Another day, another tag team effort between the Democratic Party establishment and the mainstream media to fill the airwaves with fake news and propaganda. This time, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was allowed by stone-faced CBS “journalists” to falsely claim that FBI Director James Comey had “spoken out” against President Trump’s wiretapping claims.
During a Tuesday segment on “CBS This Morning” anchored by Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, and temporary host Anthony Mason, Pelosi was served up several softball questions that allowed her to once again call Trump the “deflector in chief” and rattle off a list of tangential talking points.
However, their script seemed to get derailed when Mason gave Pelosi the opportunity to drag Comey into the conversation.
“Do you think FBI Director James Comey should speak out publicly about this?” he asked.
“He did! He has spoken out,” she said, stuttering slightly. “He said that they should retract that statement, as I understand what I’ve seen in the press.”
“He has, he’s very courageous, to protect the integrity of the FBI, he has spoken out against it,” Pelosi continued, with a wide shot of the anchors showing all three with puzzled looks on their faces as the congresswoman continues to ramble. “And what’s – I don’t know – the Justice Department seems to be missing in action in… other aspects of the Justice Department.”
Let’s return to the realm of facts. Comey has NOT actually made any public statements as to the veracity of Trump’s wiretapping allegations. What Pelosi was apparently referring to were reports that Trump had asked the Justice Department to refute Trump’s claims – which it did not do – as well as rumblings from anonymous insiders that Comey did not believe it.
Were it a conservative congressman on that program, you can bet your bottom dollar that he would not get away with such a blatant misrepresentation. But Nancy “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” Pelosi gets a pass.