TheWashingtonPost Reaching New Level of Hypocrisy in Coverage of Hillary Email Investigation

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TheWashingtonPost Reaching New Level of Hypocrisy in Coverage of Hillary Email Investigation

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2008 file photo, The Washington Post building in Washington is shown. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Originally appeared at MoonOfAlabama

The Washington Post editorial page is staunchly neoconservative and early on endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. On July 7 2016 the editors pinned an editorial defending FBI chief Comey’s decision to then close the Clinton email case:

Republicans attack Mr. Comey for doing his job

IF REPUBLICANS believe the FBI director is corrupt and political, they should have the gumption to say so. Instead, many have insulted James B. Comey with slimy implications and underhanded threats since Tuesday, when he announced that he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton relating to her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

A look at today’s Washington Post editorial page seems to demonstrate a change of mind:

TheWashingtonPost Reaching New Level of Hypocrisy in Coverage of Hillary Email Investigation

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From the first piece headlined James Comey is damaging our democracy:

First, the FBI director, James B. Comey, put himself enthusiastically forward as the arbiter of not only whether to prosecute a criminal case — which is not the job of the FBI — but also best practices in the handling of email and other matters. Now, he has chosen personally to restrike the balance between transparency and fairness, departing from the department’s traditions.

From the second piece by notorious mud-slinger Dana Milbank:

I’ve long believed in Comey’s integrity. But if he doesn’t step forward and explain his October Surprise, he may inadvertently wind up interfering in the political process — perhaps even reversing the outcome of a presidential election — in a way that would have made J. Edgar Hoover gape.

And the third strike:

FBI Director James B. Comey’s stunning announcement that he has directed investigators to begin reviewing new evidence in the Clinton email investigation was yet another troubling violation of long-standing Justice Department rules or precedent, conduct that raises serious questions about his judgment and ability to serve as the nation’s chief investigative official.

Back to the July 7 editorial:

“It appears damage is being done to the rule of law,” Mr. Ryan said. He’s right, but the FBI director isn’t doing the damage. The wreckers are those who cast baseless aspersions on U.S. law enforcement in the service of their partisan goals.

I for one believe that Comey was wrong in July and is right today. He should have pressed for charges against Clinton early on. Using a “secret” private email server for confidential state business is not legal and would have been out of bounds for anyone else. Now possible new evidence was found and must be investigated. It is not Comey’s job to ask if the timing of a renewed investigation is convenient for the potential culprit. He also had to inform Congress because he had reasonably promised to do so. (He also needed to save his ass before anyone else in his department talked to the media.)

The so called “election” of a U.S. president is always a sorry show. But this season’s version has at least some amusing moments. Seeing the hypocrites at Fred Hyatt’s Funny Pages™ squirm is one of them. It makes me smirk.

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  • opereta

    It is said that Comey is confronting an open rebelion by Middle Mannagers of the FBI…meanwhile, the Indian uprising against the water pipeline in the Mid West is looking more and more as a pushed distractor by the US State Dpt. At this point, only The Spanish Inquisition may save the US as a viable Republic and if they are not enough, Western Civilization remembers the Hero and his methods : Call in Vlad of Transilvania from the Grave….after all is Halloween !!

    • Tom Tom

      twas the Polish cavalry Hussars that saved the west from the muslims.

      • Jerry Skinner

        True, 1683 outside the gates of Vienna. The Battle began on September 10 and on September 11 the Muslims fell in unexpected and humiliating defeat. Did you every wonder why 9/11 was picked? They remember history much better than we do and they dare to believe in second chances for losses in dar al Islam. Do we believe anymore? Maybe Trump is not a fool or a raving lunatic, maybe he knows that we need a radical reset and that we have radical enemies within and without that our foolish arrogance has allowed to become strong.
        Maybe we can be saved at the gates of calamity. Pray that this unlikely karma comes true, the bricks have fallen and the sycamore has been cut down. Faith and courage, two qualities HRC do not have are all we have left. Practice them, the Poles did in 1683. We can do it in 2016.

  • Igor Ochocinszk

    I’m surprised Washington Post isn’t consistently cyberattacked by virtually every american with IT knowledge and some common sense and any foreign national which is completely pissed by The WP

  • Guess who owns the (((Washington Post))), people like (((Dana Milband)))

    • Dana Milband is just a columnist for The Washington Post.
      It was owned and run by Katharine Meyer Graham, Graham’s father was Jewish and her mother was Lutheran immigrants from Europe.
      Meyer Graham her son is now the current owner and runner of the Post.
      It’s a Kosher Business for owning the Goyim’s mushy minds..
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ledMYw3tcw

    • Tom Tom

      Bezos (Amazon) owns the post. Dana’s just a flunky.

      • thats why i wrote ” like”…in the end it doesnt matter…its in the hands of the (((tribe))) one way or the other.

  • The Washington Post is owned by the same tribe who owns CNN, MSNBC, BBC, ABC CBS, and all the other crooked liars. I will put my Credibility on the line here for all to see. Watch the 4 minute video below where a Jewish man himself says by name who owns which networks with proof.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O3eaXCxRUM

  • Ollie Renee Lovelace

    I don’t believe any #mainstreammedia #mediabias rampant #corruption & #collusion. They pretend she’s ahead in the polls and were suppose to believe it.. sorry, don’t work like that! She and every one in the employ of Obama administration is covering up the fact that he knew about her private server, had Lynch cover for him & her and now she’s pleading the 5th.. She’s guilty too.. If you don’t understand the depth of this people and that #Trump isn’t prefect but he’s not evil and HE LOVES #AMERICA. He’s the only real shot we have & his life has changed drastically just by the BS #clintonforprison campaign has done to try to ruin him. Guess what #killary #GoHillary straight to the noose. Karma is a bitch and the bus is rolling thru.. You and this administration and your hired henchmen are #TRASH!

  • Janice Archer Weaver

    They went low!

  • Douglas Heeren

    Dana Milbank is a limp wristed little gay bait. I hope Trump puts these liars in prison work camps.

  • heiden

    Mrs Slick Willie Is A Can Of Worms .
    If SOON Elected , She Shall Be SOON
    ,,,,, Duly Impeached ,,,,,
    And We Shall Shed No Tear !

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Washington Post is now owned by Amazon wonder boy Jeff Bezos. He is batting for the necon backed war party in exchange for enormous CIA/Security contract. WaPo is a corporate newsletter not a newspaper.

  • katherine cassell harvey

    Hillary is best buds and relatives to george sorros

  • Jerry Skinner

    As a nation we are no longer good. As a consequence we shall no longer be great. I will vote for a fool. I will not vote for evil. If Hillary is going to continue the same pay to play, lie about every detail of every policy or action and continue to self agrandize and self enrich herself, I will not feel obligated to obey. She and her cult, the media, the Black Americans who are used by the Democrats, the Department of Injustice, foreign money, Wall Street and many sworn enemies in the Islamic world will finish what began on 9/11, the complete fall of the American ideal and our nation. She is pure self deluded evil. Write that on your pages Washington Post.

  • JPH

    Actually the FBI with this letter forced the DOJ to supply a warrant. Excellent chess move, because now it it was Clinton herself who insisted on making the info public on which the FBI countered that the DOJ refused to issue a warrant. So Clinton’s reaction helped the FBI getting access by forcing the DOJ to cooperate and finally issue that warrant.

    Even if Clinton wins the election she is in for a hell of trouble. There is so much dirt within the e-mail from Wikileaks, the pay to play con operation by the Clinton Foundation that her term might even be very short lived. She might well be haunted out of office like Nixon.

  • Ronald

    Putin has done it , the truth is out . The change in the MSM , is observable today , just 24hours after the FBI re-opened Hillary’s file . The email juice must be devastating , because articles aren’t as anti Syrian and Russian . We humans of all nations now stand a chance of survival .