Skip to comments.Democratic coalition files complaint against FBI Director for interfering in the election
Posted on 10/28/2016 4:46:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
That was quick! A PAC called the Democratic Coalition Against Trump has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice against FBI Director Comey. The complaint accuses Comey of interfering in the election. Heres the press release:
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump filed a complaint with the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility on Friday against FBI Director James Comey for interfering in the Presidential election, following the FBIs decision to open up an investigation into Secretary Clintons emails this close to Election Day. Federal employees are forbidden from participating in political activities under the Hatch Act.
It is absolutely absurd that FBI Director Comey would support Donald Trump like this with only 11 days to go before the election, said Scott Dworkin, Senior Advisor to the Democratic Coalition Against Trump. It is an obvious attack from a lifelong Republican who used to serve in the Bush White House, just to undermine her campaign. Comey needs to focus on stopping terrorists and protecting America, not investigating our soon to be President-Elect Hillary Clinton.
For this to be a violation of the Hatch Act it would be necessary to prove that Comey was not performing his duties as FBI Director but was raising this to impact the election. Obviously this coalition doesnt have any proof thats the case but by making the accusation they help the Clinton campaign controversialize the announcement as a partisan act.
Coincidentally, this PR move dovetail with the official response from the Clinton campaign which opened with an accusation that Comey was bowing to political pressure from Republicans:
Upon completing this investigation more than three months ago, FBI Director Comey declared no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with a case like this and added that it was not even a close call. In the months since, Donald Trump and his Republican allies have been baselessly second-guessing the FBI and, in both public and private, browbeating the career officials there to revisit their conclusion in a desperate attempt to harm Hillary Clintons presidential campaign.
But all of this seems like the panic of a campaign that was startled and didnt know how to respond except to cry partisan. Since then, people seem to have calmed themselves a bit, especially as the left increasingly becomes convinced the FBI doesnt have anything that can harm Clinton. So, for instance, heres Trump critic Mark Cuban trying to stem the tide of panicking progressives:
Relax. Thats good advice for the folks at the Democratic Coalition Against Trump.
haters gonna hate.
She knows what evidence they have she created the documents
This is on a par with, “The dog ate my homework” defense
Nice to see that they’re getting a dose of their own excrement. They are girlie-men so they will always complain about something.
Donald Trump could have sued ALL the news media, Comey the first time, and a ton of others, but he did not. Trump is a good sport.
Who, except Dems, think of suing the FBI for such frivolity?
Simply incredible. They don't realize how ridiculous this charge looks given that Comey declined to indict her months ago after a tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and Lynch.
Comey...is that short for COMRADE ?
The FBI is infiltrated with Russian moles!
I think this is big! Nobody filed a suit against Comey without the white house and Podesta’s approval. They’re scared!
Best. Election. Ever.
IMHO, this complaint, and any further pressure may only push Comey to release what he’s got all the sooner, to justify his reopening the investigation. Although I still don’t trust Comey.
Good for them.
It is pretty comical :)
Anthony Weiner and James Comey are Russian agents.
=> it’s coming!
Hillary must drop out. Call the DNC and your congressman. Let them know she must step down.
Last summer, when Comey “cleared” Hillary, the LibProgs all thought he was great, and we all thought he was an a$$hole. Today, the LibProgs all think he’s an a$$shole, and we all still do too.
James Comey: most hapless FBI Director in history! And he has only himself to blame....
Standard lawyer response...they must be in total panic, if that is all they can think of....
No solid object within Hellary’s reach, is safe as of now.
They filed a complaint?
Throw a tantrum, too! Get down on the ground and kick your feet and scream!
I would believe that the Democratic Coalition Against Trump has been involved in their own illegal activities as I believe all of these Clinton shell groups are. And hopefully they will be exposed in the end.
Comey made an unprecedented statement that it was the FBI’s “recommendation” not to proceed. He did this to lend credence to the Department of Justices decision -it was DoJ’s decision.
The FBI couldn’t have done more to try to dismiss this.
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