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Morons Are Sharing Misleading Comey Testimony About Investigation Interference

So people who want to make former FBI director Comey look bad are sending this quote around – it’s testimony where they say he testifies under oath that the president never asked him to stop any investigation:

2,500 retweets!! SMOKING GUN!! Arrest the ant-Trump heretic!!

Oh wait, no no.. wait… here’s the entire question, which is conveniently cut off in the viral accusation:

HIRONO: So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?

COMEY: In theory yes.

HIRONO: Has it happened?

COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.

NOTICE the question is about officials at the Department of Justice. Not the president.

So he didn’t perjure himself. But liars gotta liar. Or lie. Whatever.

Of course, that won’t stop alt-right dimwits like Nehlen:

And others – this idiot even went to the trouble of getting misleading video:

https://twitter.com/ScottAnthonyUSA/status/865131757133119488

Don’t lie, people. You look like Democrats.

UPDATE: 

Of course, the lying putrid scum at Gateway Pundit are pushing the false narrative:

Idiot.

  • Neon String

    “Try” to make Comey look bad? LOL! You’re an idiot. 😀

  • theGOONIES

    All theater. Antitrump commie c@ck suckers

  • Daniel Ramos

    The stupid silly Triumpscum will get their typical Trump hard on over this, but it will amount to nothing, just like with their IQ’s.

  • sav savron

    except if you listen to his response he says he has NEVER been pressured to stop investigation

  • sav savron

    Dems are on record about how he can’t be trusted….Did Hillary backers forget what she said last week? LOL

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  • gothicreader

    Wow, never thought SooperMexican can go so low. I know he’s not a Trump fan but to call a fellow Conservative “lying putrid scum at Gateway Pundit”, is beyond the pale.

    What happened? Was your candidate low energy Jeb, or little Marco, that’s got your panties in a twist?

  • Calling a lying scumbag piece of shit exactly what he is isn’t low at all. It’s being accurate =)

  • Eric Staples

    The DOJ works directly for the President as part of his cabinet. It’s difficult for you to even argue that he wasn’t included in as part of that question. That lying scumbag piece of shit was telling the truth!

  • thats idiotic and you know it… its a good test of politics that when you have to sublimate your intellect in order to defend your political agenda, you’re in the wrong.

  • :NotaMOSfanboy

    Yeah, why don’t you debate why it’s idiotic instead of making childish insults from the safety of a keyboard? Also, the person who made you a mod made an obvious mistake. You aren’t mature enough for that responsibility.

  • how is that not exactly 100% what you’re doing? lol

  • Jack Francis

    I see your point, but there’s several sentences to Comey’s response, including one containing a generality that says, “but I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.”

    Comey is a Chicago-trained attorney and well acquainted with the law and was very particular in how he wanted to phrase his response under oath.

    Had he wanted to limit his response to just Justice Department requests, he would have restated that in that sentence saying “no one in Justice has done that in my experience.”

    The fact that he said it would be a big deal to stop something for a political reason broadens the original query’s answer because it would have been something extraordinary and not usual and worth mentioning especially in testimony under oath.