Former FBI chief James Comey re-emerged this week to weigh-in on the Attorney General’s assertion that the agency “spied” on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election; saying the bureau simply “investigated” allegations of Russian interference.
Comey was speaking with CBS This Morning when he was asked to comment on Barr’s explosive testimony.
Former FBI Director James Comey's firing by President Trump led to Mueller's appointment as Special Counsel. @Comey joins us for his first TV interview since the Mueller report was released to the public. pic.twitter.com/ShZFCNjGBA
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 8, 2019
“Yeah, I have no idea what he’s talking about. The FBI doesn’t spy, the FBI investigates. We investigated a very serious allegation that Americans might be hooked-up with the Russian effort to attack our democracy,” said Comey.
COMEY CHAOS: Giuliani Suggests ‘PROSECUTING COMEY’ if FBI Spied on Trump
President Trump’s newest lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani didn’t hold back when commenting on recent revelations the FBI may have spied on the Trump campaign; saying if true James Comey should be “prosecuted.”
Giuliani was speaking with Fox News Thursday when he was asked to comment on new accusations the FBI had an “inside man” interacting with the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 race for the White House.
If Comey was involved, said Giuliani, “he should be prosecuted… If there’s a spy, they got nothing from it.”
President Trump weighed-in on the revelations Thursday, saying we are “now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history.”
“Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History…and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction. The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!”
Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History…and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction. The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2018
COMEY CHAOS: Susan Rice’s ‘UNUSUAL’ Email Raises NEW QUESTIONS About Comey’s Testimony
A bombshell email from former National Security Advisor Susan Rice sent during President Trump’s inauguration is raising serious questions over former FBI director James Comey’s congressional testimony; highlighting possible inconsistencies over high-level meetings with President Obama during Trump’s transition.
Rice’s email -sent to herself on January 20th, 2017- detailed ongoing discussions between James Comey, Barack Obama, and other senior staffers regarding Russian election interference; prompting Congressional leaders to question why he never mentioned the meetings while speaking under oath.
“I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) – once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016,” Comey said during his opening statement.
“Yet Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., earlier this week released an email Rice sent to herself on Inauguration Day 2017, detailing an Oval Office meeting held Jan. 5 with Obama, Comey, then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and herself,” writes Fox News.
The email raises serious questions over former President Barack Obama’s involvement in the FBI’s investigation into allegations the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian officials, as well as the administration’s involvement in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.