“There is a sense that Comey’s team was not checking the boxes, did not have adequate predication, and may have tasked sources before an investigation was even officially opened. Barr should pull case files and dig in on this. In addition, the cast of characters leveraged by the FBI against the Trump campaign all appear to have their genesis as CIA sources (‘assets,’ in agency vernacular) shared at times with the FBI. . . . James Comey is right to be apprehensive. He himself ate away at the soul of the FBI, not in small bites but in dangerously large ones. It was a dinner for one, though: His actions are not indicative of the real FBI. The attorney general’s comprehensive examination is welcome and, if done honestly and dispassionately, it will protect future presidential candidates of both parties and redeem the valuable soul of the FBI.”
Comey didn’t act alone. He had a lot of help within the FBI and the DoJ. It’s bad news for him that the FBI folks are trying to pretend that he was on his own.