Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Justice Dept. Watchdog Has Evidence Comey Probed Trump, on the Sly


It is one of the most enduring and consequential mysteries of the Trump-Russia investigation: Why did former FBI Director James Comey refuse to say publicly what he was telling President Trump in private -- that Trump was not the target of an ongoing probe?

That refusal ignited a chain of events that has consumed Washington for more than two years – including Comey’s firing by Trump, the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and ongoing claims that Trump obstructed justice.

The report of Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected in September. Top photo: Then FBI Director James Comey shakes hands with the new President on Jan. 22, 2017.

Now an answer is emerging. Sources tell RealClearInvestigations that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will soon file a report with evidence indicating that Comey was misleading the president. Even as he repeatedly assured Trump that he was not a target, the former director was secretly trying to build a conspiracy case against the president, while at times acting as an investigative agent.


  1. A stunning report, though one intuitively understood prior to its publication.
    I remain a skeptic as to the outcome: My cynical view is the political elite are unscathed by retribution, dishonor, guilt, shame, or any of the motivations that propel regular citizens. And that is because it is precisely because they are NOT regular; they have always operated within a veil of protection and privilege and will continue to do so.
    I will be happily mistaken but until substantial evidence is presented otherwise I will maintain my healthy disassociation with the elite.