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In ABC TV interview, former FBI director says US president was a ‘stain’ on everyone who worked for him
Comey said Obama’s public statements about the investigation “jeopardized” the investigation’s credibility in multiple interviews and seemed to absolve Clinton of any crime before FBI investigators completed their work.
“Contributing to this problem, regrettably, was President Obama. He had jeopardized the Department of Justice’s credibility in the investigation by saying in a 60 Minutes interview on Oct. 11, 2015, that Clinton’s email use was “a mistake” that had not endangered national security,” Comey writes. “Then on Fox News on April 10, 2016, he said that Clinton may have been careless but did not do anything to intentionally harm national security, suggesting that the case involved overclassification of material in the government.”
“President Obama is a very smart man who understands the law very well. To this day, I don’t know why he spoke about the case publicly and seemed to absolve her before a final determination was made. If the president had already decided the matter, an outside observer could reasonably wonder, how on earth could his Department of Justice do anything other than follow his lead.”
originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: xuenchen
I still remember when Trump tweeted that Obama wiretapped him and everyone said it was bullish!t.
originally posted by: UnBreakable
a reply to: xuenchen
Even Chris Christy, who worked for/with Comey for seven years, said yesterday that Comey’s vendetta against Trump is politically motivated.
originally posted by: Nickn3
I have no doubt Hillary got a "get out of jail free card" from the Obama administration, and I would like to personally thank Jim Comey for the announcement to reopen the Hillary Clinton investigation. I feel sure it cost her the election and after a fashion, justice was serviced. That being said, absolutely no civil servant should be able to play fast and loose with a presidential election. It undermines the confidence of the people in the Central Government and that can not be allowed.
I am sure Jim Comey was in a no win position, and as distasteful as that must have been, sometimes the measure of a man is how well you lose.