In New Op-Ed, Leaking Comey Claims FBI Didn’t Engage in Treason, Coup
In a new Washington Post op-ed, disgraced former FBI Director James Comey slammed President Trump’s “dumb lies” for claiming that he and other members of the FBI committed “treason” during the bureau’s Russia investigation.
“There was no corruption. There was no treason. There was no attempted coup. Those are lies, and dumb lies at that. There were just good people trying to figure out what was true, under unprecedented circumstances,” Comey wrote.
Last week, during an impromptu press conference, President Trump was asked who in the FBI he believed to have committed treason.
“Well I think a number of people, and I think what you look at is that they have unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong person. If you look at [James] Comey, if you look at [Andrew] McCabe, if you look at probably people higher than that. If you look at [Peter] Strzok, if you look at his lover Lisa Page, his wonderful lover.”
In his delusional op-ed, the former FBI Director claimed the FBI “wasn’t out to get” the president and defended anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok.
“The conspiracy theory makes no sense. The FBI wasn’t out to get Donald Trump. It also wasn’t out to get Hillary Clinton. It was out to do its best to investigate serious matters while walking through a vicious political minefield,” Comey wrote.
The op-ed continues, “If we were ‘deep state’ Clinton loyalists bent on stopping him, why would we keep it secret? Why wouldn’t the much-maligned FBI supervisor Peter Strzok — the alleged kingpin of the ‘treasonous’ plot to stop Trump — tell anyone? He was one of the very few people who knew what we were investigating.”
“But go ahead, investigate the investigators, if you must. When those investigations are over, they will find the work was done appropriately and focused only on discerning the truth of very serious allegations.”
Former FBI General Counsel James Baker also claims there was no effort by the bureau to engage in a “coup d’état” against President Trump.
“I was there. There was no conspiracy. There was no effort to engage in treason, a coup d’état, what ever term you want to use. There was just none of that,” he told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Friday.
When asked if disgraced anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok engaged in unlawful conduct, Baker said, “Not to my knowledge.”
“I have not been made aware of any evidence that Pete violated the law — Pete or Lisa [Page], or anybody else violated the law in that regard, with respect to the investigation,” he said. “I didn’t see anything that I thought was politically motivated in terms of actions or missions on their part.”