The media thought they broke the bombshell story that would be the end of Donald Trump.
Pundits and Democrats believed they finally had the smoking gun proving Trump was a criminal.
But the former CIA Director crushed those dreams with this answer.
The New York Times broke a story that former FBI Director Jim Comey had written a memo after a conversation with Trump alleging the President had urged him to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn..
When former Obama CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House Intelligence Committee he was asked about this report.
California Democrat Adam Schiff – who is using his position as a ranking member to play up the investigation for political purposes – quizzed Brennan about whether the Trump administration leaned on the intelligence community members to interfere in the ongoing probe, or if Comey himself was pressured to stop investigating Flynn.
Brennan stunned observers when he responded “no.”
The Daily Caller reports:
“Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat and ranking minority member of the House intelligence committee, raised the issue of alleged Trump attempts to drop the investigation of Flynn in Tuesday’s hearing.
“In respect to a number of allegations made recently that the president of his aides may have sought to enlist the help of members the IC [intelligence community] or Director Comey himself to drop the Flynn investigation,” Schiff said. “Have any members of the IC shared with you their concerns that the president was attempting to enlist the help of people within the intelligence community to drop the Flynn investigation?”
“No sir,” Brennan replied.
Brennan did not limit his answer to his time as Obama’s CIA chief as he did in other responses to the committee, but confidently described his remarks to apply to the present day.
There are 17 separate national security agencies, including the CIA, in the IC.”
In Comey’s telling, Trump “hoped” Comey could let Flynn go.
It wasn’t an order.
And Comey previously testified on May 3rd that he never felt pressure in any investigation.
The existence of this memo and Comey’s claims he felt pressured only surfaced after he was fired.
Comey’s entire story is suspicious.
If he was pressured, why didn’t he report it to the Justice Department?
And if he did feel Trump was leaning on him to go easy on Flynn, why did he testify on May 3rd that he never felt political pressure on any investigation?
The entire story came off as a hit piece on Trump when it was dropped.
As further scrutiny is applied, it becomes clearer Comey is not the Boy Scout he portrays himself to be in the media.
Rather, he is disgruntled former employee rewriting history to enact revenge on Trump.