Frighteningly, after Trump was elected, Comey “was essentially ‘running a covert operation against’ the president, starting with a private ‘defensive briefing’ he gave Trump just weeks before his inauguration. … They said Horowitz has examined high-level FBI text messages and other communications indicating Comey was actually conducting a ‘counterintelligence assessment’ of Trump during that January 2017 meeting in New York.”
(R. Cort Kirkwood – New American) Former FBI Director James Comey lied when he repeatedly told President Trump the agency was not investigating him in connection with the now-discredited allegations that he “colluded” with the Russians to win the 2016 election.
While Comey repeatedly assured Trump he was in the clear, Paul Sperry reported for Real Clear Investigations on Monday, Comey also ran a counterintelligence operation against him.
Sources familiar with the evidence told Sperry that Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general, has turned up hard evidence of Comey’s subrosa effort to finger Trump as an espionage asset for Russia.
Comey’s COINTELPRO Sperry’s sources, he wrote, “tell RealClearInvestigations that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will soon file a report with evidence indicating that Comey was misleading the president. Even as he repeatedly assured Trump that he was not a target, the former director was secretly trying to build a conspiracy case against the president, while at times acting as an investigative agent.”