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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Alan Dershowitz: George Soros Personally Requested FBI Investigations During Obama Presidency
If the claims are true, the corruption of the Department of Justice would be worse than feared.
Attorney and political commentator Alan Dershowitz claimed to have discovered shocking new levels of corruption inside the Department of Justice while speaking on Breitbart News Daily on Sunday, stating that infamous oligarch George Soros personally ordered President Barack Obama to investigate an anonymous individual.
“I have some information as well, about the Obama administration, that will be disclosed in a lawsuit… President Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros, who is a close ally of his.”
“President @BarackObama personally asked the @FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of #GeorgeSoros…” –@AlanDersh on @BreitbartNews Sunday with @joelpollak. For #dershowitz's full commentary on #WilliamBarr, #RogerStone, and the #Impeachment trial, go to @siriusxm OnDemand! pic.twitter.com/KM7szKoH3s
— SiriusXM Patriot (@SiriusXMPatriot) February 17, 2020
Such a development would shatter the credibility of much of the FBI’s operations during Obama’s presidency. The agency has already been reeling in light of an abundance of political scandals in which agents were caught engaging in naked partisan political behavior.
The information is apparently set to be exposed concretely in an upcoming lawsuit.
Career bureaucrats from within and outside the Department of Justice(some of them former department employees) are hectoring for Bill Barr’s resignation, claiming that the reforming Attorney General is damaging the department’s “credibility.” It’s hard to imagine what could harm the credibility of federal law enforcement more than a notorious oligarch personally arranging investigations of his political opponents, but the real scandal according to the bureaucratic elite is Barr overturning a draconian and politically tainted prison sentence aimed at Roger Stone.
Soros is set to funnel unprecedented amounts of his vast multi-billion dollar fortune into influencing the 2020 presidential election. If he proves successful in electing his chosen Democratic candidate, it’s certainly possible the oligarch could use his influence to demand even more politically slanted FBI investigations of those he deems his political enemies.
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