James Comey: Is FBI Playing CYA with Latest Statement on Wiretaps?
James Comey is back in the news, and he reminds me of Pat on SNL; except he’s not sexually ambiguous, but politically ambiguous.
Or so he would have you believe. Based on the outcome (twice!) of the Hillary Clinton investigation, I know how Comey “leans.”
Anyway, the question at hand is FBI wiretaps or no FBI wiretaps?
The New York Times reported that Trump was tapped by Obama. However, the former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper said Trump was not tapped. Finally, former Attorney General under George Bush, Mulkasey surmised based on an “inadvertent blurting out by Adam Schiff” that it’s likely officials tapped Trump.
Nevertheless, as reported by The Hill, FBI Director James Comey denies the allegation.
FBI Director James Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.
Senior American officials told The New York Times on Sunday that Comey has said the president’s wiretapping allegations are not true and asked the Justice Department on Saturday to publicly correct the record.
The report comes after President Trump, in a series of early Saturday tweets, claimed President Obama had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower. (read more)
And Comey would know about FBI wiretaps, right? NOT!
I’m not sure why President Trump has kept this man on as FBI Director.
The same guy who relied on reports from investigators in the Hillary Clinton corruption, who didn’t even interview the proper witnesses. The same FBI who kept no notes?
According to The Palmer Report, the FBI may be playing CYA:
If Trump’s claim were true, it would have meant that President Obama had the FBI wiretap Trump Tower. Because the President has no such power, if the FBI had done so at his instruction, it would have meant the FBI committed a crime (there was an alleged FISA warrant properly granted to the FBI by a judge). And so James Comey appears to have taken Trump’s false accusation of a crime personally, compelling him to state the obvious: that it’s not true.
One thing is clear: Washington DC is indeed a swamp, and it needs to be drained.