Comey says hard to respond to Barr’s ‘spying’ comments, claims he has ‘no idea what he’s talking about’

Fired FBI director James Comey piled on Attorney General William Barr and his comments about “spying” on President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016.

Comey spoke about the attorney general’s testimony before Congress this week in a discussion Thursday at the Hewlett Foundation’s Verify Conference.


Asked about Barr’s comments during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Comey responded that he had “no idea” what the attorney general meant.

“I have no idea what he’s talking about so it’s hard for me to comment,” Comey said.

But he added that there was the “presumption” that Barr “will stand up for truth” based on his reputation.

Barr told Congress that he would be looking into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation and revealed that he believes “spying did occur” on the 2016 Trump campaign.

“I think spying did occur,” Barr said. “But the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”

CNN’s Susan Hennessey asked Comey if, going back to 2013 when he became head of the bureau, he would do anything differently.

“Going back to 2013, can I decline to accept the appointment of FBI director?” he joked.

He also weighed in on Barr’s summary of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which concluded there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

Comey took a typical jab at Trump, criticizing him for his “silence” and that he doesn’t acknowledge that Russian interference even happened.

Meanwhile, former FBI General Counsel James Baker’s congressional testimony was released and revealed information that will probably be keeping some of the anti-Trump players up at night.

Comey may be dismissive of Barr’s statements and of the many unanswered questions being asked, but the breadcrumb trail continues in what Trump has called an “attempted coup” against him, and Comey seems to always land in the middle of it.


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