FBI Director James Comey is not happy his department is taking a lot of heat for releasing a huge data dump on the Labor Day weekend. Comey is also not happy that many are blaming him for allowing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to escape prosecution in regards to her illegal personal email server and deletion of over 30K emails dealing with “yoga.”
My message to the director is to take your hate mail like a champ. You caused this, not the American people. Stevie Wonder would have prosecuted Hillary if he were a lawyer and not blind. There was too much evidence to allow her to get away, and that’s what he did. Whether or not he kicked the ball down the road remains to be seen, but he must remember we live in a world of perception reality, not just reality.
Comey sent out a “strong” memo defending what he did on Wednesday to members of his department. CNN got their hands on it and published a report.
FBI Director James Comey is defending the bureau’s Friday afternoon release of documents from the Hillary Clinton email investigation, saying “we don’t play games” and that the documents were put out when ready.
In a memo to employees Wednesday, Comey said the decision to not recommend charges against the now-Democratic nominee wasn’t a close call.
“At the end of the day, the case itself was not a cliff-hanger; despite all the chest-beating by people no longer in government, there really wasn’t a prosecutable case,” he said in the memo.
In recent weeks, Comey has met with groups of former FBI agents as part of his routine visits to field offices around the country. In at least one recent such meeting, according to people familiar with the meeting, former agents were sharply critical of the FBI’s handling of the Clinton probe and particularly the decision to not recommend charges against Clinton. Comey gave the meeting participants a similar answer about the case not being a cliff-hanger.
“I almost ordered the material held until Tuesday because I knew we would take all kinds of grief for releasing it before a holiday weekend, but my judgment was that we had promised transparency and it would be game-playing to withhold it from the public just to avoid folks saying stuff about us,” Comey said.
“We don’t play games. So we released it Friday. We are continuing to process more material and will release batches of documents as they are ready, no matter the day of the week,” Comey said.
Many feel Comey is just another Clinton operative and needs to be locked up right along with her. Honestly, to us, they are all liars, criminals and are pure evil to the core! I remember him saying he didn’t recommend indictment because there was no criminal intent. Seriously? Destroying phones with hammers, using bleach bit to make emails untraceable, saying you turned over all emails but didn’t, and it goes on and on.
How is any and all of that not criminal intent? The entire government and all of Washington need to be cleaned out, and I know just the man to do the job!
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