Chris Wray’s FBI continues to cover for Team Comey’s Russia shenanigans

The Hill:

The FBI is going to court to fight the public release of a small number of documents the State Department sent to agents from Christopher Steele, the British intelligence operative and Hillary Clinton-paid political muckraker, during the 2016 election. 

Normally, such Freedom of Information Act cases don’t merit public attention. This one does.

To hear the FBI tell it, the release of former Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen Kavalec’s documents is tantamount to giving up the keys to President Trump’s nuclear briefcase, aiding the enemy or assisting terrorists.

“We know that terrorist organizations and other hostile or foreign intelligence groups have the capacity and ability to gather information from myriad sources, analyze it and deduce means and methods from disparate details to defeat the U.S. government’s collection efforts,” an FBI assistant section chief swore in an affidavit supporting the request to keep the documents secret.

The FBI can’t afford to “jeopardize the fragile relationships that exist between the United States and certain foreign governments,” the FBI official declared in another dramatic argument against the conservative group Citizens United’s request to release the memos. 

And if that wasn’t enough, the bureau actually claimed that “FBI special agents have privacy interests from unnecessary, unofficial questioning as to the conduct of investigations and other FBI business.”

In other words, agents don’t want to have to answer to the public, which pays their salary, when questions arise about the investigative work, as has happened in the Russia case. read more

11 Comments on Chris Wray’s FBI continues to cover for Team Comey’s Russia shenanigans

  1. By the way, there’s a piece over at Ace that AOC is hinting that riots should become the new thing.

    Did I call exactly that a few days ago, or did I call it. Yes. Yes I did.

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  2. Why don’t they just as Pompeo’s State dept to hand over everything they gave the FBI? Let the chips fall where they may. And call Barr and the WH and tell them to GET RID of Wray, unless they’re keeping him there in order to get him in front of GJ.

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  3. Some mysteries I just can’t explain;

    Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
    Why we think pushing the elevator button multiple times is more efficient?
    Why do academic grades go from A to F, but there is no E?
    Why is it that the easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement?
    Why is it when it rains, sheep don’t shrink?

    And why oh why has Trump not fired that do nothing apologist Wray a long time ago and replaced him with a trained investigator (like John Durham)?

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  4. Not Wray.
    This is DOJ. Barr made the call. It was a prosecution decision,
    The article is a must read to understand a , or they, bigger picture.

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  5. Barr also just made the call (Hannity is breaking the news) that they aren’t going after Comey about Comey lying about the documents the FBI confiscated from him, at his home, after he was fired

    … wtf?

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  6. Monan – That is the one that got me, the lying to the FBI.

    I forgot to edit my last post.
    If someone can translate, I’d be much obliged.

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  7. Guys, guys! Before we run around like chickens with our heads cut off, re-listen to what Sydney Powell explained on that vid that was posted here last night. And now I’m going to get it backwards, as is my wont. LOL!

    Non-gov’t people — anyone no longer working for the gov’t, like Comey — aren’t subject to the same investigative and prosecutorial deliberations as a gov’t employee. They have to go before a Grand Jury. Has Barr or anyone else said that Comey is not going to be called to testify before a Grand Jury?

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  8. …also: There is speculation that Wray is being kept on, like Rosenstein before him, in order to conduct the kinds of investigation processes used for gov’t employees.

    And if all else fails: pray to the one true Almighty God who has brought us this far.

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  9. I said it earlier today that Wray is either incompetent or a Deep Statist.

    The reason I say that is you can tell how good a job a Trump appointee is doing by the amount of bitching screeching and pearl clutching the Leftist MSM is saying about that particular appointee. Leftist MSM about West? Crickets …

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