The release of IG Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI investigation into Trump/Russia “collusion” is planned for September, but sources tell Paul Sperry at RealClear Investigations that Horowitz has determined then-FBI Director James Comey lied to Trump by telling him he was not a target. In reality, Comey was having him and his White House aides covertly spied on.
Sperry writes that he was told by two U.S. officials who had been briefed on the IG’s report that Comey was essentially “running a covert operation against” Trump, starting with a “defensive briefing” given to him just weeks before Inauguration Day. According to these sources, Horowitz has concluded that Comey even had an agent inside the White House to spy on the President and report back to FBI headquarters about Trump and his aides.
What?? He was SPYING on the President? Oh, right..."surveilling."
Recall that Trump was angry because Comey would never say publicly that he was not a target of their investigation. That was just one of numerous reasons why Comey deserved the heave-ho, but for Trump it was the last straw. Hey, now we know why Comey wouldn’t do it: Trump WAS a target, and Comey had told him a massive whopper by denying he was.
If these sources are correct, we even know who the White House spy was. It was FBI agent Anthony Ferrante, who was given “an extraordinary new position” by Comey, which allowed him to remain on reserve status at the FBI while working at the White House as a “cybersecurity adviser.”
There’s much more, and Sperry has all the details at the link –- including, at one point, the names “Obama” and “Biden.” Anyone who can read this story, understand what the FBI and the outgoing administration were doing to President Trump, and still think TRUMP should be faulted for “obstructing justice” is beyond hope. In light of this news, when Mueller goes in to answer questions before Congress on Wednesday, he is going to look very small indeed.