ACLJ Submits FOIA Request to Expose Former FBI Director James Comey’s “Covert Operation” and Spies in the White House
Spies in the White House, planted by a corrupt FBI Director, to sabotage a sitting U.S. President.
It sounds like a Hollywood movie about political espionage and spies, but the sad truth is, it’s not fiction. It really happened, and we’re taking action to find out how, why, and what they said.
As we told you, fired FBI director James Comey reportedly conducted his own “covert operation” against President Trump by inserting FBI agents – spies – inside the White House. Their job was to secretly collect information and report back to Comey’s office on the President and his Administration.
The ACLJ is taking action to expose this unprecedented spying, bias, and corruption. Today we just submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to find exactly how and why and what information they shared.
Since his firing by President Trump, Comey has tried to present himself to the American people as a victim worthy of sympathy. Especially as he peddled his book. But now information has come to light that seems to expose the real James Comey to be a deceptive schemer against the Trump Administration.
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.
Comey even testified before a Senate Intelligence Committee that he had lied to the President. Meanwhile the truth was, Comey was mounting his own investigation as part of an unhealthy obsession with President Trump, and a personal mission to hamper his Administration.
That reportedly included planting a spy in the White House:
At the same time Comey was personally scrutinizing the president during meetings in the White House and phone conversations from the FBI, he had an agent inside the White House working on the Russia investigation, where he reported back to FBI headquarters about Trump and his aides, according to officials familiar with the matter.
The agent, Anthony Ferrante, who specialized in cyber crime, left the White House around the same time Comey was fired and soon joined a security consulting firm, where he contracted with BuzzFeed to lead the news site's efforts to verify the Steele dossier, in connection with a defamation lawsuit.
Knowledgeable sources inside the Trump White House say Comey carved out an extraordinary new position for Ferrante, which allowed him to remain on reserve status at the FBI while working in the White House as a cybersecurity adviser.
“In an unprecedented action, Comey created a new FBI reserve position for Ferrante, enabling him to have an ongoing relationship with the agency, retaining his clearances and enabling him to come back in [to bureau headquarters],” said a former National Security Council official who requested anonymity.
What’s also disturbing is that, according to that same report: “Between the election and April 2017, when Ferrante finally left the White House, the Trump NSC division supervisor was not allowed to get rid of Ferrante.” In other words, Comey tried to ensure that the White House had no authority to remove Ferrante. Somehow the director of the FBI superseded the authority of the President of the United States, implanting an unremovable agent.
To make matters worse, the reports indicate that “Ferrante was replaced in the White House by another FBI official, Jordan Rae Kelly, who signed security logs for Ferrante to enter the White House while he was contracted by BuzzFeed. Kelly left the White House last year and also joined FTI Consulting” – the same firm Ferrante works for.
This is too big to be ignored. James Comey is in big trouble. This behavior cannot be allowed in a constitutional republic. We need to get to the bottom of this, but we don’t know what information this spy was passing along.
The American people deserve to know the truth. And today we’re taking legal action to find out. We’ve just submitted FOIA requests to the FBI and the DOJ demanding all records, including emails, memorandums, briefs, electronic messages, etc., pertaining to this spy Ferrante’s time within the White House and beyond. Specifically, we are requesting records and emails between or about Comey and Ferrante and others. We are also demanding records related to this spying effort and what we call Comey’s circle of corruption. These are Comey’s closest advisors including: FBI General Counsel James Baker; Deputy Director/Acting Director Andrew McCabe; Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok, McCabe’s Deputy Counsel, Lisa Page; and Comey’s Chief of Staff, James Rybicki, David Bowdich (Director’s Office - DO), Michael Steinbach (Director’s Office - DO), Trisha Anderson (OGC), E.W. Bill Priestap (Counterintelligence Division - CD), and Jonathan Moffa (Counterintelligence Division - CD). Finally, we are requesting “All of James Comey’s emails from April 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017.”
We will find out exactly what Comey was up to and bring it to light. And we’re prepared to go right back to court against the FBI Deep State in order to expose the truth, defend the Constitution and our rule of law, and once again defeat the Deep State. We will keep you updated as this case progresses.