Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s email to herself on Inauguration Day sent up more red flags than a hyperactive semaphore code translator. The email was obviously intended as some sort of CYA, but it actually might blow up in Team Obama (and James Comey’s) face:
FBI Director James Comey held a secret Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama two weeks before Trump’s inauguration and may have deliberately misled Congress about it, according to an email sent by National Security Advisor Susan Rice that GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham partially unclassified.
The meeting — which Comey never previously disclosed to Congress — occurred in the White House on Jan. 5, 2017. It included Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Rice deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and Comey. The topic of the meeting was potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
By failing to inform the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the meeting in his June 8, 2017, testimony, Comey may have deliberately and intentionally misled Congress about his interactions with the former president, especially a meeting so close to Trump entering the White House.
Previously, Comey contended he only met with the Obama twice, once in 2015 and another “to say goodbye in late 2016,” according the former FBI director’s June 8, 2017, testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
“I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) – once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016,” Comey’s opening statement read.
It’s looking like Comey’s Trump-trolling “honesty and integrity” tweets are a psychological projection of the highest order (just like the Dems’ “collusion” accusations:
Here’s hoping 2018 brings more ethical leadership, focused on the truth and lasting values. Happy New Year, everybody.
— James Comey (@Comey) December 31, 2017
Well, it would have been difficult for 2018 to bring a less ethical leadership.
“Ethical leadership” — like looking the other way when the nation’s top law enforcement officer meets secretly with the spouse of somebody your bureau is half-assed investigating using agents who loved the focus of that investigation and wanted her opponent to lose, all while lying to Congress about how many times you met with the president? As Bill Clinton might say, it depends on what your definition of “ethical” is.