Comey Revelations Prove Bias For Hillary Clinton Beyond Shadow of Doubt
“This was terrible. It makes me mildly nauseous to think we may have had some impact on the election”, are the words that James Comey uses to defend his decision to publicly announce the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email investigation based off of the discovery of previously unseen emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Two years ago, on the eve of the presidential election of 2016, then director of the FBI Comey made a decision that would shape history.
Whether or not you believe the outcome of the election was ultimately changed by the investigation, in which Comey publicly announced the reopening of the case and then publicly cleared Clinton again just in time for the election, it is impossible to ignore the fact that its occurrence muddied the waters a bit. With that in mind, recent revelations have allowed us to determine with certainty that James Comey was and continues to be a hack for the Democrat Party.
Hillary Clinton famously blamed Comey, along with about a hundred other things, for her loss in the race. Unable to see the fault in herself, she was quick to declare “I would have won” if the discovery of new emails on Weiner’s laptop was not publicly announced to the nation.
Indeed, the timing was terrible for the Clinton Campaign. It was during a week in which much absentee voting takes place, and destroyed any momentum the campaign had going into voting day. Much time had to be wasted defending Hillary and spinning the investigation instead of being relegated to whatever other tasks were planned for the final week.
In an interview, Comey later said, ironically, that his decision to reveal the news to the public was done to protect the FBI from seeming biased. However, this seems to have been done with the expectation that Trump would lose the race and Hillary would become president. Indeed, his arrogance in this regard makes him similar to other liberal or left-leaning pundits and analysts who all predicted the same thing. In his memoir, entitled “A Higher Loyalty”, Comey admitted this, stating “Assuming, as nearly everyone did, that Hillary Clinton would be elected president of the United States in less than two weeks, what would happen to the FBI, the Justice Department or her own presidency if it later was revealed, after the fact, that she still was the subject of an FBI investigation?”.
If Clinton were elected and news that the investigation was concealed had broken, then the FBI would become the target of the Republican Party and James Comey would go down in history as the man who lost the public’s trust in the FBI.
If Trump were elected and the investigation had been concealed, then the same thing would happen. However, this simply just wasn’t possible. Trump couldn’t win. Therefore, with the best outcome for his legacy in mind, it would be best for Comey to announce the reopening of the investigation and then clear Hillary as quickly as possible in order to avoid changing the outcome of the race or allowing her presidency to be unscathed by the appearance of guilt.
Now, as it comes out that the bulk of emails discovered on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were not actually reviewed thanks to the “wizardry of our technology”, and that the investigation was ended early, only making it much more obvious that James Comey lied to the American people about his intentions and many other things. According to Comey, the FBI was able to clear Clinton quickly by determining that the majority of the emails discovered were merely duplicates of emails that had already been reviewed before.
However, this is not true. Due to a technical glitch, the FBI was unable to accurately compare the new emails to the old emails. In light of this information, only 3,077 of the nearly 700,000 emails discovered were actually reviewed by three officials within a 12 hour time period! That amount is about 10 times the amount of emails previously reviewed, according to an official with direct knowledge of the investigation. That’s only 0.43 percent of all emails, that number is too low for anyone, let alone.
Therefore, there was no possible way that so many emails could have been merely duplicates, thus proving beyond the shadow of a doubt Comey’s prejudice and his clear determination to ensure Clinton’s election as well as prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.
Eric Young is a Lead Contributor for The Daily Lead.