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Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:23 PM

 

Loretta Lynch could have stopped Comey from sending letter 2 days before election and DID NOT. WHY?

An article in this month's Vanity Fair COMEY'S LAW. Some tidbits for you: James Comey is almost 7 ft. tall. What he did RE: 2016 election will take years to comprehend. A current FBI agent says if a tv is on in an FBI Bldg it's tuned to FOX. SO THAT'S PRETTY NUTS. A faction in the NY FBI office couldn't stand HRC and was out to get her, joking about seeing her in handcuffs.. In 2014 Loretta Lynch became his boss, in name only. Comey discovered early on he could walk all over her and did. What he did to HRC was a massive act of insubordination. Loretta COULD have said don't send the letter 2 days before the election. Why didn't she? Because everyone was positive HRC would win and they would be accused of interfering in the election. I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS...WHY ARE DEMS SO DAMN EARNEST AND PROPER? Rs aren't. And we lose and lose and lose. Much anger in me. (p.s. I never trusted LL as she was instrumental in pushing Citizens' United to be passed.)

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/02/james-comey-fbi-director-letter

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Reply Loretta Lynch could have stopped Comey from sending letter 2 days before election and DID NOT. WHY? (Original post)
jodymarie aimee Mar 2017 OP
still_one Mar 2017 #1
grantcart Mar 2017 #4
still_one Mar 2017 #8
Stinky The Clown Mar 2017 #11
still_one Mar 2017 #13
EffieBlack Mar 2017 #17
still_one Mar 2017 #20
JI7 Mar 2017 #12
still_one Mar 2017 #14
BainsBane Mar 2017 #2
renate Mar 2017 #15
Post removed Mar 2017 #3
jodymarie aimee Mar 2017 #7
panader0 Mar 2017 #5
sharp_stick Mar 2017 #6
RelativelyJones Mar 2017 #9
JI7 Mar 2017 #10
RelativelyJones Mar 2017 #19
Are_grits_groceries Mar 2017 #16
Lurks Often Mar 2017 #18

Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:34 PM

1. I mentioned that after Comey came out that AG Lynch was weak in that regard, and was criticized for

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it, which is fine, and it is also reasonable to assume Comey would have ignored her anyway, he said as much

However, she should have fired him then, and there is no excuse for not doing that

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:47 PM

4. The Attorney General cannot fire the Director of the FBI


The President can, but only for "adequate cause" which up until now has been misuse of office.

Bill Clinton shouldn't have approached Lynch.

Lynch should have walked away from Bill.

There was no cause to fire Lynch because she and Bill had a meeting at the time the FBI was investigating the idiotic emails.

After that meeting Lynch had formally recused herself from the issue and had no legal standing to comment on it, in any case only the President can fire the Director of the FBI.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:32 PM

8. Then President Obama should have. There was adequate case, interfering with the election.

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Response to still_one (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:55 PM

11. Obama's hands off attitude in the campaign and not firing Comey was INEXPLICABLE to me

Maybe Obama's biggest failure.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:00 PM

13. I guess I could have understood not doing it after Comey released the letter, but before the

election took place, because that action would have brought more conspiracy theories, with unknown ramifications.

After the election though, I really wish he would have.

Easy to say things in retrospect I guess

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Response to still_one (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 06:08 PM

17. And ledt the job wide open to be filled by Trump? No thank you,.

Comey is no prince, but he's probably a hell of a lot better than anyone Trump would pick.

Besides, if Trump is going to put his own lackey into the job, let him take the hit for creating the opening.

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 08:59 PM

20. Trump can still fire Comey if he wants and put in his "own pick". Regardless, you make a good point

though I don't believe that isn't the reason President Obama didn't fire Comey. That just isn't President Obama's style

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Response to still_one (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:57 PM

12. if Obama Dud the story would have been about how Obama was helping Hillary

And they would have reported it as if it was some horrible scandal unlike the way they do with trump.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:01 PM

14. You are right, but nothing was to stop him from doing it after the election

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:35 PM

2. Because of that business with Bill Clinton on the tarmac

She felt she couldn't. I blame Bill for screwing that up. WTF was he thinking?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:11 PM

15. I do too. He couldn't have foreseen the fallout, but still

That was just idiotic and stupid of him. I wondered at various points in the campaign whether he subconsciously was trying to sabotage Hillary... I believe he loves and supports her, and I believe he wanted to live in the White House again and be back in the public eye, but I can't help thinking that a part of him wanted to remain the star of their partnership.

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Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:56 PM

7. I didn't mean as AG of course, I meant prior to that job

 

association with Floyd Abrans, who DID argue FOR CU. So, yes sympathy was there I believe.
http://www.salon.com/2014/11/10/loretta_lynchs_wall_street_friends_what_you_should_know_about_ag_nominees_finance_past/

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:51 PM

5. 6'8"

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:53 PM

6. Because she recused herself

after the idiotic meeting with Bill Clinton at the airport.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:47 PM

9. Because Dems never fail to bring a knife to a gun fight.

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Response to RelativelyJones (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:52 PM

10. bs. the media was making her out to be biased for Clintons

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Response to JI7 (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 06:36 PM

19. So?

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:36 PM

16. Because Bill Clinton is a moron.

He should never have approached her anywhere.
He put her in a very awkward position because he is an ex-President and there is no good way to handle it. She should have refused to talk to him but that is hindsight.

He has tainted her career very unfairly.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 06:17 PM

18. No she couldn't

 

Aside from the meeting with Bill Clinton, which certainly didn't help matters, any FBI Director has a high degree of autonomy.

While on paper Comey reported to Lynch, in practice she had little or no actual authority to make Comey do anything.

Only a President can remove a FBI Director from office and even a President has to justify that removal from office to Congress.

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