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#Comey’s meeting with #DonaldTrump appears to have been part of a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

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Comey described the Trump Tower meeting as a defensive briefing intended to inform the President-elect of salacious allegations contained in the so-called #SteeleDossier.

Comey testified he “was briefing [Trump] on it because, because we had been told by the media it was about…
…to launch. We didn’t want to be keeping that from him. He needed to know this was being said. I was very keen not to leave him with an impression that the bureau was trying to do something to him.”

Comey’s testimony to #DOJ IG #Horowitz, however, paints a different picture.
#Comey told #Horowitz the info he obtained from his conversation with Trump “ought to be treated…[like] FISA derived information or information in a [counterintelligence] investigation.”
In other words, his meeting with Trump had very direct #Surveillance overtones and intentions—and directly counters what #Comey had testified to Congress.

According to his testimony, Comey told Trump: “sir, we’re not personally investigating you.”
According to the IG report, multiple @FBI witnesses said the meeting was intended, in part, to see how President-elect Trump reacted to the allegations and whether he would reveal new information useful for their counterintelligence investigation.
According to the #IGReport, it was also agreed that #Comey should immediately write a memo based on his conversation with the President, in what appears to have been an effort to memorialize any information that might be useful in their investigation.
#Comey told the IG that “he had a secure FBI laptop waiting for him in his FBI vehicle and that when he got into the vehicle, he was handed the laptop and “began typing [Memo 1] as the vehicle moved.”
Notably, Comey only informed President Trump of the “salacious” details contained within the #SteeleDossier. #Comey would later tell @CNN’s @JakeTapper that he did so “Because that was the part that the leaders of the intelligence community agreed he needed to be told about.”
#Comey’s interview with @JakeTapper was somewhat farcical as #Clapper had personally briefed Tapper about the Comey-Trump meeting almost immediately after it occurred. We know this from findings contained within the House’s Final Report on Russian Active Measures:
Clapper at first denied leaking the information of the #SteeleDossier and the Comey-Trump meeting, but ultimately acknowledged having done so:
On Jan. 10, 2017, @CNN published the article “Intel Chiefs Presented Trump With Claims of Russian Efforts to Compromise Him.”

The allegations within the #SteeleDossier were made public, and with reporting of the briefings by intelligence community leaders, instant credibility…
…was given to the #SteeleDossier’s assertions. Immediately following the @CNN story, @BuzzFeedNews published the #SteeleDossier, and the Trump–Russia conspiracy was pushed into the mainstream.
On the following day, in a stunning display of hypocrisy, #Clapper issued a formal statement where he noted his “profound dismay at the leaks” and denied that the leaks came from within the Intelligence Community.

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