James Comey’s announcement that the FBI was re-opening the botched investigation into hillary clinton’s emails has resulted in all kinds of left wing outrage, from umbrage to calling for Comey’s resignation. Calculatingly, the the left is calling for Comey to release the emails but it was only last night that the FBI was granted a warrant to search the Abedin emails.
In the process of investigating Huma Abedin husband Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting with an underage girl FBI agents found 650,000 Abedin emails on the computer apparently shared by Weiner and Abedin. The email metadata indicated those emails included State.Gov emails and emails from hillary clinton’s private server. That has democrats in a fury are they’re verbally assaulting James Comey from every corner.
But it wasn’t always that way. Back in July democrats were effusive in their praise of Comey:
In July 2016, Clinton’s Campaign Put Out A Statement Touting James Comey As “Well-Respected” And Touting The Fact That Was “Confirmed By A 93-1 Vote.”“Throughout his long career in law enforcement, the independence of FBI chief James Comey has rarely been questioned. Comey is a well-respected Republican who served as George W. Bush’s Deputy Attorney General. And when President Obama tapped him to serve as Director of the FBI, he was confirmed by a 93-1 vote.” (“GOP Follows Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief Donald Trump Into Another Taxpayer-Funded Sham Inquiry,” Hillary For America, 7/7/16)
In July 2016, Brian Fallon Touted Comey’s Neutrality In His FBI Investigation, Citing His Previous Role As “Deputy Counsel On Senate Whitewater Committee That Investigated The Clintons In 90s” “Comey was not just Deputy AG under Bush 43. He was also deputy counsel on Senate Whitewater Committee that investigated the Clintons in 90s” (Brian Fallon, Twitter, 7/7/16)
In June 2016, Brian Fallon Called Trump’s Accusation That A Former FBI Official Was Lying “Pathetic.” “So now @realDonaldTrump is calling the former head of the FBI cyber division a liar? Pathetic.” (Brian Fallon, Twitter, 6/15/16)
On July, 12 2016, Clinton’s Campaign Released A Statement Slamming Republicans For Their Decisions To “Second-Guess” FBI Director Comey In The House Government Reform Committee. “Last Thursday, Republicans hauled FBI Director James Comey before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to second-guess his decision that ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would pursue a case over Clinton’s emails. But the hearing backfired on Republicans, who ended up eliciting fresh comments from Comey that were helpful to Clinton.” (“Here We Go Again: After Comey Hearing Backfires, GOP Launches Another Partisan Witch-hunt Against Justice Department’s Email Inquiry,” Hillary For America, 7/12/16)
In July 2016, The Clinton Campaign Put Out A Statement On The FBI Director Appearing In Front Of The House Committee Saying He “Shut The Door On Any Remaining Conspiracy Theories Once And For All.” “The Director’s explanations shut the door on any remaining conspiracy theories once and for all. While Republicans may try to keep this issue alive, this hearing proved those efforts will only backfire.” (Hillary for America Statement on FBI Director Comey’s Testimony Before House Committee,” Hillary For America, 7/7/16)
In July 2016 Donna Brazile Tweeted That Republicans Are “Damaging Rule Of Law By Attacking FBI Director Comey.” “Wash. Post Editorial Board: Republicans Are Damaging Rule Of Law By Attacking FBI Director Comey” (Donna Brazile, Twitter Feed, 7/7/16)
In July 2016 Donna Brazile Tweeted That It Is Simply Pathetic To Watch Members Of Congress Grill Director Comey Because He’s Not Playing Their Game Of Gotcha.” “Pathetic. Simply pathetic to watch members of Congress grill Director Comey because he’s not playing their game of gotcha. #Overreach” (Donna Brazile, Twitter Feed, 7/7/16)
In September 2015, Brian Fallon Said It Is “Shameless” To Try “To Bully The FBI Into Serving… Partisan Interests.” “Grassley now resorting to trying to bully the FBI into serving his partisan interests. Shameless.” (Brian Fallon, Twitter, 9/15/15)
In July 2013 The DNC Congratulated James Comey On His Confirmation As FBI Director. “Congratulations to James Comey on his confirmation as FBI Director.” (Democratic Party, Twitter Feed, 7/30/13)
They loved him:
There was also a time democrats loved a last minute surprise:
That’s because 24 years ago, as former President George H.W. Bush was surging back against challenger Bill Clinton, a special prosecutor raised new charges against Bush in the Iran-Contra probe, prompting Clinton to claim he was running against a “culture of corruption.”
There was a time Donna Brazile loved Comey and anyone questioning him was damaging the rule of law
But, sadly, no longer.
You cannot plumb the depths of their hypocrisy.
Huma Abedin swore under oath that she’d turned over all the emails and devices and swore she did not retain any of them.
But the new information that the FBI found State Department-related email on her home laptop also calls into question whether Abedin in fact turned over all of the devices she used to send and receive email while working at State. For her part, Abedin reportedly told the FBI she didn’t know her emails were on the laptop.
On June 28, 2016, Abedin said under oath in a sworn deposition that she looked for all devices that she thought contained government work on them so the records could be given to the State Department. (These records were subsequently reviewed by the FBI.)
“How did you go about searching for what records you may have in your possession to be returned to the State Department?” Attorney Ramona Cotca for Judicial Watch asked her.
“I looked for all the devices that may have any of my State Department work on it and returned — returned — gave them to my attorneys for them to review for all relevant documents. And gave them devices and paper,” Abedin answered.
650,000 emails are found on the computer she shared with Weiner and her explanation? She doesn’t know how it happened.
Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told colleagues she was taken aback when she learned that the FBI found her emails on a laptop belonging to her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, and doesn’t know how the messages got there, a source familiar with Abedin’s account told POLITICO on Sunday.
Word that Abedin claims to be unaware of the cache of messages came as a U.S. official revealed that the FBI obtained a warrant to examine the emails in greater detail.
Comey’s announcement is unusual, but everything about this election is unusual and that made me enjoy watching the irrepressible Trey Gowdy this morning
What would motivate Comey to make the announcement now? Most likely, the imminent disintegration of the FBI were he not to act:
James Comey’s decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.
‘The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn’t recommend an indictment against Hillary,’ said the source, a close friend who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass every week.
‘Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall,’ said the source. ‘They felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.’
Comey totally bungled the clinton email investigation. Watching his press conference in July, I and others were left feeling that it was like a football game. Comey took the ball down the field and had first and goal- and then punted. It was ridiculous. Comey let the criminals dictate the rules of the investigation. And the obama DOJ was stymieing all investigations into anything clinton all along the way.
The bottom line? Don’t blame Comey now for trying to make up for his utter failure in July. It wasn’t Comey who lied under oath about retaining emails- it was Abedin. It wasn’t Comey who was sexting underage girls- it was Abedin’s husband. It wasn’t Comey’s fault Abedin married him. It wasn’t Comey who chose Abedin to be the body woman- it was hillary. I don’t know what’s on those emails, but if any of them contain classified information, it cannot sanely be viewed as anything other than mishandling. And that’s in addition to perjury.
So stick a sock in it.
Team Clinton was concerned with their Weiner messing with underage girls in 2011