On Maddow’s interview tonight with James Comey, she brings up the question as to whether intelligence was withheld when Michael Flynn was still a presence in the WH. Comey did not answer.
I believe they did withhold info…I think I heard rumors about this at the transition time between Obama and T.
This article is just a hypothetical…but as a former head of FBI, it could be a tactic they had been using.
But then, this may sound too much like promoting deep state conspiracy theories…or a version of it. So I am posting it as a description of the FBI culture.
I do not believe in all the deep state hoopla. FYI.
"James Comey says he would “potentially” withhold information from President Trump if he were still serving as FBI director, because he would fear the president leaking the details and damaging U.S. national security.
The comments come in Comey’s first British television interview since the publication of his book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”
The interview, with the BBC’s “Newsnight,” will be broadcast on Thursday evening in the United Kingdom. The Hill obtained an audio version of the interview in advance of its broadcast.
Referring to the idea of holding information back from Trump, Comey said, “You’d have to think about it [with Trump] in a way you probably wouldn’t have to with other presidents.”
His remarks will raise the hackles of his critics, who often accuse him of overstepping boundaries. The comments will also exacerbate the fears of Trump detractors, who assert that the president’s impulsive behavior poses security risks.
Comey also noted that “you’d have to be very careful” about keeping information back “because you have an obligation under our Constitution and the structure of our government to make sure the president has the information the president needs.”