October 29, 2016 at 09:26PM on Facebook
‘“I don’t really blame Comey,” another former Justice Department official said. “But it’s troubling.” This official thought that Comey “didn’t want to look tainted. This new information comes to him, and he’s afraid if he doesn’t make it public until after the election he’ll be impeached. People will say he lied to Congress. But in the end he did the self-protective thing. Was it the right thing? Put it this way: it isn’t what previous Administrations have done.”’
Well, whatever his motives, I think he’s inadvertently given a great gift to the Clinton campaign. It lends just the kind of urgency to get-out-the-vote efforts that they needed. I was really getting worried that all the talk about the inevitability of Clinton’s victory would lead to a lot of Democratic-leaning voters to stay home, and we need a MASSIVE repudiation of Trumpism in this election. Also, a Democratic Senate would be nice.
James Comey Broke with Loretta Lynch and Justice Department Tradition – The New Yorker