Former Trial Judge, Now Senator, Gives Concerning Comey-Hoover Comparison

[VIDEO]  Senator John Cornyn on Comey paints a negative picture of Comey’s FBI leadership. The Senator does not use the term “gone rogue” but he indicates that the FBI succumbed to the idea that it was no longer accountable to anyone for its behavior. That makes the FBI a law unto itself. That behavior is reflected in some of the things that are coming out over the investigations and spying against Donald Trump. Is this a throwback to the days of J. Edgar Hoover? Here is what he said.

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As Written and Reported By Jeff Poor for Breitbart:

Saturday on MSNBC’s “Hugh Hewitt,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) weighed in on the FBI’s handling of its counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 presidential election under former FBI Director James Comey’s leadership.

When asked by host Hugh Hewitt if the agency had lapsed back into a culture that existed under one of Comey’s predecessors, J. Edgar Hoover, Cornyn replied that Comey had allowed for the creation of a “culture” within the FBI accountable to no one.

Partial transcript as follows:

HEWITT: Now Senator, you’ve been a trial judge, you’ve been a Texas Supreme Court justice. You’ve been the Texas Attorney General. Can you explain for us the difference between a “confidential informant” and a spy?

CORNYN: Well, it’s, you really can’t. I mean, a spy is typically, I think of in terms of foreign powers. But here, the FBI was involved in a counterintelligence investigation, I presume, and used somebody who had contacted various subjects of their investigation to communicate back to the FBI what they found out. I guess for all practical purposes, for most people, it wouldn’t be any different.


Cornyn on Comey-J Edgar Hoover Comparisons: Comey Aided in Creation of a Culture the FBI Was Accountable to No One | Breitbart



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