22 November 2016

The Comey Factor

Meanwhile, many Democrats, particularly Hillary Clinton, blamed F.B.I. Director James Comey for the election loss. In post-election conference call with supporters, Clinton asserted that "Comey’s letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum.”


The New York Times reports here.


When Comey made his announcement, Hillary spun it effectively, at least in the minds of her supporters, turning the attention off of herself and on to Donald Trump.






Comey and the F.B.I. would not even be an issue in this campaign if it was not for Clinton's poor judgement and penchant for secrecy. Four months earlier, Comey announced that no charges were forthcoming after the F.B.I. investigation into whether or not Clinton mishandled classified documents on her personal server. This announcement stunned Republicans. At the very least, Paul Combetta, the technician who ran the BleachBit program that erased the server, should have been charged. Instead, the F.B.I. incomprehensibly granted him immunity . . .  and got nothing to show for it.

Is Clinton just "Too Big to Jail?"


Maybe.


She is not too big, however, to be called a shameless liar.










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