You know you’ve done something foul when you force Fox News to actually stand up for Hillary Clinton.
Jeanine Pirro is a Fox News host and avid supporter of Donald Trump, but even she thinks the timing of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement was a dirty trick.
On her show Saturday night, Pirro used her opening monologue to defend Clinton and blast Comey for announcing that the FBI will be looking at new emails in relation to the investigation of her private email server less than two weeks before Election Day. She slammed Comey’s timing and said his decision to make the announcement “eleven days before one of the most hotly contested presidential elections of our time both disgraces and politicizes the FBI and is symptomatic of all that is wrong in Washington.”
Comey’s actions violate not only longstanding justice department policy, the directive of the person he works under, the attorney general, but even more important, the most fundamental rules of fairness and impartiality.
Pirro then compared the situation to what happened to her a decade ago. In 2006, she was running for New York attorney general and was blindsided by a similar announcement from the FBI.
“In the home stretch of a statewide campaign, the Justice Department and the FBI violated their own policy against making public statements that would affect an election, and announced to the press that they were opening an investigation of me,” Pirro said.
The Fox News host added that it was “mean-spirited” and that nothing ever came of the investigation. However, the “adverse publicity” did cost her votes at the polls, and ultimately the election.
Pirro concluded: “What was done to me in 2006 was wrong. And what happened to Hillary Clinton yesterday was equally wrong.”
As I said before, you know you have played caught playing very very dirty when even Fox News and supporters of Donald Trump are calling you out and defending Hillary.
Watch Jeanine Pirro shred stand up for Hillary Clinton, here:
— Yashar (@yashar) October 30, 2016
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.