Carter Page

Ten pieces of evidence he’s the most diabolical Russian spy evar:

As of now, Carter Page hasn’t been charged with so much as lying to the FBI or filing a faulty tax return, let alone Russian spying. He endured the most intrusive, intimidating methods the government has at its disposal. He was the subject of media leaks. His reputation was destroyed. If he’s never charged with being a Russian spy, he’s either that slippery … or it would suggest that the top intelligence officials who targeted him were either incompetent or corrupt. It would seem to border on criminal.

I don’t think it “borders” on criminal.

[Update a few minutes later]

The results of the second interview of the corrupt James Comey. I’ve never seen such a disgusting display of arrogant sanctimony. And no, “Republicans” did not pay for the dossier. They initially hired Fusion GPS, but it was the Clinton campaign who paid for the dossier itself. I wonder if Comey really doesn’t know that?

[Noon update]

More thoughts from Neo-Neocon:

Here Comey is repeating MSM and Democratic talking points about Fusion which have been shown to be untrue. Republicans had zero to do with the funding of the dossier, as Comey either knows or should know if he’s at all competent. What he probably does know, however, is that Republican involvement is the fiction the MSM was pushing and that many many Americans probably believe that to be the case, so Comey’s answer will appear to make some sense to those people even though it is based on a falsity.

Comey’s lack of specific interest in who funded the dossier (if he really didn’t know and didn’t ask, which may or may not be the case) would have come from his need to get that investigation going and to use the dossier to jumpstart it no matter what. Why question its provenance if you’re already dedicated to using it despite the fact that Trump’s enemies paid for it, which should have made it highly suspect as a source?

Of course, it turns out that Trump’s oppponent’s campaign funded it, which if anything would make it even more suspect than if other Trump enemies had funded it. But to Comey, all of that was irrelevant (or at least he’d like us to think it was irrelevant). In his previous career, had he really lacked curiosity to that degree? I doubt it very much. But he’s a clever enough lawyer to use it as an excuse now. He’d prefer that we think him a fool rather than a knave, if he has the choice of shaping our opinion.

I say “knave.” The man is no fool, not by a longshot.

Knave indeed.

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  1. I wonder if Comey really doesn’t know that?

    Oh, he knew. Everyone knew. The released communications show that all of the people in charge at the FBI (and even the field officers in NY), Obama, CIA, and the Secretary of State knew what was taking place at the behest of Obama, Hillary, and the DNC.

    Comey is a snake. Read his answer to the question. He says something like, “I recall someone telling me…” This gives him an out because it isn’t an explicit lie but it is a carefully crafted deceit.

    A good follow up, “Well, who told you?” But no one asked and he certainly wouldn’t have remembered because either no one told him or it was some DNC operative coordinating PR across government and media.

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