President Trump Says Comey Lied about FBI Protocol on FISA

Disgrace former FBI Director James Comey believes the swamp rats still protect him. Because he blatantly lied again.

Here he is after his “testimony”, where Comey actually claims that the FBI followed proper FISA protocol:

Tired of their lies, President Donald Trump now targets the vermin.

And as The Daily Wire reported,

Following a report on a chain of emails between FBI officials regarding FISA applications for a Trump associate that may contain “the most damning evidence to date of potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA),” President Trump brought up alleged FISA abuse in a series of tweets late Thursday.

On Wednesday, The Hill’s John Solomon reported on emails recently requested for declassification by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) that sources say could prove to be the smoking gun on FISA abuse by high-ranking FBI officials under Obama.

“The email exchanges included then-FBI Director James Comey, key FBI investigators in the Russia probe and lawyers in the DOJ’s national security division, and they occurred in early to mid-October, before the FBI successfully secured a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page,” Solomon reports. “The email exchanges show the FBI was aware — before it secured the now-infamous warrant — that there were intelligence community concerns about the reliability of the main evidence used to support it: the Christopher Steele dossier. The exchanges also indicate FBI officials were aware that Steele, the former MI6 British intelligence operative then working as a confidential human source for the bureau, had contacts with news media reporters before the FISA warrant was secured.”

While Comey did a masterful job giving vague answers, he backed himself in a corner on this one issue.

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Victor David Hanson shows the bread crumbs of evidence that condemns Comey.

Yet Christopher Steele, a British subject and de facto unregistered foreign agent, is eminently indictable and extraditable. He was paid through two firewalls (Fusion GPS and Perkins Coie) by Hillary Clinton to tap Russian sources to compile a smear dossier on her opponent, with the intent of warping the U.S. election — a classic example of foreign-agent interference in an American campaign. If we were to take away that one purchased document, then the FISA court warrants, the informants, and all the CIA, FBI, and DOJ machinations would likely have disappeared or never arisen.

Obama-administration officials Bruce Ohr (whose wife worked on the dossier) at Justice, James Comey at the FBI, and John Brennan at the CIA all in some manner colluded with Steele, either directly or indirectly, to monitor the Trump campaign and then to seed the dossier among government agencies and courts, both to ensure its leakage and to brand it with a stamp of official seriousness, warranting investigations and media sensationalism.

Even a 5-year old can follow those bread crumbs. But there is just a bit more.

The Hanson article continues:

Bruce Ohr filed a false federal disclosure affidavit, in that he did not reveal, as required, that his wife was employed by Fusion GPS to work on the Steele dossier. Nor did he disclose that after the election he had been in contact with Steele, offering his help in the effort to find proof of collusion.

James Comey, along with Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, and Sally Yates, at various times submitted requests to a FISA court that deliberately never disclosed that their chief evidence for such surveillance was 1) paid for by Hillary Clinton (instead, the applications claimed vaguely that it was a product of generic opposition research, likely and by design confusing its Republican-primary origins with its maturity under Clinton auspices), 2) used as a circular source for news accounts produced in turn to establish its fides, 3) unsubstantiated and either not fact-checked or found to be impossible to verify, 4) compiled by an author already dismissed by the FBI as a unreliable asset.

Either Andrew McCabe or James Comey has likely perjured himself; or both may have. Their conflicting testimonies about leaking information to the media, and the relative importance of the Steele dossier for FISA court warrants, cannot be reconciled.

Despite this overwhelming evidence, crooked Comey put up a stoic front. Because Democrats train their swamp rats to lie to the bitter end. And Comey was trained by the best.

Hanson offers even more evidence,

In addition to the leaking by the FBI’s two top officials, James Comey and Andrew McCabe, we know that several top Obama officials requested the unmasking of names of U.S. citizens swept up in FISA surveillance. And some names then found their way into the media cycles before the election and during the presidential transition.

In the voluminous text correspondence between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, there is also reference to a planned joint “media leak strategy with DOJ” to smear Carter Page. Again, no one has been charged with the deliberate leaking of government documents and communications to the media for the expressed intent of harming a presidential campaign and transition.

CNN, relying on government and congressional officials’ leaks, falsely reported a number of damaging Trump stories: that transition official Anthony Scaramucci had colluded with a Russian financial official about easing sanctions; that Donald Trump knew in advance of a meeting that his son had agreed to with a Russian operator; that Trump Jr. knew in advance of the contents of the WikiLeaks Podesta trove; and that James Comey would testify to Congress that he never had assured Trump he was not under investigation.

These were all fake news stories, prompting retractions or resignations, and they came from deliberate government leaks floated to harm the Trump administration — in the manner later outlined in a September 5, 2018 op-ed by a Trump-administration official who admitted to actively impeding, with other veritable saboteurs, the actions of the president, in the belief that many of the “resistance” like him in the executive branch had a moral duty to thwart the actions of a duly elected president.

There’s no “I don’t know” out of this mess for Comey. Because the simple conclusion is Comey protected the Clintons. Democrats assigned him this job years ago, going back to the cleaning up the HSBC mess.

But they picked the wrong adversary, as President Trump now knows how bad the Deep State behaves. And no matter how bad Russia, China, or Iran may be, the Deep State is far worse. He realizes that he must excise this cancer right away. So Trump won’t let up.

He tweeted a quote from Trish Regan of Fox Business:

Trish_Regan: “Did the FBI follow protocol to obtain the FISA warrant? I don’t think so. The Dossier was opposition research funded by opponents. Don’t use Government resources to take down political foes. Weaponizing Government for gain.” Is this really America? Witch Hunt!

And all his efforts going forward will be to pressure these people to expose themselves, as Comey just did. Mueller will fall soon. And finally, we will get to the people who put the “fixers” like Comey and Mueller in place.

Victor David Hanson offers this final summary:

In sum, a group of Obama-administration officials and appointees in 2016 colluded with Clinton-campaign personnel to ensure that Donald Trump would not be elected in 2016 and, later, to make sure that his transition and early presidency would fail or be aborted.

Such officials took great risks (some 25 FBI and DOJ officials subsequently retired or were fired or reassigned) in working with foreign interests such as Christopher Steele and by extension his Russian sources to break U.S. laws and to attempt to warp an election — in the belief that there was almost no chance that Trump would be elected. In a Clinton presidency, their beyond-the-call-of-duty insurance work would be rewarded rather than punished.

These efforts failed to stop Trump from winning, and they did not derail his transition. Yet deliberate leaking to the media of the now-stale Steele dossier, “research” from FBI informants planted among minor Trump campaign officials, and improperly warranted government surveillance of former Trump-related officials created a media frenzy, out of which a fired James Comey helped engineer a new lever against Trump: the special-counsel investigation.

If Comey believes he will get out of this, I suggest that some of the other disgraced FBI agents may not let him. The 25 FBI/DOJ officials are now receiving the same treatment of General Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, et al. The only difference is these agents of the Deep Swamp are guilty.

Based on some of the testimony from Comey I read, I believe he fell into the very perjury trap he and Mueller tried to set for Trump and his associates.