The vast majority of people who watched FBI Director James Comey’s press conference on Hillary’s emails earlier this year believed he was going to recommend indictment right up to the end when he didn’t.
Now, we learn he felt that he made the right decision and stood by it in a message to FBI employees.
The Washington Examiner reported:
FBI director defends Clinton email decision in memo to employees
FBI Director James Comey defended the work of his agents Wednesday in a memo to staff, arguing the decision to spare Hillary Clinton and her aides from prosecution for their mistreatment of classified information was not a difficult one.
“I have no patience for suggestions that we conducted ourselves as anything but what we are — honest, competent, and independent,” Comey wrote in the memo, first obtained by CNN. “Those suggesting that we are ‘political’ or part of some ‘fix’ either don’t know us, or they are full of baloney (and maybe some of both).”
The FBI director faced renewed criticism Friday after his agency published a scathing 58-page summary of the Clinton email investigation just hours before the Labor Day weekend commenced.
But Comey stood by the timing of the report’s release, which came shortly after he said agents completed their review of the material.
“I almost ordered the material held until Tuesday because I knew we would take all kinds of grief for releasing it before a holiday weekend, but my judgment was that we had promised transparency and it would be game-playing to withhold it from the public just to avoid folks saying stuff about us,” he wrote. “We don’t play games. So we released it Friday.”
That is absolute rubbish. They did the document dump on the Friday of a long weekend to minimize the number of people who would see it.
Additionally, everyone knows they would be in jail for doing what Hillary did.
Comey chickened out.