Since November 9, 2016, New York Times (NYT), CNN, likeminded ‘news’ sources, Democrats, RINOs (Republican in name only), celebrities, and other Trump resisters have raised hysteria to new heights. President Trump is not the cause of unrestrained hysteria, panic, or madness. It’s something much deeper.
Former FBI Director James Comey testified last week that a February news article in the NYT alleging contact between some close to Trump and Russian officials was essentially ‘fake news,’ saying, “In the main, it was not true.” He went on to say, “the people talking about it (classified information) often don’t really know what’s going on and those of us who actually know what’s going on are not talking about it.” In other words, Comey outed NYT for publishing fake news.
Before Comey’s testimony CNN boldly reported Comey would contradict President Trump’s statement that Comey had told him three times the president was not under investigation. Gloria Borger, CNN’s chief political analyst, ‘reported’ Comey “will say he never assured Donald Trump that he was not under investigation, that that would have been improper for him to do so.” Borger was joined in reporting this fake news by Jake Tapper, Eric Lichtblau, and Brian Rokus according to the original report. CNN printed a retraction after Comey’s initial statement came out two days later. Fake news.
Why do NYT, CNN, et al continually blast Americans with hyped up allegations from anonymous sources? They are all compulsively obsessed with running Trump out of office. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.”
More importantly, these ‘news’ sources have already dismissed Comey’s revelation that he leaked his own version of confidential conversations he had had with President Trump. That’s a crime. Every employee of the FBI signs the FBI Employment Agreement swearing the following: < https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fd-291.pdf/view >
(Article 3) “I will not reveal, by any means, any information or material from or related to FBI files or any other information acquired by virtue of my official employment to any unauthorized recipient without prior official written authorization by the FBI.”
(Article 4) “Prior to making any disclosure, I will seek a determination of whether the information may be disclosed. I agree to be bound by the guidelines governing prepublication review found in the FBI’s Prepublication Review Policy Guide (0792PG) as those procedures may from time to time be amended. I understand that, in this context, ‘publication’ includes disclosure of information to anyone by any means. I will submit for review the full text of any proposed disclosure addressed by the FBI’s Prepublication Review Policy or this employment agreement as required by the policy at least thirty (30) working days prior to the proposed publication.”
Article 7 of the agreement lists repercussions of breaking this agreement including, “revocation of my security clearance, subject me to criminal sanction….”
Comey clearly violated his agreement when he leaked those documents, and should be subjected to “criminal sanction.”
Considering the role Comey played in the 2016 election, who was colluding with whom? AG Lynch and Comey colluded to change the FBI “investigation” into Hillary’s emails into a “matter.” Comey’s performances had far more political interference than anything the Russians are accused of doing.
Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, Miss. He can be reached at PJandMe2@hotmail.com.