Surprising the October Surprise

Keep polishing. Long strokes, too.

Keep polishing. Long strokes, too.

The New Yorker tells us :

Coming less than two weeks before the Presidential election, Comey’s decision to make public new evidence that may raise additional legal questions about Clinton was contrary to the views of the Attorney General, according to a well-informed Administration official. Lynch expressed her preference that Comey follow the department’s longstanding practice of not commenting on ongoing investigations, and not taking any action that could influence the outcome of an election, but he said that he felt compelled to do otherwise.

Comey’s decision is a striking break with the policies of the Department of Justice, according to current and former federal legal officials. Comey, who is a Republican appointee of President Obama, has a reputation for integrity and independence, but his latest action is stirring an extraordinary level of concern among legal authorities, who see it as potentially affecting the outcome of the Presidential and congressional elections.

…and then there’s this bit of reporting that kinda opens one’s eyes:

So… given that FBI Director’s 10-year terms are designed to that the sitting preznint cannot fire them, what penalty will Comey face if it really does turn out that this was a hit job (as it almost certainly seems that it is)? I doubt he wanted another 10-year term, and I know that this Congress would not consider impeaching him.

So, would it be irresponsible to speculate that Comey just resuscitated his future career in Wingnut Welfare (which he certainly destroyed by not indicting Clinton as The New Confederacy surely wanted)? It would be irresponsible not to! (Thanks, Peg!)

Let’s put this one in Claim Chowder: I predict he’s gonna end up in a Right Wing Think Tank (I’ll even be specific for this Claim Chowder: Standford’s Hoover Institute is my bet).

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11 Responses to Surprising the October Surprise

  1. roket says:

    This is a poor excuse for a Reichstag fire.

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  2. Ray says:

    Comey should very quietly resign and stay low for awhile. The actions he choose clearly demonstrates an intent to effect the election for the GOP. A further investigation may just provide evidence of him breaking the law. One thing is sure his credibility is trashed.

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  3. moeman says:

    Hillary has single-handedly murdered 40+ people. Whats one more?

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  4. C Montgomery Burns says:

    If there is a god of Karma, Comey would face both an internal investigation and a congressional one.
    To top it off losing his federal pension would be the sweet cherry on top of the CYA cake.

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  5. RWW says:

    Huma Abedin used 4 email accounts which the FBI was well aware of when the witch hunt started. There is zero chance any of these “newly discovered” emails turn out to be something that wasn’t already seen before. If they’d started comparing these “new” emails weeks ago to the same ones they’ve always had, there’d be no October surprise. It’s obvious the only reason to delay and now salaciously raise the issue of these “new” emails was specifically to create an October surprise and attempt to damage Hillary.

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  6. nonnie9999 says:

    I think Comey should be very careful if he is ever around Trumpelthinskin, because we know how Sniffy McSniffypants likes to grab pussies. I don’t think Comey is particularly interested in any future political positions. He can make plenty of money on the speaking circuit. I think he is afraid of the Rethugs. He is so terrified of Chaffetz and the other stooges slapping his wrist that he gave them exactly what they wanted right before the election. I think Comey thinks of himself as some kind of saint or boy scout who is above the fray in D.C.. I think he’s just a sanctimonious asshole who wants to make sure his own ass is covered, and he doesn’t give a shit about the country.

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  7. HarpoSnarx says:

    Apparently the amount of our domestic enemies are about equal with the foreign ones.

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  8. Jim says:

    Whatever Comey may be mouthing now, as was noted above, the FBI has had Weiner/Abedin’s emails for months. This was not a sudden revelation. It’s typical GOP ratfucking/October surprise that they have been doing every election since 1968.

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    • RWW says:

      My theory is that Chaffetz or one of the other Repuke Congresscritters read in the FBI notes that were stupidly turned over to them that Huma was questioned about her email practices and said she sometimes used a laptop shared with Weinerdick. Knowing that Weinerdick’s laptop was in the FBI’s possession, all it took was a phone call to Comey to let loose his October surprise under this flimsy pretense. The fact that his letter says next to nothing, but opens up endless scandal-mongering, also allows Comey to look like a Boy Scout who was trying to do the right thing without being too heavy handed about it (laugh).

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  9. lahru says:

    I wouldn’t want to be Comey going to work Monday morning.
    The reputation of the agency has been soiled by his actions, calling into question the integrity of the agency. Career agents are principled folks and don’t take kindly to anyone, anyone dragging them and their workplace into the gutter of politics. I would not be surprised if he was to resign soon after the election due to being ostracized by many at the agency.

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  10. Uncle Crcker says:

    …a long way from Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

    This partisan hack who some seemed to think above the fray, has proven himself to be a tool of the right. Lesson here…never, never trust anyone from that side to be objective, never!
    It isn’t “both sides” or “they all do it”, bullshat!
    We cannot even attempt to compromise, compromise is a tool of the weak to them.

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