James Comey confessed that the FBI spied on Trump Friday. The former FBI director got defensive when a Los Angeles Radio host brought up the New York Times report about his bureau’s s use of an informant to “seduce” a member of the Trump campaign.
Comey said that the FBI was just “doing their job” when they had a woman pretend to be a research assistant to spy on George Papadopoulos in September of 2016. Papadopoulos said that the woman tried to coax information out of him. Comey said that the FBI did the only thing they could after learning that the Russians wanted to interfere in the 2016 election, and that Papadopoulos “had talked to a Russian representative about the fact that the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton.”
“What should the FBI do when it gets that information? It should investigate to figure out whether any Americans are hooked up with this massive interference effort. And that’s what we did.” Comey said.
Oh, please. Comey know that the investigation didn’t start with Papadopoulos. It started because of the phony Russia dossier that his people pushed on the FISA court without telling them it was political garbage.
Leakin’ Comey seems to be taking this one personally. He told Republicans to “breathe into a paper bag,” saying the FBI used “limited tools.” Limited tools – like an FBI informant? Like FISA warrants? Yeah, those “limited tools.”
Why is Comey so defensive? Could it be that the DOJ has an attorney general who acknowledges that “spying did occur?” William Barr isn’t rolling over on this one, and neither is the Inspector General. The informant bombshell came from the IG Report that isn’t even out yet. How much worse will things get for Comey and his cronies?