Should FBI Director James Comey lose his job? | The Tylt

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When FBI Director James Comey informed Congress agents had discovered new material related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server, he drew sharp criticism from both sides of the aisle. The letter cast suspicion on Clinton without providing specifics, and with just 11 days left until Election Day. Now that Comey has reported no new information was found and Clinton is once again cleared, many are saying he should lose his job. What do you think? Read more and vote below!

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The Hatch Act is a law prohibiting government employees from using taxpayer-funded offices to play politics. Senior Justice Department officials apparently tried to dissuade Mr. Comey from sending the initial letter, arguing it would violate department guidelines against discussing current criminal investigations or interfering in elections. The FBI's reputation as a politically neutral institution has been seriously damaged.

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One can only imagine the ire of conservatives if it turned out the FBI had discovered new emails related to the Clinton investigation that the public had not heard about—but after the election.

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Reports that Comey gave in to pressure from a strongly anti-Clinton faction within the FBI, or that he feared the wrath of Republican legislators if he withheld the discovery of new emails until after the election, don't say much for his leadership. An editorial in the Washington Post slammed the FBI director of giving in to "a lynch mob mentality" and said that a "more courageous man would have kept silent and taken the heat. Comey, however, succumbed to the pressure."

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Conservatives, particularly Trump supporters, are enraged Comey did not take the investigation further and are accusing him of bias towards Clinton.

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Comey's defenders argue he had few good options in this situation. Whatever choice he made would enrage one side of the political spectrum. And if rogue FBI agents were going to leak the new discovery, better that he announce it.

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An editorial in Newsweek demands the director either be fired or resign, and actually says he should never be allowed to serve in public office again after this mess.

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Should FBI Director James Comey lose his job?
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#FireJamesComey
#DontFireJamesComey
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