It just gets more and more bizarre the things coming out of former Obama FBI Director James Comey’s mouth. With new Attorney General William Barr doing a first time ever look at how the fake Trump Russia hoax/attempted coup was initiated, Mr. Comey is sounding more shrill and making less sense, which is doing little to lessen the growing view by many Americans that he is nothing more than a lying Deep State player of the worst kind.
Via Fox News:
Comey scoffs at Barr testimony, claims ‘surveillance’ is not ‘spying’
Former FBI Director James Comey joined the chorus of Democratic critics complaining about Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony this week that “spying did occur” against the 2016 Trump campaign, claiming he has no idea what the Justice Department leader is talking about — and saying he “never thought of” electronic surveillance as “spying.”
“I have no idea what he’s talking about so it’s hard for me to comment,” Comey said.
“When I hear that kind of language used, it’s concerning because the FBI and the Department of Justice conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance,” he continued. “I have never thought of that as spying.”
He added: “If the attorney general has come to the belief that that should be called spying, wow.”
“That’s going to require a whole lot of conversations inside the Department of Justice. But I don’t know what he meant,” Comey said.
…President Trump defended the attorney general Thursday, saying that his statement was “absolutely true.”
“There was absolutely spying into my campaign,” Trump said Thursday in the Oval Office. “I’ll go a step further and say it was illegal spying. Unprecedented spying.”
Meanwhile, Comey touted Barr’s experience at the Justice Department.
“I think his career has earned him a presumption that he will be one of the rare Trump Cabinet members who will stand up for truth,” Comey said. “Language like this makes it harder, but I still think he’s entitled to that presumption and because I don’t understand what the heck he’s talking about, that’s all I can say.”
Whether proper or improper, the issue of surveillance of the Trump campaign has been widely documented.
The FISA warrants, for example, were the subject of a GOP House Intelligence Committee memo last year. That memo alleged the unverified anti-Trump dossier provided much of the basis for law enforcement officials to repeatedly secure FISA warrants against Page, though Democrats have pushed back on parts of the GOP report.
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., on Thursday notified Barr of criminal referrals related to the case alleging several “potential violations” of the law.