James Comey ducked through the doors of the Senate Intelligence Committee room today to provide an annual briefing to Congress regarding the FBI’s activities.
- Rudy Giuliani is tied to an internal probe at the FBI regarding illegal leaks to the Trump campaign.
- Trump’s tax returns may or may not be a key part of the FBI’s investigation, which may or may not involve a RICO case surrounding a massive money laundering operation.
- Comey felt sick to his stomach that he might have influenced the election.
Of course, losing the election for Hillary Clinton is not Comey’s fault, a point I have appropriated from this amazing piece by Fusion writer Hamilton Nolan about the dangers of holding people in power to anything but the highest standards. And Comey is not responsible for bringing down Trump either.
In order to determine whether an investigation into Trump’s Russian ties is independent and credible, we must demand it with demonstrations and elections. We must constantly put pressure on the phones, emails and social media accounts of our representatives to ensure that they perform the will of the majority of Americans and conduct an independent investigation into the activities of Trump and Russia in the 2016 election.
As the United States sees more money poured into elections, the balance of power can seem to shift toward the Kochs, Mercers, Trumps and other American oligarchs. Don’t forget that we have the numbers, the votes and the voices to be the change we wish to see in the world. We don’t have to wait, or count on, an FBI director to save us.