Guest post by Joe Hoft
Today fired former FBI Director James Comey stated that he leaked data to a Columbia University friend who in turn provided the leaked information to the New York Times. Comey did this even though he stated under oath in the past that he never leaked information to the press.
The current updated analysis of the most recent list of so-called ‘leaks’ being reported and repeated by the liberal mainstream media (MSM) involving President Trump includes at least 38 leaks in total.
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Many of these ‘leaks’ are now proven fabrications and the probability that many remaining ‘leaks’ are completely inaccurate is very high.
The leaks are all being reported by biased liberal media outlets that were adamantly opposed to the election of President Trump.
These ‘leaks’ in all cases still are not supported with any names of so-called sources and in all cases the ‘leaks’ are meant to destroy the current President.
After today’s testimony it is important to note that Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly made statements that were revealed in the liberal media as ‘leaks’. Comey admitted at least one leak today.
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Of the 38 leaks listed below, nine are related to James Comey.
How many of these did Comey actually leak?
Here is the updated list of the leaks, the date they occurred, the source of the leak, and analysis of the leak.
|Date||Media Outlet Reporting||Stated Source||Leak||Rebuttal|
|6/6/17||Washington Post (Adam Entous)||Officials [no identified]||The nation’s top intelligence official told associates in March that President Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James B. Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russia probe.||Unknown sources, likely fabricated|
|6/6/17||New York Times (Michael S. Schmidt)||Current and former law enforcement officials [not identified]||The day after President Trump asked James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, to end an investigation into his former national security adviser, Mr. Comey confronted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and said he did not want to be left alone again with the president.||Unknown sources, possible leak by Comey, nothing illegal, likely fabricated even if leaked by Comey|
|6/6/17||ABC News (Jonathan Karl)||Multiple Sources [not identified]||Jeff Sessions suggested he could resign amid rising tension with President Trump||Unknown sources, not criminal or unexpected and not confirmed, likely fabricated|
|6/6/7||The Intercept (Matthew Cole, Richard Esposito, Sam Biddle, Ryan Grim)||A highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept [leaker not identified in report but outed as 25 year old liberal Reality Leigh Winner who is now under arrest]||Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election,||Report not confirmed, actions have nothing to do with President Trump and no indication of any votes tampered with affecting the election|
|5/26/17||Washington Post ( Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous and Greg Miller)||U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports [not identified]||Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin||Unknown sources, no crime committed, nothing illegal, nothing unusual as past presidents requested similar with Russia, Obama had secret channel with Russia and even with terrorist nation Iran|
|5/26/17||NBC (Ken Dilanian, Peter Alexander and Courtney Kube)||Multiple US Officials [not identified]||Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation.||Unknown sources, “Does not mean they suspect him of a crime” noted in the same article, apparent hit piece on Trump Son-in-law but no illegal activity noted at all|
|5/24/17||New York Times (C. J. Chivers)||Source [not identified]||Published images of Manchester terrorist attack||Unknown sources, UK Prime Minister was outraged with release – disgusting with no regards for investigation or families|
|5/23/17||The Intercept (Jeremy Scahill, Alex Emmons, Ryan Grim)||Sources at the Palace and the Department of Foreign Affairs [not identified] confirmed legitimacy||Philippine government transcript of recent Trump – Duterte phone call||Unknown sources, nothing criminal on call – Trump praised Duterte for handling drug problem in his country|
|5/22/17||Washington Post (Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima)||Current and former officials [not identified]||President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government||Unknown sources, President Trump stated that he did not ask Comey to end Russia investigation and Ex CIA Chief Brennan stated under oath that no evidence Trump or team pressured intelligence community to stop Flynn investigation, fabrication|
|5/20/17||CNN (Pamela Brown and Gloria Borger)||Source [not identified]||Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him on his judgement about Russia probe||Unknown sources, not clear if corroborated by Comey, possible leak by Comey|
|5/19/2017||New York Times (Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman and Mathew Rosenberg)||Document summarizing the meeting [not provided]||Trump called Comey a ‘Nutjob’||Unknown sources, Russian FM Lavrov Refutes Claims that he did not discuss Comey’s dismissal with Trump, likely fabricated|
|5/19/2017||Washington Post (Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky)||Sources [not identified]||Law-enforcement investigation into possible co-ordination between Russia and the Trump campaign had identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest||Unknown sources, No illegal implications at all|
|5/17/17||Washington Post (Adam Entous)||Audio recording (not in their possession)||House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Putin pays Trump||Unknown sources (video never obtained), Those present said he was joking, media takes out of context just hit piece, fabrication|
|5/16/17||New York Times (Michael S. Schmidt)||Comey memo (not provided or admittedly seen by NYT reporter)||Trump had asked Comey to stop Flynn investigation||Unknown sources, Comey testified under oath on May 3rd that he had never been pressured, fabrication|
|5/15/17||Washington Post (Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe)||Current and former US officials [not identified]||Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador||Unknown sources, National Security Advisor McMaster stated nothing shared that was not already public and article itself stated President has authority to declassify secrets, liberal media hit piece, fabrication|
|5/12/17||CNN (Laura Jarrett)||Justice Department Official [not identified]||Sessions to begin interviewing FBI candidates||Unknown sources, no criminal activities, likely created to support other fabricated leaks|
|5/12/17||The Hill (Jonathan Easley)||One former transition team official with close ties to the administration [not identified]||“It’s total chaos” [the White House]||Unknown sources, constant message coming out of liberal media not substantiated, likely overblown and fabricated|
|5/12/17||ABC (Pierre Thomas, Zach Date and Tom Kutsch)||Sources [not identified]||Comey furious at lack of respect White House showed||Unknown sources, not corroborated by Comey, possible leak by Comey|
|5/12/17||CNN (Pamela Brown)||Source familiar with the matter [not identified]||Former FBI Director James Comey is “not worried about any tapes” of conversations between him and President Donald Trump||Unknown sources, Comey stated that he welcomed tapes, likely leak by Comey|
Daily Beast (Lachlan Markay and
|One official [not identified]||White House staff react to Trump tweet with “Jesus”||Unknown sources, not corroborated by anyone, another liberal hit piece, likely overblown or fabricated|
|5/11/17||New York Times (Michael S. Schmidt)||Two people who heard Comey’s account of the dinner [not identified]||In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.||Unknown sources, Comey confirmed in testimony, Trump denied this in NBC Interview, likely leaked by Comey and fabrication|
|5/10/17||CNN (Sara Murray)||Two sources [not identified]||James Comey sought more resources for Russia investigation||Unknown sources, Current Director Rosenstein stated in a House probe that there was no evidence Comey asked for more resources for Russia probe, fabrication, potential leak by Comey|
|5/10/17||CNN, Dylan Byers and Jim Acosta||White House official [not identified]||Sean Spicer under fire at White House||Unknown sources, Spicer remains at White House, fabricated|
|5/10/17||Washington Post, Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Sari Horwitz and Robert Costa||the person close to the White House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter [not identified]||Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein threatened to resign||Unknown sources, Rosenstein said he never did, fabrication|
|5/8/17||CNN, Jim Acosta and Jeremy Diamond||Former Obama Administration Officials [not identified]||Obama warned President Trump about hiring General Flynn||Unknown sources, not confirmed, not illegal, liberal hit piece, likely fabricated|
|5/8/17||Bloomberg, Eli Lake||White House officials [not identified]||President Trump had clash with NSA McMaster in front of staff||Unknown sources, nothing illegal, liberal hit piece, likely fabricated|
|5/1/17||Vanity Fair, Sarah Ellison||A senior official close to the President [not identified]||May Vanity Fair report on civil war in White House||Unknown sources, total hit piece stating President Trump “pandered to white nationalists”, total fabrication and nasty|
|4/30/17||CNN, Jim Acosta and Eric Bradner||Sources, [not identified]||Dr. Sabastian Gorka will be leaving White House||Unknown sources, did not happen, fabrication|
|4/26/17||CNN, Jeremy Diamond and Patrick Gillespie||Two senior administration officials [not identified]||President Trump considering Executive Order to get out of NAFTA||Unknown sources, did not happen, fabrication|
|3/30/17||New York Times, Mathew Rosenberg, Maggie Haberman and Adam Goldman||Four American officials [not identified]||2 White House officials helped give Rep Nunez intelligence reports||Unknown sources, nothing illegal alleged|
|3/14/17||MSNBC, Rachel Maddow||Source not provided||President Trump’s 2005 tax return||Unknown sources, hit piece that showed Trump paid more and higher percent than Bernie or Obama, illegally released|
|2/24/17||Washington Post, Josh Rogan||Source of memo not identified||Rex Tillerson’s anti-leak memo leaked||Unknown sources, nothing illegal, hit piece from liberal media|
|2/18/17||AP, Garance Burke||Administration officials [not identified]||Memo suggests National Guard may round up illegal immigrants||Unknown sources, Department of Homeland said they were thinking no such thing, hit piece and fabrication|
|2/14/17||New York Times, Michael S. Schmidt, Mark Mazzetti||Four current and former American officials [not identified]||Trump associates contacted Russia intelligence||Unknown sources, nothing illegal, hit piece by liberal media to imply misdeeds|
|2/9/17||CNBC, Ken Dilanian||Official [not identified]||Transcripts reveal General Flynn spoke to Russian Ambassador||Unknown sources, nothing illegal, hit piece by liberal media to imply misdeeds|
|2/8/17||Huffington Post (S.V. Date , Christina Wilkie)||Two sources [not identified]||President Trump called Mike Flynn at 3am to ask economic question and doesn’t think towels on Air Force One are soft enough.||Unknown sources, not corroborated by anyone, likely left hit piece from nothing criminal, likely fabricated|
|2/2/17||CNN, Jake Tapper, Eli Watkins, Jim Acosta and Euan McKirdy||Sources say [not identified]||President Trump’s Calls with Mexican and Australian leaders leaked||Unknown sources, nothing illegal by President Trump, illegal to release transcripts, hit piece meant to embarrass the President|
|1/25/17||New York Times, Charlie Savage||Three page memo [source not identified]||Draft Executive Order to reopen CIA black sites||Unknown sources, has not happened, fabrication|
Note that the most ‘leaks’ since the inauguration have come from CNN (9), the Washington Post (8), and the ‘Failing’ New York Times (84). These three MSM outlets best fit the label of ‘Very Fake News’.
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Evidence in Hillary Clinton’s creepy campaign manager John Podesta’s emails released before the election by WikiLeaks show that the Clinton campaign was in cahoots with the mainstream media. At least 65 MSM reporters were meeting with and/or coordinating offline with top Hillary advisors.
The WikiLeaks emails also show that as early as December 2015 Podesta discussed Trump’s “bromance with Putin” and the potential for using it as a means to slander Trump. Based on his emails, there is a very high probability that Podesta is behind some of the ‘leaks’ reported since the election. If Podesta is involved then the probability that some of the ‘leaks’ are made up is a very likely.
Also, regardless of whether the ‘leaks’ are coming out of the government or are just being made up by someone like Podesta, the MSM outlets reporting these stories insulting the Trump Administration are showing the lowest form of journalistic professionalism because these reports all include no sources, no documents or support, and the timing of the releases is set to cause maximum political damage (right after the president leaves the country). Simply put these ‘leaks’ are political propaganda.
Fortunately for President Trump, the majority of the US that voted him into office stopped reading ‘failing’ newspapers like the New York Times and stopped watching MSM media outlets like ‘real fake news’ CNN a long time ago and Comey today even admitted that many of these “leaks” are dead wrong.
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The President has the law on his side. Attorney General Sessions needs to add these entities and individuals to a growing list of corrupt swamp dwellers that need to be brought to justice. Former FBI Director Comey needs to be added to this list.
Drain the Swamp!