Hillary Clinton has mixed feelings about the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
On the one hand, Clinton is glad Comey got the ax, because she still blames him for her election loss.
On the other hand, the two-time failed presidential candidate is worried that the firing could derail the ongoing FBI investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“[Hillary’s] satisfaction at seeing him lose his job, friends said, is offset by worries that it could derail the FBI’s investigation of ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials,” a source told the New York Times. According to the Times:
“…person who spoke with Clinton after the White House’s announcement said she has a ‘mixed mind’ about his firing. While Clinton believes that Mr. Comey interfered with the election, this person said, ‘taking him out of his job at this point only reinforces the point that he was on to something.'”
Proving how tone-deaf she remains even now, Clinton insists she would be president today if only the world hadn’t conspired against her.
“I was on the way to winning until a 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 and got scared off,” she said.
Clinton—who spent almost $1 billion on her disastrous campaign—also blamed misogyny, saying the country was not ready for a woman president. “Yes, I do think it played a role,” she whined.
Interestingly, Hillary never blamed sexism for her primary loss to former President Obama in 2008.
Hillary Clinton blames Russia, James Comey, FBI, WikiLeaks, Media, for her election loss. Never herself. pic.twitter.com/xwnPiqrJmm
— _Christene_ (@_Christene_) May 4, 2017
In a surprise revelation, liberal comedian Bill Maher blamed Bill Clinton for James Comey’s firing and for Hillary’s election loss.
Maher said Bill Clinton’s secret meeting with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on an airport tarmac in Arizona in July 2016 sunk her campaign and set off a chain of events that later led to Comey’s firing.
Maher said if the tarmac meeting never took place, Lynch—not Comey— would have held the press conference that closed the FBI investigation into her email server.
“Comey had to say what he did because the attorney general had to recuse herself because [Bill Clinton] walked on her plane,” Maher said. “Bill once again f**ed up his wife’s life.”
At the July 2016 press conference, Comey laid out a damning case against Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, but then recommended against prosecuting her.
While Comey is a former U.S. Attorney, as FBI Director, it was not his place to recommend for or against prosecution.
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