Here’s what I think happened.
The other day Comey went out of his way during the congressional hearing to make the point as to how much he likes Loretta Lynch. But he also had to spell out the truth of the FBI findings of the wrongdoings of Hillary because many of the rest of the FBI knew about them. So on July 5th he combined the two things that I’ve said here by spelling out the points of the felony case against her, but then taking the bullet by saying that that case would not be carried out and that no prosecutor would have taken that case (but many came out afterwards saying that they would have).
Many were shocked at why he would do that. Here’s why I think that he did. It would not go over well if Loretta Lynch (who, unlike Comey, did have the power to prosecute Clinton) said she wouldn’t prosecute. This is especially so because of the recent meeting at the airport that she had with Bill Clinton. It would have looked like ‘not prosecuting Hillary’ was the result of that meeting had she declined to prosecute. So she said that she would do whatever Comey concluded.
That took the responsibility off of her and didn’t cause people to question her motives but rather put it on Comey.
This is like a Columbo episode with a Come(d)y of errors.
Here’s what Comey said:
I’ve lived my whole life caring about the credibility and the integrity of the criminal justice process, that the American people believe it to be and that it be in fact fair, independent and honest. And so what I struggled with in the spring of last year was how do we credibly complete the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails if we conclude there’s no case there?
The normal way to do it would be to the Department of Justice announce it. And I struggled as we got closer to the end of it with the — a number things had gone on, some of which I can’t talk about yet, that made me worry that the department leadership could not credibly complete the investigation and declined prosecution without grievous damage to the American people’s confidence in the — in the justice system.
And then the capper was — and I’m not picking on the — the Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who I like very much — but her meeting with President Clinton on that airplane was the capper for me. And I then said, you know what, the department cannot by itself credibly end this. The best chance we have as a justice system is if I do something I never imagined before, step away from them and tell the American people, look, here’s what the FBI did, here’s what we found, here’s what we think. And that that offered us the best chance of the American people believing in the system, that it was done in a credible way.
That was a hard call for me to make to the call the attorney general that morning and say I’m about to do a press conference and I’m not going to tell you what I’m going to say. And I said to her, hope someday you’ll understand why I think I have to do this. But look, I wasn’t loving this.
I knew this would be disastrous for me personally, but I thought this is the best way to protect these institutions that we care so much about. And having done that, and then having testified repeatedly under oath we’re done, this was done in a credible way, there’s no there there.
That when the Anthony Weiner thing landed on me on October 27 and there was a huge — this is what people forget — new step to be taken, we may be finding the golden missing e-mails that would change this case. If I were not to speak about that, it would be a disastrous, catastrophic concealment.
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