Monday, October 31, 2016
FBI Director, James B. Comey, Reopens Hillary Clinton Email Investigation
Breaking news… FBI Director, James B. Comey, is once again in the 'hot seat.'
First, it is my opinion that Director Comey is doing the right thing by notifying Congressional members of the recent developments in the Hillary Clinton ‘email investigation.’ Moreover, I don’t think he had any other viable choice in the matter. But, I also believe that he put himself in the box by not following normal and customary FBI procedures initially. Meaning…?
The FBI is now, and always has been, an investigative agency. Usual procedure in FBI investigations is to conduct same in a thorough manner; and then present the results to the regional United States Attorney; or in this instance it would have been the United States Attorney General (Loretta Lynch). Comey put himself in the spotlight for questionable reasons, or at the direction of Lynch, when he gave his famous, or infamous depending upon your point-of-view, analysis of the original Clinton email investigation – and that said case had no prosecutive merit.
Why did he do that? I’m not sure. Perhaps, it was a matter of self-assertion (I’m a player too), or perhaps self-promotion (political ambitions.) Or, maybe, it was at the direction of someone in the Obama administration (like the President himself) to take the focus off Lynch and her very inappropriate meeting on the tarmac with Bill Clinton. If Lynch would have allowed Hillary to ‘walk,’ the public would have screamed ‘cover-up,’ and with some justification. So, it probably appeared like a good move to everyone, including Comey, that he give the prosecutorial opinion.
But, don’t tell me that Comey made the decision on his own. I just can’t buy it. Obama was in. Lynch was in. It all seemed so simple and clean at the time – to the ‘players’ at least.
Comey is in a bind. I wonder how this will all work-out – his career that is. Now, certain members of Congress are throwing their weight around – saying Comey has violated the Hatch Act. That is just ‘eye wash’ folks. Politics talking. It’s not going to happen. Comey, as of now, is doing the right thing. Let's see how it plays out.
The Clinton Foundation is still on the FBI's table. More to come I predict.
Interesting Presidential election, isn't it?
Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity (The FBI Motto)