by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2017
First, Hillary Clinton supporters blamed FBI Director James Comey for her epic fail. Then, they blamed Russian interference in the election.
Now, it’s Comey’s failure to inform the public of Russian interference.
In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, the FBI director confirmed a months-long probe into alleged links between Russian operatives and Trump campaign associates.
“Russia probe that Comey confirmed was, as best we can tell, in effect before Nov 8. Fair to ask why he didn’t think voters deserved to know,” tweeted Brian Fallon, who formerly served as press secretary for Clinton.
Many Clinton backers were irked over what they viewed as a double standard: “Comey was particularly forthcoming about the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server to send and receive classified material and yet appeared overly cautious about discussing the Trump probe,” Fox News reported.
“July ’16: Comey opens investigation of Trump. Nothing public. July ’16: Comey closes HRC email, finds nothing – attacks publicly. Annoying,” tweeted ex-Clinton adviser Philippe Reines.
Clinton pal Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, slammed Comey for telling Congress that the FBI “cannot do our work well or fairly if we just start talking about it while we’re doing it.”
Tanden replied on Twitter: “Unless it’s right before an election, then we can blab away.”
After citing a tweet noting Comey sought Department of Justice approval to discuss publicly the FBI investigation into Trump, Fallon observed it was “an approval he did not care to obtain in Clinton’s case.”
Clinton, who did not comment herself, did retweet the ranking Democratic member on the intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, scolding Trump for several March 20 tweets questioning the direction of the Russia hearings.
“The intelligence community concluded the Russians will interfere again,” Schiff tweeted. “This is why investigation is important to country. Please stop.”