This James Comey is a bad egg, and has been from the very beginning.
I don’t trust him for a second.
He just disclosed two things at today’s hearing: (1) that the FBI has been wasting valuable resources investigating any evidence of a Trump/Russia collection – and finding NOTHING; and (2) that he currently has “no information” to support Trump’s claim of wiretapping.
Here’s more, from NBC News:
The FBI is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with a covert Russian campaign to interfere with the U.S. presidential election, FBI Director James Comey told Congress Monday, an explosive disclosure that could shadow the Trump presidency.
In his opening statement at a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said the investigation was being undertaken “as part of our counterintelligence mission,” and that he could not disclose any details about it. Normally, he said, the FBI doesn’t confirm or deny investigations, but it can make exceptions in cases of major public interest.
Later in the hearing, Comey said he “has no information that supports” Trump’s allegation that President Obama ordered surveillance of his communications in Trump Tower during the campaign.
Comey added that courts grant permission for electronic surveillance, “carefully overseen,” and that “no individual in the United States can direct electronic surveillance of anyone.”
NBC News and other news organizations had reported the FBI’s counterintelligence probe, but Comey’s public acknowledgement of it opens a dramatic new chapter in a story that has bedeviled the Trump administration. Comey did not say how long the investigation might last, but experts say counterintelligence investigations can take years to reach conclusions.