President Trump put showboat James Comey on notice today saying he was in favor of having a special prosecutor look into Comey and the gang who couldn’t spy straight.
Maria Bartiromo said: “Before we leave the subject of Durham, I feel like something happened in September. I don’t know what happened, but we were all expecting Durham to come out and A.G. Barr to be aggressive,”
“Will you appoint a special counsel to investigate and to continue the investigating into what took place in the 2016 election? You mentioned Jim Comey and Andrew McCabe not facing accountability — will you appoint a special counsel?”
“By the way, Comey, McCabe — that’s the least of it. You talk about the Logan Act, they used the Logan Act on General Flynn, who I was very proud to pardon. But they wanted to use and they did use the Logan Act on General Flynn, and you know where that started. Look, this whole thing is a terrible situation. This should’ve never been allowed to happen,” Trump said.
“And yeah, I would consider a special prosecutor. Because you know this is not a ‘counsel’ — it sounds so nice. I went through three years of a special counsel prosecutor — I call it ‘prosecutor’ because it’s a much more accurate term. They spent $48 million, Weissmann and all Trump haters, they spent $48 million. That was the Mueller investigation. They went through taxes, they went through everything — for $48 million you look at everything, and they found no collusion, no nothing.”
Carter Page, a former Trump campaign associate, filed a lawsuit against Comey, McCabe, the FBI, the Justice Department, and others on Friday seeking $75 million in damages related to the “unjustified and illegal actions” and “unlawful spying” against him.
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s December 2019 report on FISA abuse concluded that the FBI’s investigation was filled with serious missteps and concealed exculpatory information from the FISA court.
Horowitz criticized the bureau for at least 17 “significant errors and omissions” and for its reliance upon a discredited and Democratic-funded dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele.
Horowitz said FBI interviews with Steele’s main source, U.S.-based and Russian-trained lawyer Igor Danchenko, “raised significant questions about the reliability of the Steele election reporting.”
Declassified footnotes showed the FBI was aware that Steele’s dossier might have been compromised by Russian disinformation.
Durham is investigating the origins and conduct of the Trump-Russia investigation, and his inquiry has led to one guilty plea, with Kevin Clinesmith admitting he fraudulently changed the wording of a CIA email to say that Page was “not a source” for the agency. Despite rampant speculation that Durham might release a report prior to the November election, that didn’t happen.