10 days before Hillary Clinton was set to win the Presidency in a landslide election, FBI Director James Comey took it upon himself to release a letter. After formally closing the investigation into Clinton’s emails, he announced to the world that there may actually be more to investigate and that new emails “appear to be pertinent.”
And just a little more than a week later, HRC lost the election. Clinton told CNN,
“If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.”
And although she still takes personal credit for the loss as the candidate, she says
“A combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.”
As much as Comey likes to pride himself on being non-partisan, his actions have clearly shown otherwise, whether he likes it or not.
The FBI’s policy is to not comment on any open investigations or even to acknowledge them. And yet Comey chose to disclose the Clinton investigation just 10 days before the election. Why? In one word: strategy. He was afraid that if Clinton got elected president and then the public found out he had been hiding his investigation, then he would face repercussions. Basically, he was saving his own ass and screwing Hillary in the process.
Of course, he eventually declared that Clinton’s investigation was closed and found that absolutely nothing was illegal. By then it was too late.
And you’ll notice that not once during the election did he mention that the FBI had an open investigation into the other candidate, Donald Trump, and his ties to the Russian government. The case was opened in July 2016 but the FBI stayed mum.
Non-partisan our ass.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.