By Breitbart. After his FBI peddled the narrative that Russia interfered in the 2016 election specifically to help Donald Trump, disgraced former FBI Director James Comey conceded that Russia’s primary goals were first to cause election chaos generally and then to ensure the defeat of Hillary Clinton.
Russia’s third priority was to help Trump win the election, Comey stated.
Comey made the comments while speaking last Thursday at a CNN town hall event. . .
Comey’s FBI was part of a January 6, 2017 U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) document assessing Russian interference efforts in the most recent U.S. presidential election. In the IC report, the NSA assessed the conclusion that Putin favored Trump and worked to get him elected only with a classification of “moderate confidence,” while the FBI and CIA gave it a “high confidence” rating.
A Republican House Intelligence Committee’s 250-page report on alleged Russian collusion released in April of last year raised questions about the “high confidence” assessment by the FBI and CIA, perhaps explaining why the NSA didn’t share the conclusion when it came to Russian intentions regarding Trump during the election. (Read more from “James Comey Says Trump Was ‘Third’ on Russia’s Priorities for 2016” HERE)
Rod Rosenstein Calls James Comey a ‘Partisan Pundit’
By NBC News. In remarks prepared for delivery Monday night, former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein calls James Comey “a partisan pundit” and criticizes him for his recent remarks about Rosenstein.
In an op-ed last week in The New York Times, Comey asked how Rosenstein could, after the release of the Mueller report, give a speech quoting President Donald Trump on the rule of law and praise the president in his resignation letter. Comey concluded that Trump “eats your soul in small bites.”
In remarks for a speech Monday night to the Greater Baltimore Committee, Rosenstein says Comey is now “a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul. That is disappointing. Speculating about souls is not a job for police and prosecutors. Generally we base our opinions on eyewitness testimony.” (Read more from “Rod Rosenstein Calls James Comey a ‘Partisan Pundit'” HERE)