Report: James Comey Lied, Was Investigating while Telling Trump There Was No Investigation


A new report finds that former FBI Director James Comey was lying to President Donald Trump when he told the president that the Bureau was not investigating him.

One of the curious things about Spygate is that Comey personally assured President Trump that he was never under any investigation by the FBI. But now it is looking like Comey lied to the president’s face, and he was, indeed, probing the president EVEN as he was telling him there was no probe.

The story comes from RealClearPolitics’ Investigations site:

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Sources tell RealClearInvestigations that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will soon file a report with evidence indicating that Comey was misleading the president. Even as he repeatedly assured Trump that he was not a target, the former director was secretly trying to build a conspiracy case against the president, while at times acting as an investigative agent.

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Two U.S. officials briefed on the inspector general’s investigation of possible FBI misconduct said Comey was essentially “running a covert operation against” the president, starting with a private “defensive briefing” he gave Trump just weeks before his inauguration. They said Horowitz has examined high-level FBI text messages and other communications indicating Comey was actually conducting a “counterintelligence assessment” of Trump during that January 2017 meeting in New York.

Further, it is clear that Comey found NO EVIDENCE to support his pre-concieved notion that the president was a criminal.

We know that because we can simply look at his myriad anti-Trump statements during and since his stint at the FBI. If Comey had found evidence, his hate for Trump would have precluded him from ignoring it.

Therefore, we know for a fact that Comey’s illegal, secret investigation of Trump ended with no evidence.

But there is more. Apparently, Comey installed a spy in the White House:

In addition to adding notes of his meetings and phone calls with Trump to the official FBI case file, Comey had an agent inside the White House who reported back to FBI headquarters about Trump and his aides, according to other officials familiar with the matter.

Not only that, but Comey conspired with Obama on the matter:

Comey’s meeting with Trump took place one day after the FBI director met in the Oval Office with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to discuss how to brief Trump — a meeting attended by National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who would soon go to work for CNN.

Go check out the RealClearInvestigations piece. It extensively reports the facts in the case.

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