Sara Carter does not suffer hypocrisy easily, especially the sanctimonious kind practiced by James Comey. Comey really is a sad excuse for a political hack these days.
First, he refused to prosecute Hillary Clinton in a gift for the ages, and then he fixed his guilt by basically handing the election to Trump when he re-opened the investigation into Hillary.
But it gets worse – he did this because he thought Hillary would win – the arrogance knows no bounds and the question is did he not prosecute Hillary because he thought she would win too? What was he afraid of?
Who knows what showboat James Comey but what Sara Carter just discovered is humiliating to Jim and what is left of his shattered legacy. Sara wrote: At least seven messages on former FBI Director James Comey’s private Gmail account were so sensitive that the Department of Justice declined to release them.
The New York Post exclusively obtained 156 of 1,200 pages of messages in which the former FBI director and his chief of staff James Rybicki discussed government business. DOJ refused to hand over seven of the messages because they “disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions.”
Another 363 pages were withheld because they contained privileged FBI communications or out of personal privacy concerns.
The messages–which span from 2013 to 2017, with many highly redacted–were obtained by the Post after conservative watchdog, Cause of Action Institute, filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking Comey’s work-related emails from his private account.
The emails–according to the Post–show that the former FBI director used his personal email throughout the Clinton email investigation.
“Using private email to conduct official government business endangers transparency and accountability, and that is why we sued the Department of Justice,” Cause of Action Institute’s CEO John Vecchione told the Post.
He continued, “We’re deeply concerned that the FBI withheld numerous emails citing FOIA’s law enforcement exemption. This runs counter to Comey’s statements that his use of email was incidental and never involved any sensitive matters.”
From The New York Post:
Two days after complaining that his “mobile is not sending emails,” Comey asked an aide that the testimony he was to deliver to the Senate be sent on his private account — calling it an “embarrassing” situation.
“He [aide] will need to send to personal email I suppose,” Comey wrote. “Embarrassing for us.”
The emails obtained by The Post span from 2013 to 2017, and many are heavily redacted.
In the messages, Comey discusses speeches and public statements with his aides and other routine business. There are also emails about pressing concerns like a threat of a mass shooting at a Chicago school in May 2016, changes on his protective detail and helping two American teachers with their visa processes in December 2013.
The emails show that Comey used personal email throughout his investigation into Clinton and even talked about it.
He emailed Sept. 30, 2015, to his then-Chief of Staff James Rybicki, a Fox News article link about Russian hackers trying to access Clinton’s server.
DOJ couldn't turn over some of the messages because they "disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions.” https://t.co/00azVHrlpt
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) November 10, 2018