Comey’s Upcoming Senate Testimony Much Ado About Nothing

Comey’s Upcoming Senate Testimony Much Ado About Nothing

by Stephen Lendman

He’ll testify in open Senate hearing about investigations into nonexistent Russia US election hacking and alleged improper Trump team connections to Russia.

Months of investigations found nothing – so what is there for Comey to explain? Democrats, media scoundrels and Republicans want Trump weakened, delegitimized and ousted from office.

Comey is a prop toward this objective, wanting him used to advance Trump’s political demise, heading like a moving train in this direction.

His testimony is scheduled after the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr (R. NC), saying:

“The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media.”

Committee vice-chairman Mark Warner (R. VA) said Comey “deserves an opportunity to tell his story…(T)he American people deserve an opportunity to hear it.”

What has he got to tell? No evidence suggests Russia US election meddling, despite baseless claims otherwise.

Nothing indicates improper or wrongdoing Trump team connections with Russia. Allegations and accusations are part of a fabricated hoax to continue longstanding Russia bashing and replace Trump with easily-controlled Pence, a right-wing hardliner, a deep state puppet, a coup d’etat president-in-waiting.

Warner added he hopes Comey will clarify why he was sacked. Does it matter? Presidents have a right to choose administration officials, some subject to Senate confirmation like a new FBI director.

Firing Comey didn’t obstruct justice as the deplorable New York Times and other media scoundrels claimed. It didn’t impede or undermine continuing investigations going nowhere because nothing improper exists to be found.

On Friday, commenting on Comey’s firing, press secretary Sean Spicer said “(b)y grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia.”

“The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations.”

He referred to last week’s spurious NYT and WaPo reports, coincidental with Trump leaving on a 9-day foreign trip, sending him off on a sour note.

Putin has proof no secret classified information was shared by Trump with Sergey Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their Oval Office visit. Congress declined to see it. He blasted what’s going on in Washington as “political schizophrenia.”

It’s mostly a sinister coup d’etat plot to oust a sitting president – what goes on in banana republics, never in democratic ones – America very much the former, not the latter.

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  1. Now that Joe Lieberman has bowed out of the race for the role of FBI Director (citing a conflict of interest with one of Trump’s White House staff!), one of the things that should SERIOUSLY be considered!… and given that Trump is– himself!– in an O-B-V-I-O-U-S conflict of interest in HIS attempt to Appoint a new Director for the FBI!… is the invocation (BY IMPARTIAL STAKEHOLDERS WITH STANDING!) of a NEVER BEFORE SEEN OR HEARD OF Legal Injunction against Donald Trump, that would compel him to– how shall I say it?– RECUSE HIMSELF from effecting ANY FURTHER WHITE HOUSE EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS with respect to any Executive Position that would potentially have ANY ROLE in any Investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia, re the 2016 Federal Elections (AND WHICH SHOULD INCLUDE THE POSITION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI!)!… and thus, affording other U.S. Federal Congressional Members who are unaffected by the Investigations currently underway, to decide the necessary Executive Appointments that/ which are needed to complement the remaining White House Executive Positions to be filled! For me– at least!– this is THE ONLY TRULY LOGICAL SOLUTION to the “EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT CATCH-22” that Donald Trump is presently in!
    Please!… no emails!

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