I have never understood James Comey. Generally, after you have completed a project, you release the results in the form of a report and you summarize your report and stand by it. That why you do the report. Beside that, you don’t have to do a press conference. The work speaks for itself.
Ok, if we’re talking about emails that a presidential candidate has as part of a scandal, and you’re putting out your report, there are going to be questions. Answer them, and point out where in your report you have answered the question. That’s how it normally goes. At the end of the first round of the Hillary vs. Republicans steel cage match, FBI director Comey put out a report, and then refuted it. Here’s the conclusion he says: “we’re not bring charges, because nobody thinks there’s enough there to convict”. Ok. That should be the end of the story. He has done his due diligence and even though there are some grey areas in the law, and some hinky acts, there’s nothing to see here folks. That’s his report.
At that point, he then goes on to castigate Clinton for being sloppy with her emails, and says, “everybody knows this stuff”. Ok. If everybody knows this stuff, there must be a policy she’s broken, right? Does the report say that? I don’t know, because nobody cares. In most of our minds, immoral is illegal. What the report said, and what Comey said about the situation seemed to be mutually exclusive.
Now, there’s possibly some information on somebody else’s computer, that they don’t have a warrant for yet and have never actually seen. But we know there’s 10,000 of them. Huh? We haven’t seen them, but we know how many there are?
And the timing of this release? Comey felt compelled to inform Congress right now –a week before the election — because why… He just found them? Ok, that might make some sense. Political expediency be damned, get them out there! Today, watching CBS This Morning, they say that the rank and file FBI people knew about the information in early October, but just told Comey now.
Clearly, this investigation is not over. Given the rules of evidence displayed by Comey and/or the FBI in this instance, I could say that untranslatable hyroglyphics have been found in the Great Pyramid of Giza which indicate that Hillary Clinton was complicit in the death of Pharoah in 1800 BC, if only we could prove that the pictures are of a computer screen and Hillary. Archaeologists have known about these pictures for centuries , but they are just coming to light now. Donald Trump says that they are further proof of Hillary’s “bad experience” and we can now see how long it’s been going on. Director Comey believes that “they could be relevant” and, if so, it could be a bombshell announcement.
Election next week? He hasn’t been reading the paper, so Comey didn’t notice. What will the next revelation about these ancient pictures reveal? “We won’t know until we can read them”, Comey said.