Government Watchdog Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that FBI Director James Comey “is chasing, it seems to me, a fantasy based on all the available evidence.”
Fitton appeared on Breitbart News Daily and told Alex Marlow that Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was a “typical congressional hearing, where you get a little bit of information, some headline-grabbing, but in terms of the substance, it’s hard to get anything material.”
“That’s why you need these independent pressure points from groups like Judicial Watch under FOIA, the Freedom of Information Act, and get documents – and sue if we don’t get the documents,” he said.
“The FBI director is chasing, it seems to me, a fantasy based on all the available evidence,” Fitton added. “It’s the Democrat unicorn theory of the election, that somehow it was stolen from Hillary Clinton as a result of an improper conspiracy… of what nature, I’m not clear… between the Trump campaign and the Russians.”
“If there’s any information of substance out there, certainly it hasn’t been made public,” Fitton continued. “What has been made public is specifically that intelligence report that was put out by President Obama’s DNC, I mean intelligence community.”
Fitton said the report was “laughable” in many regards.
Fitton then laid out a theory of what he believes may have taken place.
“Let me give you an alternative theory of Russian involvement in the election,” he said. “Assuming they hacked Podesta’s emails, assuming they hacked DNC emails, let’s say the material was put out not to help President Trump win – because no one thought he could win. I look at it as the material being put out to hurt the incoming Clinton administration. That’s what I saw it as.”
“Did the Russians know some secret that no one else in America knew, where President Trump was going to win?” he asked. “Of course, they didn’t. Like President Trump, they probably thought he had a chance, didn’t know if he was going to win or not, but the bets were all on Hillary Clinton. If you evaluate their actions, assuming their actions that are being talked about could be attributed to them, certainly you can analyze it as they were trying to hurt Hillary Clinton’s incoming presidency.”
“If that’s the case, then it’s a very different analysis in terms of ‘Well, there was a collusion with the Trump people’ because why would the Trump people care about hurting her incoming presidency? They’d want to just win outright,” Fitton argued.
While Fitton acknowledged what anyone would and that is that there were people close to and inside the Trump campaign who had talks with the Russians, but that does not mean there was any collusion regarding the election.
“It sounds to me like what otherwise might be legitimate areas of inquiry, that can really be handled in a matter of weeks or months, have turned into a magilla, thanks to a politicized FBI and Justice Department,” Fitton said. “Remember, the attorney general ain’t running things on this issue because he was cornered into recusing himself. As a result, a lot of this is on autopilot from the Obama administration.”
“We ought to be very concerned about this. I don’t think the goal is to affect the 2020 election. I think the goal of these Obama-connected operatives behind these links and behind this pink unicorn theory of the election – as I said, the Sidney Blumenthals of the world – they want to remove President Trump before the end of his term. They want to force him out. I don’t know how you can conclude anything but this,” he added..
He then dropped the “C” word.
“We shouldn’t take it lightly that the FBI is purporting to still be investigating this conspiracy theory,” Fitton concluded.
Fitton went on to talk about the wiretap claims of President Trump. Listen to the interview below.