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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 07:21 AM

Comey's letter breaks with DOJ tradition and w/views of AG Loretta Lynch

Jane Mayer (who wrote the expose of Koch bros) in The New Yorker:

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.

James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting independently of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Congress saying that the F.B.I. had discovered e-mails that were potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server. 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.


http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/james-comey-broke-with-loretta-lynch-and-justice-department-tradition?mbid=nl_TNY+Template+-+With+Photo+%282%29&CNDID=16986866&spMailingID=9782449&spUserID=MTMzMTc5NjQ4OTQxS0&spJobID=1022323448&spReportId=MTAyMjMyMzQ0OAS2

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Reply Comey's letter breaks with DOJ tradition and w/views of AG Loretta Lynch (Original post)
ellenrr Oct 2016 OP
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SunSeeker Oct 2016 #2
Jarqui Oct 2016 #5
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uponit7771 Oct 2016 #7
SunSeeker Oct 2016 #3
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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 08:05 AM

2. No, Comey could not have "nailed Hillary last summer."

As he said in his press conference last summer, there was no evidence that she committed any criminal wrongdoing.


Enough with the right-wing talking points.

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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 08:30 AM

6. Comey could not recommend charges without evidence.

He had no evidence. That is why he did not recommend that the Attorney General bring charges. It certainly was not because he was a fan of Hillary. His press conference made clear his attitude about Hillary was the same as his GOP compatriots.

It is right wing talking points that flood the MSM that cause the sort of poll numbers you quote. That is no reason to repeat these talking points, whether you are left or not. And they certainly should not be posted on this Democratic site.


BTW, the FBI does not bring charges; it investigates and recommends to the Attorney General whether she should bring charges. The ultimate decision to bring charges, regardless of the FBI's recommendation, is at the discretion of the Attorney General.

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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 09:16 AM

7. Its irrelevant what the majority thought its more relavaent what the law says...

... and the law says she didn't do anything to support taking her to trial over the emails.

Comey professionaly and ethically had no position to editorialize what he thought in regards to the investigation either, who gives a fuck what he thinks about so and so I want to know what the law says.

It is wingerish to laud ones reality over reality itself

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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 08:07 AM

3. Indeed he did break DOJ policy. On so many levels. nt

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