James Comey was none too happy to hear yet again, more criticism from the Democrats about how he had reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails 11 days before the election.
He said it made him “mildly nauseous” to think he could have had some impact on the election, he stands by his decision and if he had to do it over again, he wouldn’t change his mind about doing it.
He said the seized laptop of Anthony Weiner — the husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin — had metadata that “showed there were thousands” of Clinton’s emails on his laptop, including classified information and what officials believed could be missing emails from her first three months as secretary of state.
He said after repeatedly telling members of Congress that the FBI had concluded its investigation into Clinton, the only right thing to do was to let Congress know the case was reopened.
He said not saying something would have been an “act of concealment,” and that he was faced with two choices: speak or conceal. Concealment would have been “catastrophic,” he said.
He did admit he was asked whether his decision would help Trump, but claimed that “for the moment” he was not thinking about the election outcome. He had to do the “right thing”.
Clinton recently blamed Comey for her loss, saying she was “on the way to winning” until he made his announcement.
Although we were happy to see Comey reopen the case, we would have much rather seen charges come to Hillary.
That would have been the greatest outcome.