Method to Comey's madness

June 16, 2017 |

It seems obvious from former FBI Director James Comey’s recent testimony that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to give political cover to Hillary Clinton by instructing him to call the criminal investigation into her email server a “matter” instead. I didn’t go to law school, but a careful look at Comey’s testimony shows me that he, in turn, has done what he could to give Lynch cover as well. Call it “pay it forward” inside the Justice Department.

“I don’t know if it was intentional or not,” says Comey of Lynch’s instruction, “but it gave the impression that the attorney was trying to align how we describe our work with the way it was being described in a political campaign.”


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The key phrase: “I don’t know if it was intentional or not.”

Remember, Comey has said he gave Hillary a pass because he didn’t know if she intended to break the law, when, in fact, the presence of intent is irrelevant to the laws against mishandling material. Now, with Lynch, it’s even easier for him to use the issue of intent to provide a shield, because the charge of obstruction actually does involve intent. By casting doubt on her intent, he has protected her. It helps that Lynch never reveals the tiniest glimpse into the shrewd inner workings of her mind. She can stonewall better than anyone I’ve ever seen. Does anyone think this woman ever in her life does anything that’s not intentional?

Surely anyone not blinded by partisanship can see what’s going on with this investigation. Comey gets to appear forthright while helping both Hillary and Lynch avoid prosecution, leaks his own memo to achieve the appointment of a special counsel, and ends up as the main witness in a “trumped-up” investigation of the President led by his very close friend and mentor, Robert Mueller, who now has an obligation under the law to step away from that duty.

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Comments 1-50 of 58

  • Mike Horner

    06/23/2017 06:58 AM

    The Comey, Obama, Lynch, Hillary cabal adopted a brilliant strategy, one that would keep Hillary in the Race. First, Comey was to come out, on National TV, and excoriate Hillary, but say she did not "intend" to mishandle Top Secret information. Initially, the Right loved what Comey did, not realizing the sinister intent. I saw through this charade shortly after it happened. Comey is a major "Dirt Bag" who will do anything to advance his career, never thinking that Trump would expose and fire him. All of them should have serious charges filed against them.

  • John J Walsh

    06/22/2017 03:37 AM

    Mike: You have great insight into this situation. Send a registered letter to Mueller stating the facts as reported by Comey in his public statements under oath in front of the investigating Government Committee and the American Public. The News Media especially CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, and OAN cannot change it or in some cases moderate the message. Based on Comey's public statements and admissions the Obama Administration is indicted for conspiracy to ostruct American Justice. As an American Citizen I will sign a petition with other American Citizens to see American Justice prevail. Our Constitutional Republic is under attack from Socialistic/Ideologies that are foreign to our American Way of Life. Sincerely Yours, John J. Walsh

  • Linda Smith

    06/19/2017 08:24 PM

    Do you REALLY think Mueller with step away?

  • Emmitt Luttrell

    06/19/2017 02:32 AM

    Why don't someone reveal Mueller's connections and involvement with Russia.

  • Lois Champagne

    06/18/2017 05:06 AM

    Thank you !!! for speaking TRUTH on the multiple issues and stories whirling around in the news in these past months. It is utterly refreshing to be able to read your comments because they are dependably accurate with intelligent, factual conclusions drawn. My biggest question remains, how is it that known traitors of our nation, known murderers and known felons are still out on the street orchestrating havoc and evil against our government when they should be behind bars - held without bail and without access to technology or visitors!? Praying much for our world, nation, leaders and for God's people to truly turn back to Him. 2Chron7:14

  • Janet Foxworthy

    06/17/2017 09:49 PM

    I do enjoy reading your comments on important issues. It is so refreshing to hear good common sense.

  • Leslie Key

    06/17/2017 09:09 PM

    The Mueller investigation makes me very nervous for President Trump. I heard Mueller is hiring a team of lawyers who are pro-Clinton, and one who even represented the Clinton Foundation. Mueller will keep looking until he can get something on President Trump, and take him down. Deep state national security leaks continue, and no one is stopping them. Comey admitted he is a leaker, and it is likely the FBI is actually leaking this confidential information. What can be done to stop Mueller from destroying the President?

  • Jim Evart

    06/17/2017 09:05 PM

    Looks like we are edging closer and closer to Stranger in a Strange Land by requiring "professional" witnesses who are paid to tell the truth. This case and its circumstantial situational foundation are , of course, ridiculous. From the get-go the principals and the machinations instigating this circus are partisan, the politics obvious.
    The only reason I can guess that our president is not summarily firing Mueller is that he wants them to hang themselves as he did the traitor Comey.
    I DO wish that our hard working and devoted president would take the offensive and rid the government of ALL of its Obama hold-overs as well as sack Mueller.
    Jim Evart

  • Deborah M Scott

    06/17/2017 04:16 PM

    Governor Huckabee - I love the honesty and simplicity of all of your articles. Please answer WHY no one else sees the conflict with Comey and Mueller investigating President Trump? Isn't there someone else that can demand Mueller's stepping down from this investigation based on his relationship with Comey. Comey and Mueller are both biased and should not be allowed to have anything to do with this investigation.

  • Gay Nunnally

    06/17/2017 02:25 PM

    I love reading your take on all the political "goings-on" today. It's hard to keep up with the news as things are unfolding so fast! However, I see through things as you do, and as a Christian, I agree with the moral and ethical interpretation of all of your articles. You , Judge Jeanine Pirro and Sean Hannity are the only ones who expose the truth and tell it like it is. Thank you and please soldier on!!

  • Leticia K Wilkes

    06/17/2017 12:36 PM

    We just finished watching Lance Wallnau and as prayers, we should go on the attack and get serious about clearing the way for President Trump. Using Isiah 44 and 45 for Cyrus Trump and especially 44:25 & 26 declaring the breaking of strongholds instead of mamby, pamby sweet prayers hoping for something better..Drain the swamp!

  • Caroline Anthony

    06/17/2017 08:30 AM

    But will he step away? Who will make sure that our former chief law enforcer will be made to obey the law?

  • Billy Barnes

    06/17/2017 07:53 AM

    Dear Mike,
    How is it that by being a Liberal, Obama appointed Lap Dog like Lynch, and Comey or just having the name Clinton suddenly excuses you from the rule of law? I can't understand what's happened to this country in the last 8 years. Well, I do to a degree but my point is, I was taught "One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and Justice for all!"
    Oh yea, that's not allowed to be taught in school anymore.

  • WILLIAM dAVID pHILLIPS

    06/17/2017 03:38 AM

    THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THIS, MR. HUCKABEE

  • Peggy J. Cooper

    06/16/2017 09:37 PM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee,
    I am so happy that you are up there on Fox News because We know what you say we can be-
    lieve. Its like having an old friend in a bunch or scary people, and a scary world. I know other
    Believers and conservatives who voted for you, feel better because you are there.
    THANK YOU!!! Peggy J. Cooper

  • carolyn haller

    06/16/2017 09:20 PM

    Who can start an American census to oppose Mueller as head of the investigation against Trump?
    Can your newsletter gather the names?

  • Ethel Blaise

    06/16/2017 08:28 PM

    I have been reading articles written by State of The Nation (SOTN) that reveals info about the Comey/Mueller collusion to take down President Trump. Is this a valid source of information and why have these things not been brought to light in the media? You are the only source that has mentioned it that I've read. Thanks for telling the "real story".

  • Charles Lovelace

    06/16/2017 06:52 PM

    Who will force Mueller to step down? Do we have to wait for him to decide to step down.

  • Ruth N.

    06/16/2017 06:28 PM

    Thank you for talking sense!! The media and political class have shown themselves to be largely corrupt. I am really disturbed with the way this has unfolded. It makes you wonder what has been going on for years. Why has this made people so rabidly, blindly, destructively angry? Obviously there are some important arrangements they feel Trump will upset, or let the public know have been going on. Who has been in charge all along? It's especially bizarre because the President only has so much power. They act as if he were king. Certainly they understand the separation of powers, the role of Congress, etc.? Why not go through the usual channels, the usual checks and balances, or find compromise if necessary? To me, it means there's something else there.

    Please keep contributing your reasonable analysis online and on TV.

  • James Copeland

    06/16/2017 04:11 PM

    Lynch is as guilty as sin!
    She has never told the truth in her life.

  • Jim Linebarger

    06/16/2017 04:09 PM

    The only "investigation" that will begin to just slightly detox our, disgraced, foul smelling, flagrantly political, (non)Justice Department would be one that has any and all connected to the "Clinton Crime Family" doing the perp walk! There will be "NO joy in Mudville" should this Mueller partisan attempt some conviction of Trump. If these whacks want to visit a true "Civil War," just WAIT.

    The mystery that 62-63M people fail to grasp is, why these "investigators" have such a problem with 'following the money?' What was the 20% of our uranium going to Russia deal? Who benefited? Bill "The Predator" Clinton paid not thousands of dollars, but hundreds of thousands of dollars for ONE speech in Russia? Clinton Foundation donations? How in h e double hockey sticks STUPID do these perps think real people are?

  • DeEtte Moon

    06/16/2017 02:46 PM

    Grrrrr!

  • Phillip hocott

    06/16/2017 02:10 PM

    Will Comey be expected to testify again and will he admit to leaking (intentionally) to the NYT? If Comey does admit it(obvious) who has the right to demand prossicusion of Comey? Mueller... Trump?

  • Ginger Cic

    06/16/2017 01:49 PM

    Excellent thought. This also means that President Trump did not "intend" to cause any obstruction of justice too.

  • MaryPat CAREY

    06/16/2017 01:37 PM

    I am copying your remarks to my FB newsfeed because more people need to see your remarks.
    This is a terrible time in our country .. Sad Hope this is OK

  • Andrea L Putnam Struble

    06/16/2017 01:31 PM

    Comey needs a lesson on "doing onto others as would be done unto you" . We need to pray for our President that his wisdom would be clear and steadfast. These investigations are clearly a means to distract President Tump from implementing his agenda. Amen ??

  • Dr. Michael h. Romans

    06/16/2017 12:52 PM

    Tell a lie long enough fools will start to believe it

  • Douglas Morgan

    06/16/2017 12:43 PM

    Who can one contact to start an avalanche of demands to our congress and senate to stop this special investigator? Citizens with common or in fact "any" sense, would like this "witch hunt" that has no basis to stop and congress focus on the nation's real problems. Repeal Obamacare, tax reform, immigration, and terrorism, especially terrorism bought and paid for by the left.

  • Rick Abend

    06/16/2017 12:33 PM

    It seems to me that there is enough evidence to bring charges against Hillary, Loretta Lynch, and Comey. My question is why isn't someone in the administration bringing charges and getting something going. The left sure doesn't resist bringing charges even when they have no evidence. I appreciate your commentaries and I hope they strike a cord with many people and that eventually something will be done to at least slow down the left so Trump can carry out his agenda.

  • Roberta Beerhorst

    06/16/2017 12:30 PM

    Your are always so on target, and pray that justice will come through, because our God is in control.

  • Nancy Roberto

    06/16/2017 12:27 PM

    Why Why Why does the DOJ not do something about this "fake" investigation?

  • Jim Faulkner

    06/16/2017 12:22 PM

    Right on there should have been prosecution for Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton and still should still be. But you and i both know its just a game they are playing so the public will think they are doing something i can tell you nothing will come of any of it its just a show for us

  • Jim Faulkner

    06/16/2017 12:21 PM

    Right on mike, Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton

    Right on there should have been prosecution for Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton and still should still be. But you and i both know its just a game they are playing so the public will think they are doing something i can tell you nothing will come of any of it its just a show for us

  • Beth taylor

    06/16/2017 12:17 PM

    Comey also stated that the President didn't have to have a reason to fire him. That is his right as his boss. So why is it now obstruction? Please understand that as a widow of a veteran I am extremely hopeful that our country will once again be seen worldwide as a force to be reckoned with. You as a republican need to get the others to stand as a united front with Preaident Trump and help us believers to RESIST the resistance. Stop the insanity of the radical left and get this country back on track.

  • Donna King

    06/16/2017 11:59 AM

    Hillary and Bill have practice manipulation throughout their careers. They have one thing in mind...globalism and their bank account. They don't care who dies, who looses their livelihood, or reputation. They both need to get locked up for a long time. If it doesn't happen here...God will take care of it. I hope it happens here because hell's fires burn forever. I am praying they see the light. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

  • Roy Freberg

    06/16/2017 11:44 AM

    I have a real hard time believing anything comes from that side of the isle. The former president openly went above the law time and time again and not a word was heard from the Democrats. Now everything that Pres. Trump does needs to be questioned as being legal according to the liberal side. What a double standard.

  • Bonnie E Reynolds

    06/16/2017 11:36 AM

    You make so much sense. We miss your program on Fox that you gave up to run for president. When you are a guest anywhere in our awareness we watch. Keep up your work for our nation's betterment.

  • Ricci Henry

    06/16/2017 11:29 AM

    All this garbage from the left just proves a scripture that says the wicked are much better than the honest at manipulation and destruction. The repubs had better get their act together. Not just for their sake; but, for America's well-being also. The left wing socialist agenda has harmed us too, too much already. It is beyond too much when a Christian cannot live their faith and must yield their values to wickedness. And this in the face of muslims who are establishing sharia law in the courtrooms of twenty two states in the United States. We are losing America as we knew it. Our values are crumpled and stomped on as dirty trash. Christians face a bleak future in America as wicked forces push with more and more hatred to eliminate us. This in a nation birthed for religious freedom. Not freedom for cults. "The threat is not from without but from within(not sure who penned it?)." It is good that our politicians pray on a ball field. Still, does God listen when we murder thousands of innocent children every year? I have to wonder?

  • Harold and Jacquelyn Nevels

    06/16/2017 11:20 AM

    As always you have "hit the nail on the head"! We love your emails and so appreciate getting them. We are in grave danger in this nation, as you know, and find great solace in yours and Sarah's "take", as well as such stalwart leaders as Franklin Graham/family. God is in control of course, and will triumph. So much evil and so much pain on the way the that culminations. We thank you and pray for you!

  • Amy B. Syrell

    06/16/2017 10:46 AM

    Again, you hit the nail on the head! The only thing I would add is that the Republicans in the Congress and the Administration need to grow up and find the sensibility necessary to take action. Those within the previous administration that appear to have committed crimes ranging from sedition to treason need to be subjected to serious investigation. If questions and behaviors are uncovered, there needs to be grand juries and trials. No one should be able to get away with things that we, the public, would be severely prosecuted for doing.

  • Rosemary Scott

    06/16/2017 10:45 AM

    I totally agree that Mueller should step down based on this close friendship, etc. But, why is no one making him do it and who can see to it that he does? Do we have any republicans with a spine who will step up and demand that he step down? How can we make his happen? It is an atrocity that they let this crap go on and on!

  • Ricci Henry

    06/16/2017 10:43 AM

    It is just too coincidental that Lynch only told Comey to call it a "matter." She put herself in the hot seat(hot tarmac) and commanded Comey to not seek prosecution of Clinton to save face for herself. Furthermore, Comey has made several comments and jestures that contradict himself. Proving his character to be less than honest. His own words about his cowardice and fearful demeanor disqualify him from the position he held. I was shocked at how he claimed to be afraid in Trump's presence. Clearly he hasn't the ability for the job and his own testimony proves this so.
    Additionally, Kamala Harris is out to make a name for herself and she cares not who she trashes to gain power for herself. I hear she's in the running for democratic presidential candidacy. The repubs need to get their act together. The gloves are off for the dems. Yet, the repubs are asleep at the wheel. Gonna' be bad for them if they don't wake up soon!

  • Annette Miller

    06/16/2017 10:35 AM

    Robert Mueller needs to step down! Drain the swamp and get rid of all of these GREEDY people! You are spot on Mike!

  • Jo Ann Levert

    06/16/2017 10:31 AM

    Don't overlook Comey and Lynch conspired to protect Hillary giving rise to host of crimes, including those under RICO statues.

  • John W. Clark

    06/16/2017 10:30 AM

    Mike, keep these reports coming. They simplicity the jumbled news on TV.

  • Gary Fros

    06/16/2017 10:27 AM

    The absurdity that leaks and that clear crimes have not be investigated & prosecuted are beyond belief. The DOJ/FBI has entrenched Jihadis including an agent who married a Jihadi she interrogated. Mueller purged references to Islam and it just gets worse with corruption. The DOJ/FBI need to be purged NOW! Restore integrity to DOJ!

  • Galon Charles Flanary

    06/16/2017 10:17 AM

    Thank you Sir may our God bless, keep, and continue to guide you in all matters. I'm Praying for our Nations healing thru 2 Chronicles 7:14. Amen

  • Dale Stanley

    06/16/2017 10:11 AM

    Comparable to the fox watching the hen house. Get rid of Mueller.

  • Carol Fraser

    06/16/2017 10:03 AM

    The real question is why Mueller accepted the job when he knew he was such a close friend/mentor to Comey.

  • Cheryl Gower

    06/16/2017 10:02 AM

    I'm incredulous that no one in Congress seems to get the message to pull the cord on Robert Mueller. What he's doing is a waste of time and money. A new appointee will have to re-do and be paid for the job with our tax money all over again. Could this be Comey's covert plan--keep the dog chasing its tail--to stall and distract, while those involved craft their excuses and find new people to blame for their CRIMES.