(National Sentinel) Media: It didn’t take long for the #nevertrump “mainstream” media to kick in to full gear ginning up false innuendo and fake news to support their narrative that President Donald J. Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey to prevent him from ‘discovering Trump’s collusion with Russia.’
The New York Times reported that Comey asked the Justice Department for more money and more staff to continue the never-ending Russia-Trump investigation:
Days before he was fired, James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in resources for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, according to four congressional officials, including Senator Richard J. Durbin.
Mr. Comey made his appeal to Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, who also wrote the Justice Department’s memo that was used to justify the firing of Mr. Comey this week, the officials said.
Wait – “congressional officials?” Not Justice Department officials? And a Democratic senator who hates Trump? This is the Times’ evidence?
“I’m told that as soon as Rosenstein arrived, there was a request for additional resources for the investigation and that a few days afterwards, he was sacked,” said Mr. Durbin, a Democrat of Illinois. “I think the Comey operation was breathing down the neck of the Trump campaign and their operatives, and this was an effort to slow down the investigation.”
Riiight. Just like when former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lied and said “people told him” that then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes for years. When challenged about his sources, Reid essentially told the media to go ask Romney about it. Sounds like Dick Durbin has picked up Reid’s old playbook.
The Washington Post echoed the Times’ claim:
Last week, then-FBI Director James B. Comey requested more resources from the Justice Department for his bureau’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, according to two officials with knowledge of the discussion.
Comey, who was fired by President Trump on Tuesday, made the request in a meeting last week with Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, and briefed the chair and Democratic ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, the officials said.
But what does the Justice Department say?
Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said reports that Comey had requested more funding or other resources for the Russia investigation are “totally false.” Such a request, she said, “did not happen,” the Post reported.
Even the Times noted:
The F.B.I. declined to comment. But Sarah Isgur Flores, the Justice Department spokeswoman, said “the idea that he asked for more funding” for the Russia investigation was “totally false.” She did not elaborate.
What does she have to elaborate on? Either Comey asked or he didn’t, and the Justice Department’s official spokeswoman said he didn’t.
And yet, we have the Times and the Post publishing this garbage, once again based on anonymous sources and a #nevertrump Democratic senator.
It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Democrats, desperate to change the narrative from “Comey’s interference caused Hillary Clinton to lose in November” to “Trump-Russia collusion caused Hillary Clinton to lose in November,” are now inventing this smoking gun to further their new/old narrative for why Clinton lost. And obviously the lamestream establishment media is continuing to play its role in the big lie.
Fake news, anyone?