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James Comey admits he was wrong about FISA process

December 15, 2019

  When the Inspector General report came out last week James Comey, despite the fact the report found 17 mistakes made by the FBI, claimed vindication. It did not take long for Michael Horowitz and others to rebuke the former head of the FBI, claiming nobody was vindicated.

  Today James Comey did a 180 and admitted what we have all known, the FBI did not follow proper procedure and as head of the FBI it is his fault. Here is more:

Comey said, “He’s right. I was wrong. I was overconfident as director in our procedures of the FBI and Justice have built over 20 years years. I thought they were robust enough. It’s incredibly hard to get a FISA. I was overconfident in those because he’s right, there was real sloppiness — 17 things that should have been in the application or at least discussed and characterized differently. It was not acceptable, so he’s right. I was wrong.”

He added, “Sure, I’m responsible, I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and it’s important that a leader be accountable and transparent. If I were so director, I’d be saying exactly the same thing that Chris Wray is saying, that we are going to get to the bottom of this because the most important question is, is it systemic? Are the problems in other cases?”

  While he categorizes it as “sloppiness” the key to James Comey’s statement is when he talks about it being hard to get a FISA warrant. It should be hard to get a FISA warrant and because the establishment was so hell-bent on getting something on Donald Trump they became sloppy. 

  But was it just “sloppiness?” This is all about the motivation and “sloppiness” is an at-best scenario, but I think this was intentional and cannot be written off as simply “sloppiness. 

  Donald Trump is now the one basically claiming vindication after James Comey’s admission and he would like to know what happens next and to be honest I am more than a little curious about that myself. 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. peter3nj permalink
    December 15, 2019 6:07 pm

    For Comey it’s CYA, nothing more nothing less.

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