Mark Meadows: “James Comey’s Problems Are Just Now Starting”…

Representative Mark Meadows discusses the contradictions between James Comey’s testimony to congress and the statements attributed to him by Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

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88 Responses to Mark Meadows: “James Comey’s Problems Are Just Now Starting”…

  1. chojun says:

    For the first time I feel like Meadows might be playing games here. Was this a criminal referral? Is Comey being referred for “inconsistencies” or for lying?

    Why is Meadows referring to the IG instead of Barr?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      Any encouragement from any direction that will permit the DoJ to indict what is arguably criminal deeds is, IMO, a good thing. The threshold for indictment remains a bridge too far. The DoJ is batting .000% in regard IG referrals or Devin Nunes referrals for criminal prosecution.


    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Lawyers always play games.

      Haven’t you ever heard of Rudolf the Red Nosed Lawyer?


      • Sobriquet4 says:

        No, but I have they get a kit for sewing ass covers along with their degrees


      • NC Mom says:

        Too bad the facts don’t back up your assertion! Mark Meadows is a developer/business man NOT a lawyer. I know Mark and he has consistently taken the high ground through this entire “coup”. I also know he and his wife are in constant prayer for wisdom and has requested prayer from his supporters.

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        • Linda K. says:

          I would agree that Meadowa hopes for justice from our AG Barr. We all do.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Alfred Barnes says:

            Don’t forget Durham. The IG can refer, Barr has appointed Durham, and Barr also has de-classification authority. They have all the tools they need at their disposal, right now, and I’m sure they’re taking care to waste or botch the opportunity. You only get one chance at this.


    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      I think I can take a crack at this….

      Horowitz had a VERY specific directive:
      “Report of Investigation of Former FBI Director James Comey’s Disclosure of Sensitive Investigative Information and Handling of Certain Memoranda”
      He was NOT investigating
      “The truthfulness of everything Comey has testified to Congress about”

      Everything that Horowitz did in that specific investigation must be examined through that perspective.

      Meadows is coming at this from a much bigger picture…..not bound by a limited scope.

      In the hearing yesterday Meadows was notifying Horowitz essentially
      “Hey some of the things Comey told you in YOUR specific investigation leak investigation actually CONTRADICT what he’s told Congress in the context of other matters.”

      I suspect he said he was going to send this comparison info to Horowitz since Horowitz was
      1)SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM (A “target” of opportunity)
      2)Horowitz’s FISA report isn’t truly DONE until it’s DONE. (So possibly something to consider amending in his final conclusion)

      I imagine he will also send this info to Barr as well
      as you don’t make CRIMINAL REFERRALS to an IG but directly to the AG
      Just like Nunes did.

      Don’t think there’s anything fishy going on with Meadows.

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  2. cboldt says:

    Solomon Wisenberg was on one of the FoxNews programs this morning, and opined that getting Comey on any sort of perjury of false statements charge is unlikely. He gave as a reason that such charges are difficult to prove, period, not that Comey had any particular advantage other than being a slick talker.
    He noted that telling diametrically opposed versions is a per se violation in some venues (court), but that Comey’s various accounts are unlikely to be diametrically opposed.
    I think the reason for using IG rather than go to DOJ direct is that IG is more likely to issue a report that can be made public. This is done when you know DOJ is going to decline.

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    • Clara says:

      Solomon Wisenberg has been defending the deep state and downplaying the level of criminality involved here from Day One. Ignore him. He is a hack.

      Liked by 9 people

      • Pedro Morales says:

        He is right far more often than the Tick Tock club or the GITMO nonsense I gave to wade through every damn day. How many times are morons gonna post about hangings and treason? For all things under the sun–THAT AINT HAPPENING!!!! Cripes! You aren’t locking up lawyers who know how to play word salad games. They word parse for a living and a DC jury will NOT convict on that type of nonsense. You get them on illegal NSA searches. illegal FISA warrants, abuse of power, misrepresntations to the FISC, hiding exculpatory evidence. And even that aint easy. You need to break them financially and get people to talk and take plea deal. You need document, texts, and key witnesses who can spell it out.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        Laura Ingraham has SW on her program a lot, never liked him, don’t like the way he answers questions and he has that look that says BS.

        Liked by 1 person

    • mike says:

      Seemed to be pretty easy for Cohen and Manafort.


    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      My 3 cents:

      On it’s own…..
      Comey’s inconsistent statements to Congress
      Comey’s statements to Horowitz in his leak investigation

      is a side dish.
      This is a perfect example why peeling out the Comey Leak investigation from the FISA Abuse investigation may have been strategic.

      Comey’s lies and Comey’s leaks (while admittedly serious) can be easily used to DILUTE and DISTRACT from the more DEADLY one.
      Saul’s convoluted man-splaining and hair splitting demonstrates how this can be done to divert focus and confuse.

      Better to keep the FISA Abuse one pristine.
      And once successful with that….

      Add back in the lies and leaks…..for those prove the INTENT and pattern of behavior for WHY the abuse happened.

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    • Linda K. says:

      Maybe AG Barr can threaten Comey’s children, like Flynn’s son was threatened, and Comey will take a plea, guilty of perjury, like Flynn. Isn’t that how it is done, Jim?

      Liked by 2 people

    • mark says:

      I saw that interview with Wiesenberg and the 1st thing that came to my mind was that they had no trouble prosecuting General Flynn on conflicting statements! Sauls either got a short memory, isn’t paying attention or is a shill for fake news.


  3. Brant says:

    With the latest leaker stuff, we are most frustrated with nothing happening on our side. But all of this is on Trumps time table. It will happen when he is ready. Really that’s all we have, we can huff and puff, but it’s up to him.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Brant says:

      Brownface Trudeau is a few weeks before the election. I know there is the nothing inside a year of election unwritten rule, but when have Dims played by the rules? Expect from them and Trump will counter. Should be impressive few weeks before the election. He also has to know who his opponent will be too. So expect nothing big before spring 2020.

      Liked by 2 people

    • All Too Much says:

      Maybe we should think of it as a multi-course dinner.
      You can’t eat it all at once, and tastier if served and enjoyed over time..

      Liked by 1 person

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  5. Zorro says:

    Comey is first and foremost a lawyer and a highly paid one. It’s not going to be easy to pin him down.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Right to reply says:

      So, leaking to the press is not criminal?


      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Depends on what you leak.

        Now……… leaking ON the press I believe IS universally criminal

        except in San Francisco

        Where……as I understand it…. if you’re homeless and/or a heroin addict
        you can poop on them too.
        Even bite em!

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    • Linus in W.PA. says:

      As I’ve commented several times before, these treasonous bastagees planned their moves well ahead of time. They knew what they were doing was illegal and thus concurrently developed their legal defenses.

      But, there were enough of them that were idiots (eg. Strzok) who didn’t do as good a job with their legal defenses…and got careless…..because they believed their own hype…that the Trumpet could never prevail.

      I hope we have found many in that category. And I don’t think they’re sleeping well. I think some of the ‘leniency’ we’ve seen on people who seem obviously guilty could be because they’ve somehow fingered or dimed out other treasonous bastagees.

      That’s my hope anyways!!!!

      Now, didn’t we hear that Smelly Clinton told some of her campaign staffers something like that “…we’ll all hang if we don’t win the election…”? Smelly may not have believed her own hype that she would win….


  6. I don’t trust Meadows; I can’t get a good “read” on him. I keep getting an image of Paul Ryan sitting on Meadow’s shoulder whispering into his ear.


  7. Beau Geste says:

    Comey intentionally lied to President Trump (and admitted he withheld necessary information from Congress because of “sensitivity”) is a violation of the same 18 USC 1101 statute applied as bludgeon against General Flynn, Martha Stewart, George Papadopolous, Scooter Libby, snd countless others. There is no statutory exception for lying to the President of the United States. It is all on the written record.

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  8. To my reading, the US Constitution is very simple:

    (§1.3.7) “Judgment in Cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.”

    Clearly, from this we see two things: (1) that the to-be-impeached party is already in trouble with the Law, and (2) that the Congress is not a Court. We know from the records of their (secret) deliberations that the Founders specifically intended to steer their bouncing baby Country well away from the English rabbit-hole of “maladministration,” which was being tested in the Mother Country even as they wrote.

    And yet, here we have a President … unlike Nixon and Clinton … who is not in fear of “Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment” from anyone at all! The very-highest officials who are responsible for such “prosecutorial decisions” have already spoken, and they took especial pains to point out that their judgment was not influenced by “exactly who the plaintiff is.”

    The Constitution clearly implies – as the Founders certainly intended – that “impeachment is a response.” But, in the case of this President, there is nothing to be responded to. He is innocent, in the eyes of the Law, and will never be tried for anything. And the Constitutionally-established limitations of the powers of Congress specifically state that they are quite powerless to bring criminal charges against him.

    No matter what “unscrupulous lawyers who have made far(!) too much money at our expense” might say to the contrary.

    Liked by 3 people

    • cboldt says:

      So what? Congress is immune to the constitution. So are the other branches.
      Does born a dual citizen satisfy the natural born citizen clause? Not even debated in public.
      There is enough “impeachment is a political tool” noise out there that Congress is close to viewing it as “vote of confidence.” Impeach him for policy positions, like on immigration, and label it high crimes.
      The institutiuons are a dangerous joke. Dishonest to the core.

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  9. Gazzer says:

    Are you the same Mike Robinson that was married BHO?

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    The stench coming out of Schiff’s accusation is almost as palpable as it is overwhelming. Trump struck precisely the correct tone: too clumsy and stupid to pass muster.

    And it’s a pushpin on the map…we are RIGHT OVER TARGET.


    Liked by 7 people

    • Raquel says:

      LTR, I agree. Whenever you poke a sore spot, they squawk or accuse in return; and you know then that you have hit the target square on!


  11. DesertRain says:

    Ex FBI SSA Josh Campbell’s book is out.

    CNN has published an excerpt which is Campbell’s Recollection of the Jan 6, 2017 meeting with Pres Elect Trump at Trump Towers.

    Campbell claims 2 US Senators had direct communication with Comey about the Steele Dossier in 2016 – Burr and McCain. Per Campbell, his book is the first reporting on Senator Burr.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. clodfobble says:

    When I see Comey perp walked out of his house at midnight surrounded by SWAT,,, THEN I’ll believe he has some trouble. Otherwise, blah, blah, blah.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Well that’s how corrupt investigators NOT doing an actual investigation do it.

      You’ve watched too much MTv
      (Mueller Television)….
      but you’re lucky
      it was cancelled after only 2 seasons.


    • donna kovacevic says:

      Those are the exact words my husband tells me daily when he sees me reading, listening to all this. “All talk all BS” he says.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Moe Grimm says:

    The only thing I’m interested in at this point, this very late point. is indictments against 18 U.S.C. § 3583. The walk on eggs time under very low handing fruit (evidence) has come and gone. Over a year ago at that for at least the first set of them. We seem to be gaining more on statutory limitations than on indictments. This ludicrous intransigence is like watching molasses move up hill. And today, there may be another False Flag distraction being raised. And you can be assured Acosta & Co. will be totally engaged on behalf of Schiff, Burr (you betcha’), Warner LLP… and like ilk.

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  14. John says:

    This would be related to Nune’s conspiracy referral. Comey doesn’t have allies on either side, so my odds on him being the sole culprit have gone way up. No CNN job, the Dems think he screwed HRC, conspiracy referral and despite his testimony to generally just getting briefed he was centrally involved with FISA and Flynn and Prez. Not standing up for Page, Strzok or McCabe in subsequent interviews. You can see the political deal and Comey is left without a chair.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Comey doesn’t have allies on either side,

      You nailed it John.

      Comey is a “friend” of opportunity only, to be dumped at first uselessness.

      LITERALLY NO ONE likes Comey
      except his mirror.

      And even it prefers the light’s being turned off.


    • dawg says:

      I tend to think that McCabe is the odd man out, and is the one to go after first. And considering he is Comey’s rival, I think the strategy would be to press McCabe to flip on Comey. Thats just my take on the situ, I could be wrong.


  15. Raptors2020 says:

    Comey was the driving force behind the Coup. His pursuit of our President had to have been, in part, from personal hatred. Congressman Meadows seems to suspect both these things.

    Diana West alleges Comey is a communist. Did Comey recognize, long ago, that Trump is an existential threat to the Left?

    Comey’s FBI had 3 named spies inside the Trump White House, maybe more. What were they after – what have you got? Strzok and Page discussed getting a spy into Pence’s office. Comey laughed and bragged, on TV, how easy it was to sneak Strzok into Trump’s White House in order to frame General Flynn.

    After he was fired, Comey removed his memos to leak to the media, and Comey lobbied for a Special Counsel. His desire to get Trump only increased.

    Joe DiGenova long ago alleged the real purpose of the Steele Dossier/FISA warrant/Russian collusion investigation, during the 2016 presidential campaign, was not to turn the outcome of the election: Hillary was going to win in a landslide. They were setting the table for a huge show trial of Trump and his people as Russian spies. Hillary wanted her payback for Lock Her Up/Crooked Hillary. Notice every journalist in Washington knew about the rumors, including Never-Trumper Bill Kristoll. Steele briefed the NYT, the Washington Post and many others, but nobody outright reported it, until Buzzfeed, in January 2017. They were all preparing to do their part in getting Trump, but only after Hillary’s election.

    After Trump’s shocking victory, they pivoted, and tried to launch the same avalanche of allegations against Trump, with the MSM still performing their appointed role. With Comey’s firing, perhaps inadvertently, Trump collapsed the active phase of the Coup. The aggressive 25th Amendment/Forced Resignation phase ended, and the fighting retreat of the Special Counsel, to the redoubt of Impeachment began.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      They were setting the table for a huge show trial of Trump and his people as Russian spies. Hillary wanted her payback for Lock Her Up/Crooked Hillary.

      Interesting….never heard that theory before.
      I always considered it the final Oct Surprise that got off the launch pad…

      but died in Anthony Wiener’s Fruit of the Looms

      But I could see how a show trial could be a warning to any other
      to never attempt entrance to the Swamp again.


      • Raptors2020 says:

        I heard DiGenova express this theory shortly after election day 2016. I think it was on Hannity’s radio show. I’m surprised it disappeared from circulation.

        It surely makes more sense than the theory that they planning for Trump’s Impeachment. When Trump was going to lose in a landslide? Uh no..

        It also explains why they were so relaxed about PapaD: George was fingered in July 2016, but not interviewed until January, 2017. That’s when they had intended to launch the fake Trump Inquisition, anyway.

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    • Republicanvet91 says:

      I gotta disagree with Comey being the push behind this. It doesn’t explain him having the power to corrupt several at the DOJ including Bruce Ohr and the lovely Nellie.
      It doesn’t explain how he managed to get Clapper and Brennan on board.
      It doesn’t explain how he managed to get Winer and others at State on board.

      ALL were involved in this coup at some point. Coordination of something like that is outside of little Jimmy’s purview.

      That’s not to say Comey wasn’t a willing participant. Comey did whatever he thought would benefit Comey.


      • Raptors2020 says:

        I meant Coup with more precision than you, although Soft Coup would be better. A Coup D’Etat usually includes violence; whether they were discussing violence (particularly assassination) might be the reason for suppressing the Comey Memos and the remaining Strzok/Page text messages.

        Since a Coup D’Etat involves a seizing of power, it could only have commenced on Election Day, 2016, at the earliest. After Inauguration Day, 2017, Clapper and Brennan were reduced to spouting calumny and inanities on left-wing cable TV.

        The Steele Dossier was paid for by the Hillary Campaign. Lovely Nellie Ohr helped write it. Other than her talent on the ham radio, I don’t see what she had to offer to the Coup plotters. Her husband, the lucky Bruce, was a petty bureaucrat who functioned as a messenger boy.

        Better to ask what communication lanky Jim had with leading Republicans; certainly John McCain was an eager beaver to remove Trump from office. Again, the mention of GOP leaders in the Comey Memos might be an urgent motivation for Barr to suppress them.


    • Linda K. says:

      I think Obama left listening devices in the Green Room.(I’ve never been there, so I;m not sure).? Don’t leave that out.


      • raptors2020 says:

        Trump had the Green Room “remodeled” (February, 2017) and said they found “gold” behind the walls. The head of the Secret Service, Joe Clancy, was shortly after, uh, set free. They swarmed Trump; Washington versus Trump, the Resistance. The trouble was they had no plan, unless Trump supplied them an excuse to Impeach, or lost his nerve and resigned.


  16. JRD says:

    That’s some racket the DC swamp’s got going on.

    1.) A swamp IG has to recommend prosecution
    2.) A swamp DOJ has to decide to prosecute
    3.) If all else fails a swamp jury will not convict.

    This crime was not committed on POTUS but on the American PEOPLE.

    As long as government criminal prosecutions are conducted in the DC swamp Americans will forever live in tyranny. The American people can vote for whomever they choose but the swamp can always them.

    The only solution is no more prosecutions of those who work in the government in the swamp. Automatic change of venue. It’s common sense !

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  17. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    Oh great, another chapter in the investigation, something like a reinvestigation into the investigation.

    Why do I get the feeling this will drag out until 2020 is decided? If by slim chance the dems win the presidency, Horowitz will find, while Comey acted outside departmental guidelines, he did nothing wrong.

    If Trump wins, Horowitz will find Comey “lacked candor” and it’s up to DOJ to slap his wrists.

    Either way, Horowitz is guaranteed job stability for as long as he wishes.


    • ann says:

      I agree, the IG is stuck in a legalistic format that prevents investigations that clearly address intent and larger context. For a synergistic dynamic process, inspectors would need broader , stronger powers, i.e. extra & intradepartmental, and into the legislative & judicial branches, esp with their Swamper Staff

      Resist’s Ridiculous Muh Russia Plot produced an unanticipated positive : Americans are getting a close look at the enmeshed corrupt network that permeates the Beltway.

      If we had an honest legitimate Justice Dept.
      None of this would have happened. The former AG, AAG’s would have said No!

      Now attention is riveted on our urgent need to have prompt, ongoing compliance with public transparency. Americans across the political spectrum can find unity in this. ,

      Re Horowitz%:
      He fought against the DoJ’s practice of hiding their records from oversight and the IG.

      Horowitz also advocates for expansion of inspector general authority, as in ability to summon former employees for interrogations under oath. , .


  18. Shyster says:

    Referrals to Horowitz are a joke. No subpoena power for witnesses no longer employed with the government, Baker, McCabe, Strock, Page, Yates, Carlin, etc., and no ability to impanel a grand jury and indict. This 2 step process, OIG investigates first for about a year and a half and then sends report to an alleged DOJ prosecutor, is doubling the amount of time everything is taking and is running out the clock to take action and that’s even assuming Trump gets re-elected. These referrals need to be to the DOJ only and then we will truly get to see what Barr is made of. Apart from saving POTUS bacon on the crazy lawfare obstruction theories parroted in the Mueller/Weismann Report, I’m not impressed. That said, please, please, please Barr, its time to start impressing!


  19. mtk says:

    The issues revolving around Rep. Meadows inquiry in the above video clip about the inconsistences between “What Director Comey testified to Oversight and provided to OIG?”
    Are all easily identified as the part of the Yates’ CYA memo to self and the subsequent feared and inferred ‘outrage trap’ That there was a valid predicate.

    It all relates to the rationalizations and direct linear logic surrounding, “Why Director Comey came to Capital Hill and told Oversight one thing, and then later told the OIG another.”

    He(Director Comey) was carring forward the central premises of the CYA memo, a measured understanding that the IC and FBI/DoJ where openly and formally questioning at the highest levels of the Executive Branch of the Federal Govt, “Whether or not, the President- elect was a Russian Asset and/or compromised!”

    It is about high time to call this baby born ugly…

    That is the only grounds and basis to understand the inconsistencies Rep. Meadows is identifying and is going to submit to IG Horowitz.

    However, the small group and fellow travelers still within the government (FBI/DOJ and Capital Hill’s ‘resist we much’ camp and their media water carriers, CAN’T ALLOW that to happen. To do so means looking at the underlying basis they built the house of cards on, “The VERIFIED bought and paid for opposition research by the DNC/HRC.”

    If there are any other explainations at this stage that explains the inconsistencies, “They are very likely not to be any less a ‘big ugly’ to the inquiry of the predicate that launched this investigation.

    In a nut shell, “Mr. Comey needs to own the reasons for the inconsistencies.” Doing so, in my opinion opens the door the on the CTA(cover their asses) of the ‘by the book’ memo to self that effectly allowed many to hide behind and into the dark recesses of the protecting arms of the Mueller Investigation.
    An investigation, that had assembled an A-Team with one goal, “Take the ground work of the so called ‘small group’ and nail the President with OBSTRUCTION.


  20. ozymandiasssss says:

    Gohmert knows what’s going down. It’s the same story that’s been going down for decades.


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