For Democrats singing his praises just months ago, FBI Director James Comey is no longer the paragon of impartiality.
The bureau boss is now the target of barbed Democratic attacks for his decision to notify lawmakers Friday that investigators were reviewing newly discovered emails related to the Hillary Clinton server case. And some of the same Democrats who over the summer defended Comey in the face of Republican pressure have emerged as his toughest critics.That's one problem with this whole investigation, which I have entitled Comey's Disgrace. He went public too early and too often. In July, he announced that he wouldn't recommend prosecution, and now in late October, he had enough evidence to re-open the investigation.
No one with a lick of sense believes that the probe will be finished before next Tuesday, when the whole nation gets to weigh in on who might be the next president. It's a problem.
Some of us are old enough to remember the Watergate Scandal that drove Richard Nixon out of office. You might recall that the scandal came to light in October of '72, Nixon was re-elected in November of '72, but wasn't forced to resign until August of '74. The entirety of his second term was consumed by the investigation and the leaks that came out as the investigation progressed.
There is a cautionary tale there and Comey should learn from it. The big thing to remember, though, is that this isn't Comey's fault. This is Hillary's fault. She chose to do the crime and cover it up.