There wasn’t a whole lot new to be gleaned from the latest interview with James Comey, conducted by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in a manner that suggested not so much softball as it did T-ball. The big headline from the night is that Comey called President Donald Trump “morally unfit to be president” and said there was “certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice” when it came to the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
From Conservative Post:
“People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values,” Comey said.
Speaking of values, one would assume that truth is a universal one. By that measure, the assertions Comey made Sunday will certainly be up for judgment over the coming days and months.
One of the former FBI director’s statements on the Trump dossier, however, proves Comey views the truth very loosely when it comes to our 45th president.
“Yes, I … I was told at some point that it was … the effort had originally been financed by a Republican source to develop … material opposition research on Donald Trump,” Comey said.
“Then, after the Republican nominating process ended, the effort was taken up and funded by a Democratic-aligned group trying to get opposition research on Trump.
“I never knew which … who the groups were, but I knew it started with Republicans paying for it and then the Democrats were paying for it.”
Comey, as director of the FBI, admitted he knew at some point the Democrats were funding the research. That throws the FISA warrant application into question. The idea that he didn’t know that the dossier wasn’t associated with Singer or the Republicans, as he seemed to indicate in the interview with Stephanopoulos, is prima facie absurd.