James Comey Could Soon Face Criminal Probe

Late Thursday night, The New York Times reported that the Department of Justice’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe has turned into a criminal investigation.

Attorney General William Barr launched the investigation in May to look into allegations that President Donald Trump’s campaign was illegally targeted by the DOJ. Barr appointed well-respected U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead the investigation.

News of the transition from an administrative review to a criminal investigation comes shortly after DOJ Inspector Michael Horowitz announced that the findings of his investigation into allegations that the FBI improperly surveilled the Trump campaign will be released shortly.

Appearing on “Fox and Friends” on Friday morning Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) said he thinks Horowitz’s report will explain why Durham’s probe has become a criminal investigation:

“This is not a coincidence that it’s happening at the same time. Inspector general Michael Horowitz’ report looks into potential FISA abuse.”

Watch his comments below:

It is believed that former FBI Director James Comey could be called to testify about his agency’s decision to launch a counter-intelligence investigation called “Crossfire Hurricane” into the Trump campaign in 2016.

Comey has come under fire for the FBI’s use of the now-infamous Steele Dossier as a justification for Intelligence Surveillance Act applications and renewals. And he has been accused of knowingly misleading the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court about having verified the salacious information in the dossier.

Horowitz recently sent a criminal referral to the DOJ over Comey’s decision to leak internal memos on his conversations with Trump in the hope of having a special counsel appointed, though the DOJ declined to prosecute.

The DOJ recently asked several foreign governments for their cooperation in the Durham probe and reports say that Durham’s probe expanded in scope after he uncovered new evidence during a recent trip to Rome, Italy with Barr.

While in Rome, Barr and Durham reportedly viewed a deposition of Joseph Mifsud, the professor who told former Trump aide George Papadopolous that he had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

In 2016, Papadopolous reportedly met with a John Mifsud, a Maltese professor, who told the Trump-aide he had “dirt ” on Hillary Clinton. That conversation was conveyed to U.S. officials by an Australian diplomat.

Supporters of the president allege that Mifsud was really an intelligence operative sent to trap Papadopolous to give U.S. intelligence agencies a reason to “spy” on the Trump campaign.

Fox News reports that Durham is also “very interested” in questioning former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Comey, Brennan, and Clapper were in charge of agencies investigating the Trump campaign during the 2016 election and have denied that any wrong-doing occurred in the course of their agencies’ investigations.

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WellHungChad
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The GCO: “If I listed ten of each trait, none of them would register with you. I would be just talking past you waisting my time. The reason His Majesty should not be in office is in the headlines every day since he rode down his golden escalator, in 2015. If that doesn’t convince you of his unsuitability for being in office, then nothing will.” Nice, fact based, rebuttal! Besides the fact that you believe the tripe that you read in your left wing rags (citing “Slate” as a reference was a new low even for you) Just what I’d… Read more »

General Confusion
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“You cannot cite ONE example of” King Donald The Loser’s traits.” An Unhung Chad

If I listed ten of each trait, none of them would register with you. I would be just talking past you waisting my time. The reason His Majesty should not be in office is in the headlines every day since he rode down his golden escalator, in 2015. If that doesn’t convince you of his unsuitability for being in office, then nothing will.

WellHungChad
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GCO, it seems your only argument against President Trump is to call him “KDTL”. You cannot cite ONE example of “he is incompetent, weak, viscous, a racist, a bigot, and as much of a fascist as this country allows”. Like a child, you sound like President Trump just sent you to your bedroom without dinner, If you’re so concerned about tyranny, just get yourself educated about the Democrat effort to impeach him that is crumbling away each day that goes by. Only an idiot would stay fixated on Adam Schitt’s, constant, “Russia, Russia, Russia, whoops that didn’t work, Ukraine, Ukraine,Ukraine,… Read more »

General Confusion
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“WHERE do you come up with all this unfiltered bullshit?” Confused James I am confused. What unfiltered bullshit? “Your personal hatred of Trump is well documented although you – like most required to march in lockstep to hate-America – cannot explain why unless you’re told by your totalitarian, tyrannical leaders.” Confused James You misunderstand me. I don’t hate King Donald The Loser. I just don’t think that he should NOT be sitting in the Oval Office making decisions that affect 330 million of us. He is incompetent, weak, vicious, a racist and a bigot, and, while trying to be as… Read more »

Otis
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He certainly deserves to be probed😆

James
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>Always Confused One< WHERE do you come up with all this unfiltered bullshit? NEVER in my 63 years of watching politics have I EVER observed such outright, bald faced LIES being spewed in a continuing; but failing attempt to gain converts to Socialism/Communism or whatever other "ism" fits. Do you receive a sales commission for each moron who buys into your garbage? Your personal hatred of Trump is well documented although you – like most required to march in lockstep to hate-America – cannot explain why unless you're told by your totalitarian, tyrannical leaders. Those of us who hated #44… Read more »

WellHungChad
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I guess this latest news has the Genitally Confused One squealing like a pig. Why the objections GCO? We all want to get to the bottom of all this Russian collusion stuff, don’t we? When the party in charge is pulling the levers of power against the opposing party as happened under the Obama administration, that threatens our “fleeting democracy”, right? A “Counter Intelligence Investigation” doesn’t happen without the president’s approval, which means your Black Jesus, Obama was involved and well informed. I hope to see Him and his Disciples: Comey, Clapper, Brennan, McCabe, and perhaps, Rosenstein, doing the perp… Read more »

Kay
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Liberals now turn their wrath and hatred on AG Bill Barr and Prosecutor John Durham, two off the most respected men in Washington. I believe the rot in DC has just met a huge disinfectant in these two professional who will try restore respect of our intelligence agencies.

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