James Comey: On the one hand, you have to pity the guy for his weak decision-making skills, which made him an object of scorn first by the Republicans, second by the Democrats, and now by the Republicans again. On the other hand, you have to admire his speed-reading skills, which somehow enabled him to digest the contents of 650,000 emails in a few days, rather than months as predicted.
As the Daily Mail and other news outlets noted, the FBI director announced late this afternoon that, based on his agency’s review of email correspondence between Huma Abebin and Hillary Clinton found on the cell phone of Abebin’s estranged husband, Athony Weiner, he will not change the recommendations he made to the Attorney General in July. Which is to say, he will not recommend that Hillary Clinton be indicted.
If this looks bad — and it does — it looks even worse in light of Barack Obama’s statement last week that
the Cambidge Police Comey had acted stupidly. This after claiming earlier that he thought Comey’s renewed investigation was justifued and even earlier than that he wouldn’t interfere in the Justice Department’s handling of this matter.
A tweet by USA for Donald Trump advised:
FBI Director Comey just made it very clear, we need to DRAIN THE SWAMP! All of it!
— USA For Trump 2016 (@USAforTrump2016) November 6, 2016
I couldn’t agree more. Meantime, a user who goes by the handle #FreeJulian wryly observed:
It took FBI Director Comey 1 yr to go through 60K emails, and 4 days to go through 650K emails. Nothing to see here folks! #RiggedSystem
— AFuckingWhiteMale (@Funkspunk777) November 6, 2016
If you find all of this revolting and wonder what will come tripping next off James Comey’s tongue, bear in mind there are two more days until the election. He could change his mind a half dozen times between now and then.