FBI Director James Comey: It's Time to Resign
FBI Director James Comey
The FBI has been caught meddling in the US election. Sign the petition, and tell FBI Director James Comey that it's time to resign.
Strike 1: Last July, Director Comey held a news conference, in violation of FBI and Department of Justice policy, about Hillary Clinton's email server. While Comey found that Hillary broke no laws, he attempted to try the case in the court of public opinion, offering inappropriate personal opinions critical of Clinton.
Strike 2: On Friday, October 28, just 11 days before the election, Comey violated a different set of FBI rules prohibiting any action that might influence an election in its final two months. Comey informed Congress and the public — over objections from top DOJ officials — that he was looking at possible additional evidence from the earlier email investigation. Another media firestorm ensued, hurting Hillary further in the polls.
Strike 3: On October 31, the FBI inexplicably published 15-year-old documents pertaining to an investigation of President Clinton's contentious pardon of Marc Rich. Bill Clinton was exonerated in the probe. Why did the FBI again violate its own rules by publishing these documents, and then tweeting about them from a previously defunct Twitter account, only one week before the election? The FBI claimed, incredibly, that it would be meddling in the election if it didn't publish them now.
In contrast to his zeal for breaking FBI rules when it harms Hillary Clinton, Director Comey is noticeably reticent about applying the same standards to Donald Trump. Why doesn't the FBI release information about Donald Trump’s housing discrimination case from the early 1970s, or the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia? Comey even to join the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security in formally blaming Russia for the Wikileaks email hacks, claiming yet again that to do so would constitute meddling in our election! Director Comey seems more interested in protecting Vladimir Putin's election-rigging than he is our own election.
Whether Director Comey is a political partisan, or has simply lost control of a rogue FBI, the American people have lost faith in an agency that now appears to be little more than an arm of the Republican party. The FBI needs to clean house, starting with its own Director.
It's time for Jim Comey to resign.
FBI Director James Comey
From: [Your Name]
FBI Director Comey:
Last week, the FBI violated its own rules and meddled in the US election by launching yet another inquiry into Hillary Clinton based on spurious evidence. This week you did it again, publishing records from a 15-year-old investigation of Bill Clinton. Yet, the FBI refuses to release anything about Donald Trump’s housing discrimination case or his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. Whether you are a political partisan, or have simply lost control of a rogue FBI, the American people have lost faith in an agency that now appears to be little more than an arm of the Republican party. The FBI needs to clean house, starting with its own Director. It is time for you to resign.