Accuracy in Media

MSNBC’s Morning Joe panelist Mark Halperin blasted FBI Director James Comey for acting as if he were an “arm” of the Clinton campaign by releasing the agency’s notes on their interview with Hillary Clinton on the Friday before Labor Day.

Neither host Joe Scarborough nor Halperin had any kind words to say about Comey’s handling of the Clinton investigation:

Scarborough: Oh my god, the sloppiness here is on the FBI’s part.

What’s shocking to me is, find a prosecutor anywhere in America that will come on television today and tell you that they will allow principals to an investigation to sit in on another principal’s investigation in the middle of a possible criminal case.

Halperin: There’s so much to say about the FBI’s conduct here. Those that are skeptical about how he’s done this, look at the Friday release. The guy has not had a press conference, he talks transparency. I’ve become critical of him. I know he has a sterling reputation.

Scarborough: Not with me.

Halperin: To release this on a Friday as if he’s an arm of the campaign, I was stunned. There’s a lot of information that’s of great public interest. If you really cared about transparency, you’d say is the best time to release this, to get a full public hearing on Friday before Labor Day?

The Friday document dump has certainly tarnished Comey’s once sterling reputation, and calls into question just how independent he is from the Clinton campaign.

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  • Sorry guys, but all this fabricated excess on Hillary lacks in comparison to trumps admitted illegal pay to play, bribing attempts of Florida AG, and the list goes on. Where are your detailed analysis and conversation about that. It seems you can’t get off the Trump train. How much airtime do you give to trump, even when your being critical, it’s followed by negative talk of Hillary. Wtf?

  • Anthony Brzezicki

    Buddy, there is no fabrcation ahe did what she did. Just realize all these investigations aren’t some witch hunt. They keep comming up for one reason, somebody is skirting the law. And when you fail then your a felon and you can’t be president, no matter how popular you are and no matter how bad your opponent is. And he is too bit that makes no difference. One time is all its gonna take and she will finally get caught. Then what will ypu do. The utopion dream will be shattered. You had better pay real close attention to the vise president nominee’s. Those are you’re presidents. Hillary will be impeached because something will come out that she will slip and miss, shes good but not that slick. The Donald will just bow out. We know this. Now campaign for the V P’s

  • Darr247

    I don’t see what’s wrong with releasing it on a friday… that gives the pundits (or pundints as Palin pronounces it) all weekend to pore over it, digest it, analyze it, and have their reactions ready to go either for the Sunday morning shows (Chris Wallace, Meet the Press, Face the Nation) or publish them monday or Tuesday. If he’d waited until Tuesday to release them you’d beach because he held the info an extra 3 days.

  • Apparently, most senior gov official have their own email because US gov service is both unreliable and unsafe. Have a read of Colin Powell release.