So everyone’s pouring over Comey’s book. From the reviews I’ve read he sounds like he is a full on self promoting bureaucrat extraordinaire. A Beltway “big shot,” with all the big shot syndrome. Just the kind of guy I think most of us (except for the New York Times which sought to deify the fired FBI head in its review – shocker) thought he was. He is Washington DC. He is the bureaucracy. He is the establishment. And he’s willing to toss other people, including his allies, under the bus.
“Higher Loyalty.” OK.
But there is a second incident that is really curious and deserves our attention. It deals with one of the actions by Comey that Rod Rosenstein decided justified his firing, and that would be supplanting Loretta Lynch as the decisionmaker in the Hillary Clinton email case…and it explains why she went along with it.
Comey writes that he felt obligated to take more of a personal role as the public face of the investigation rather than deferring to then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch – in part because of something involving Lynch that he cryptically refers to as a “development still unknown to the American public to this day.”
In early 2016, the U.S. government became aware of information from a classified source, and “the source and content of that material remains classified as I write this,” according to the book.
“Had it become public, the unverified material would undoubtedly have been used by political opponents to cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation,” Comey writes, without further elaboration.
Message: I know sh** and I can keep a secret…or not.
Let’s tease this out. We can infer that whatever this classified material from a classified source is, it took place after April 23, 2015. Because it “cast doubt” on Lynch’s independence in the Clinton email investigation, we can further infer that Hillary or Bill Clinton are involved.