The Blaze is reporting inspector general’s office of the DOJ has just announced plans to open an investigation into James Comey and the FBI regarding Comey’s pre-election letter to Congress announcing that the FBI was reopening the Hillary Clinton email probe. The letter came just days before the election, thrusting the email scandal back into the pubic eye and possibly swaying voters.
According to the inspector general’s statement, the investigation will include:
• Allegations that Department or FBI policies or procedures were not followed in connection
with, or in actions leading up to or related to, the FBI Director’s public announcement on
July 5, 2016, and the Director’s letters to Congress on October 28 and November 6, 2016,
and that certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations;
• Allegations that the FBI Deputy Director should have been recused from participating in
certain investigative matters;
• Allegations that the Department’s Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs
improperly disclosed non-public information to the Clinton campaign and/or should have
been recused from participating in certain matters;
• Allegations that Department and FBI employees improperly disclosed non-public
• Allegations that decisions regarding the timing of the FBI’s release of certain Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) documents on October 30 and November 1, 2016, and the use of a
Twitter account to publicize same, were influenced by improper considerations.
There has been so much outrage boiling over the DNC email hack and possible Russian involvement. People on both sides of the aisle are irate about how the release of this information may have swayed the election. However, no one is addressing the fact that the information was true. Was it the “hack” or the release of Comey’s letter that was the problem? Or was it what was in the DNC emails and the fact that Hillary was so cavalier and careless with classified emails that was the problem?
This outrage assumes that voters were somehow fooled or tricked into disliking Hillary. Worse, it assumes that important information such as what was revealed in the Podesta emails and what might have been stolen from Clinton’s server should be withheld from the voting public, lest it change their minds.
Every indication is that the information did change the minds of voters, or at least (further) suppress their enthusiasm for an already weak candidate. Perhaps alongside this new investigation someone needs to be addressing the underlying issue of how candidates lie to and loathe their voters and expect to get away with it.