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Irony Alert: Comey Refuses To Comment Publicly On Possible Trump-Russia Investigation

Irony Alert: Comey Refuses To Comment Publicly On Possible Trump-Russia Investigation

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“I would never comment on investigations  …  in an open forum,” the FBI director said, straight face intact.

During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey refused to comment on whether his agency is investigating any connection between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.

“I would never comment on investigations  …  in an open forum,” Comey responded, straight face intact.

The remark comes amid reports that Russia has damaging financial and personal information on Trump.

The irony of the FBI director’s refusal to answer the question posed by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden did not go unnoticed by Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine.

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When King pressed Comey on why he wouldn’t answer Wyden’s initial question on whether the FBI was investigation a possible Trump campaign-Russia connection, Comey repeated himself.

“I don’t, especially in a public forum, we never confirm or deny a pending investigation,” Comey said.

King shot back, with a chuckle: “The irony of your making that statement here, I cannot avoid, but I’ll move on.”

The irony, of course, is that Comey weighed in publicly about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails twice in two weeks just before last year’s presidential election.

Luckily, Comey was called out for his clear change of heart when it comes to publicly discussing his agency’s investigations. But the American people still deserve to know whether Trump – who will formally become president in 10 days – was coordinating with a foreign state in order to win a presidential election.

3 thoughts on “Irony Alert: Comey Refuses To Comment Publicly On Possible Trump-Russia Investigation

  1. was coordinating with a foreign state in order to win a presidential election.

    If things are proven , to use Trump’s fav expressions about something of major consequence “this is big time” , “this is huge”, “this is major league”. I wonder if collaboration to release more about Hillary on her leaked or hacked material, skulduggery of DNC , of more crooked stuff about the foundation, that would create two big legal and constitutional problems. Prosecuting now President Trump and prosecuting Hillary for her possible criminal negligent acts. Trump could be impeached only for illegal acts committed as president.

    I would guess that much negotiation with Putin occurred re oil and gas, hence Trump’s pick of Sec State but that would be economic matters negotiable to the benefit of US and Russia which is foreign policy preparations not a quid pro quo on election. Comey was required by law to reveal more tapes were coming out on Hillary and that means continued investigation. He has to do that without commenting on ongoing findings so I don’t think Comey can reasonably. by law, be accused of politicizing FBI to influence election which naturally dems would disagree. The law is on Comey’s side and I am sure Hillary and team planned for such possibility for year and a half – damage control possibilities. The results of Trump/Russia investigation will also be revealed after proper evaluation which is lawful responsibility just as in Hillary questions. Hillary’s poor security is criminal negligence and if Trump colluded with Russia that is crooked as well but I have no idea how a prosecution would proceed.

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