Can James Comey redeem the FBI?
On Friday, October 28, FBI director James Comey announced by letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI will conduct another investigation of a new batch of Hillary's emails. It is not re-opening the prior investigation, where Comey concluded Hillary acted with extreme negligence but declined to recommend indictment because he believes that Hillary did not have the intent to violate the laws.
There must be something important in these emails for Comey to investigate ten days before the election. Assuming that it is important, a special prosecutor should be appointed immediately to investigate. But given the time constraints before the election, we are left with Comey, who has a chance to redeem the FBI and himself by conduction a real investigation within the next ten days and immediately releasing the emails.
Comey's letter states:
In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation," I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.
According to the New York Times report of October 28:
Federal law enforcement officials said Friday that the new emails uncovered in the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server were discovered after the F.B.I. seized electronic devices belonging to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton, and her husband, Anthony Weiner.
According to the Times, the FBI discovered these emails in its investigation of Anthony Weiner because he sent "illicit text messages to a 15 year old girl in North Carolina."
Only Hillary can cause a situation to have the FBI investigate her with the election less than two weeks away. Unless Bill Clinton can arrange another accidental meeting with Attorney General Lynch within the next two weeks, this investigation will continue past the election and into Hillary's first term if, God forbid, she wins. But Comey needs to act quickly to interview Hillary under oath, and more importantly to release these emails immediately. Whether Hillary violates laws is not the issue ten days before the election. The more important issue is that we must have the emails so we can decide whether to vote for Hillary or Trump.
The question now is whether Comey will conduct a real investigation in the next ten days by issuing subpoenas and questioning Hillary under oath, and request the U.S. attorney to empanel a grand jury to take testimony, and whether Comey will release the emails. The Senate Judiciary Committee, and Republican congressional leaders such as McConnell and Ryan, should man up to demand a thorough investigation and immediate release of these emails. If Comey says the cannot release the emails because they contain classified information, then he must release these to the appropriate congressional committees. But if he says they contain classified information, then Hillary has violated the laws by having classified emails on the computers and phones of Huma and Weiner. At this point, as Hillary would say, "What difference does it make?," since every foreign spy agency has probably hacked Hillary's emails.
Maybe the quisling Republicans such as Romney, McCain, Kasich, Flake, Chaffetz, and the rest running for Congress should suspend attacking Trump and focus on attacking Hillary and demand release of the emails. They do not have to endorse or even like Trump – just point out that people can't be expected to vote for Hillary when she is under an FBI investigation. Who knows? Maybe the MSM and some of the conservative media will cover this if they get tired of attacking Trump. And maybe the NeverTrumps will wake up to realize that Hillary must be defeated to save our country.
Some suggestions for Comey: see if any of the investigators or their families and friends have received campaign contributions from Terry McCauliffe. If so, remove them from the investigation suspend them pending an investigation into their activities, and notify Congress. Also instruct the investigators not to trade overseas slots for doctoring Hillary's emails.
The bottom line is that Comey must release the emails so Hillary is judged in the court of public opinion by the voters.
Vladimir Putin was unavailable for comment. Look for Hillary to blame him.