The struggle for Democrats to nail President Donald Trump with anything that they could generated no shortage of conspiracies and suspicions. One, in particular, is that FBI Director James Comey was trying his level best to bring Trump down from the inside.
Now it would appear that these suspicions are true, as a report is going to be filed quite shortly showing that Comey was attempting to get dirt on Trump by planting an agent inside the White House to collect information against Trump, according to Real Clear Politics. Comey was apparently doing this while assuring Trump that there was no action being taken against him by the FBI:
Sources tell RealClearInvestigations that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will soon file a report with evidence indicating that Comey was misleading the president. Even as he repeatedly assured Trump that he was not a target, the former director was secretly trying to build a conspiracy case against the president, while at times acting as an investigative agent.
Two U.S. officials briefed on the inspector general’s investigation of possible FBI misconduct said Comey was essentially “running a covert operation against” the president, starting with a private “defensive briefing” he gave Trump just weeks before his inauguration. They said Horowitz has examined high-level FBI text messages and other communications indicating Comey was actually conducting a “counterintelligence assessment” of Trump during that January 2017 meeting in New York.
In addition to adding notes of his meetings and phone calls with Trump to the official FBI case file, Comey had an agent inside the White House who reported back to FBI headquarters about Trump and his aides, according to other officials familiar with the matter.
Real Clear noted that the motivations aren’t completely out in the open as to why Comey would do this yet, but Republicans are positive that this was another way that some were attempting to stop the Trump presidency for the same reasons that Peter Strzok was; political motivation.
How deep this rabbit hole goes is anyone’s guess. It’s doubtful Comey was doing this of his own accord and likely would have had co-conspirators in their mission to bring down an entire presidency from the inside. Rest assured that this investigation is going to turn up a lot more in the future.