HomeUncategorizedBreaking: FBI Director Comey to Deliver Statement at 11 am
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LieparDestin

Just throwing this here instead of the ‘open discussion’ as I think the two could be considered ‘related’

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/05/politics/obama-clinton-campaign-charlotte/index.html

President Barack Obama makes his campaign trail debut with Hillary Clinton Tuesday, his own legacy at stake as he works to elect a Democratic successor.

Appearing onstage with Clinton in Charlotte after lending her a ride from Washington on Air Force One, Obama hopes to confer his relative popularity on a candidate still struggling to gain voters’ trust. He’ll tout the four years she served as his top diplomat as evidence of tough-nosed grit, and acknowledge that he himself is a Clinton convert after their nasty 2008 primary campaign.

Clinton’s campaign aides expect Obama to tell the story of his rival-to-friend relationship with Clinton on Tuesday in North Carolina, offering Americans a validating voice on the former secretary of state’s character, fitness and qualifications.

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Polls suggest more Democrats trust the President than the candidate herself, and Tuesday’s campaign comes amid refreshed scrutiny of Clinton’s trustworthiness. Obama will issue his first in-person call for Clinton’s election just as his administration completes its investigation into her email practices. The probe brought her to FBI headquarters for an interview Saturday.

The awkward timing is unfortunate for Democrats, who believe Obama can rouse voters not yet clamoring for Clinton. Even as the White House vows utter detachment from the FBI investigation, the question of political interference looms as large as ever.

Former President Bill Clinton’s tarmac conversation with Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, only made matters worse.

But any question of waiting until after the Justice Department concludes its work was cast aside as Obama grows increasingly vocal in his denouncement of Donald Trump, and ever more eager to ensure Clinton is elected commander-in-chief.

Eagles92
Eagles92

I just scanned the article and may have missed it — is there a time for this scheduled appearance? I’m interested to know whether it was previously scheduled for a time later than what Comey has chosen for his announcement. (Meaning, will Comey pre-empt?)

Dro

Good question. I seem to recall previous anouncement of him to begin campaigning with her today-prior to the recent news.

Star Strider

Posted after yours was a tweet that Comey speaks a 11 AM and the campaign rally is at 2:45 PM.

It’s quite likely that the rally was scheduled long before Comey’s news conference was announced (the 3½-hour interview occurred only two days ago), so even if Obummer knows the substance of Comey’s statement, it would be awkward to cancel it now, in the absence of some sort of serious national crisis.

I’m hoping this is the very last flight on Air Force One for she-who-must-not-be-named!

Linda Thieman

Seems like the more Obama tries to prop Hillary up, the more evident it is that she is actually pulling him down.

Caerus
Caerus

Trusting Obama more than $hrillary ain’t saying much.
I “believed” in “Hope & Change” – an we got Rahm emmanuel as fist COS. Tim Geithner ( ex NY Fed who KNEW but did nothing!) at Treasury, pandering to Joe Lieberman, no Single Payer, and TPP
I’m done believing in ANY Democrat.
Bernie or Bust.

ZimInSeattle
ZimInSeattle

Hi Caerus, good to see you. Dollars to donuts Comey comes out with no there there, but one can hope. I’m done voting for any incumbent Democrat that hasn’t put forth legislation to go to public financed elections and any challenger that hasn’t promised to do so. As this whole primary has shown, the elections are rigged. Why bother voting at all? The outcome has been predetermined. #JillNotHill #BernieOrBust

eve

And Comey is not getting rave reviews either:
http://observer.com/2016/07/james-comey-sells-out/

AlphaLop
AlphaLop

Big charges! Big Charges! Come on, no Whammies! STOP! 🙂

I shouldn’t be pressing my luck like this.

Cali Scribe
Cali Scribe

So far just reviewing the process. Probably to assure folks that they were thorough.

Bern_So_Good

Comey certainly is giving a long statement of what they looked at, such as whether classified was either stored or used on that system intentionally or grossly negligent way or if there as evidence of hostile intrusion (hacking), etc.

Meanwhile, Hillary will be stepping off of Air Force One with the President—as this is being announced. At the taxpayers’ expense. For her campaign.

Is the timing of these two events coincidental?

Ken in MN
Ken in MN

To be fair, the Clinton campaign will have to reimburse a portion of the expense for using Air Force One, which is estimated to be about $200,000 per hour. Now we know where all of those Dollars for Hillary are going…

Bern_So_Good

True, a portion of it and the timing of it really pisses me off. This looks so stage crafted. The Bill-Lynch meeting, her FBI interview days later, and then the FBI results fall on the same day she steps off Air Force One with the President.

It looks corrupt. The AG and the President should have distanced themselves from her FBI investigation.

Sybil Liberty
Sybil Liberty

My government is an embarrassment. I’m sick to death of being an “Embarrassed American”.

Raggedy Ann

Me, too.

Caerus
Caerus

My government is an embarrassment AND CORRUPT TO THE CORE! We must somehow get the Democratic party out of the Klutches of the Korrupt Klintons, even if it means ( for a few years) saying the words President Trump. Short term consequences for long term gain –

The USA, if it elects the Clintons, again, will be an EMBARRASSMENT to the world.

Obama can keep his TPP, go back to his backers on Wall Street and make lots of money = just PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t let the CLintons get away with these crimes. So sad, Obama is destroying what little credibility he had left. I weep for him, and us.

Bernie or Bust.

Bern_So_Good

No intentional misconduct with regard to her attorneys’ sorting method.

Bern_So_Good

There is evidence they were extremely careless in handling of classified information!!!!

delphine

FYI, no one at TOP discussing this . . .

Bern_So_Good

They are now and all cheering about it. This is not good news for her campaign. Not being criminally charged is a low bar. The findings of the report that she was negligent, reckless, careless with classified information may well sink her campaign.

Hillary already has a trust problem—this certainly wont help her.

delphine

I know. Yay, our nominee is just careless and reckless!

(And lied to us!)

NVPainter

You and I might wish it would sink her campaign. But she and her people will consider her cleared. “See? Nothing here to look at, people….”

Bern_So_Good

Any responsible person in her position should have known there was no place for that!

Bern_So_Good

Does it rise to gross negligence!?!??!!!

Benny

Not enough to bring charges.

Benny

Sounds like what I expect that Clinton was careless with her server, she should have known better, but not necessarily attempting to conceal anything.

State Dept gets most of the blame.

reflectionsv37

Holy shit!!! Am I dreaming?

Caerus
Caerus

No, you are having a NIGHTMARE and it’s really happening!

reflectionsv37

At the time I posted that comment, Comey was still delivering his list of things Hillary had done that were wrong. At that moment, I truly believed he was going to announce a number of charges against her. I was completely dumbfounded when he said there would be no recommendation for charges. I’m still in a state of disbelief!

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