FBI Director Says Critics Are “Full of Baloney”

By Charlie Spierling, 9-8-16 at Breitbart:

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FBI director James Comey is defending his decision to recommend against prosecuting Hillary Clinton, in an unusual memo to co-workers after the Labor Day weekend.

Comey insisted that the bureau’s decisions on the case were “honest, competent, and independent.”

“Those suggesting that we are ‘political’ or part of some ‘fix’ either don’t know us, or they are full of baloney (and maybe some of both),” Comey wrote in the memo that was first obtained by CNN.

Comey defended his decision to release the heavily redacted documents on the investigation of Clinton on the Friday before Labor Day weekend, asserting that the date was merely a coincidence.

“I almost ordered the material held until Tuesday because I knew we would take all kinds of grief for releasing it before a holiday weekend, but my judgment was that we had promised transparency and it would be game-playing to withhold it from the public just to avoid folks saying stuff about us,” he wrote.” We don’t play games.”

He again defended his decision not to prosecute Clinton, assuring them that the “case was not a cliff-hanger; despite all the chest-beating by people no longer in government, there really wasn’t a prosecutable case.”

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Here is an excerpt from Comey’s memo (emphasis mine):

You may be sick of this, but let me leave you with a few words about how I have been describing the email investigation in private to our former employees as I meet them around the country. I explain to them that there are two aspects to this: (1) our judgment about the facts and prosecutive merit; and (2) how we decided to talk about that judgment. I tell them that the difficult decision is actually the second part, not the first. At the end of the day, the case itself was not a cliff-hanger; despite all the chest-beating by people no longer in government, there really wasn’t a prosecutable case. The hard part was whether to offer unprecedented transparency about our thinking. I explain to our alumni that I struggled with that part, but decided the way to protect the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the American people’s sense of justice was to announce it in the way we did – with extraordinary transparency and without any kind of coordination.

I explain to our alums that I’m okay if folks have a different view of the investigation (although I struggle to see how they actually could, especially when they didn’t do the investigation), or about the wisdom of announcing it as we did (although even with hindsight I think that was the best course), but I have no patience for suggestions that we conducted ourselves as anything but what we are –  honest, competent, and independent.  Those suggesting that we are “political” or part of some “fix” either don’t know us, or they are full of baloney (and maybe some of both).

I will try not to bother you with this any longer.

Jim Comey

There are so many things wrong with that memo, it’s hard to know where to start. First of all, Comey’s choices were to either let her go or take a chance on himself or a family member ‘having a fatal accident.’ Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of evidence to know that’s just how things work in Hillary’s world.

But to say that the case wasn’t prosecutable is a lie to himself and to every other American. Regardless of the frequency or the quantity of Hillary’s emails, the fact that she did it at all is against the law. She knew it, Comey knows and so does the rest of the world. She should have been charged after the very first email they found with classified information in it.

There’s no doubt in my mind that he was threatened in some way, otherwise there wouldn’t be a need to tell his employees how he’s explaining it. He doesn’t say he’s telling the truth – instead he’s letting them in on what the story is and the implication is for them to also stick to this story.

The truth comes naturally to people who are ‘honest, competent, and independent’ so they don’t need a story, and dumping material on a Friday afternoon before a 3-day weekend is not ‘unprecedented transparency.’

Midway in his memo he says ‘you may be sick of this’ and he signed off by practically apologizing to his employees for bothering them with this. What kind of boss cares if his employees are sick of their job and apologizes to those under him for doing his job?? My guess is it’s because he knows those agents worked their tails off going through those emails for months only to have him shrug it off and let Hillary go with not so much as a warning.

That’s got to be a slap in the face to the agents that worked on this, just as it is to us who have the good sense to know she ought to be in jail, not running for president. Comey’s the one full of baloney (or something) here.

~Kathy



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4 replies

  1. I personally doubt that Comey was threatened outright if he didn’t play ball, but I don’t doubt that he understood there would be risks to him and to his future if he defied the will of the Obama/Clinton cabal. If I had to guess the ultimate reasons behind what Comey did though, I would say he pulled a John Roberts. There’s something about Comey that made him acceptable to Obama & Co., even though he was liked and respected by many on the right. I suspect it’s that quality that would allow him to put his own judgment ahead of the law for the “good of the people,” or to allow himself to be convinced that’s what he was doing. He may have thought that to indict the Democrat nominee just before a hotly contested election would throw the country into chaos. There’s probably a bit of truth to that; however, that’s not how these things are supposed to be decided, and Comey had no right to play God. I’m glad that he’s lost the respect of so many good people who will always know that, for whatever the reason, he allowed the process he was in charge of to be corrupted and he tainted the entire Bureau in the process. I’m sure it hurts and the pain is well-deserved.

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  2. What Brian said. I agree completely.

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  3. Comey’s proven himself to be just another political whore with absolutely no credibility or integrity.

    Frankly, I don’t care WHY he sold out; I only care THAT he sold out. And that’s exactly what he did.

    He threw away his own reputation, and while doing so managed to damage the reputation of the entire FBI.

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    • Yes, he did – he sold out big time and Hillary goes free just as myself and many others said she would. There was no way in hell that Comey, Lynch or anyone else was going to take down the Dems’ primo candidate – not and live to tell about it. I’m not saying what he did was right, because it certainly wasn’t, but it is also predictable. The tone of his memo confirms what a weakling he is and it confirms why he was chosen for the job. Maybe instead of being threatened, he’s in cahoots with the Clintons, Idk. Either way, he’s still a whore and a liar just like the rest of them.

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