FBI Director James Comey shocked the nation when he publicly sent a letter to Congress that he was reopening the criminal investigation into Hillary's e-mail scandal just 11 days before the Nov. 8 election. But the people perhaps the most shocked, aside from Hillary, were the Department of Justice, the White House and Democrats.
During his first investigation into Hillary's use of a private, unauthorized e-mail server to handle classified information and let it get into the wrong hands, Comey acknowledged the Hillary was "extremely careless" and that similar actions by others rightfully warranted prosecution, but he passionately insisted that he didn't have enough reason to recommend Hillary for prosecution. Comey appeared to work closely with the DOJ and the White House on that investigation, which led to many allegations that he was being pressured by Obama's administration to not prosecute Hillary and potentially ruin her chances at being president.
But that all changed yesterday. And now Democrats are taking action against Comey and claiming he's doing all of this purely to help the Republicans win, according to Politicus USA.
In a statement, the Democratic Coalition Against Trump said they "filed a complaint with the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility on Friday against FBI Director James Comey for interfering in the Presidential election, following the FBI’s decision to open up an investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails this close to Election Day. Federal employees are forbidden from participating in political activities under the Hatch Act."
They expressed their obvious fury, saying, “It is absolutely absurd that FBI Director Comey would support Donald Trump like this with only 11 days to go before the election. It is an obvious attack from a lifelong Republican who used to serve in the Bush White House, just to undermine her campaign. Comey needs to focus on stopping terrorists and protecting America, not investigating our soon to be President-Elect Hillary Clinton.”
In an internal memo obtained by Fox News, Comey explained, “Of course we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record."
He added a caution about making too big of a deal out of this renewed investigation, saying, “At the same time, however, given that we do not know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression. In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter, and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but I wanted you to hear directy [sic] from me about it."
But it's obvious to many Republicans and analysts that Comey would not be doing this if he didn't believe that this new evidence was big enough to majorly effect the American voter.
According to the Washington Post, a Department of Justice official confirmed, "Comey made an independent decision to alert the Hill. He is operating independently of the Justice Department. And he knows it.”
What do you think of this?