Former FBI Director James Comey revealed Sunday that he is “not worried at all” about U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the infamous Trump–Russia probe.
According to Fox News, Comey says he hasn’t been contacted by Durham’s team and doesn’t believe he’s a target of the probe.
“I have had no contact with him and haven’t talked to him,” Comey said of Durham, according to Fox. “I can’t imagine that I’m a target.”
Something “to talk about”
According to Fox, Comey also suggested that he believes the investigation won’t bear much fruit, anyway.
“I’m not worried at all about that investigation of the investigation,” he contended on Sunday’s episode of CBS’s Face The Nation. “They just want to have an investigation to talk about.” Take a look:
DURHAM PROBE: Former CIA Director John Brennan sat for an interview with John Durham this week. Does @Comey think he’s a target?@Comey tells @margbrennan: “I can’t imagine that I’m a target…They just want to have an investigation to talk about” pic.twitter.com/cQM0B6qLhP
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 23, 2020
“It goes to the very top”
If it is true that Durham hasn’t contacted Comey, that may be the greatest surprise revealed about the U.S. attorney’s probe so far. Along with former CIA Director John Brennan, Comey was a major player in the beginnings of what ended as a failed investigation by Robert Mueller into alleged collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russia.
In fact, it was Comey’s FBI that originally surveilled Trump’s campaign in 2016. As the then-FBI director, Comey should at least be questioned about that.
Such a sentiment was recently shared by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
“We’re not going to let the system blame some low-level intel analyst or case agent for defrauding the court,” the senator told Fox in July, as the network reported.
He went on: “I believe it goes to the very top, and I’m going to get to the bottom of it and that means Sally Yates and [Rod] Rosenstein, and [Andrew] McCabe and Comey are all going to come before the committee and they’re going to be asked, ‘What did you know and when did you know it?'”
Indeed, Comey deserves to be held to account for any wrongdoing that transpired under his watch. Perhaps Durham just hasn’t gotten there, yet.