Comey Says FBI Didn’t Investigate Trump Campaign; however,….

The transcript from the first James Comey interview with the joint house committee is rather revealing for several measures.  One of the more interesting aspects surrounds Comey claiming the FBI never investigated the Trump campaign; and yet also claiming four Trump campaign officials had FBI investigative files opened on them simultaneously.

Apparently, Comey wants everyone to believe it was a coincidence or something.

Additionally, within his ‘interview’ Comey confirmed our previous hunch on a very specific redaction within the Nunes memo:

Chuck Ross expands: The FBI opened counterintelligence investigations into four Trump campaign associates in late July 2016, earlier than previously known, former FBI Director James Comey told Congress Friday.

“I was briefed sometime at the end of July that the FBI had opened counterintelligence investigations of four individuals to see if there was a connection between those — any of those four and the Russian effort,” Comey said during a seven hour interview with the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees.

The revelation comes as something of a surprise because Democrats and many in the media have insisted that the probe, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane, was launched solely based on information that the Australian government provided the FBI on Trump aide George Papadopoulos.  (read more)

The entire series of campaign events was one massive weaponized opposition research and surveillance operation under the auspices of counterintelligence.  The Russian conspiracy narrative was the cover story.  It’s likely all four (Manafort, Papadopoulos, Flynn and Page) had some form of intrusive surveillance on them.

All of the current DOJ and FBI officials are working earnestly with Robert Mueller in a desperate attempt to keep a lid on what took place.   You know it, and they know it.

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278 Responses to Comey Says FBI Didn’t Investigate Trump Campaign; however,….

    • The Raven says:

      The Left knew Flynn had knowledge of all the dirt, since he ran DIA…

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    • Interested Bystander says:

      The “Flynn Russia” fable was being spun long before July 2016. See here:

      The same is true for Manafort and Page. As soon as Trump named them, the news media began highlighting their ties to Russia. (Happy to provide links, but trying to keep this short.) The Trump/Russia/Putin Bromance stories had been in the news as early as the fall of 2015. (Again, the [fake] news stories are easy to find.)

      The Trump/Russia narrative was long in the making, and one of the primary motivations for it was Clinton’s ongoing email problems and the stories that Russia, China, etc., might have hacked her emails. The Clinton campaign took up the issue in earnest after the March 19, 2016 hack of John Podesta’s emails. The public didn’t learn about this hack until months later, but the Clinton campaign knew about it immediately, and they knew how damaging the information in those emails was. They quickly ramped up the Fusion GPS/Steele propaganda machine soon after this.

      I’m convinced the DNC emails were a coincidence, or perhaps even a self-created hoax, at least the Guccifer 2 part — the documents “Guccifer 2” released were a nothing burger. It was the Podesta emails that they feared, and even the DNC emails weren’t all that damaging — most of it was just criticism of and scheming against Bernie Sanders. Jacking up the Russia hacking narrative, and then tying it to the Trump campaign (thanks Peter and Lisa and Stephan and Joseph and…) was their strategy for dealing with the Podesta emails when they were released.

      Rather than a preconceived and well thought out plan, it was more of a case of putting together the vulnerabilities (the Clinton State Department emails, the Podesta hack, etc.) and the opportunities (Trump’s comments on Russia/Putin in 2015 and 2016, his advisors’ connections to Russia, etc.) to create a narrative that would discredit any stories about the contents of the Podesta emails. And the CIA, FBI, White House, etc., were all active participants. How much of their participation in this scandal was ignorance and stupidity and how much was with malice aforethought is not known, but I’m betting the lion’s share is the latter…

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      • Right to reply says:

        Yes, showing the duplicity against Sanders. Which brings us back to Seth Rich, and the very FACT that Sanders was the one who should have got the nomination.

        There is something more to all this. Like taking down 6 people to hide the one you really wanted to take down. People are so busy looking at the other 5, if you know what I mean


        • Beau Geste says:

          Obama-hillary likely “unmasked” Bernie. Why has the GOPe, and even PDJT, deep-sixed the illegal, politicized “unmaskings”, even by so-called “contractors”? There is no reason that the extent and personnel authorizing and actually carrying out this “unmasking” should not be immediately made public, and investigated for the crime of depriving civil rights under color of authority.


  1. Interested Bystander says:

    Note in the image at the top of this post that the FBI opened an “enterprise” investigation of these four fellows. Here is what the FBI guidelines ( say about enterprise investigations:

    “The final investigative category under this Part of the Guidelines is enterprise investigations..which permit a general examination of the structure, scope, and nature of certain groups and organizations… The distinctive characteristic of enterprise investigations is that they concern groups or organizations that may be involved in the most serious criminal or national security threats to the public – generally, patterns of racketeering activity, terrorism or other threats to the national security, or the commission of offenses characteristically involved in terrorism as described in 18 U.S.C. 2332b(g)(5)(B). A broad examination of the characteristics of groups satisfying these criteria is authorized in enterprise investigations, including any relationshp of the group to a foreign power, its size and composition, its geographic dimensions and finances, its past acts and goals, and its capacity for harm.”

    To say that is wasn’t an investigation of the Trump campaign is a nonsense. The “group” that they were investigating, Flynn, Manafort, Papadopoulos and Page were anything but a tight knit cabal within the campaign. As far as I can tell from all the reporting I’ve read on the subject, there seems to have been little or no direct interaction among these folks. The only way that these folks could be considered in a “group” is to say they were all, in some way, a part of the campaign.

    It may make/have made the FBI feel good about themselves to say they weren’t investigating the Trump campaign, but no one should kid themselves. This was an enterprise investigation of the campaign, and it didn’t start in July 2016. That is when the opened the “enterprise” investigation, but there was almost certainly “assessments” and/or “preliminary investigations” active before this time. The the FBI guidelines for more details on how this process works…

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    • RJones says:

      “Enterprise” investigation…The country demands to see any evidence whatsoever of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians or other basis for such an investigation, because so far all we see is a very broad attempt to entice/entrap Trump campaign staff into asking for Clinton dirt, mostly in the form of email Clinton herself handled carelessly, negligently, and without question illegally.

      Entrapment was attempted of Page by foreign nationals, PapaD by foreign nationals, Don Jr via Veselnitskaya meeting (probably in close coordination with GPS Fusion), M Caputo/R Stone by some sketchy Russian in the US, and Manafort by F Sater. We know there were FBI implants directly into the Trump campaign, identity(s) yet to be disclosed. We know, FBI tried to leverage the services of Deripaska in some mysterious and nefarious sounding fashion. We know with high certainty that the FBI went out of its way to NOT look at anything in Clinton’s email or to make any serious attempt to recover the email or do any type of serious damage assessment arising from the likely loss of those emails. We know the timeline for this whole mess aligns well with everyone learning what a complete fool Clinton had been in handling classified info. Please help me. How was that idiot ever qualified to be President?

      We know the Russians intercepted some email (purportedly from D Wasserman-Schultz) claiming L Lynch assured the Clinton campaign that the email investigation would go away. We know the Russians created a doc summarizing this, together with other material that appears to have wound up in one of the early Steele dossier memo’s. We know someone hacked Podesta’s email and released some. We know someone hacked the DNC server but any details/evidence are either destroyed, have lost chain-of-custody, or wasn’t actually looked at by the FBI. We know there are claims that Assange was claimed to be a middleman between Russian hackers and Trump people, and that Assange hotly disputes this. We know Clinton, during the campaign, began asserting concerns about Trump’s relationship with Russia.

      We know Manafort was a dirty player, in contact with a Russian, but we know nothing of how he was recruited by Trump or injected into the campaign (by the FBI?). We know what Manafort did was perfectly acceptable for T Podesta, at least before all this nonsense started. And nobody got worked up over J Podesta having links to Russian’s through board memberships, or, for heaven sakes, relationships to Russians that the Clinton’s had.

      We know both Comey and Strczk, not only refuse to display any contrition or express any concern about the optics of all this to Americans, they are openly hostile to the idea they aren’t virtuous upholders of the law and patriotic Americans. Brennan, Yates, Clapper, et al all behave likewise. They are all patriots, according to them, and Trump is some sort of super villain who can’t be exposed because all the underlying information is classified AND because Trump has now removed all the patriots that could expose the REAL Trump.

      We are unclear on the roles of Rosenstein and Mueller. Rosenstein’s signature appears on a FISA application claiming a former FBI asset, and known patriotic American, is an “agent of a foreign power.” A signature means something, and a lot more than “I was briefed,” and Rosenstein knows that. Mueller needs to explain what happened to PapaD at the DC airport and why Flynn was charged and held under wraps for a year and a half, in spite of apparently doing nothing wrong with Russia, and nothing wrong by Wash DC lobbyist standards with Erdogan. Mueller also needs to explain why it was okay to raid the offices of the President’s attorney. I mean, we’re trying to get the truth out here, not rip up the constitution.

      I remain open to the idea someone will finally expose what basis there was for an “Enterprise” investigation of the Trump campaign. But I have to say: 1) Clinton is/was corrupt. 2) The Lynch memo, regardless of its veracity or origin, does NOT justify the FBI/DOJ actions. 3) Any effort by Trump to discover, or even create, Clinton dirt does not justify FBI/DOJ actions. (obviously, it was okay for her to manufacture dirt.) 4) CI/FBI/DOJ have NOT comported themselves in a manner indicative of innocence. 5) The media has been absolutely mendacious, in the extreme, for two years, and appear involved. 6) Trump comportment does not indicate anything other than a person who feels himself under attack.

      Lacking further VERY significant information, the weight of the evidence points to a highly corrupt CI/FBI/DOJ. All officials involved must be held accountable via the Justice system, not simply loss of employment. The crimes here violate ALL Americans, not only President Trump. Severe punishment is in order.

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      • Bystander- EXCELLENT WORK. THANKS.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Could it be that the DOJ and the FBI are being directed by the Gang of 8?

        The Gateway Pundit wrote:
        “McCabe and Rosenstein later met with the full “Gang of Eight,” the Republican and Democratic congressional leaders and intelligence committee heads, the day Mueller was appointed.”

        Sundance Wrote:
        “It is important to understand that everything the White House, CIA, NSA, and U.S State Department does is approved by these eight members who are accountable to the U.S. electorate.”


      • Rosenstein Appointed a Special Counsel to Investigate Trump in Response to a Request ***From Dem Senator Mark Warner***

        Mark Warner was a member of Gang of 8 in 2016


      • Were the CI/FBI/DOJ just taking orders from the Gang of 8?

        Reference the Sundance twitter link below


        • RJones says:

          If you’re correct, something is very broken. The President is also accountable to the people. It may be time to obfuscate info more when the Congress is not disinterested. The law implementing all this has to be unconstitutional in some respects. I guess the problem is that everyone now appears to be corrupt.


          • Actually all the credit for uncovering this belongs to Sundance. I just hope, I got it right.

            The phrase I find most troubling is “accountable to the U.S. electorate.” How can the U.S. electorate know what the Gang of 8 are doing. Maybe that’s the point! We don’t

            Again, a Sundance extract below
            “As a consequence of their oversight responsibility, if gross misconduct of unlawful activity is evidenced within the presented documentation from the tightly held vault of the FBI and DOJ, all members of the 2016 intelligence oversight are at risk; presumably excluding Devin Nunes.

            Thus those remaining members of the 2016 Go8 have a motive to keep all evidence of prior activity sealed from current congressional oversight and inquiry. That’s why they will likely align with the interests of the subordinate cabinet members who also have an institutional interest in keeping DOJ and FBI secrets from exposure; against the requests of Chief Executive President Trump.”


    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “the FBI opened an “enterprise” investigation of these four fellows.”
      “enterprise investigations is that they concern groups or organizations that may be involved in the most serious criminal or national security threats to the public”

      Where is the “enterprise’ investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR?


  2. Seattlewonder says:

    Does it matter anymore? No one will be held accountable and Trump will continue to be savaged daily until his term is up.

    Liked by 2 people

    • jleonard14 says:

      It does not matter. As I’ve said many times, nothing…ever…happens. Btw, was Sessions wearing a white hat, a black hat, or not wearing a hat?


    • Attorney at Law says:

      Does it matter, you ask. It depends on how much you value your freedom and the future of our children. It matters to me and most here, so for that, we will fight and not give up or give in.


      • Dimbulbz says:

        Unfortunately, Most of the people who are my childrens age have no clue they are being primed for their own enslavement. My kids know – at least they act like they know. If any democrat goes to jail, they will be pardoned by the next democrat president. So, yeah, nothing happens. But what choice do we have? Do we give up pushing this or just allow them to win? That, to me is called “enablement” and I am NOT an enabler. Most intelligent people aren’t, but if you have that attitude, nothing anyone can say will change your mind. James Comey thanks you. So do all the criminals thriving on this planet. You could at least put up a road block or two, but no. Its better for you to tell us all how futile it is to want to preserve the republic. If the law doesnt matter, its no longer a republic. That’s really what the Democrats want. The destruction of the republic, where laws, not who you are determine your freedom. They want not only to remove Trump, but to convince people to put him in jail for crimes that are not even on the books. These are political “crimes” based on the fact that he is Donald Trump. To a democrat, that is illegal. He is guilty of crimes against democrats. This is what leads to true evil… and what the rest of the world accepts as reality. If it dies here, it is dead to the whole world. Yeah, lets all just give up (sarc)

        This battle is bigger than any one of us, Perhaps some people are just too small to see it.


  3. Great work Bystander! Thank you.

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  4. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    The small group is most worried about “spygate”

    One of the clear purposes of Comey testifying was re-brand the spying on the Trump campaign as merely an “investigation into 4 individuals”.

    He was instructed/allowed to “reveal” the number which to this point the DS/small group had kept hidden by redactions (supposedly CLASSIFIED)

    Comey boldly and repeatedly stated this without hesitating and showing the least concern about interfering with Mueller’s ongoing investigations or revealing classified information.
    He did not consult the FBI general counsel (under direction from Wray and Rosenstein) and that counsel did not interject at all.

    Mr. Gowdy. Okay. We’ll go with that. Late July of 2016, the FBI did, in fact, open a counterintelligence investigation into, is it fair to say the Trump campaign or Donald Trump
    Mr. Comey. It’s not fair to say either of those things,in my recollection. We opened investigations on four Americans to see if there was any connection between those four Americans and the Russian interference effort. And those four Americans did not include the candidate.
    pp 23-24

    Mr. Gowdy.. Do you recall seeing the phrase “Trump campaign” in that initiation document?
    Mr. Comey. Well, I don’t remember seeing it, ever seeing it, so certainly don’t remember any portion of it, because I don’t remember ever seeing it.
    Mr. Gowdy. If it said “Trump campaign”, do you still have the same answer you had when I asked you whether or not it involved the Trump campaign?
    Mr. Comey. That’s a question, Mr. Gowdy, I can’t answer without having seen the document. So I’d be speculating about a document I don’t think I’ve ever seen.
    pp 24-25

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    • RJones says:

      This is what makes me think the small group is claiming they were investigating the Loretta Lynch “disinformation” (I.e., what L Lynch supposedly told the Clinton campaign re the Clinton email investigation).

      They had no Electronic Communication that would legally support their actions, so this argument appears to be the fallback. I say BS. It’s not enough.

      The disinformation investigation claim hardly justifies an enterprise investigation and lying to the FISA court to get title I surveillance of C Page. By the way, was there an investigation of whether the Lynch info was really disinformation? Let’s see it. That tarmac meeting sort of indicates LLynch was bent, so her making a Clinton campaign assurance doesn’t seem that far fetched.


      • Beau Geste says:

        Rosenstein signed the FISA Warrant, so was a witness and therefor absolutely, under no possible interpretation of propriety, should have been involved in appointing mueller or overseeing him. The crooked FISA Judge was removed (rather than recusing himself). The refusal of Sessions to remove Rosenstein is remarkable, and is evidence he was more a mole than just an incompetent. Ultimately, sessions should be investigated and prosecuted if appropriate under “equal justice for all”


  5. Caius Lowell says:

    Comey didn’t investigate the Trump campaign. He investigated individuals in the Trump campaign, and their colleagues, which is a big difference if you’re a corrupt Deep State Democrat-Marxist lawyer.


    • Charles Tate says:

      The aim is obvious. If they admit that the “investigation” (meaning surveillance using government organs) was of the opposition candidate, then it is clear that this is Obama ordering the IC to wiretap the candidate with the aim of defeating his election. The abuse is clear, and the criminal violations are manifest. Almost so huge that one would have to prosecute. If however it was just a few outlier bozos, then one can plausibly deny the crime of undermining our democracy for corrupt purposes. Nevertheless the only casualty of these crimes seems to be the American people who are informed now that the entire system is a sham run by a corrupt cabal (i.e Banana Republic). Trump is apparently comatose on the issue or he might have exposed it already and spared himself the loss of the House.


  6. rayvandune says:

    There is a simple explanation of this Comey contradiction: he says one thing for public consumption and the opposite thing to avoid perjury, relying on the media to understand which is which. They do.

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  7. Lost says:

    Given that it looks possible that intrusive surveillance was performed on all four of those people, isn’t it interesting that the Flynn conversation with the Russian Ambassador was selectively leaked when it was? This gave the impression that it was incidentally collected due to surveillance on a foreign national. What if that was just intended to prevent knowledge or discovery that there was actually FISA or some similar type of surveillance on Flynn himself?


  8. Best article I’ve seen today by John Sobieski over at American Thinker- “Comey Lied.”

    EXCERPT: “James Comey is a serial liar and arguably a serial felon who supervised and directed Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page in an organized deep state coup to keep Hillary Clinton out of prison and Donald Trump out of the White House. And along the way he picked up a few million bucks thanks to a long-standing friend, colleague and benefactor, Robert Mueller, whom he then rewarded a license to overthrow a sitting President of the United States.”

    Read more:
    Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

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  9. Zippy says:

    “Comey Says FBI Didn’t Investigate Trump Campaign”

    They didn’t, they simply investigated three people associated with the campaign, anyone any of them communicated with, anyone any of them communicated with by the two step rule. So, technically, like the dependency of what the meaning of the word “is” is, he isn’t lying.


    • RJones says:

      No. It likely means they investigated all campaigns…except Clinton’s.


      • Beau Geste says:

        Agreed. So, why wasn’t comey asked “Did the FBI or other agency investigate, unmask or surveil any other candidate for president, or any other candidate for congress in the 2012, 2014 or 2016 elections, or any of their campaign organizations or donors, at any time during the 8-year term of president obama? If so, who authorized, or received any such information?

        Comey: “I don’t remember” I’ don’t know what you mean by “surveil”.


  10. dustahl says:

    Come totally lying to save his skin. Fisa warrants were used as a door to all of the Trump campaign,, 7 degrees of separation lead to all of the Trump campaign,


  11. Justin Green says:

    So, what we already knew. Democrat operatives in the Obama administration spied on the opposing party’s campaign members illegally, making Richard Nixon look like a jay walker.

    The question is, when will anything ever come of this….


  12. Hopefully, we’ll all get to see a Comey perp-walk. I doubt he will wear another smirk.


  13. Attorney at Law says:

    Apologies for repeating myself from past comments, however the link is a site that is incredibly helpful when searching and finding untruths. I Spy A Lie, as I refer to it. Phenomenal website and quite useful. Also for those that may not be aware, when using the number 3 it’s referred to as a liar’s number, since it’s so often used by those that lie.


  14. pnj01 says:

    He ought to be asked why all the immunities in the Hillary E-Mail Case when they had already decided that they were not going to charge her. Immunities are supposed to be used to get people up the chain in a conspiracy, not to provide lower down conspirators with forgiveness so they could take the blame on their shoulders instead of on somebody higher up. That is what the FBI did in granting immunities to Hillary’s subordinates (including Combetta, Bentels and Cheryl Mills). Combetta had written in an Oct. 2014 that his clean up of her computer was part of a “Hillary Cover-Up Operation.” So when he was questioned about it in Feb. 2016, he took the Fifth. When Combetta gets immunity, does he repeat what he said in his E-Mail? Of course not, he says that was a joke and that it was his own conduct not a request from Hillary’s campaign.

    A review of the Internal DOJ Applications for authority to seek grants of immunity are essential. The US Attorney Manual Section 23.214 makes it clear that immunities are NOT ordinarily to be sought to acquit people but to develop evidence against them. Comey pretended in Oct. 2016, when asked about the Immunities, that they were looking to make a case against her, but later the May 2016 Exoneration Draft was found, and that proves that Comey was lying when he made that Oct. 2016 claim. They were looking to exonerate her, not to make a case against her.


  15. letty bromenschenkel says:

    TRUMP and his entire family was investigated and spied on for 8 years under OBAMA who used the IRS, FBI, CIA, even 5 eyes their counterparts in UK, Australia etc.. (STEELE UK)

    NY AG has investigaged TRUMP for 10 years and more.


  16. E.jay Miller says:

    This abuse of Power started long before Trump came down the escalator. These Criminals believe they can do anything they choose as they are not only above the law, they are the law. We are living under tyranny and don’t know it. (BTW, you want to know what the Left is doing? Then listen to what they accuse others of doing–same old playbook until DONALD TRUMP began to upset the apple cart)


  17. B. Franklin says:

    I am not a lawyer, but I play one on TV…hahaha
    What the hell is the Woods Procedures for then anyway? Obviously not followed. Stupid paper trail.
    JC and the group is so busted.


  18. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Comey Continues to Display His Lack of Credibility
    by Victor Davis Hanson

    “…If any private citizen tried Comey’s gambit with federal IRS auditors or FBI investigators, he would likely be indicted for perjury or obstruction….”


  19. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Federal Judge Overseeing Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Just Dropped A Major Bombshell
    Margot Cleveland

    “…Additionally, now that we know from the sentencing memorandum that the special counsel’s office has tendered a 302 interview summary dated August 22, 2017, we can deduce that an earlier 302 form existed from James Comey’s Friday testimony before the House judiciary and oversight committees….”

    “…Here, we return to Comey’s testimony from Friday referenced above, that “the agents observed no indicia of deception, physical manifestations, shiftiness, that sort of thing.” Comey further explained, though, that his “recollection was [Flynn] was — the conclusion of the investigators was he was obviously lying, but they saw none of the normal common indicia of deception: that is, hesitancy to answer, shifting in seat, sweating, all the things that you might associate with someone who is conscious and manifesting that they are being — they’re telling falsehoods. There’s no doubt he was lying, but that those indicators weren’t there.”…”


  20. Bill Henslee says:

    I don’t think enough consideration has been made of the Strzok, email comment. “We can’t afford to take that risk”. Read it again with the emphasis on the “We” and you will then interpret the insurance policy as something to protect the “we” on the FBI and DOJ high officials who participated in a white wash of Clinton’s emails and other known assorted crimes such as the uranium deal and the machinations of the Clinton foundation. They still believed that the election would favor Hillary at that time, but they needed and insurance policy to protect themselves if Trump was elected. “WE can’t afford to take that risk.”

    Strzok, tried to pass this off in his testimony as a concerted effort by those involved to protect the country rather than the “We” but this was complete misdirection and purposeful misdirection of the words of the email.


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