Comey Says No Evidence For Trump Wiretap Claims


James Comey giveth, and James Comey taketh away. Destined to go down in history as the most controversial FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover, James Comey made big waves by testifying before Congress that there was no evidence supporting President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped his phones prior to the 2016 election. He also said that the FBI had been investigating Russia’s alleged manipulations during the 2016 presidential campaign since July, which includes the possibility that members of the Trump campaign made deals with the Russian government.

Basically, to anyone left of the far right wing of the political spectrum, it looks like Trump openly lied about Obama and wiretapping. It also looks like Trump and his cronies may have been working with the Russians to hurt Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. For the controversial president, today was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

For two months, Trump had gotten away with bombastic lies.  He declared that his inauguration crowd was record-setting when it was far from it.  He insisted that he would have won the popular vote on Election Day if millions of people had not voted illegally, which is completely false.  He has taken to labeling anything unfavorable to his administration as “fake news,” which is incorrect. At least Richard Nixon had the good graces to try to slip the lies past us, rather than whacking us in the face with them!

But Comey may have put an end to the lies and an end to Trump’s remaining shreds of credibility. Why? Because Comey is reviled by the left, meaning he has little reason to try to win their favor by bashing his boss. In fact, the revelation that the FBI was investigating possible Russian tinkering in the presidential election as far back as July, months before the Election Day, has infuriated Hillary Clinton’s supporters. Comey once again is being criticized for allegedly sinking Clinton’s campaign and allowing an obnoxious, bigoted political rookie into the Oval Office.

Had Comey publicly revealed that the government was investigating possible Russian attempts to help Trump and hurt Clinton on the campaign trail, Trump might have lost just enough votes in key swing states to give Clinton the win.

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