Good Friday morning.
Here is what's on the president's agenda today:
- The president receives his intelligence briefing
- President Trump delivers remarks on United States 5G deployment
- The president meets with the Fraternal Order of Police Executive Board
Comey: what is this "spying" Barr speaks of?
Not the best and the brightest. Fired FBI Director and social media #resistence influencer James Comey is confused about what Attorney General William Barr meant when he said the intelligence community was "spying" on the Trump campaign.
"With respect to Barr's comments, I really don't know what he's talking about when he's talking about spying on the campaign, so I can't really react substantively," Comey said at the Hewlett Foundation's Verify cybersecurity conference.
"When I hear that kind of language used, it's concerning because the FBI and Department of Justice conduct court ordered electronic surveillance, I have never thought of that as spying," he added. "If the attorney general has come to the belief that that should be called spying, wow, that's going to require a whole lot of conversations inside the Department of Justice."
Comey pretends the court actually ordered the spooks to spy or surveil the Trump campaign, leaving out the part where the spooks tricked the court into permitting them to use the massive leviathan of government resources to snoop on a political adversary. The court didn't just call up some folks at the intel agencies and say "I order you to surveil the Trump campaign!" I'm sure in time we will learn more about the spying Comey knows nothing about.