FBI Director Jim Comey wants people to believe that “We don’t play games” and the only reason the notes from Hillary Clinton’s FBI interview were released on the Friday before Labor Day is because that is when they were ready.
This is according to an internal memo obtained first by CNN.
Comey has been criticized widely, even by comics, for what was a blatant political move. The truth is he didn’t want the notes read or he would have published them the following Tuesday.
“I almost ordered the material held until Tuesday because I knew we would take all kinds of grief for releasing it before a holiday weekend, but my judgment was that we had promised transparency and it would be game-playing to withhold it from the public just to avoid folks saying stuff about us,” Comey wrote in the memo, demonstrating he had considered the point.
“We don’t play games,” he continued. “So we released it Friday. We are continuing to process more material and will release batches of documents as they are ready, no matter the day of the week.”
Though he described Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state as “extremely careless,” Comey insisted Wednesday that his decision to not recommend charges against her was not a close call.
“At the end of the day, the case itself was not a cliff-hanger; despite all the chest-beating by people no longer in government, there really wasn’t a prosecutable case,” he wrote.
Then he said, “Those suggesting that we are ‘political’ or part of some ‘fix’ either don’t know us, or they are full of baloney (and maybe some of both),” the memo read.
He’s the one who is full of it.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Comey and his staff at the FBI were acting as “political operators.”
“It’s like the most buried time you could ever put out a story. I’m surprised,” Ryan told WRJN’s Glenn Klein. I can’t believe that they would do what is such a patently political move. It makes them look like political operators versus law enforcement officers.”
The FBI looks politicized and corrupt. Comey has no one to blame but himself. He was counting on Americans being too stupid to realize and the media adequately covering for him.
It even brought out criticism from the left-wing comedian Stephen Colbert.
Have you heard about the latest FBI report on Hillary Clinton’s emails? Probably not, because they put it out the Friday before Labor Day. You couldn’t hide that news more if you welded it inside a lead capsule and fired it into the heart of the sun.