ROTFL: James Comey Says He Never Thought Of ‘Electronic Surveillance’ As ‘Spying’
It has been a common tactic throughout history, if you do not like something, redefine it or rename it and it seems that former FBI director James Comey did just that! He never ‘thought of’ electronic surveillance as spying! Yes, seriously folks, he just said that!
Comey’s response was made in response to Attorney General William Barr’s declaration during a Wednesday hearing that he believes the FBI was “spying” on Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
“I think spying did occur. Yes, I think spying did occur.” Barr said during his testimony.
Comey made this response:
“With respect to Barr’s comments, I really don’t know what he’s talking about when he talks about spying on the campaign. It’s concerning because the FBI, the Department of Justice, conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance. I have never thought of that as spying,”
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You can see the video here:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 11, 2019
Now seriously!!!! James Comey, the former head of the FBI, never thought of electronic surveillance as spying. So my question is, how does he feel about “electronic surveillance” of average Americans? It really is pretty scary if you think about it!
Spying is a very serious situation, and we know there are reasons for a government to do so, in very serious circumstances! To not even realize that you are spying, when you do is dangerous in itself. It seems to me that James Comey became very desensitized to the idea.
Senator Lindsay Graham also jumped into the fray:
Graham tweeted that he believes the question to ask is not whether the FBI was spying but whether it was legal or not.
“It is spying but it’s lawful if it was appropriately done. There is no doubt. They didn’t do this to Clinton — they did this to Trump. We’re going to find out why.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "It is spying but it's lawful if it was appropriately done. There is no doubt. They didn't do this to Clinton — they did this to Trump. We're going to find out why." pic.twitter.com/0VbV3IvXLX
— The Hill (@thehill) April 11, 2019
Lindsey Graham said he was anxious to pose some questions to Comey. I cannot wait!
Graham had already sent a cryptic message to James Comey on Sunday. He was hinting at what might be in store for the former FBI director.
It began with a photo Comey tweeted earlier in the day, captioned simply, “So many questions.”
“Could not agree more. See you soon,” Graham tweeted at Comey in response, making it clear that Comey WILL be sitting before the Senate at some point soon.
Could not agree more.
See you soon. https://t.co/KNGzyDizdq
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 25, 2019
Graham is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has been promising for a long time now that there will be an investigation into FISA abuse that played a role in the early stages of the Mueller investigation. Comey, McCabe and Rosenstein are all dead center of that investigation.
Graham has already requested all FBI and DOJ documents related to investigators’ attempts to verify allegations made in the Steele dossier.
He has been very outspoken on the issue:
“There’s no doubt they were spying on Trump’s people in [the] campaign,” Graham said in a Hannity interview. “The question is: Was it lawful?”
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Graham made it clear that if the warrant to surveil Trump campaign aide Carter Page was based on the dossier, which was unverified political opposition research funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee , it was definitely not lawful.
“And I don’t know why they didn’t tell Trump about people on his campaign working for Russia if they really believe that,” Graham continued.
He also added that he still wants to find out whether Clinton was exonerated by the FBI in 2016 due to “political bias.”
“How could Clinton get away with all of this and not have anything, no charges at all, when the average person would probably be in jail now? I think it has a lot to do with political bias,” Graham said.
Keep the popcorn moving folks!