Larry Klayman blasts ex-FBI director over inaction on surveillance
While various so-called political and legal commentators at CNN and MSNBC, as well as the Washington Post, New York Times and other leftist rags, have suggested in recent days that President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should be prosecuted and/or impeached (and in the case of Sessions lose his law license) for firing former FBI Director James Comey, as according to them this constitutes obstruction of justice, ironically the opposite is true.
As I explained in the below embedded radio appearance at www.raffradio.com, where I exchanged views with the talented host, Franklin Raff, it is Comey himself, along with his staff, that deep-sixed their claimed investigation of Dennis Montgomery, a NSA/CIA whistleblower who came forward over two years ago, under grant of immunity, with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information and then provided sworn testimony to FBI Agents Walter Giardina and William Barnett, showing that the intelligence agencies had not only “wiretapped,” in the form of unconstitutional surveillance, Trump, his associates and his family, but also other prominent Americans such as the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges and persons like myself who challenge or even criticize government misconduct and illegality. In short, the president’s firing of Comey was long overdue. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended the former FBI director’s termination, should now empanel a grand jury to investigate Comey for having covered up and subverted this would-be FBI investigation of mass illegal surveillance in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
The scandalous revelations by Montgomery came on top of what Edward Snowden had disclosed earlier, concerning the mass surveillance by the NSA and CIA of hundreds of millions of Americans, persons who had done nothing wrong other than used their cellphone or computer to communicate with others.
About three years ago, the Honorable Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, preliminarily enjoined the intelligence agencies twice from this “almost Orwellian” criminality, as the judge put it in separate landmark rulings. See www.freedomwatchusa.org. But, as has been the case in government for the last several decades at least, the rule of law was disrespected and flagrantly violated.
With the coming of the new attorney general of the United States, former Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, there is hope that my alma mater will again begin to legally represent the American people, after eight long years of its corruption under President Barack Obama. The former president’s attorneys general, first the wholly despicable and dishonest Eric Holder, the man who sold pardons for former President Bill Clinton when he was his deputy attorney general and later orchestrated scandalous cover-ups during the Obama years, along with Obama-stoked racial violence against local law enforcement, and then his successor, Loretta Lynch, whom I call “Obama and Holder in a skirt,” drove the reputation of the Justice Department into the ground. Rather than being a protector of justice, it became a cesspool of injustice and corruption. Couple this with the actions of now departed FBI Director James Comey, who as an Obama Justice Department official covered up the mass surveillance of President Trump and millions of Americans and refused to investigate it, and you have the makings of complete past lawlessness by the chief law enforcement agency of the United States.
Despite this sordid past and record of the Obama Justice Department, of which the FBI was an integral part, never let it be said that the left will not leave any stone unturned in trying to destroy not just President Trump, but also those who are in his administration. Of course, on the top of the list is Attorney General Sessions.
In an article hot off the “fake news” Washington Post press just Thursday morning, leftist reporter Jennifer Rubin calls for bar complaints and other legal and political actions to be filed and implemented against Sessions, falsely claiming that because he joined in the recommendation of his deputy attorney general to fire Comey, at a minimum he should now lose his law license. Foaming at her leftist mouth, Rubin’s column, titled
“Jeff Sessions Is In Deep Trouble, and Here’s Why,” she concludes after a series of other libelous statements:
“So Sessions faces a host of serious, potentially career-ending questions. ‘As I see it, the president’s discharge of FBI Director Comey on a clearly pretextual basis for the obvious purpose (even if unlikely to be achieved) of shutting down the FBI’s then-accelerating investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia was on its face an obstruction of justice, the very same charge that the first Article of Impeachment against Richard Nixon made,’ says constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe. ‘And part of the evidence supporting the charge of AG Sessions’ conscious involvement in that obstruction is the way in which he violated his public recusal commitment, something he cannot possibly have done in a fit of absent-mindedness.’”
The irony and outrage here is that it is not Sessions who should be held accountable for obstruction of justice, but Comey himself. Indeed, this 6-foot-8-inch hulk of a man, but in practice a legal midget, who so perverted the rule of law while serving as FBI director, should now be the subject of a criminal grand jury investigation, indicted, tried and convicted for his crimes against the American people. If firing is all that Comey has to endure at this point, he should be eternally grateful to Attorney General Sessions and the Trump Justice Department.