At CNS by Stephen Braun --
A senior aide to Hillary Clinton privately dismissed FBI Director
James Comey as "a bad choice" in October 2015, according to newly
released emails from WikiLeaks. The blunt assessment foreshadowed the
dramatic tension that has escalated between Comey and the Democratic
presidential candidate in the final days before the election.
Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri
forwarded to colleagues a news article in which the FBI director
suggested that crime could be rising because police officers were
becoming less aggressive as a result of the "Ferguson effect,"
anti-police sentiment following unrest earlier that year in Ferguson,
Missouri. Comey was widely criticized over the remarks.