Remember the Lawfare/Brookings article “What Does the US Government Know About Russia and the DNC Hack?”, imploring Comey to intervene in the 2016 election again? He read and “apparently” forwarded it to his accomplice Rybicki via his private email (possibly both utilizing private emails). From the NY Post James Comey discussed sensitive FBI business on his private email (Nov 2018):
On July 25, 2016, Comey apparently emailed Rybicki a link to a Lawfare article that asked what does the US government know about Russia and the DNC hack.“I suspect there will be more of these kinds of stories,” Comey wrote.
As “predicted” (more likely, coordinated with Comey’s Lawfare/Brookings accomplices; see below), within a few days, even more of these kinds of stories came up. Lawfare blog, in particular, published Is Trump a Russian Agent? A Legal Analysis on July 27, 2016. The article insinuated that Trump was a Russian agent by referring to other media enablers of Spygate – Franklin Foer, Anne Applebaum, Paul Krugman, Josh Marshall – calling these corrupt hacks “a remarkable lineup of intellectual firepower”. The FBI officially opened an investigation against the Trump campaign just four days later.
There is more to the email from Comey to Rybicki than simply the improper use of private email in the FBI business. The email might have been hinting to the DNC and/or Lawfare group on what kind of media support Comey needed for more aggressive actions against Trump. DOJ & FBI Spygate participants maintained close ties with Lawfare/Brookings. Sundance on Lawfare:
Not enough people understand the role of the Lawfare group in the corruption and political weaponization of the DOJ, FBI and larger intelligence community. What Media Matters is to corrupt left-wing media, the Lawfare group is to the corrupt DOJ and FBI. All of the headline names around the seditious conspiracy against Donald Trump assemble within the network of the Lawfare group.
FBI Director James Comey, FBI Legal Counsel James Baker, Comey memo recepient Daniel Richman, Deputy AG Sally Yates, Comey friend Benjamin Wittes, FBI lead agent Peter Strzok, FBI counsel Lisa Page, Mueller lead Andrew Weissmann and the Mueller team of lawyers, all of them -and more- are connected to the Lawfare group …
Indeed, James Baker, FBI General Counsel under Comey and the point man in the Alfa bank hoax, joined or wrote for Lawfare/Brookings after departure from the FBI. James Rybicki, FBI Chief of Staff under Comey, was the communication hub in the Hillary exoneration operation. It is logical to think that he was also the communication hub for the FBI-DNC part of Spygate. All that suggests that Comey was actively conspiring with the DNC-Lawfare-Brookings, rather than passively acting under their corrupt influence. Baker and Rybicki remained the closest Comey accomplices after Trump’s inauguration.
By the way, was James Comey one of undercover cadre? After he was a Communist sympathizer in 1970’s, he self-registered and pretended to be a Republican for “most of his life”. But after being booted from the FBI, he called to vote Democrat. A few months ago, he also outed himself as a radical by donating (together with his wife) $5,400 to Amy Klobuchar, a presidential candidate from Democratic party affiliate, the Democrat-Farmers-Labor party of Minnesota. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who called the 9/11 “some people did something” is her party comrade. Senator Amy Klobuchar is Comey’s friend from law school. Read more in Staunch Anti-Communist Donald Trump Vs. Communist Sympathizing Anti-Trump Putschists Brennan, Nellie Ohr, Steele, & Comey
The 10x increase in the deaths from synthetic opioids has happened entirely on his watch as the FBI director, from ~3,000 in 2013 to ~30,000 in 2017. It’s not a fault of pharmaceutical companies that developed and sold FDA approved prescription drugs. They are being shaken down by “greedy lawyers,” and the companies pass the shakedown costs to the patients.
Hot off the press: Justice Dept. Watchdog Has Evidence Comey Probed Trump, on the Sly
Comey was essentially “running a covert operation against” the president, starting with a private “defensive briefing” he gave Trump just weeks before his inauguration … Comey’s meeting with Trump took place one day after the FBI director met in the Oval Office with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to discuss how to brief Trump — a meeting attended by National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who would soon go to work for CNN.
Comey limited his briefing to the lurid rumor about prostitutes in a Moscow hotel, while omitting the fact that he had signed a wiretap warrant to eavesdrop on one of Trump’s campaign advisers based on other parts of the dossier. Comey also failed to tell the president-elect that Flynn was under investigation along with Carter Page. In other words, Comey left the president in the dark on the most substantive assertions of the dossier.
[In Feb 2017] Comey later huddled with his deputies … setting off discussions about opening an inquiry into whether Trump had tried to obstruct the Flynn case. His general counsel James Baker, Chief of Staff Jim Rybicki and Associate Deputy Director David Bowdich were also in the room, along with the heads of the FBI’s national security and counterintelligence units, according to congressional records.
Comey says that after Trump asked him to “lift the cloud” over his presidency, while still encouraging Comey to go after any “satellite” associates of his if they had done something wrong, the director reported the request to then-acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente.
This piece in RealClearInvestigations is worth reading in full.
Published on July 21, updated on July 22.