Comey now has confirmed what Republican lawmakers like Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) have been warning everyone about for months.
Former FBI Director James Comey confirmed on Friday that the FBI used an unverified dossier, paid for by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as political opposition research, to justify spying on the duly nominated GOP candidate for president just weeks before Election Day.
The ex-FBI boss confessed that the FBI had not corroborated much of the Steele dossier before it was submitted as evidence to a secret court to support a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the final weeks of the election.
Comey also admitted much of the dossier remained uncorroborated more than six months later when he was fired by President Trump.
Comey’s investigative team (in the form of the Steele dossier) and his general counsel James Baker (in the form of evidence from a Democratic Party lawyer) accepted politically tainted evidence to further the probe of
Although Comey has insisted he didn’t condone leaking inside the FBI, top deputy Andrew McCabe was caught leaking to the media and later fired for lying about it. James Comey denies he knew anything about that leak but acknowledges that he himself orchestrated a separate leak through a friend after
Comey’s transmission of memos to his lawyers regarding classified conversations he had with President Trump forced the government to send “scrub teams” to recover any classified information that may have been transmitted, according to multiple sources briefed on the operation.
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