Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Possibly Politically Motivated Probe

 

In a shocking story with shocking allegations which should shock absolutely nobody:

The Justice Department is investigating whether then-FBI Director James Comey illegally leaked secret information concerning a Russian document to The New York Times and The Washington Post, the Times reported late Thursday.

Thank goodness we have freedom of the press. Thus, we can have independent and impartial investigations by The New York Times into whether a government agency investigating our government (the FBI) leaked a document from Russian sources in an attempt to influence our elections to a private agency investigating our government (The New York Times). I wonder if The New York Times will find that The New York Times was colluding with the Russians in an effort to influence our elections? I guess you’ll have to buy The New York Times to find out. Be sure to let me know how it turns out.

The most wonderful part of this story would be hard to pin down – it’s all equally wonderful. But my favorite is the part in which The New York Times describes current efforts to figure out how a Russian intelligence document came to be used by four leftist organizations: The Russians, the FBI, the Democratic Party, and The New York Times. In their relentless pursuit of the truth, The New York Times suspects that this investigation simply cannot be a coincidence:

The new review, which the Times downplayed as a possibly politically motivated probe, reportedly concerned a Russian intelligence document

Ah, of course. It’s not an ethics investigation. It’s a politically motivated probe. Which should be downplayed.

Words matter, my friend.

The Russians, the FBI, the Democrat party, and The New York Times seek only the truth. And subsequent efforts to clarify what, exactly, they were doing should be ignored, as they are “possibly politically motivated.” The Russians, the FBI, the Democratic Party, and The New York Times cooperate to influence American elections. But the investigation of that process is “possibly politically motivated.” Ew.

I really, really, really wish I was writing satire. This would be funny.

But this is not satire. And this is not funny.

Please read the article linked above. But here is one more brief passage:

Dutch intelligence accessed the document on Russian computers and provided it to the FBI. Included in the document was a discussion between Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., then the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and Leonard Benardo, who worked with the George Soros-founded group Open Society Foundations.

Schultz told Benardo in the document that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch would ensure Clinton was not prosecuted in the email probe.

If I made this stuff up, I’d be a wacko conspiracy theorist. But I’m not. I’m just copying and pasting off a news site that describes the documented behavior of leftists.

I really wish this was satire.

But it’s not. This is real.

Brace yourselves. This is going to be a nasty election.

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There are 20 comments.

  1. Hoyacon Member

    I demand an investigation of the New York Times by an ombudsman paid by the New York Times, the results of which must be implemented by an editor at the New York Times.

    • #1
    • January 16, 2020, at 5:17 PM PST
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  2. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    All the news that’s fit to print. 

    • #2
    • January 16, 2020, at 5:21 PM PST
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  3. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    So, one part of the Department of Justice is going to investigate another part of the Department of Justice?

    Just cut to the chase and exonerate yourselves, guys. You all could be doing something more useful, like … umm … ah …

    I’ll think of something.

    • #3
    • January 16, 2020, at 5:52 PM PST
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  4. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    The Deep State has not been legally harmed by any investigations so far. I doubt Comey will be the first.

    • #4
    • January 16, 2020, at 5:55 PM PST
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  5. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Doc, you’re beginning to sound a little cynical.

    • #5
    • January 16, 2020, at 7:32 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  6. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Doc, you’re beginning to sound a little cynical.

    If you think my cynicism is clouding my judgement, fortunately you have The New York Times to provide you the unbiased truth. 

    • #6
    • January 16, 2020, at 7:40 PM PST
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  7. aardo vozz Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I demand an investigation of the New York Times by an ombudsman paid by the New York Times, the results of which must be implemented by an editor at the New York Times.

    I think your demand that the Times investigate the Times is quite timely.

    • #7
    • January 17, 2020, at 3:04 AM PST
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  8. aardo vozz Member

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Doc, you’re beginning to sound a little cynical.

    But not cynical enough.

    • #8
    • January 17, 2020, at 3:05 AM PST
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  9. Stad Thatcher

    Dr. Bastiat: In a shocking story with shocking allegations which should shock absolutely nobody

    Frankly, I’n pretty shocked . . .

    • #9
    • January 17, 2020, at 5:50 AM PST
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  10. Full Size Tabby Member

    I’m more confused than shocked. 

    It was well established several months (maybe more than a year) ago (and then immediately downplayed and ignored) that Mr. Comey leaked information to some news reporter for the purpose of getting the information published. So it’s “old news” that Mr. Comey leaked information to the press.

    Is the current matter just a rehash of what was established before? Or is this different information? Or a different news destination?

     

    • #10
    • January 17, 2020, at 6:15 AM PST
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  11. Doug Kimball Thatcher

    We must accept the “fact” Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, old dear friends, just had to have that clandestine meeting on the tarmac at Sky Harhor airport in Phoenix because, well, they had to catch up on grandchildren. And no quids, pros or quos were within a thousand miles of the hundreds of millions in foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. And Hillary, if she hadn’t become a lawyer, had a gift for trading oil futures and could have been an extremely successful commodities trader. And when Comey abbrogated Lynch’s authority and absolved Hillary in the server scandal, he was just doing what the FBI always does after an investigation, unilaterally deciding not to proceed with charges; (why bother the otherwise busy prosecutors with deliberation, especially in such a high profile case?) And as the coincidences and unexplained issues pile up, we know that Epstein killed himself.

    It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you! 

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    • January 17, 2020, at 7:00 AM PST
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  12. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    DISGUSTING ON EVERY LEVEL…

    not the post but the FBI under Comey and Justice under Loretta Lynch

     

    • #12
    • January 17, 2020, at 7:26 AM PST
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  13. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    We must accept the “fact” Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, old dear friends, just had to have that clandestine meeting on the tarmac at Sky Harhor airport in Phoenix because, well, they had to catch up on grandchildren. And no quids, pros or quos were within a thousand miles of the hundreds of millions in foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. And Hillary, if she hadn’t become a lawyer, had a gift for trading oil futures and could have been an extremely successful commodities trader. And when Comey abbrogated Lynch’s authority and absolved Hillary in the server scandal, he was just doing what the FBI always does after an investigation, unilaterally deciding not to proceed with charges; (why bother the otherwise busy prosecutors with deliberation, especially in such a high profile case?) And as the coincidences and unexplained issues pile up, we know that Epstein killed himself.

    It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you!

    “clandestine”???

     

    • #13
    • January 17, 2020, at 7:27 AM PST
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  14. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    James Comey is an extreme narcissist.

    His holier than thou attitude gives me food poisoning.

     

    • #14
    • January 17, 2020, at 7:42 AM PST
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  15. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I’m more confused than shocked.

    It was well established several months (maybe more than a year) ago (and then immediately downplayed and ignored) that Mr. Comey leaked information to some news reporter for the purpose of getting the information published. So it’s “old news” that Mr. Comey leaked information to the press.

    Is the current matter just a rehash of what was established before? Or is this different information? Or a different news destination?

     

    The other leak was of his notes of meetings with Trump. This is another document and another leak. I want Comey jailed for lying to Trump about the dossier. I want to see the 6’9″ Comey in a 6’x6′ jail cell with lots of play time with general pop.

    • #15
    • January 17, 2020, at 8:15 AM PST
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  16. Doug Kimball Thatcher

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    We must accept the “fact” Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, old dear friends, just had to have that clandestine meeting on the tarmac at Sky Harhor airport in Phoenix because, well, they had to catch up on grandchildren. And no quids, pros or quos were within a thousand miles of the hundreds of millions in foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. And Hillary, if she hadn’t become a lawyer, had a gift for trading oil futures and could have been an extremely successful commodities trader. And when Comey abbrogated Lynch’s authority and absolved Hillary in the server scandal, he was just doing what the FBI always does after an investigation, unilaterally deciding not to proceed with charges; (why bother the otherwise busy prosecutors with deliberation, especially in such a high profile case?) And as the coincidences and unexplained issues pile up, we know that Epstein killed himself.

    It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you!

    “clandestine”?

    Yep. If it weren’t for an observant airpirt employee, it would have never been noticed or reported. Quite literally, on the tarmac, Bill exited his jet and climber into hers for a little get together. How convenient! 

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    • January 17, 2020, at 12:45 PM PST
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  17. The Reticulator Member

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    All the news that’s fit to print.

    All the News that Fits

    I may still have the copy that I got from the Conservative Book Club back when it came out in 1969.

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    • January 17, 2020, at 1:47 PM PST
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  18. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Coolidge

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    It was well established several months (maybe more than a year) ago (and then immediately downplayed and ignored) that Mr. Comey leaked information to some news reporter for the purpose of getting the information published. So it’s “old news” that Mr. Comey leaked information to the press.

    Not only that, but Comey himself admitted before Congress that he leaked. And that he leaked with the specific purpose of getting his pal Rosenstein to appoint Mueller to go after the President. I mean, Comey said this. It’s not a secret.

    (I realize we’re talking about something other than his notes, but the fact is that Comey is an admitted leaker, and the press is pretending that it’s beyond the pale for anyone to refer to him as a leaker.)

    • #18
    • January 17, 2020, at 3:30 PM PST
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  19. neutral observer Thatcher
    neutral observer Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Dr. Bastiat: I wonder if The New York Times will find that The New York Times was colluding with the Russians in an effort to influence our elections?

    Brilliant! It’s always the same old cast of characters….when do we find out that Vince Foster was the courier?

    • #19
    • January 19, 2020, at 7:37 AM PST
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  20. Jim George Member

    Dr. Bastiat:

    I really, really, really wish I was writing satire. This would be funny.

    But this is not satire. And this is not funny.

    We often comment that it is difficult to understand how anyone makes a living anymore doing satire, as we are immersed in inanity like this which looks whole lot like parody! I say that knowing that sites like Babylon Bee, which I love, and The Onion still seem to be having a field day with some of these shenanigans the Democrats are going through. In that regard, when we saw the video of the “somber, serious, stupid” march across the Capitol with the “sacred” Articles of Impeachment, we commented that it was just like a Saturday Night Live skit, with Nadler’s waddling and Schiff’s pencil neck.. actually, very funny to laugh at them, but extremely frightening for the future of the country. Thanks for this great post! Superb wit! 

    • #20
    • January 21, 2020, at 2:44 PM PST
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