When former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress, he thought he could skate by.

The media built him up as a boy scout who always told the truth.

But he was quickly exposed to be a liar because of this answer.

During his testimony, Comey claimed Attorney General Jeff Sessions never explained to him the boundaries surrounding his recusal from the Russia probe.

This was false.

Sean Davis wrote at The Federalist:

“The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday evening accused former FBI director James Comey of providing false testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. According to DOJ spokesman Ian Prior, who made the accusations against Comey via an official DOJ press release, Comey did not answer truthfully when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Cali.) asked him about the process by which Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any federal investigations of Russian interference with the 2016 elections.

Harris specifically asked Comey about his understanding of the process by which Sessions recused himself, and the specific rules regarding his involvement in the investigations post-recusal. Comey claimed that everything he knew about the topic came entirely from public statements by Sessions and that he was not aware of any DOJ memoranda “outlining the parameters of [Sessions’] recusal.”

The Justice Department released a statement explaining that Comey was included on an email from Sessions’ Chief of Staff which laid out the ground rules for Sessions recusal.

Their statement read:

“In his testimony, Mr. Comey stated that he was “not *** aware of” “any kind of memorandum issued from the Attorney General or the Department of Justice to the FBI outlining the parameters of [the Attorney General’s] recusal.” However, on March 2, 2017, the Attorney General’s Chief of Staff sent the attached email specifically informing Mr. Comey and other relevant Department officials of the recusal and its parameters, and advising that each of them instruct their staff “not to brief the Attorney General *** about, or otherwise involve the Attorney General *** in, any such matters described.”

Comey testified that everything he knew about Sessions recusal was learned from public statements.

He implied that Sessions acted improperly by keeping him in the dark.

But that was a flat out lie.

The Department of Justice also accused Comey of telling a second lie.

Comey claimed that Attorney General Sessions stood by silently when Comey expressed reservations about his contacts with President Trump.

This was not true.

The DOJ’s statement explained that Sessions responded and stated that both the FBI and the Department of Justice needed to follow proper protocols when having contact with the White House:

“During his testimony, Mr. Comey confirmed that he did not inform the Attorney General of his concerns about the substance of any one-on-one conversation he had with the President. Mr. Comey said, following a morning threat briefing, that he wanted to ensure he and his FBI staff were following proper communications protocol with the White House. The Attorney General was not silent; he responded to this comment by saying that the FBI and Department of Justice needed to be careful about following appropriate policies regarding contacts with the White House.”

Comey’s lies were so blatant and so outrageous that Attorney General Sessions insisted he testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee to rebut Comey’s falsehoods.

We will keep you up to date on this developing story.

 

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