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    What do Democrat bigwigs think of Comey?

    Post  sinister_midget on Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:12 pm

    I have heard little from the movers and shakers (read: better equals) in the Democrat party since Comey announced he learned about some new emails found during the investigation of Anthony Weiner, aka Carlos Danger, aka T-Dog and Tony's/Carlos'/Dog's repeated sexting and sending lewd pictures to jail bait (a strong bullet on any proud Democrat's resume). The discovered emails belong to one Huma Abedin-Weiner-Danger-Dog-Rodham-Clinton and are on a device she used. For those who don't know, she testified under oath earlier this year that she gave all of that over to the FBI. (I think Mrs. Bill Clinton's lying virus might be contagious, though I have some suspicion that her inoculation against indictment isn't effective on people with other last names.)

    As I say, the bigwigs have mostly been quiet, though their peon surrogates have been screaming bloody murder all day. Even so the following is what the honchos thought of Comey just a few short months ago. I'm sure it hasn't changed that much.

    President Obama: "He's got the resume, but more importantly, a strong sense of right and wrong."

    Democratic National Committee: "We are pleased that the career officials handling this case have determined that no further action by the Department of Justice is appropriate."

    CNN: "If there is a silver lining to this episode from a public perspective, it is that the investigation itself appears to have been conducted without fear or favor. Comey is regarded as a straight shooter by both sides of the aisle. Who can forget that as deputy attorney general for President George W. Bush, it was Comey who raced into a hospital and stopped top administration officials from persuading a sick attorney general to bless their wiretapping schemes? No one should forget that President Barack Obama appointed Comey, a registered Republican, to serve as FBI director. Americans' trust in public officials and public institutions has fallen abysmally, as we all know. So far as we can now tell, the country in this instance has been well served by a leader and an FBI that has been diligent, hard-working and fair. Embittered partisans will disagree, but for my book, the FBI seems to have gotten this one right."

    Richard Blumenthal, a former U.S. attorney for four years and former state attorney general for 20 years, said he has complete confidence in the integrity of FBI Director James Comey, a former Connecticut resident who made the announcement Tuesday: "He's a former colleague and a friend, and most important, his record demonstrates that he has both the capacity and the determination to make judgments about criminal matters with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism. So, I trust his judgment, and I believe it will have a great deal of credibility with the American people."


    Of course, some of us thought he was scum at the time he read off a laundry list of broken laws and criminal behavior back then and chose to not recommend indictment (not even his call). And some of those same ones who thought that still do today.

    But, hey, he's Emperor Hussein's pick for FBI director. So it's important that the left be pleased with him. Right?



         





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    Re: What do Democrat bigwigs think of Comey?

    Post  sinister_midget on Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:58 am

    Flashback: Washington Post editorial blasts Republicans for attacking FBI Director Comey

    In the last 36 hours FBI Director James Comey has been slammed by the full force of the progressive left media. I noted yesterday that, within hours of the letter being released, NY Times columnist Paul Krugman was accusing Comey of trying to swing the election for Republicans or, at a minimum, of trying to preserve their control of congress. A Democratic PAC filed a complaint with the DOJ that Comey had violated the Hatch Act by publishing the letter. A CNN legal analyst wrote today that it was time for Comey to resign.

    As the Hill points out, elected Democrats are scolding Comey too. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said, “One thing is clear: Director Comey’s announcement played right into the political campaign of Donald Trump, who is already using the letter for political purposes. And all of this just 11 days before the election.” She’s not saying that was intentional but she’s certainly leaving it open to interpretation that maybe that’s the case. Elijah Cummings expressed his disapproval saying, “Frankly, I was surprised that the FBI sent this letter given how obvious it was that Republicans would immediately misconstrue and mischaracterize it.” Again, why is Comey acting to help Republicans?

    With all the accusations flying, I thought it was a good moment to recall a Washington Post editorial from back in July. That was when Comey announced he would not bring charges against Clinton. In an editorial titled “Republicans attack Mr. Comey for doing his job” the Post rebuked the right for for questioning Comey’s decision making:

    IF REPUBLICANS believe the FBI director is corrupt and political, they should have the gumption to say so. Instead, many have insulted James B. Comey with slimy implications and underhanded threats since Tuesday, when he announced that he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton relating to her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

    Republican leaders had practically promised supporters that Ms. Clinton would be indicted. Instead, Mr. Comey denounced Ms. Clinton’s judgment but explained that the facts of the case did not conform to the fevered partisan fantasies that have developed around them — did not, in other words, merit prosecution. So GOP leaders decided to attack the fact-finder…

    “It appears damage is being done to the rule of law,” Mr. Ryan said. He’s right, but the FBI director isn’t doing the damage. The wreckers are those who cast baseless aspersions on U.S. law enforcement in the service of their partisan goals.

    Surely they stand by that assessment now with regard to Democrats who are upset with him. Right?

    Naturally, the Post is not issuing a similar condemnation of progressives who are attacking Comey’s character and his decision-making or even in some cases directly saying he’s trying to swing the election for Trump. It has been quite a reversal of feelings from the left. Politico reminds us just how warm and fuzzy Democrats were toward Comey in July:

    “I don’t know whether your family’s watching this, but I hope that they are as proud of you as I am, because you are the epitome of what a public servant is all about. Sacrificing over and over and over again, trying to do the right thing, sometimes coming under ridicule, but again still doing the right thing,” Cummings said.

    Similarly, after Comey announced that he would not call for Clinton to be prosecuted over the secret email server in July, Feinstein praised the director for coming to the “proper” conclusion.

    A few months ago, criticizing Comey was risking damage to the rule of law. Now that it might be Hillary’s ox getting gored, bashing Comey is just fair game.

    So, what else is new?






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