Gowdy Asks Comey To Pledge Investigation Of NYT, WP Leaks – Nope, But It’s “Serious”

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Congressman Trey Gowdy questioned FBI Director Comey in Monday’s hearings, attempting to elicit a pledge that the leaked information which appeared in the leftist establishment publications, the New York Times and Washington Post, would not go uninvestigated and theoretically unpunished.

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Comey hid behind his familiar cover of integrity, something that Gowdy later notes in a less overt manner, is easily turned off and on at other times, dependent upon the situation and who benefits. He asks Comey if he’s aware of any carve-outs for media types to be able to disseminate classified information without legal consequences. He says there’s no carve-out that he’s aware of but that to his knowledge nobody has been prosecuted in his lifetime. Gowdy mentions that the Logan act has also never been prosecuted but that doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of discussion from time to time.

Comey testifies that the only way a reporter would know about the existence of intercepted phone calls would be if they were declassified and revealed in an official setting such as a hearing or if they had been given to them by someone who wasn’t supposed to. The leaking of classified information, a felony.  

He attempts to elicit the number of people who would have the ability  to unmask the identity of an American caught in surveillance of a foreign national. While the number at the NSA with that ability is approximately 20, according to testimony, the number at the FBI is much larger. Comey declined to speak for the CIA. The number is clearly a large one and tracking down the violators committing the felonious acts will be difficult, by design and aided by executive order modification by the Obama regime.

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 Comey emphasizes the culture behind the “protection” or lack thereof is important, although clearly his “just trust us” system has failed somewhere along the line because the information regarding General Flynn was provided to the mainstream propagandists.

Gowdy notes that some of the words in the leaks have “a very unique use,” such as “transcript,” and “wiretap.” He also raises the issue that only a month and a half has passed since the instances he’s discussing occurred. This is an ongoing problem that has not been corrected.

Gowdy asks Comey if he can assure the American people that the leak offenses are going to be investigated. He claims not to be able to confirm that he would investigate that type of crime because he doesn’t want to confirm “it.” He does add that they take an unauthorized disclosure of FISA very seriously, because of the trust factor that is involved in his agency’s relationship with the courts.

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Okay, Jim, you’ll look into it when it impacts the reputation of the FBI, just as you expressed that as the reason you asked the DOJ to deny you were investigating the Trump wiretapping claims. It’s important when your agency doesn’t look good. Otherwise, you’re “integrity” prevents comment. Got it.

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9 Comments on Gowdy Asks Comey To Pledge Investigation Of NYT, WP Leaks – Nope, But It’s “Serious”

  1. Trey Gowdy is a master at cutting through the BS responses and selective “crawfishing” as was displayed by James Comey. You’d think that Comey would be irate about the felonious leaks of names and be eager to commit to a thorough investigation…but nooooooo.

  2. I have no confidence in Mr. Comey’s ability to head the FBI. The FBI has a zero tolerance to lies. Lie to the FBI and you WILL go to jail! Unless, of course, you are Hillary Clinton, that is. Concern is a needed ideal when working with the anonymity of Americans who have been wiretapped for whatever reason. To show your great concern of Americans who have been unmasked and then the information is illegally leaked to ANYONE, then mount an attack. Investigate this topic with extreme prejudice and find these individuals who are leaking this kind of information. Once found, prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Many Americans were counting the lies Clinton told to you. You failed your post and America on that one.

  3. Dr. Deplorable // March 21, 2017 at 10:22 am // Reply

    The Most Honorable Trey Gowdy just made the solid case why FBI Directer MUST BE FIRED by President TRUMP!

  4. Did you ever wonder why the Washington Post always seems to be the first to publish supposedly ‘secure’ information? Is it plausible that the CIA’s leaked information resides in the custody of Jeff Bezos? Here are some facts you may not have noticed:

    Clinton supporter Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post

    American entrepreneur Jeff Bezos is the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.

    Bezos made headlines worldwide on August 5, 2013, when he purchased The Washington Post and other publications affiliated with its parent company, The Washington Post Co., for $250 million. The deal marked the end of the four-generation reign over The Post Co. by the Graham family, which included Donald E. Graham, the company’s chairman and chief executive, and his niece, Post publisher Katharine Weymouth.

    http://www.biography.com/people/jeff-bezos-9542209#buying-the-washington-post

    Amazon provides web services to marketplace

    Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

    https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/?sc_channel=PS&sc_campaign=acquisition_US&sc_publisher=google&sc_medium=ec2_b&sc_content=server_e&sc_detail=amazon%20servers&sc_category=ec2&sc_segment=175055296541&sc_matchtype=e&sc_country=US&s_kwcid=AL!4422!3!175055296541!e!!g!!amazon%20servers&ef_id=V4OsfQAAAMr7W8Jk:20170303162446:s

    The CIA became a big customer of Amazon’s web services

    Amazon is diversifying — and, in 2013, the company signed a $600 million contract with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to provide “cloud computing” services.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/the-details-about-the-cias-deal-with-amazon/374632/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/norman-solomon/why-amazons-collaboration_b_4824854.html

    Bezos, founder of Amazon, provides humongous data handling and storage facilities for the CIA. His WaPo publication is repeatedly first to publish secret intelligence against Trump. Does this ring any alerts for anyone?

  5. shirley roberts // March 21, 2017 at 10:39 am // Reply

    Comey should be fired, he aided and abetted (and is still doing it) criminals. I as an American citizen have zero tolerance for his dodging and weaving on answers to questions he doesn’t want to answer.

  6. The swamp is dirty, dark and deep, but Trump has promises to keep…and miles to go before he sleeps. Call in the Corps of Engineers, investigators and prosecutors; lets drain the DC swamp…and evict all of the Obama vermin leakers of classified information.

  7. Edie Faylor // March 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm // Reply

    Comey must be fired and Bezos investigated for possibly being the leak.

  8. TONYA PARNELL // March 21, 2017 at 5:44 pm // Reply

    COMEY IS AS USEFUL AS TITS ON BOAR HOG

  9. I’m not fully understanding why President Trump and the republican congress are putting up with Comeys lie’s and attempt to cover up what he knows because they know that he is doing just that.
    They need to threaten him with many many years in prison for withholding information and standing in the way of justice because not even Comey is above the law. I’m sorry but I wouldn’t have let it go this long because it stands in the way of this country moving forward. They have enough evidence to put obame clinton and comey plus that morron that ment with Clinton’s wife bill on that private jet,…put them in jail have them be the ones that they make an example out of to show the ones who choose to be in our government in the future that this will not be tolerated and a good many years in prison is the only thing you will get. The treasonous things of obame though in his case of down out right trying to destroy this country from the inside out which is treason then he should be shot in front of a firing squad or hung by his neck until he is dead. End of storey. !

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