The Comey Memo

May 16, 2017

A message from Mike Huckabee:  This is a guest blog post from Matt Wilson.  Matt is a brilliant attorney who once worked for me. He has powerful questions the NY Times ought to ask. Please read.

The New York Times is reporting tonight that President Trump asked former Director Comey to stop the Flynn investigation.

In effect, the Times, based solely upon the word of James Comey, is insinuating, if not directly stating, that the President obstructed justice.

I have serious questions about James Comey's credibility in this regard.

18 USC § 4 reads: "Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

This is called misprision of a felony.

Concealing knowledge of a felony and failure to report is, itself, a felony.


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First, if the former FBI director was taking notes of meetings where the President had allegedly told him to drop a criminal investigation (i.e., to obstruct justice), then why did Comey wait until now to reveal this? In fact, by keeping his notes private until now, he was concealing them. Right? (That is the first element of misprision -- concealment.)

Second, if Comey did not reveal this information "as soon as possible ... to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States," then that means only one of two things ---

(A) Comey did not think the President had committed any crime, or

(B) Comey was committing a crime, himself, (i.e. misprision of a felony) in order to have something to hold over the President.

On the other hand, if he did, in fact, reveal this to a judge, or to the Attorney General, or to any other person in authority, then by revealing this information to the press, Comey may be impeding an active investigation.

So if these memos actually do exist, this does not look good for Comey. Which makes me wonder if they do, in fact, exist.

If I were Comey, I would certainly lawyer up and plead the 5th if he is called to testify before Congress.

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  • Betty

    06/11/2017 01:21 PM

    I thought it strange that the leaks were never stopped or even
    investigated by FBI. The belief Comey has that if he deems materials
    need to be leaked to the public no matter what status they have is
    his to decide alone regardless of the law, then his subordinates would
    naturally decide and feel free do to the same. He alone is responsible
    for the leaks of any kind by his lack of action and his attitude toward
    those leaks.

  • Erica

    06/04/2017 08:18 PM

    Do not trust comey

  • Rick Guilbaeu

    05/21/2017 09:41 AM

    Let me answer a key question presented by the article:

    “If the former FBI director was taking notes of meetings where the President had allegedly told him to drop a criminal investigation (i.e., to obstruct justice), then why did Comey wait until now to reveal this?”

    Comey didn’t reveal that Trump attempted to get him to drop investigation into the possible collusion between the Trump campaign team and the Russian for one and only one reason; he was protecting the integrity of the investigation. If it became publicly known early on that the President of the United States was attempting to stop an investigation the agents working the case might conclude that the President had something to hide and/or might be intimidated by the possibility of retribution. For an investigation to be fair and through, neither element should have been introduced into the balance.

    Comey made some mistakes in handling the public disclosures he made during the election, but both leading Republicans and Democrats who know him vouch for his integrity. On the other hand Trump lies continually. In addition, Comey not only documented his conversations with Trump immediately after they occurred, he shared what had occurred with close associates at the time. So if a decision has to be made as to who is telling the truth, Trump or Comey, I will go with Comey every time.

  • Ginger Hindman

    05/18/2017 11:06 AM

    Yes, um let me create a memo for let's see October 2016 right now I mean back then I mean it is dated for October 2016. I destroyed Hilary's emails and her laptops and I almost got away with it then Hilary's aide had to transfer it to her husbands laptop so I had to pretend to investigate to cover my bottom um to come across as unbiased but hey I can be trusted just look at the note I wrote and look at the dates! Let's impeach it has nothing to do with the fact that I have been anti-trump since day one! Or that he fired me that is just a coincidence because my conscience was really starting to bother me all of a sudden. I demand a special inquiry and let's face it the government is too stupid to see what I have all ready done. Let me know if you need any memos and tell me what date I need to put on them. I mean sometimes the ends justify the means right! This man has got to go!

  • Colleen McCallister

    05/18/2017 07:30 AM

    I've yet to see anyone question whether or not Mr. Comey did report it to someone; monster can of worms there.

    Also, is not Mr. Comey on record stating that there had need no efforts to impede the investigation by any and all outside sources?

    Blessings

The Comey Memo

May 16, 2017

A message from Mike Huckabee:  This is a guest blog post from Matt Wilson.  Matt is a brilliant attorney who once worked for me. He has powerful questions the NY Times ought to ask. Please read.

The New York Times is reporting tonight that President Trump asked former Director Comey to stop the Flynn investigation.

In effect, the Times, based solely upon the word of James Comey, is insinuating, if not directly stating, that the President obstructed justice.

I have serious questions about James Comey's credibility in this regard.

18 USC § 4 reads: "Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

This is called misprision of a felony.

Concealing knowledge of a felony and failure to report is, itself, a felony.


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First, if the former FBI director was taking notes of meetings where the President had allegedly told him to drop a criminal investigation (i.e., to obstruct justice), then why did Comey wait until now to reveal this? In fact, by keeping his notes private until now, he was concealing them. Right? (That is the first element of misprision -- concealment.)

Second, if Comey did not reveal this information "as soon as possible ... to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States," then that means only one of two things ---

(A) Comey did not think the President had committed any crime, or

(B) Comey was committing a crime, himself, (i.e. misprision of a felony) in order to have something to hold over the President.

On the other hand, if he did, in fact, reveal this to a judge, or to the Attorney General, or to any other person in authority, then by revealing this information to the press, Comey may be impeding an active investigation.

So if these memos actually do exist, this does not look good for Comey. Which makes me wonder if they do, in fact, exist.

If I were Comey, I would certainly lawyer up and plead the 5th if he is called to testify before Congress.

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Comments 1-5 of 113

  • Betty

    06/11/2017 01:21 PM

    I thought it strange that the leaks were never stopped or even
    investigated by FBI. The belief Comey has that if he deems materials
    need to be leaked to the public no matter what status they have is
    his to decide alone regardless of the law, then his subordinates would
    naturally decide and feel free do to the same. He alone is responsible
    for the leaks of any kind by his lack of action and his attitude toward
    those leaks.

  • Erica

    06/04/2017 08:18 PM

    Do not trust comey

  • Rick Guilbaeu

    05/21/2017 09:41 AM

    Let me answer a key question presented by the article:

    “If the former FBI director was taking notes of meetings where the President had allegedly told him to drop a criminal investigation (i.e., to obstruct justice), then why did Comey wait until now to reveal this?”

    Comey didn’t reveal that Trump attempted to get him to drop investigation into the possible collusion between the Trump campaign team and the Russian for one and only one reason; he was protecting the integrity of the investigation. If it became publicly known early on that the President of the United States was attempting to stop an investigation the agents working the case might conclude that the President had something to hide and/or might be intimidated by the possibility of retribution. For an investigation to be fair and through, neither element should have been introduced into the balance.

    Comey made some mistakes in handling the public disclosures he made during the election, but both leading Republicans and Democrats who know him vouch for his integrity. On the other hand Trump lies continually. In addition, Comey not only documented his conversations with Trump immediately after they occurred, he shared what had occurred with close associates at the time. So if a decision has to be made as to who is telling the truth, Trump or Comey, I will go with Comey every time.

  • Ginger Hindman

    05/18/2017 11:06 AM

    Yes, um let me create a memo for let's see October 2016 right now I mean back then I mean it is dated for October 2016. I destroyed Hilary's emails and her laptops and I almost got away with it then Hilary's aide had to transfer it to her husbands laptop so I had to pretend to investigate to cover my bottom um to come across as unbiased but hey I can be trusted just look at the note I wrote and look at the dates! Let's impeach it has nothing to do with the fact that I have been anti-trump since day one! Or that he fired me that is just a coincidence because my conscience was really starting to bother me all of a sudden. I demand a special inquiry and let's face it the government is too stupid to see what I have all ready done. Let me know if you need any memos and tell me what date I need to put on them. I mean sometimes the ends justify the means right! This man has got to go!

  • Colleen McCallister

    05/18/2017 07:30 AM

    I've yet to see anyone question whether or not Mr. Comey did report it to someone; monster can of worms there.

    Also, is not Mr. Comey on record stating that there had need no efforts to impede the investigation by any and all outside sources?

    Blessings

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