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Comey “assuming Hillary would win” influenced his decision to reopen Clinton email investigation

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James Comey embarking on his book tour and getting ready for his big 60 minutes interview said “assuming Hillary would win” influenced his decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation.

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” former FBI director James Comey said he announced the reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails 11 days before the 2016 presidential election because he expected her to win.

Stephanopoulos asked, “At some level, wasn’t the decision to reveal influenced by your assumption that Hillary Clinton was going to win and concerned that if she wins, this comes out weeks later, that is taken by her opponents as a sign she’s an illegitimate president?”

Comey answered, “It must have been. I don’t remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been because I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump. And so I’m sure that it was a factor.”

He added, “Like I said, I don’t remember spelling it out, but it had to have been—that she’s going to be elected president and if I hide this from the American people, she’ll be illegitimate the moment she’s elected, the moment this comes out.”

President Trump began Sunday with a tweetstorm on Comey calling him a slimeball and  suggesting he should be imprisoned, saying, “how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail).” There is no indication Comey is under investigation for doing either.

President Trump has to be frustrated that Crooked Hillary is paying no price for the Clinton email scandal. James Comey is paying no price for being a leaker and a lying to Congress. Meanwhile his personal attorney was raided this week to find evidence about a payoff to Stormy Daniels. No one has mentioned a word about Slick Willy paying off Paula Jones. 

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