Comey's so-called 'Inside Man' was CNN analyst, also hired by BuzzFeed to verify dossier
It's being reported that James Comey's inside man at the White House is allegedly Anthony Ferrante who was an FBI official for a while. Ferrante also has some other interesting jobs under his belt. At one point he was a CNN contributor, working as a law enforcement analyst.
Ferrante was also hired by BuzzFeed to help verify the Steele Dossier used against President Donald Trump. There does not seem to be much progress on verifying the information, as much of it seems to have been debunked or ruled that they're not able to verify it. Other reports suggest that most of the Steele Dossier is wrong.
It gets more interesting. Based on a report by the Washington Examiner, Ferrante "may be tied to an investigation into alleged surveillance abuses by the DOJ and the FBI being conducted by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
This previously unreported mole in the White House appears in a new report by RealClearInvestigations that explored possible misconduct by Comey for what two U.S. officials described as essentially "running a covert operation against" the president even as he was assuring Trump he was not the subject of any investigation."
Well, that surely is interesting! Sounds like something from a spy movie, right?
So what they're saying is that Ferrante was working as a cybersecurity advisor on the National Security Council. He worked in the White House "while the FBI held him on reserve status. All the while, he was sharing information about Trump and his aides back to FBI headquarters."
A former official from the National Security Council said “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]," and that the NSC couldn't just get rid of Ferrante because they were not allowed to. It was "in direct conflict with the no-contact policy between the White House and the Department of Justice."