We have seen this whole scenario play out before in 1996 when James Carville, campaign manager for then-President Bill Clinton, announced plans to launch an all-out media war against Kenneth Starr in order to assassinate his character. Starr was the independent counsel looking into Bill Clinton’s sexual involvement with a 22-year-old White House intern, Paula Jones. Of course CNN was behind the smear campaign calling Starr’s investigation frightening, and criminal. Lets not forget Starr’s investigation eventually led to Bill’s impeachment.
Now it’s Comey’s turn to be ostracized for simply doing his job. CNN went as far to say that Comey should turn in his resignation.
Ironic that when Comey said he wouldn’t recommend charges the first time, he received nothing but the highest praise from Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and Hillary’s running mate Sen. Tim Kaine. Now they have all made a point to attack Comey’s credibility.
NewsMax had this to say
Comey recently made an announcement, via a letter to the U.S. Congress, relaying information that the FBI was examining new emails related to its investigation of the private email server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
In what looks to be an unwelcome consequence for Comey, there now appears to be a concerted effort to Ken Starr him.
Once again it is Democrats who are lined up on the political battlefield to this time defend a would-be president.
Forces have been sent out to write articles and editorials for news publications. Accomplices in the mainstream media are spreading a singular narrative. And surrogate spokespersons are making appearances on broadcast and cable news channels.
There is an attempt on the part of Hillary and her allies to slowly transform Comey into a caricature of a government official who misuses his position of power for political purposes.
When answering questions from reporters, Hillary falsely claimed that Comey had only sent the letter to Republican lawmakers. The FBI director had in fact sent the letter to both Republican and Democrat members of Congress, as is stated on the document itself.
Hillary’s two top campaign staffers, Robby Mook and John Podesta, joined in on the attacks against Comey. Mook characterized Comey’s letter to Congress as “long on innuendo and short on facts,” and Podesta said that the director had “not been forthcoming with the facts.”
In the editorial, Painter claims that the FBI director broke the law with his letter to Congress by violating the Hatch Act in making “highly unusual public statements about an FBI investigation concerning a candidate in the election.”
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman engaged in digital innuendo against Comey on social media.
“Comey needs to provide full info immediately. Otherwise he has clearly made a partisan intervention, betraying his office,” Krugman tweeted.
The Daily Beast put out a Comey hit piece with the headline “Republicans Weaponize James Comey’s FBI To Kneecap Hillary Clinton.” The article essentially claims that Comey’s actions are a partisan witch hunt.
The Washington Post published an opinion piece titled, “James Comey is Damaging our Democracy.” The editorial accused Comey of “putting a thumb on the scale of this election.”
The Clinton campaign has on several occasions made insinuations involving Russian President Vladimir Putin and the GOP presidential candidate.
Hillary surrogate and former Vermont governor Howard Dean has now invoked Putin’s name in relation to Comey and his reopening of the investigation into Hillary’s classified emails.
“Ironically Comey put himself on the same side as Putin,” Dean recently tweeted.
Another Democrat, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, raised the Russia specter. While appearing with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Ryan said, “So the question is: Where did these [new emails] come from? How did they get to the FBI? Is Russia involved in this? We don’t have a clue where this stuff is coming from.”
A Democratic group has filed a formal complaint against Comey with the Department of Justice in which the organization makes the charge that the FBI director is interfering in the presidential election.
Scott Dworkin is a senior adviser to the group and was evidently trying to disparage Comey with the following remarks:“It is absolutely absurd that FBI director Comey would support Donald Trump like this with only 11 days to go before the election,” calling Comey’s letter “an obvious attack from a lifelong Republican who used to serve in the Bush White House, just to undermine her [Hillary’s] campaign.”