Her press conference was a sham. She knows the FBI cannot release the new emails without the same foot dragging bull from State they had to go through the last time. So her “release” comment is a lie, again.
However, as commented at another blog, this is a case of Comey NOT resigning and maintaining his place in this Shakespearean play as the proverbial fly in Hillary’s soup.
Surprise, surprise. Comey- once again (!)- has shot HRC in the foot with her own gun, and people still don’t give him credit for playing 3D chess.
Nope, easier to assign him motives beyond his capabilities and call him corrupt. Suddenly, even Trump has respect. What? For what? Doing his job?
I come from this as an experienced detective, experienced in working with lawyers in both simple and complex cases, and I hate and fear Clinton. I’ve followed her career since the nineties and she is a bad, bad, dangerous person.
I am also no fan of Trump- but voted for him early to keep her out. I think Trump loves his country (and himself- but who doesn’t!), and hates seeing this corruption go on. For that, I am hoping he gets in- and Newt/Rudy/Kellyann can keep him on point. He’s a mystery, she’s a foregone conclusion.
So, let me give you my two cents. Some of you have hammered me for defending Comey. I wasn’t defending him, he’s just another lawyer playing cop and an inside beltway guy. Buutttt… Everyone has thresholds, everyone has a sense of self (unless you are a sociopath like HRC), and everyone hits a wall at some point. It’s human nature.
So, let me give a limited list of why you are seeing what you are seeing, and it isn’t what you think;
1. Comey and the FBI never had a chance to go after anyone in this “investigation”. Why? Obama told Lynch who told her DOJ attorneys who told the defense attorneys exactly what was going to happen. Once again, the FBI does not impanel grand juries. LAWYERS DO! Aaaggghhh!! No grand jury, no serious inquiry.
2. Seeing this, Comey had two choices; A- Resign, and be a one day story with MSM getting stories fed to them about how Comey had secrets or was drunk or was under an ethical cloud- all sent to them by the DNC/Clinton machine. We know this because of Wikileaks. And then Comey is gone down the Soviet like memory hole.
B- Stay on and turn the sh*t soup into something he can use to signal to ALL OF US what a cr*p sandwich the Clintons are and will be. Then stay on and be the proverbial fly in Obama/Clinton soup.
He chose B.
His press conference where he indicted her in the court of public opinion was unprecedented. Never…done…before! His attempts to defend what was the DOJ position in front of Congress was also a first time event. If you will note, Lynch showed up once, told them she wasn’t talking about it, and left. Hasn’t been back since in any meaningful way.
Now, he’s back. The fly buzzing in the soap!
Remember, this is politics. He could have kept it silent, but he is very aware of the FBI’s reputation being destroyed by the corruption that is the Clinton effect, and it happened on his watch.
Everything they touch is corrupted, like a dark cancer. They hide things but claim they want transparency. So, he took a position to be transparent. He has provided 302s to the public- something I don’t remember seeing before. He has testified in Congress a dozen or more times, each time looking more pitiful. Each time MORE people realize the Clinton think they are above the law.
The whole time, he’s been playing 3D chess. Waiting for that last move. Here it is. He has set up the whole “We need to be transparent in order to prove the FBI is not corrupt” line from the beginning. The MSM/Clinton whine about it being a setup doesn’t hold now does it? Because they say they want it out, so he is putting it out there, now they look stupid.
IF America votes in Clinton….pay attention…it is OUR fault. Not his. OURS and a reflection of just how corrupt WE ARE as a collective nation.
It just is.
If Trump can’t win, it isn’t Comey’s fault. Comey is trying to navigate a corrupt system led by a far more corrupt couple. If Trump can’t beat that, then it is more a reflection on America than on anything else.
Update: Seems Lynch tried to shut him down and he refused. Welcome to 3D chess girl.
On Friday, James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting independently of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Congress saying that the F.B.I. had discovered e-mails that were potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server. Coming less than two weeks before the Presidential election, Comey’s decision to make public new evidence that may raise additional legal questions about Clinton was contrary to the views of the Attorney General, according to a well-informed Administration official. Lynch expressed her preference that Comey follow the department’s longstanding practice of not commenting on ongoing investigations, and not taking any action that could influence the outcome of an election, but he said that he felt compelled to do otherwise.
Comey’s decision is a striking break with the policies of the Department of Justice, according to current and former federal legal officials. Comey, who is a Republican appointee of President Obama, has a reputation for integrity and independence, but his latest action is stirring an extraordinary level of concern among legal authorities, who see it as potentially affecting the outcome of the Presidential and congressional elections.
Wah wah wah. If the shoe were on the other foot, the NYTimes would be talking about his courage, sooo…. too bad.