A brand new Justice Department Investigation into James Comey is underway, according to a New York Times report late Thursday.
The former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly “leaked secret information concerning a Russian document to The New York Times and The Washington Post.
This is separate from the previous leak case against Comey, where he slipped a reporter copies of the notes he made after visiting with President Trump.
At the heart of the scandal is a document dug up by Russian intelligence, “claiming a tacit understanding between the Clinton campaign and the [Obama] Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server,” as the Post described it back in May of 2017.
The Russians knew Clinton would be cleared long before the public learned. Comey is accused of leaking that report to the press.
Dutch spies allegedly “accessed the document on Russian computers and provided it to the FBI.” It was an email message purportedly between Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Leonard Benardo, who worked with the George Soros-founded group Open Society Foundations.
In the message, Schultz promised Benardo “that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch would ensure Clinton was not prosecuted in the email probe.” The fix was in.
Both Comey and Lynch swear up and down that it’s fake. One of the implicated news outlets, the Post, insists, “the document ‘has long been viewed within the FBI as unreliable and possibly a fake’ by Russians.” They cited “people familiar with its contents,” as their source to debunk the document. Comey was probably one of those “people.”
As it turns out, that document, real or fake, played a huge roll in the drama to come. Comey startled the world by undercutting his supervisor, Attorney General Lynch, and “unilaterally” announcing that no “reasonable prosecutor” would charge Hillary Clinton. Now we know why.
The New York Times spells it out in case there’s any doubt. “Comey was worried that Russia could leak the email and undermine the investigation’s appearance of impartiality otherwise.” Especially since the public was already nervous about all that funny business on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport between Lynch and Bill Clinton.
Since Lynch allegedly had her mind made up before the investigation was over, Comey had to keep her name off the paperwork. His name wasn’t in the email so he made the decision totally on his own authority.
Comey’s fingerprints are all over the leaked memo. When the Times printed their story about the email, they quoted Columbia Law School professor Daniel Richman. This is the same man who helped Comey leak his notes, which eventually led to the Mueller inquisition.
Comey skated on that leak case, only because the classified parts of those memos weren’t considered sensitive at the time he leaked them. Later, two of his memos were classified because they disclosed the “code name and true identity” of an undercover source.