In the wake of the firing of Andrew McCabe on Friday, many key figures from the Obama administration were having meltdowns. Both former CIA Director John Brennan and former UN Ambassador Samantha Power threatened President Donald Trump, suggesting that they could have people take him down. Former FBI Director James Comey also took a shot at Trump, saying people would know soon who the “honorable one” was. This morning, Trump fired back with the facts indicating that Comey lied under oath.
From Washington Examiner:
Trump, who last night celebrated McCabe’s ouster as a “great day for democracy,” had just tweeted about how the “fake news” media was “beside itself” when “McCabe was caught, called out and fired.”
“How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!” Trump said.
Comey tweeted shortly thereafter, getting in both a shot and a book plug all in one tweet, “Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.”
But today, Trump fired back and he had the facts to back up his case, with the help of none other than Andrew McCabe.
Trump said it looked like Comey had lied under oath when testifying before Congress.
“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked “have you ever been an anonymous source…or known someone else to be an anonymous source…?” He said strongly “never, no.” He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.”
And as the Daily Caller notes, it does appear that Comey didn’t tell the truth if McCabe was being an anonymous source for the media.
Director Comey, have you ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation? COMEY: Never. GRASSLEY: Question two, relatively related, have you ever authorized someone else at the FBI to be an anonymous source in news reports about the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation? COMEY: No.
Former deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was recently fired, told the story a little differently in a statement Saturday.
The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter. It was the type of exchange with the media that the Deputy Director oversees several times per week.
Of course, even without McCabe’s remarks, it’s clear that Comey was not telling the truth because he was, in fact, an anonymous source to the New York Times through his law professor friend.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]