FBI Director Blasted by Democrats After Probe Revelation
From ABC News:
FBI Director James Comey's testimony that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blamed him for rattling the 2016 campaign's closing days.
For the first time, Comey confirmed that the FBI had opened a probe into the Trump campaign in July, the same month he called an unusual news conference to announce the agency had finished its investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information — and three months before he scrambled the White House race a second time by announcing that the Clinton probe was continuing, just days before the election.
The revelation drew the ire of Clinton supporters who called out what they said looked like a double-standard and a breach of bureau norms that caused their nominee's surprising defeat.
Clinton's former press secretary, Brian Fallon, bitterly noted that "Comey at least waited until after the election to confirm there was an investigation related to Trump's campaign."It's all well and good that Democrats are angry with Comey for not reporting. It is his responsibility to report such information, and he typically does so within three months.
In this case, Comey did not report the ongoing investigation.
And, I think the reason Comey did not report the investigation is, IT WASN'T AN INVESTIGATION.
IT WAS SPYING.
And the purpose of the spying campaign was to leak information that would hurt Trump.
And it was initiated by Barack Obama.
If you're the Director of the FBI, you can report an investigation. But you can not report that you are actively attempting to bring down a sitting President.