New information gained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests has unearthed evidence that there could have been possible collusion between former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The FOIA request by Judicial Watch was for records of communications between the FBI and Comey regarding both his testimony before the Senate’s Intelligence Committee and the publication of the book he is currently promoting.
The documents obtained include a chain of emails among Comey and various FBI officials regarding Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Included in the emails were then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired this January, and FBI Assistant Director Gregory Brower. After consultation with the FBI’s General Counsel, the FBI recommended to Comey that he consult with Special Counsel Mueller prior to any testimony before the Senate.
That in and of itself is unusual to recommend that a witness consult with an independent investigator before providing testimony to the Senate, but it helps to corroborate reports that Comey and Mueller coordinated on Comey’s Senate testimony. Sources had previously reported that Comey’s opening statement and testimony were produced in coordination with Special Counsel Mueller.
The FOIA request obviously can’t find the smoking gun, the email chain between Comey and Mueller, since that wasn’t the subject of the FOIA request and any FOIA request for communication between the two is likely to be rejected due to the Special Counsel’s ongoing investigation. But what has been uncovered so far is pretty suspicious, if not outright damning. It indicates that several major players were engaged behind the scenes in presenting a united front against the President.
Mueller’s probe still has yet to uncover any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the ostensible reason for its creation. As it continues to move along, finding evidence of everything except what it is supposed to be looking for, more and more evidence of the probe’s collusion to take down President Trump is coming to light, and more and more policymakers in Washington are growing weary of what seems to be nothing more than a wild goose chase.