James Comey: The truth is finally out. The FBI fulfilled its mission.

James Comey: The truth is finally out. The FBI fulfilled its mission.
Former FBI Director James Comey does national security face in Senate testimony, 2017. (Image: Screen grab of CBS video)

[Ed. – When he’s frog-marched away in handcuffs, will a WaPo reporters be on hand to get his statement?]

For two years, the president of the United States and his followers have loudly declared that the FBI acted unlawfully in conducting a counterintelligence investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

They repeatedly told the American people that the FBI had done all sorts of bad things, such as tapping Donald Trump’s wires during the campaign, opening an investigation without adequate cause, with the intent to damage Trump, and inserting secret informants into the Trump campaign.

President Trump said the FBI’s actions were “treason.” The current attorney general even slimed his own organization by supporting Trump’s claims, asserting there had been “spying” on the campaign. Crimes had been committed, the Trump crowd said, and a whole bunch of former FBI leaders, including me, were likely going to jail.

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