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Fire COMEY- some kind of idiot. No idea what's in e-mail- got warrant Sunday- RW lies?

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FBI Director James B. Comey sent an ominously worded but content-free letter to members of Congress on Friday apprising them that additional emails had been found that “appear to be pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. But wait: The FBI didn’t know what is in the emails. (A warrant to review their contents was reportedly obtained on Sunday.) One has to question then how he even knew they were pertinent to Clinton, let alone significant. They could all be duplicates of things we have seen. (Other reports suggest none of them came from her server.) After a weekend of FBI and Justice Department officials struggling via background leaks to make sense of the letter, we are no closer to figuring out why Comey chose to make such a big splash with so little information.

Pete Williams reported that Justice Department officials “cited long-standing policies against disclosing details of investigations that are underway or taking actions that could affect an election, especially in the period leading up to one.” He continued, “That was especially so, they said, given that FBI agents have not yet analyzed the newly discovered e-mails to see if they contain classified information, the central issue in the investigation of the Clinton private e-mail server.”

Comey defenders say that he was between the proverbial rock and a hard place. If it came out after the election that these emails were relevant he would have been accused of hiding the ball. That’s not a rock and a hard place — it’s Comey trying to protect himself from second guessing.

[Eric Holder: James Comey is a good man, but he made a serious mistake]

If he had not sent the letter and was asked after the election why the potential for more information was not disclosed, he would/should have answered as follows:

I literally had no idea what was in the emails. It therefore would have been impossible to determine if they were significant — or even related to Hillary Clinton at all.
 
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Amazing how powerful lies are and how weak our ''journalists'' are- except at misleading for effect...a disgrace.









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He knows enough of what's in them, or he sure would not have re-opened. He tried to protect her before. The heat is on her........as it should be.
 

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FBI Director James B. Comey sent an ominously worded but content-free letter to members of Congress on Friday apprising them that additional emails had been found that “appear to be pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. But wait: The FBI didn’t know what is in the emails. (A warrant to review their contents was reportedly obtained on Sunday.) One has to question then how he even knew they were pertinent to Clinton, let alone significant. They could all be duplicates of things we have seen. (Other reports suggest none of them came from her server.) After a weekend of FBI and Justice Department officials struggling via background leaks to make sense of the letter, we are no closer to figuring out why Comey chose to make such a big splash with so little information.

Pete Williams reported that Justice Department officials “cited long-standing policies against disclosing details of investigations that are underway or taking actions that could affect an election, especially in the period leading up to one.” He continued, “That was especially so, they said, given that FBI agents have not yet analyzed the newly discovered e-mails to see if they contain classified information, the central issue in the investigation of the Clinton private e-mail server.”

Comey defenders say that he was between the proverbial rock and a hard place. If it came out after the election that these emails were relevant he would have been accused of hiding the ball. That’s not a rock and a hard place — it’s Comey trying to protect himself from second guessing.

[Eric Holder: James Comey is a good man, but he made a serious mistake]

If he had not sent the letter and was asked after the election why the potential for more information was not disclosed, he would/should have answered as follows:

I literally had no idea what was in the emails. It therefore would have been impossible to determine if they were significant — or even related to Hillary Clinton at all.
I never believed in global warming until I read this nonsense
 

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Comey was not defending the justice system

So, an idiot- and RW liars everywhere....


Republicans are coming out also in criticism of Comey's actions.

"The deputy attorney general in the Bush Justice Department is among 100 former Justice Department officials who signed a letter criticizing Comey.

Thompson also wrote in a Saturday Washington Post op-ed with his Bill Clinton administration counterpart, Jamie Gorelick, that Comey is damaging America's democracy: “We now have real-time, raw-take transparency taken to its illogical limit, a kind of reality TV of federal criminal investigation. Perhaps worst of all, it is happening on the eve of a presidential election. It is antithetical to the interests of justice, putting a thumb on the scale of this election and damaging our democracy.”

And there's more at this link.
Even Republicans—including Karl Rove!—are slamming Comey for interfering in the election
 

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Comey should have used the same judgment on Hillary as he did on Trump.

FBI Director James Comey argued privately that it was too close to Election Day for the United States government to name Russia as meddling in the U.S. election and ultimately ensured that the FBI's name was not on the document that the U.S. government put out, a former FBI official tells CNBC.

The official said some government insiders are perplexed as to why Comey would have election timing concerns with the Russian disclosure but not with the Huma Abedin email discovery disclosure he made Friday.

FBI's Comey opposed naming Russians, citing election timing: CNBC
 

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White House rejects Clinton and Harry Reid attack on FBI's Comey saying he is man of 'integrity'...

Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 31, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
The White House stood by FBI Director James Comey on Monday as a man of 'integrity' and 'principle' in the face of a Democrat-led assault on his character and intentions. Press Secretary Josh Earnest would neither 'defend nor criticize' the letter Comey sent to Congress on Friday. But the senior White House official said the president does not believe that the Republican law enforcement official is looking to 'intentionally influence the outcome' of the presidential election, despite Hillary Clinton's and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's claims that he is. 'The president’s assessment of his integrity and his character has not
 

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Comey should have used the same judgment on Hillary as he did on Trump.

FBI Director James Comey argued privately that it was too close to Election Day for the United States government to name Russia as meddling in the U.S. election and ultimately ensured that the FBI's name was not on the document that the U.S. government put out, a former FBI official tells CNBC.

The official said some government insiders are perplexed as to why Comey would have election timing concerns with the Russian disclosure but not with the Huma Abedin email discovery disclosure he made Friday.

FBI's Comey opposed naming Russians, citing election timing: CNBC


Yeah, I saw that link. Trump's Russian ties are in fact being investigated by the FBI--and Comey refused to send a letter to congress notifying them of that.

Clearly Comey overstepped his boundaries--went against the advice of the DOJ, is being accused of violating the Hatch Act of 1939, where a Government agency cannot make this type of announcement within 60 days of a National election.
Justice Department warned James Comey not to send Clinton letter to Congress
Hatch Act of 1939 - Wikipedia

And he is being accused of trying to sway a National Election from both Democrats & Republicans. I think he should resign immediately, and take his fucking emails and shove him up his ass.
FBI Director James Comey’s Republican critics are growing by the hour
 

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White House rejects Clinton and Harry Reid attack on FBI's Comey saying he is man of 'integrity'...

Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 31, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
The White House stood by FBI Director James Comey on Monday as a man of 'integrity' and 'principle' in the face of a Democrat-led assault on his character and intentions. Press Secretary Josh Earnest would neither 'defend nor criticize' the letter Comey sent to Congress on Friday. But the senior White House official said the president does not believe that the Republican law enforcement official is looking to 'intentionally influence the outcome' of the presidential election, despite Hillary Clinton's and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's claims that he is. 'The president’s assessment of his integrity and his character has not

Daily Mail? Funny. You left out some stuff...

White House Won’t Defend Comey: ‘He’s In A Tough Spot’
 

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White House rejects Clinton and Harry Reid attack on FBI's Comey saying he is man of 'integrity'...

Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 31, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
The White House stood by FBI Director James Comey on Monday as a man of 'integrity' and 'principle' in the face of a Democrat-led assault on his character and intentions. Press Secretary Josh Earnest would neither 'defend nor criticize' the letter Comey sent to Congress on Friday. But the senior White House official said the president does not believe that the Republican law enforcement official is looking to 'intentionally influence the outcome' of the presidential election, despite Hillary Clinton's and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's claims that he is. 'The president’s assessment of his integrity and his character has not

Daily Mail? Funny. You left out some stuff...

White House Won’t Defend Comey: ‘He’s In A Tough Spot’

The DOJ is attacking Comey, not defending him.
Justice officials warned FBI that Comey’s decision to update Congress was not consistent with department policy
 

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Comey was not defending the justice system

So, an idiot- and RW liars everywhere....
"After a weekend of FBI and Justice Department officials struggling via background leaks to make sense of the letter, we are no closer to figuring out why Comey chose to make such a big splash with so little information."

Really? No clue? He's a fucking Repug and he wants to help other repugs make hay close to election day. He wanted to be sure there was no time to examine all the emails to either clear or indict Hillary as that isn't important. What's important is to slime Clinton.
 

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FBI Director James B. Comey sent an ominously worded but content-free letter to members of Congress on Friday apprising them that additional emails had been found that “appear to be pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. But wait: The FBI didn’t know what is in the emails. (A warrant to review their contents was reportedly obtained on Sunday.) One has to question then how he even knew they were pertinent to Clinton, let alone significant. They could all be duplicates of things we have seen. (Other reports suggest none of them came from her server.) After a weekend of FBI and Justice Department officials struggling via background leaks to make sense of the letter, we are no closer to figuring out why Comey chose to make such a big splash with so little information.

Pete Williams reported that Justice Department officials “cited long-standing policies against disclosing details of investigations that are underway or taking actions that could affect an election, especially in the period leading up to one.” He continued, “That was especially so, they said, given that FBI agents have not yet analyzed the newly discovered e-mails to see if they contain classified information, the central issue in the investigation of the Clinton private e-mail server.”

Comey defenders say that he was between the proverbial rock and a hard place. If it came out after the election that these emails were relevant he would have been accused of hiding the ball. That’s not a rock and a hard place — it’s Comey trying to protect himself from second guessing.

[Eric Holder: James Comey is a good man, but he made a serious mistake]

If he had not sent the letter and was asked after the election why the potential for more information was not disclosed, he would/should have answered as follows:

I literally had no idea what was in the emails. It therefore would have been impossible to determine if they were significant — or even related to Hillary Clinton at all.
I never believed in global warming until I read this nonsense
Can you read? What the letter said? Brainwashed functional moron...Fox is a disgrace, as is Comey. STUPID. You are also nonsensical...
 

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He knows enough of what's in them, or he sure would not have re-opened. He tried to protect her before. The heat is on her........as it should be.

He didn't have a search warrant to review the emails prior to making the statement. He said he didn't know anything about their substance. Nor did he know if they were duplicates of emails already gathered from the Clinton server.

He created the appearance of a crime prior to analyzing any evidence. He is tampering with an election.

If a federal law enforcement agent did this to a Republican nominee on the eve of an election, the rightwing backlash would lead to the agent being fired. If it was later revealed that said agent was appointed by a democrat, a Grand Jury would be convened in short order.

Comey admitted he had no evidence yet of any crime - therefore there was no reason to make an announcement. The FBI has a policy of not injecting itself into an election. Comey likely colluded with the Republican House to harm Clinton's chances of being elected.
 

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