After the House Intelligence Committee released a redacted report last month that contained evidence the FBI had coerced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn into a guilty plea, now-disgraced former agency Director James Comey acted surprised. But newly released evidence makes it clear his surprise was just an Oscar-worthy farce.
“Did you tell lawmakers that FBI agents didn’t believe former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was lying intentionally to investigators?” Fox News host Brett Baier asked Comey during an interview that aired April 26.
Baier cited a then-unsubstantiated report that Comey had outright admitted to lawmakers during a private hearing in March of 2017 that he his agents had not thought Flynn was lying.
“I saw that in the media … maybe someone misunderstood something I said. I didn’t believe that. I didn’t say that,” Comey replied. “Once a liar, always a liar.”
The evidence lies in a partially unredacted version of the House Intelligence Committee’s report that was released this week.
“Director Comey testified to the Committee that ‘the agents…discerned no physical indications of deception. They didn’t see any change in posture, in tone, in inflection, in eye contact. They saw nothing that indicated to them that he knew he was lying to them,'” the report reads.
This means Comey shamelessly lied during his appearance on Fox News.
One big question remains, though: Why was this portion of the report redacted, especially given its paramount importance to ongoing events?
Because of the Department of Justice, which political commentator Sean Davis reported on Twitter had requested that certain parts be redacted for “national security” reasons.
“The most recent unclassified version of the House Intel Committee’s report exposes how DOJ and FBI improperly use redactions to protect people like James Comey from public scrutiny,” he noted in a tweet posted Friday.
He was right.
During an appearance Thursday night on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes specifically blasted the FBI and the Department of Justice for their “excessive and sloppy redactions.”
“The excessive and sloppy redactions applied to the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia report deny the American people the opportunity to know and understand the report’s full findings and conclusions,” he said.
So to recap, now only did disgraced former FBI Director James Comey lie to the American people, but the FBI and the Department of Justice seemingly went out of their way to try and keep the attention-seeking huckster’s deception hidden from the public.
Wow! Yet so many among the left act with incredulity when President Donald Trump rightly blasts these clearly corrupt agencies and departments.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that something is tremendously wrong with the Department of Justice, starting perhaps with Attorney General Jeff Sessions …