A new investigation is being launched on former FBI Director James Comey, and reports show that he lied to President Donald Trump.
Comey told Trump several times while in command that there was no FBI investigation into the president. However, this has recently found to be completely false.
Real Clear Investigations (RCI) Paul Sperry writes that Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz is currently compiling a report, investigating Comey. “Horowitz will file a report with evidence that Comey misled the president. Even as he assured Trump that he was not the target, the former FBI director was secretly building a conspiracy case against the president, while acting as an investigative agent,” Sperry wrote.
He goes on to write that this “ignited a chain of events that has consumed Washington for more than two years – including Comey’s firing by Trump, the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and ongoing claims that Trump obstructed justice.”
RCI reports that the investigation by Horowitz focuses on possible misconduct within the FBI regarding the investigation of an allegation of Trump-Russia collusion.
Two US officials who are familiar with Horowitz report and investigation say that Comey was “running a covert operation against” Trump that begun immediately after his inauguration with a “defensive briefing.”
This meeting was held the day after Comey met with former President Barack Obama and VP 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.”
The stated purpose of the defensive meeting was to brief the president-elect about political warfare tactics or “active measures” that Russia had allegedly used during the 2016 campaign against the US. The information was part of the Democratic-commissioned dossier by Christopher Steele.
However, Trump was only told “about the salacious allegation involving prostitutes in a Moscow hotel; he did not tell the president-elect either that the main thrust of the dossier was Trump’s purported espionage conspiracy with the Kremlin, nor that the FBI had gone to the (FISA court) to get surveillance warrants based on the dossier,” said former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy.
According to officials, Horowitz has reviewed thousands of documents, high-level FBI text messages, and conducted around a hundred interviews, including ones with both current and former FBI and DOJ employees, as well as Comey. All of these suggest that Comey was surveilling Trump on behalf of the president’s political rivals.
Comey even had a spy placed inside the White House, unknown to the president, who would report back to the FBI on the activities of Trump and his aides. The report states that the “agent, Anthony Ferrante, specialized in cybercrime and left the White House at the same time Comey was fired and joined a security firm, where he contracted with BuzzFeed to lead their efforts to verify the Steele document, in connection with a defamation lawsuit.”
McCarthy said, “They were hoping to surveil him incidentally, and they were trying to make a case on him. The real reason Comey did not want to repeat the assurances he made to Trump privately is they were misleading. The FBI strung Trump along, telling him he was not a suspect while structuring the investigation in such a way that Trump was the main subject.”
Representative Devin Nunes from California, chairman and a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee and one who investigated the origins of the Russia probe, said that Comey, in partnership with other officials, appeared to be trying to defeat Trump and overturn the election results.
He said, “You have the culmination of the ultimate spying, where you have the FBI director spying on the president, taking notes and illegally leaking those notes of classified information” to liberal backed media seeking to bring Trump down.
In addition, the report notes that lawyer Lisa Page, who was having an affair with fellow Democratic supporter and FBI agent Peter Strzok, was working directly with Comey’s deputy Andrew McCabe on the Trump investigation.
When she was called to testify before Congress, she lied under oath and then had to backtrack, taking her prior statement back about denying conversations on an obstruction of justice case against Trump. “I need to take back my prior statement,” she said and then admitted that Comey and McCabe had talked about their secret investigation into Trump.