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Did James Comey Try To Stage A Coup Against President Trump?

Jeff Katz
July 24, 2019 - 5:12 pm

According to a report from RealClearInvestigations, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will reveal soon that former FBI Director James Comey attempted to deliberately mislead President Donald Trump in an effort to build a conspiracy against him.

Horowitz's investigation focused on on the beginnings of the FBI's investigation into Trump and Russia, but Horowitz has apparently discovered why Comey told the president the FBI was not investigating him when the investigation was already underway.

According to RealClearInvestigations:

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.

Two U.S. officials briefed on the inspector general's investigation of possible FBI misconduct said Comey was essentially "running a covert operation against" the president, starting with a private "defensive briefing" he gave Trump just weeks before his inauguration. They said Horowitz has examined high-level FBI text messages and other communications indicating Comey was actually conducting a "counterintelligence assessment" of Trump during that January 2017 meeting in New York.

Comey never publicly admitted to what he told President Trump in private, which ultimately lead to him being fired.

The full conclusions of the investigations are expected to be released in September.