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Flashback: Clinton campaign's press secretary once thought it was a bad look to second-guess James Comey

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:

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.

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.


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.



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