Rep. Devin Nunes had some bad news for disgraced former FBI director James Comey who is currently gloating that he has beat the rap for leaking classified information.
Following reports that Comey would not be prosecuted per recommendation from the DOJ Inspector General, Nunes slammed the door on the idea that the man who ran a “covert” operation against President Trump would not be held accountable.
Speaking with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the California Republican who serves as ranking member of the House Intel Committee predicted a bleak future for Mr. Comey.
According to Rep. Nunes, Comey’s jubilation is going to be short-lived because of the multiple criminal referrals made against the man who Trump affectionately referred to as “slimeball” in the SpyGate operation are now in the hands of U.S. Attorney John Durham.
And as Nunes notes, unlike IG Michael Horowitz, Durham enjoys the power of a prosecutor who could put the squeeze on Comey’s underlings and then start working his way up.
NUNES: Unlike what you saw with the Mueller dossier team, which now we know Mueller wasn’t even in-charge of that investigation. So, I don’t believe you will see that. But I do believe that James Comey will be held accountable.
And there’s one other point that is important to make. The IG although has important powers, the IG does not have the power to investigate or compel people to be interviewed that don’t work with the Department of Justice, or in the government.
So, I’ve always been hesitant to — although, I appreciate what the IG is doing — they are limited, where John Durham is not limited, the U.S. Attorney looking at this.
So, there are a lot more people that need to be interviewed, even in our investigation. You know, we would love to have a law enforcement arm that we could go out and conduct more interviews.
But the F.B.I. and the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut, they have — they’re building their team, they have a lot of people out, there will be a lot of people that are interviewed, because what we want to make sure is, is that that it’s not just James Comey that gets looked at, but this whole fiasco that’s occurred.
CARLSON: That’s right.
NUNES: You know, you just touched on a little bit in your opening. Don’t forget the worst that’s done, the leaking is really bad, and it was wrong. And it was done to incite a Special Counsel and poisoned millions of Americans.
But the worst thing I would argue in all of this is that the spying on the political campaign began in the first place long before they told Congress that it began.
This is really about the abuse of the nation’s anti-terrorist surveillance apparatus to spy on political opponents including Trump and those close to him and to use that information to frame him.
Now go back to AG Barr’s Senate testimony back in May.
If Nunes is correct, then Comey isn’t going to be going down alone and the investigation into spying by former Obama regime intel bosses could end up with him behind bars along with Brennan, Clapper and Andy McCabe.