Thanks to a CNN lawsuit against the FBI, seeking to publicly reveal the full contents of James Comey’s mysterious memos, Americans now know that Comey kept many more than he previously admitted, tried to use them in the ‘investigation’ against the president, and included the “code name and true identity” of a confidential ‘source.’
The news was reported after a court-ordered filing by the Department of Justice was delivered Monday.
His behavior is more than despicable.
William Barr said today in a Senate hearing that “spying did occur” against the Trump campaign.
He elaborated that he wasn’t sure if that move was ‘predicated’ but that “spying on a political campaign is a big deal – it’s a big deal.”
Darn right, it’s a big deal!
And, now Americans know why.
Fox News reported:
The filing acknowledges that Comey maintained a far more detailed and lengthy private paper trail than was previously known, and that federal investigators apparently hoped to use Comey’s contemporaneous, secretive writings to test the truthfulness of Trump’s comments as part of a then-ongoing obstruction of justice inquiry.
Comey meticulously outlined “foreign intelligence information obtained from and through” the key human source, “information about whether the FBI initiated coverage through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on a particular individual,” relevant “sources and methods” used in the FBI’s investigation, as well as “information concerning the President’s foreign policy decision making,” according to the DOJ.
All of that information is “currently and properly classified,” the DOJ noted.
Additionally, Comey’s memos included documentation of “non-public interactions” between “specific foreign governments and officials” and U.S. government officials. Disclosing those details, the DOJ insisted, “could reasonably be expected” to “affect the United States’ relationship with those countries.”
On Sunday, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes announced a series of criminal referrals related to leaks and lies to Congress by a number of unnamed individuals — and specifically singled out what he called the “horrific” leaks of the private conversations between Trump and the leaders of Australia and Mexico.
Of course, this isn’t the first leak.
But, Americans know that democrats and the FBI were working against Donald Trump since 2015.
Attorney General William Barr told congress on Tuesday that he has already assembled a “team” to investigate the origins of the FBI’s ‘investigation’ of Donald Trump.
CNN has asked the courts why Comey’s memos must remain secret from the public, and the FBI responded.
The feds claimed they had to keep the number of Comey memos a secret during the Mueller investigation because the memos could “reasonably be expected to affect the testimony of people knowledgeable about the conversations.”
Or, at least that what’s FBI Deputy Assistant Director in the Counterintelligence Division David Archey claimed on October 13, 2017, after multiple media reports indicated that Mueller was investigating the president for possibly obstructing justice.
Fox News continued:
Washington District Court Judge James E. Boasberg, an Obama appointee who was also tapped by Chief Justice John Roberts for a seat on the FISA court, issued an order last week demanding the FBI hand over “clean and redacted copies of the documents in dispute here,” now that the Mueller probe has concluded.
That order apparently covered the Comey memos and documents relating to the declarations, and prompted the FBI’s response filing on Monday.
However, while the FBI agreed to reveal Archey’s partially redacted declaration and another follow-up statement to the court, it argued that Comey’s memos should remain sealed, in part because they contain classified or sensitive information.
The Comey memos were more widely shared within the government than previously known, three sources familiar with the matter told Fox News last year — although Comey later admitted to hiding the memos from some senior DOJ officials.
Trump, for his part, promised to “declassify and release” key FBI FISA warrant applications and related documents — including the entirety of a FISA application to surveil a Trump aide that relied heavily on an unsubstantiated, leaked dossier created by an anti-Trump ex-British spy working for a firm hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee.
As president, Trump has the unique authority to declassify and publicize not only the FISA materials, but also the Comey memos and the FBI’s efforts to keep them hidden.
Mueller’s investigation completed last month without securing the indictment of a single American for collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice — “despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”
But although Mueller’s investigation ended with a whimper, not a bang, it looks like the real fireworks could start this week.
Including the criminals referrals about Obama administration officials who’ve lied to Congress, the Obama DOJ has a lot to answer concerning its protection of Hillary Clinton, her illegal server, and a host of other actions that could, God willing, sweep democrats out of power for good.