Fiery Fox News political commentator and former judge Jeanine Pirro is far from impressed with FBI Director James Comey’s antics in writing an open letter this past Friday leading to the proclamation that the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s usage of a private email server while she served as Secretary of State is “re-opened.”
No significant new information accompanied Comey’s letter. There was no actual legal precedent to claim that Clinton broke any laws before Comey sent his letter, and there remains no such precedent after.
Comey, however, still evidently felt free to break agency protocol with his hyped up public announcement of a relatively mundane development in an investigation so closely intertwined with the presidential race.
Comey was well aware of the political implications of his announcement, as revealed in a leaked memo which he circulated among FBI staffers late Friday.
There, to be sure, is no other tangible implication from the content of his letter other than a pompous way to remind the American public that Clinton has a history of problems over her email scandal.
Thus, Comey- who is a Republican- turned the FBI into a pro-Trump political tool and himself into a pro-Trump political hack.
That, however, doesn’t mean that Pirro was impressed, even though she herself is a Trump supporter.
Speaking Saturday morning on her Fox News show “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” the former elected judicial official blasted the FBI Director for his actions.
‘FBI Director Jim Comey’s announcement yesterday that he would again look into Hillary Clinton’s emails after he announced on July 5 the conclusion of that very investigation, saying “No reasonable prosecutor would indict,” 11 days before one of the most hotly contested presidential elections of our time, both disgraces and politicizes the FBI, and is symptomatic of all that is wrong in Washington.’
And Pirro went on, telling that what Comey did transcended partisan politics and crossed into the realm of breaking basic rules of decency, saying “Whether it’s Hillary Clinton or anyone else, Comey’s actions violate not only longstanding justice department policy, the directive of a person he works under the attorney general, but even more important, the most fundamental rules of fairness and impartiality.”
The former judge also related what Comey did to Clinton, in making public details of an investigation not normally made public to what the FBI did in a very similar move against her when Pirro was running for the office of New York state attorney general some years ago.
Watch Pirro put the FBI Director on blast below.
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