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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:12 AM

One Theory as to Why FBI's Comey Publicly Revealed Investigation on Clinton, but Not Trump

[ 1 ] James Comey and other investigators were seeing the same political polls that all of us were seeing

They probably believed that support for Hillary was strong enough to sustain some battering, and may have had strong indications from the beginning that she would be vindicated well before the election. It appears that Comey decided to make public the investigation into Hillary's emails because he knew that it wouldn't actually go anywhere. But that's not the end of the story. WHY would he bring it up at all?

[ 2 ] It seems logical that - because the investigation into Trump and his campaign was in progress - they wanted to give the Trump camp a false sense of security.

By misdirecting everyone's attention to their investigation into Hillary Clinton, Trump and his cronies felt confident that they could continue whatever shenanigans they were up to (which I don't pretend to know, although I think we will eventually find out about). This theory is based on an old saying: Give him enough rope to hang himself. By creating this false sense of confidence among the Trump camp, the investigators could continue to monitor them into the election and beyond. And it looks like they did exactly that. And we are now just beginning to see the results of those investigations.

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After wondering for months why the hell Comey would appear to be so partisan, and so clearly ignored the reports of some tenuous connections between Trump and his campaign with the Russians, it hit me that, perhaps, there were very sound reasons for Corey's behavior.

I repeat, I think that Comey decided - based on fairly consistent polls, and an apparent advantage in the Electoral College - that Hillary Clinton would be able to withstand some temporary, negative publicity, and would emerge the winner. Conversely, had he made the Trump investigation public, they would not have been able to gather enough solid evidence to bring charges against the Trump team.

At this point, there are real questions about the legitimacy and even the permanence of Trump's entire administration. Anything can happen now. And it certainly seems that something big is about to happen.

Please Note -- This is a THEORY. I have no inside track, no source of information that you don't have. But I'm starting to believe that my frustration with Comey may have been misplaced. I would be very interested in your insights and reactions. - Dave

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Reply One Theory as to Why FBI's Comey Publicly Revealed Investigation on Clinton, but Not Trump (Original post)
IndianaDave Mar 2017 OP
global1 Mar 2017 #1
Jonny Appleseed Mar 2017 #2
NBachers Mar 2017 #3
Wellstone ruled Mar 2017 #4
JayhawkSD Mar 2017 #5
Wounded Bear Mar 2017 #6
denbot Mar 2017 #7
canetoad Mar 2017 #8
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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:16 AM

1. Very Plausible....nt

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:21 AM

2. I believed that he didn't think she would lose either, just wanted to help down ballots

 

A lot of them were campaigning under the assumption of Clinton's victory.

I mean Obama trusted him to end, vouching for Comey at his final presser as president. Although I do think Obama was pretty naive (Michelle agreed) toward the end. He actually thought that "office would humble" Donald Trump.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:21 AM

3. How would "Comey says nothing" have sent the Trumpskis scurrying into the bushes?

Where do Giuliani and the New York Hillary Hating FBI Fraternity fit into this neatly stacked deck?

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:46 AM

4. Comey knew very well what he was doing.

 

His job was protected and he knew he had bullshited Lynch via the meeting she had with Bill Clinton. When that story broke,you could tell something major was about to pop.

Comey is not a innocent participant,he had skin in this game and he is a Political wannabe.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:53 AM

5. This whole idea make very little sense.

 

Why would the FBI, or the Director of the FBI, be involved in electioneering at all, on either side? Not only is that not the purview of the FBI, it is gross impropriety.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:00 AM

6. I don't really buy it...

if that was all it was, why did he take 8 DAYS to publish the "nothing here" letter.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:09 AM

7. I agree he thought Hillary would win, but wanted to insure she did not get a D Senate.

I also believe that he was caught off guard by the effectiveness of Russia's interference with the selection of tRump.
I also hope that he will rise to the occasion and insure that the cancer that has infected the highest levels of our government will rot in our deepest federal dungeons.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:25 AM

8. Good post. K&R

I've been considering similar reasons. There's a lot of Comey dislike here but I don't think he's a stupid man. How could he not get caught trying to influence the election for Trump? Always felt there was a lot going on that we did not know about.

Now with the revelation that the investigation started last year, your theory makes a lot of sense. He was appointed by Barrack Obama, whose judgement is surely not that wrong.

Of course Comey thought Hillary was going to win. We all did.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:36 AM

9. He didn't have to make a choice and say squat about either one of them and he shouldn't have

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 03:06 AM

10. Your theory is as good as anyone.

I do not think anyone including Trump and Putin saw this actually working. Like a dog who chased and ran a car off the road what to do now?

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