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Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:18 AM

Let's face it Comey is a partisan hack

What Comey did yesterday was a vicious partisan attacl. The FBI is one of the few unsullied by the right wing offices left in the country. This unprecedented attack He made no such pronouncements over the lost and deleted Bush email that contained real evidence of criminal behavior. He has no case. And he knows they would be left laughed out of court. So he chose to disgrace himself and his office by being the lead on a vicious partisan attack.

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Reply Let's face it Comey is a partisan hack (Original post)
Gman Jul 2016 OP
DURHAM D Jul 2016 #1
Bluenorthwest Jul 2016 #2
DURHAM D Jul 2016 #3
PJMcK Jul 2016 #4
underpants Jul 2016 #6
MariaThinks Jul 2016 #7
PJMcK Jul 2016 #10
Gman Jul 2016 #21
PJMcK Jul 2016 #22
MaggieD Jul 2016 #5
TeddyR Jul 2016 #8
Gabi Hayes Jul 2016 #14
MADem Jul 2016 #9
Boomerproud Jul 2016 #20
Cosmocat Jul 2016 #11
jalan48 Jul 2016 #12
TeddyR Jul 2016 #16
Gabi Hayes Jul 2016 #17
TeddyR Jul 2016 #19
Gman Jul 2016 #23
TeddyR Jul 2016 #24
Gman Jul 2016 #25
TeddyR Jul 2016 #26
ymetca Jul 2016 #13
ContinentalOp Jul 2016 #15
Matrosov Jul 2016 #18

Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:35 AM

1. Sorry but Louis Freeh was

a right wing operative on steroids so politicizing the FBI is not a new thing.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:38 AM

2. I opposed his nomination for those very reasons.

 

nt

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:39 AM

3. Makes you wonder -

Why do Democratic Presidents accept Republican left-overs?

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:44 AM

4. It's not that bad

Don't get me wrong, Gman. Director Comey's editorial comments were inappropriate and demonstrated that he probably really wanted to find something to indict Secretary Clinton with. After all, in a previous job, he was Kenneth Starr's lead investigator in the Whitewater affair.

When he began his presentation yesterday, his tenor gave me a sick feeling he was going to announce a recommendation to indict and frankly, I was surprised that he didn't. My reaction was specifically because he so forcefully expressed his views about Secretary Clinton's "careless" handling of sensitive information.

Actually, Director Comey may have inadvertently done us a favor. By publicly scolding Secretary Clinton he's blunted any attacks on his investigation by Republicans. As you wrote, he and his staff know that there wasn't a case and that the evidence would not support charges. With his criticism of her, the Director has signaled to his Republican allies that he's one of them, he tried, he hates her, too but there's nothing he can legally do. He'll just verbally spank her for her lack of good judgment.

Congressional Republicans, of course, have already said they will hold hearings on this investigation. Isn't it grand how Republicans can marshall the energy to investigate an investigation but they can't do their jobs like passing a budget and confirming judicial appointments? Just like their fixation on Benghazi, they'll come up empty and once again look foolish.

It's not really that much of a story anymore, surprisingly. I had to scroll way down the page at the Huffington Post in order to find the story from yesterday! Donald Trump's comments about Saddam Hussein and the endless tale of his Twitter feed have already superseded the email story. Sure, Republicans will use his quotes in some attack ads but they'll be ineffective since no charges will be filed.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:52 AM

6. Well said. The media though is fighting to keep this close

but everyone is tired of the media.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:18 AM

7. this means that they did everything they could to find something on Hillary and could not.

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Response to MariaThinks (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:26 AM

10. Exactly!

And don'tcha just love it?!

Republicans hate the Clintons above all else. It must kill them to the core that they've never been able to take Bill and Hillary down. A perusal of Rightward publications and websites today demonstrates the anger and frustration that yet again, she got away.

When Director Comey began his presentation regarding the email investigation, I sensed contempt towards Secretary Clinton as expressed by his criticism of her actions. Frankly, I was surprised when he said he would not recommend any indictments. I think he hated having to give that public statement. I also think he really wanted to get her but, as usual, there wasn't a crime worth pursuing.

I can't wait for the shit-show of the Republican Convention. Just image how much fun it'll be watching them set themselves on fire!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 06:53 PM

21. I probably knew but it's been so long ago now

that Comey was Starr's lead investigator. That really does explain everything. Except for a stray FB post, you're right about it dropping off the radar too. It would be a great idea, maybe for Sunday, if those speaking for Democrats start pointing out the Ken Starr/failed Whitewater investigation and suggest he has a vendetta. Subtley, of course.

This is turning out to be the sequel to "The Hunting Of The President, Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton" The Sequel. It's been 30 years now.

https://www.amazon.com/Hunting-President-Ten-Year-Campaign-Destroy/dp/0312273193

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Response to Gman (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 07:09 PM

22. It must suck to be a Republican these days!

Fuck 'em.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:50 AM

5. Indeed

 

And as noted above so was Louis Freeh. Clinton needs to fire his ass as soon as she takes office. And no more damn republicans appointed to anything by a Dem president. Period.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:20 AM

8. Simply not true according to everything I've read about Comey

 

Here's a few quotes:

Instead, the remarks by Comey — a Republican with a sterling reputation among leaders of both parties — delivered from a lectern at FBI headquarters cast fresh doubt on Clinton’s own fitness and trustworthiness.
- https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/even-without-charges-fbi-rebuke-leaves-a-heavy-political-cloud-over-clinton/2016/07/05/79b6f712-42c8-11e6-bc99-7d269f8719b1_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_clintonemails-510pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Comey proved his independence during the George W. Bush administration when, as deputy attorney general, he headed off White House officials’ efforts to persuade John Ashcroft to reauthorize a domestic surveillance program while the then-attorney general was recovering from surgery in a hospital intensive-care unit. On Tuesday morning, Comey proved the point again. He is no team player, which in this setting is no criticism — it is a high compliment.
- https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-comeys-remarks-on-the-clinton-email-case-were-extraordinary/2016/07/05/b964813c-42e0-11e6-8856-f26de2537a9d_story.html

FIRST, A shout-out to the investigator: In examining the use of a private email server for official business by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, FBI Director James B. Comey appears to have navigated treacherous waters with the commitment to principle and rule of law that any citizen could wish for. The FBI investigated thoroughly. It came to its conclusion in time for voters to factor it into their deliberations. Mr. Comey leveled with the American people, reporting to them even before reporting to his own bosses.
- https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/clinton-was-extremely-careless-that-is-not-a-crime-but-she-must-do-better-in-the-future/2016/07/05/d85ba064-42d8-11e6-8856-f26de2537a9d_story.html

Just because Hillary supporters didn't like Comey's conclusions (nor, by the way, did Republicans) does not mean those conclusions were flawed or partisan.

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 12:52 PM

14. opinion upon opinion upon opinion....well here's the only FACT you need

 

to know about this unprofessional creep: he was the lead investigator for Starr, as has already been noted.

too bad there's no transcript of Alan Dershowitz taking apart the crassly, unprecedented overreach by Comey. he was on CNN, and along with a former justice department spokesman, were the only two people who didn't slobber along with all the crap about Comey's dressing down, which is comPLETELY unethical, and certainly out of bounds for someone in his shoes. it is NOT his job to editorialize about his failure to bring evidence to indict. that's for the prosecutor to do, upon receiving said evidence. that bogus inquisitorial horrorshow should have lasted just long enough for him to announce whether or not there was enough evidence to recommend prosecution. that's IT. case closed. you should have shut your fucking yap, Comey.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:22 AM

9. Indeed--and when a partisan hack determines that there is no "there" there, then

maybe the wingnuts in Congress ought to believe him. Especially since he tried so hard, and was so bitter at the end, because he couldn't find anything that would stick to her.

All this GOP pouting is great, though--between carping about Clinton and whining about the House sit-in, they're really covering themselves in glory! Now EVERYBODY can see what assholes they are!

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Response to MADem (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 02:23 PM

20. They've been assholes for a long time and in the end it doesn't see to hurt them.

I want to scream.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:32 AM

11. It was pretty obvious

he hated having to not recommend charges out of personal disdain, and spent a lot of time crafting a public pronouncement that both served to allow him to publicly scorn her while also trying to provide himself with cover from the raging anger of the right for not doing his part in initiating a partisan based prosecution of Hillary.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:39 AM

12. How did he get to be the head of the FBI?

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 01:54 PM

16. Appointed by President Obama

 

The idea that he is a "partisan hack" is simple nonsense. I suspect there is a partisan campaign by Hillary supporters to discredit Comey because he pointed out all the things wrong with the use of a private server, including putting the lie to her story that classified information never crossed he servers.

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 02:12 PM

17. riiiiiight....who was the lead investigator for Ken Starr?

 

no partisan hack, he.

how do people like him look in the mirror

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 02:21 PM

19. You have zero evidence he's a partisan hack

 

Other than speculation based on a job he had years ago. Everything in the press states that he is well-respected by both parties.

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 09:00 PM

23. Zero evidence?

I guess maybe about as much as he had for an indictment.

Still, it's now clear what we saw as rage. Rage over a vendetta that remains unsatisfied.

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Response to Gman (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 09:04 PM

24. You are simply trying to excuse Hillary's

 

Missteps and misstatements by attacking the messenger, who is respected by both parties. It is a shame, and intellectually dishonest, when Dems defend acts that they'd kill Republicans for.

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:52 PM

25. Hillary did nothing wrong. Nothing to excuse

You take the word of the lead investigator in Whitewater as unbiased? Don't be so gullible.

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Response to Gman (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:56 PM

26. Again, attacking the messenger

 

The head of the FBI, appointed by President Obama, respected by political leaders from both parties and you really think he would publicly misstate the findings of the FBI? Pretty much nobody agrees that Hillary "did nothing wrong," except her apologists on DU. Hillary did nothing criminal but that isn't what you said. Quit trying to whitewash Hillary's mistakes, accept she made them and move on.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 12:41 PM

13. I am fairly certain

... the FBI was "sullied" by J. Edgar Hoover long ago. Geesh...

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 01:19 PM

15. This guy keeps a copy of the MLK wiretap request on his desk

"As a reminder of the bureau's capacity to do wrong." Haha sure, cool story bro. I couldn't believe all of those DUers for months saying that the FBI wasn't right wing. Come on.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 02:21 PM

18. I'm thankful for his comments

 

The fact that his public criticism of HRC is the only positive thing for the GOP from this investigation and yet the Rethugs are now dragging Comey in front of the Oversight Committee on Thursday is going to make the GOP look even more childish and petty. They're showing they're willing to throw Comey under the bus for one last possible shot at HRC before November.

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