Comstock Haunted by Partisan Past

Comstock Haunted by Partisan Past

On Friday, Trump pardoned convicted felon Scooter Libby in a case that, as the New York Times puts it, “mirrors his own.” Libby was caught lying to FBI agents during a special prosecutor investigation into the leaked identity of former CIA officer Valerie Plame. He was convicted in 2007 of perjury and obstruction of justice.

Once again there is a embarrassing skeleton lurking in Barbara Comstock’s closet.

Barbara Comstock played a key role in running the Scooter Libby defense fund. That’s right - Barbara Comstock actually raised money and publicly defended a man who lied to the FBI about revealing the identify of an undercover CIA agent. According to George Bush Sr., people who reveal CIA sources are “the most insidious of traitors”, but Barbara Comstock is cool with it.

“These are people who have been involved in political activities for a long while and know things can get pretty rough . . . who are willing to put their good names behind Scooter’s good name,” Barbara Comstock, Libby defense fund spokesperson, said.

Libby has returned the favor by donating regularly to Comstock’s campaign.

Jennifer Wexton’s campaign was quick to pounce:

Although Barbara Comstock recently won election pretending to be a moderate, she has spent most of her life as a Republican hack. She has been running with the right wing conspiracy crowd for years and it has already produced several embarrassing connections between Comstock and the Trump-Russia scandal.

Comstock’s right wing past has already revealed several problematic connections between her and several Trump-Russia players. That list will surely grow as the story unfolds.

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