There’s no way to tell yet if emails the FBI uncovered in its investigation into Anthony Weiner will lead to legal action against Hillary Clinton, but the news has produced no shortage of anger at James Comey from Democrats who went out of their way to commend his judgment after he recommended this summer that Clinton not be indicted.
CNN political producer Dan Merica took a quick trip in the wayback machine and found this gem from Hillary for America’s Brian Fallon:
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) October 29, 2016
Outrageous! CNN usually keeps its conservative bias really, really well hidden, but followers were quick to point out that there’s no comparison to Friday’s announcement.
— meta (@metaquest) October 29, 2016
— Kyle (@AIFAN1234) October 29, 2016
— My Name is Fate (@Destini41) October 29, 2016
Clinton and her supporters certainly had reason to celebrate the conclusion of the case; that is, at least, until newly discovered evidence made it clear that the case wasn’t concluded.
Not surprisingly, Fallon was among those who decided Friday it wasn’t so bad to second-guess the decision of a career prosecutor.
Kellyanne Conway is on MSNBC now falsely saying Hillary Clinton is "under FBI investigation." This is what Jim Comey has wrought.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 29, 2016
Are we back to that whole “routine security review” talking point, or is Clinton not under investigation? Because the letter Comey sent to FBI employees Friday gave that impression pretty strongly:
This morning I sent a letter to Congress in connection with the Secretary Clinton email investigation. Yesterday, the investigative team briefed me on their recommendation with respect to seeking access to emails that have recently been found in an unrelated case. Because those emails appear to be pertinent to our investigation, I agreed that we should take appropriate steps to obtain and review them.
Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed.
— #NeverTrump Rob G (@NYYFan63) October 29, 2016
@brianefallon Sounds like you didn’t get the FBI memo.
— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) October 29, 2016
.@brianefallon She's right! Hillary Clinton has been, for some time now, under FBI CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. The case is STILL OPEN.
— American Elephant (@AmericnElephant) October 29, 2016
@brianefallon How is that false, Brian?
— John Riley (@jriley8832) October 29, 2016
@brianefallon You're Ma Barker's press secretary & you really think she's not under FBI investigation? You're not too good at this, are you?
— BasementDweller Zero (@jurassicpork59) October 29, 2016
— Tone Loc (@ToneLocNV) October 29, 2016
@brianefallon You're right, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not Investigating. What would give someone an idea they're Investigating?
— Josh Fields (@partiallypro) October 29, 2016
@brianefallon When the Director of the FBI James Comey says they found more emails and they are going to investigate…..It means just that!
— Hillary's Speeches (@abunasir61) October 29, 2016
@brianefallon Umm. He said she was under investigation. Now go update your resume.
— Jim Levy (@TexasJew) October 29, 2016
@brianefallon Um, she is under FBI investigation. They investigate people; not things.
— Victoria Balfour (@VickiBalfour) October 29, 2016
What would you consider it, @brianefallon?
The FBI IS investigating Hillary Clinton.
FBI does not investigate items, e.g., emails, server.
— MidAtlanticWoman (@MidAtlantcWoman) October 29, 2016
@brianefallon She's right. That's what "I" FBI stands for. Comey also did not deny existence of ongoing public corruption investigation.
— Delia Verde (@ojoscriollos) October 29, 2016
@brianefallon Yeah so… She "is" under investigation. You can't sugar coat it any other way. Cant find a denial w/ truth and facts.
— Kelly (@KLSouth) October 29, 2016
You can play semantics all you want @brianefallon. In the real world, that's exactly what the fuck it is.
— RonBarker#NeverTrump (@WrongNowShutUp) October 29, 2016
— Susang #Women4Trump (@Oil_Ranger) October 29, 2016
— Needy Latino Manny (@mannyrflores) October 29, 2016
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The 1980s called! Hillary-defending Howard Dean puts FBI director in same league as … (wait for it … ) https://t.co/70EXnECy5N
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 29, 2016