Comey Slams Trump’s FBI Probe: ‘There Was No Coup, These Are Lies, Dumb Lies’

While Trump’s Attorney General William Barr oversees a probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, in which the Obama-era intelligence community has been accused of gross violations of the law – including spying and possible entrapment, fired FBI Director James Comey has been on the defensive, claiming to have “no idea what the heck” people like Barr are talking about in regards to allegations of malfeasance.

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Comey’s latest attempt to untarnish his image comes in the form of a Tuesday afternoon op-ed in the Washington Postresponding to Thursday allegations by the President that Comey, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and former FBI agent Peter Strock had “unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong person.”

“That’s treason, Trump said at a White House event. “They couldn’t win the election, and that’s what happened.”

Trump’s comments were backed by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who said on Sunday that statements by FBI agents investigating Trump sounded “an awful lot like a coup, and it could well be treason.”

Nonsense, insists Comey – who writes of Trump in his op-ed: “We must call out his lies that the FBI was corrupt and committed treason, that we spied on the Trump campaign, and tried to defeat Donald Trump. We must constantly return to the stubborn facts.”

Comey continues: “We investigated. We didn’t gather information about the campaign’s strategy. We didn’t “spy” on anyone’s campaign. We investigated to see whether it was true that Americans associated with the campaign had taken the Russians up on any offer of help.”

The ‘investigating’ – as we now know, included the FBI sending in longtime spook Stefan Halper and an FBI agent posing as Halper’s assistant, who gained the trust of Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos under false pretenses. Months earlier, Papadopoulos had been seeded with the rumor that Russia had negative information on Hillary Clinton by a self-described member of the Clinton Foundation.

In the words of the CIA’s former counterintelligence chief James Olson “I’d call that spying.

In the words of former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, It was entrapment.

Comey continues in his op-ed: 

By late October, the investigators thought they had probable cause to get a federal court order to conduct electronic surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page. Page was no longer with the campaign, but there was reason to believe he was acting as an agent of the Russian government. We asked a federal judge for permission to surveil him and then we did it, all without revealing our work, despite the fact that it was late October and a leak would have been very harmful to candidate Trump. Worst deep-state conspiracy ever.

But wait, the conspiracy idea gets dumber. On Oct. 28, after agonizing deliberation over two terrible options, I concluded I had no choice but to inform Congress that we had reopened the Clinton email investigation. I judged that hiding that fact — after having told Congress repeatedly and under oath that the case was finished — would be worse than telling Congress the truth. It was a decision William Barr praised and Hillary Clinton blamed for her loss 11 days later. Strzok, alleged architect of the treasonous plot to stop Trump, drafted the letter I sent Congress.

And there’s still more to the dumbness of the conspiracy allegation. At the center of the alleged FBI “corruption” we hear so much about was the conclusion that Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied to internal investigators about a disclosure to the press in late October 2016. McCabe was fired over it. And what was that disclosure? Some stop-Trump election-eve screed? No. McCabe authorized a disclosure that revealed the FBI was actively investigating the Clinton Foundation, a disclosure that was harmful to Clinton. -James Comey

Of course, McCabe reportedly authorized the self-serving leak in response to media pressure that he had gone easy on Clinton – not to harm her campaign. Meanwhile according to McCabe, a senior Obama DOJ official called him and was “very pissed off” that the FBI was still pursuing the Clinton Foundation when the DOJ had considered the case dormant.

In closing, Comey writes: “But go ahead, investigate the investigators, if you must. When those investigations are over, they will find the work was done appropriately and focused only on discerning the truth of very serious allegations. There was no corruption. There was no treason. There was no attempted coup. Those are lies, and dumb lies at that. There were just good people trying to figure out what was true, under unprecedented circumstances.

via zerohedge

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33 comments

  1. sorry to say anything comey says is a lie to start with..you can’t believe anything he has ever said or ever will say..he is a born liar!!He needs to put behind bars with hillary and her cronies!!he just tried to cover up all her crap because he thought she was going to be the president!!he was trying to save his own butt!!!

    1. thank you for that, john brown. its a shame that none of these people will go to jail…..or will they? but every last one of them will face jail time and will be very nervous for a couple of years. they are nervous now. I am also enjoying watching the news media squirm….esp. MSNBC and CNN. they contributed to the mess and now the ratings are falling. devin nunez, mz. carter, mr soloman, and a number of other judicial watch people, I thank you for persuing this matter. attorney general barr: our future is in your hands. good luck!!! …..next episode: the grand jury.

      1. They all need to go to jail. Starting with Obama, Hillary and every one of his administration. Obama most corrupt President we have every had. Comey should have to be the cell mate of Mueller both of them are corrupt as all get out. Trump is saving our country for the American people. Dems want this country for the illegals. Sad to see so many American destroying their own country.

    2. You should have said “Everything Comey says is a lie” I firmly believe that everything he did was done to get killary elected. He is nothing more than her propaganda chief. Lynch should also be included in this.

      1. The entire Obama administration leaders need to go to jail. Starting with Obama the traitor a nd Hillary. Russian collusion was only by Obama and Hillary and the sale of our Uranium and the 150 millions from Russia to the Clinton foundation. Obama and Hillary came out of the office very rich. No library for this traitorous rotten President Obama. Impeach him now it’s not too late to make him pay for his deceit. No more money for that piece of no good ex-president..

        1. Let’s give credit where credit is is due. O blah blah blah ma was the ABSOLUTE 7BEST half black gay Kenyan mooslom mobster and community un-planner ever to be elected President of the United States.

  2. Keep telling yourself that Comey! Lol 😂YOU GOT CAUGHT! You are a Corrupt Dirty Lying Disgusting disgrace to the Country! How you thought you would ever get away with these Crimes is beyond me!!! But I guess if you thought this would have really worked Clinton would be President and none of us would have known any of this now would we!?!? Better be lawyering up Comey looks like Treason to me! Don’t they still Hand Treasonous Traitors here in the United States!? Guess you had better get some Dam good Lawyers! Lol

  3. I would love to be front row center at the trials of these crooks!! I will wear my MAGA hat and my Deplorables T Shirt. I will also hold a small US Flag.

  4. Lying and convincing people the lies are true
    In the nature of the spy industry. Comey is essentially doing what he is trained to do unfortunately for him he has been caught in his own lies.

  5. Looks like all the lying Dems are running scared and will say anything to try and discount the investigation into their criminal actions. Shoes on the other foot now. Funny that Muller report did nothing to address any of this and also funny that he waited to release it until after the mid terms so that the Dems could take the house as they all campaigned on the lies and conjecture played up by the Media and crooked politicians pushing the collusion narrative non stop !! The time of reckoning is near so they should all get ready, I for one will be smiling when it happens, long over due….

  6. Let’s see…Comey, who says the coup attempt is a lie…Comey, who with Loretta Lynch, excused several known felonies on the part of Witch Hillary…this is the Comey who’s calling something that will put his ass in jail, a LIE! I’ll retire to Bedlam.

  7. as the GREAT clint eastwood film stated “hang em high”..the deeper bar looks the worse it will get..At this point only blind,indoctrinated ,idiots would swallow any democrap bull. You want a communist country ? move to the wonderland of cuba,OR venezuela,or china..and enjoy the 24/7 spying . Then if you would like to speak out you can do that from the inside of a local gulag…Dumb ass democrats..

  8. “GOD will defend the poor and the exploited. GOD will rule against the wicked and Destroy them with The BREATH of HIS MOUTH. GOD will be clothed with FAIRNESS and TRUTH.” ( Isaiah 11) I send this WORD OF GOD TO MANIFEST into the ruler powers in these evil Coup Conspiracies, lies, cover ups, deceit, money laundering, evil destructive words against The WHITE HOUSE-PRES TRUMP AMERICA AND US GENUINE LOYAL AMERICANS AND US GENUINE LOYAL PEOPLE OF ALMIGHTY GOD. I depend on GOD’ FAIRNESS AND TRUTH to forever be released in this vile situation and everything else that is evil. I Release GOD’ PLANS AND AGENDA to continue to come forth THROUGHOUT AMERICA AND ISRAEL and the UNIVERSE. I plead the POWERFUL BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST OVER THE WHITE HOUSE-PRES TRUMP AMERICA AND US GENUINE LOYAL AMERICANS AND US GENUINE LOYAL PEOPLE OF ALMIGHTY GOD OUR FATHER FOREVER. In JESUS NAME FOREVER I DECREE AND DECLARE 📖 ✝️

  9. Robert Müeller, Bruce Ohr, Jim Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Rob Rosenstein, Christopher A. Wray and Andrew McCabe have ushered in the new level of competency, integrity, honesty, transparency and trust to the FBI and DOJ.

  10. Comey, Comey, Comey that’s all you got?? We know what you did and thou protest too much! May swift judgement day come quickly and give you what you deserve, a jail cell with Michael Cohen!!

  11. I figure they now know that if they keep talking how ridiculous this is, folks will believe it.
    – After all, they actually had folks believing for two years that OUR PRESIDENT was a traitor.

    It’ll be interesting to see comey, clapper and brennan rolling back the lies, and blaming everything they did on underlings, when THEY’RE finally faced with charges.
    Two already were found to have lied to congress (brennan and clapper), wonder why they haven’t had to face time yet ?
    – The government was quick to nail those who were mislead on simple stuff (“…but you said Tuesday two years ago. It was Wednesday. You’re lying to congress.”), and for “lying” about something we now know didn’t happen.

  12. Thank you, Director Comey, for your clear and courageous public statements disspelling the notion that the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and the Trump campaign’s acceptance and participation in that meddling was somehow “tainted”. Readers here, please consider the RESULTS of the investigation, the clear findings of wrongdoing. If the Trump campaign had been clean, there would not have been scores of meetings with the Russians and cooperation with Wikileaks. No FBI agent tricked Don Jr. into meeting with the Russians to get “dirt” on Hillary — he accomplished that all by himself. No DOJ personnel tricked the President into alternately promising pardons and threatening witnesses — he took care of that on his own. These people committed the crimes — not the investigators.

    1. Old Blue, if you believe what is said about the Trump campaign being dirty, I will say a prayer for you. Stay tuned and pay attention to the current investigation going on about the FISA warrants and the deception used to get these warrants. Comey, Lynch and others in the DOJ and FBI are quaking in their boots because of this particular investigation. This is probably why Comey came out with this “slam” on Trump’s investigation because he and Lynch are at the top of the list , in this investigation.

  13. What do you really expect from Comey as his butt is in the sling for what he has done. This is not the first time Comey has been involved in slimy lawyer tactics, but this time hopefully as we pray he will land him in the slammer for life even though he should get the death penalty . We all know and even the people in the FBI we’re glad when they went after Comey and then the money shut it all down that being the one Order billionaires. Mountains and mountains of evidence against call me but somehow the one world order billionaires will shut it down and cover it up, as Comey Is only one of the many who were involved and paid for by the one world order billionaires and they were afraid he will start squawking like an eagle if he gets put in the slammer or given the death penalty which he really deserves

  14. Just remember that the empty wagon makes the most noise or that the guilty make the most claims of innocence. Comey is and always has been a liar and is trying to protect his butt from going to jail. The biggest problem is our justice system is corrupt and it protects the connected people from true justice, just look at Clinton. A lot of people went to jail for a long time and did less than the Hildabeast did. I was in the military and did lots of things that are classified, if I divulged any of it, I would have been in Leavenworth for many years but she had access to much more than I ever did and it has been proven that some of the emails were classified with information that dealt with national security matters. Add in Mr. Kerry who has violated the Logan Act with Iran. They will never be prosecuted because they are part of the political elite that are above the law.

  15. It’s more than odd that Comey, Brennan and Hillary Clinton keep on attacking Trump even are more and more evidence comes out as to their incompetence and possibly illegal activities. It only makes the Trump organization dig even deeper to prove how corrupt they were.

  16. Right! Any investigation now by The Trump Administration is a lie or a hoax, but for 30 months Trump colluded with Russia. Even Adam Schiff had ‘PROOF’, we have never seen his proof, no one but himself has but there was collusion. Democrats have claimed this from the get go. “The Dossier”, Comey knew it was untrue, yet he had the word “VARIFIED” at the top to gain F.I.S.A. warrant(s). That was done to cover their back-side for spying illegally on Trump and associates before the election.
    Now President Trump has given Democrats what they’ve been screaming for——“Transparency”, he has declassified documents for A.G.Barr and with the aid of U.S. Attorney, they will get to the bottom of all this, where it originated and all its player of who did what. That’s transparency and Democrats don’t like it.
    The lesson here is: Be careful what you ask for, you may just get it!

  17. Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Muslim Demoncrat Party & RINOs! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception,Fake News(Russian Collusion & Jussie M hoax)the list is endless!And the clueless minions that follow them!

  18. Does anyone else smell a rat? There were FBI collaborators feeding information to junior Trump campaign workers, and FBI attempts to place spy’s into the Trump campaign itself. They got and renewed FISA warrants to surveil (spy on) the Trump campaign and several critically timed leaks to the media to re-enforce their use of Democratic “operation research” (fallacious lies) as the justification for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance warrants of the Trump campaign. Were there equally aggressive actions taken for the Clinton campaign, after learning Russian agents participated in creating the Steel Dossier? No! Our Government bureaucrats were cheating to move our election a certain way. Comey’s a liar and a fraud.

  19. I guess denial is the best defense for the former FBI guy here. He can tell the IG and AG that the evidence is all lies too. Wonder how far that gets this type of criminal? Because he is the weak link and will be the sinker for the whole group of traitors.

    And Hannity kept saying in response to all his performances that he should keep his mouth shut. Yet here he goes off again. Lies, all lies! Next it will be he made me do it, I had no choice. I am imagining the he will be Trump or Bozo. Or maybe that will be she made me do it. She being Hillary or Lynch. Depends on which lie he is covering up, the email fiasco, the never negligence evidence including but not limited to bleach bit and hammers.

    These traitors are going to get downright hilarious in their claims but right now I think Comey will be the real entertainment as the justice ratchet gets screwed down tighter and tighter.

  20. Comey is a paid professional liar. His job is to obstruct any investigation into Soros, Obama, Clinton and the associated traitors.

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