Even top people at the FBI knew how bad it looked for James Comey when he briefed President Trump in the nefarious Russia related allegations against him in 2017.
Now that the house of cards is falling down, people are starting to sing like birds.
Yahoo News reports:
Top FBI officials were ‘quite worried’ Comey would appear to be blackmailing Trump
Senior FBI officials were concerned then director James Comey would appear to be blackmailing then President-elect Trump – using tactics notoriously associated with J.Edgar Hoover – when he attended a fateful Jan. 6, 2017, meeting at which he informed the real estate magnate about allegations he had consorted with prostitutes in Moscow, according to Jim Baker, the bureau’s chief counsel at the time.
“We were quite worried about the Hoover analogies, and we were determined not to have such a disaster happen on our watch,” said Jim Baker, then the FBI’s top lawyer in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery. But he and Comey determined the bureau had an obligation to tell Trump of the uncorroborated allegations because “the press has it; it’s about to come out. You should be alerted to that fact.”
Baker’s comments came during an interview in which he shed new light on the internal bureau debates over how to handle the Russia investigation in its early stages and how much to tell Trump about it. In the podcast interview, Baker also pledged to cooperate with a new investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, emphasizing that he believes he and his FBI colleagues did nothing wrong.
Attorney General William Barr appointed the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut John Durham this week to conduct the new probe.
Things are going to get very interesting in the coming months.
Blame Game: Clapper, Brennan and Comey Start Turning on Each Other as Barr Turns Up the Heat
Now that the two year long Special Counsel investigation into the 2016 election is over, Attorney General Bill Barr has serious questions about how the investigation got started in the first place and whether spying on the Trump campaign was illegally conducted by the CIA, DNI and FBI.
For weeks, U.S. Attorney John Durham has been looking into the situation. Now that the microscope has turned to the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies during the Obama administration, things are getting quite uncomfortable for former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan.
As a result, they’re already turning on each other and doing their best to get ahead of an investigative report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
It’s time for certain people to lawyer up.
The truth is going to come out.