What’s going on with Comey ?

FBI Director Comey has been front and center in the politics of the USA the past year.

UPDATE: Well we now know what was going on with him.

I wouldn’t really call it “Outrage,” just lunacy of the type we have gotten used to since last November.

“In a word, they see him as their voice,” said Frank Luntz, the Republican consultant and pollster. “And when their voice is shouted down, disrespected or simply ignored, that is an attack on them, not just an attack on Trump.”

First, it was
the left heavy breathing about his costing her the election.

He served as special counsel to former President Clinton from 1996 to 1998 and is a regular columnist for The Hill newspaper. He has been a friend of Hillary Clinton since they were students at Yale Law School together in 1969 and 1970.

That explains that rant about Comey.

First, he announced that Hillary would not be indicted or prosecuted.

In our system, the prosecutors make the decisions about whether charges are appropriate based on evidence the FBI has helped collect. Although we don’t normally make public our recommendations to the prosecutors, we frequently make recommendations and engage in productive conversations with prosecutors about what resolution may be appropriate, given the evidence. In this case, given the importance of the matter, I think unusual transparency is in order.

Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.

That was a dodge and he later explained a bit.

He explained to a skeptical nation that the Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch meeting in Phoenix was the problem.

“A number of things had gone on which I can’t talk about yet, that made me worry that the department leadership could not credibly complete the investigation and decline prosecution without grievous damage to the American people’s confidence in the justice system,” Comey said, testifying before the Senate judiciary committee.
“And then the capper was — and I’m not picking on the attorney general, Loretta Lynch, who I like very much — but her meeting with President Clinton on that airplane was the capper for me, and I then said, you know what, the department cannot, by itself, credibly end this,” he added.

No kidding !

The “Right” is not happy with Comey.

Comey’s latest congressional appearance marks the fourth time he has found himself at the center of a Washington, D.C., controversy in the past year. First, Comey seemingly laid out a case for why Hillary Clinton appears to have violated federal law when she hid/destroyed important information related to the Benghazi investigation, only to abruptly reverse course and announce the FBI would not recommend prosecution.

Comey’s second appearance occurred after Republicans demanded Comey appear before a congressional committee to explain his seemingly irrational decision not to prosecute Clinton.

Then, just 11 days before the November election, Comey announced the investigation into Clinton’s e-mail debacle had once again been reopened, thanks to yet another round of Anthony Weiner-related debauchery. This incredible announcement was followed up a week later by a statement from Comey declaring the FBI hadn’t found any new evidence.

Now, Comey is again injecting himself into the political fray, declaring at Monday’s hearings that rumors of an investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia are true, and saying that recent tweets made by Trump suggesting President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the election are seemingly unfounded.

For a guy who worries about security, he can’t shut up.

I think he had a potential revolt among agents last summer

“This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have convened but was not. That is appalling,” an FBI special agent who has worked public corruption and criminal cases said of the decision. “We talk about it in the office and don’t know how Comey can keep going.”
The agent was also surprised that the bureau did not bother to search Clinton’s house during the investigation.

They didn’t even get access to Clinton’s e-mail server.

He explained, “It’s not. People inside the bureau are furious. They are embarrassed. They feel like they are being led by a hack but more than that that they think he’s a crook. They think he’s fundamentally dishonest. They have no confidence in him. The bureau inside right now is a mess.”

Comey had never been an agent and was appointed by Obama. The FBI was even denied access to the servers that were alleged to be targets of Russian hacking.

FBI Director James B. Comey, in his first public comments since the presidential election, said the bureau requested but was denied direct access to the Democratic National Committee’s email servers and other hacked devices as part of its probe of Russian hacking.
Providing details Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee about the bureau’s investigation into Russian hacks targeting the election, Mr. Comey said the FBI made “multiple requests” for access, but ultimately a private company was the one to conduct the forensic review and then shared details about what it found with investigators.
“It’s not the way we would prefer to do the investigation,” Mr. Comey said.
He said he did not know for sure why the DNC did not provide the FBI direct access to the email servers.

I’m going to watch the TV miniseries on “The Path to 9/11” tonight. It is finally available on DVD after being suppressed by Disney as long as Hillary was a viable candidate. We need one on the election.

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One Response to “What’s going on with Comey ?”

  1. Bruce says:

    Bit late, but…

    I think that you have an official reason, and a real reason, for firing Dir Comey. The real reason is probably that Comey had no real loyalty to Trump. Not the type of professed loyalty, the supposed lack of being one of the things that the left fixated on this last week, but, rather, Comey was too independent, and Trump doesn’t like having high level people working for him who aren’t loyal to him. Compounding this, the FBI appears to be stonewalling both Congress and the President on several issues. They want answers on the targeting and unmasking, but aren’t getting them, Plus, the FBI hasn’t made the bogus Russia conspiracy go away.

    Now for what I think is about the official reason. The FBI Director has a 10 year term of office, but can be removed for cause. As absurd as it sounds, his handling of the Crooked Hillary email scandal provided the legally requisite cause for the termination.