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Democrats turn on Comey after he reopens Clinton email wound

29 October 2016 Politico


Democrats have soured on James Comey.

In July, they praised the FBI director’s decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. But on Friday, top party officials turned on Comey — ripping him not only for taking new steps into an investigation they hoped was over, but also for the way he announced them.

Comey sent a letter to several congressional leaders to inform them that the FBI had come across new emails pertinent to its Clinton investigation and would take additional steps to look into them, adding that the FBI did not yet know if the emails were significant and that he did not yet know when the additional review would be finished.

The letter set off a political firestorm. And while Republicans pounced, Democrats fumed.

“Already, we have seen characterizations that the FBI is ‘reopening’ an investigation but Comey’s words do not match that characterization,” Clinton campaign manager John Podesta wrote in a statement. “Director Comey’s letter refers to emails that have come to light in an unrelated case, but we have no idea what those emails are and the Director himself notes they may not even be significant.”

 


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  • Rijomi2

    The Clinton team is acting stupid and claiming they don’t know what Comey has. If I was Comey, I’d hold a press conference to reiterate FBI policy of not releasing info on an investigation until concluded. I would end with a message to all democrats criticizing me. If you want to know what was on that device, ask Huma she shared it with her husband, and if she says she doesn’t remember, now you know I fucking feel about those criminals.

    • Pompano Queen1

      Wondering what kind of a national disaster is going to take place to get the sheeple distracted from this email case.

      • Rijomi2

        Well they got me on FB. Suspended three days for anti-Hillary meme. Going to be harder to get articles.

        • Pompano Queen1

          Oh my! What was the meme?

        • I’ve got a OFS one I created. I’ll email the login. I’ve honestly never used it.

          • Rijomi2

            I destroyed a Clinton paid commentor. Go to our page with the articles and you will see the meme. It’s titled banned

          • Pompano Queen1
          • You gotta enable the comments bud

          • Pompano Queen1

            I didn’t see it! Is it here on discuss?

            Check this out!

            http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=45823

          • Rijomi2

            I just wanted you to look at it. You can see the pic of the meme in library

          • I’m gonna have to side with the Facebook decision on this one, bud. I know you didn’t dress up like that and didn’t take the photo, but it is a disturbing picture even for a deplorable like myself. Do I think they should have banned you? No, they should have flagged and removed it.

            However, I totally get your point. Miley is supposed to be a ‘role model’ for children. Heck, my five year old loves her and I’ve heard Wrecking Ball about 15k times. While I would never take advice from someone like her, a lot of little girls do. So I completely understand.

          • Rijomi2

            Shock value. Where do you think I got it? FB. She uses that prop in concert and did go topless a few times. If it were not true, I wouldn’t use it. Milo would agree lol. My comment also mentioned her being void of talent because she needed props to be s e x u a l.

          • skydove

            Just noticed this. Do you have info beyond ID about the person being paid by Clinton for FB posts? I ask because Russia runs such a program year round, paying people to comment and blog as directed. It’s a very sophisticated, highly secret operation conducted at locations that change when neighbors get too curious. A reporter for the Times walked into a building known to be a comm center and tried to go directly to the floor the fake-named research firm was on, but a bouncer-looking guy denied that the firm existed. (Can’t get the link to post, but it’s Adrian Chen, The Agency, NYT magazine, June 2015.)

            Whatever agitpropsters the Clintons employ for this short-term project surely are freelance contractors with little or no training, probably working out of their homes. Details would be of interest, however.

          • Rijomi2

            There’s a few. There’s also a Super PAC funding them. My Russian buddies I played with when Poland got after them for an air disaster and they were harassing in the Baltic. I forgot the institute they all worked. I drove one particular lady nuts teasing her about flowered babushkas, silver tooth smile, curly blond hair under her chin, braided arm pits and 150 kilos of love when drunk on vodka. The girls were from Cali and guys all ex US military. They loved the Yahoo forum and they thought I was from Poland so I was the Polish troll. I had fun there before coming to Disqus.

          • skydove

            Oh my — so they’ve been at it for a while. Wonder whether the funding now has moved from the Yahoo group you were toying with to more prestigious platforms.

          • Rijomi2

            Not on FB. That’s Clinton’s turf. When I see long winded pasted propaganda on Clinton I mark it as spam. Check the profiles and when you see few friends or a recent member of FB it’s pretty telling that the profile is fake and paid troll

        • paul_vincent_zecchino

          Zuckerberg is a little, zit-faced POS.

          What this hah-vud ‘educated’ moron is to stupid to grasp is that should the sorceress steal the election, he’ll be among the first of her cheerleaders to the firing squads.

          • Rijomi2

            By suicide

      • skydove

        Let’s hope others are way ahead of us and are working hard on a contingency plan that will counter attempts to use a disaster in Hillary’s favor, as well as a plan to deal with whatever the Democrats will be throwing out while waiting for Mother Nature, terrorists, or whacks with guns to oblige.

        Be prepared for sliming of influential conservatives. According to today’s NYT, the Dems have pretty much written off bin Fred; but they need to get Paul Ryan out of the way and can be counted on to assist the speaker’s enemies in his own party in achieving that goal.

    • skydove

      If you were Comey, your earlier press conference would have consisted of the announcement that indictment was in the works, not that no prosecutor would have recommended proceeding with the case. Same could be said of many others, including FBI agents who’d examined the evidence from a background of experience as professional investigators, preceded by the study and practice of law.

      Comey left it too late and may yet tender his resignation, expressing deep regret &c&c. With luck, though, in this period of campaign-wide panic, some Clinton people will try to save themselves by spilling beans, while well-meaning but incompetent others will inadvertently contradict bullshit statements Hillary had arrogantly assumed would be dispositive.

      • Rijomi2

        It’s easy to second guess but I now see how difficult it is for him. He won’t resign, that I’m sure of. You do know Lynch is currently trying to usurp those emails being revised as we speak. This reminds me of a similar in incident of malfeasance I encountered and did not have the CEO’s support. I went to the Board and received the support I needed. Similar organizational setup and how to jump the chain of command organizationally.

        • Lt Bil Drat

          Wouldn’t it be nice to see her in handcuffs too.

          • Rijomi2

            They’ll need elephant leg irons for the cankles

        • skydove

          Comey has been in a difficult position since the day he accepted Obama’s nomination of him for the job. I’m sure he’s had a harder time than any of us can imagine, and I very much hope he won’t be subjected to a threat he can’t ignore.

          Lynch, obviously, has been following orders as long as she’s been on the job, which Bill might have recommended her for, due to her reasonable, compliant nature combined with a reasonable, realpolitik-focused reluctance to ask nosy questions. She’s got all the support she needs.

  • Lt Bil Drat
  • Once Dems turned on Bob Filner a few years ago, it was three days of Twitter gang|rape by four decades of former employees. That same machine would go after Comey and it’s a nasty bunch when they devour their own. I’ll get popcorn.

  • One of the things that gives me hope is that the Clinton Crime Circuit is so tiny, once one goes, they’ll all fall fairly fast. What’s the reason we’re in a state of tyranny? Too few have stopped velocity of money and control all the resources. Flip side is when a node like this implodes, it falls fast.