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Deep State Gone Wild: Comey Asserts Unprecedented FBI Supremacy

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 9, 2017

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/08/deep-state-gone-wild-comey-asserts-unprecedented-fbi-supremacy/

“We concluded it made little sense to report it to Attorney General Sessions, who we expected would likely recuse himself from involvement in Russia-related investigations. (He did so two weeks later.) The Deputy Attorney General’s role was then filled in an acting capacity by a United States Attorney, who would also not be long in the role,” Comey said. “After discussing the matter, we decided to keep it very closely held, resolving to figure out what to do with it down the road as our investigation progressed.”

According to three different former federal law enforcement officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, there is no precedent for the director of the FBI to refuse to inform a Deputy Attorney General of a matter because of his or her “acting” status nor to use the expectation of a recusal as a basis for withholding information.

“This is an extraordinary usurpation of power. Not something you’d expect from the supposedly by-the-books guys at the top of the FBI,” one of those officials told Breitbart News.

The closest precedent to the Comey cabinet’s decision to conceal information from Justice Department superiors is likely Comey’s widely criticized earlier decision to go public about the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails. That decision received a sharp rebuke in the May 9 memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that formed the basis for Comey’s firing by Trump.

Yet more evidence Comey should have gone a long time ago.

Yet more evidence the whole FBI needs to be trash binned.  Yes, I know some agents were not happy with what Comey was doing but where was the public outcry? Where were the resignations?

The FIB is like the CIA and NSA.  Too much entrenched power and money at stake.  Too much dirt on politicians. The Deep State rules.  Our “voice”, the media, is on their side.

Woe is US.

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