PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pete Hoekstra, a former Congressman and Chair of the Home Intelligence Committee, blasted each NSA Director Mike Rogers and FBI Director James Comey following yesterday’s Congressional listening to on Russian interference into the presidential election claims that Barack Obama ordered digital monitoring of Donald Trump and the leaking of categorized info to the press.
Hoekstra says that the intelligence group, itself, must be extra accountable for his or her actions and shortcomings.
“I used to be moderately stunned that there was no more of a dialogue of the whole incompetence and the failure of the intelligence group and the way somebody like Mike Rogers can truly rise up there and converse with any type of credibility about what’s happening in his group. They gave him a free cross. That is the group that set the cyber safety, principally, for the entire intelligence group they usually’re seen because the specialists throughout the federal government.”
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Hoeskstra stated Comey’s testimony was inconsistent and hypocritical with regard to what he selected to disclose and what he wouldn’t.
“I heard somebody seek advice from it now as ‘Comey Guidelines.’ These are guidelines that he makes up that nobody else is aware of what they’re and he simply springs them on you, saying that we’re doing an investigation into, principally, the Trump marketing campaign and Russian interference, however then not with the ability to say whether or not he was doing an investigation into the one crime that we all know has been dedicated, which is the leaking of the transcripts and the knowledge of a telephone name by Michael Flynn. Let’s see, we all know there’s a criminal offense there however you’ll be able to’t admit that. The place we don’t know there’s a criminal offense, you’re free to speak about it. It’s sort of superb.”