Saturday, October 29, 2016

Brace Yourself for a Shock

Lynch didn't want Comey to notify congress.

Stunning I know.

On Friday, James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting independently of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Congress saying that the F.B.I. had discovered e-mails that were potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server. Coming less than two weeks before the Presidential election, Comey’s decision to make public new evidence that may raise additional legal questions about Clinton was contrary to the views of the Attorney General, according to a well-informed Administration official. Lynch expressed her preference that Comey follow the department’s longstanding practice of not commenting on ongoing investigations, and not taking any action that could influence the outcome of an election, but he said that he felt compelled to do otherwise.

Hell, Lynch. You made the guy prostitute the FBI for Hillary once already. I realize that just gave you taste for it but the fact is that you will be out on your ass in less than three months. I'm not a big fan of Comey either but there is only so much you can do to cover up for a drunken, sick, power mad fuck-up.

Comey’s decision is a striking break with the policies of the Department of Justice, according to current and former federal legal officials. Comey, who is a Republican appointee of President Obama, has a reputation for integrity and independence, but his latest action is stirring an extraordinary level of concern among legal authorities, who see it as potentially affecting the outcome of the Presidential and congressional elections.

These are the same guys that were lining up to on their knees in front of Comey's Glory Hole only last month. And suddenly he's a Republican Appointee. I hadn't seen that one mentioned in quite a while. Maybe ever now that I think of it.

“You don’t do this,” one former senior Justice Department official exclaimed. “It’s aberrational. It violates decades of practice.” The reason, according to the former official, who asked not to be identified because of ongoing cases involving the department, “is because it impugns the integrity and reputation of the candidate, even though there’s no finding by a court, or in this instance even an indictment.”

Look "former senior Justice Department official," the FBI is in revolt. I am willing to bet money that the only reason that Comey went forward is that it was made plain to him that if he didn't, the Emails in question would find their way to WikiLeaks.

This was probably the only way he could keep any kind of a lid on it at this point.

If Lynch was this upset about it, then it is big.  

1 comment:

Jew613 said...

My guess is there is a combination of 3 factors going on here.

1. James Comey knew government work was filthy but tried to keep some level of integrity going. He sacrificed all that under Lynch's orders by clearing Hillary. The guilt must be weighing on him heavily and while this doesn't go far enough, it was the least he could do to sleep at night.

2. The elite are not as smart as they think, but nor are they fools. They have to know that despite having the establishments of both parties and the entire MSM behind her, Hillary is unlikely to win November 8th. They are allowing this to go forward as a sop to Trump signaling they are really backing him or at least not standing in his way. Hoping Trump won't go after them if he becomes POTUS. After the speech Trump gave at the Alfred E Smith dinner they realized Trump wasn't playing their game and will be draining the swamp. If they play nice now they can avoid hardship later.

3. Obama hates the Clinton's and vice versa, Obama and Trump may have made a deal that Clinton goes down but Obama is untouched once he's out of office. Trump's a pragmatic man and if that's the deal necessary to win office he'll take it. If nothing else once retired as POTUS Obama's ability to do damage is minimal.