But that didn’t stop them from publicly saying that Trump was under investigation
Coulter: ‘Outrageous’ that Comey didn’t publicly clear Trump
Now, there was something gnawing at me yesterday while watching all of this that has to do with the fact that Trump was not under investigation, that Comey had told him three times, starting way back in January. And that the first meeting between Comey and Trump was requested by Comey. Did you know that? Comey tried to make everybody believe yesterday that Trump wanted to speak with him alone, and he thought, “I don’t know!” “Don’t leave me alone in the room with him,” he told Sessions. “It’s just not normal.” It was Comey who asked for the room to be cleared at Trump Tower on January 6th.
It was Comey who requested a solitary meeting with Trump. Now, Trump had invited him up there. Comey was with a bunch of other people in the intel community. It was when that endless parade of people was going in and out of Trump Tower. But it was Comey who requested a lone meeting, a private meeting and ushered everybody out of the room. Now, the point of that is, imagine you are Trump, and here comes the FBI director, and you know what he’s doing — he’s investigating this, investigating that — and he requests the room. He asks everybody be cleared out of the room so he can have a one-on-one with you.
If you’re Trump, could you be blamed for thinking that’s how the FBI director wants to meet with you? So when you ask on February 14th for another meeting with the FBI director, you ask him to come up to the White House for dinner ’cause this is how it happened last time. It’s all there in the testimony yesterday. The first time (I think it was January 6) was where Trump was told he was not under investigation, and that gnawed at me all day yesterday. That is a long time. And now if… This goes beyond just the fact that, of all the things leaked, that wasn’t.
The great point made by Marco Rubio was that everything in the kitchen sink has been leaking except that. That didn’t leak. And that’s the only thing that’s really mattered in all of this. The only factual, true thing about all these leaks is the one that didn’t leak, that Comey told Trump he was not under investigation.
Comey had told everybody in closed session up on Capitol Hill — he had told them — that Trump was not under investigation. Do you realize the entire Senate and House intelligence communities have known since January — since Comey’s first appearance up there, whenever it was — that Trump was not under investigation? Every damn Democrat for the last four months has known this. So have a lot of Republicans.
But it didn’t stop Chuck Schumer from saying, “We need to stop the hearings on Neil Gorsuch until the Trump investigation is over.” Schumer said that, despite knowing Trump was not under investigation, because James Comey had told people. He just had not leaked it. Many Democrat members of the Senate knew that Donald Trump was not being investigated, and yet they continued to make those charges in the media, and it was most visible with Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren using it as a card to try to get Trump’s nomination of Gorsuch killed.
Dan McLaughlin, National Review: Just think how many times Schumer made the charge while knowing all along it wasn’t true. All these Democrats charging Trump, alluding to it, alleging. Some of them saying they haven’t seen any evidence of collusion. They were honest about that. But they did not divulge that they knew Trump was not under investigation. This is one of the biggest scams. Call it hoaxes, whatever you want to call it. It is outrageous! Trump did not know until Comey told him, and I think Trump probably fired Comey because Comey would not announce this.
Contrast this with Hillary.
He couldn’t wait to exonerate Hillary Clinton, and he couldn’t wait to read Hillary Clinton’s mind when he said, “I can’t find any intent on her part to share classified data, and therefore no prosecutor would do so.” Everybody was shouting, “Petraeus! Petraeus! It’s the same thing. Petraeus was trafficking in classified data, and you sure as hell prosecuted the hell out of him.” More on that in a minute, too, because that is a great contrast, what happened to Petraeus and what could happen to Comey. Comey and Petraeus. You are not allowed to traffic in conversations about national security you’ve had with the president.
Petraeus was prosecuted for writing his own memos recounting conversations with people higher up the food chain. They were called his “black books.” There were eight of them, and his biographer — who he ended up having an affair with. He shared them with her, and he kept them in her house, which was not a secure location. Comey has gotten close to doing the exact same thing, memorializing conversations with the president. They’re not gonna charge Comey, don’t misunderstand. But when you are reminded of the Petraeus story, your blood will boil.
So you have all these Democrats out there continuing to obstruct and oppose Trump on the basis of this investigation. All the while, they knew Trump was not being investigated. All the while, they knew it was Comey who made the original request for a private meeting with Trump, and he did so at the suggestion of that hack from the Obama administration, James Clapper. And he based that first conversation with Trump on that silly, totally fake dossier featuring the golden shower story. You understand Trump’s frustration? He in the White House every day. He’s been told three different times by the FBI director he’s not a target.
He watches a lot of news — which I think he should stop doing. He watches a lot of news, and he sees Schumer and all these other guys running around talking about how, “We need to suspend the Gorsuch nomination for a while. We can’t move forward on the Trump agenda until he’s cleared in the investigation,” and they knew he wasn’t even being targeted. And I’m gonna tell you this: If Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren and Dianne Feinstein and all these others knew, so did the media. So did the media. I don’t believe for a moment that that wasn’t leaked.
I think that was leaked, and it wasn’t published by the Drive-By Media. That didn’t serve anybody’s purpose. “Trump’s not a target? That blows the whole story up! That blows every contingency to shreds, that Trump is not being investigated.” So that’s why they’ve dropped the “collusion” aspect and now they’re on to “obstruction. ” Newt Gingrich has treated that the Republicans had better get their act in gear and get rid of this independent counsel as quickly as they can because he thinks this is a total screw job. Comey and Mueller being best buds.
Mueller being a classic Washington, D.C., insider. All those times that Schumer and Elizabeth Warren were running around savaging and attacking Trump and advocating delay? The media was used to push the lie that Trump was under investigation, and they had to be totally willing in this. They knew it. I don’t believe for a moment people in the media did not know Trump had been cleared, and all of that falls apart yesterday, and not one place in the Drive-By Media are you hearing this interpretation of events.
Not a single place. This illustrates to a degree that I don’t think a lot of people even quite believe possible just what a bunch of reprobates — real, genuine reprobates — the Democrat Party has become, as well as the Drive-By Media. James Comey refused to end all of this. He could have stopped this madness. He says he cares about America. He wants us to all come together. He thinks we need to work together to stop the Russians from trying to tamper with our precious system.
For crying out loud, it was Comey and the Democrats and the media that were trying to tamper with our precious system and blow it to smithereens — and Comey allowed it to continue by refusing to end it by announcing that Trump wasn’t even being investigated. How does that square with everything you’ve thought you’ve known since last November? Trump was never under investigation! The next question to ask: Then why the hell is this investigation still going on, seemingly interminably?