James Comey Liberal Monster to Liberal Martyr in 24 Hours

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James Comey Liberal Monster to Liberal Martyr in 24 Hours

Yes­ter­day I was hav­ing a late lunch with my old­est and won­der­ing what I would write about today, then I got home and saw this:

Pres­i­dent Trump has fired the direc­tor of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, over his han­dling of the inves­ti­ga­tion into Hillary Clinton’s emails, the White House said Tuesday.

HotAir expands on this:

Comey has had a strange ride in Wash­ing­ton. When he was inves­ti­gat­ing Hillary Clinton’s emails, con­ser­v­a­tives hoped he would be the per­son to finally hold a Clin­ton respon­si­ble for mis­be­hav­ior. When he announced there would be no charges, pro­gres­sives praised him and con­ser­v­a­tives were furi­ous he had balked. Then when he sent the let­ter last Octo­ber and Hillary sub­se­quently lost the elec­tion, he became every progressive’s most-​hated-​man-​in-​Washington again. In the end, this gaffe proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was appar­ently too much for the Trump admin­is­tra­tion to take.

The gaffe they are refer­ring to are reports that his tes­ti­mony before con­gress con­cern­ing Hillary’s emails was less that accu­rate:

But were the orig­i­nal claims about the extent of Huma’s doc­u­ment dis­per­sion accu­rate? I ran across an inter­est­ing piece at Prop­ub­lica which claims that their inves­ti­ga­tions, includ­ing reports from unnamed sources “close to the inves­ti­ga­tion” revealed that Comey’s com­ments were “inac­cu­rate” and the real num­bers would be shown to be far lower. Can that be real? It may all come down to semantics.

The prob­lem: Much of what Comey said about this was inac­cu­rate. Now the FBI is try­ing to fig­ure out what to do about it.

FBI offi­cials have pri­vately acknowl­edged that Comey mis­stated what Abe­din did and what the FBI inves­ti­ga­tors found. On Mon­day, the FBI was said to be prepar­ing to cor­rect the record by send­ing a let­ter to Con­gress later this week. But that plan now appears on hold, with the bureau unde­cided about what to do.

Wow! If this is true then it’s a real bomb­shell they’ve got on their hands.

Well given the ani­mus of the left toward Mr. Comey you would think this would be the cause of unmit­i­gated joy

Or not

And it’s reached the point where mem­bers of con­gress are call­ing for a spe­cial prosecutor:

For myself I’m indif­fer­ent, I never cared for Comey and I won’t be cry­ing any tears for him but it just seems like just two days ago when the left was attack­ing James Comey and Hillary was blam­ing him for her defeat and now the left has decided that remov­ing the man they con­sid­ered pub­lic enemy num­ber one is prac­ti­cally grounds for impeach­ment. Per­haps this is sim­i­lar to their argu­ment against Trump Exec­u­tive Order in court where they claim the same text if offered by a Pres­i­dent Clin­ton would be legal. This sug­gests that when it comes down to it, the only stan­dard the Demo­c­rat have is: “Can we uses this for our polit­i­cal advan­tage at this moment?” That’s quite a dou­ble stan­dard but of course if the left didn’t have dou­ble stan­dards they’d have no stan­dards at all.

I’ll give the last words to Ed Mor­ris­sey and Jim Treacher:


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Yesterday I was having a late lunch with my oldest and wondering what I would write about today, then I got home and saw this:

President Trump has fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, the White House said Tuesday.

HotAir expands on this:

Comey has had a strange ride in Washington. When he was investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails, conservatives hoped he would be the person to finally hold a Clinton responsible for misbehavior. When he announced there would be no charges, progressives praised him and conservatives were furious he had balked. Then when he sent the letter last October and Hillary subsequently lost the election, he became every progressive’s most-hated-man-in-Washington again. In the end, this gaffe proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was apparently too much for the Trump administration to take.

The gaffe they are referring to are reports that his testimony before congress concerning Hillary’s emails was less that accurate:

But were the original claims about the extent of Huma’s document dispersion accurate? I ran across an interesting piece at Propublica which claims that their investigations, including reports from unnamed sources “close to the investigation” revealed that Comey’s comments were “inaccurate” and the real numbers would be shown to be far lower. Can that be real? It may all come down to semantics.

The problem: Much of what Comey said about this was inaccurate. Now the FBI is trying to figure out what to do about it.

FBI officials have privately acknowledged that Comey misstated what Abedin did and what the FBI investigators found. On Monday, the FBI was said to be preparing to correct the record by sending a letter to Congress later this week. But that plan now appears on hold, with the bureau undecided about what to do.

Wow! If this is true then it’s a real bombshell they’ve got on their hands.

Well given the animus of the left toward Mr. Comey you would think this would be the cause of unmitigated joy

Or not

And it’s reached the point where members of congress are calling for a special prosecutor:

For myself I’m indifferent, I never cared for Comey and I won’t be crying any tears for him but it just seems like just two days ago when the left was attacking James Comey and Hillary was blaming him for her defeat and now the left has decided that removing the man they considered public enemy number one is practically grounds for impeachment. Perhaps this is similar to their argument against Trump Executive Order in court where they claim the same text if offered by a President Clinton would be legal. This suggests that when it comes down to it, the only standard the Democrat have is: “Can we uses this for our political advantage at this moment?” That’s quite a double standard but of course if the left didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all.

I’ll give the last words to Ed Morrissey and Jim Treacher:


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