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FBI Director James Comey’s recent letter to Congress about the Hillary Clinton email investigation is looking more and more like a political dirty trick. Earlier this evening, we learned that the FBI didn't have a warrant to read the emails discovered on Anthony Weiner’s computer, and therefore Comey doesn’t know if they are even significant to the Clinton investigation. Now, Shareblue reports that Comey may have provided early access to his innuendo-filled letter to Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, enabling him to tweet about it and frame the media narrative before Democratic members of Congress even received copies of the letter.

 

Here is the statement by a senior Democratic congressional aide (emphasis in original):

Democratic Ranking Members on the relevant committees didn’t receive Comey’s letter until after the Republican Chairmen. In fact, the
Democratic Ranking Members didn’t receive it until after the the Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee,
Jason Chaffetz, tweeted it out and made it public.
<<<<Violation of the Hatch Act

If true, this implies that FBI Director Comey may have deliberately helped Republicans by giving them a heads-up about his bombshell letter while depriving Democrats in Congress of an equal opportunity to consider its contents and prepare their reaction to it in the media.

 

This may constitute evidence of intent to influence the presidential election, which would be a violation of the Hatch Act. If Comey had acted evenhandedly, he would have sent the letter to both Republican and Democratic members of Congress at the same time.

 

James Comey’s reckless and possibly illegal actions as FBI Director in this case need to be investigated. He is the story now — not Hillary Clinton’s emails.

 

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/10/29/1588520/-BREAKING-Senior-Congressional-Aide-Says-Chaffetz-Tweeted-Comey-Letter-Before-Democrats-Even-Saw-It

 

"But an official doesn’t need to have a specific intent — or desire — to influence an election to be in violation of the Hatch Act or government ethics rules. The rules are violated if it is obvious that the official’s actions could influence the election, there is no other good reason for taking those actions, and the official is acting under pressure from persons who obviously do want to influence the election."

 

And evidence of "intent" is in the sway of public polls following the announcement.

 

 

New poll: 34 percent 'less likely' to vote for Clinton after new email revelations.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/30/new-poll-34-percent-less-likely-to-vote-for-clinton-after-new-email-revelations.html

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FBI Director James Comey’s recent letter to Congress about the Hillary Clinton email investigation is looking more and more like a political dirty trick. Earlier this evening, we learned that the FBI didn't have a warrant to read the emails discovered on Anthony Weiner’s computer, and therefore Comey doesn’t know if they are even significant to the Clinton investigation. Now, Shareblue reports that Comey may have provided early access to his innuendo-filled letter to Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, enabling him to tweet about it and frame the media narrative before Democratic members of Congress even received copies of the letter.

 

Here is the statement by a senior Democratic congressional aide (emphasis in original):

Democratic Ranking Members on the relevant committees didn’t receive Comey’s letter until after the Republican Chairmen. In fact, the
Democratic Ranking Members didn’t receive it until after the the Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Jason Chaffetz, tweeted it out
and made it public.

If true, this implies that FBI Director Comey may have deliberately helped Republicans by giving them a heads-up about his bombshell letter while depriving Democrats in Congress of an equal opportunity to consider its contents and prepare their reaction to it in the media.

 

This may constitute evidence of intent to influence the presidential election, which would be a violation of the Hatch Act. If Comey had acted evenhandedly, he would have sent the letter to both Republican and Democratic members of Congress at the same time.

 

James Comey’s reckless and possibly illegal actions as FBI Director in this case need to be investigated. He is the story now — not Hillary Clinton’s emails.

 

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/10/29/1588520/-BREAKING-Senior-Congressional-Aide-Says-Chaffetz-Tweeted-Comey-Letter-Before-Democrats-Even-Saw-It

 

"But an official doesn’t need to have a specific intent — or desire — to influence an election to be in violation of the Hatch Act or government ethics rules. The rules are violated if it is obvious that the official’s actions could influence the election, there is no other good reason for taking those actions, and the official is acting under pressure from persons who obviously do want to influence the election."

 

And evidence of "intent" is in the sway of public polls following the announcement.

 

 

New poll: 34 percent 'less likely' to vote for Clinton after new email revelations.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/30/new-poll-34-percent-less-likely-to-vote-for-clinton-after-new-email-revelations.html

 

 

Comey broke a lot of laws knowing there was no evidence. I would not want to be in his shoes. Non CONS know how to reach out and touch someone.

 

I realize that Comey merely a servant for the criminal elite. He should have thought twice about doing this. He pissed off a lot of people. I would not be shocked if after the election somebody gives him lead poisoning. He's probably pissed off a lot of people in the agency and they will probably be the ones who take him out.

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