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Lanny Davis: Comey Should Get Grilled Over Self-Serving Book

Lanny Davis: Comey Should Get Grilled Over Self-Serving Book
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By    |   Tuesday, 10 April 2018 10:01 AM

With all of the press he'll be doing to promote his forthcoming book, former FBI Director James Comey should face a barrage of tough questions about his self-serving decisions in October 2016, Lanny Davis wrote in a column for The Wall Street Journal.

The first question that should be posed to Comey: his self-aggrandizing move to notify Congress of his decision to reopen the private email probe into Hillary Clinton, Davis writes.

"That letter … almost certainly handed Donald Trump the presidency," Davis writes.

The second question: Why didn't Comey's FBI start reviewing the lost emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop much sooner?

"Had Messrs. Comey and (Andrew) McCabe immediately begun the search after finding the emails Oct. 3, the FBI would have completed its review within days," Davis writes. "By Oct. 10, the headlines would have been that Mrs. Clinton had been 'cleared,' again, of legal wrongdoing regarding her emails. She could have spent the last four weeks of her presidential campaign focused on positive messages."

And a third question: Why didn't Comey keep his trap shut and review the emails first before his look-at-me moment on Oct. 29, 2016?

"Worst of all is Mr. Comey's self-serving distortion that once the emails were discovered on Mr. Weiner's laptop, he had only two choices: to speak or to conceal. There was a third choice," Davis writes.

That third choice — remaining silent.

"As Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote: "… 'Conceal' is a loaded term that misstates the issue," Davis writes.

"When federal agents and prosecutors quietly open a criminal investigation, we are not concealing anything; we are simply following the longstanding policy that we refrain from publicizing nonpublic information.

"Mr. Rosenstein concluded: 'Silence is not concealment,'" Davis wrote.

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Lanny Davis says that with all of the press he'll be doing to promote his forthcoming book, former FBI Director James Comey should face a barrage of tough questions about his self-serving decisions in October 2016.
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