Comey: ‘I Was Wrong’ ‘Over Confident’ About FBI Procedures. By Cathy Burke.
Former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday admitted he was “wrong” and “over confident” about the FBI procedures used during the investigation of the Trump campaign and Russia meddling in the 2016 election. …
“I’m responsible,” he declared. “I was wrong, I was over confident on our procedures,” he said.
Comey Apology ‘Two Years Too Late’. By Jason Devaney.
“Sometimes it’s just too damn late,” said [former Rep. Trey Gowdy], referencing Comey’s apology earlier Sunday.
“In this case, Comey is about two years too late. We could have used his objectivity, we could have used him as the head of the FBI helping Republicans figure out what was happening with FISA instead of thwarting us and obstructing us.”
Comey said the FBI violated some of its own policies and procedures while obtaining secret FISA warrants to surveil Carter Page, a onetime adviser to the Trump campaign. Those findings were included in an inspector general’s report released a week ago.
Gowdy, however, said he’s not buying Comey’s admission.
“There have always been policies against manufacturing evidence and withholding exculpatory evidence. That’s not new,” Gowdy said. “Those aren’t new policies. This is a personnel issue. It’s the wrong people in the wrong positions of power.”