Ever since President Trump tweeted out his accusation that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower during the election, it’s been the biggest story in America.
Accusations and denials have been flying on both sides. The media, having spent months printing stories about Obama’s eavesdropping habit, is now trying to convince the rest of us that the former president would never do such a thing.
Now a familiar name from the days of the presidential campaign — FBI Director James Comey — is also back in the news.
Of course, he was the same law enforcement official who declined to prosecute Hillary Clinton for illegally using an insecure server to send and receive highly sensitive State Department emails. Will Comey be any more enthusiastic about going after an even bigger target, that is, Barack Obama?
Trump campaign head turned Senior White House advisor Kellyanne Conway had now publicly challenged Comey to reveal everything he knows about these wiretapping accusations:
“If Mr. Comey has something he’d like to say I’m sure we’re all willing to hear it,” Conway told Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro in an interview on “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “All I saw was a published news report. I didn’t see a statement from him. I don’t know what Mr. Comey knows.
“If he knows, of course he can issue a statement,” Conway said. “We know he’s not shy.” (…)
Conway’s challenge of Comey came after the New York Times reported that the FBI director asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s assertion that he had been wiretapped. According to the paper, Comey argued that Trump’s claim falsely implied that the FBI had broken the law.
Right now, the FBI is enthusiastically investigating the contacts between Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador before Trump’s election win.
Both that agency and Congress seem to want to keep everyone’s attention on the weird “Russian hacked the election” meme rather than consider that possibility that the former president was spying on his possible successor — and maybe even doing so illegally.
Source: Fox News