Feds Arrest James Comey From His Home at 3 AM-Fiction!
Feds Arrest James Comey From His Home at 3 AM-Fiction!Summary of eRumor: Federal agents took James Comey from his home at 3 am and suspect him in engaging in a revenge plot against President Donald Trump. The Truth: A self-described fake news website is behind false reports that the feds led James Comey from his home at 3 a.m. The story appeared at the website Last Line of Defense in July 2017 under the headline, "James Comey Taken From His Home By Feds At 3AM." The story credits Comey's supposed neighbor, Skip Tetheluda, as its source:
“I saw 4 or 5 black GMC SUVs with US Government plates pull up in front of Jim’s house. I went out to see what they were doing and they told me they were Secret Service and to go back inside and ‘shelter in place.’ Four or five minutes they came out with Jim in boxers and a t shirt, hancuffed with a bag over his head.The SUV with Jim in it sped away and the others stayed and you could hear them tearing the place apart.” Later, the report added that those familiar with the case said Comey was arrested by Secret Service for allegedly conspiring against President Donald Trump, apparently because the president fired him. The disclaimer for Last Line of Defense, however, makes clear that it's not a reputable news source:
DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that may sometimes appear to be telling the truth. We assure you that’s not the case. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality.I that disclaimer wasn't enough to prove this one false, a photo that accompanied the story actually shows the scene of a shooting in Guyana, not feds swarming Jim Comey's house at 3 a.m. [caption id="attachment_105088" align="aligncenter" width="648"] A photo of a crime scene in Guyana has been falsely identified as feds arresting Jim Comey.[/caption] So, like many other rumors about James Comey that have circulated since his ouster as FBI direct, the rumor that Comey was arrested is a work of fiction.