The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign is not impressed with the antics of FBI Director James Comey in releasing an announcement early Friday that additional emails had been uncovered related to the agency’s investigation into Clinton’s usage of a private email server while she served as Secretary of State.
Comey’s announcement came via a publicly available letter which he sent to Republican Congressmen who have been involved with the Congressional side of the investigation into Clinton’s emails for some time.
Comey referenced to the Congressmen that the agency had uncovered emails not previously known to the FBI but related to the relevant investigation into Clinton’s private email server.
Thus was set off a firestorm of media coverage and public statements over the supposedly “re-opened” FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s usage of a private email server.
The problem is that the emails referenced by Comey likely have nothing to do with Clinton, and were apparently not discovered on her private email server, rather coming from the private devices of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her former husband Anthony Weiner, who is currently under federal investigation over a sexting scandal.
Thus, Comey’s announcement amounts to little more than political play, since there is no way he could have been unaware of the implications of his announcement on the presidential election.
After all, the controversy over Clinton’s emails has been one of the major issues that Clinton has had to fight against dragging her down in poll and electoral college numbers as she has run her presidential campaign.
The corrupt political meddling on Comey’s part is center to a US Department of Justice complaint over the FBI director’s reckless letter filed by the Democratic Coalition Against Trump.
With all of this considered, Clinton campaign chair John Podesta has issued a public call for James Comey to make amends for his reckless behavior.
Podesta began by addressing the context of the situation, and noting that precedent has long been set that the only purpose behind bringing up Clinton’s emails is political- and more specifically, to help Donald Trump.
There is no legal reason to drag out the Clinton email investigation.
Thus, Podesta began:
‘Upon completing this investigation more than three months ago, FBI Director Comey declared no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with a case like this and added that it was not even a close call. In the months since, Donald Trump and his Republican allies have been baselessly second-guessing the FBI and, in both public and private, browbeating the career officials there to revisit their conclusion in a desperate attempt to harm Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.’
Podesta went on, saying that Comey “owes it to the American people” to personally clarify his announcement as not incriminating of Clinton in the slightest, besides noting that it “is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election,” an observation which underlines the previously mentioned DOJ complaint.
As for any possible impact of this fiasco on Clinton’s chances at the presidency, Comey noted that “[w]e are confident this will not produce any conclusions different from the one the FBI reached in July.”
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