White House Won't Condemn Comey

November 1, 2016

Now, this is what I call “interesting,” as in the Chinese curse, “May you live in ‘interesting’ times.” Hillary Clinton has martialed every leading Democrat for an all-out assault on FBI Director Jim Comey’s integrity and impartiality (remember the good old days of, oh, last Thursday, when that was a horrifying example of undermining faith in the government?) But the most prominent Democrat of all just cut her off at the kneecaps.

Speaking for President Obama, Josh Earnest said Comey is “in a tough spot,” but “The president does not believe that Director Comey is intentionally trying to influence the outcome of an election. The president does not believe that he is secretly strategizing to benefit one candidate or one political party…The president’s assessment of his integrity and his character has not changed.”

We know there’s never been any love lost between the Obamas and the Clintons, despite the Obamas’ recent unconvincing 180 embrace of Hillary’s campaign. And Obama surely doesn’t want Trump to overturn his legacy, such as it is. So is this a rare example of someone in Washington actually doing the right thing by backing his FBI Director, despite intense political pressure and great negatives for him personally? Or could there be something more behind Obama’s support of Comey in contradiction of his party’s chosen offensive defense? Could it be that he knows more about what’s in those newly-discovered files than the public and realizes that it’s so bad, he doesn’t want to be associated with having defended it? Read the full story at the link and weigh in on what you think is behind the President's decision to stand with Comey against his party.

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White House Won't Condemn Comey

November 1, 2016

Now, this is what I call “interesting,” as in the Chinese curse, “May you live in ‘interesting’ times.” Hillary Clinton has martialed every leading Democrat for an all-out assault on FBI Director Jim Comey’s integrity and impartiality (remember the good old days of, oh, last Thursday, when that was a horrifying example of undermining faith in the government?) But the most prominent Democrat of all just cut her off at the kneecaps.

Speaking for President Obama, Josh Earnest said Comey is “in a tough spot,” but “The president does not believe that Director Comey is intentionally trying to influence the outcome of an election. The president does not believe that he is secretly strategizing to benefit one candidate or one political party…The president’s assessment of his integrity and his character has not changed.”

We know there’s never been any love lost between the Obamas and the Clintons, despite the Obamas’ recent unconvincing 180 embrace of Hillary’s campaign. And Obama surely doesn’t want Trump to overturn his legacy, such as it is. So is this a rare example of someone in Washington actually doing the right thing by backing his FBI Director, despite intense political pressure and great negatives for him personally? Or could there be something more behind Obama’s support of Comey in contradiction of his party’s chosen offensive defense? Could it be that he knows more about what’s in those newly-discovered files than the public and realizes that it’s so bad, he doesn’t want to be associated with having defended it? Read the full story at the link and weigh in on what you think is behind the President's decision to stand with Comey against his party.

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