The facts don’t lie. But James Comey does.
The Department of Justice just proved it.
After Comey’s testimony, DOJ spokesman Ian Prior released a statement:
“Given Attorney General Sessions’ participation in President Trump’s campaign, it was for that reason, and that reason alone, the Attorney General made the decision on March 2, 2017 to recuse himself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.”
But Comey’s story didn’t line up. He said there was an unknown reason for Sessions’ recusal.
The DOJ also poked holes in Comey’s claim that he wasn’t aware of the recusal announcement from the Attorney General to the FBI.
When in fact, Sessions’ office sent word to Comey and other officials about the recusal.
Comey also fibbed about talking with Sessions about ceasing communications between him and the President, Comey said Sessions did not reply.
Comey also testified that when he told Sessions that he should prevent any “future direct communication between the President and me,” the attorney general didn’t reply.
Again, Prior proved Comey is a liar.
“The Attorney General was not silent; he responded to this comment by saying that the FBI and Department of Justice needed to be careful about following appropriate policies regarding contacts with the White House, ” Prior said.