Evidence indicates that former FBI director James Comey falsified his account of how he came to leak a memo he had written that detailed his personal encounters with President Trump.
Under questioning yesterday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey gave Maine Senator Susan Collins a meticulous explanation of how he arranged for the memo to be leaked
Comey said that he made the decision to leak the memo in response to a tweet President Trump wrote on May 12th. where the president hinted that he had tape recordings of personal conversations between himself, and Director Comey.
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
“The president tweeted on Friday, after I got fired, that I better hope there’s not tapes”, Comey testified. “I woke up in the middle of the night, on Monday night, because it didn’t dawn on me originally, that there might be corroboration for our conversation. There might be a tape. And my judgement was, I needed to get that out into the public square. And so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter.”
Watch Comey’s testimony on the memo leak:
Comey’s testimony under oath, declared that he made the decision to leak the contents of the memo very late on Monday, May the 15th, in the middle of the night.
If we grant Comey every presumption, that once he made the decision to leak the memo, and acknowledge that thereafter he then acted quickly, the very earliest that the contents of the memo could have seen publication would be Tuesday, May 16th.
There is only one flaw in Comey’s narrative.
On May 11th, one day before President Trump’s tweet, the New York Times published an article that detailed much of the contents of the Comey memo.
The ‘Times’ article details accounts from Comey ‘associates’ that duplicates much of the information relayed by Comey in a prepared statement documenting the contents of his memos, that he gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee just prior to his testimony.
Comey falsified his narrative in sworn testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committe as to how and when the content’s of his memos were leaked.
While Comey invented a false timeline, it seems readily apparent that President Trump’s tweet was in response to the New York Times article, and sent as a warning to the former director that he should not be leaking FBI memo’s or other government documents to the media.
For his falsification and untrue statements made while under oath, James Comey must be held to account.