wasn’t present with either President Bush or President Obama.
WARNER: I — I think that is very significant.
The Powerline Blog explained how Comey tried his best to make himself look like the hero during his service under President Bush:
In Comey’s account… he was a hero, telling the president something that other aides had kept from him: that the Department of Justice was in revolt over the surveillance program, and mass resignations, including his, were imminent. Comey claims to have quoted Martin Luther before the Diet of Worms, as he explained that as a man of principle he would have no choice but to resign rather than execute an order he believed to be illegal. One of Comey’s colleagues, who also was about to resign, was Comey’s good friend Bob Mueller, who waited for Comey downstairs at the White House while Comey had his dramatic conversation with President Bush.
Apparently, Comey didn’t just take notes of his conversations with the former President, they were well-documented and even mentioned in the book Angler, which was written by Barton Gellman as an attack on the former Vice President.
“You don’t look well”: Quotations from the Bush-Comey conversation are taken verbatim from unclassified notes describing Comey’s report of the meeting shortly afterward…
All of that dialogue comes verbatim from “unclassified notes describing Comey’s report of the meeting shortly afterward.”
That wasn’t the only lie Comey was busted in either. In a separate part of his testimony, he explained that the leaking of a memo to the New York Times was done after President Trump tweeted in reference to a conversation he had with Comey. However, details of the memo were printed in the Times the day before President Trump sent out the tweet, which, at the time, appeared to be in response to the details Comey had leaked, making Comey’s recollection of the facts grossly inaccurate.
The Justice Department is apparently questioning Comey’s testimony. Although it’s unclear if they’re pursuing any criminal charges against the former FBI director.