Jan
12
Gowdy to Comey: Don’t write any more ethics books


ROLLING STONE ARE SAYING “HOLY GOD, WHAT A CLOWN SHOW THIS WHOLE THING WAS.”>>TWO YEARS TOO LATE. THEY HAVE VILIFIED EVERYONE. THOSE OF US FOR TWO YEARS HAVE BEEN SAYING WE LIKE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. WE NEED A GOOD DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. WHAT THEY DID WAS WRONG. I DON’T KNOW WHAT REPORT COMEY READ. IT’S THE THIRD IG REPORT THAT’S ON HIS CONDUCT TO BE SUBSTANDARD. IF THAT’S A VICTORY LAP, IF HE WANTS TO TAKE A VICTORY LAP BECAUSE HE’S NOT INDICTED, MORE POWER TO HIM. DON’T WRITE ANYMORE BOOKS ON ETHICS. DON’T TELL ME WHAT THE ETHICAL STANDARD IS IF YOU THINK THIS REPORT VINDICATES YOU.>>Martha: I HAVE FOLLOWED THE STORY VERY CLOSELY, COVERED IT FOR YEARS. THERE WERE THINGS I LEARNED IN THE PAST COUPLE DAYS LOOKING AT THIS REPORT AND I KNOW THAT YOU WERE PRIVY TO A LOT OF IT BEFORE IT ALL CAME OUT. TO SORT OF PUT A FINE POINT ON SOME OF THIS, YOU HAVE CARTER PAGE WHO WAS IN THE NAVY, THEN WAS AN ASSET FOR THE CIA, FOR A FLORAL ASSET TO GIVE THEM INFORMATION OVER TIME. THEY HAD A RELATIONSHIP AND HE WAS TRAVELING AND DOING EVENTS AND GIVING INFORMATION. THE FBI SAYS TO THE CIA OR TO ALL AGENCIES, IS THIS INDIVIDUAL WE ARE LOOKING AT AN ASSET OF ANY OF YOURS AND THE CIA COMES BACK AND SAYS YEAH, HE’S ONE OF OURS. THEY CHANGE IT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO PUT A TAIL ON THIS GUY. THAT’S A TRAVESTY. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?>>WRONG PEOPLE DOING THE WRONG JOB. IT’S THE MOST DAMNING PART THAT CAME OUT OF HOROWITZ. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT IT FBI LAWYER, SOMEONE WE HAVE INCREDIBLE POWERS AND AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO WOULD CHANGE SOMEONE’S STATUS. KEEP IN MIND THE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION IS BECAUSE YOU THINK CARTER PAGE IS WORKING ON BEHALF OF RUSSIA. THE REALITY IS CARTER PAGE WAS WORKING ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND YOU CHANGE IT FROM HE IS A SOURCE TO HE’S NOT A SOURCE WHICH IS A MANIFESTLY UNFAIR THING TO DO TO CARTER PAGE. WHEN HOROWITZ SAYS THERE WAS NO BIAS IN THE INCEPTION, NO BIAS, THERE WAS A LOT OF BIAS FROM EVERY POINT THEREAFTER INCLUDING AN FBI LAWYER MANUFACTURING EVIDENCE TO GIVE A SURVEILLANCE WARRANT AGAINST AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. MARTHA, THAT IS NOT THE FBI. I WANT YOUR VIEWERS UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS NOT THE FBI THAT I WORKED WITH. IT’S NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF 99.9% OF THE BUREAU AGENTS I KNOW. THEY’VE GOT A PROBLEM AND IF YOU ARE CHANGING EMAILS, MANUFACTURING, ALTERING EVIDENCE WHICH IS A CRIME, BECAUSE YOU WANT TO GET AT SOMEBODY AND YOU WANT THEM TO BE — YOU DON’T WANT THEM TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, NOT ONLY DO NOT HAVE ANY BUSINESS BEING IN THE FBI BUT YOU SHOULD PROBABLY BE WEARING AN ORANGE JUMPSUIT.>>Martha: THE QUESTION IS WHY. WHY WOULD YOU CHANGE IT. IN THE BEST-CASE SCENARIO IF YOU THINK MAYBE HE’S A DOUBLE AGENT OR SOMETHING, AREN’T YOU GOING TO BRING SOMEBODY IN AT THE CIA. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS GUY. JOHN BRENNAN WAS RUNNING THE CIA. WHY DID HE REACH OUT AND PROTECT HIS GUY? CARTER PAGE, HOLD ON.>>HE HAS HAD AMPLE OPPORTUNITY. THESE INTERVIEWS HE GIVES ABOUT HOW TRUMP OUGHT TO BE IN THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY AND HOW TREASONOUS HE IS, IT WOULD BE NICE IF HE WOULD STICK UP AND SAY YOU ARE DOING SURVEILLANCE, INTERCEPTING PHONE CALLS OF SOMEONE WORKING FOR THE COUNTRY AS OPPOSED TO AGAINST THE COUNTRY, IT WOULD’VE BEEN NICE IF HE HAD SPOKEN UP. HE ALSO DENIED IN A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING THAT THE DOSSIER WAS USED IN ANY COURT PLEADING. THOSE OF THE MORAL AUTHORITIES THE LEFT ARE CITING.>>Martha: ANOTHER QUESTION I WOULD HAVE FOR JIM COMEY, CHRIS WALLACE IS GOING TO DO A GREAT INTERVIEW. HE WILL SPEAK WITH HIM THIS WEEKEND, THE WHOLE QUESTION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AS THE SUBJECT OF THEIR INVESTIGATION BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE SPOKEN A LOT ABOUT IS THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS NEVER GIVEN A HEADS UP, NOT GIVEN BRIEFING. THE FBI SAYS WE DID BUT IT WAS REALLY GENERAL. THEY WEREN’T TELLING HIM THAT THEY WERE ACTUALLY CONCERNED THAT THERE IS PEOPLE IN THE CAMPAIGN THAT MIGHT BE A PROBLEM. NOW THEY ARE SAYING THE REASON WE DIDN’T TELL CANDIDATE TRUMP WHEN WE BRIEFED HIM WAS BECAUSE ESSENTIALLY WE THOUGHT HE WAS THE SUBJECT OF THE INVESTIGATION. JAMES COMEY TOLD HIM THREE TIMES HE WAS NOT THE SUBJECT OF THE INVESTIGATION.>>ONLY WENT TO THE DOJ AND ASKED THAT VERY QUESTION, YOU GIVE A DEFENSIVE REEF INTO CANDIDATE CLINTON. DID YOU GIVE A DEFENSIVE BRIEFING TO CANDIDATE TRUMP? THE FSX DONATION WAS YES WE GAVE ONE TO CANDIDATE TRUMP BECAUSE THE TARGET OF THE INVESTIGATION, IN THIS CASE, MICHAEL FLYNN WAS SITTING RIGHT BESIDE HIM, WE COULDN’T GIVE HIM THE EXHAUSTIVE BRIEFING WE WANTED. THE FOLLOW-UP QUESTION IS THE NEXT DAY WHEN YOU CALLED THEM AND SAID HE WILL WANT TO MEET WITH YOU ALONE OR BETTER YET YOUR FORMER UNITED STATES ATTORNEY CHRIS CHRISTIE, WE WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO HIM, WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE? THEY NEVER WENT BACK.>>Martha: THEY CLEARLY DIDN’T WANT HIM TO KNOW.>>IT IS WORSE THAN THAT. THEY SENT NOT A DEBRIEFING