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Comey “Friend”, Benjamin Wittes,
Outs Himself As Source for New
York Times “Comey Memo” Storyline…

Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance

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Posted By:earlybird, 5/19/2017 9:17:42 AM

Long time CTH readers will note we extended well over a year of benefit-of-the-doubt to the motives of former FBI Director James Comey with regard to the severity of his politicized nature and disposition. Throughout the entire Clinton investigation we remained ambivalent to Comey’s motives. Indeed it wasn’t until after the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack when Comey obtusely noted the FBI had been contacted (prior to the attack) about the sketchy behavior of Omar Mateen by a ‘random concerned citizen’ -and our finding that the actual ‘citizen’ was the far more substantive St Lucie county sheriff Ken Mascara– that we

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Article goes on to talk about friend Benjamin Wittes, who admits he was one of the primary sources for the NYT’s story on the Comey memo. There is a lot of information here, linked to sources as needed. As always with this excellent site.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/19/2017 9:20:55 AM     (No. 11258319)

FTA:

The gist of Benjamin Wittes outline is that he interpreted his friend -the magnanimous harbinger of truth, justice and the American way- James Comey, as expressing a feeling of undue potential influence by horrible Trump that Comey did not feel with the more well regarded Obama. etc. etc. {insert pearl-clutching/couch-fainting violin music here}

Except there’s a problem.

Not only did FBI Director James Comey testify to congress that neither President Trump nor President Obama ever attempt interference; but there are earlier media reports which outlined President Obama’s administration specifically interfering with an investigative intention of FBI Director Comey (emphasis mine):


In summer 2016 Obama blocked any investigative intention of Director Comey regarding interference in our election by the Russians.

Read the article.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: pchristopher, 5/19/2017 9:23:14 AM     (No. 11258326)

I was taken aback and furious when I first read of the appointment of a Special Prosecutor. Now I hope he uncovers the rat´s nest that the Commucrats did not want to be found. I want to hear them squeal like stuck pigs when their crimes are brought to light.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: curious1, 5/19/2017 9:28:48 AM     (No. 11258331)

I nominate for must read.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 5/19/2017 9:34:26 AM     (No. 11258339)

So friend, how did this help Mr. Pure? It just kept his name out there with more distrust flung in his direction. Nice try though!




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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 5/19/2017 10:23:22 AM     (No. 11258401)

The Left´s Orgy of Condemnation of all things Trump is now entering the ´Morning After´ stage where the Revelers are faced with half empty beer cans with cigarette butts in them strewn about the house.

Trump, to his credit, marches on blissfully unaware of the low-life swamp dwellers recent victory party.

It may be that the ´Unaware´, ´Obtuse´, ´Single-Minded´ aspect of Trump (which both his supporters and his enemies find appalling) is exactly that quality which is needed to overcome the nasty, criminal, uppity onslaught from the Left.

I have always benefited from a legion of ´Guardian Angels´ who whisper: ´No,no,no--- Stop´ into my ear just before I jump over a cliff. But....Trump´s Guardian Angels hold a higher rank than mine and they let him run wild.....just enough.

Who will become the new Shakespeare and capture this fabulous struggle between ´The Powers that Be´ and the honest if simple soul of one good man ?

Let us not leave this to the craven denizens of Hollywood.

...and you can bet history is being re-written in favor of the bad guys every minute.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/19/2017 10:34:36 AM     (No. 11258417)

Sundance brings refreshing logic and reason to all who are willing to see and listen. The wicked media have caused our country to spin its wheels on a daily basis with their evil machinations.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Edgelady, 5/19/2017 10:41:50 AM     (No. 11258428)

Just the fact that Wittes says Comey had positive regard for Obama - a huge liar on so many levels - indicates how twisted Comey´s view of the world and rights and wrongs is.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mean Gene, 5/19/2017 10:43:54 AM     (No. 11258431)

Wittes expresses dismay over the idea that Comey "leaked."
But, Comey leaked TO Wittes!
How does he not see this?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jawone, 5/19/2017 10:51:21 AM     (No. 11258444)

With friends like the witless Wittes, Lying Crook Jim Comey doesn´t need enemies.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: birddog, 5/19/2017 10:51:48 AM     (No. 11258445)

Biggest takeaway..Comey talks in waaaaay to much detail to others about what happens in an official setting. "Claims" Independence but is hyper cognizant about how he is perceived by Democrats...no mention of how he may be perceived by Republicans(or independents). I find it sommat interesting that Wittes career is working "In Law" though not a Lawyer...his wife was a major player at State under Clinton..."Transforming The Middle East", look at the transformations that took place under her expert guidance (2009-2012)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/19/2017 12:01:19 PM     (No. 11258550)

Wittes’s wife was senior member of Obama/Hillary State Department from 2009-2012. The dots are getting closer together.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamara_Cofman_Wittes

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 5/19/2017 1:11:06 PM     (No. 11258631)

If I had a friend who said or even hinted that I was fond of Obama, I´d kick that friend´s teeth out the back of his head just for the dental hygiene of it. The more the media pour it on Trump the more he is Sterling J. Pureheart to me. Our prayers on President Trump´s behalf are never wasted and are being answered on a daily basis. Pray on. I´m working up to rank of Praying for Mine Enemies. Not there yet.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Scribelus, 5/19/2017 1:13:22 PM     (No. 11258635)

The mainscum media are founded on anonymous sources, with no means of confirmation of denial.
Lies, lies, lies!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kahunavol, 5/19/2017 1:49:53 PM     (No. 11258668)

Conor Fridersdorf at the Atlantic, one of the favorites of the Republican cheerleaders here, wrote an article about Comey and Wittes last week. Wittes has an axe to grind.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/two-dead-canaries-in-the-coal-mine/526230/

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter, 5/19/2017 2:28:43 PM     (No. 11258704)

And your linked article contains an even more enlightening link (in Lawfare) as to Mr. Wittes´s opinion and stance.

The Nightmare Scenario: Trump Fires Comey, the One Man Who Would Stand Up to Him
https://www.lawfareblog.com/nightmare-scenario-trump-fires-comey-one-man-who-would-stand-him

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 5/19/2017 11:05:24 PM     (No. 11259282)

One has to realize, definitively, that the people like Comey were in office so ling they felt all powerful. I´ve seen this attitude infect bureaucrats over and over. I served as a prison bureaucrat for 12 years. durin that time I worked under 7 different Wardens and three Corrections Dept. Secretaries. All but one Warden and one Secretary were fired for cause or ended up serving time in their own prisons. Most of the Wardens went down to abuse of prison funds, gross negligence, theft of State Property or down right fraud using convicts or staff. One Secretary was fired for lying to the legislature during the budget process, hiding excess overtime paid to his friends. He was later murdered by convicts in another prison he later worked for. And one was fired because he was caught picking up hookers (really disguised police officers working on a John Sting).

What happens to these highly paid bureaucrats? I call it the "God Syndrome". They get to thinking they are super wise, pals with all the right people, the "Good Old Boy" club takes care of their own, etc. They think they can get away with murder (and some tried that, too). It´s a lack of oversight, lazy political structure, flaws int he system, loop holes that no one in our government ever look into that are taken advantage of, over and over. And whne they get caught and punishment comes down on them, it is always everyone else´s fault. Gods do not fail! They only end up betrayed by cursed blasphemers.

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