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28 October 2016

‏@AP BREAKING: US official: Newly discovered emails related to Clinton investigation did not come from her private server. & Complaint asking DOJ to investigate Comey's conduct interfering into election has been filed. & GOP Scandal Falls Apart As New Emails Didn’t Come From Hillary Clinton’s Server 28OKT16

BREAKING: US official: Newly discovered emails related to Clinton investigation did not come from her private server.
11:53 AM - 28 Oct 2016
THE backlash against fbi director james comey announcement about investigation into "Clinton e mails" has begun, and it is based on facts and the law, not politics. This from +Daily Kos and +PoliticusUSA ......
Complaint asking DOJ to investigate Comey's conduct interfering into election has been filed.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14:  FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee in the Canon House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. Comey and other intelligence leaders testified about threats to the United States by the so-called Islamic State or ISIS.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A complaint has been filed against FBI Director James Comey with Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility that accuses him of interfering in a presidential election.
A complaint has been filed against FBI Director James Comey with Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility that accuses him of interfering in a presidential election.
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump released a statement announcing their complaint:
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump filed a complaint with the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility on Friday against FBI Director James Comey for interfering in the Presidential election, following the FBI’s decision to open up an investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails this close to Election Day. Federal employees are forbidden from participating in political activities under the Hatch Act.
“It is absolutely absurd that FBI Director Comey would support Donald Trump like this with only 11 days to go before the election,” said Scott Dworkin, Senior Advisor to the Democratic Coalition Against Trump. “It is an obvious attack from a lifelong Republican who used to serve in the Bush White House, just to undermine her campaign. Comey needs to focus on stopping terrorists and protecting America, not investigating our soon to be President-Elect Hillary Clinton.”

The Department of Justice should get involved in this, seeing that this seems as this is a politically motivated action on Comey’s part, breaking with longstanding tradition of not commenting on ongoing investigations.   And, the excuse used that the circumstances here make it necessary (race for the Presidency) is shallow, since we are getting a “no comment” on the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s links to Russian interests, white supremacy groups.
If Comey’s actions were politically motivated, he would be in violation of the Hatch Act.
What Republicans initially viewed as a new hope in the presidential election has quickly been exposed as a desperately political ploy.
The American people deserve a full explanation from Director Comey, because the letter that was released today raises more questions than answers.


A former DOJ spokesman commented publicly about how unusual Comey’s actions have been.
A former director of the Justice Department’s office of public affairs said Friday that FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress announcing the review of more evidence in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server constituted “such an inappropriate disclosure.”
Matthew Miller, who served at the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder, blasted Comey's move in a 14-post spree on Twitter Friday afternoon, ripping the FBI director for his practices throughout the entire Clinton investigation. Miller said Comey “flagrantly violated DOJ rules” by holding a press conference in July to announce that he was recommending against charges for the former secretary of state, a decision the FBI director said at the time that he made in the interest of transparency.
“flagrantly violated DOJ rules” in July.  
“But today's disclosure might be worst abuse yet," Miller tweeted, adding that in his experience, the Justice Department “goes out of its way to avoid publicly discussing investigations” when elections are close.
Miller said those precautions are not just limited to public statements, writing that the department often avoids sending subpoenas or taking other steps that might become public until an election is over.
The Justice Department does that, he said, “because voters have no way to interpret FBI/DOJ activity in a neutral way.” Miller wrote that the new information being reviewed by the FBI “might be totally benign & not even involve Clinton. But no way for press or voters to know that. Easy for opponent to make hay over.”
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Comey is breaking with long standing tradition here.  It seems obvious that the motivation is political.  There needs to be an investigation into Comey, and this is the first step to make it happen. 

GOP Scandal Falls Apart As New Emails Didn’t Come From Hillary Clinton’s Server

The new Clinton email scandal keeps getting worse for Republicans as new information is emerging that the emails the FBI is looking at were not on her server.
GOP Scandal Falls Apart As New Emails Didn’t Come From Hillary Clinton’s Server
The new Clinton email scandal keeps getting worse for Republicans as new information is emerging that the emails the FBI is looking at were not on her server.
The AP is reporting:
BREAKING: US official: Newly discovered emails related to Clinton investigation did not come from her private server.
From previous reporting, it is known that the emails have nothing to do with Clinton, her campaign, the Clinton Foundation, the Russian hacks, the State Department, and any emails she sent or received. Now, we know that the emails were not on her server. FBI Director Comey completely bungled this announcement, and he needs to explain what the FBI is analyzing, because it doesn’t sound like it has anything to do with Hillary Clinton.
The email scandal that Republicans thought would save them has evaporated nearly as quickly as it arrived. With each new development, it is clear that there is much less to the story than initially reported.
If the Republican Party wants to risk losing, even more House and Senate seats in 11 days by pursuing this non-story, they should feel free to have at it.
Any time that Republicans spend talking about Clinton’s emails over the next 11 days will only help the Democratic Party.