FBI Refuses to Release Docs About Secret Former FBI Director Comey-Obama Meeting, Says America Doesn’t Need to Know

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Remember when Obama said his administration would be the most transparent administration in history? So why is it the Obama leftovers in the FBI keep hiding information from the American public?

Are we really that suprised after the fake Trump dossier was used by this same FBI to get a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign?

Western Journalism reports, the FBI states it will not expedite the release of documents about secret meetings between FBI Director James Comey and former President Barack Obama, according to a letter the bureau sent to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

FBI WILL NOT RELEASE DOCUMENTS ON SECRET MEETINGS OF FBI DIRECTOR COMEY AND OBAMA

Such information is not “a matter of widespread and exceptional media interest in which there exists possible questions about the government’s integrity which affects public confidence,” David Hardy, the section chief for the bureau’s Record/Information Dissemination Section, told TheDCNF in a Feb. 26 letter.

TheDCNF, under the Freedom of Information Act, requested records of all meetings between Comey and Obama and sought an “expedited process” as provided under the act when issues are of great interest to the media and the records address issues pertaining to government integrity. TheDCNF FOIA request was filed Feb. 16, 2018.

The issue prompting the FOIA request was the disclosure of former FBI Director Comey held a secret Oval Office meeting with Obama on Jan. 5, 2017. Comey never divulged the meeting to Congress. 

FORMER FBI DIRECTOR COMEY AND OBAMA MEETING NEVER DIVULGED

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I guess the Obama administration that was so transparent, wanted to make sure they were on the same page when it came to taking Trump down.
The National Archives revealed the existence of the meeting and released a declassified version of an email Rice sent to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Rice wrote an email to herself about the secret Jan. 5 meeting with Comey on Inauguration Day Jan. 20, 2017, as President Donald Trump was being sworn into office. The email suggested Comey may have misled Congress and was attempting to cover up the extent of his relationship with Obama.
Christopher Bedford, TheDCNF’s editor in chief, called the FBI denial “shameful.”

FBI said Comey lying to Congress – not of interest and shouldn’t impact America’s confidence. SERIOUSLY?

“The FBI just told us that Director James Comey potentially lying to Congress should not be of interest to us, that it doesn’t speak to their ‘integrity,’ and that it shouldn’t impact America’s ‘confidence’ in them,” Bedford said. “They said this with a straight face. We disagree, we think the American people disagree, and we think it’s absolutely shameful.”

Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and subcommittee chairman, and Lindsey Graham released the Rice email after they received it from the National Archives.

“President Obama had a brief follow-on conversation with FBI Director Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office,” Rice stated in the email on Jan. 5.

Now, isn’t anyone curious why Rice would send this email to HERSELF???? Again, didn’t Obama say this was going to be the MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION?

FORMER FBI DIRECTOR COMEY WENT ‘BY THE BOOK’

The president urged Comey to proceed “by the book” on the Russian investigation, according to Rice.

Grassley of Iowa and Graham of South Carolina wrote to Rice in a Feb. 8 letter saying the email seemed “odd” to them.

“It strikes us as odd that, among your activities in the final moments on the final day of the Obama administration, you would feel the need to send yourself such an unusual email purporting to document a conversation involving President Obama,” the two wrote.

“Despite your claim that President Obama repeatedly told Mr. Comey to proceed ‘by the book,’ substantial questions have arisen about whether officials at the FBI, as well as at the Justice Department and the State Department, actually did proceed ‘by the book,’” the two senators continued.

FBI former Director Comey claimed in June 8, 2017, testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence he had only two face-to-face meetings with the president in which they were alone.

“I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) – once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016,” Comey’s opening statement read.

Oops! That would be Comey telling a white lie to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. What about the meeting on January 5th, Mr. Comey? Are you going to say you didn’t recall that meeting? Or that you weren’t ALONE with Obama?

The qualifier that he had meetings with Obama “alone” permitted the former director to suggest he only met with the former president on two occasions.

FORMER FBI DIRECTOR COMEY AND OBAMA MEETINGS AND RECORDS SOUGHT

The DCNF filed its FOIA request before the bureau “seeking records that identify and describe all meetings between former FBI Director James Comey and President Barack Obama. This records request is for all meetings with Obama alone or with meetings with the president in the company of other administration officials.”

The DCNF requested records to include all Comey “logs, director appointment schedules, emails and memos outlining the meetings with the former President along with administration officials,” adding, the records “should list the date of the meeting, location, topic and meeting participants.”

The DCNF stated it sought an “expedited request” for producing the records.

“The issue of Director Comey’s meetings with President Obama is a key troubling issue for Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley,” The DCNF wrote in its application for the expedited processing. The DCNF attached to Grassly-Graham letter to Rice in the FOIA request for expediting handling.

FBI FORMER DIRECTOR COMEY AND OBAMA EMPLOYEES OR LEFTOVERS NEED TO GO!

The whole FBI Department needs to be cleaned out. There is still much swamp to be drained. Whether the American people ever get to the bottom of the truth, only time will tell. But one thing is for sure Comey and Obama and the rest of the Obama administration were NEVER about transparency.

Former FBI Director Comey – you got some splainin’ to do!

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