Oops: Giuliani slips up and confirms Trump asked Comey to give Flynn ‘a break’ — even though Trump denies it

While speaking to ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, Giuliani insisted that there was no “incriminating” evidence against the president.

Stephanopoulos reminded Giuliani that Comey’s testimony may suggest that Trump obstructed justice by pressuring him to drop the investigation into Flynn.

“His testimony is worth nothing,” Giuliani said. “James Comey never found any evidence of collusion and rules out obstruction by saying the president had a right to fire me. So all the rest of it is just politics. I mean, the reality is Comey in some ways ends up being a good witness for us.”

“How is he a good witness if he’s saying the president was asking him, in his words, to let the investigation go?” the ABC host asked.

“He didn’t direct him to do that,” Giuliani insisted.

“Comey says he took it as direction,” Stephanopoulos countered.

“That’s okay,” Giuliani scoffed. “By that time he had been fired. He said a lot of other things, some of which has turned out to be untrue. The reality is, as a prosecutor, I was told that many times, can you give the man a break, either by his lawyers, his relatives, by friends. You take that into consideration but that doesn’t determine not going forward with it.”

During a 2017 press conference, Trump told New York Times correspondent Peter Baker that he never pressured Comey to go easy on Flynn.

“No, no, next question,” Trump said, dismissing the question.

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Melania Humiliated As Comey Reveals Details About The Pee Pee Tape

Posted by Conover Kennard on 12 Apr 2018  Trump reportedly told then-FBI Director James Comey to investigate the infamous “pee-pee tape” allegations in order to reassure Melania that the allegations that he paid Russian hookers to urinate on a hotel bed aren’t true, according to the New York Post. Quotes from Comey’s new book are being revealed, but this one which was obtained by the Post is a whopper.  “He brought up what he called the ‘golden showers thing’ … adding that it bothered him if there was ‘even a one percent chance’ his wife, Melania, thought it was true,” Comey writes in his new book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”
“He just rolled on, unprompted, explaining why it couldn’t possibly be true, ending by saying he was thinking of asking me to investigate the allegation to prove it was a lie. I said it was up to him.”
Comey reportedly warned Trump that such a probe might “create a narrative that we were investigating him personally.” To that, the so-called president replied that he “might be right” — but continued to ask him to consider the idea.  The conversation reportedly took place during the same private dinner on Jan. 27, 2017, where Comey had previously claimed that Trump demanded his “loyalty.” It also took place just days after the publication of the Steele dossier which claims that the Kremlin had a tape of Trump paying prostitutes to urinate on a bed once occupied by President Barack Obama.
The dossier was compiled by Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer and in 2016 it was unverified — but since then, major parts of the dossier have been verified by subsequent investigations into Russian election meddling.
It’s not the Director of the FBI’s job to assure Trump’s wife that he didn’t pay prostitutes to pee (on him? in front of him?). And since that time, Trump’s been outed for silencing women, one of them a porn star, from speaking out about their sexual encounters with Trump, even just after Melania gave birth to their son. Comey can’t help you with that, Mr. Trump.
Privately, Comey writes that he wondered why Melania would even consider the possibility that the “pee tape” could be real.
“In what kind of marriage, to what kind of man, does a spouse conclude there is only a 99 percent chance her husband didn’t do that?” he writes.
The White House has been reportedly bracing for the book’s release and now excerpts are being released.
In the book, Comey calls the Trump presidency a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions, according to the New York Times.
“This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values,” Comey writes. “His leadership is transactional, ego-driven and about personal loyalty.”
“We are experiencing a dangerous time in our country,” Comey writes, “with a political environment where basic facts are disputed, fundamental truth is questioned, lying is normalized and unethical behavior is ignored, excused or rewarded.”
We can’t argue with that.
Suffice it to say that with ‘James Comey’ and ‘Pee Pee tape’ trending, Donald Trump is not having a very good day.

 

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James Comey tweets about ‘truth’ and ‘lies’ after Trump lashes out at him

Sonam Sheth
Nov 11th 2017 8:24PM
President Donald Trump called former FBI director James Comey a “political hack,” a liar, and a “leaker” on Saturday morning.
Shortly after, Comey tweeted out two quotes about truth, lies, and justice.
Trump fired Comey in May, while Comey was spearheading the FBI’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 election in his favor.
Former FBI director James Comey tweeted out two quotes about truth and justice after President Donald Trump attacked him Saturday morning and again cast doubt on the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Trump said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin when he said he did not order Russia’s election meddling. Trump also lashed out at Comey, along with former CIA director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, calling them “political hacks.” All the men have consistently emphasized that Russia mounted an elaborate campaign to undermine the election and to propel Trump to victory.

“I mean, give me a break, they are political hacks,” Trump said of the three former intelligence officials. “So you look at it, I mean, you have Brennan, you have Clapper, and you have Comey. Comey is proven now to be a liar and he is proven now to be a leaker. So you look at that and you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with them.”

Comey took to Twitter shortly after Trump’s remarks.

“‘If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pul it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly; it is light as a feather and a breath will carry it,'” Comey tweeted after the president criticized him, quoting an 1855 sermon from the Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

The tweet included a photo of the Great Falls of the Potomac, and Comey said in a follow-up tweet that he liked it because it reminded him of his favorite scripture verse, from Amos. “‘But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,'” Comey quoted in his tweet.

Trump has long expressed doubt about the intelligence community’s findings on Russia’s election interference, particularly as it relates to the Kremlin’s effort to help his campaign and hurt that of his opponent and the former Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Though he praised Comey after he revealed eleven days before the election that the FBI was reopening its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, Trump later soured on the FBI director, particularly after he confirmed in March that the FBI was investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow in 2016.

Trump ultimately fired Comey in May. The the White House initially said Comey was fired because of the way he handled the bureau’s investigation of Clinton’s emails, Trump later told NBC’s Lester Holt that “this Russia thing” had been a factor in his decision.

Trump also reportedly called Comey a “nut job” whose firing had taken “great pressure” off of him during an Oval Office meeting with two senior Russian officials that took place one day after Comey’s dismissal.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of the bureau’s Russia investigation shortly after Trump fired Comey. As part of his investigation, Mueller is said to be building an obstruction-of-justice case against Trump relating to his decision to fire Comey.

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