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Mon Oct 31, 2016, 09:59 PM

Resign, Mr. Comey - WSJ



There was once an honorable tradition of resignations from government service. Cy Vance stepped down as Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of State after each man lost confidence in the other’s judgment. George Tenet resigned as George W. Bush’s CIA director in the wake of the Iraq WMD intelligence debacle.

Now it behooves James Comey to do the same.
The FBI director lost the confidence of millions of Americans last summer by using semantic sophistry and bureaucratic legerdemain to exonerate Hillary Clinton from charges of mishandling classified information. He lost the confidence of millions more last Friday with his blundering letter to Congress announcing that the Clinton email investigation might not be closed after all—details to come, maybe.

In the most divisive political season in memory, Mr. Comey has become the rare object of political consensus, his motives distrusted by Trump and Clinton voters alike, his judgment doubted by congressional Republicans, Democratic Justice Department officials and probably a great many agents in his own bureau. He needs to go. - WSJ

#ComeyGate has become about him and his ineffective leadership. Nobody respects him. He's a disgrace! Time for you to call a press conference, have your family and supporters behind you and resign before you make matters worse. For the country's sake. Please resign!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:05 PM

1. Comey should contact AG Lynch this evening

and tell her that he plans to step down tomorrow morning.

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Response to saltpoint (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 12:52 AM

15. This is what one does if you have one ounce of integrity in our body.

With repugnantcans, this one especially, not so much.
Character means nothing to this lot.

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Response to bermudat (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 01:01 AM

16. Sorry to say, I think you're right. They're

a lost bunch. No moral compass and a shrinking electoral base.

Even with Comey's latest shenanigans, I think Clinton-Kaine wins this one, and that's one more big national loss for the GOP.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:09 PM

2. This is exactly the correct course

While I don't agree with all of the points in the Wall Street Journal's editorial, I do find it amazing that he's been able to anger everyone! It's as if Director Comey is a narcissist as well, and wants to feel the glare of the spotlight, too.

Silliness aside, he has become a distraction. From now on, any actions he takes or decisions he makes will be suspect. He must resign or be fired. The work of the FBI is far too important to be clouded with this nonsense.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:09 PM

3. His resignation is the only honorable thing he can do

Maybe the only honorable thing he would do in his life. He will still be comparable to Hoover.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:10 PM

4. I think this will happen in the foreseeable future. Mainly because the Justive Dept. and the body

of the FBI itself has lost confidence and respect for Mr. Comey. Each day that passes things get worse for him. I even heard some Pub guys say "He erred when he gave personal opinion when he announced that no charges would be filed against Hillary, and he erred worse with this letter to Congress." He kinda slithered out of being reprimanded for his "opining" the first time, but screwing up AGAIN is going to do him in. I doubt he'll

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:15 PM

5. A really damning article

This is my favorite part. It describes Comey to a "T":

"Mr. Comey is a familiar Washington type—the putative saint—whose career is a study in reputation management. He went after investment banker Frank Quattrone. He threatened to resign from the Bush administration over its warrantless wiretap program. He vouchsafed the case against Steven J. Hatfill, the virologist accused of the 2001 anthrax mail attacks, in internal White House deliberations. He appointed his close friend Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the leak of CIA analyst Valerie Plame’s name.

One common thread in these cases is that Mr. Comey was always on the right side of Beltway conventional wisdom. The second is that he was consistently on the wrong side of justice.

Mr. Quattrone was exonerated. Warrantless wiretaps were ruled constitutional by the FISA court. Mr. Hatfill was an innocent man who eventually won a $5.8 million settlement from the Justice Department. Mr. Fitzgerald oversaw a three-year witch hunt that conveniently overlooked Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage’s role in leaking Ms. Plame’s identity. Instead, New York Times reporter Judith Miller went to jail for protecting her sources and Scooter Libby had his career wrecked."

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:15 PM

6. This article, while asking Comey to step down, is also pushing the theme that

if it was for the way the government handled things, Hillary would have been forced not to run for Presidency. The author is asking Comey to step down because he is so outraged with Comey's actions now, but because he thinks he should have gotten her down in the summer

"Whatever that means. Mr. Comey’s gnomic, ex cathedra distinction between Mrs. Clinton’s “extremely careless” handling of classified information and the “grossly negligent” standard that would have put her in legal jeopardy probably saved her candidacy."

Typical WSJ editorial

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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 01:05 AM

18. Which is owned by Rupert Murdoch

Need I say more?

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Response to elmac (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 01:08 AM

19. I know, but even before Murdoch its opinion page was R/W garbage. What I have noticed since Murdoch

bought the WSJ journal, that where its news story used to be pretty objective, they aren't so much anymore


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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:19 PM

7. he's going to have to resign because no one can trust anything he says anymore

 

I know I don't. I don't want my tax dollars going to that asshole.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:21 PM

8. So they're basically saying his first screwup was letting Sec. Clinton off the hook

am I reading that right?

Fuck the WSJ.

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Response to Maven (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:27 PM

9. Yes. He isn't resigning. He thinks his name will be on the new FBI building

The old building will be replaced soon and Comey thinks his name will be on it.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 11:46 PM

10. No, he should not resign---

His AZZ should be FIRED!! If not tonight, first thing tomorrow morning! Shit-can him, don't give him the 'resign' option.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 12:06 AM

11. Good WSJ editorial on why Comey needs to resign

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 12:18 AM

12. when the WSJ

thinks a right winger goes too far, it says a LOT.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 12:49 AM

14. It's an opinion piece from a columnist.

Not the editorial board of the WSJ. I don't agree with everything in it, but it's worth reading.

Hope you're enjoying a happy halloween.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 12:45 AM

13. Or, indict dRumpf and Manafort. Your choice, James. nt

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