Sep
07
The Five: Is the worst still to come for Jim Comey?


>>THERE IS MORE FALLOUT FOR FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY AFTER THE REPORT FOUND OUT HE VIOLATED PROTOCOL LEAKING MEMOS OF HIS PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE PRESIDENT TOLD HIM ON TWITTER HE GOT LUCK BEHE AVOIDED PROSECUTION. IS THE WORST TO COME FOR DIRECTOR COMEY? REPUBLICANS THINK SO.>>I WON’T APOLOGIZE. JAMES COMEY OWES THE COUNTRY AN APOLOGY. WE KNOW HE DID IT BECAUSE HE WAS OUT TO GET THE PRESIDENT.>>JAMES COMEY HAD A PERSONNEL VENDETTA. HE BELIEVES HIS ROLE IN THE FBI WAS ONE HE WAS THE ULTIMATE JUDGE AND JURY ON ANYTHING HE DID OR DID NOT LIKE.>>ONLY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. CAN YOU HAVE 70 PLUS PAGES OF BAD NEWS AND EXPECT AN APOLOGY. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT WILL BE MORE DAMNING THAN THIS.>>I STILL HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH DIRECTOR COMEY. GREG, SHOULD HE BE PROSECUTED FOR LEAKING MEMOS AFTER BEING FIRED?>>THAT GOES BACK TO MY INITIAL POINT. YOU CAN’T TRUST TALL PEOPLE. SHORT PEOPLE ARE MORE TRUST WORTHY AND MORE DOWN-TO-EARTH. WE DON’T PULL THIS CRAP. THE REAL JACK ASSES ARE THE MEDIA THAT PAINTED HIM AS A CROSS. HE WAS THEIR TOOL. HE AND McCABE ARE GETTING A GAME SHOW ON CNN, CALLED LEAK, LOSE OR DRAW.>>HE IS GETTING A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE. HE SAID ALL OF THE THINGS ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON.>>IT’S AN INTERESTING ONE. HE HAS NO CONSTITUENCY HE HAS NO CONSTITUENIE HE HAS NO CONSTITUECOE HE HAS NO CONSTITUECONSTITUENCIS HE HAS NO CONSTITUECONSTITUENCI. HE ALIENATED A LOT OF PEOPLE. I READ A LENGTHY DEFENSE OF THE DECISION NOT TO PROSECUTE AND THESE WERE PERSONAL MEMOS. I HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING THAT. IF YOU TAKE NOTES ABOUT A CONVERSATION YOU HAVE WITH YOUR BOSS AND YOU SAY THAT THOSE ARE NOT GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS, I FIND THAT REALLY HARD TO BELIEVE. IT FELT TO ME IN THE DEFENSE I READ ABOUT JAMES COMEY, WELL, WE COULD SEE THAT. I HAVE A FEELING IF IT WENT THE OTHER WAY, THEY COULD HAVE WRITTEN IT IN THE SAME WAY. I THINK WASHINGTON IS GLAD TO BE FINISHED WITH THIS. REPUBLICANS THAT ARE SAYING IT WILL BE WORSE FOR COMEY. IT RAISES SUSPICIONS HOW INDEPENDENT IS THE PROBE? MAYBE THEY GET REGULAR UPDATES. THEY SHOULD NOT TALK ABOUT IT.>>I WANT HIM TO GET A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE. HE SAID ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON, EXTREMELY CARELESS IN HANDLING HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFO. WE WENT BACK TO HIS OFFICE AND EVERY TIME HE HAD AN INTERACTION WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP HE TYPED UP A MEMO. WHEN HE WAS FIRED HE SHOULD HAVE TURNED IT OVER. HE LEAKED ONE MEMO TO A REPORTER BECAUSE HE FELT THAT NOBODY WAS GOING FORWARD TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS.>>THE ONLY THING HE DIDN’T HAVE WAS [INAUDIBLE]. BUT HE HAD A SAFE. PEOPLE SAY LIBERTARIANS ARE AFRAID OF GOVERNMENT. JAMES COMEY SHOWS HOW PEOPLE WHO LOSE THEIR POWER, HOW THEY REACT. THE FACT HE DID ALL OF THIS LEAKING TO GET A SPECIAL COUNSEL IS THE MOST CONCERNING THING. HE TOLD US THIS ENTIRE TIME, BE CAREFUL THAT THE INSTITUTIONS WILL BE DESTROYED. HE DESTROYED THE FBI. THE IG SAID THE EXAMPLE THAT JAMES COMEY SET FOR THE OTHER HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF FBI AGENTS WAS A BAD EXAMPLE. A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT. EVERYBODY SHOULD BE CONCERNED.>>HE VIOLATED HIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. THAT’S CLEAR. THE 35,000 MEN AND WOMEN WHO REPRESENT THE FBI UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN THEY SIGNED THAT OATH TO TAKE THAT JOB, THEY SHOULD SUPPORT THE FBI. DO YOU THINK HE WAS ACTING AS A WHISTLE BLOWER?>>NO, I DON’T. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IN THE REPORT THEY SAID HE WAS NOT A WHISTLE BLOWER. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ONE. YOUR POINTS –>>WHAT ABOUT MINE?>>[LAUGHING].>>YOU KNOW WHAT I AM A TALL GIRL.>>WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOUR POINT, THE DEFENSE OF COMEY HAS NO BASIS IN THE ACTUAL REPORT ITSELF. IN TERMS OF HIS CALLING IT A PERSONAL RECORD, THE IG SAID IT WAS INCOMPATIBLE WITH PLAIN LANGUAGE WITH HIM LEAKING THE REPORT. HE SAID I DID IT BECAUSE I LOVE THE NATION. HE SAID YOUR WHOLE TEAM CALLED IT SHOCKING AND SURPRISING REGARDING THE 36,000 PEOPLE IN THE FBI, THE IG SAID IF THEY FOLLOW YOUR EXAMPLE THE FBI WOULD NOT UNABLE TO, TO PERFORM ITS ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. THEI G SAID THIS IS NOT ROOTED IN SANITY.>>HE SAID THERE WAS A LEGAL PATHWAY IF YOU WANT TO BE A WHISTLE BLOWER AND YOU IGNORED IT.