Former FBI Director James Comey and Donald Trump don’t like each other. Comey hasn’t been as vocal about his dislike for Mr. Trump. But Trump hasn’t held back his contempt for Comey. Trump believes Comey helped Hillary Clinton by not charging her with a crime for using her personal emails to do government business. Mrs. Clinton used her personal email for four years, according to several news reports. Trump claims Clinton used her personal email with ill intent, and he never let up on Clinton during the campaign. Mr. Trump would get his voter base excited at rallies by shouting “Lock her up.”
According to the testimony Comey gave in front of two Congressional committees, the FBI started investigating the Trump campaign when they received information that a Trump campaign foreign policy advisor had a conversation with a person about the stolen Clinton emails. The person said the Russians had the emails and they would hurt Clinton. That story is new news, according to Independent.co.uk.
Most people thought the FBI started its Russian interference investigation when British spy Christopher Steele released a damaging dossier about Trump’s behavior in Russia during the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant. But the Steele information came months after the FBI got word that four people in Trump’s campaign were actively helping the Russians. Comey didn’t name those individuals. They are still part of Mueller’s ongoing investigation.
George Papadopoulos, a loyal Trump supporter attended the London meeting, according to Comey. Papadopoulos was one of the first Trump minions to fall during the Mueller investigation for lying to Congress. Mr. Papadopoulos just finished serving a 14-day sentence for his role in the Russian debacle.
Comey told his story in front of a Republican-led committee. The committee wants to know more about the FBI and the Justice Department’s actions during the 2016 campaign. The committee rehashed questions about the Justice Department and Comey activities during the campaign, but the Justice Department inspector general’s report previously answered those questions. Plus, Comey answered many of the questions in his book and when he gave public testimony to Congress months ago.
Trump believes Comey played a role in giving Clinton a pass during the campaign, but there’s no indication Comey did anything, but follow the rule of law, according to several news reports. But the Republicans want to show Comey’s actions were politically motivated and hurt the Trump campaign.