James Comey continues to dig his own grave.
The former FBI Director appeared on stage with one of his closest allies and attacked Devin Nunes.
But all hell is breaking loose because Comey’s rant included one massive lie.
Comey was interviewed by his close friend Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institute as part of his failing book tour.
Each stop on the tour invites new embarrassment and scandal for Comey.
This event was no different.
Comey and Wittes compared Congressman Nunes – who is exercising his oversight authority as is laid out in Article I of the Constitution – to whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Snowden exposed Barack Obama’s illegal domestic spying operation.
To Comey and Wittes, Nunes requesting documents that pertain to the FBI and DOJ spying on the Trump campaign – like Snowden’s disclosure – is an act of treason.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Former FBI Director James Comey sat idly by on Friday while his friend, Benjamin Wittes, made a comparison between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency analyst who stole and leaked classified government documents.
During an event Brookings Institution hosted, Benjamin Wittes asked Comey about a recent battle between Nunes and the Justice Department over records related to a top secret source who has reportedly provided information about President Donald Trump’s campaign to the FBI, CIA and the special counsel’s office.
Nunes has requested documents related to the mysterious source, but the Justice Department has pushed back, claiming that revealing the information could put the source’s life at risk and expose intelligence community methods. House Republicans, including Speaker Paul Ryan, have backed Nunes’ push, arguing the Intelligence Committee has a right to view the records.
Ryan told reporters on Thursday the request is “wholly appropriate.”
Wittes and Comey clearly disagree.
“[Nunes] is affirmatively acting in a fashion that some of us judged Edward Snowden very harshly for, right, for behaving in a fashion that puts at risk intelligence sources and methods…when being told by senior levels of the Justice Department,” said Wittes, who operates Lawfare, a blog Brookings hosts.
“I can’t understand it,” said Comey, who appeared to grimace at the mention of Nunes’ name. “I’m sure there is some story he tells himself that tries to make sense of it all, but I can’t explain it.”
Millions of Americans were immediately outraged that two surveillance state apologists would smear those who are exposing the truth about the Deep State’s illegal conduct as borderline treasonous.
But Comey and Wittes are just running a PR campaign to muddy the waters about what really happened in 2016.
Each new revelation by Nunes demonstrates that the real collusion scandal in 2016 was between the Obama administration and the FBI to sabotage Donald Trump.
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