This former FBI boss changed everything when he uttered these shocking words.
And his words have given the investigation into the anti-Trump plot new targets.
That’s why Barack Obama is furious at these words from his top cop.
Ousted FBI Director James Comey last week showed his ignorance and arrogance all in one short statement.
“With respect to Barr’s comments, I really don’t know what he’s talking about when he talks about spying on the campaign,” Comey said during an appearance in Sausalito, Calif., at a Hewlett Foundation cybersecurity conference in Sausalito, California.
“It’s concerning,” Comey continued, “because the FBI, the Department of Justice conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance. I have never thought of that as spying.
“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,” Comey added.
So, in other words, James Comey, the former director of our nation’s biggest and most powerful law enforcement agency admitted to spying on the Trump campaign.
He just “doesn’t think” spying is spying.
Of course, Americans already know of at least 5 ways the Trump campaign was illegally spied on.
The first was former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page being targeted with a FISA warrant by the FBI in October 2016. The warrant was subsequently renewed three times for 90-day periods. Other members of the Trump campaign might have had FISA warrants on them, as well.
Second was the so-called unmasking. Hundreds of so-called unmasking requests were made for the identities of members of the Trump campaign in intelligence reports.
The House Intelligence Committee has so far identified Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice, Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, and former CIA Director John Brennan, as having filed such requests.
The use of “reverse targeting techniques” that were admitted to by none other than John Brennan in an Aug. 17, 2018, interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Brennan had said that the CIA obtained the communications of Americans associated with the Trump campaign through what appears to have been the use of reverse targeting. “We call it incidental collection in terms of CIA’s foreign intelligence collection authorities.”
The FBI’s use of an undercover informant is now the focus of an intensified federal investigation. Stefan Halper, a college professor with supposed ties to both American and foreign spy shops, was an undercover agent used to infiltrate the Trump campaign. He contacted Trump campaign associates Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.
The use of national security letters to target the Trump campaign was first revealed by officials to The New York Times in a May 16, 2018 article. National security letters allow the FBI to secretly subpoena customer records from banks, phone companies, internet service providers, and others.
In addition, Comey’s former colleague, James Clapper, has also referred to surveillance of the Trump campaign as “spying.” Last year on “The View,” Clapper stated that President Trump should be “happy” that a “spy” was placed in his campaign.
So, Comey’s strange admission that the Trump campaign was spied on, but that he didn’t think it was spying, is just one more damning piece of evidence of just how far the anti-Trump Deep State is willing to go.