The most overlooked detail of former FBI Director James Comey's interview is his delight that his wife and daughters attended the Woman’s March in 2017.

In normal times, he would have lost his security clearance and job due to their actions and associations.

Prior to the march in Washington, the committee organizing the event honestly explained who was organizing and speaking at the event. Among the many organizations the website lists as partners are the United States Communist Party and the American Indian Movement.

The first person listed among the “Honorary Co-Chairs” is Angela Davis, and she delivered one of the key speeches at the march in our capital city to the women of the Comey family, as well as the others gathered.

This information was available to the FBI director and his family prior to the event, and that is crucial to the timeline. What you are about to read might be new to you, but the FBI and Director Comey knew all and more before his wife and children went to the march, and he knew the importance of such rallies to the recruitment efforts of the organizers.

Angela Davis is a violent revolutionary who has spent her life trying to convert America into a communist dictatorship. The website of the Women’s March was honest enough to include this in her biography: “She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent 18 months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s ‘Most Wanted List’.”

The featured speaker and the honorary co-chair of the march the then-FBI Director’s wife and daughters attended in 2017 had once been on the FBI’s most wanted list, and it was fully advertised on the website of the organizers of the march.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Angela Davis has served as a willing tool of the Russian-controlled communist movement her entire adult life. She has been honored by the Soviet Union with the Lenin Peace Prize, and by East Germany with an honorary degree and the Star of People’s Friendship. She accepted these awards in the 1970’s after being released from prison.

While she was in prison for assisting in a jailbreak that resulted in a judge being murdered, the communists rallied to her side. According to a CIA estimate, the Soviet Union dedicated five percent of its international propaganda budget to defending Angela Davis. The communist masters of East Germany ordered school children to send letters to Davis as she awaited trial.

If I know this about Angela Davis, it is safe to assume the Director of the FBI knew all of it, and much more.

Remember, this was when Comey was investigating Russian interference and propaganda in the American political process. While the Soviet Union and the KGB changed their names, there is no evidence they dropped their relations with foreign agents. The case of FBI agent Robert Hanssen is illustrative, because he continued his treason against America after the Russian name change, and certainly Comey would be aware of this historic case.

The celebrated author and Russian dissent Alexander Solzhenitsyn condemned Angela Davis in 1975 for her support of the Soviet dictatorship. He knew the horrors of the communist system from his time in the gulags and wrote about it in books like The Gulag Archipelago. Just four years after being condemned by Solzhenitsyn, who had fought the Nazis as a Russian soldier, she accepted the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet government.

When Angela Davis addressed the Comey family and others in Washington to attack our President, she had a very clear message, and it was consistent with her entire life’s work. She told the Comeys and others who joined them to listen to her, “We celebrate the impending release of Chelsea Manning. And Oscar Lopez Rivera. But we also say free Leonard Peltier. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Free Assata Shakur.”

Who are these individuals the communist Davis celebrated at the Women’s March?

Chelsea Manning was an Army soldier who betrayed his oath and his country and gave top secret information to Wikileaks. This is the same organization that the FBI has been investigating, and many believe is a conduit to Russian intelligence organizations. President Obama freed Manning in his final days as President.

Oscar Lopez Rivera was a violent terrorist who participated in bombings and robberies on the continental United States in an attempt to control Puerto Rico. The terrorist organization he belonged to was closely affiliated with Communist Cuba and he was pardoned by President Obama.

Leonard Peltier murdered two FBI agents in 1975 as a member of the American Indian Movement--the same American Indian Movement that sponsored the 2017 rally attended by the Comey family. Agents Ronald Williams and Jack Coler were shot and then executed at close range when they were defenseless. This must be the first time an FBI Director’s family has attended a rally demanding the freedom of a man convicted of killing two FBI agents.

Mumia Abu Jamal was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in the 1980’s as a member of the Black Panther Party.

Assata Shakur was convicted of murder in the death of a New Jersey State Trooper when she was a communist revolutionary. She later escaped from jail and is being sheltered by the Cuban dictatorship at this very moment. She is on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list and the NJ State Police wanted list, with a $2,000,000 reward for her capture. This must be the first time an FBI Director’s family attended a rally demanding freedom for a person on the FBI list of most wanted terrorists.

James Comey knew everything and much more about the characters mentioned in this article. Why would he put his family in a position to be exploited by the organizers of the March?

At the time he was investigating Russian involvement in our political process, why would he allow his daughters to participate in a rally organized by communists with deep connections to the country he was most concerned about?

Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.


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