James Comey Told Priebus He Could Cite Him as ‘Senior FBI Officials’
It’s a good thing irony is dead. Donald Trump is at CPAC this morning going full Stalnist: the media is the enemy of the people. This in front the allegedly Commie hating CPAC.
Did Trump get this line from Stalin himself or did his brain-ie, Steve Bannon-give it to him? My money’s on the latter. I’d take 50-1 odds on that.
In the same rabid speech, Trump goes after both leakers and fake news. He doesn’t seem to get he has to choose. If as he claims that NYT piece with ‘nine government officials’ was ‘fake news’ that means there was no leaking. But in the same breath Trump claims there must not be any news stories ever on background.
“I’m against the people that make up stories and make up sources. They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name,” Trump said in his remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. “Let their name be put out there. Let their name be put out.”
Again were they made up or leaks? Of course, if there were no leaks, 90% of journalism would be impossible-which is kind of the point, no doubt.
But then we hear that Reince Preibus asked James Comey permission to use him on background.
Priebus asking FBI deputy director if he can cite him as "senior intelligence officials" pic.twitter.com/MNahatWoGY
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) February 24, 2017
Earlier I asked which it was: did the Trump WH wrongly interfere in an investigation or did the FBI itself break guidelines itself?
Now we have our answer: both.
In short, Trump may not like where ‘find the leakers’ leads.
FBI leaks in last days of campaign incredibly ugly episode & didn't get enough attention. Trump may not like where "find the leakers" leads. https://t.co/w7djVBNCfC
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) February 24, 2017
Matthew Miller-Obama DOJ alum:
If this account is true, than the current FBI investigation is permanently tainted and we need an immediate special counsel. https://t.co/vWQ6z7mO9H
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) February 24, 2017
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