Pete Williams reports that Comey is UNLIKELY to say anything more before the election— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 30, 2016
I keep thinking about a series of tweets I read on Friday night from a passenger on a delayed flight out of Washington. I have no idea whether the tweets are accurate, and the tweeter is a Clinton supporter, but what's related here is intriguing:
@FBI official on my plane openly saying how crazy Comey's letter was.— Jeremy Dickey (@JeremyDDickey) October 28, 2016
Update he now is talking about how the NY FBI office pressed to have the A. Weiner info leaked— Jeremy Dickey (@JeremyDDickey) October 28, 2016
Same @FBI official says it's reckless and crazy to have released this letter now but it ultimately shows the inner agency struggle— Jeremy Dickey (@JeremyDDickey) October 28, 2016
He ended the conversation with saying "it doesn't matter Clinton will win and Comey needs to be out"— Jeremy Dickey (@JeremyDDickey) October 28, 2016
He just called someone else to vent about the letter–now saying that he's shocked that "straightshooter Comey" would pull this stunt— Jeremy Dickey (@JeremyDDickey) October 28, 2016
Now saying "You know how the run things out of NY office, they would have leaked the email connection with Weiner"— Jeremy Dickey (@JeremyDDickey) October 28, 2016
It's actually surreal how openly he's spouting this in a plane taking off from Reagan.— Jeremy Dickey (@JeremyDDickey) October 28, 2016
The Garner story broke on Tuesday:
The Justice Department has replaced the New York team of agents and lawyers investigating the death of Eric Garner, officials said, a highly unusual shake-up that could jump-start the long-stalled case and put the government back on track to seek criminal charges.So was this vengeance on the part of the New York FBI against the evil Democrats in D.C. who don't want law enforcement to close ranks behind the cop who killed Eric Garner? I can believe that. And I certainly believe that Comey had to make an announcement to head off a leak to either Jason Chaffetz or the New York Post. Maybe someday we'll know the whole story.
Mr. Garner, 43, died in 2014 on a Staten Island street corner, where two police officers confronted him and accused him of selling untaxed cigarettes. One of the officers, Daniel Pantaleo, was seen on a video using a chokehold, prohibited by the New York Police Department, to subdue him. Mr. Garner’s last words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for protesters around the country.
Federal authorities have been investigating whether officers violated Mr. Garner’s civil rights in his fatal encounter with the police. But the case had been slowed by a dispute because federal prosecutors and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials in New York opposed bringing charges, while prosecutors with the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department in Washington argued there was clear evidence to do so.