Justice might be coming at last for former FBI Director James Comey.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and current personal attorney to President Donald Trump, expressed his belief that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will likely prosecute Comey for his role in the case of Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the Washington Examiner reported.
Giuliani speaks out
Giuliani’s comments came during an appearance on The Cats Roundtable radio show. “I think they have Comey,” Giuliani told host John Catsimatidis.
The former mayor stressed that what he said was not based on any insider information. But, he opined that what Comey and others, like former CIA Director John Brennan, did with regard to Flynn specifically and the Russia collusion narrative in general was as “close to treason as you can get.”
“They wanted to take out the lawfully elected president of the United States. And they wanted to do it by lying,” Giuliani said. “Submitting false affidavits. Using phony witnesses. In other words, they wanted to do it by illegal means. What is overthrowing the government by illegal means? … It’s treason.”
The plot thickens
Last week, documents were released which showed that the FBI, under James Comey, was about to drop its investigation of Flynn back in 2017 because its agents couldn’t find any inkling of wrongdoing, the Wall Street Journal reported. However, that never happened, thanks to disgraced former agent Peter Strzok, who nevertheless insisted that the probe continue.
The investigation did proceed, and the FBI pursued an interview with Flynn — despite having no evidence of criminality — with the intention of trapping him in a lie.
It has further been revealed that the former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, during the transition period between the Obama and Trump administrations, wanted to inform the incoming White House team about the Flynn matter, but that Comey disagreed.
It was then that Comey sent FBI agents — including Strzok — to interview Flynn at the White House without observing the usual protocol of going through the White House Counsel’s Office to arrange the meeting and without affording him the fundamental due process protections to which he was entitled.
During the interview, Flynn made certain statements about his contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak later characterized by prosecutors as false, and he ultimately pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Flynn was facing jail time until Barr and the DOJ just last week, upon the release of the documents, dropped the government’s case.
Comey chimes in
Comey has joined the chorus of high-profile Democrats criticizing Barr for the effective exoneration of Flynn, saying that the DOJ “lost its way” and urging career employees to remain in the department. “The country is hungry for honest, competent leadership,” he said on Twitter last week.
We agree — that’s why it is good that the former FBI director is gone and that Barr is heading the DOJ. Now, we just need justice to pay Comey and his co-conspirators a visit.