Conservatives were so sure they had Hillary Clinton this time after FBI Director James B. Comey released a vague and bizarre letter to Congress suggesting something dubious might be on Anthony Weiner’s emails that would be ‘pertinent’ to the Democratic presidential nominee’s private email server controversy. Comey sent that letter just eleven days before the election. For that, Democrats and some Republicans blasted his strange and obviously partisan decision which could interfere with the election process.
Comey notified key members of Congress Sunday afternoon to say the agency is not recommending charges after reviewing all of the newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails.
The Washington Post reports:
Comey wrote that investigators had worked “around the clock” to review all the emails found on a device used by former congressman Anthony Weiner that had been sent to or from Clinton and that “we have not changed our conclusions expressed in July.”
So it appears that Comey lied when he said the emails showed something ‘pertinent’ to Hillary Clinton’s private server. Fox News host Brett Baier stepped in it recently when he suggested an indictment would be forthcoming. Baier later apologized for circulating bullshit.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 4, 2016
Still yet, Donald Trump ran with it. “The FBI agents say their investigation is likely to yield an indictment,” Trump told about 1,000 supporters at a rally, referring to Baier’s retracted comments.
A lie told often enough because the truth:
Fox News reported incorrectly – and Trump has repeated — that as many as five foreign intelligence agencies might have hacked Clinton’s private server, despite Comey saying in July that there was no evidence of a breach.
Baier acknowledged Friday that there were “still no digital fingerprints of a breach.”
The Fox host still has a job at the network and Comey is still the director of the Republican FBI.
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