After Classified Briefing With Comey, Democrats Are “Outraged”
I think most people who aren’t hard core Trump cultists realize at this point that FBI director James Comey played a large part in tilting the 2016 election, by releasing that statement about “new Hillary Clinton emails” in the last days of the campaign — newly discovered emails that were then shown to contain absolutely nothing incriminating or even relevant.
But today House representatives had a classified briefing with Comey — and the Democrats emerged from the briefing expressing outrage at what they’d heard from Comey.
A number of House Democrats left Friday’s confidential briefing on Russian hacking fuming over the actions of FBI Director James Comey and convinced he’s unfit to lead the agency.
“I was nonjudgmental until the last 15 minutes. I no longer have that confidence in him,” Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), ranking member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, said as he left the meeting in the Capitol.
“Some of the things that were revealed in this classified briefing — my confidence has been shook.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, delivered a similar condemnation.
“I’m extremely concerned — extremely,” he said.
“I’ll just — I’m very angry,” echoed Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.).
Clearly, James Comey revealed something in this closed session that was very incriminating — for him. We can only hope that this information comes out sooner rather than later, although it’s already too late to prevent the incoming Trump Horror.