Uh oh, looks who’s being investigated again:
FBI Director James B. Comey decided to inform Congress that he would look again into Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails during her time as secretary of state for two main reasons: a sense of obligation to lawmakers and a concern that word of the new email discovery would leak to the media and raise questions of a coverup.
This is shocking news! I mean, she’s only had scandal and corruption follow her around her entire public life, so this is a bit hard to digest.
I kid, of course. That she would be under the microscope again is absolutely no surprise. I suppose what could be surprising is the timing of this news:
In a memo explaining his decision to FBI employees soon after he sent his letter to Congress, [James] Comey said he felt “an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed.”
“Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record,” Comey wrote to his employees.
It sounds like Comey’s trying to take the “Get Out of Jail Free” card back.
It’s a serious question, though. Why would Comey interject at this time, especially after he went out of his way to exonerate her during the first investigation? Perhaps he’s trying to cleanse his conscience. Perhaps he’s trying to tip off the voting public. Or perhaps he’s just doing his job.
Regardless, someone needs to put Comey on suicide watch, if you know what I mean.