After making most of his presidency a textbook case of a nation’s Chief Executive meddling constantly in local affairs on the basis of “innuendo” and “incomplete information”, Obama falsely accused FBI Director James Comey yesterday of doing the same thing with regard to reopening the criminal probe into Hillary Clinton. To anyone following developments of the investigations the last several months, it’s painfully obvious there’s more than enough evidence to support at least the empanelling of a grand jury in the Clinton probe, so that there’s simply no need for innuendo or incomplete information – that would be underkill.
Plus everyone knows that if the investigation were against Republicans, even it was only based on innuendo and incomplete information, Obama would be elbowing others out of his way to the closest microphone to fret over the “seriousness of these charges” and declaim that “that’s not who we are”.
The president’s baseless accusation against Comey – coming one whole day after Obama unreservedly praised the FBI director’s integrity – not only reeks of personal hypocrisy, it also shows how quickly the situation on the ground is changing and the level of anxiety in the White House growing. Comey is showing that he will not (always) be intimidated into just canceling highly justified probes against the high and mighty because political appointees above him lean on him to do it, and perhaps he has some cards to play that the president would rather not see played.
The rising tide of suspicion of obstruction of justice is already lapping at the feet of Obama’s hand-picked attorney general Loretta Lynch, as we found out from the Wikileaks emails that for the last year or more her #2 man at DoJ (Pater Kadzik) has been surreptitiously feeding Clinton campaign manager John Podesta inside information on the status of the Clinton probe within the FBI. With a glaring spotlight now starting to illuminate the existence of illegal communications between investigators and those being investigated, as well as apparent refusals by DoJ to issues warrants to the FBI for ongoing investigations that might prove embarrassing to Clinton…or others?…if allowed to go any further, this only looks like it’s going to get worse.
Regardless of who wins the election, the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation is now in full swing and, according to FBI insiders, highly likely to lead to indictments.
Obama slams FBI chief Comey for operating on ‘leaks’ and ‘innuendo’
by Daniel Halper [New York Post] * 2 November, 2016
President Obama is now criticizing FBI Director James Comey for injecting “innuendo” and “incomplete information” into the presidential race.
“I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations, we don’t operate on innuendo and we don’t operate on incomplete information and we don’t operate on leaks,” Obama told NowThisNews in an interview.
The comments are the first the president’s made since Comey sent a letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Friday to inform them that new evidence had emerged in the Hillary Clinton email case.
On Monday, the White House appeared to back Comey and defend his integrity.
“I’ll neither defend nor criticize Director Comey,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said at a briefing.
“The president doesn’t believe that Director Comey is intentionally trying to influence the outcome of an election. He doesn’t believe he’s secretly strategizing to benefit one candidate or one political party. He is in a tough spot,” Earnest said then.