U.S. Attorney John Durham is reportedly wrapping up his probe into the origins of the Russian collusion investigation, and it appears to be making several former Obama administration officials very queasy.
Former FBI director James Comey is attempting to maintain a calm and collected front, claiming that he “can’t imagine” that he is a “target” of Durham’s investigation after Durham brought in former CIA chief John Brennan for eight hours of questioning.
In a Sunday appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Comey — who is a key figure in the years-long Russia collusion investigation that is now crumbling in front of our eyes — claimed complete innocence in the fiasco, insisting that he’s not worried about the findings of Durham’s probe because he was “trying to do the right thing” by spying on the Trump campaign.
“I have had no contact with him and haven’t talked to him,” Comey said of Durham, adding, “I can’t imagine that I’m a target.”
For his part, Durham has kept the findings of his investigation under wraps, though the first criminal indictment from the investigation was just issued. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith — who worked for James Comey — pled guilty last week to charges of making false statements about former Trump aide Carter Page.
Comey was not asked about Clinesmith’s indictment in the CBS interview.
Comey attacked the Durham investigation as politically motivated, telling CBS that “given that I know what happened during 2016, which is a bunch of people trying to do the right thing consistent with the law, I’m not worried at all about that investigation of the investigation. They just want to have an investigation to talk about.”
Comey’s former intelligence community colleague, Brennan, issued a statement after meeting with Durham, claiming that he is also “not a target.” Durham has not issued any public statements about Brennan or Comey as of yet.