“He did it willfully. He did it intentionally. And he did it at the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch,”
Uh-oh. Comey’s partisan play may have just backfired.
Remember Chuck Schumer’s threat?
“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Suddenly, it seems like relevant news, doesn’t it? And now the Republican House Oversight Committee is scrutinizing the Comey-Mueller connection.
They’re asking: is this whole ‘investigation’ actually a partisan setup?
Reps. Jim Jordan (OH), Mark Meadows (NC), and Jody Hice (GA) said Comey misled the American people last year when he agreed to then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s request that he call an investigation into Hillary Clinton a “matter” instead of an investigation.
“He did it willfully. He did it intentionally. And he did it at the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch,” they wrote in a piece published on foxnews.com.
They also said Comey misled the American people in the early weeks of the Trump administration by “furthering the perception that President Trump was under investigation, when in fact he was not.”
“He again did this willfully and intentionally,” they wrote.
They also pointed out that Comey recently admitted having a friend leak one of his memos detailing a private conversation he had with Trump, after Trump fired him.
Comey admitted doing so to spark the appointment of a special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference and any collusion with the Trump campaign.
That person appointed was Robert Mueller — Comey’s “mentor and predecessor,” they wrote.
Was Comey a non-partisan?
Comey’s Leaks were — by his own admission — SPECIFICALLY designed to trigger an Investigation into Trump.
But this was hardly an act of ‘justice’. Comey had ‘skin in the game’.
He had just been fired. He didn’t bother going through regular channels. (Why would he start now?)
They pointed out that on May 7, 2014, the House passed a resolution calling for a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting of conservatives for their political beliefs.
“Comey and Attorney General Eric Holder blocked the appointment. This despite the fact that the lead investigator they assigned to the case, Barbara Bosserman, was a max-out contributor to President Obama’s reelection campaign,” they wrote.
What about his close friend and mentor, Muller?
The hand-picked heavily pro-Clinton team under Muller raised some eyebrows, too.
“The House has a responsibility to defend the deeply-held American principle of equal justice under the law. That’s why we believe it’s time for the House to have hearings on the troubling matter of the motivation and organization of this investigation,” they wrote.
“The past actions of Mr. Mueller and Mr. Comey as part of the Holder and Lynch justice departments call into question their impartiality. If this investigation is to be taken seriously, it is important that the American people get the answers they deserve.”
What do YOU think?