Remember the last time James Comey was at the top of your news feed?
It was 11 days before the presidential elections. He made the stunning announcement that Clinton aid, Huma Abedin, who has the misfortune to be married to disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, sometimes shared the same home computer with her husband.
That was the story.
She’s a Muslim. He can’t stop tweeting inappropriate pictures of himself to underage girls. Hillary. Emails. Lots of emotion filled images.
No content. Just a string of images, and the opportunity to speculate and put together your own story.
Maybe Hillary was really behind a Muslim ring hoping to impose Sharia law on the US and force underage girls to look at pictures of half-naked, chubby, middle aged men? And that she would use an unsecured server to recruit converts? Via email? One could only guess.
It wasn’t a story. But it might have cost Hillary the election.
And all of that makes the marathon Comey testimony in front of the House Intelligent Committee even odder.
You see, at the same time that Comey thought it was necessary to disclose that a husband and wife share a home computer, he was investigating the Russian intervention in the US election.
But he chose the shared home computer story, over the Russian intervention story to disclose.
Now there is no grey area here. In his testimony on March 20, Comey stated:
I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russian’s efforts.
There were a lot of timeline questions during the testimony. And yeah. This was high on the CIA’s radar in July and August.
Comey also testified that the FBI understood that the intention off the Russian intervention was to assist the Trump campaign, and discredit the Clinton campaign. He went on to confirm that both the RNC and the DNC were hacked by the Russians, but only incriminating evidence from the DNC was released.
So he knew this. He knew all of this. But for some reason, he decided to make headlines talking about a shared home computer of a Clinton aid and her sexually dysfunctional husband? Eleven days before the election?
Comey is the only high ranking Obama appointee to survive the purge once Trump took office. I have long suspected that the “shared home computer story” was the price he paid to the Trump administration to keep his job.
But today he was pretty unambiguous.
Don’t know what to make of it.
What are your thoughts?
You know, I post ads for books on my posts. I try and pick books that are relevant to the topic. But I am at a loss.
So I am just going to post this old Noam Chomsky book.
Because we are all being played.
If you haven’t read it, you should.