There’s no doubt that there are big problems at the FBI. Hopefully we can get to the bottom of it. Comey’s a really good place to start.
The Justice Department’s inspector general announced Thursday that he would investigate a number of FBI and Justice Department decisions leading up to the 2016 election, most prominently FBI Director James Comey’s announcement of a potential development in the dormant probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server ten days prior to Election Day.
According to a statement published Thursday, Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz would investigate allegations “leading up to or relating to” announcements from FBI Director James Comey on July 5, Oct. 28, and Nov. 6, to determine if “underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations, among other things.
The inspector general said he would investigate the release of “certain Freedom of Information Act documents on October 30 and November 1,” likely referring to documents relating to then-President Bill Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich, a man who had supported what what was then called the William J. Clinton Foundation. The FBI caused a stir when it tweeted out a link to those documents, as well as other previously released documents, including some related to President-elect Donald Trump’s father and retired CIA director David Petraeus.
What all this looks like is the FBI playing games and inserting themselves into elections. That cannot be allowed.
Comey needs to go. I doubt anyone (D or R) trusts him. Hope your reputation was worth it, James.
Will be interesting, but I expect an effort to kill the investigation at some point. As for Comey I suspect he’ll resign at some point after Trump lines up a stooge to replace him.
Draining the swamp should start with this. In the age of instant information and mass distribution, any meddling by any agency in elections should be brought to light and punished. Did our acceptance of reality TV spill over into real life so that we are now numb to this?
“Did our acceptance of reality TV spill over into real life so that we are now numb to this?”
I’ll confess, I’ve watched my fair share (probably more than my fair share) of reality TV. There’s one thing that every reality TV show does – create drama by focusing one one thing, one small truth or slight. On TV this results in “friendships” ending – because what was done/said was so horrible. The next two episodes focus on the drama, and everyone weighs in. The following episode shows everyone together at some event, being all lovey dovey, while the next drama unfolds.
This is our government on Trump. I’m sure not everything in that BuzzFeed article was true, but I’d bet money some of it was. Enter the drama, the outrage. Trump goes off, focusing on the parts that aren’t true and lumping the entire document together – while trashing people left and right. (He’ll love them again soon enough) This is how he discredits information. If one part is incorrect then it’s all lies.
Here’s the thing, tho. As someone who watches reality TV there’s one thing I know, and that’s… no one escapes the horrible person seat. Poll numbers are showing the future. Trump is heading for that seat. At a record pace.