Election 2016

James Comey Shit the Bed, Again

Written by SK Ashby

This isn't quite as bad as tipping the scales toward Trump in the 2016 election by unilaterally hyping a nothingburger, but it's related to that.

FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week and, when he was asked about his decision to spoil the election, Comey stated that FBI agents discovered thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton that Huma Abedin forwarded to Anthony Weiner so he could print them for her.

According to Pro Publica, that didn't happen.

According to two sources familiar with the matter — including one in law enforcement — Abedin forwarded only a handful of Clinton emails to her husband for printing — not the “hundreds and thousands” cited by Comey. It does not appear Abedin made “a regular practice” of doing so. Other officials said it was likely that most of the emails got onto the computer as a result of backups of her Blackberry.

The FBI is reportedly struggling to figure out how to properly correct the record. Unfortunately they can't correct the election.

I would say James Comey needs to resign but, frankly, I'm afraid someone much worse would be chosen by Trump to replace him. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.