As FBI agents close in on taking Donald Trump down, James Comey is no longer in control

In the months since we watched FBI Director James Comey successfully rig the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, the presumption was that Comey would go on to protect Trump from any criminal investigation once he was in the White House. But over the past week we’ve learned definitively that things are not playing out in that manner at all. Instead, as FBI agents circle Donald Trump like sharks and close in on taking him down, Comey has lost control entirely.

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Consider the evidence. We now know that FBI agents questioned National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in late January about his post-election phone calls to Russia. We also know that Flynn lied to those agents, a felony. And we know that the FBI has been investigating Flynn and three other Trump campaign advisors for having colluded by phone with Russian intel agents during the election. We know this because the FBI keeps leaking as much to major news outlets.

Yet at the same time, the FBI is also leaking the claim that it won’t be charging Flynn with any crimes. This stands in direct conflict with the near-simultaneous leak that Flynn lied to FBI agents, because no one gets away with not being charged for that, or leveraged to flip on a bigger fish. So what’s going on?

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It’s now clear that there are (at least) two warring factions within the FBI. One is actively working to take down Trump on the Russia scandal, and is leaking the evidence as it goes, so as to make sure it sees the light of day. The other faction is trying to protect Trump by leaking disinformation. This is nothing new; in fact, before the election, this same faction was likely behind the (false) leak that the Trump-Russia investigation hadn’t turned anything up — which came just days after the anti-Trump faction had leaked the existence of the investigation. And it appears James Comey doesn’t have control over either faction.

If Comey were still in control of the FBI, the agency would be speaking with one voice. Even if it did use media leaks to bypass Trump’s White House, those leaks would all agree with each other. Instead, we have strategically conflicting leaks from the two competing factions. But it’s clear that, wherever Comey personally stands at this point, he lacks the ability or gumption to stand in the way of the anti-Trump faction’s heightening investigation of the Trump-Russia scandal. And that means Trump will be taken down.

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  1. Claudia Groh on February 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I was wondering why Comey is so quite
    But don’t you think they also need to look at Bannon, let’s leave no stone unturned!
    Basically they better get it done quickly and nuclar warfare as Trump statement today
    And I believe Bannon is in the driver seat with this last new conference!
    Putin loves this as we clearly have no real office, Bannon loves it, as he want all political office destroy and start a new!
    Trump is I. Too deep, and he is spooky ! He has Critical and comes out with statements like, at in Syria ! Our young adults to fight Putin’s war for whom, Putin? Trump? And who will they really be fighting ? Not ISIS that is the ruse!
    I believed are running out of time someone better do something like yesterday!

  2. Keith Dobson on February 17, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Might be interesting keeping an eye on the changes in online betting odds offered at Paddy Power bookmakers:
    Donald Trump to be Officially Accused of Russian Collusion – current odds: 3/1 (one gets you four)
    [Must be officially accused of collusion with Russia by a member of the US Government, Senate or House of Representatives. Has to happen while Donald Trump is the serving President of USA. Paddy Power decision is final.]
    Keep up the excellent work Bill!

  3. Haron bin mohamed taib on February 17, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Why James comey nothing to him, why you not happy ban Donald trump order by Royal.. AMIIN

  4. Edward Stilson on February 18, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Rudy Guilliani is also involved with this scenario. Do you remember the FOXNEWS interview in Sept. about an “October surprise”? Rudy was getting the Wikileaks off a Russian site to discredit HRC.

  5. Lunadaisy on February 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Interesting assessment, Bill. Makes sense to me.

  6. Sandy Mostrog on February 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your reporting. Thank you so much for your professionalism as you tell it like it really is.

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