Comey Offers Advice To Trump & Barr In Reaction To The Declassify Decision: ‘Investigate Whatever You Wish’

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President Trump made good on his word and gave the green light to Attorney General Willaim Barr to declassify documents pertaining to spying on President Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Like clockwork, former FBI Director took to Twitter on Friday, but instead, he tried to offer advice to the President and Attorney General.

A statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read, “Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election.”

“The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions,” the statement read.

James Comey responded on Twitter Friday, “Investigate whatever you wish about 2016 but don’t forget the people of the FBI must investigate and stop Russian efforts in the 2020 election.”

Then he asked, “What impact will loose talk about “spying” and disgraceful talk about “treason” have on FBI agents and analysts?” (Continued Below)

On Thursday night after the news broke, however, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) suggested that former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former CIA Director John Brennan are “all in jeopardy”.

Gaez said, “I think what’s most important about this executive order is it shows that Comey, Clapper, and Brennan all are in jeopardy. If this was just a question of misconduct at the FBI, the President wouldn’t have given the Attorney General sweeping authority to be able to compel the production of evidence from the intelligence community – from the CIA, from the NSA. And that’s where I believe there was evidence that was withheld from the FISA courts where George Papadopoulos was saying, ‘We weren’t concluding with Russians, that would be illegal.’ That was withheld.”

“Now you mentioned the Gang of Eight briefings, Dan. What’s so important about that is they included statements of exculpatory evidence – evidence that would have shown that Carter Page and George Papadopoulos were not a basis to continue this investigation. And that is not going to line up with what was presented to the FISA courts. That disparate display of the evidence is going to show where the corruption occurred and they should be very worried,” he added. [Emphasized] (Video Below)

James Comey’s official tweet and video below:

President Trump shot back on Friday and tweeted a cartoon:

The President also quoted Rep. Devin Nunes (D-CA), during an interview with Shannon Bream on Thursday and wrote, “Intelligence Agencies were used against an American President.” @DevinNunes @ShannonBream @FoxNews”

Trump added, “This should NEVER happen to a President again! Dems are furious at Robert Mueller for his findings – NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION. Now they should go back to work and legislate!”

See Nunes’ full interview here: Nunes Shreds Schiff & Hahn’s Critical Reactions To Barr Getting Authority to Declassify: ‘They’re Covering Up Their Own Cover-Up’

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Congressman Matt Gaetz, Matt Schlapp, and Geraldo Rivera joined Dan Bongino to discuss President Trump’s move to allow AG Barr to declassify key FISA documents:

(Related: Schiff Reacts As AG Barr Is Given Authority To Declassify Surveillance Docs: ‘This Is Un-American’)