Monday, October 31, 2016

Comey's Next Big Surprise?

Mrs. Wizard is an amazing, intelligent, beautiful person.  

Today, she was speculating that the reopened FBI investigation might actually work in Hillary's favor if the FBI does not come out with anything new before the election. Certainly, that's the aim of the well-orchestrated drumbeat of attacks leveled at FBI Director James Comey since the stunning revelation on Friday, October 29, that the investigation into HRC's emails was on again.

Image result for james comeyA fascinating timeline and description of the events leading up to Comey's decision is here.  

So what's next?  No one knows, not even your Wizard.  But, I have a few thoughts and a wish prediction as to what might happen.

Apparently, Director Comey was motivated to announce the investigation's reopening by (1) the appearance of new evidence, (2) his promise to Congress to do so if new evidence arose, and (3) the resignation letters piling up on his desk from FBI agents incensed by the failure to level charges against the Clinton crew.  

Now, he's being hammered by the entire liberal bench, going so far as to claim that he violated the Hatch Act, a nonsensical allegation.

Which brings us to the next big surprise.

Feeling besieged for only doing his job and in an effort to bolster public perception of his and the FBI's integrity, Comey holds a press conference or, better yet, arranges for another appearance before a Congressional committee, and says the following:

1.  He was ordered by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, presumably at the behest of President Obama, to derail the original investigation.  Since it was a close call, he reluctantly agreed.  Given recent events, he regrets that decision and the investigation should not have been closed.  He believes the orders were given for purely political reasons.

2.  He made a promise to Congress, and he is keeping it.  The discovery of 650,000 emails stored on a previously unknown device -- a device which Huma Abedin swore under oath did not exist -- made it imperative to reopen the investigation.  It is immaterial whether any of the emails were to or from Hillary; they could contain admissions by her closest confidante who would be an invaluable witness were she turn on the Democratic candidate.

3.  The disclosure that the woman married to the no. 2 man at the FBI, Andrew McCabe, had received nearly $500,000 in campaign funding from a PAC controlled by Terry McAuliffe, one of the Clintons' closest allies and a Clinton Foundation board member, cast a pall over the entire previous investigation that only a complete reexamination would dispel.

4.  In his view, there is substantial evidence that numerous individuals, including Huma and Hillary, lied to the FBI during the investigation.

Right now, Comey is untouchable.  He serves at the pleasure of the president, who wouldn't dare fire him.  (For all we know, Obama is enjoying watching Hillary twist in the wind.)  And, Comey would have no liability for his testimony -- witnesses are immune.

Just dreaming on a Monday morning.


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