On Wednesday morning, former FBI Director James Comey, who was supposed to be non-partisan when he held his old job, suddenly found himself a man without a party.
Comey had decided to weigh in after President Trump’s much-criticized remarks in Helsinki, Finland, calling for Americans to reject the Republican Party and vote for the Democratic Party:
But that remark triggered Brian Fallon, the national press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, to tweet that Comey should simply go away:
All things considered, Comey was lucky he didn’t get put on a list:
Clinton's 2016 campaign apparatus has long been furious at Comey for sending a letter to Congress on October 28, 2016, in which he wrote that the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” into her private email server.
Hillary Clinton has said, “I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian Wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off.”
As recently as June, when the Justice Department’s inspector general released a report slamming Comey for deviating from departmental procedures when he investigated Clinton’s use of a private server for emails, and noted he had used personal email accounts to conduct bureau business, Clinton mocked him in a tweet that was liked almost 700,000 times: