Comey wanted to reveal Russian meddling months before election

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According to a Wednesday report by Newsweek, FBI Director James Comey had wanted to go public with the information that there was the possibility that Russian Federation was interfering with the 2016 election but was blocked by the Obama administration.

Comey reportedly wanted to attempt to publish the op-ed in the New York Times, where it allegedly contained the same information that was released on January 6 concerning intelligence about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his involvement in the 2016 election.

According to Newsweek, Comey had considered drafting an op-ed, and he presented the idea to top White House officials of the Obama administration last summer.

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A source told the news organization, "An op-ed doesn't have the same stature". He held up a piece of paper in a meeting and said, 'I want to go forward.

The other Obama administration officials opposed the idea, Newsweek reports, because they preferred a more coordinated message. Still, it was that slowness that had many in the Clinton camp feeling bitter against the Obama administration, according to the New Yorker. "It comes from one person". Since then, the USA intelligence community has concluded that there was interference by Moscow.

Comey would not have confirmed the existence of a Justice Department probe into the Trump campaign's ties to the Russian government, which Comey recently testified began last summer. What makes it easy: we're not on anybody's side, ever.

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"I know that when I make a hard decision, a storm is going to follow", Comey said at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership dinner. We are not considering whose ox will be gored by this action or that action; whose fortunes will be helped by this or that. "But honestly, I don't care".

Those of you paying attention surely recall that in July of previous year, what Comey did publicly disclose was the results of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server -around the same time he wanted to publish his op-ed about Russian Federation. They thought that people would believe in this if it came from more organizations.

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