The government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, revealed this past Thursday that former Director of the FBI James Comey sought the advice of Special Counsel Robert Mueller before testifying to Congress about then candidate Donald Trump’s campaign’s alleged collusion with Russian agents who sought to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Among other things, Comey was advised by senior FBI officers to seek Mueller’s counsel concerning his firing by President Trump before testifying to Congress.
Judicial Watch obtained several email chains under the Freedom of Information Act that show that after he was fired, Comey sought the advice of Chief of Staff James Rybick, FBI Deputy Director McCabe, FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, and former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker as to how he should respond to his firing by Trump.
Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch said in a press release:
“These documents show that James Comey, who was fired by the president, nevertheless had easy, friendly access to the FBI as he prepared for his infamous anti-Trump testimony before the Senate.”
FBI policy forbids any agent from leaking classified intelligence. Releasing classified information regarding ongoing investigations or sensitive operations without prior written permission is strictly forbidden. In spite of that, Comey took the advice of friends still at the FBI to seek guidance from Mueller.
These revelations follow a Congressional criminal referral made in April to Attorney General Jeff Sessions against Comey and other senior-level Obama administration officials.
That referral included FBI employees connected with the Steele dossier that alleges collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Criminal referrals were also made at that time against those involved in issuing warrants used to spy on a Trump campaign volunteer, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and threats made to an FBI informant who revealed the illegal sale of nearly 20 percent of American uranium mining assets to the Russian government.
The criminal referral also named disgraced FBI Agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then FBI Director James Comey, and then FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for their part in investigations of President Trump and his alleged violations of federal law.
At the time of the April action, the main charge against Comey involved his leaking of the details of his firing by President Trump. The referral pointed to an article in The New York Times from May of last year in which Comey revealed that he leaked confidential information concerning his firing to a lawmaker friend in hopes it might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.
In the letter asking for a criminal referral, Rep. Ron DeSanti (Rep -FL) wrote:
We write to refer the following individuals for investigation of potential violations(s) of federal statutes … In doing so, we are especially mindful of the dissimilar degrees of zealousness that has marked the investigations into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, respectively. Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately.
Judicial Watch’s new information on Comey shows that prior to his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee he met with Mueller to seek advice. Fitton notes: “These documents show that James Comey, who was fired by the president, nevertheless had easy, friendly access to the FBI …”
Unlike Comey’s claim that he was merely doing his Constitutional duty by reporting the details of his firing, the truth is far different. This long winding trail is actually a straight path of collusion to undermine the effectiveness of the President of the United States and apparently to arm Democrats for what they believe will be their chance to impeach Donald Trump. It is a concerted effort by a Deep State that liberals claim does not exist to undo the legal election of the Chief Executive of this country.
James Comey has presented himself as a sympathetic figure who was saddled with an impossibly difficult position. In his recently released book, A Higher Loyalty, he argues that what he writes are merely personal reflections of his dealings with President Trump. It is obvious that between his communications with Mueller and his previous indiscretions, Comey is determined to do his part to bring down the President.
The question now is – “When will Mueller answer for his overreach, or will he?”
~ American Liberty Report