FBI Confirms It Has Evidence Suggesting Trump Campaign Was Criminal Or Worked As Agent Of Russia
Most news sources are reporting that, during testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating the cooperation between Donald Trump and his campaign aides with Russian spies that attacked the United States last year. However, most journalists reporting on the testimony have complete missed the most significant moment from Comey’s time before the Committee.
That moment came when U.S. Representative Adam Schiff asked Comey, “My understanding, and correct me if I’m wrong, is that in order for you to open an investigation, you need to see credible information or evidence that someone has either committed a federal crime or become an agent of a foreign power. Is that an accurate understanding?”
Comey responded, “Yes, that’s a fair statement.”
This interchange took place in the context of suggestions that the FBI might simply be investigating Donald Trump and members of his campaign team for merely traveling to foreign countries, or for talking with representatives of foreign governments.
Comey’s response to Schiff’s question made it plain that these kind of benign activities were not the basis of the FBI’s investigation.
Comey’s response revealed that the FBI has “credible information or evidence” that someone with the Trump campaign, and possibly Donald Trump himself, “has either committed a federal crime or become an agent of a foreign power.”
By the standard that Comey agreed to, that kind of evidence must exist. The FBI investigation wouldn’t be taking place without it.