Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey likes to present himself as an honest lawman that tried to stand up to Donald Trump’s criminal tendencies.
It’s all a lie.
And Comey proved it by going on TV and admitting he was guilty in this serious scandal.
During a CNN town hall appearance Comey admitted much of the fake Christopher Steele dossier was unverified even when he was fired as FBI Director.
Despite knowing this, Comey still signed off on using the dossier as the basis for FISA warrants to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Speaking at a CNN town hall event that aired on Thursday night, Comey said the “bureau began an effort after we got the Steele dossier to try and see how much of it we could replicate. That work was ongoing when I was fired.”
Yet aside from the general charge that Russia was seeking to interfere in the election, there were questions about the other dossier claims, he said, seemingly referring to the portions that sought to link Trump campaign officials to Russia.
Some of it was consistent with our other intelligence, the most important part. The Steele dossier said the Russians are coming for the American election. It’s a huge effort. It has multiple goals that I laid out for the audience. And that was true.
There were a lot of spokes off of that that we didn’t know whether they were true or false, and we were trying to figure out what we could make of it.
FBI guidelines mandate that only verified information can be used in FISA warrant applications.
Comey confessed that his FBI skirted the law with this illegal use of the Steele dossier to spy on Carter Page.
The Inspector General’s report on possible FISA abuse is due in the coming weeks and Comey and his allies have been making numerous public appearances to get their side of the story out before that report is made public.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.