The Risk is “The Leaking”…

The risk represented by Robert Mueller is not connected to or about anything surrounding a Russian Conspiracy; the legal risk is within ‘the leaking‘ of classified intelligence information to undermine the administration, and the potentially illegal ‘unmasking‘.

If we avoid all the shiny things, ignore the shell game and reset our frame of reference to the only illegal activity currently known, the leaking; the fog lifts and the main thing visible is the illegal leaking of classified intelligence information.

Despite his earnest efforts, there is clear and mounting evidence that former FBI Director James Comey was the primary source of leaked information to the media.

THAT reality is the legal risk to former FBI Director James Comey.  That current risk explains everything James Comey has recently done, said and advanced.

If the evidence of James Comey being the source of multiple FBI leaks reaches the primary artery of investigative sunlight, who inside that investigative and prosecutorial decision making process becomes the risk?  Answer that question and you discover the angle Comey is playing to cut off their ability to hold him accountable.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Asst AG Rod Rosenstein et al are the people Comey needs to worry about, isolate and control.  It is not coincidental that Comey is setting up the future action of these participants to be politically motivated.

Anyone who is buying into the story of James Comey leaking the memos to his friend, Daniel Richman, to get a special prosecutor appointed is falling for the shell game constructed entirely by James Comey.  More than likely this is the explanation he has already given to Robert Mueller, hence his motive to state within his testimony.

It is important to remember that James Comey told congress he previously met with Robert Mueller to discuss his testimony prior to appearing before congress.

James Comey admitted to this specific “leaking”, because the ‘get a special counsel appointed‘ is the explanatory storyline James Comey wanted to present in public.   The alternate reason for leaking is much more damaging to him.

James Comey benefits two ways from his explanation. First, he justifies terrible behavior through a prism of his honor could find no other way (his status remains).  Secondly, he sets up special counsel Mueller as fruit of a poisoned tree leading to voices calling for Mueller’s removal. Win/Win.  Comey also benefits from calls by his political opposition to eliminate Robert Mueller who is investigating the leaking.

However, if you accept the full hindsight of now identified FBI leaking, the greater likelihood is that Comey didn’t leak the memo to get Mueller appointed, he leaked the memo (May 16th) as an afterthought to cover for the leak mentioned by President Trump (May 12th), of a private conversation, that appeared in the New York Times on May 11th.

Remember, James Comey’s counter-intelligence investigation could have asked for a special counsel at any time.   Asst. AG and Interim AG Sally Yates was part of that investigative leadership team.  If Comey wanted a special counsel, Comey could have asked DOJ to appoint a special counsel any time he wanted.

He didn’t.

Comey didn’t request appointment of a special counsel because the special counsel would only prove there’s nothing there.  However, fast forward to now and the real investigative risk is in being “a leaker”.

How quickly everyone forgets those admitted conversations by James Comey friend at Lawfare blog Benjamin Wittes:

“I did not know this particular fact, but it doesn’t surprise me at all. The principal source for the rest of this story is, well, me—specifically a long interview I gave to reporter Michael Schmidt on Friday about my conversations with FBI Director James Comey over the last few months, and particularly about one such conversation that took place on March 27 over lunch in Comey’s FBI office.” (link)

Benjamin Wittes admits that FBI Director James Comey specifically discussed with him the overall content of private communications with President Trump.

When you take the Wittes outline in conjuction with Comey’s admitted leaks to his other friend Daniel Richman, Comey is transparently in a position of being fingered as the source of multiple media leaks to NYT reporter Michael Schmidt.

That is the current risk for James Comey.  The discovery that Comey was the leaker is the risk now represented by Robert Mueller and is inherent in Comey’s need to control the framework of his leaking activity.

James Comey was part of the political apparatus that constructed the “muh, vast Russian conspiracy” narrative and carefully nurtured it for over 8 months – even keeping congress in the dark on the entire matter.  From James Comey perspective, the problem, the illegality, is now the leaking – NOT the original issue of the Russian election hacking narrative.

Remember, it was in FEBRUARY  when the FBI (McCabe) went to President Trump’s Chief of Staff privately and told Reince Priebus there was no truth to media reports, based on FBI leaks, of FBI evidence showing Trump campaign officials involved with Russian officials regarding the 2016 election.  It was all a complete nothingburger.

Details – On February 15th while discussing another issue FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe asked Reince for 5 minutes alone after the meeting.  At the one-on-one meeting McCabe told Priebus the New York Times Russia and Trump campaign story was a “bunch of BS”.

Priebus asked McCabe if McCabe would be able to say that publicly and get the media off his back about a ridiculously false narrative.  Asst. Director McCabe said he would check with his boss, FBI Director James Comey.  Later, McCabe called back and said he couldn’t issue a statement about it.


Reince Priebus was simply asking for the FBI to give truthful information about the false reports to the public.  The White House was asking Comey to deliver transparency.

Quote from the FBI to Priebus: “We’d love to help, but we can’t get into the position of making statements on every story”…

In hindsight, from current appearances, those February leaks (mentioned above) that drove the New York Times February report were actually leaks coming from James Comey.

Stop and think about it. McCabe was telling chief-of-staff Reince Priebus not to worry about a NYT report based on leaks coming (first, second or third-hand) from James Comey himself.  Priebus asks McCabe for help, James Comey then tells McCabe the FBI cannot publicly refute the story which is based on Comey’s leaking.

If everyone associated with this line of inquiry can stop themselves from following the shell game constructed by Comey, and avoid the distractions he is laying down (Lynch), they’ll eventually find a way to point this out.

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496 Responses to The Risk is “The Leaking”…

  1. Kent says:

    Find a way to nail to the wall those supporting Comey leaks….they are also committing crimes…

    Cut him away from enemedia support and he has no more game to play…he’s dead in the water.

    And, with any luck, the vacuum of his sinking ship will pull many down with him…..

    Liked by 11 people

    • Paul Revere says:

      What an incredible waste of my money. All of these politicians need to be bitch slapped to the curb, or better still, into adjoining jail cells.
      When will we have a country Mr Trump? One with consequences for violations of the rule of law equally applied to EVERYBODY?

      Liked by 11 people

      • paulraven1 says:

        Great question not asked enough.

        Liked by 2 people

      • goswell says:

        Democrats playing with taxpayer money has got to stop. I want to see an accounting of how much the witch hunt is costing us, especially as so many on Congressional committees are aware there is no basis to continue looking for collusion with Russian operatives. I want to see the cost and then make them pay it back somehow. Make them pay!

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      • hanna693 says:

        This Werner guy looks evil, no wonder he just picked democrat donor only attorneys. The republicans are to blame, because they NEVER push back against this total waste of time, except for Cotton yesterday. Then, he is mocked and ignored. Trump will be the greatest president, with no support from his own party. Everyone of these cowardly, boy girl republicans need to be named and never elected again! They are no better than the democrats.


    • Warrior1 says:

      So,will mueller actually prosecute the leakers?


  2. Michael says:

    Don’t recall where I heard it but something to the effect Trump is the toughest player they had ever met. From what he has accomplished so far I can believe it. Wonder what cards were found in comey’s office and when they will will be played?

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  3. Gil says:

    Can anyone explain the coincidental appearance of Jeh Johnson? Is this a cybersecurity testimony or something else? I dont trust any involvement by obama people anywhere.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Katherine McCoun says:

    Throwing out the Lynch story was a plan to distract conservatives with a tantalizing thought of catching Lynch in obstruction and corruption and maybe other “big fish” along with her on that side trail. I would love that but I don’t want to get distracted from Comey. Let the Lynch story be its own investigation. Completely separate. This situation should in no way be side tracked. The sooner we get an all clear the sooner we can move on and not have this investigation morph from one thing to another.

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  5. I’m not concerned that they’ll find anything illegal on Trump. My worry is they will invent something.

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    • Not to worry, they will. “MUH Russia” is a total fabrication, the pee-gate dossier was a total fabrication, and this goes all the way back to the primary when it was mostly the Republicans doing this.

      It is the entire uniparty we are fighting. Remember when Trump was for socialized medicine, he was anti 2nd amendment, he was dating his daughter and he rapes his wives?

      Oh yeah, we have been fighting this crapola from the get-go. You would think that these morons would get a new game–one that actually works–but they won’t.

      It’s all a big yawner to me. They lost, and they will keep on losing.

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  6. ALEX says:

    Something that seems to have slipped a bit is the January 6 meeting in Trump Tower. President Trump has stated he ran a sting on this meeting. This is where an experienced counter- Intel guy like Flynn would come in. There was a report Flynn was furious at first Intel briefing after election, because it was BS…

    I am almost certain that the one on one with Comey and the entire session was tapped by President Trump. He was a private citizen in his home and I’m sure Comey ‘better hope that wasn’t tapped’ ..

    That meeting on Dossier leaked immediately and off to races by Buzzfeed and CNN…James Clapper wrote a letter apologizing. It’s been open war since.

    Tapping that Trump Tower meeting might make Comey wake up in dead of night and come up with his concoction…Just seems to me it’s much bigger then his explanation given for the leak. Also President Trump had no problem taking his time on FBI replacement…Trump is in the drivers seat.

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    • rsanchez1990 says:

      He gave key details on that sting. Only his personal secretary knew about it, and somehow it still leaked to the press that it happened. That sets the purpose of the sting to confirm that the intelligence community itself is leaking. As to whether he taped those meetings on his private property, it’s not clear the sting also included that.

      It’s my opinion that Trump doesn’t have any tapes himself. The “tapes” are all made by James Comey for the purpose of leaking them to the media. Trump knows what he and Comey talked about. He knows that what they actually talked about would refute completely what Comey said they talked about. He knows that Comey was “taping” their private one-on-one conversations, and now we know because Comey’s memos were leaked. I think Trump’s warning to Comey was in reference to those memos or any other recordings Comey made of their private conversations, because their very existence would be extremely damaging to Comey (“Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly’!”) and would only help to prove Trump’s point that there were leakers in the FBI and they ALL need to be caught.

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    • woohoowee says:

      I think Comey wanting Trump45 to show his hand on the “tapes” is why Comey planted that story.

      Liked by 1 person

    • woohoowee says:

      Sorry, I meant the story Comey planted *after* Trump45 tweeted about the “tapes”.

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  7. golfmann says:

    Hey Comey…
    Trump knows….
    Sessions knows…

    Better flee to Russia 🙂

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  8. EV22 says:

    I’m sorry, but this is one explanation that I don’t buy. Rosenstein – this supposed paragon of virtue – knows perfectly well that NOBODY like Mueller with such a close and longstanding professional and personal relationship to Comey should ever have been appointed.

    This “investigation” should have been beyond squeaky clean from step one, and Rosenstein failed from the start.

    If Comey is able to later paint this as “fruit from a poisoned tree”, that’s an own goal on our DoJ.

    Rosenstein reads the news. He needs to make a public statement about why it is appropriate for Mueller to appoint people who donated so much money to Hillary’s campaign when they supposedly are investigating a Russian conspiracy to deny Hillary the presidency involving the Trump campaign.

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    • lfhbrave says:

      It shows their arrogance – “no conflict because I said so.”

      Liked by 1 person

    • nkmommy says:

      Then there is also the strange appointment of Christopher Wray to be the new FBI Director. Wray, Comey, and Mueller sound like they were the Three Musketeers at DOJ in the 90s.
      Why did PDJT appoint Wray?

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      • Frankly Ben says:

        Oh boy, my head is spinning, Wray is tight with Comey and Mueller? Do we know anything else about that? Does he have a Dem. history, especially Clinton connections?

        Sundance’s analysis clarifies so much, blowing away the fog that reveals the real paths hidden from view. So Comey threw the Lynch story out as a diversion for his leaker culpability? Makes sense. Rosenstein picked Mueller, knowing full well his Dem past.

        Our problems are centered on Rosenstein for Mueller never should have been chosen but too late now. I don’t understand Comey’s leaking strategy in the first place. What did he hope to accomplish, what was so important to justify putting himself at risk by leaking?

        And as far as Mueller is concerned, he’s sitting there listening to his good friend, Comey, bare his troubled soul, explaining that he leaked out of the deepest well of patriotism to ensure a special council would be appointed to save the Republic from Trump and his legion of Vulgarians.

        What is Mueller – stupid?!?

        Unless he’s totally onboard with Comey’s second grade, transparent ploy he immediately tells Comey he just made a terrible mistake coming to him with this obvious ruse.

        Isn’t Mueller bound to make this meeting part of the record? How can he have any kind of “informal” meeting with a principal player in his investigation?

        What the hell is going on here? We know the RINO/Uniparty won’t lift a little finger to correct any malfeasance due to their absolute opposition to Trump – and us.


    • bookman says:

      Obviously, the President doesn’t agree with you. Knowing what we know about Trump, you conclude that he has made some sort of colossal miscalculation in the most important issue concerning his presidency? I don’t think so.

      Liked by 1 person

      • EV22 says:

        Why obviously? POTUS may well agree with my sentiments but is biding his time.

        And I never said POTUS made a miscalculation. I never said anything about POTUS at all in my comment. So stop trying to put words in my mouth.


    • Warrior1 says:

      Rosenstein is a career bureaucrat that never should have been hired. He should be fired for incompetence.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Papoose says:

    Is this what draining the swamp looks like? I think so. All the players on either side of the dais are being exposed and going on record.


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  10. deqwik2 says:

    Sundance, I went back to listen to Comey’s testimony to the House on March 20th. I found something interesting about the House members Not being able to tell us about the false reports.

    Mr Turner said that Comey briefs them about all the false news in a Classified setting so they are not able to talk about it & he wants a way to get word out to American citizens. Comey tells him that they can’t do that.


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    • Kaco says:

      Oh, so Comey told the Gang of Eight they need to keep their mouths shut. However, many in that gang told false info to the media furthering the narrative Trump is under investigation.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Patsy says:

        Trump has known from March Comey was the leaker. He put his rabid dog of personal attorney to investigate. He has played Comey and REPS and DEMS like a fiddle. Brilliant to fire Comey while in LA. Sessions’ DOJ cleaned out Comey’s office, files and desk “cards.”

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      • deqwik2 says:

        It wasn’t just the Gang of 8. Comey briefed the House & Senate members who were on the committees in a Classified setting. Mr. Turner is on the Intel committee & the one bringing this up.

        The Dems kept pushing the Russia narrative but nobody leaked the info about Trump not being under investigation.

        Comey kept Congress quiet by making it a “Classified” briefing … just like he wouldn’t let McCabe tell the truth when Priebus asked him to.


  11. Jay says:

    Mueller is crooked. He & comey are experienced “cleaners” – cleaning up highly questionable crimes for bush, clintons & obama. Mueller needs the know we know he’s deep state crooked, he needs to feel the heat, shut this circus down!

    Has Richman turned up (alive)? Thought he had until june 9 to cough up memo(s) given to him from comey?

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  12. Rip Tide says:

    Thank you for investing in all of us! You are making us wiser, and more prepared to fight for our country!

    Go MAGA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    How long before someone who is really guilty of something gets prosecuted???

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  13. mariposa232 says:

    Maybe Comey and Lynch are the ones that have been handpicked to go down by the deep state , this is what I think Sundance may be trying to connect those dots , so Mueller is the clean up to protect the bigger fish, Hillary and Obama . Comey is squirming to get out of that corner . It will be interesting to see if he can save his hide as the negotiations in the deep state get more intense each day.

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    • woohoowee says:

      This is pretty much what I think is going on.


    • tappin52 says:

      If that is the case, then I expect that the injured and falling Comey is going to grab as many as he can to go down with him. His arrogance in his position is not something that will be transformed into honor and acceptance that he is the one to go down to save those above him.

      Liked by 1 person

    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      Trump has Comey. Comey seeing his jeopardy throws Lynch under the bus as a warning shot to Dems (probably uniparty) “Protect me or you all go down – I am the keeper of the keys” He had to show a meaningful scalp to show how serious he is while maintaining Trump admin innuendo to show he is still playing the game.


  14. If Burr, McConnell, Ryan and others in the Gang of Eight colluded to smear Trump with this Russia nonsense, perhaps Mueller is appointing Democrats to his team so they will go after those Republicans with zeal?

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  15. MOA says:

    Nothing will discredit Comey like Federal criminal charges.
    What is Sessions waiting for? He has a confession.

    If a Director of the FBI is allowed to leak classified FBI information to his “friend’ as a conduit to the media and get away with it, why bother with any confidentiality laws at all?
    Perhaps those laws are just for the little people in govt departments.

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    • mccall1981 says:

      I agree, Sessions needs to actually do something.

      Liked by 1 person

    • bigsy says:

      Sessions recused himself from issues involving the campaign, but at this point, he’s facing a barrage of disinfo trying to link everything to the campaign, in any way possible.

      The dems need the Russian controversy front and center because they are going to use the Russian hacker excuse to discredit any incriminating documents that are uncovered. The dems, therefore, need to keep the campaign and the Russians linked, although they are not.

      This is why the Cotton/Sessions interchange from yesterday is so important. Daylight is starting to appear between Trump and Russia, destroying the contrived connection.

      If you look at a purported Bannon tactic, namely keep as many administration figures in the line of fire as possible, via faked leaks to the press, so the opposition can’t focus on just one, e.g. Flynn, you can’t have Sessions being the focus of fire.

      If Sessions steps in in any menacing way he’s going to invoke a sh!tstorm of accusations re ignoring his recusal, etc. , which will deflect too much from the issues the the administration is trying to uncover. That would be counterproductive to Bannon’s plan.

      There has to be a methodical series of events now that clarify the real boundaries to Sessions recusal to the general public. Maybe that was part of why Sessions went to the hearing yesterday.

      Pulling this from a bunch of theories floating around out there.

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    • trapper says:

      Yeah. That confession was weird, wasn’t it? Totally volunteered by Comey. He made no attempt to hide the fact that he committed a crime by leaking an official internal FBI document that he created. Why do that?

      Here’s why: to draw an immunity offer. Comey wants to be John Dean. The center of attention. But won’t be the songbird. He’s a double. He’s part of the coverup. And what is being covered up? The CIA agents who were killed in Lebanon, Libya, and other places as a result of Hillary’s unsecured and hacked server, the hundreds of millions of dollars of bribes and skim that flowed through the Clinton Foundation, and the extent to which the First Black President was involved (or completely UNinvolved, which might be even more damning).


  16. rf121 says:

    I watched the hearing and I thought back to one of my favorite movies, Gladiator. Maximus says after carving up a few victims “Are you not entertained!”. I was and AG Sessions did great. Also, Kamila Harris (spelling maybe off but who cares) of CA reminds me of why I evacuated.

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    • Gil says:

      Shes in power because she used to be willie Brown’s girlfriend. Pay to play from back in the day and dirty elections. She is a moron.

      The first time she ever appears in a search of California news is March 22, 1994, when she was Assembly Speaker Willie Brown’s date at his 60th birthday party. She was 30 years-plus younger. But she didn’t just date Brown. She cashed in from knowing him:

      “Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, continuing his rush to hand out patronage jobs while he retains his powerful post, has given high-paying appointments to his former law associate and a former Alameda County prosecutor who is Brown’s frequent companion.

      “Brown, exercising his power even as his speakership seems near an end, named attorney Kamala Harris to the California Medical Assistance Commission, a job that pays $72,000 a year.

      “Harris, a former deputy district attorney in Alameda County, was described by several people at the Capitol as Brown’s girlfriend. In March, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen called her ‘the Speaker’s new steady.’ Harris declined to be interviewed Monday and Brown’s spokeswoman did not return phone calls.

      “Harris accepted the appointment last week after serving six months as Brown’s appointee to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, which pays $97,088 a year.”

      That’s from the Nov. 22, 1994, Los Angeles Times

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    • covfefe mariner says:

      I needed to evacuate after that nonsense.


    • StuckIntheMiddle says:

      Imagine working for Harris. No thanks


    • saywhat64 says:

      Kamila Gorilla…


  17. Kent says:

    The openness of Comey is hiding…..what?

    Don’t look where he/they want you to….

    Look behind their backs…..any divulgence is meant to mislead.


  18. scott467 says:

    A few thoughts on this article, just thinking out loud:

    Sundance: “Despite his earnest efforts, there is clear and mounting evidence that former FBI Director James Comey was the primary source of leaked information to the media.”


    Based on the evidence provided further below in your article, Comey has to be the chief target of the (presumed) current FBI investigation and a (presumed) DOJ grand jury. If you are aware of the timeline, and of Benjamin Wittes’ statements and Comey’s openly confessed leaks to Daniel Richman — and now everyone who reads the CTH is aware — the FBI and DOJ must be also.

    Either they are investigating this evidence and building a case, or they aren’t. Since there is no good (legitimate) reason not to follow that evidence, either they are doing that now, or they are incompetent, or they are corrupt.

    If there is another possibility, what would that be?


    Sundance: “THAT reality is the legal risk to former FBI Director James Comey. That current risk explains everything James Comey has recently done, said and advanced.”


    Except if that is true, then Comey is either insane and suffering from delusions of grandeur that are about to spectacularly collapse all around him — because you’ve already caught him, and you’re just an outside observer, so imagine the case the government, with their infinite resources, must already have built against him…

    Or Comey is playing an entirely different game with an escape hatch we don’t yet know about. If there is another possibility, what is it?


    Sundance: “If the evidence of James Comey being the source of multiple FBI leaks reaches the primary artery of investigative sunlight, who inside that investigative and prosecutorial decision making process becomes the risk?”


    That evidence HAS come to light, right here, thanks to you. Thousands of people read this website, including people actively involved in national politics. So if you are correct about Comey’s plan, it has failed, and any further efforts on his part to continue the exposed ruse is only digging his hole deeper.

    So it’s all over for Comey, unless Comey is playing some other game based on information not yet known, i.e., something which could reconcile all of his actions in some honorable (or at least lawful) way. I certainly cannot think of any rational justification for Comey’s lawlessness, short of claiming to have been abducted by space aliens and told that the world would be annihilated unless he set up Donald J. Trump.

    I have no doubt that every single Congressional Democrat (and quite a few Republicans) would jump at the opportunity to accept that explanation at face value, if there was any possible way to do so.

    There is not, and there’s not going to be.


    Sundance: “Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Asst AG Rod Rosenstein et al are the people Comey needs to worry about, isolate and control.”


    It would be nearly impossible to ‘control’ those three individuals even if he was still the director of the FBI. Now that he is no longer in a position of power or authority, it is beyond impossible for Comey to pull this off. You have already busted (outed) him. If no one at the FBI, the DOJ, the WH or anywhere else in government has figured out what you figured out, then we should fire all of them, put you in charge, and shrink the national budget by 99% today!


    Sundance: “When you take the Wittes outline in conjunction with Comey’s admitted leaks to his other friend Daniel Richman, Comey is transparently in a position of being fingered as the source of multiple media leaks to NYT reporter Michael Schmidt.
    That is the current risk for James Comey. The discovery that Comey was the leaker is the risk now represented by Robert Mueller and is inherent in Comey’s need to control the framework of his leaking activity.”


    I keep wondering, why are you speaking of this as if we (you and those reading along) are two private individuals hanging out with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future?

    The fact that you know this information means other people in positions of power must, of necessity, also know this information (or will by tomorrow). And it’s not just you and we who are reading along, it’s you, we and now the whole Internet, so it is no longer possible for the main Actors in this farce to pretend as if they haven’t figured this out, even if that was their plan.

    The jig is up, the information is already out there, that toothpaste can’t be put back in the tube and it’s ridiculous to even try.

    So in any world on the reality side of the looking glass, Comey is dog meat. Any further nefarious activity on his part is just adding years to his sentence at this point… unless he was abducted by space aliens and committed these crimes in order to save planet earth.


    Sundance: “Remember, it was in FEBRUARY when the FBI (McCabe) went to President Trump’s Chief of Staff privately and told Reince Priebus there was no truth to media reports, based on FBI leaks, of FBI evidence showing Trump campaign officials involved with Russian officials regarding the 2016 election. It was all a complete nothingburger.”


    Or McCabe was acting in collusion with Comey (how could McCabe not know what Comey was doing?), in an effort to get the WH to drop their guard momentarily, and in hopes that they would say something in private which the FBI / NSA / LMNOP was naturally surveilling and recording.

    If McCabe was/is NOT colluding with Comey, and McCabe has NOT figured out what Comey is up to, then McCabe should be reassigned to a research facility in Antarctica, as far away from any investigative or intelligence work as humanly possible.


    Sundance: “If everyone associated with this line of inquiry can stop themselves from following the shell game constructed by Comey, and avoid the distractions he is laying down (Lynch), they’ll eventually find a way to point this out.”


    They should walk and chew gum at the same time. Lynch should be nailed to the wall for her part in obstruction of an FBI investigation (telling Comey to call the Clinton an investigation a ‘matter’, which he then did) AND for her private meeting with one of the two the TARGETS of the aforementioned FBI investigation on the tarmac of an airport DURING a national election in which one of the two targets was a CANDIDATE, where clearly the Obama administration was using the power of government to undermine not only the Trump campaign and the rule of Law but to subvert the election process.

    It’s so over-the-top that what is already publicly known about Obama/Lynch/Clinton DWARFS the bogus ‘muh Russia’ hoax narrative, not just by orders of magnitude, but by infinity.

    Why are Comey, Lynch, Clapper, Brennan, Clinton and Obama and Obama’s entire cabinet and advisors (and at least several dozen others) not in orange jumpsuits rotting in Gitmo while awaiting trial RIGHT NOW?

    THAT is the question that should have been asked of Attorney General Sessions today.


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    • Jmbuck says:

      I still think that they(DOJ) are keeping him talking, guessing, sweating. They do have him. They are twisting the cork. He is the cork in the bottle and If they twist the cork hard enough it will all come out. Don’t they always go after the low hanging fruit to flip on the rest? I have no pity for him, it is actually fun to watch.

      Love our President and his team. We are in great hands. How truly lucky we are. With all they are up against I cannot help but think it is by Divine Provence. MAGA!

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      • scott467 says:

        Jmbuck: “I still think that they (DOJ) are keeping him talking, guessing, sweating. They do have him. They are twisting the cork. He is the cork in the bottle and If they twist the cork hard enough it will all come out.”


        I hope you are right.

        If this was any detective movie or police drama made since film was invented, you would be 100% right on target.

        That is exactly what they should be doing, and exactly what they would be doing, in a sane world.

        I just don’t have any confidence that we are actually living in that world anymore, and it has been so long since I’ve seen that world, I’m beginning to doubt that we ever actually did.


        Jmbuck: “Don’t they always go after the low hanging fruit to flip on the rest?”


        They do in the movies and on TV.

        They would if you or I had been involved, even remotely, with anything resembling the degree of criminality flaunted by the political-class.

        I have seen no evidence that there is any consequence for wrong-doing by high government officials. They will pick off a ‘Reality Winner’ type every now and then just to maintain the pretense of… something, but nobody from, for example, Lois Lerner’s level of government upward is ever held accountable, for anything.

        Obama could have been caught on videotape smoking crack with an underage male hooker, and not only would the UniParty Republicons not have dared to even think of impeachment, they would have defended him, and the Demonrats would have launched a prosecutorial investigation into the person who recorded the video and made it public.

        To say that I have less-than-zero confidence that our judicial system is functionally better than that of a banana republic, or that our government is any less corrupt, is an understatement.

        Because I never see anyone in high places held accountable for their crimes. I cannot even recall the last example, in living memory.

        So that means one of two things:

        A) our public officials are just that clean and honest, despite all evidence to the contrary


        B) our legal system is a farce, a two-tiered system of justice: one for the rich and powerful, and one for the rest of us.

        If you or I did anything even remotely similar (never mind the scale of different and impact) as Obama, Clinton, Holder, Lerner, Koskinen, Clapper, Brennan, Comey, Huma, Suzie Rice, Valerie Jarrett, et al, and all of their hundreds of minions have done (and CONTINUE to do, with impunity), we would disappear like Jimmy Hoffa.

        Just another statistic on the Clinton body-count. Another ‘suicide’, shot in the back of the head three times with a note in someone else’s handwriting stuffed in our shirt.

        If President Trump and Attorney General Sessions have any intention of restoring Law and Order, the best known and most damaging criminals must be held accountable, first and foremost.

        That means Clinton, Soros and Obama, for starters.

        If you don’t prosecute them, the most flagrantly guilty, then anything else they might do is just for show, and whatever it is, it won’t be worth seeing. It won’t matter, and it will count for nothing, if you convict Lenny and Squiggy while Lex Luthor, Goldfinger and the Wicked Witch of the West skate.

        And the only way you go after that Axis of Evil is if you reject ‘political correctness’ (turn off the TV and ignore the propaganda news media) and embrace the American People and the rule of Law.


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        • Howie says:

          Ain’t going to happen.


          • scott467 says:

            Howie wrote: “Ain’t going to happen.”


            Then we have neither a Republic nor a nation of laws.

            We’re just living in denial, fooling ourselves, settling for comfort rather than liberty, ‘the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom‘.

            And if that’s what we’re doing, then we ought to at least be honest about it.


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          • Jmbuck says:

            Howie, I totally disagree.

            President Trump would not have put his money, his sacred honor, and most importantly his and his family’s lives on the line like he has done to this halfway and then let the corruption continue or ramp back up just after he leaves office. He will finish them off, Period.

            He risked his life to save this country for his family and for all Americans. He will not fail. He has always known what he is facing and he has always been confident that he will win for us.

            I am not naive either. I believe the congressional Uniparty are just low hanging fruit. This is a global cabal with very powerful players and it has been in the works for over 30 years. He knows more than we do, note his very calculated (and successful) first foreign trip. They have stated that the USA is the only thing that stands in the way of their “new world order” and we must be brought down. It will be a long hard fight no doubt but we will win.

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            • Orygun says:

              When you consider his first foreign trip, I find it very interesting that he considers the Middle East less of a threat to our country than the globalists in Europe. The Middle East countries are nationalistic rather than the old western culture European countries having been completely dominated by the Globalist/NWO crowd.
              I am certain our President knows where the real threats are and the first trip was to reassure the Arabs there would be no more meddling in their countries.


    • StuckIntheMiddle says:

      “Why are Comey, Lynch, Clapper, Brennan, Clinton and Obama and Obama’s entire cabinet and advisors (and at least several dozen others) not in orange jumpsuits rotting in Gitmo while awaiting trial RIGHT NOW?”

      Comey is the common denominator here. He knows everything about everyone on this list and has the potential to become a very large and inconvenient Deep State liability should he arrive at a last resort scenario where he has to sing.

      Remember his private meeting with his friend Mueller and notice how Mueller is staffing up with democrats and mega donors? The housekeeping team has arrived. This is Comey’s best hope of survival and if they can’t save him by creating substantial diversions, then unfortunately my best advice to him is to get his personal affairs in order.

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      • scott467 says:

        Comey is a common denominator, and it would be great if that snake turned and started singing like the choir boy he pretends to be.

        But Comey’s assistance is not necessary.

        Comey is expendable, in every sense of the word. He could be helpful, but if not, it shouldn’t slow things down a bit. If the prosecution of higher-ups was actually dependent on Comey, he would already be dead.

        There is enough evidence to convict everybody involved in government-related criminal conduct without ever mentioning Comey, because the people involved have been arrogantly careless about their crimes to the point of flaunting it, daring anyone to stop them, in an era where EVERYTHING is recorded.

        And as we have learned, all that is needed to go digging through that infinite treasure-trove of raw data collected on everyone is ‘reasonable cause’ (or a lesser standard, i.e., no cause at all besides political will, if you are a Marxist fascist Democrat).

        Sedition, treason, conspiracy of both, financing both, inciting riots and accessory to the murder of 30+ police officers in 2016 alone, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. The list of crimes committed by these people is so long that TV stations would have to break into the reading of charges for a commercial break.


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        • StuckIntheMiddle says:

          Good take. Let’s hope that somebody actually bothers to go digging through the infinite treasure trove of raw data. It’s inexplicable (read outrageous) that bald-faced crimes are staring us in the face yet there’s this impenetrable glass wall preventing us from getting to them.

          I wonder who our Batman will turn out to be. My guesses have been way off so far.

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    • deanbrh says:

      Eric Holder was charged by Congress and relieved of his job and went on to further terrorize humanity. And now he is focusing on terrorizing California. He should be charged with murder of the border patrol person. But he is free as a bird. As is Comey. WHO will indict him? There’s probably not a single politician who has a clean enough slate to finger anyone for anything. Ya’ think?

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      • scott467 says:

        deanbrh: “WHO will indict him? There’s probably not a single politician who has a clean enough slate to finger anyone for anything.”


        Jefferson Beauregard Sessions had better prosecute him.

        And all of the others.

        Or he’s not the right man for the job.

        The statute of limitations has not expired on any of their crimes, and many of their crimes HAVE no statute of limitations expiration.


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      • StuckIntheMiddle says:

        Isn’t Holder a Judicial Watch crusade? They do such good work but seem to get stonewalled a fair bit


        • deanbrh says:

          That’s what I don’t understand at all; who can stonewall and how? Is it lack of funds or energy, or interest in traversing the long-slow-slog of obtaining justice. Maybe all of those, except, of course, if you or I chance to be the defendant.

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  19. jstanley01 says:

    Sessions’ recusal has hamstrung him to the point of worthlessness. So instead of an Attorney General, we’ve got a “Special Counsel” — whatever the heck that’s supposed to be — treading water and going nowhere.

    Time for Sessions to resign, and get somebody as AG who can start convening Grand Juries, returning indictments, and draining the swamp. Time’s a’ wasting.

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  20. Howie says:

    Virginia primary: Ed Gillespie ekes out win to face Ralph Northam in governor’s race


  21. Jim in TN says:

    Sundance your time line jogged my memory. The leaks about Priebus’ request to McCabe were half-truths designed to make it look like Priebus was interfering. And the time line says McCabe went straight to leaker Comey.

    Was this a trial balloon? Comey was trying to get a similar reaction from Trump.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Howie says:

    Lets get this party started…..
    House Republicans Push for Expedited, Consolidated 2018 Spending Bill
    Jay Tilton, a spokesman for Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Senate Appropriations Committee’s vice chairman, said his boss has been an advocate for restoring regular order to the spending process.

    “This is still his goal, and he looks forward to working with Chairman [Thad] Cochran[, R-Miss.,] to achieve this with the annual spending bills.”

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Craig from Scotland says:
    ‘Comey says Obama’s AG Loretta Lynch asked him to call Clinton email probe a matter instead of investigation’.

    So what did the then FBI Director Comey, supposed fearless champion of justice do with regard to ‘matter’ or ‘investigation’ ?

    By Michael S. Schmidt *****[Alarm, Alarm, Alarm]
    OCT. 1, 2015

    Comey stated, “I am confident we have the resources and the personnel assigned to the MATTER, as we do all our work, so that we are able to do it in a professional, prompt and independent way.”

    “On July 10, 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) initiated a FULL INVESTIGATION based upon a referral received from the US Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), submitted in accordance with Section 81 1(c) of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995 and dated July 6, 2015, regarding the potential unauthorized transmission and storage of classified information on the personal email server of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

    Comey is and always has been the political leaker.
    Liar liar

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  24. MOA says:

    This Republican majority Congress must really hate PTrump.
    Imagine letting any “inquiry” proceed with all its lawyers being big Hillary anti-Trump donor Dedmocrats. Led by an anti Trump donor.
    Congress can close this rigged travesty down whenever it likes.

    Yep, those Republicans really despise swamp drainer Trump.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Charlotte says:

    Trump’s Cheese In The Maze Strategy

    Read it. Bannon is brilliant

    Liked by 6 people

  26. PBR Street Gang says:

    I want to point out the fact that right after J Edgar Comey was fired the “leaks” dropped off to zero. Just sayin…


    • libertysc2016 says:

      We did get the leaked stories about Sessions after Comey’s recent classified testimony. Which, of course, offers support for your contention.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Piggy says:

    Has Comey ever been involved with the Brookings Institute? Wittes works for them and they have a facility in Qatar. The same Qatar that’s being outed for financing terrorism. There are dots here. Incentive and motive.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Kevin H says:

    Your article presents Mueller as a threat Comey is trying to neutralize. But what about Mueller hiring 3 Clinton Foundation attorneys? That would suggest Mueller is on team Comey.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Craig from Scotland says:

    Could be several fish to fry regarding these ‘matters’….
    14 September, 2015
    ‘Fresh arrests likely in FIFA corruption scandal, says US attorney general Loretta Lynch’

    Our message is clear: no individual is impervious to the law. No corrupt organisation is beyond its reach. And no criminal act can evade the concerted efforts of dedicated men and women fighting for justice.”


    ‘After he left the spy service, Steele supplied the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with information on corruption at FIFA, international soccer’s governing body.

    ‘Steele was initially hired September 2015 by Fusion GPS, a Washington, DC-based political research firm, to investigate Trump on behalf of unidentified Republicans who wanted to stop Trump’s bid for the GOP nomination. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that Steele was initially hired by Jeb Bush, one of Trump’s 16 opponents in the Republican primary.’

    17 September 2015
    ‘With more than a year until polling day, the second Republican debate in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California saw Mr Jeb Bush and Mr Trump trading blows several times.
    Donald Trump has come under attack from all sides in a fiery debate between the top Republican presidential candidates in the election.


  30. tappin52 says:

    It is interesting to me that there are quiet, but growing murmurs from the Democrats that they must “move on” from the era of Clinton. It is a fact that she was a disaster as their premier candidate, and she simply will not leave the stage.

    What better way to clear the decks of a troublesome player than to vanquish said player in a slam dunk, easily provable criminal “matter”? Maybe all of the hullaballoo about Mueller and company trying to save Clinton is really the Democrat machine trying to rid itself of the Clinton claws.


  31. Craig from Scotland says:


  32. Jeff says:

    As long as the CLOWN SHOW continues in ring after ring the DIPSHIDIOCRACY in the crowd won’t notice what is going on OUTSIDE the BIG TENT !!

    We TREEPERS understand the construct of the UNIPARTY in DC . Still far too many people still believe this is a republican vs democrat issue that can be solved with another election .

    The US against THEM is redefined as GLOBALISTS vs NATIONALISTS . The GLOBALISTS also control the not federal and no reserve FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM .

    While the DIPSHIDIOCRACY sits in the virtual CIRCUS TENT watching CLOWN ACTS the rest of the WORLD is staging to reject the not federal and no reserve fiat currency .

    China is forming its alliance to connect the continents with the last of its FIAT CURRENCY . Planning to spend $20 Trillion in FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES as THAT SYSTEM is preparing to collapse .

    Imagine having $20 Million in DIXIES ( the currency of DIXIELAND ) and spending them all to build a rail and road network just before the CIVIL WAR . On the other side of the war you own all that infrastructure and begin again with the new currency .

    THE GLOBALISTS have run out of nations to attack and are down to AMERICA as the last resort

    ” Today’s capital may disappear when currency disappears. When the production method changes along the line of 3D printing, the human world will step into a new social mode. At that time, China and the U.S. will stand at the same starting line of the Internet, big data, and cloud computing. The competition at that time will depend on who will be the first to step through this new door, not on who will press the other down. From this point of view, I say that the U.S. has chosen the wrong opponent.

    America’s real opponent is itself and this change. America has shown a surprising slowness in realizing this point. That is because America has too much invested in keeping its hegemonic position. It does not want to share power with other countries, nor does it want to step together with others into the new social door behind which there are still many things unknown to us.”

    Lucky for US president Trump is well aware that the enemy of the WORLD is the GODLESS GLOBAL LUCIFERIAN ELITES that run the FED SYSTEM .


  33. Lburg says:

    This drama has been unfolding since before the inauguration. Remember, back on Jan. 5th, PDT tweeted about a Top Secret report leaked to NBC before he had been briefed on it.

    Then on January 6th, PDT meets with Comey for the first time.

    Two or three days later somewhere around January 8th-10th, Katica discovers the ‘quiet’ document release of “Dump #5” which, at the time, didn’t even appear in the FBI document vault.

    Friday January 27th PDT has dinner with Comey and perhaps as significantly, Sally Yates is called back to the White House for more discussion with McGahn re: Flynn.

    A week or so later, February 4th, there is another FBI late night document release (#6 – once again Katica) which is characterized as more of a leak than a document dump. Side note – annotated as #6 of 6. However, a month later #7 is released.

    February 14th, NYT headline “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence”

    March 3 – Batch #7 of the FBI notes is released and contains notes from Sid Blumenthal interview.

    Perhaps all the most recent camera-wrangling/wailing is all about helping us to forget what we already know and to take the bright spotlight of truth off some of the more egregious crimes that have been committed.

    I can hear Hillary screeching in the background – “Make Something Up. I want the email ‘matter’ disappeared. And while you’re at it, find all that tarmac footage and disappear it, too. Be gone minion and do not fail.”

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  34. joshua says:

    Hannity and his crew are apeshit over the Lynch story from Comey and are promoting this angle totally. He looks scared and confused on air, and his whole demeanor has changed, making him look like a little boy parroting the same talking points over and over…and he has Jay and Carol totally immersed and public in this deal…he is becoming incoherent and irrelevant…he and Tucker are about all we have left on Fox….and he is losing his way.


    • libertysc2016 says:

      I watched Hannity last night and did not notice them going “apeshit” over the Lynch angle. I think Hannity was pretty good about pointing out the various concerns and, if anything, he focused on the Mueller angle and the testimony by Sessions.


      • Kaco says:

        Yes, but Sara Carter repeating Lynch’s “steel eyed” look at Comey is over the top. Nobody goes to jail over a look. Comey is already on his way to being known to be a liar, his schtick is all about implications and innuendo, used the same tactic in saying why he had to take notes on meeting with PT.


  35. Sundance, I understand your points and agree, but why do we need to keep Mueller on to investigate the leaks? Isn’t that something the DoJ and FBI can handle..that is, once Trump gets his nominee for FBI Director approved?


  36. Sundance, I understand your points and agree, but why do we need to keep Mueller on to investigate the leaks? Isn’t that something the DoJ and FBI can handle..that is, once Trump gets his nominee for FBI Director approved?

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  37. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    The more I think about it, Comey is walking a tight rope.
    Trump has Comey. Comey seeing his jeopardy throws Lynch under the bus as a warning shot to Dems (probably uniparty) “Protect me or you all go down – I am the keeper of the keys” He had to show a meaningful scalp (Lynch) to show how serious he is while maintaining Trump admin innuendo drumbeat to show he is still playing the game….
    (I hear a Leon Russell song playing in my head…)


  38. TwoLaine says:

    The LIST of OTHER SUSPECTS who may have had reason to “collude with the Russians to WIN the 2016 election”. How many have been ruled out, BESIDES PRESIDENT TRUMP?


  39. Rick says:

    Just like the Clinton email scandal, no one will be prosecuted over this.
    As much as we wish it to happen, the DC crowd will not push this, fearing that they may want to do the same in the future, or have done worse in the past.


  40. Sean Supsky says:

    Remember Job, he had the patience to await God’s vindication of his faith, and his friends were punished for not having the faith and confidence as Job did. Not once did Job turn away from God. He questioned yes, but would not besmirch.

    I see the same scenario here with the investigations.


    Who appointed President Trump to his position?

    If you said, we the voters did, then you might be a bit wrong.

    Remember what Jesus Christ said to Pilate when Pilate said he had the power over him.

    Jesus replied, ‘You would have no power, except it were given to you from above.

    Now does anyone seriously think that God’s plans will derailed?

    Have faith, it works miracles.

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  41. Ray76 says:

    Very perceptive. Excellent analysis, Sundance.


  42. spren says:

    But if Mueller’s focus will be on the source of the leaks, why is he staffing up with so many people associated with the Clintons, including one who was an attorney for the Clinton Foundation with a specific charge to block FOIA requests?

    I wish Sundance had elaborated on that contradiction.


  43. Aintree77 says:

    I am perplexed why Last Refuge is concentrating most of its concerns on Comey when the biggest threat to POTUS and the swamp clearing is Mueller. He has the power and the resources to do reall shadow man leaker Comey. All the leaks and innuendo will go nowhere without evidence. The Wa Po story about Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction and his business dealings is likely true.


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