Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump’s White House adviser, when asked by NBC Monday morning about former FBI Director James Comey and his Congressional testimony Thursday, had two major points in her reply:
“I would point out two things. Most of Washington, of course many of the Democrats, detested this man until Donald Trump fired him, which Jim Comey said in his own goodbye letter was the right of the president to do.”
“Secondly, Jim Comey, the last time he testified under oath, the FBI had to scurry and correct his testimony almost immediately because what he said was false. He was off by hundreds of thousands in terms of the emails between Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, and there were only two classified in there, apparently, and he was off by many, many in terms of the classification.”
“But the fact is, if he testifies, we’ll all be watching, but I think people should also look at the Rod Rosenstein memo again to see what the problem was in the department with FBI Director Jim Comey,” she continued. “Rosenstein clearly points out that the integrity and the morale were down, and he clearly points out that Comey had tried to usurp the power of the attorney general, Loretta Lynch, and that he did ‘textbook’ what you’re not supposed to do by holding a press availability and announcing why they decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton.”
Four more things Americans should know about Comey’s past:
- In the late 1990s, Department of Justice assistant US attorney Comey was the official who investigated and cleared Bill Clinton of any wrong-doing in corrupt pardon of criminal financier.
- Comey immediately left the DOJ to take a job as head counsel for Lockheed Martin Company. The gigantic military contractor soon became a multi-million dollar contributor to the Clinton Foundation. In return, Lockheed received enormous paying contracts with Hillary Clinton’s state department.
- In 2012, Comey left Lockheed and received a $6 million dollar payout for his services.
- President Obama appointed Comey as Director of FBI as Clinton was department the State Department after the Inspector General discovered over $2 billion was missing during her tenure. Reports have surfaced that about this time, he was appointed for her protection “because she had been using a private-server, mis-handling classified information, selling access to favors and contracts from the State Department to Clinton Foundation Donors.”