MEDIA MALFEASANCE: THE COMEY TESTIMONY

FBI director James Comey was brought before the House Oversight Committee yesterday.

His testimony not only made him sound like either an idiot or a Hill shill (and, believe me, he’s not an idiot) but showed an astonishing and disheartening bias in pursuing the email scandal.  This included the revelation that his FBI gave immunity to five different players in the scandal and then looked the other way as – despite being given that immunity – they pleaded the fifth amendment like common gangsters.  One didn’t even bother to show up when subpoenaed (don’t ever try that, unless you like the inside of a jail cell).

How complete was this grilling, and the ridicule Comey brought on himself?  Click here to read Paul Sperry’s summation in today’s New York Post.  It is jaw-dropping.

A key segment:

With Comey’s blessing, Obama prosecutors cut the deal with the email administrator, Paul Combetta, in 2015 in exchange for his full cooperation and honest testimony. But the House Judiciary Committee revealed Wednesday that he falsely told agents in a Feb. 18 interview that he had no knowledge that emails he bleached from the server were under congressional orders to be preserved as evidence.

In a second interview on May 3, Combetta admitted he in fact did know. But he still refused to reveal what he discussed with Clinton’s former aides and lawyer during a 2014 conference call about deleting the emails.

Instead of asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch to revoke his immunity deal and squeezing him, Comey let him go because he was a “low-level guy,” he testified at the House hearing. It’s yet another action by Comey that has left former prosecutors shaking their heads.

Yes, it was that bad.  And worse.

Now:  what about media coverage of this disgrace?  Here’s the answer:

-Nothing from CBS.

-Nothing from NBC.

-Nothing from ABC.

Not one word.

There was plenty of coverage from all of them, however, on what Donald Trump may or may not have said to a former Miss Universe, who claims he insulted her weight gain – with no one to corroborate the claim.

Which is more important to you?

-Whether Hillary Clinton lied to our faces about every part of the email scandal, whether foreign governments with even modest internet capabilities had a free four-year pass to see everything that passed between the Secretary of State and anyone, foreign or domestic, she had business with, that the FBI Director has shown himself to be so completely compromised that he won’t do a damn thing about it when even people who were given immunity refuse to testify, or

-what Donald Trump may or may not have said to a beauty queen 20 years ago?

If this isn’t media malfeasance, what is?

There is good news, though.  Hillary thanks them all, from the bottom of her heart.

As she should.

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