Disgraced former FBI director James Comey appeared on CBS This Morning Wednesday, where he defended himself and his former employer against accusations that it spied on President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“The FBI doesn’t spy, the FBI investigates,” he said. “We investigated a very serious allegation that Americans might be hooked up with the Russian effort to attack our democracy.”
Comey called Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of the report compiled by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, which cleared Trump of any criminal wrongdoing, “misleading” and “inadequate.” Barr made the entire report available for the public, undercutting the political left’s claim that Barr is somehow covering for Trump.
He also defended opening the investigation in the first place.
“People just ought to look at the predication for the opening of that investigation,” he said. “We should have been fired if we didn’t investigate this.”
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