Comey Might Not Have Reopened Clinton Investigation If He Thought Trump Would Win

Heroic Man of Principle, James Comey, would like to explain that he might have done things differently if he thought Hillary Clinton would lose.

Comey revealed the thoughts behind his explosive decision to go public with information that the FBI had discovered emails from Clinton on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

“I believed it was my duty to inform Congress that we were restarting the investigation,” Comey writes about the October 2016 statement. “I would say as little as possible, but the FBI had to speak.”

“It is entirely possible that, because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in all polls,” Comey writes in his new memoir.

“But I don’t know.”

I don't know.

Comey's brand is that of a man of principle. And he's so principled that he suggests that he would have changed the handling of a crucial investigation based on the perceived outcome of an election.

Isn't that exactly the thing he was complaining about?

Comey's claims are also nonsense. Are we really supposed to believe that he issued a public letter to protect Hillary Clinton from the perception of a cover-up? It's far more plausible that he put out the letter to protect himself from the perception of a cover-up. And to break with those Clinton partisans in the agency who had tried to bury the classified documents on Weiner's laptop.

Like most career government types, Comey was covering his own ass.