After former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress on Thursday, most Americans rightfully understood the testimony to pretty clearly lay out a case for Obstruction of Justice charges against Donald Trump. There were exceptions, of course: Donald Trump’s idiot lawyer, InfoWars’ chief lunatic Alex Jones, people with the last name Trump, etc.
Trump’s lawyer and Jones, for instance, seem to think that instead of implicating the President in criminal activity (which he absolutely did), that Comey implicated himself for treason in releasing of classified information. That is, of course, absurd, as Comey made the exact opposite point.
“Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President. […] Mr. Comey admitted that he leaked to his friends his purported memos of these privileged conversations, one of which he testified was classified. […] We will leave it the [sic] appropriate authorities to determine whether this [sic] leaks should be investigated …”
WARNER: I found it very interesting that, that in the memo that you wrote after this February 14th pull-aside, you made clear that you wrote that memo in a way that was unclassified. If you affirmatively made the decision to write a memo that was unclassified, was that because you felt at some point, the facts of that meeting would have to come clean and come clear, and actually be able to be cleared in a way that could be shared with the American people?
COMEY: Well, I remember thinking, this is a very disturbing development, really important to our work. I need to document it and preserve it in a way, and this committee gets this but sometimes when things are classified, it tangled them up. […]
If I write it such a way that doesn’t include anything of a classification, that would make it easier for to us discuss within the FBI and the government, and to hold onto it in a way that makes it accessible to us.
And then there is good ol’ Alex Jones. And by “good ol’ Alex Jones,” I of course mean “batshit crazy, hateful racist bigot Alex Jones.”
Jones said this about Comey:
This is beyond a nothingburger. This is a treasonburger, ladies and gentlemen. Comey admits he leaked the memo to The New York Times which they then admit got the story wrong. Oh, so they used a memo, misrepresented what was in it to hurt the president.