July 30, 2019
After repeatedly telling President Trump he was not the subject of an ongoing probe, former director of the FBI James Comey put a spy in the White House. Comey also testified in front of Congress under oath denying investigating Trump.
According to Real Clear Investigations, "Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, who has written extensively on the Trump-Russia probe as a columnist for National Review, said that just because the president’s name was not put on a file or a surveillance warrant does not mean the Comey FBI was not investigating him. “They were hoping to surveil him incidentally, and they were trying to make a case on him,” McCarthy said. “The real reason Comey did not want to repeat publicly the assurances he made to Trump privately is that these assurances were misleading. The FBI strung Trump along, telling him he was not a suspect while structuring the investigation in accordance with the reality that Trump was the main subject."
While Comey was investigating the President, he hired Anthony Ferrante, who worked in the White House as a cyber security adviser while working at the FBI. “In an unprecedented action, Comey created a new FBI reserve position for Ferrante, enabling him to have an ongoing relationship with the agency, retaining his clearances and enabling him to come back in [to bureau headquarters],” said a former National Security Council official who requested anonymity.
“Between the election and April 2017, when Ferrante finally left the White House, the Trump NSC division supervisor was not allowed to get rid of Ferrante,” he added, "and Ferrante continued working — in direct conflict with the no-contact policy between the White House and the Department of Justice.”
After leaving the White House Ferrante went to work for Buzz Feed, "to try and corroborate the unverified claims about Trump's ties to Russia that appear in the research." Buzz Feed was the publication that published the Steel dossier as though it was factual.
"Ferrante was replaced in the White House by another FBI official, Jordan Rae Kelly, who signed security logs for Ferrante to enter the White House while he was contracted by BuzzFeed."
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