“Chris Swecker: It would be difficult to overstate how egregious and in violation with the Attorney General guidelines and probably several civil statutes that type of operation would be without predication. And in this case… I don’t see any predication and certainly no documentation of an assessment or an intelligence assessment as Comey described it in his book, or a preliminary inquiry or a full investigation. And those are the only three types of investigations there are. So there would have had to have been some form of documented predication to do that.
Tucker Carlson: If the documents existed, we would know, right?
Chris Swecker: Right… I thought all along that Deputy Director McCabe’s initiation of an investigation out of the Deputy Director’s office was thoroughly unprecedented. The deputy director should not be running any investigation whatsoever. And the director should not be operational in any investigation. So it’s hard to number all the things that are wrong with the things that are described in this article, again assuming these sources are true.
Tucker Carlson: My first thought is this is bizarre and rotten.
Chris Swecker: You can’t make this stuff up. This is about as shady as it gets… Jim Comey and his inner circle were just off making their own set of rules, doing their own thing for their own reasons, primarily because they just dislike the president… Anything that J. Edgar Hoover was accused of would pale in comparison to this. This is Seven Days in May. This is an inner circle of self-appointed moral guardians taking over the presidency and trying to take it down for their own personal reasons.