From the second Comey broke all guidelines and precedent on the FBI, taking matters into his own hands to announce an investigation not simply days earlier than the election, however earlier than the primary scrap of proof had been collected, it was apparent that his assertion benefited Trump immensely.
On the identical weekend that Comey introduced that the FBI could be investigating Clinton over emails that turned out to be nonexistent, it was additionally revealed that he thought investigating Donald Trump for his connections to Russia was “too political.” So something the FBI discovered on that entrance was coated up.
It was was immediately obvious that Comey performed a decisive function in swinging the extraordinarily slim resolution in 2016 to Trump.
Five Thirty Eight underlined this truth months later:
Hillary Clinton would most likely be president if FBI Director James Comey had not despatched a letter to Congress on Oct. 28. The letter, which mentioned the FBI had “discovered of the existence of emails that seem like pertinent to the investigation” into the personal e mail server that Clinton used as secretary of state, upended the information cycle and shortly halved Clinton’s lead within the polls, imperiling her place within the Electoral College.
Just 4 days after the election, Clinton was cleared, for a second time, after the supposed proof that brought on Comey to explode the election turned out to be an absolute nothing. Which nailed down Comey’s role in history.
FBI Director James Comey’s too late “nothing to see right here,” doesn’t make up for the bomb he hurled into the election course of ten days in the past. All it does is affirm that Comey, removed from being a scrupulous guardian of big-J Justice and an exemplar of non-partisan honesty, is an easily-influenced dishrag prepared to trigger irreparable harm to the nation with out a scrap of legitimate proof.
It was certainly a pretend investigation of Hillary Clinton. And it did completely put Trump within the White House. It was good of Trump to confess that.
And it additionally explains why, having already seen the facility of pretend investigations first hand, Trump was prepared to extort Ukraine in an try to launch a pretend investigation of Hunter Biden.