James Comey’s town hall last night on CNN featured the former FBI director doing his best to keep the Dems’ Russia narrative alive while also trying to explain why the anti-Trump sentiment at the bureau exhibited by the likes of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page was the exception rather than the rule. Another topic that was discussed was the FBI placing a spy inside the Trump campaign. Comey actually took offense to Bill Barr (and Trump) using the word “spy” to describe an undercover investigator, explaining himself this way:
.@Comey: "Reasonable," "totally normal step" to plant undercover sources in a political campaign pic.twitter.com/IAL4iso2O6
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 10, 2019
Radio host and former CIA intelligence officer Buck Sexton isn’t buying it:
This is utterly insane. Acting like a single sourced, unvetted tip from some foreign rando overseas is *enough to justify FBI spying on a US presidential campaign* is totally bonkers.
Comey is a sanctimonious fraud. And the walls are closing in on him. https://t.co/ELB2kJKVFd
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) May 10, 2019
The Democrats in Congress are certainly trying to do their best to keep those walls from moving in any closer.
I never heard anything like that in my life where message is normal for the FBI to spy on a presidential candidate or is that just me?
— Sherry Lewis (@saucylewis25) May 10, 2019
If it's normal, Comey should be able to provide a list of other examples of it occurring.
That would be interesting.
— dts001 (@dts0012) May 10, 2019
If Comey thought that was reasonable and normal, makes you wonder what else he’s done that we don’t know about that he considers reasonable and normal.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 10, 2019
It does make you wonder. Stay tuned.
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