Former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday penned an opinion piece in the Washington Post about the Russia probe and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings (or lack thereof). According to Comey, "the president is a liar who doesn’t care what damage he does to vital institutions," which is why he felt the need to set the record straight.
"We must call out his lies that the FBI was corrupt and committed treason, that we spied on the Trump campaign, and tried to defeat Donald Trump. We must constantly return to the stubborn facts," Comey wrote.
The former FBI Director does everything in his power to discredit President Trump's claims that he was a Clinton supporter...and it's rich (emphasis mine):
As director, I was determined that the work would be done carefully, professionally and discreetly. We were just starting. If there was nothing to it, we didn’t want to smear Americans. If there was something to it, we didn’t want to let corrupt Americans know we were on to them. So, we kept it secret. That’s how the FBI approaches all counterintelligence cases.
And there’s the first problem with Trump’s whole “treason” narrative. If we were “deep state” Clinton loyalists bent on stopping him, why would we keep it secret? Why wouldn’t the much-maligned FBI supervisor Peter Strzok — the alleged kingpin of the “treasonous” plot to stop Trump — tell anyone? He was one of the very few people who knew what we were investigating.
We investigated. We didn’t gather information about the campaign’s strategy. We didn’t “spy” on anyone’s campaign. We investigated to see whether it was true that Americans associated with the campaign had taken the Russians up on any offer of help. By late October, the investigators thought they had probable cause to get a federal court order to conduct electronic surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page. Page was no longer with the campaign, but there was reason to believe he was acting as an agent of the Russian government. We asked a federal judge for permission to surveil him and then we did it, all without revealing our work, despite the fact that it was late October and a leak would have been very harmful to candidate Trump. Worst deep-state conspiracy ever.
Comey said if there was truly a conspiracy to stop Trump from winning, the FBI wouldn't have reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. And the best part of the entire piece? He's defending the mainstream media!
There is a reason the non-fringe media doesn’t spend much time on this “treason” and “corruption” business. The conspiracy theory makes no sense. The FBI wasn’t out to get Donald Trump. It also wasn’t out to get Hillary Clinton. It was out to do its best to investigate serious matters while walking through a vicious political minefield.
But go ahead, investigate the investigators, if you must. When those investigations are over, they will find the work was done appropriately and focused only on discerning the truth of very serious allegations. There was no corruption. There was no treason. There was no attempted coup. Those are lies, and dumb lies at that. There were just good people trying to figure out what was true, under unprecedented circumstances.
Are you for real right now?
The mainstream media got it wrong for two years. TWO YEARS. We had talking heads going on CNN and MSNBC telling us that there was, in fact, collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. We had these same talking heads telling us it was only a matter of time before Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed exactly what they knew to be true. Mueller's report was supposed to be the smoking gun that took down President Trump... except Mueller – the very guy who was the end all, be all for the Democrats – gave them nothing. He found nothing. There was no collusion and no obstruction.
And guess what happened when the Mueller report dropped? The mainstream media was suddenly spinning their heads trying to find some way to spin Mueller's findings.
They said there was obstruction so they brought in Mueller. Mueller investigated and found nothing. Then it was "well the whole report needs to be made public!" Attorney General William Barr made 98 percent of the Mueller report public, despite not being required to do so, and what happened? Democrats accused him of covering for Trump. They wanted Barr to break the law by releasing grand jury testimony. When he refused to comply then they pointed their finger back at him and said "HA! The fact that you won't release the whole report is PROOF that you're covering for Trump!" But if he would have released the grand jury information they would have come after him for releasing the very information they demanded.
Comey, the mainstream media and Democrats are delusional. And this opinion piece is another sad, sad very failed attempt to spin the facts. The truth of the matter is the house of cards is falling and it's very, very bad for Democrats and the deep state. Comey proved that point again.