As I was listening to the news about the FBI re-opening the investigation into Hillary Clinton the words that came into my mind were Fumbling Bumbling Incompetents. Yes, the first letters spell out FBI. Perhaps you think I am making it up but as I used to say as a young kid when someone questioned something I was saying, “right hand up to God.” It is the truth.
You must admit that it properly describes what is going on. How else explain what Director Comey and the FBI at the present moment have done.
Director Comey sent a letter to several congressional leaders which reads:
“In previous congressional testimony, I referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal email server. Due to recent developments, I am writing to supplement my previous testimony.
In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.
Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committee about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.” (my emphasis)
To start with, under no interpretation can that letter be viewed as a supplement to his previous testimony. It discloses nothing. Nothing does not supplement anything.
Now you know I am not at all happy with the prospect of Hillary Clinton getting anywhere near the Oval Office. Unlike Midas who turned everything he touched into gold; she’s more like the Devil turning everything she touches into crud.
But fair is fair. So keep this into context when I say what Comey has done with his letter is outrageous.
Many believe he went into the bag when he concluded his first investigation back in July. He said in today’s letter the FBI “had completed its investigation, . . . ” He had told us “no reasonable prosecutor” would have charged Hillary. Many disagreed but it did not matter.
It is now eleven days before the election. Comey writes the FBI has now found other emails in “an unrelated case” which are pertinent to the case that was concluded.
If he is to be believed, here’s is the kicker. The FBI “cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, . . .” because they have to review the emails and assess their importance.
Wouldn’t basic decency demand that he take those steps before making a big ado about this? You all know the routine soft shoe you get from the FBI when you ask about anything — “get lost, can’t talk, it’s under investigation” – – why wasn’t that the policy here? Shouldn’t the investigation have been done prior to the sending of the letter?
This is amateur hour. What he did is unheard of. He has tainted Hillary (“lock her up”) without having any reason to do this if he is to be believed that the importance of the material has not been assessed. Why is the man jumping into a presidential race at the eleventh hour with a half-baked investigation?
It’s like Joe Shitz trying to get elected and the FBI coming out and saying “in connection with a rape case investigation the FBI has come up with information that appears to be pertinent about Joe Shitz but we need time to assess whether it is significant.”
See how damaging it can be even thought it says nothing. That is why the FBI usually refuses to comment on its investigations. Why then did it do it now other than Comey has surrounded himself with fumbling bumbling incompetents.