Why FBI Director Comey must resign immediately

Special to WorldTribune.com

Jeffrey T. Kuhner

FBI Director James Comey is seeking to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidency.

His testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee had nothing to do with finding the truth about Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. It was a political hit job — an attempt by the deep state to preserve its power and prevent Trump from draining the swamp.

Comey said the FBI is conducting an investigation into whether the Trump campaign or his associates had colluded with Moscow to defeat Hillary Clinton. The FBI chief claimed the probe has been ongoing since June, and that the Justice Department had authorized it.

FBI Director James Comey, right, is ‘completely compromised’. / Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

This begs the question: Who in the Justice Department approved it and why? Was it then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch?

Moreover, if the FBI and the Justice Department were conducting a broad probe into the Trump campaign and its supposed links to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, then it defies credulity — and common-sense — that President Obama was not aware of the surveillance. Yet, Comey went out of his way to cover-up Obama’s crimes, emphasizing that the president could not — and did not — order the wiretapping of Trump’s communications. The evidence, however, is irrefutable that Obama did approve numerous surveillance operations. Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy, Silvio Berlusconi and Bibi Netanyahu (to name just a few) — all of them had their phone conversations spied upon on the orders of the president. Comey is either a naïve lightweight or a liar.

Furthermore, it is impossible that the Obama administration could undertake a broad multi-agency investigation into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia without Obama’s knowledge and authorization. Think about it: Comey, the Democrats and the liberal media want us to believe that the FBI, the Justice Department, the CIA, the NSA and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit were engaged in a highly sensitive investigation into a major candidate’s supposed ties to a foreign power and the president knew nothing about it?

It is not just a fairy tale, but a desperate attempt to protect Obama’s criminal behavior.

For the establishment media, however, Comey’s testimony was all they needed to start dancing on Trump’s political grave.

Liberals now claim this “proves” Trump is an “illegitimate” president, who along with Putin stole the election from Hillary. According to numerous Democrats, impeachment is inevitable.

There is only one problem: the Trump-Russia narrative is a myth — a deliberate fabrication by the Democrat-media complex to overturn the results of the election.

It is a silent, bloodless coup.

James Clapper, Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence, admitted that there is no evidence — not a scintilla — of Trump’s team having colluded with the Kremlin. Mike Morrell, who served as acting CIA Director under Obama, also said there is no “fire” to any of the “smoke” being created at CNN or The New York Times. In short, those who have examined the evidence have concluded nothing illegal or inappropriate took place.

The real reason Comey testified is that he is a creature of the deep state. His goal was to protect himself and the vast bureaucratic empire — the shadow government — that runs Washington. These entrenched vested interests will not allow Trump to drain the culture of corruption and roll back the federal Leviathan.

What is at stake is their power, control and wealth. They thrive in the shadows; sunlight will cause them to shrivel.

For months, countless stories have been published in The New York Times and The Washington Post, in which intelligence “sources” through leaks of secret, classified information have said the deep state was engaged in broad surveillance — spying — of Trump and his top associates as part of a sweeping investigation into Russia’s hacking of the election.

Those leaks were crimes, felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The intelligence community has been using its media collaborators to hide behind First Amendment protections to conduct illegal, criminal activity.

Many of those leaks came from within the FBI — meaning Comey’s underlings if not himself.

Yet, Comey told the House intelligence panel that he would not be investigating the leakers (many of whom are Obama holdovers) or the sources of the leaks. The reason is obvious: His own people are in on the conspiracy to drive Trump from office. This is a blatant conflict of interest. Trump needs to act quickly before the shadow government overwhelms him.

The FBI director is at war with the president. It’s time he declared war on Comey — and all of his deep state allies trying to subvert Trump’s presidency. Trump should demand Comey’s resignation, and if he refuses fire him.

Comey is a venal hack, a conman who is consumed by ambition and a lust for power. He is completely compromised. The sooner he goes, the better.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at WorldTribune.com and the host of “The Kuhner Report” weekdays 12-3 pm EST on WRKO AM-680 in Boston.