Politics Nursing Election Grievances, Hillary Clinton Supporters Curse Comey

00:00  17 april  2018
00:00  17 april  2018 Source:   nytimes.com

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Clinton too has cited an assortment of damaging variables, from the foul headwinds of white grievance to bad journalism. — Hillary Clinton (@ HillaryClinton ) October 28, 2016. 1:04 p.m.: The Comey letter lands (while Clinton flies). FBI Director Comey , in letter to members of Congress, says FBI is

The dot congratulated members of something it called "the Hillary Clinton Fan Club," which might be because the dot in question Clinton still isn't accepting "the legitimacy of the election ," as she put it. Clinton said that, like the alt right, the "far left," by which she seemed to mean supporters of Sen.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Trump met with governors and members of Congress at the White House on Thursday.© Doug Mills/The New York Times President Trump met with governors and members of Congress at the White House on Thursday.

WASHINGTON — When it comes to James B. Comey’s book-tour crusade against President Trump, the question for hard-core Hillary Clinton fans boils down to this: Curse Mr. Comey, or cheer him?

Curse him, mostly.

They may be card-carrying members of “the Resistance,” who oppose everything that the president stands for, but Mrs. Clinton’s former aides and advisers are still too angry at Mr. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, to see past what they view as his egregious actions that handed the White House to Mr. Trump.

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A couple weeks ago, Clinton happened upon a supporter while walking near Chappaqua: Hillary ’s easing her supporters ’ pain one by one Surprisingly enough, the bookstore owner is also a big Clinton supporter who was despondent on election night

After months out of the limelight, Hillary Clinton edged back into view recently with two fits of activity. And it was his administration that didn’t stop the Comey Letter or publicize Russian interference in the election .

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In interviews, Twitter posts, television appearances and private grumblings, Team Hillary is using Mr. Comey’s tell-all book to relitigate their grievances, even at the risk of undermining Mr. Comey’s credibility and handing Republicans — and Mr. Trump himself — more ammunition to question the character of one of the president’s most high-profile political adversaries.

“The damage Comey did to the country by the role he played in the election far, far surpasses any credit he now gets for calling Trump out,” said Jared Bernstein, who served as one of Mrs. Clinton’s senior economic advisers during the campaign. “History will remember and judge him for the former, not the latter.”

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Some Republicans have said Hillary Clinton ’s State Department approved the deal after her husband’s charitable foundation received a 5 million donation. “Obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?” he wrote. After first clearing Clinton in the email probe, Comey announced 11 days before the election

Not only did Hillary Clinton blame Comey for her election loss when he decided to re-open the FBI investigation eleven days before the election , she doubled down on her ‘Deplorable’ insult to Trump supporters .

In his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” Mr. Comey staunchly defends his actions during one of the country’s most polarized campaigns. He says that holding a news conference to clear Mrs. Clinton of mishandling emails was the right thing to do to protect the independent reputation of the F.B.I. And he says that publicly reopening the email case 11 days before the election was a no-win situation, and argues that covering it up would have been worse.

“Speak or conceal — both terrible options,” he writes in the book, which is coming out on Tuesday. “No matter what we found, that act of concealment would be catastrophic to the integrity of the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice. Put that way, the choice between a ‘really bad’ option and a ‘catastrophic’ option was not that hard a call. We had to tell Congress that things had changed.”

Mrs. Clinton’s most fervent supporters disagree, to say the least.

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Clinton Supporters React After Election Loss. Supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton react during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. 

Clinton 's most damning accusation against Comey -- whom she labels the "rash FBI director" -- is that she would have won the election before he informed Photos: Hillary Clinton 's life in the spotlight. After conceding the presidency to Trump in a phone call earlier, Clinton addresses supporters and

Some, like Philippe Reines, a longtime and trusted Clinton confidant, are eager to dig through the pages of Mr. Comey’s book, if only to dissect it, point by point, looking for inconsistencies or misstatements.

“It would be rare for someone’s book to say, ‘This is how I screwed up,’” Mr. Reines said. “But his answers to some really fundamental stuff are just at the very best incomplete. At the worst, they are just flat-out unacceptable.”

Like the rest of his former campaign colleagues, Mr. Reines is not unaware that Mr. Comey is assailing the president’s moral character, his inability to tell the truth and his actions that could amount to obstruction of justice. And for the record, Mr. Reines does not disagree with any of it.

“I bought the book. I can’t wait for it to come from Amazon tomorrow. I do believe Trump is orange and wears tanning glasses,” he said. But that doesn’t take away, he said, from the “acute frustration with Jim Comey and wanting to hold him to an accountable standard.”

Mr. Trump has seized on that frustration to rant about Mr. Comey, tapping into — and twisting — the Democratic angst.

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Associates of Hillary Clinton say she has mixed views over firing of James Comey . While Clinton blames Comey for costing her election , she is said to be concerned over impact of dismissal on probe of Trump's alleged Russia ties.

A Clinton campaign official is blaming FBI director James Comey for Hillary Clinton ’s monumental loss to Donald Trump on Tuesday. “Director Comey released his first letter 11 days out from the election , which likely helped to depress turnout among Hillary ’s supporters ,” he wrote, adding that

In a tweet Monday morning, the president claimed that Mr. Comey had drafted a memo exonerating Mrs. Clinton “long before” the email investigation was over. The president referenced Mr. Comey’s handling of the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Mrs. Clinton, in part, blames Mr. Comey’s handling of the email case for her not winning the presidency.

Mr. Trump’s accusations about Mr. Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation are different than the ones lodged by her former supporters. But together, Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton’s advisers are diverting the conversation away from Mr. Comey’s allegations against the president.

In his five-hour interview with ABC’s chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, on the program “20/20,” Mr. Comey said it was possible that the president had obstructed justice when he asked Mr. Comey to let go of the investigation into Mr. Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn.

Mr. Comey also said the president “lies constantly about matters big and small.”

Mr. Trump has said repeatedly that Mr. Comey is a liar. And the Republican National Committee has started a “Lyin’ Comey” website to push back against claims in Mr. Comey’s book.

On Sunday, hours before the airing of Mr. Comey’s interview, Mr. Trump tweeted that Mr. Comey had disclosed classified information and lied to Congress. Mr. Trump also said Mr. Comey was not smart and the “WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”

Comey: Concealing the Clinton email probe status would have been 'catastrophic' .
Describing his decision as the best of two bad choices, former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that informing the public about the status of the Hillary Clinton investigation was better than the "catastrophic" option of keeping it secret ahead of the 2016 election. "So as between bad and catastrophic, no matter where the polls are, you're going to have to always choose bad, and know you're going to get hammered for it, but know you had two choices and you chose the least bad," Comey said at a CNN town hall.

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