COMEY ON THE HOT SEAT …
FBI Director James Comey will face the music this morning and have to answer Congress as to how he could lay out a case against Clinton and her “gross negligence” in handling classified emails and then suddenly do a U-turn and state he will not recommend charges. But of course this was not political. Of course not. Sorry, its a sad day when a government employee could act so reckless and purposely send and receive classified emails and then be let off the hook. The fix was in from the outset.
FBI Director James Comey will be facing skeptical and angry Congressional Republicans this morning in a hastily called hearing on Capitol Hill.The criminal case against Hillary Clinton and her aides is closed, but top Republicans want to know why she was not prosecuted for mishandling classified information while using a private email server as Secretary of State
Tuesday, Comey harshly criticized Clinton and her State Department team for being “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly-classified information. But then, Comey announced that the FBI would recommend against charging Clinton or her aides criminally.
The decision set off a firestorm of criticism from Republicans, and prompted a quick call for Congressional hearings.
“The FBI’s recommendation is surprising and confusing,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz said in a statement announcing today’s hearing. “The fact pattern presented by Director Comey makes clear Secretary Clinton violated the law. Individuals who intentionally skirt the law must be held accountable.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said the decision looked like “preferential treatment for Clinton.”