Questions raised after NYT drops Comey revenge bombshell based on memo read to reporter

On Tuesday, the New York Times continued the mainstream media jihad against President Trump with a report claiming that the president allegedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, citing a memo Comey wrote after the fact.  The Times admitted in the report that it had never seen the memo, but that parts of it were read to the paper.

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Trump allegedly told Comey, according to parts of the memo read to the Times. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

The Times further said (Emphasis added):

Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. It was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.

Mr. Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior F.B.I. officials and close associates. The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo, which is unclassified, but one of Mr. Comey’s associates read parts of it to a Times reporter.

The White House responded sharply to the report, saying, “This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.”

According to Breitbart:

They also pointed to a statement from acting F.B.I. director Andrew G. McCabe saying a week ago that there had been no effort to impede the Russian investigation.

According to the Times, Comey kept detailed memos about every conversation he had with Trump over the phone and in person. After Trump spoke to him about Flynn, he shared the memo about the conversation with senior FBI officials.

Calling it a “CYA memo,” talk show host Mark Levin wondered if Comey kept memos of conversations with Barack Obama and Loretta Lynch and asked why Comey sat on it for more than two months.

Others had questions as well:


Moreover, the Times said that Comey created similar memos — some of which are classified — about every phone call and meeting he had with Trump.

Further in the report, the Times notes:

After the meeting, Mr. Comey’s associates did not believe there was any way to corroborate Mr. Trump’s statements. But Mr. Trump’s suggestion last week that he was keeping tapes has made them wonder whether there are tapes that back up Mr. Comey’s account.

And there’s the problem, which means that Democrats and their media masters will spend the next four years obsessing over this…


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