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OMG it’s only Monday

Did you hear about this today? Michael Cohen had exactly three clients: Donald Trump, Elliott Broidy and one other person he refused to name.

Guess who that person is. Go on. You’ll never guess in a million years. Ok, I’ll tell you. It’s…

Sean Hannity.

Yep, that Sean Hannity. You know, the blowhard pundit who works for the network that had to pay off a bunch of women that Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly sexually harassed?

And what kind of “law” is Cohen’s specialty? If you guessed “making the women you hit on, slept with or knocked up go away and shut up”, then you would be correct!!

As Jon Stewart would say:

I cant wait for Sam Bee to take on the “Taint Team”. The jokes practically write themselves. 🤪

How Comey’s letter made Hillary’s loss *more* likely.

Making this short. Remember this little ditty from Rudy Giuliani back in 2016?

Ah, yes, Rudy. The prematurely decomposing twin of Simon Barsinister.

Anyway, Comey’s contention is that he wrote that notorious letter because he was concerned that some rogue elements in the FBI or DOJ were going to leak it anyway and … that’s where his reasoning falls apart for me. I admit that even this much leaves me scratching my head. Comey says he assumes that Hillary was going to win anyway, so really, he did her a FAVOR by leaking that info about the possible Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, before we knew what was on the laptop or whether there was any reason for an investigation at all while concealing that Trump’s campaign was getting all kinds of attention at the FBI. 🙄

Let’s not even talk about how the Clinton campaign was blindsided by this announcement while they were still on a plane while campaigning. Yep, no advanced notice, heads up or anything. You’d think that a guy who found out he was fired by watching the crawl on Fox News would have some empathy about how that must have felt but Comey does not feel compelled to self-reflect.

Here’s my problem with Comey’s faulty reasoning and why I think that in this particular instance, he was doing the favor on behalf of the Republican Party.

Let’s say that the NY field office, with Rudy chortling darky and rubbing his hands together while standing hunched over on the side watching it all, had leaked that information. There might have been a LOT more push back on Rudy et all. It could be pointed out that Rudy was seeking revenge for Clinton winning the senate seat he wanted. It could be demonstrated that the field office was not behaving professionally or ethically or within DOJ department guidelines by leaking the details of an investigation for which there was no clear evidence that Clinton was even remotely connected. A case could be made that this was a very dirty last minute political trick. There would have been a lot more justifiable outrage. Giuliani could have been made to explain himself. Obama might have justifiably asked for an explanation.

But no.

Comey stepped in and before they could leak it, he wrote that stupid letter and put the official FBI governmental stamp of approval on it.

So now, it looks like a big federal case instead of a handful of renegade FBI agents getting ahead of themselves and doing Rudy’s bidding. Instead of heading it off, Comey made it a big gigantic thing in the minds of very indecisive voters, causing them to stay home or vote for Trump. The ones I canvassed told me they were waiting for the other shoe to drop just before the election.

This letter was the sign they were waiting for. And it sure looked official rather than a coordinated political ratf#%k.

Comey has yet to provide an adequate explanation as to why he did that. None of the reasons he has given so far make any damn sense.

Someone should ask him why he decided to elevate the email thing instead of letting the NY Field office take the fall. Why didn’t he call their bluff? That’s the $10000000 question.