But Her Emails!

Wingnuttia is still working on History’s Greatest Monster: Hillary Clinton! And now they think that they have found the missing link, smoking gun, and Nessie all rolled up into one! Take it away, Tiger Beat!

Former FBI Director James Comey began drafting a statement rejecting the idea of criminal charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her private email account about two months or more before Clinton was interviewed in the FBI probe, according to partial transcripts of interviews released Thursday by two Republican senators.

Gasp! He was preparing statements! Ahead of giving them?!

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham said they obtained the transcripts from the Office of Special Counsel, a government watchdog agency that launched an investigation into whether Comey’s actions violated a federal law against government employees engaging in political activity while on duty.

And if they had found a crime, you know what? Comey would have been preparing a statement in advance, too, also.

I’m not a Director of the FBI, and I don’t play one on TV.  But I have had to make statements that carry the burden of being legally binding, and have them approved. It can take weeks to get something through a bureaucracy, so you start early and expect rounds of changes as approvals and re-wording advice is returned, and then the lawyers get their billable hands on it…

It seems to me that if there was going to be a big reveal, Comey and his team would have already had the info early in the investigation, and would be looking for supporting evidence to make their case air-tight. His professional expertise is how he got to that point in his career.

This sounds like fishing.

And right on cue:

…and yet he won.

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5 Responses to But Her Emails!

  1. Oblios_Cap says:

    I doubt Mueller is wasting any time drafting a statement about Donnie Two Scoops’ innocence, though.

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  2. RWW says:

    I wonder if those same drafts contained the outrageous and unprofessional characterizations he made about Hillary in that press statement he gave at the time her exoneration was announced?


  3. Trump is the kind of guy who says, “I didn’t study for the test, but I still passed! Studying is for suckers!” because as Tevye said, ‘When you’re rich people think you really KNOOOOW”

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  4. Mookie says:

    Once again, someone who prepared to do their job is suspect for being competent and diligent (comparatively speaking because, as RWW notes, Comey played both sides here anyway). Fans of easily-malleable, smooth-brained Dunning-Kruger posterboys clutch pearls while the couches are prepared for fainting purposes.


  5. paul fredine says:

    no matter who’s running in 2020 (i can only hope trump’s in a padded cell by then ranting at the walls) i have a feeling they’ll be revisiting the GREAT EMAIL DEBACLE as if it was the defining moment in american democracy and how we were saved by the republican triumph of 2016.


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