CNN is at it again with their formidable fake news program that truth will out. After it was revealed that Donald claimed that Comey assured him on 3 separate occasions that Trump was not a target in the Russian probe, they got to work finding anonymous sources (aka Imaginary people) who were willing to reveal that Comey would testify that he never even once told President Trump that. They have been making that case for weeks.
Then a funny thing happened. James Comey handed in a written statement which he plans to deliver on Thursday that does indeed concede the fact that Comey did indeed inform Trump that he has never been a target. It will be interesting to see how democrats try to spin that today. They continue to claim that Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey in an effort to hinder the investigation and of course no mainstream reporter has ever asked why taking down Comey and replacing him with ardent Hillary supporter Andrew J McCabe was aimed at killing the investigation.
1. January 6th Meeting at Trump Tower:
“In that context, prior to the January 6 meeting, I discussed with the FBI’s leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally. That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him. We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted. During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President Elect Trump’s reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance.”
2. January 27th Dinner at White House:
“During the dinner, the President returned to the salacious material I had briefed him about on January 6, and, as he had done previously, expressed his disgust for the allegations and strongly denied them. He said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn’t happen. I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a negative. He said he would think about it and asked me to think about it.”
3. March 30 Phone Call:
“I explained that we had briefed the leadership of Congress on exactly which individuals we were investigating and that we had told those Congressional leaders that we were not personally investigating President Trump. I reminded him I had previously told him that.”