Disgraced and ousted former FBI boss and Clinton director James Comey apparently had a little chat with his close friend special counsel and also former FBI director Robert Mueller. That conversation took place just mere hours before Comey was fired by President Donald Trump according to recent testimony received Bureau officials.
According to that testimony from Bureau insiders with direct knowledge of the correspondences, the first conversation between BFFs Mueller and Comey took place while Comey was traveling home from Los Angeles on a chartered Gulfstream Aerospace commissioned by the Justice Department.
President Trump had previously made the point in June 2017 that he found Mueller and Comey’s BFF status to be “bothersome.” Appearing on Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt in a Fox and Friends interview in 2017 shortly after Mueller was appointed to his position of Special Counsel into the investigation of supposed Russian collusion, President Trump made note that he was bothered by Mueller’s close relationship with Comey.
When asked of Mueller should recuse himself, President Trump stated – “Well he’s very, very good friends with Comey which is very bothersome… We’re going to have to see.”
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As Radio Host Mark Levin also pointed out previously – “John Legato is a former deep-cover FBI special agent – and he writes that Comey and Mueller -their families have vacationed together, have had picnics together, hours spent at the office together had a few cocktails after work. So Mueller can’t possibly be impartial here. Not when he’s very close friends with a key witness.”
The point is no one with even a modicum of sense or even half of the facts has ever thought that Mueller was independent. Those that did, were deluded, deceived, or both. That we are now finding that Mueller colluded with Comey is simply the icing on the cake.
President Trump himself stated at the beginning of this investigation – “There’s been no collusion, no obstruction and virtually everybody agrees to that… So we’ll have to see. I can say that the people that’ve been hired [by Mueller] were all Hillary Clinton supporters.”
And he has been right. Just after Mueller and Comey have their super double top secret conversation of conspiracy and intrigue, Comey is fired and incredibly, one week later, Mueller was appointed Special Counsel to take over Comey’s FBI Russia Trump investigation.
Yet neither Comey nor Mueller has felt it necessary to publicly disclose their correspondence with one another despite the clear conflict of interest represented by the timeline of events the eight days Comey was fired and Mueller was hired to run the Trump Russia investigation as Special Counsel, as well as the relationships between the Clintons, Comey, Mueller, and other big players in Washington.
Comey traveled on the FBI charter flight with a security detail, including five male FBI agents, as well as a civilian flight crew. The flight was chartered by a private corporation and no one additional was present, nor was the twin-engine jet property of the Justice Department. Comey was fired on May 9, 2017, while he was visiting the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
Just one week later on May 16, 2017, the first stories of the secret memos of James Comey about President began to surface in the New York Times. These stories claimed the memos could “prove” President Trump attempted to “order” Comey to “rig” the Michael Flynn investigation. Yet those very same claims were debunked and proven false after Comey’s memos were made public earlier this month.
Still, just mere hours after the New York Times article broke, Mueller was appointed as U.S. Special Counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 17, 2017. At that time, Rosenstein said the special counsel was needed to ensure the “American people to have full confidence in the outcome” of the Russia investigation. Yet it was clear from the beginning that Mueller was anything but objective as stated previously.
Rosenstein wrote of the necessity of Mueller as special counsel – “The public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”
Yet there was no mention whatsoever that said “independent” investigator may have spent hours working with Comey and his legal associates to ensure his appointment to the position. Integrity and ethics seem to be foreign concepts despite the fact that as men that began their professions in the law they would be quired Likewise, Rosenstein did not notify Attorney General Jeff Sessions or the White House about his decision to appoint Mueller until after he was hired, sources said. Rosenstein is overseeing the Russia investigation because Sessions recused himself.
Comey has never disclosed this publicly or in Congressional testimony, however, or during his scorched-earth anti-Trump book tour during media interviews. That’s because he was never asked to detail his interaction with Mueller in the days and hours after his firing. Comey testified on June 8, 2017, in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee about being sacked as FBI director and his role in the Trump Russia probe; yet not one lawmaker asked him if he had any contact with Mueller before he was appointed Special Counsel.
In retrospect, that certainly seems odd, especially since it was public knowledge Comey worked with Mueller after he was appointed Special Counsel to work out what he was allowed to say during Congressional inquiries. That move — Mueller coaching Comey on testimony — was quite unorthodox too, sources and critics have complained.
Was it Mueller who suggested — during the week after his firing — that Comey leak his memos to the New York Times with the purpose of getting himself appointed as Special Counsel to ‘investigate’ his old friend?
The entire intelligence apparatus of the United States recognize Comey and Mueller are close friends and associates who have worked together since the early 1990s but Comey likely disagrees.