While the FBI (and other intelligence agencies) should continue their investigations into what Russia may or may not have done during the 2016 campaign, every whiff of scandal surrounding the Trump administration should now be put to rest.
On Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey was more open about the past few months than he has been at any point before today. The liberal media is focusing on the fact that Comey twice called President Trump a liar, but they’re ignoring the fact that Comey was saying Trump was lying about “why” Comey was fired. On every other aspect of the chaos swirling around the President Comey managed to vindicate the President and prove most of the media furor wrong.
One Senator expertly unmasked every angle of Trump-phobia and used Comey’s own words to prove that the President has done nothing wrong (except maybe lie about why he fired Comey, which is Comey’s opinion). Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) dissected Comey’s lengthy statement to Congress, and then dove in and applied his testimony to as many of the “fake news” Trump stories as he could… and the result was clear to anyone paying attention; President Trump did nothing wrong.
Well Marco Rubio just ended this whole thing.
— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) June 8, 2017
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) June 8, 2017
Rubio's questioning & comments outstanding; in fact, when he finished, you had to wonder why the hearing continues.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 8, 2017
So what did Rubio say (or get Comey to say) that put all of the Trump-skeptic media stories to bed. Watch for yourself as Senator Rubio tears away all of the negative press and gets to the truth about what has been happening behind closed doors for the last few months.
Rubio expertly reveals that there are really only 3 major issues at play here, and only 3 things that should concern us about anything the President has done over the last few months:
- Trump asked for Comey’s “loyalty.”
- Trump asked Comey to let the “Mike Flynn thing go,” a sentiment he repeated in the media the very next day.
- Trump asked Comey to tell America what he had already told Trump and Congress – that he wasn’t under investigation.
The first issue on this list was heavy-handed and something that President Trump should have known was the wrong thing to do. The second issue, according to Comey’s on testimony, seemed to be a matter of a friend advocating for a friend, and not an attempt to pressure Comey to not pursue justice. According to Comey’s testimony the President truly believes that Flynn did nothing wrong, and was simply a victim of the witch hunt against Trump. Finally, the last request makes perfect sense, especially since the media was constantly arguing that Trump was indeed under investigation.
Comey agreed that these were the core issues at play here, which is when Rubio asks “This investigation is full of leaks… did you ever wonder why, of all the things in this investigation, the only thing that has never been leaked is the fact that the President was not personally under investigation…?”
Rubio: Ever wonder why the only thing that's never been leaked "is the fact that the president was not personally under investigation?" pic.twitter.com/Kc2odyRHnM
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 8, 2017
Of course, Comey didn’t have a clear answer, but it was perhaps the most important moment of the hearing as it perfectly unmasks what is REALLY happening in D.C. right now; there is an establishment directed witch hunt aimed at President Trump and they are attempting to do everything they can to undermine his administration.
In fact, Rubio’s questioning of Comey proved something else about the rumors swirling around on the Trump-Russia connection. It proved that there is no reason to doubt the President’s honesty on the Russia issue. According to Comey, Trump didn’t try to stop the Russia investigation, he actually encouraged Comey to go further and find everything there was to know about what happened!
So, not only did Trump NOT try to stop the Russia investigation, but he actually ENCOURAGED the investigation. Huge blow to Democrats.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 8, 2017
Comey’s testimony proves that “the worst” thing the President did over the last few months was ask for Comey’s “loyalty,” which while distasteful should barely register in the media with the world in as much turmoil as it is.
So, if this is the worst that Comey’s got for us… why are we still talking about any of this?
Republished with permission Constitution.com
Viewpoints expressed herein are of the article’s author(s), or of the person(s) or organization(s) quoted or linked therein, and do not necessarily represent those of The Olive Branch Report
Subscribe to my daily newsletter, and join hundreds of daily readers and receive news and relevant commentary
Don't forget to follow The Olive Branch Report on Facebook and Twitter. Now available on your Amazon Kindle Device. Please help spread the word about us, share our articles on your favorite social networks.
If you value what you see on The Olive, please consider donating, any amount helps. We derive NO revenue from this site, and upkeep is expensive.
Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.