Comey’s Memos

May 18, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

As we all know by now, fired former FBI director James Comey left a paper trail of his conversations with Cheeto Jesus that will likely be damning to this president and carry great weight in the investigation of his and his cronies’ ties to the Russians.  Yesterday, though, there was a new twist to the story.  Pamela Brown is reporting on CNN that even though Comey routinely documented his conversations with Trump, he didn’t do so with his conversations with President Obama.  The reason?  Brown said,

“Even though he liked to create paper trails through his years at the Justice Department and the FBI, it was not common practice for him to document conversations with senior officials unless he thought it was significant. Conversations that Comey had with Trump he documented. In one memo, Anderson, he included a description of the President talking to him about crowd size at the inauguration. The source I spoke to said Comey did not do this with President Obama in part because he had fewer one on one conversations with the president, and as the source said, in Comey’s view, there was no need to document the conversations with people that are truthful or situations that are routine.”

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16 Comments to “Comey’s Memos”

  1. No Drama Obama.

    Seems like so long ago.

  2. Off topic I know, but Roger Ailes died. It’s gonna be a good day tater.

  3. Patron Cheryl’s comment yesterday was aimed at Attorney General Ernie Keebler, but it is prophetic for old dead Roger Ailes as well, “I bet Session’s black heart kills him quicker.” Yes it is a good day to die, Roger.

  4. One down. Still plenty more in the swamp

  5. Old Quaker (Colorado) says:

    Roger Ailes has departed. My first reaction was yipeeee.
    Then my Quaker kicked in. I shouldn’t celebrate death.
    However, he and his creation, Fox, did great, very great,
    harm to our nation. He was not a patriot. He was a key
    part of the evil Trumpian Oligarchy. I will neither celebrate
    nor mourn. We all do as best we can with our lives. His
    best was destructive. He moved to a small town in NY and
    immediately caused controversay. He started a competing
    newspaper and and spilled his hatred in print. What causes
    someone to choose evil?

  6. Mark in Oregon says:

    Us lwyers learn, sometimes the hard way, with a difficult client your paper the file with memos.

  7. maryelle says:

    With all his experience and intelligence, Comey must have suspected that Trump might try to get rid of him. After all, he had rebuffed Trump’s efforts to swear loyalty, refused to “let Flynn go” and testified before the Senate that he was investigating the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia. Knowing what happened to Sally Yates over the travel ban, it was a pretty good bet that standing up to Trump would have serious consequences.
    Keeping a written record of what went on was his way of preserving the truth for his successor and/or special counsel.
    He must have known the sh*t would hit the fan sooner rather than later.

  8. Sandridge says:

    RE: Roger Ailes death, if the corpulent SOB is cremated, I hope they do it in a coal-fired power plant. Recycling that much useless fat and crap could power a few neighborhoods for at least a month.
    One down, a whole shitload to go (yeah, y’all know who); it’s a good start anyway.

  9. eyesoars says:

    Roger Ailes death awakens in me that attenuated sense of regret I had on knowing that Jabba the Hut had died.

  10. WA Skeptic says:

    Re: memos; how about that, Donnie, someone so honest they don’t have to have CYA memos written about him. Maybe you could aspire to that level of merit???


    And per Ailes: yeah, it’s not a nice thing to gloat over someone’s demise, so I’ll just say “A good start”.

  11. WA Skeptic says:

    “CYA”–“Cover Your A&&”

  12. eyesoars says:

    Given the extremely limited communications generally permitted between white house personnel and the DOJ, Comey probably did not meet Obama privately often, if ever. I would expect a few private words on rare occasions at occasional events with many other people present.

    The general protocols between DOJ and white house are very much arms-distance; the president can appoint people to DOJ when he is elected, and then is expected to keep hands off until his successor is elected, barring exceptionally egregious behavior (e.g., federal indictments, punching reporters on-camera, …).

  13. Ditto on eyesoars’ comment.

    Moms Mabley said it best.
    “They say you shouldn’t say nothin’ about the dead unless it’s good.
    He’s dead. Good!”

  14. Old Quaker (Colorado) says:

    Oh my, Rhea, a quote from Moms Mabley. You get the gold star for the week.

  15. Tilphousia says:

    Rhea, your quote cannot be improved upon.

  16. A different subject – Did the Trumpster really curtsy to those ‘radical islamic terrorists’, also what the world needs is a Saudi government with unlimited weapons at their disposal – What could possibly go wrong?