Former FBI Director James Comey’s conduct during the 2016 election is still under scrutiny.
Any hope he had that his shady dealings during the campaign would be swept under the rug just went up in smoke.
That’s because Devin Nunes has in his possession the one piece of evidence that could land Comey behind bars.
Nunes and other Republicans are asking President Trump to declassify a series of emails between Comey and other high ranking Justice Department officials.
These emails are bombshells.
They show Comey and other high ranking officials knew the fake news Christopher Steele dossier – which they used as the centerpiece of their FISA warrant application to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page – was unreliable.
The Hill reports:
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.
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.
FBI guidelines mandate that only verified information be used as part of a FISA warrant application.
Comey clearly ignored these protocols.
In addition, they obviously misled the FISA judge on the true nature of information in the dossier and where it came from.
These emails demand a second special counsel investigate Comey and prosecute him for any crimes he is found to have committed.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.