A few days back, I noted news reports that said that Comey’s rather unconventional behavior regarding Hillary’s emails was driven by a document that was almost certainly a Russian forgery.
Clearly, this must have offended Comey and his Evil Minions™ at the FBI, because now they are saying that, Comey knew that the documents were fake, and acted on them because he did not want people saying bad things about him:
Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email was fake — created by Russian intelligence — but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process.
As a result, Comey acted unilaterally last summer to publicly declare the investigation over — without consulting then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch — while at the same time stating that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information. His press conference caused a firestorm of controversy and drew criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.
Comey’s actions based on what he knew was Russian disinformation offer a stark example of the way Russian interference impacted the decisions of the highest-level US officials during the 2016 campaign.
No, it is an example of how clueless self-importance had driven James Comey’s behavior.
He wasn’t concerned with the reputation of, “The probe and the Justice Department itself,” he was concerned with HIS reputation.
In the long run, and by that I mean any period longer than the standard news cycle, “The probe and the Justice Department itself,” would have been unaffected by any criticism coming from people quoting forged documents, because in short order, they would have been shown to have been forged.
What ……… A ………Tool.