Fusion Co-Founders Glenn Simpson and Jonathan Winer Refused to Talk to IG; James Comey and Former FBI Attorney James Baker Also Avoided Fully

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Of course they would.

Fusion Co-Founders Glenn Simpson and Jonathan Winer Refused to Talk to IG;
James Comey and Former FBI Attorney James Baker Also Avoided Fully Testifying


Specifically, Comey and Baker refused to get recertified for a classification clearance, thus blocking the IG's efforts to "refresh their recollection" with classified documents.
"Refreshing a witness' recollection" by showing him documents is a common thing at trials and in investigations.
But sometimes witnesses lie about events, and sometimes lie about having no recollection of certain critical details. James Comey, for example, has a steel-trap recall as to things he wants to claim to his media and government coconspirators, but has all sorts of convenient memory lapses about stuff that could get him into legal trouble.
So the IG wanted to "refresh his recollection" about this convenient periods of Lost Time by showing him classified documents and notes that would explain exactly who he talked to and when he talked to them and what he said to them.
Rather than agreeing to do this, Comey said, "Nah, I decline to get new clearance to see classified material," thus preventing the IG from "refreshing his recollection."
Had he been confronted with a lie about a convenient lack of memory with a document that explained exactly what happened, he would have had to make a choice between telling the truth, or doubling down on his lie even in the face of a documentary record "reminding" him of the truth.
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Of course they would.

Fusion Co-Founders Glenn Simpson and Jonathan Winer Refused to Talk to IG;
James Comey and Former FBI Attorney James Baker Also Avoided Fully Testifying


Specifically, Comey and Baker refused to get recertified for a classification clearance, thus blocking the IG's efforts to "refresh their recollection" with classified documents.
"Refreshing a witness' recollection" by showing him documents is a common thing at trials and in investigations.
But sometimes witnesses lie about events, and sometimes lie about having no recollection of certain critical details. James Comey, for example, has a steel-trap recall as to things he wants to claim to his media and government coconspirators, but has all sorts of convenient memory lapses about stuff that could get him into legal trouble.
So the IG wanted to "refresh his recollection" about this convenient periods of Lost Time by showing him classified documents and notes that would explain exactly who he talked to and when he talked to them and what he said to them.
Rather than agreeing to do this, Comey said, "Nah, I decline to get new clearance to see classified material," thus preventing the IG from "refreshing his recollection."
Had he been confronted with a lie about a convenient lack of memory with a document that explained exactly what happened, he would have had to make a choice between telling the truth, or doubling down on his lie even in the face of a documentary record "reminding" him of the truth.
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What's MINX? Another winger 'du jour' site?
 
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Of course they would.

Fusion Co-Founders Glenn Simpson and Jonathan Winer Refused to Talk to IG;
James Comey and Former FBI Attorney James Baker Also Avoided Fully Testifying


Specifically, Comey and Baker refused to get recertified for a classification clearance, thus blocking the IG's efforts to "refresh their recollection" with classified documents.
"Refreshing a witness' recollection" by showing him documents is a common thing at trials and in investigations.
But sometimes witnesses lie about events, and sometimes lie about having no recollection of certain critical details. James Comey, for example, has a steel-trap recall as to things he wants to claim to his media and government coconspirators, but has all sorts of convenient memory lapses about stuff that could get him into legal trouble.
So the IG wanted to "refresh his recollection" about this convenient periods of Lost Time by showing him classified documents and notes that would explain exactly who he talked to and when he talked to them and what he said to them.
Rather than agreeing to do this, Comey said, "Nah, I decline to get new clearance to see classified material," thus preventing the IG from "refreshing his recollection."
Had he been confronted with a lie about a convenient lack of memory with a document that explained exactly what happened, he would have had to make a choice between telling the truth, or doubling down on his lie even in the face of a documentary record "reminding" him of the truth.
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Still burning up that Fusion exposed your boy, eh? Lol!
 
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I think Glenn Simpson Jonathan WIner, Comey and Baker have given hours and hours of testimony under oath and they are damn tired. Why doesn't Trump give it a go and actually go under oath and answer some questions for a change? It seems Trumpsters want everybody else to go under oath but don't give a shit if Trump does or if anybody he is is keeping from answering lawful supboena's from the House, co-operates. You can't bitch about something other people have done several times already for not wanting to do it again when you yourself are unwilling to do so even once. PFFT.
 
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I think Glenn Simpson Jonathan WIner, Comey and Baker have given hours and hours of testimony under oath and they are damn tired. Why doesn't Trump give it a go and actually go under oath and answer some questions for a change? It seems Trumpsters want everybody else to go under oath but don't give a shit if Trump does or if anybody he is is keeping from answering lawful supboena's from the House does. You can't bitch about something other people have done several times already for not wanting to do it again when you yourself are unwilling to do so even once. PFFT.
The IG cannot get testimony from Simpson or Winer. So you are wrong on that. And I believe he cannot get testimony from anyone who no longer works for the FBI.
 
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I believe the reason they (Glenn Simpson and Winer) do not have to cooperate is because they are outside the scope of the IG. IG can only stay within the Dept. of Justice and FBI and he cannot eveb get testimony for those who are no longer with the DOJ and FBI

True, Simpson and Winer could refuse. However, they cannot refuse an invitation to the Durham Grand Jury.

What is intriguing is the actions of Comey and Baker. What were they afraid of if they accepted their clearances back.
 
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True, Simpson and Winer could refuse. However, they cannot refuse an invitation to the Durham Grand Jury.

What is intriguing is the actions of Comey and Baker. What were they afraid of if they accepted their clearances back.
That is interesting. So how does that work for Comey and Baker if they have to go before Durham?