James Comey's op-ed explains how the FBI will get answers on Brett Kavanaugh -- even with restrictions
James Comey during his ABC News interview (Screenshot)

Former FBI Director James Comey published an op-ed in The New York Times Sunday, schooling Republicans and President Donald Trump as they complain that the investigation can't be done properly and independently.


"President Trump’s decision to order a one-week investigation into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, comes in a time of almost indescribable pain and anger, lies and attacks," Comey explained.

According to him, the world is now a place where Trump fears the work of the FBI since he's part of an investigation.

"We also live in a world where a sitting federal judge channels the president by shouting attacks at the Senate committee considering his nomination and demanding to know if a respected senator has ever passed out from drinking," he continued. "We live in a world where the president is an accused serial abuser of women, who was caught on tape bragging about his ability to assault women and now likens the accusations against his nominee to the many 'false' accusations against him."

Meanwhile, Republicans are at a place where they believe every one of these things is perfectly acceptable.

As the FBI begins a seven-day investigation into accusations of sexual assault that Trump says never happened, some are describing it a scam. But if they really cared about a true investigation, Comey said there wouldn't be an alarm on the investigation.

"If truth were the only goal, there would be no clock, and the investigation wouldn’t have been sought after the Senate Judiciary Committee already endorsed the nominee," he said.

While everything may be designed to restrict the FBI from a full investigation, Comey explained these agents are experts and can quickly follow the story to find answers. Trump has said that no one can be interviewed to contradict the statements Kavanaugh made about his yearbook, anyone who refutes his description of his drinking problem and the FBI cannot interview third accuser Julie Swetnick. They were also told not to look into whether Mark Judge worked at Safeway when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged.

"They will confront people with testimony and other accounts, testing them and pushing them in a professional way. Agents have much better nonsense detectors than partisans, because they aren’t starting with a conclusion," he wrote.

Read the full op-ed at The New York Times.