Comey Wanted to Go Public in July Over Russian Interference in Election


In another leak, we are now hearing FBI Director Jim Comey wanted to go public with the Russia interference in July.

Newsweek claims the Obama administration blocked FBI Director James Comey’s attempts to go public with the Russia meddling in the election story the summer of 2016 according to two sources.

Comey pitched the idea of writing an op-ed about a Russian “interference” campaign during a meeting in the White House’s situation room in June or July 2016, Newsweek reported, well before the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence accused the Russian government of tampering with the U.S. election in an October 7 statement.

Imagine an FBI Director writing an op-ed for a magazine? That’s nuts.

That was the same day Wikileaks releases began and the Billy Bush tape was released.

“He had a draft of it or an outline. He held up a piece of paper in a meeting and said, ‘I want to go forward, what do people think of this?’” said a Newsweek source with knowledge of the meeting, which included Secretary of State John Kerry, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the Department of Homeland Security’s director and the national security adviser.

However, White House officials thought the announcement should be a coordinated message backed by multiple agencies. “An op-ed doesn’t have the same stature, it comes from one person.”

“This raises a lot of questions,” says Jarad Geldner, a senior adviser for the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, which filed a complaint with the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility over Comey’s disclosures about the Clinton investigation. “That raises the question of why Comey or [the Department of Justice] or the White House felt that it was OK to hold that [July] press conference on Hillary Clinton’s emails but not to go public with this.”

Newsweek adds, it was a sluggish White House that denied Comey and delayed the announcement. “The White House shut it down,” that source says. “They did their usual—nothing.”

That’s likely the answer – they did their usual nothing or it’s all fake news.

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