On Friday, the FBI did a “start of a long holiday weekend document dump” by releasing notes from the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s deleted email and private server. FBI Director James Comey knew that was a day traditionally used to “bury” material in the hopes it doesn’t survive into the following week’s news cycle, but he was undeterred:

Comey wrote, in a memo to staff, that he wanted to release the material last Friday instead of waiting until the following Tuesday out of concern for — get this — “transparency”:

“I almost ordered the material held until Tuesday because I knew we would take all kinds of grief for releasing it before a holiday weekend, but my judgment was that we had promised transparency and it would be game-playing to withhold it from the public just to avoid folks saying stuff about us,” he wrote. “We don’t play games. So we released it Friday.”

It seems that releasing the material on a day when the most people are paying attention would have been the utmost in “transparency.”