|Had a decent career going there for a while, Comey. Now it's|
trashed. Who done it? You done it... History will not be kind.
You cannot put this FBI clusterfuck back in the bottle. Comey may have been put in a corner by rouge agents, but losing control of your department is still losing control. Can he get it back?
Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo as usual takes a clear-eyed, sober look at the ramifications of James Comey's clear breach of Justice Dept. policy:
It is certainly welcome news for the Clinton campaign that James Comey has now stated publicly that nothing in Huma Abedin's emails has changed the FBI's and his original judgment from July. This is not an interim report; it's final. The Clinton campaign will undoubtedly use it for everything it's worth in the remaining 48 hours-plus before voting ends Tuesday night. But while welcome, this new development doesn't remotely undo the original error or its consequences.
...This should never have happened. It was inexcusable. It was driven by politics. It never should have happened.Yes, because you can never unring that bell. What's worse is that the Republicans and Donald Trump, never letting the truth get in the way when it's inconvenient, will pound on this scandal right to the end. Paul Ryan, of all people, is already saying that the scandal is never over. Comey says "we got nothin," but that just proves to Ryan what a criminal Clinton is.
And Donald Trump? He says that "You have to understand, it's a rigged system and she's protected." His campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said, "He's mishandled this investigation from the very beginning." So that means that Trump has to stop calling this "worse than Watergate," right? Right...
Of course, the Twitterverse just went Super-Nova. Here's some comic relief at least:
Rudy Giuliani probably just threw his glass of Metamucil against a wall— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) November 6, 2016