FBI Director James Comey

Comey Calls BS on Trump

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FBI Director James Comey addressed the assertion by Donald J. Trump of wire tapping of him and his building (Trump Tower) during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Speaking before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey effectively called bullshit on Trump’s Tweets.

FBI Director James B. Comey on Monday said there is “no information” that supports President Trump’s claims that his predecessor ordered surveillance of Trump Tower during the election campaign.

“I have no information that supports those tweets,’’ said Comey, testifying at the House Intelligence Committee’s first public hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. “We have looked carefully inside the FBI,’’ and agents found nothing to support those claims, he said.

Source: Washington Post, Ellen Nakashima, Karoum Demirjian, Devlin Barrett

Under questioning by Adam Schiff (CA), Comey stated that no president could order such surveillance. This statement ensured everyone in the room or watching on TV understood the lunacy of Trump’s claim.

But Comey wasn’t done poking Trump. He took the unusual step (perhaps not so unusual anymore considering Comey’s recent behavior) of acknowledging the existence of a counterintelligence investigation into the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. Comey explained that the investigation is exploring links between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government.

Altogether not a good day for Team Trump.

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