Before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed what everyone already suspected – that federal investigators were actively looking into the Russian hacks of 2016 and whether or not anyone in the Trump campaign worked with the Russians to help them succeed in their efforts. This was the first time the Trump aspect of the investigation was acknowledged publicly by Comey, but leaks had already revealed many details of the FBI’s case, including some of the figures at the center of suspicion – Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, and Michael Flynn among them.
“As you know,” Comey said, “our practice is not to confirm the existence of ongoing investigations. But, in unusual circumstances, where it is in the public interest, it may be appropriate to do so, as Justice Department policy recommends. This is one of those circumstances.
“I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI and part of our Counter-Intelligence Commission is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” he continued, “and that includes investigating the nature of any links between the individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”
First of all, Comey said he got special permission from the Justice Department to break with FBI protocol and confirm this investigation. Meaning what? Meaning, he got authorization from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right? Sessions, who was a self-proclaimed surrogate for Trump during the campaign. Sessions, who has also been under scrutiny for talking to Russian officials. Sessions, who the Democrats claimed could never be impartial when it came to the president. That’s the guy who told Comey, “Yeah, go ahead and tell them what they want to hear, it’s fine.” You could basically then go as far as to say that the Trump administration put their stamp of approval on Comey’s testimony.
Doesn’t really seem like what you’d expect from a White House with something to hide, especially if that “something” essentially amounts to treason.
What else? Comey said in the hearing that the FBI had no evidence to suggest that the Russians hacked the voting system. He said they had no evidence one way or the other to suggest that the DNC hacks influenced a single American’s vote in the election. So right there, he basically undermined the entire Democrat argument, which is that Trump is an illegitimate president. Nothing doing. The election was fair and free, and the result was the result.
But here’s the important thing. Here’s where all of this really falls apart if you have an IQ in the mid double-digits. Here’s what the Democrats are asking us to believe: That U.S. intelligence has had evidence, dating back to at least December and perhaps as far back as July, that Donald Trump and his associates secretly colluded with Vladimir Putin to steal the election. And to believe that, we have to believe that:
A: Donald Trump is so stupid that he thought he could get away with the single biggest act of treason in American history.
B: The FBI calmly allowed a known traitor to assume the office of the U.S. presidency.
C: The FBI continues to allow a known traitor to occupy said office.
You HAVE to swallow all three of these ideas to believe that this is the bombshell that Democrats and the mainstream media are saying it is.
Do you? Can you?
We’ll believe it when they march Trump out of the White House in handcuffs. And should that fateful day ever arrive, we’re going to have some serious questions, starting with: Why did it take this long?
Somehow, we have a feeling we’ll never have to ask those questions.