Keith Davies Political Correspondent
In October 2016 Benjamin Wittes the good friend of James Comey who leaked information to New York Times under Comey’s direction, wrote an article titled: “A Coalition of All Democratic Forces, Part III: What if Trump Wins?” In this article Mr. Wittes mentions “the Insurance policy” in case Trump was elected.
We also know that Peter Strzok wrote in a text, two months earlier in August 2016 about that same idea of an “insurance policy”. This suggests that Comey probably had meetings with his senior inner circle and shared those very same thoughts with his good friend Benjamin Wittes at one his regular lunch meetings which inspired the use of the analogy in his article which also contains amazing irony and hypocrisy.
relevant excerpt from article:
This is why I keep life insurance, even though I have a much lower than seven percent chance of dying this year. And while I don’t think I have a 16 percent chance of major medical expenses either, I still maintain a health insurance policy, as do other healthy people who know what’s good for them. Responsible people plan for disasters of this likelihood; and while the Sunday shows yesterday were full of talk of whether the presidential race is over, a major party candidate for president always has a chance of prevailing.
So our democracy needs a health insurance policy.
NOW COMPARE THE STRZOK TEXT:
The article penned by Benjamin Wittes in October 2016 is full of irony, as the very fear he had of Donald Trump becoming a tyrant and anti democratic mentioning in this amazing excerpt where he states what he will do in the unlikely event that Trump wins the election.
The broader ambition should be a very public, cross-ideological network of lawyers and philanthropists willing to:
Provide first-rate counsel to defend individuals and groups whom Trump or his minions go after in retaliation for speaking their minds or criticizing him or opposing him politically;
Actively challenge policy initiatives that threaten core democratic values;
Monitor the Justice Department and major regulatory enforcement bodies for signs of political corruption or misuse;
Interface with Congress to maximize whatever opportunities there may be for oversight and legislative push-back; and
Thereby ensure to the maximum degree possible that American constitutional rights and democratic institutions emerge from a Trump administration as unharmed as possible.
If I wake up on November 9 to find that Trump has been elected president, I plan to spend the next two months building such a network.
I highly recommend you read the whole article which explains much of what Comey must have shared with his good friend Benjamin Wittes over one of those lunches. The “Insurance policy” idea may have been a coincidence but there are too many coincidences on this case to be such. All will be revealed I am sure over the coming weeks.