Comey’s CYA Paragraph(s) – Substantiating The “Unmasking”…

There are multiple critical paragraphs within the carefully constructed, and intentionally released, opening statement by fired FBI Director James Comey.  However, one of the more brutally transparent paragraphs deserves some highlighted attention.  Page #2, paragraphs #2 and #3:

♦ We know from James Comey’s own admission, the entire construct of the FBI counterintelligence investigation was predicated on the now debunked, and politically motivated, fake “Russian Dossier”.

Specifically this “Dossier” was the foundational document for the FISA warrants to secretly spy-on, or surveil, associates within the Trump orbit – during the election campaign and after the election outcome.

♦ We know directly from John Brennan’s congressional testimony (May 23rd, 2017) that his CIA, in coordination with the NSA, provided the “raw intelligence”, intercepted communication by foreign nationals inquiring into the political perspectives of candidate and President-Elect Donald Trump, to the FBI counter intelligence investigation.  Raw intelligence that was exclusively given to those in charge of the FBI “counter-intelligence investigation“.

♦ We also know from Brennan, Rogers and Clapper’s testimony, the results of the FISA captured communication [CIA says who, NSA does tasks] was the raw intelligence data assembled into ODNI and FBI counter intelligence reports.  Reports kept from congress, but given to the Obama White House.  All leaks to the media stemmed from these reports, not from the raw intelligence.

♦ We know from the prior testimony by James Comey to congress on March 20th 2017, the counterintelligence operation was intentionally kept secret from congressional oversight under the guise of: “the sensitivity of the matter“.  A convenient excuse to continue a cloud of investigation (narrative) without having to justify facts within the investigation to congressional oversight.  James Comey never told congress, despite his own admission that it was normal procedure to keep the congressional gang-of-eight informed.

♦ And we also know, by their own admission, the counter intelligence reports [utilizing the raw intelligence provided by Brennan (CIA)/Rogers (NSA)] to the FBI [and James Clapper (ODNI)], were the underlying documents which became the source of the unmasking requests by Susan Rice (White House) and possibly Samantha Powers (U.N. Ambassador). Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice admitted it was from these reports she requested the unmasking – and then shared with the Obama National Security Council.

♦ Lastly, we know the only current factual illegal activity: 1.)  included the unmasking of unauthorized and unwarranted Americans; and, 2.) surrounded the leaking of those intelligence reports to the media.  #1 could be illegal, #2 was definitely illegal.

Both James Clapper and John Brennan have walked away from the illegal danger room by stating they only delivered raw intelligence and did not make unmasking requests for any of the counterintelligence participants involved.  All of the unmasked names were political affiliates of the Trump campaign, post election transition, and Trump administration.

Now, all of this considered…. take a look at what James Comey has carefully written against the backdrop of: a.) his decision to keep congress in the dark, and b.) his need to explain why Trump officials were subjects of the investigation:

In the boxed paragraph, fired FBI Director James Comey is covering his ass.

James Comey is trying to frame the reasoning for utilizing a fake Russian Dossier to “open an investigation” and to gain FISA warrants to monitor officials of the Trump campaign, transition and administration; and more importantly to justify the unmasking of American officials who were part of the Trump campaign, transition and administration.

That boxed paragraph above is an attempt at justifying the activity.  He is 100% covering-his-ass and trying to avoid legal risk.

Notice also that President Trump never asked Comey in that initial encounter if he was under investigation.  Why would he?   ….Yet Comey felt it necessary to tell President-Elect Trump he was not under investigation.  Why?

Answer: Because the foundational block for all of the investigation, surveillance, intelligence gathering and most importantly ‘unmasking’, was predicated on the counterintelligence operation which was entirely based on the faux-Russian dossier.

The “dossier” was a political opposition research document entirely structured around President Trump, not affiliates or entities with his campaign or campaign orbit.  It was simply commissioned as oppo-research on the candidate.

Yet this same fake Russian Dossier was used by the FBI, under the auspices of the counterintelligence operation (kept hidden from congress) as the evidence to a FISA court, to gain FISA warrants, to monitor Trump campaign officials.

See the problem?

After the election, FBI Director James Comey had to tell President Trump about the broad construct of the Russian dossier issues, and the absurdity behind it meant telling Trump he was not under investigation, in order to establish (to the incoming President) a reasonable basis to explain FISA warrants that were targeted -and gained- not on Donald Trump but rather on Trump campaign officials.

Donald Trump wasn’t supposed to win, and no-one was supposed to know about the surveillance, monitoring, and unmasking etc.  If Trump had lost, no-one would have ever known.

However, Trump did win – and now five months of previous surveillance (July to November) of Trump campaign officials needed to have a justifiable basis…. yet the tool for the construct, the dossier, was exclusively about Trump.  Hence, Comey needing to tell Trump he wasn’t under investigation….

Which leads to…  it being worth noting….

The Dossier NEEDED to be leaked for all the reasons necessary to justify the entire surveillance and spying operation.   Without a basis for the initial investigation, all of the participants in the spying and monitoring of a presidential campaign had a serious risk.

The leaking of the dossier and all subsequent leaks were not just designed to damage the incoming presidency, they were also designed to protect the Obama team who conducted the surveillance of the campaign.

How did FBI Director James Comey know the content of the “fake Russian Dossier” was about to be reported to the media? (Initial reporting by CNN and Buzzfeed)

Who exactly is this “we” he speaks of?

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449 Responses to Comey’s CYA Paragraph(s) – Substantiating The “Unmasking”…

  1. Paul says:

    No .correction ; mc Cain is garbage. I’m dying to see him get it , like comey . He’s always in the way and to make matters worse , he’s allow to make decisions for our country.
    A traitorous rat.

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  2. The media is actually trying to spin the remarks as confirming that Trump is in big trouble and possibly facing impeachment. Wow, what a bunch of lying hacks!

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  3. Guyver1 says:

    WOHA!!!
    Just checked the Caliphate News Network website-
    They are starting to backtrack big time on their ‘Obstruction’ fake news!!!
    I could not believe my eyes, I had to do a double take-
    There, at the top of the page, in giant letters- on the CNN website!!!
    ‘Obstruction? Not so fast’
    (I will not link to the article- I refuse to link to the Caliphate News Network)
    Oooh boy… maybe somebody leaked something to them to the effect that this thing tomorrow will not play out as planned and that it is going to blow up in their faces (maybe President Trump does have tape of the meetings, or something from Comey’s office?! And that was leaked to CNN as part of a counterintelligence op).
    Tomorrow and Friday are going to be very, very interesting days.
    Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

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  4. Dixie says:

    Tonight I tuned in to Hannity for the first time in months. He and his panelists pummeled Comey and the msm. Not one word was mentioned by him or his panelists about the congressional weasels who were participating in the witch hunt. Spit!

    IMO, except for Jay Sekulow and Greg Jarrett, Hannity was a big fail.

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  5. Paul says:

    The media is long over due for the people’s republic. In other words , they (the media) needs to be literally ran out of the building’s they hide in . They should be shot on site . They want to shove the migrants from he’ll down our throats.. from ms13 to extremist Islamic ass whole’s. They want the men of this country to be gay and meek . With no guns . Like the London police. They don’t carry guns . Now thats a joke.

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  6. mari says:

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  7. stylin19 says:

    unless the story has changed, the first bullet point can’t be right.
    The FBI supposedly didn’t have the dossier until McCain delivered it to Comey 12/9/2016 – after the election.
    Comey was going to pay 50k for the dossier in Sept. 2016 but didn’t.
    So how was it used by the FBI to get a a FISA warrant for Carter Page the summer of 2016 ?

    help me out, please ? What am I missing ?

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    • Bull Durham says:

      The dossier was a IC product, created by America through Ukrainians and British Intel.
      What you are seeing since the mid-2016 period, a powerful Deep State operation to stop Trump. It began as NeverTrump, Mormons-Bushes and RINOS but helped by Deep State who never liked his talk about getting friendly with Russia and Putin. Those were red flags.
      When he won the election that lit the fuses on all the explosive stuff.

      The created the opposition research, the talking points, the undertow of negativity.
      It’s been a huge, long conspiracy that is now a cabal or soft coup to bring him down.

      FBI, CIA, NSA, DNI, et al were all in to stop Trump.

      Comey was going to be a key legal ‘assassin”. But Trump trapped him.

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    • KM says:

      Actually, there may be a problem with Comey’s story regarding the dossier. Was it not reported that this dossier was first presented to Trump and Obama when Trump visited the White House shortly after he won? This would have been before Jan. 6th and would have taken place in Washington, not New York. Maybe he’s been telling too many lies to keep track of them.

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    • Deb says:

      They tried to get a warrant in July and couldn’t. The dossier was then used to get the warrant later that fall.

      The dossier was created as oppo research for Republicans and then passed along. There have been several versions presented, but when the unmasking came to light they basically had to claim the dossier as the justification all along.

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  8. Regina says:

    If Trump live-tweets the hearing, how will the cables cover the tweets without talking over the testimony?
    I don’t plan on watching The Comey Show (I’ll just watch the twitter feed), but they’ll have to break for sponsors, right? Likely they’ll take commercial breaks during all the R questioning, and provide breathless coverage of every lame, repetitive question asked by the Ds

    This whole thing has turned into such a shameless ratings game, even for the regular broadcast stations.

    I sincerely hope that anyone who plans to watch this will do so on c-span, and deny these creeps their coveted ratings.

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    • deanbrh says:

      There were no breaks for commercials this morning, and I believe the interrogation went on non-stop 2 and a half hours.

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  9. yakmaster2 says:

    The Repub senators on the Committee desperately want Section 702 of FISA to be re-authorized. They were cheerleading for it during today’s HEARING.

    For that reason, I fear these RINO weasels will AVOID asking Comey about HOW and WHY he obtained FISA warrants using a discredited dossier about “muh Russia” hookers. When truth is inconvenient, most politicians dodge it. It’s not a convenient time for the truth to come out.
    As, for Comey’s memos about meetings with Trump, I firmly believe he has been trying to create both plausible deniability and leverage from the first moment Trump won.

    He knew Trump and his people would not only start asking questions about the surveillance (spying!) on candidate Trump’s campaign and President-Elect Trump, but that Trump might demand an investigation, so he started his CYA immediately, trying to assure POTUS “nothing going on with the FBI regarding you.” Then, Comey’s minions leaked to the Press and have done so numerous times to give Comey/McCabe cover and job security.
    Swamp rats and Rhino weasels.

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  10. Mike diamond says:

    Where was comey clapper and Brenner during the Obama years!!!!?????did they question Obamas bad deal with Iran,or Obama and john Kerry turning their back on our good friend Israel !?where were they when Hillary bleach bit her computer??or Loretta lynch meets with bill Clinton on her plane,are they trying to figure out who killed Seth rich???Debbie Wasserman Shultz riged election
    To favor Hillary over Bernie sanders! And huma abiden had stuff from state department on her home computer! Eric holder fast and furious!??? Where have these guys been!!!its just too weird o gamma ! Even tom Clancy would not of believed this! Its beyond reason!!!

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    • geri670 says:

      Here are my substantial concerns:

      1. You said nothing when Obama used drone strikes to execute people abroad.

      2. You said nothing about Russia for 50 years until Trump was inaugurated.

      3. You said nothing about Hillary’s campaign manager’s brother being paid $175,000 to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia.

      4. You said nothing when Obama engaged in military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval.

      5. You said nothing Obama greatly expanded presidential power through the use of Executive Orders.

      6. You said nothing when Obama filled his White House with lobbyists after he said he wouldn’t.

      7. You said nothing when Obama gave 47 of his fundraisers Administration jobs.

      8. You said nothing about the murders and rapes at the hands of illegal immigrants.

      9. You said nothing when Hillary’s net worth rose over $100 million as Secretary of State, in part, because her husband took money from foreign governments.

      10. You said nothing after Obama’s net worth rose over $10 million as President.

      11. You said nothing when Obama’s Justice Dept. wiretapped/surveilled reporters such as James Rosen and the AP.

      12. You said nothing when Obama restricted immigration 6 times with Executive Orders.

      13. You said nothing when Obama set a record for deportations.

      14. You said nothing when Bill Clinton met Loretta Lynch on the airport tarmac during the Clinton investigation.

      15. You said nothing when Hillary was fed debate questions.

      16. You said nothing when Obama and Hillary lied about a video and Benghazi.

      17. You said nothing when Obama’s IRS abused the rights of taxpayers.

      18. You said nothing when Obama’s White House held meetings with lobbyists in coffee shops near White House to avoid disclosure requirements.

      19. You said nothing when Eric Holder sold the guns you hate to criminals and some were used to kill Americans.

      20. You said nothing when the Clinton’s took White House property.

      21. You said nothing when Hillary laughed off defending a child-rapist.

      22. You said nothing when Hillary lied about her private use of a private email server as Secretary of State.

      23. You said nothing when Janet Reno, under Bill Clinton, used a tank to kill the Branch Dividians.

      24. You said nothing when, on May 13, 1985, a bomb was dropped on a row house in Philadelphia to uproot the black liberation group known as Move, resulting in a fire that eventually burned down 61 houses, killed 11 people (including five children) and injured dozens.

      25. You said nothing was Elian Gonzales was forcibly deported using guns.

      26. You said nothing when George Soros paid protesters to burn parts of Ferguson.

      27. You said nothing about states’ rights until Trump’s Executive orders on immigration.

      28. You said nothing about Obama’s smoking.

      29. You said nothing about the record numbers of people on government assistance.

      30. You said nothing about the number of part time and low paying jobs under the Obama recovery.

      31. You said nothing when Obama had SWAT teams raid a Gibson guitar factory and seize property, on the purported basis that Gibson had broken India’s environmental laws—but no charges were filed.

      32. You said nothing when Obama claimed that the Fort Hood shooting was “workplace violence” rather than terrorism.

      33. You said nothing about when Obama ended some terror asylum restrictions, by allowing asylum for people who provided only “insignificant” or “limited” material support of terrorists.

      34. You said nothing when the national debt doubled under Obama.

      35. You said nothing when 9 times the Supreme Court unanimously overturned Obama’s expansive use of Executive Power.

      36. You said nothing when Obama dismissed charges filed by Bush Administration against New Black Panther Party members who were videotaped intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling station during the 2008 election.

      37. You said nothing when Obama released Guantanamo detainees were released and went back to kill Americans.

      38. You said nothing when Obama unilaterally changed Congressional law by Executive Order.

      39. You said nothing when Obama fired an inspector general after investigating an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant received by a nonprofit run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson.

      40. You said nothing about the 36 Obama’s executive office staffers that owed $833,970 in back taxes

      41. You said nothing when Obama killed four Americans overseas in counter-terrorism operations without a judicial process.

      So if you are voicing your objections about three months of Trump, I’m sorry… we can’t hear you because you’ve stayed so silent for so long.

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      • deanbrh says:

        Geri670, do you mind if I post this on y Facebook page and/or send it to the White House and/or Comey?

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        • geri670 says:

          Hi Dean, absolutely! You can use it however you wish. I don’t do Facebook, so you can post it to yours, send it to someone, etc. There are a few typos in it, though. Can I clean it up and resend it to you?

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          • deanbrh says:

            I cleaned it up but Facebook wouldn’t let me post it. I’ll try again tomorrow,might be a different crew on.

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      • CDuran says:

        Geri670 Thank you for this reminder…. true journalistic potential.

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  11. B Woodward says:

    This info on Senator Grassley’s website is also interesting. It shows that Comey wanted to hire Christopher Steele, author of the fabricated dossier, and failed to give credible answers to the Senator..
    FBI Plan to Pay British Ex-Spy (hired by Democrat political operatives to trash Trump) for Trump Intel during Campaign Sparks Questions of Obama Admin’s Use of Federal Authorities for Political Gain (mischief)

    https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/fbi-plan-pay-ex-spy-trump-intel-during-campaign-sparks-questions-obama-admin%E2%80%99s

    The bottom part of the webpage is a letter from Senator Grassley requesting more information from Comey. In a later letter, the Senator states that Comey never provided all of the information requested. Indeed, some of the information Comey provided caused the Senator to state:

    Importantly, portions of Comey’s description of the FBI’s relationship with Steele appear to be in conflict with Justice Department documents… Whether those inconsistencies were honest mistakes or an attempt to downplay (coverup) the actual extent of the FBI’s relationship with Mr. Steele, it is essential that the FBI fully answer all of the questions from the March 6 letter and provide all the requested documents in order to resolve these and related issues.” Grassley also asked the FBI to explain whether it was aware that Fusion GPS was allegedly working as an unregistered agent for Russian interests at the same time it was working on the unsubstantiated dossier, and whether such information was included in documents describing or relying on materials in the dossier.

    https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-seeks-explanation-fbi%E2%80%99s-inconsistent-info-dossier-inquiry

    In May, Senator Grassley released a letter which cited a claim that AG Lynch made sure the FBI investigation “didn’t go too far” in its investigations of Hillary’s crimes. … “Moreover, in its haste to end a tough, politically charged investigation, the FBI failed to follow up on credible evidence of intent to hide federal records from Congress and the public. It is a federal crime to willfully and unlawfully conceal, remove, or destroy a federal record. Director Comey said that “[t]he FBI also discovered several thousand work-related emails” that Secretary Clinton did not turn over to the State Department. He said Secretary Clinton’s lawyers “cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery” of additional emails. The Justice Department also entered into immunity agreements limiting the scope of the FBI investigation. Some of those agreements prohibited the FBI from reviewing any emails on the laptops of Clinton aides that were created outside of Secretary Clinton’s tenure at State. But of course any emails relating to alienating records would not have been created until after she left office, during the Congressional and FBI reviews. And even though these records were subject to congressional subpoena and preservation letters, the Justice Department agreed to destroy the laptops. [A COVER-UP and possible violation of 18 USC Ch. 101 : RECORDS AND REPORTS.] So a cloud of doubt hangs over the FBI’s objectivity. The Director says that the people at the FBI don’t give a rip about politics. But, he installed as Deputy Director a man whose wife ran for elected office and accepted almost a million dollars from Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend and fundraiser for the Clintons and the Democrat Party. Andrew McCabe also reportedly met in person with Gov. McAuliffe about his wife’s political plans. But he did not recuse himself from the Clinton investigation, or the Russia matter, despite the obvious appearance of a conflict. The Inspector General is reviewing these issues, but once again, the people deserve answers, and the FBI is not providing them.

    https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-statement-hearing-%E2%80%9Coversight-federal-bureau-investigation%E2%80%9D

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  12. So what did we learn from Comey?
    1. Trump was NOT a subject of investigation.
    2. Trump told Comey to pursue the investigation.
    3. There was NO collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
    4. Flynn was not a target of the investigation (he was picked up by accident.
    5. Russia tried but did NOT hack the election. (it has still not been proven they hacked the DNC or Podesta)
    6. When Trump asked IF he could drop the investigation into Flynn, Comey did NOT feel threatened until he was fired.
    7. When Trump asked IF Comey could just let people know he was not under investigation. Contrary to Hillary, Comey could not oblige.
    8. When you were appointed by a predecessor and your new boss ask if you can be loyal to him, that is beyond the bounds
    9. When Comey’s wife says, “Honey could you?” He always complies because he doesn’t want to get divorced.
    10. Trump is a negotiator and will ALWAYS ask for more than he thinks he can get.
    11. If you ask Comey for 3 things and he won’t do any of them so that you fire him, then you have committed a crime.

    What did the media learn? Trump is a Russian Super Agent. What did the Dems learn? We should impeach him asap. What did the Republicans learn? If they wait long enough the Dems may do their work for them. So if a country run by a religion is a Theocracy What do you call a country run by the media? Mediocracy!!!

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