April 20, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement demanding that FBI Director James Comey either step down or be fired in light of reports that the FBI relied in part on the now-discredited Christopher Steele dossier to justify getting a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant against one-time Trump campaign advisor Carter Page:
“The FBI’s incredible incompetence and outright complicity with the politicization of government spying removes the last shred of credibility that Director James Comey has and he needs to either resign or be fired.
“The failure to even secure and independently examine the DNC server while relying on the self-serving innuendo by the DNC’s computer consultant CrowdStrike for verification is unbelievable. But their reliance on an easily disprovable political hit piece dossier to get a FISA warrant against Carter Page, paid for by Democrat supporters of Hillary Clinton and produced by the private firm Fusion GPS, to attempt to undermine the Trump campaign in 2016 effort is inexcusable. And then the FBI wanted to pay the dossier’s author to continue what began as political campaign work?
“Comey is either a rube or a political tool, either way he has to go. This gives the appearance that the nation’s top law enforcement and intelligence agencies have become completely politicized.”
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