[JShaw: yesterday 3/20/2017. James Comey went before a House hearing to speak to the 2016 campaign. He came under heavy fire and gave up little information with many on Twitter calling for FBI firector Comey to be fired. Citizens have asked for comey to be firedon previous occasions.]
James Comey, the 55-year-old director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, came under heavy criticism on Friday after he sent a vaguely worded letter to congressional Republicans that appeared to suggest that the FBI would “reopen” its investigation into the use of a private email server by former secretary of state — now Democratic presidential candidate — Hillary Clinton.
Comey sent the letter with just 11 days remaining before the November 8 election.
With just two days to go before the national vote, Comey sent another letter to congress, saying that the FBI’s review of newly discovered emails on a computer owned by disgraced former congressional rep Anthony Weiner — estranged husband of Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin — found nothing that warranted changes to the Bureau’s July decision against hitting Clinton with any charges.
In fact, according to one report, almost all of the new emails were simply duplicates of emails included in the FBI’s original inquiry.