This news comes to us from the New York Times, and it’s not surprising that 1) James Comey is being investigated for leaking, and 2) the New York Times would choose to frame it in the way they did. Check this out spin:
Breaking News: U.S. prosecutors appear to be scrutinizing whether James Comey illegally disclosed classified secrets, part of an unusual inquiry into years-old leaks that leaves law enforcement officials open to accusations of politicizing their work https://t.co/ZEA82KJYei
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 16, 2020
“An inquiry into years-old disclosures of classified information is highly unusual and leaves law enforcement officials open to accusations of politicizing their work.” Yeah, that’s the real story here. Here’s The Daily Wire’s take without the spin:
BREAKING: Feds Investigating Comey Over Leak Tied To Hillary Investigation, Report Says https://t.co/A5JqNs3Xwv
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 16, 2020
Federal investigators seem to be interested in a document scraped from Russian computers and concerning the investigation into Hillary Clinton and her mishandling of classified information.
The Times noted that the document in question came from Dutch intelligence operatives who scraped sensitive information from Russian computers, which included an alleged email exchange between then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and an official of leftist billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
The email, which Wasserman Schultz and the official from Open Society Foundations both deny, apparently suggested that then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch would make sure that the Department of Justice did not criminally prosecute then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“That document was one of the key factors that drove Mr. Comey to hold a news conference in July 2016 announcing that investigators would recommend no charges against Mrs. Clinton,” The Times added. “Typically, senior Justice Department officials would decide how to proceed in such a high-profile case, but Mr. Comey was concerned that if Ms. Lynch played a central role in deciding whether to charge Mrs. Clinton, Russia could leak the email.”
But let’s just let that slide, just like everything else connected to Hillary Clinton, because it’s “years old” and it would appear politically motivated to look into it — just like looking into the Bidens and Ukraine.
Doesn’t matter. Nothing will ever happen to him or any of the other big names.
— Brad_Philly (@Brad_Philly) January 16, 2020
Experience would suggest that, yes.
I'm so shocked. Really. I really am. No, I mean it. Seriously. Shocking.
Honestly, I'd be shocked if charges were ever brought against Comey or any of the rest.
— Mike Behrens (@MLBehrens58) January 16, 2020
Until I see handcuffs slapped on his sorry a$$, I don't believe anyone will ever be held accountable.
— Charlie (@_bbailey0011) January 16, 2020
He’ll get away with it
— Marlene (@Marlenabobena) January 16, 2020
I'm sure this will lead to some accountability. #Sarcasm
— jack (@jacques47731456) January 16, 2020
Nothing to see here folks, move along…unfortunately
— CerealKiller (@ColemanBennett) January 16, 2020
Oh boy. He’s super grounded now!?
— ?? Jeremiah Donaldson ?? (@JeremiahDonal16) January 16, 2020
I am so tired of hearing these guys are going to be investigated and then nothing happens to them. We The People are on our last nerve about all of this and we are getting angry that none of them are being prosecuted. HANDCUFFS, I want to see them in handcuffs.
— Kathy H. (@KathyInMissouri) January 16, 2020
I have a difficult time understanding why Director Comey has not been brought up on charges. Leaking sensitive information on Americans by the head of the FBI for political reasons is an abuse of power of the worst kind.
How has this gone unpunished?
— Rhonda Wilson (@RhondaLWilson) January 16, 2020
Hip, Hip, Hooray. Yet another investigation that will find criminal wrongdoing but won't charge anyone.
— Wilberforce Be With You (@PaineInTheNeck) January 16, 2020
He should be in jail. I don’t understand why so many investigations… for the sake of covering up what this fool did.
— Tropical Punch (@TropicalPunch01) January 16, 2020
The NYT attempt at protecting their own in the piece is astonishing.
The good news is if this part of the investigation is ongoing, it's probably part of a much larger conspiracy investigation that Durham may be putting together.
— Mr. Shadow Banned (@bigsceend) January 16, 2020
If only conservatives could be as enthusiastic about the Durham report as liberals were about the Mueller report — but look how that turned out for them.
So much for ‘vindication’: Catherine Herridge highlights more IG report details that are damning for Comey (and others) https://t.co/zinKaJXKoV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 23, 2019