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I did not know this particular fact, but it doesn't surprise me at all. The principal source for the rest of this story is, well, me—specifically a long interview I gave to reporter Michael Schmidt on Friday about my conversations with FBI Director James Comey over the last few months, and particularly about one such conversation that took place on March 27 over lunch in Comey’s FBI office.
I called Schmidt Friday morning after reading his earlier story, which ran the previous evening, about Comey’s dinner with President Trump and the President’s demands at that dinner for a vow of loyalty. Schmidt had reported that Trump requested that Comey commit to personal loyalty to the President, and that Comey declined, telling the President that he would always have Comey’s “honesty.” When I read Schmidt’s account, I immediately understood certain things Comey had said to me over the previous few months in a different, and frankly more menacing, light. While I am not in the habit of discussing with reporters my confidential communications with friends, I decided that the things Comey had told me needed to be made public.
I kind of love that this guy says "no one named" in a response to me--who was, uh, the named source....
originally posted by: toysforadults
When did everyone become so enthralled with the mainstream narrative that it's all they talk about?
is anything going on behind the scenes I mean what is really happening why is this all everyone ever talks about all of a sudden?
originally posted by: TheScale
great find. going through the tweets and its interesting how he claims to be non partisan but constantly makes partisan claims.
“He had to throw some brushback pitches to the administration,” Benjamin Wittes, a friend of Mr. Comey’s, said in interviews.
Mr. Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, the editor in chief of the Lawfare blog and a frequent critic of Mr. Trump, recalls a lunch he had with Mr. Comey in March at which Mr. Comey told him he had spent the first two months of Mr. Trump’s administration trying to preserve distance between the F.B.I. and the White House and educating it on the proper way to interact with the bureau.
Mr. Wittes said he never intended to publicly discuss his conversations with Mr. Comey. But after The New York Times reported earlier this month that shortly after his inauguration Mr. Trump asked Mr. Comey for a loyalty pledge, Mr. Wittes said he saw Mr. Trump’s behavior in a “more menacing light” and decided to speak out.
As I told Schmidt, I did not act in any sense at Comey’s request. The information I provided, however, dovetails neatly with the Times's subsequent discovery of the personal confrontation described above between Comey and the President over investigative inquiries and inquiries directly to the Bureau from the White House.
May 15 Benjamin Wittes @benjaminwittes #NotesFromUnderTrump, Day 115: Every Trump facility, every casino, every gauche hotel, everywhere in the world. Get on it, people.
May 15 Benjamin Wittes @benjaminwittes #NotesFromUnderTrump, Day 115: Wherein we salute @bellvisuals for the best protest yet of the Trump Era. Really verklempt, man!
May 14 Benjamin Wittes @benjaminwittes #NotesFromUnderTrump, Day 114: What did you do the week the President corrupted federal law enforcement? Did you call your Rep & Senators?