The FBI Won’t Spill The Beans About Secret Comey-Obama Meetings

Former FBI Director James Comey was fired from his position earlier this year for breaking tradition, mishandling the Clinton email investigation, and hurting the reputation of the FBI.

Now, it was recently revealed that James Comey had met in secret with former President Barack Obama numerous times during his employment.

But the FBI is refusing to release documents detailing what went on during the secret Comey-Obama meetings.

FBI media correspondent and section leader David Hardy relayed this message explaining their reasoning.

The Daily Caller reported:

Such information is not “a matter of widespread and exceptional media interest in which there exists possible questions about the government’s integrity which affects public confidence,” David Hardy, the section chief for the bureau’s Record/Information Dissemination Section, told TheDCNF in a Feb. 26 letter.

TheDCNF, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), requested records of all meetings between Comey and Obama and sought an “expedited process” as provided under the act when issues are of great interest to the media and the records address issues pertaining to government integrity. TheDCNF FOIA request was filed Feb. 16, 2018.

The issue prompting the FOIA request was the disclosure Comey held a secret Oval Office meeting with Obama on Jan. 5, 2017. Comey never divulged the meeting to Congress.

Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and former Vice President Joe Biden also attended the meeting.

The National Archives revealed earlier this month the existence of the meeting, and released declassified information pertaining to the discussion— including an email from Rice to herself revealing notes from the meeting.

The email suggested Comey may have misled Congress and lied about the extent of his relationship with former President Obama.

The email was written in such a way that it seemed it was supposed to be released to the public.

In the email, Obama supposedly told Comey to lead the investigation “by the book”—which ultimately did not happen before Coney’s termination.

The Daily Caller continued:

Christopher Bedford, TheDCNF’s editor-in-chief, called the FBI denial “shameful.”

“The FBI just told us that Director James Comey potentially lying to Congress should not be of interest to us, that it doesn’t speak to their ‘integrity,’ and that it shouldn’t impact America’s ‘confidence’ in them,” Bedford said. “They said this with a straight face. We disagree, we think the American people disagree, and we think it’s absolutely shameful.”

Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and subcommittee chairman, and Lindsey Graham released the Rice email after they received it from the National Archives.

“President Obama had a brief follow-on conversation with FBI Director Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office,” Rice stated in the email on Jan. 5.

The President urged Comey to proceed “by the book” on the Russian investigation, according to Rice.

Grassley of Iowa and Graham of South Carolina wrote to Rice in a Feb. 8 letter saying the email seemed “odd” to them.

“It strikes us as odd that, among your activities in the final moments on the final day of the Obama administration, you would feel the need to send yourself such an unusual email purporting to document a conversation involving President Obama,” the two wrote.

“Despite your claim that President Obama repeatedly told Mr. Comey to proceed ‘by the book,’ substantial questions have arisen about whether officials at the FBI, as well as at the Justice Department and the State Department, actually did proceed ‘by the book,’” the two senators continued.

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  • Robert Taylor

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a 19th century German philosopher who devised a particular dialectic, or, method of argument for resolving disagreements. His method of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments is a system of thought process still use to this day.
    To put it simply, the basis of Hegelianism dictates that the human mind can’t understand anything unless it can be split into two polar opposites. Good / Evil, Right / Wrong, Left / Right.
    For example when people are talking about 2 political parties, Labor or Liberal, what they’re actually referring to, without realising it, is the thesis and the antithesis based off the Hegelian Dialectic. The only real debate that occurs is just the minor differences between those two parties. Nothing is said or done about the issues that neither left or right is discussing. This in particular will become more apparent as the election draws near.

    Another form of the Hegelian Dialectic is Problem – Reaction – Solution. Most of us unwittingly fall victim to it all too often and sadly if we don’t stop, we will continue to lose our free will and liberties. It has been widely used by our governments and corporations around the world. You could say that in terms of controlling the masses, and society in general, it’s deployment has been an effective tool in keeping humanity in check.
    Almost all major events in history employ the Hegelian Dialectic of:
    Problem – manufacture a crisis or take advantage of one already in place in order to get the desired Reaction of public outcry whereby the public demands a Solution which as been predetermined from the beginning.
    A classic example is 9/11.
    Only when you break the left/right paradigm and come to the realisation that the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and the whole fake, and not to mention contradictory, war on terror was the desired outcome for the neo-conservatives within the Bush administration and the whole military industrial complex. They in fact stated in their own white papers the need for another catastrophic and catalysing event like a “new Pearl Harbour”.
    Here’s a more current example of the Hegelian Dialectic is use. In Australia at present both of the main political parties on the eve of the upcoming election on September 7 are discussing “Boat People”. A derogatory term used to describe refugees and asylum seekers displaced by war or other hardships. I don’t believe they constitute what you would call a “crisis” as the statistics clearly show they aren’t, but for the purpose of this example, our Government is telling us they are a problem. The media is used to play up this problem in order to instigate a reaction (debate) in the public domain on how to tackle it. Both the opposition and ruling party offer their solution.
    Again we see that the only real debate occurring is just the minor differences between those two parties. Nothing is said or done about the many other more important issues that neither left or right is discussing.
    In order to avoid falling victim to the Hegelian Dialectic from now on you must remember the process involved. Anytime a major problem or issue arises in society think about who will gain or profit from it. Then remove yourself from the equation and take a step back to look at it from a third party perspective. See the so-called “problem”, look at who is reacting, why and in what way. Then look for who is offering up the solution.
    When you do this from now on you’ll quickly see the real truth instead of the false truth they wanted you to see.

  • mike mckleroy

    Congress should go after Comey’s notes! He said he always kept notes from his meetings.
    Or was that just the meetings he had with Trump?
    Yea, I see where David Hardy’s coming from with the message he released.
    NO ONE would ever want to know anything about that meeting.
    Because the people in our country are only concerned about all of Trumps meetings with the Russians. That’s the only thing the American public is interested in.
    Man, GTFOH with this bullcrap!
    I think its a little late to start worrying about the FBI’s reputation, don’t you?
    And James Comey’s reputation is in the dirt already, so who is this clown trying to protect?
    They are all part of the same swamp, pull one out, plug another one in, a different face, but the same results. No wonder Trey Gowdy wants out of DC, the stench is probably making him sick everyday.
    It’s such a shame that this once great nation has been reduced to this, nothing but a bunch of bungling idiots have been fleecing the tax payers for decades, and they don’t intend to stop anytime soon. And obviously are going to fight tooth and nail to keep anyone from getting to the bottom of it.
    I guess it’s hard to get to the bottom of a bottom-less swamp.
    What an F’en joke!

  • Rods1

    Jeff grow a set and start at the top ask for all any one refusing to comply arrest them for obstruction of Justus. Do it till you are provided with the information asked for period.