August 6, 2020
Comey did NOT go rogue. Comey was following his orders. Obama's deep state WANTS you to think that Comey went rogue. Why? Because if Comey went rogue, that means that everyone else was a straight arrow. About Ex Obama Attorney General Sally Yates. Durham already knows everything about Sally Yates, and as signatory on two of the four Carter Page spying warrants, she may be in big trouble. So what can Yates say to take some of the heat off Obamam's Deep State, where she can lie but still sound reasonable enough to probably protect her from prosecution? She can say, "Comey went rogue." Comey is obviously being thrown under the bus, but Comey was already under the bus, and, from what I understand, I would think his only chance of being saved, is if Joe Biden wins. Therefore Comey can be used sacrificially.
Gregg Jarrett: Sally Yates says James Comey went 'rogue,' but she was just as unscrupulous
Like Alice in Wonderland, Sally Yates embraces a contorted view of reality
Sally Yates, who served as Deputy Attorney General during a critical period as the Russia collusion hoax evolved in 2016-17, trashed fired FBI director James Comey during her testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
She readily agreed that Comey went “rogue” in his unauthorized pursuit of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. But that, of course, was stating the obvious. It was too easy. Comey managed to turn himself into a human piñata when he engaged in blatant acts of corruption.
Like Comey, Yates was a model of prevarication and insincerity on nearly all other matters. She minimized her own negligence and incompetence while blaming everyone else. Some of her testimony was factually wrong and demonstrably so.
Declassified documents recently made public show that the FBI debunked the dossier a mere four days after Trump was inaugurated. The primary source for the information, Igor Danchenko, advised Comey’s FBI that it was nothing more than multiple hearsay and unreliable fables gathered from “random associates” and his drinking buddies.
If Yates had done her job conscientiously, she would have known this and tossed the dossier in the nearest garbage can. On Wednesday, Yates still refused to admit that the dossier was “junk.” She admitted that all the errors and omissions identified by the DOJ’s Inspector General were “unacceptable.”
Yet, she was the one who accepted them without question. So much for diligence or responsible leadership.
The most stunning moment during Wednesday’s hearing occurred when Yates asserted that Flynn was not truthful with the FBI when he was questioned about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. That was a lightning bolt of myth and mirth.
Did Yates ever speak with the agents, Peter Strzok and Joe Pientka, who interviewed Flynn? Did she even bother to read their report?
A summary of their conclusions in an FBI memo declares the following: “Strzok and (redacted FBI agent) both had the impression at the time that Flynn was not lying or did not think he was lying.” The two agents wrote that Flynn “did not give any indicators of deception.”
Yates, who was not present when Flynn was interviewed, now claims that Flynn lied –“no doubt” in her mind, she said. The two agents who actually conducted the interview confirmed that he did not. Yet, Yates somehow knows better?
Like Alice in Wonderland, Yates embraces a contorted view of reality. She refused to concede obvious truths, diminishing her own credibility. For example, secret government recordings of Papadopoulos’ conversations with an undercover informant do not constitute “surveillance” in the twisted world inhabited by Yates.
She also insisted that wiretaps on Page did not qualify as surveillance of the Trump campaign, since Page was a “former” adviser. This was ludicrous since the warrant Yates obtained allowed the FBI to access communications retroactively into the campaign. Yates was counting on the senators not knowing that. They did not disappoint.
The most laughable canard peddled by Yates came as she refused to admit any bias on the part of FBI agents. Really? How about the agent who fraudulently altered an FBI document so as to hide exculpatory evidence while incriminating Page in one of the warrant applications signed by Yates?
What about all the profanity-laced tirades exchanged by Strzok and his lover Lisa Page directed at the very man they were investigating, Donald Trump? No bias there, claimed Yates.
Yates trashed Comey for going “rogue.” But the record is clear -- so did Yates. Both are equally unprincipled and unscrupulous. Their mutual goal was to wreak havoc on the incoming president and generate a public scandal that would damage Trump. Sadly for the nation and the institution of the presidency, they managed to accomplish it.