Inspector General Michael Horowitz’ report is due out by September, and it doesn’t look good. Especially for James Comey. He appears to have been running a spying operation in the White House.
While lying to the President about being a target of any investigation.
Two U.S. officials briefed on the inspector general’s investigation of possible FBI misconduct said Comey was essentially “running a covert operation against” the president, starting with a private “defensive briefing” he gave Trump just weeks before his inauguration. They said Horowitz has examined high-level FBI text messages and other communications indicating Comey was actually conducting a “counterintelligence assessment” of Trump during that January 2017 meeting in New York.
In addition to adding notes of his meetings and phone calls with Trump to the official FBI case file, Comey had an agent inside the White House who reported back to FBI headquarters about Trump and his aides, according to other officials familiar with the matter.
Ed Morrisey goes into some more detail about the issue at hand.
Spying on Trump by coopting one of his aides hikes that to a level not seen since the FBI’s bad old days. It’s true that the FBI has the main charter for domestic counter-espionage activities, but the FBI is not supposed to spy on elected officials — not without bulletproof substantiation of a threat. And again, we know now that the FBI never had even a reasonable suspicion to spy on Trump.
Anyone without TDS who has paid any attention knows the “evidence” was an unvetted piece of opposition research paid for by Hillary Clinton. Fake information provided by Ukrainian contacts through Trump-hating third parties.
We might need more popcorn.