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Without Explanation, FBI Abruptly Releases Old Documents About Clinton Pardons

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Without Explanation, FBI Abruptly Releases Old Documents About Clinton Pardons

FBI director James Comey, who ended the Marc Rich investigation in 2002

Why would the FBI suddenly release hundreds of mostly blank pages of documents from its investigation of presidential pardons by Bill Clinton — a probe that ended without any prosecution almost 15 years ago — just one week before Election Day? On Tuesday morning, the “FBI Records Vault” tweeted a link to the bureau’s website where those documents were displayed with a short description, but no explanation for the abrupt release.

What little can be gleaned from the heavily redacted pages indicates they mainly concern the pardons of Marc Rich and Pincus Green, a pair of fugitive traders then living in Switzerland, although the pardon investigation undertaken by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in February 2001 dealt with other pardons as well.

In the hours that followed, the bureau failed to explain its decision to dump the pardon documents, despite many press inquiries. But the mysterious release immediately stoked fresh consternation about FBI director James Comey’s clumsy intervention in the presidential race on Oct. 28, when he sent a letter to Congress announcing that agents had discovered materials on a laptop owned by former Rep. Anthony Weiner that might prove pertinent to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

Since then, Comey has been under increasingly direct fire from Democrats, former prosecutors, and Justice Department employees for ignoring ethical guidelines about interfering in elections. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and a former ethics counsel in the Bush White House have accused him of violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from using their office to intervene in elections.

Almost nothing in the released documents is new, beyond glancing references to bits of evidence (a “red rope”) that may or may not have anything to do with Rich, whose ex-wife Denise was a major donor to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation’s library fund. It was Denise Rich’s donations that spurred demands for an investigation.

Angry federal prosecutors in New York who had worked on Rich’s indictment were only too happy to proceed. Clinton’s failure to follow normal Justice Department procedures in awarding scores of pardons during the final hours of his presidency had aroused public suspicions and further enraged the prosecutors whose opinions he had ignored.

Mary Jo White, the U. S. attorney in the Southern District appointed by Clinton, opened the case within weeks after the pardons. At the time, Rich was living in a luxurious chateau in Zug, Switzerland, where he had fled to avoid trial on charges that he had done illicit business with Iran. He died in a Lucerne hospital in 2013, never having returned to the United States because Clinton’s pardon required him to pay a $21 million civil fine if he came back.

As the documents released on Tuesday attest, several squads of FBI agents across the country spent months serving subpoenas and interviewing witnesses in pursuit of evidence that the pardons were awarded corruptly. With its demands for information from the Clinton Foundation and its donors, the bureau effectively intimidated many from making additional contributions.

Yet while the investigation continued for months after White returned to the private sector and President Bush appointed a new U.S. attorney in her place, the case against Clinton was always weak. After all, he had rejected requests from personal friends who had given much larger sums than Denise Rich and then sought pardons for arguably more deserving convicts, such as financier Michael Milken and native American activist Leonard Peltier — both of whom, unlike Rich, at least had served time.

Most important was the pile of evidence, produced by a Republican-led Congressional committee investigating the pardons, that Clinton had actually pardoned Rich chiefly as a favor to Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, in the midst of Mideast peace negotiations. Barak had reached out to Clinton on three occasions, including the night before Clinton’s final day in office, to importune him on behalf of Rich — who was a longtime secret asset of Israeli’s intelligence services. (The full story of Barak’s campaign to pardon Rich is told in Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton, my new book about Clinton’s post-presidency.)

The underlying irony of the FBI document dump is that the pardon investigation ended in 2002, on the watch of James Comey, the newly appointed U.S. attorney in Manhattan. Having inherited the Clinton matter from White, he effectively closed the case before moving on, after less than two years in that post, to serve as deputy attorney general in Washington.

While this action was obviously intended to frame the Clintons again, it is more likely to embarrass Comey, as yet another bonehead move by a law enforcement leader who no seems able to conform to crucial standards of fairness.

Joe Conason

A highly experienced journalist, author and editor, Joe Conason is the editor-in-chief of The National Memo, founded in July 2011. He was formerly the executive editor of the New York Observer, where he wrote a popular political column for many years. His columns are distributed by Creators Syndicate and his reporting and writing have appeared in many publications around the world, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, and Harpers.

Since November 2006, he has served as editor of The Investigative Fund, a nonprofit journalism center, where he has assigned and edited dozens of award-winning articles and broadcasts. He is also the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hunting of the President (St. Martins Press, 2000) and Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth (St. Martins Press, 2003).

Currently he is working on a new book about former President Bill Clinton's life and work since leaving the White House in 2001. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, including MSNBC's Morning Joe, and lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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  1. Mama Bear November 2, 2016

    This is so beyond reasonable, way beyond outrageous.

    1. BDD1951 November 2, 2016

      Makes me wonder if he isn’t in cahoots with Trump. Comey was supposed to be a straight up guy. Makes me wonder is the Trump camp got to him.

      1. Mama Bear November 2, 2016

        Don’t forget he is a Republican and they do tend to be self-righteous and egotistical – and don’t forget his boss at Justice was none other than Rudy Giuliani. Picture starting to emerge that your suspicions are correct?

      2. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

        It wasn’t Trump even though his daughter-in-law has been bragging all over Manhattan that he “got Hillary!” It was Gowdy. If you watched the CNN airing when Gowdy and Chaffetz lit into Comey in the last EmailGate investigation, you would have thought it was a rerun of Roy Cohn and the McCarthy Era Commie Hunters.

        The minute Comey refused to testify under oath in a publicly aired federal investigation that “Hillary is guilty” BS, I thought Gowdy wanted to kill Comey. Then, Chaffetz came to Gowdy’s rescue with the worst brand of double talk.

        Gowdy and Chaffetz have to go! They are not serving the interests of Americans. They are serving the interests of the Koch Tea Party.

        1. Blueberry Hill November 2, 2016

          Trey Gowdy was even caught red handed by the FBI for altering Hillary’s emails that they had sent to them. He should have gone straight to jail. They had to postpone the original date so they could replace the ones Gowdy the crook had manipulated. Retire the both of them.


          1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            Women know exactly why Comey played double standard with this election. Trump, Gowdy and Chaffetz whispered in his ear and money crossed hands to get Comey to bend.

            It is so typical of some male egos to use ego on Comey and say, “Come on…you can do this. Are you a man?? Then, Gowdy follows up with a reminder that as FBI Dir., Comey can be as brazen as J. Edgar Hoover.

            Now you see precisely how far back they want to take this country. To the era of McCarthy hearings where innocent people (3 of them) accused of being “communists” committed suicide rather than testify one more time before that AIDS nut Roy Cohn, the alcoholic McCarthy and the cross dresser J. Edgar Hoover.

            If we thought honor and decency had returned to the FBI, Trump, Gowdy and Chaffetz proved otherwise.

      3. PatrickHenry November 2, 2016

        A few months ago the National Memo & Democrat-Socialist Party were Praising the integrity of Director Comey. LMAO! Such obvious BS.

        1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

          A few months ago, Comey wasn’t going to publicly lie under oath for the entire country to see and hear. LMAO at your right wing narrow minded BS.

          1. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

            Nope, Comey is getting into deep crap over his not doing his job before. Possible Hillary indictment coming, LMAO.

        2. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

          These numskulls will never see the truth for what it is Patrick, but for the objective liberals out there they will see there is only one choice for POTUS this election

        3. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

          Still isn’t true.

    2. PatrickHenry November 2, 2016

      Our Corrupt Government and Media have already put a muzzle on Hillary’s & Obama’s corruption, only came out because of Wikileaks. Even so, Leftists still refuse to care because of their love of Socialism, which has hurt Millions. You would “muzzle” the Truth for your selfish interests, regardless of how it destroys our Liberty. Amazing.

      1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

        Do you have ANY proof of the accusations you make here? If so get them. And as for WikiLeaks, you want to tell us why they didn’t hack into the Trump/Putin emails that show Trump owes Russian millions? Sorry Fascist Boy…but you will not turn over government and democracy into Trump Empire.

    3. Daniel Jones November 3, 2016

      Screw muzzling; FIRE his lying, corrupt, bought-and-paid-for ass!

  2. Dominick Vila November 2, 2016

    As bad as the release of these files is, the worst part of all this are the explanations given by the FBI to justify the unprecedented steps they have taken, ostensibly, to undermine Hillary’s chances to win the 2016 elections or, as a minimum, impede her ability to govern, if elected. Suggesting that all this was done to avoid criticism if they withheld information until after the election, or because the latest release was done by a different section of the FBI that makes information public consistent with the Freedom of Information Act – while refusing to release information related to investigations into Trump’s refusal to rent apartments of African Americans, or cases that most Americans would be accused of fraud for, have turned what was once upon a time a highly respected Federal government institution into a joke.
    If the Bill Clinton files involving a case that goes back to 2001 had to be release because a section of the FBI makes documents public on a First In First Out basis, why aren’t they releasing files that go back to the 1970s? Never mind, I think we all know the answer to that rhetorical question.

    1. FireBaron November 2, 2016

      You know, Dom old friend, I see a certain Federal Law Enforcement official being asked to submit his resignation on January 20th of 2017.

      1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

        I think it might be sooner. Comey knows he cannot serve the FBI in the same honorable capacity without his integrity being questioned by his own department.

        1. Daniel Jones November 3, 2016

          What honor?

          He has shown he has none.

      2. Dominick Vila November 2, 2016

        I would not be surprised if he resigns the moment Hillary wins the election, if she wins.

        1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

          Everything the Republicans have done for the past 8 years has been an act of spite. They knew Nixon was involved in WaterGate but to deflect blame, they tried to turn Pres. Clinton into a criminal like Nixon. When AG Gonzalez was forced to resign for trying to Republicanize the DOJ, the GOP went after AG Eric Holder.

          When SOS, Condi Rice, got her butt reamed out by the 9/11 Commission for ignoring the warnings about an al Qaeda attack, the spiteful Republicans concocted Benghazi to make SOS Hillary look as guilty as Rice and her master puppeteer, Herr Cheney.

          Look, we must face the facts. The Republicans greatest desire is to Republicanize law in this country. Let them do that and you have biased law that only Republicans will mete out.

  3. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

    Whatever it takes to keep that lying, corrupt family away from Pennsylvania Ave is fair game! Add up the 30 years of filth and at best “innuendo of wrongdoing” and do the only comprehensible right thing….Trump/Pence 2016!

    1. Dan S November 2, 2016

      In a week Trump will be a footnote in the history books as Hillary Clinton will be elected our next President. Judge Curiel who Trump disparaged earlier in the campaign will be waiting for him later this month at his upcoming fraud trial surrounding Trump U. Next month he’ll have another trial accused of raping a 13 yo girl. Whatever it takes to keep that lying, racist, misogynistic, narcissistic creep away from Pennsylvania is fair game ????

      1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

        Trump is going to turn on guys like Samaras like he always has. When Trump doesn’t get his way, he sues. It will be fun to watch Samaras having to fork over his paychecks to Trump to help pay off the lawsuits the GOP has to know are coming.

        1. Dan S November 2, 2016

          Pretty soon there won’t be anyone for Trump to turn on. I’m quite certain Trump will actually be seeing real prison time once he’s exhausted all his appeals. They should of course add tax fraud to his crimes. Mark Cuban had said that once Trump loses the election that Trump will be filing personal bankruptcy in the next 7 years. Personally I think it’ll happen a lot soon, 3 years max

          1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            From what I’ve known about Trump for the past 4 decades, he managed to collect quite an army of judges, Guiliani who was always there for Trump and a personal brothel that would make a Turkish Pasha envious.

            The reality of this mess is that Trump knew he could rely on Guiliani, a former assistant US prosecutor to the then AG and NY City’s former mayor who often arrested people who were innocent and make Comey bow to Guiliani. It has long been known Guiliani is not the pure innocent Mafia Buster he pretended to be.

            In fact, that’s why he rise so high up the law enforcement ranks. Dirty politicans fearing reprisals from Guiliani’s buddies in organized crime.

          2. Dan S November 2, 2016

            I never was a fan of Rudys but I never thought he was as awful as he is now. After 911 he said & did the right things responding as Mayor to a horrific crisis that hit America that day. He was going to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Senate seat she of course won in 2000 but had to withdraw to treat prostate cancer. And to think I actually felt bad for him then. We now know his true nature & it’s not flattering

          3. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            Oh yes..Guiliani was supposed to be the Great Hero Mayor who cleaned up 42nd Street. The joke is that all he did was control the very organized crime capos who were profiting from women, cocaine and the boosters all along the Great Slime Way.

            Guiliani is a great actor who, like Trump, is not above making threats and using fear as the force to control others.

            As a pair, Trump’s fearmongering is usually suing or threatening to sue anyone who dares to say a negative word about him. Guiliani still has the long blue line behind him. Although, I am beginning to think that many in law enforcement are also seeing what you are.

      2. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

        Get your man card out of your wifes purse Dan and quit listening to these man hating poor excuses for women on this site

        1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

          You don’t have a man card. You wear Mr. MAN attitude as if it’s reality. We all know your kind of man is the kind women detest most. Bossy, belligerent, bitter, hateful, resentful, always unemployed, always on the lookout for another skank scam and always ready to try and keep any woman stupid enough to fall for your BS under you feet. Sorry..no more woman left in the US like that.

          1. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            If you weren’t such an ugly person inside you may be attractive to a gentleman such as myself but until you decide to get off your soapbox get back to those cats, they need you

          2. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            If I am ugly, you might want to explain why I have had to fend off over a dozen guys on FB this week alone. Sorry if your face looks like Trump’s fat butt.

          3. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            Do you have a retouched photo up there like on your dating site?

          4. Daniel Jones November 3, 2016

            Might as well stop the pathetic femme-shaming effort; It won’t work.

          5. dpaano November 2, 2016

            Why don’t we see Sammy’s face on his posts??? Does he have something to hide? You see MY face on my posts….I don’t mind showing my gender! Unfortunately, most of these trolls on these sites fail to show anything….that is, except their stupidity.

          6. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            I suspect that a lot of the right wing trolls love to dish it out but oh my when I drop in on their sites and give as good as they dish out do they ever go ballistic.

            You can ask righties for proof and all they do is ignore it and keep blasting away with their unproven opinions they think we can accept with a shred of credibility. Hillary is ahead 5 points and that will only increase as the rest of the states voting polls close. I don’t know about you, but Nov. 8th can’t come too soon this election year.

        2. Dan S November 2, 2016

          I wear my man card with pride ???? I happen to respect women not treat them like objects or a prize. The women on this site are very intelligent & have an equal voice on these boards. If I should disagree with someone I’ll say it whether their male or female

        3. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

          Wow. You are TERRIFIED of women. What a coward.

    2. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

      Awww…Samaras doesn’t want Hillary for President. Guess what Grand Pubbah of Upper Butt Crack? Hillary will be president. She already has over 22 million votes from those states with early elections. She doesn’t need much more.

      And if you nutbags think we will allow you another 8 more years of your big mouths, you’d best think again. We will make sure your mouths are silenced so we can all get some peace and quiet. We will throw you into jobs where you can’t open your mouths and sweat your lives away. And all we have to do is cut off federal funding from our states to yours. Can be done moron. Think about it.

      1. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

        LOL….you’re under the wrong impression that those democratic votes are all for the cankle queen. Wrap your little mind around the fact that there actually are some democrats that realize what a pos that she is and have already voted for the next president, Donald J Trump.

        1. CrankyToo November 2, 2016

          You may be right about one thing… Anyone ignorant enough to think Trump is the lesser of two evils is certainly stupid enough to vote for him rather than for her. Your problem is, there aren’t enough ignorant a$$holes in the electorate.

        2. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

          Nope…Under no false impressions. Reuters, an AP, worldwide UNBIASED poll said in this week’s report that Hillary is ahead of Trump by 15 points. Ooooooh …and doesn’t that shrink your testicles. Those 22 million votes ARE for President Hillary Clinton. Eat your heart out hairbrain.

          1. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            And you know this how? They’ve begun counting them and releasing the results already? You’re a delusional man hater Ellie. Your cats need tending…..

          2. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            I know this because I keep up with the BBC News…not the right winger biased BS news you do. Go take a shower puke man. You are polluting our airspace and I am tired of paying for your pollution. What’s the matter? No job to get to today or ANY day? Most bums don’t work.

          3. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            You know nothing more than how many votes have been cast dipstick! My job is done for the day except to aggravate misinformed man haters like you…lol

          4. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            I know that Reuters already stated that according to the polls Hillary is ahead. You can keep insisting like a maniac all you like. But it won’t change the reality that Trump is going to lose to Hillary who will be not just the first female president but the first female president with a LANDSLIDE…ooooooh little Sammy’s butt is crinkling over that.

          5. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            I would love nothing more than to see a QUALIFIED woman in the presidential seat. Unfortunately HC is not the one! You will see

          6. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            You are a liar. You and your Republicans have had numerous chances to put a woman out there. Your template for Republican candidates are always the same:
            . White
            . Middle Aged
            . A brand name
            . Lots of billionaire backing

            Now, you want to explain why the GOP sabotaged Ann Richards and Wendy Davis is TX? Why they sabotaged Geraldine Ferrara? Why they tried desperately to destroy Shirley Chisholm and failed?

            Time to admit you would do the very same thing to Senator Elizabeth Warren that you do to Hillary. Get a job.

          7. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            You’re damned right we would. She is another nasty woman

          8. dpaano November 2, 2016

            Additionally, according to the news media, she’s already got all the Electoral College votes that she needs to win the election. Trump has waaaay too far to go to get caught up.

      2. Jon November 2, 2016

        The KKK and Samaras endorse Trump. Fox, Breitbart, and Red Flag News along with InfoWars and Stormfront and their hateful ilk endorse Trump. Nothing is more revealing.

    3. CrankyToo November 2, 2016

      Sure. The end always justifies the means to reprehensible scum like yourself. Truth be damned.

      1. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

        The salesman flap that we endure from Trump pales in comparison to the reprehensible scum that IS HC

        1. CrankyToo November 2, 2016

          There you go, projecting again.

          1. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            Your side is projecting a cankle queen win……Trump will shock the pin headed liberal world on Tuesday.

          2. CrankyToo November 2, 2016

            I’m sure. Just as Romney did four years ago…

          3. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            The blacks will not be out en mass like they were for Obama, who btw has done nothing for them. Trump will get 20% of the black vote this year and your girl will be either dead or in prison by the fourth of July

          4. CrankyToo November 2, 2016


          5. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            Yes dead. She is a sick woman, hiding that fact imho. I wish no ill on the woman except for her to be brought to justice for her treasonous acts

          6. CrankyToo November 2, 2016

            Tell you what…

            Let’s both bookmark this page, set alarms for July 4 and meet back here to continue this discussion.

          7. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            LOL….okay…..Cubs lose tonight in the bottom of the ninth. You heard it here first

          8. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            What has that to do with this election? And don’t be so sure. The Cubs have not been in a World Series since 1912. You can bet they’ll want to win this one for no other reason than to hand another Big Win to President Obama.

          9. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            This is an a, b conversation honey c your way out of it

          10. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            You are out of your league Sammy. Can you do yourself a favor and stop posting before you vaporize your own mouth? Not a single one of your posts are legal proof of any of your accusations. Either you get the proof or we call you a LIAR. Your call Big Boy.

          11. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            You don’t know your a$$ from a hole in the ground on ANY subject do ya Ellie? The Cubs were there in 1945. Haven’t won since 1908. Crankys’ Red Sox won in 1912. Stick to cats honey

          12. CrankyToo November 2, 2016

            Well that’s great news for the Cubbies because, if there’s one thing I know with absolutely certainty, it’s that anything that originates at your keyboard is entirely incorrect.

          13. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            As a White Sox fan I hope I’m right! As a Chicago fan I’ve seen this movie too many times. The Cubs always bring you to the brink and then…BAM! I don’t make the rules, I just live in this world…lol Cubs lead going into the bottom of the ninth then Bartman or Leon Durham enters the staduim

          14. CrankyToo November 2, 2016

            Well there’s something else we can talk about on 4 July… the 2016 World Series pennant flying over Wrigley Field.

          15. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            Part of me would welcome that Cranky

          16. CrankyToo November 2, 2016

            Careful, Bro… your humanity’s showing.

          17. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            You are mental case. Did you actually hear the remarks Trump made about a Hispanic judge? Oh wait…sorry…I forgot. You as a Daddy’s boy got fed hate and bigotry in infancy. Damaged your brain, but what the hell?

            If Hillary is sick, we can only imagine what your Mommy must have been like. A real mental case right? What else? When Mommy realized Big Daddy was going to beat her in his drunken rages, you learned how to trash decent women and turn them into sickos like your Mommy.

          18. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            My mommy is 88 years old and probably still more attractive than your repugnant a$$

          19. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            Your mommy is in a mental asylum. I’m not. Try again jackass…You keep making a moron of yourself in public.

          20. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            Wrong again cat lady! My mommy comes for dinner twice a week or so and is also a Hillary hater. She, unlike you, can see what a criminal she is and wouldn’t vote for her for a million dollars

          21. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            Nope RIGHT again. Your mommy comes to dinner alright…in a strait jacket. She hates Hillary because your Daddy was a brazen, belligerent bully who beat hell out of her. Admit it.

          22. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            HaHa….you’re a funny old witch Ellie. Try getting laid once in awhile. It may be hard finding a partner but there’s a skid row near you I’m sure where you may find a willing Johnson…LOL

          23. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

            Yes, we get that you think people not be identical to you is “treason”, somehow. You’re spectacularly stupid, after all.

          24. Jon November 2, 2016

            The blacks…………your racism is showing.

          25. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            Is everything racist to you sheep? How should it be said? African-Americans will not be out en mass like they were for Obama? Better? Get back to your safe space cupcake

          26. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

            Yes, we get that you fear and hate minorities.

          27. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            Actually, in his earliest business career with his own company, Romney dumped a $12 million bankruptcy on federal taxpayers when his first company went belly up. Now, he stashes all of his profits in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying US taxes.

          28. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

            Yes, we get that you fear and hate women.

        2. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

          If that’s all you know about Trump, wow…you really need to come here to NJ and mention the Trump name. You’ll get the assbeating of your life from the thousands of people Trump didn’t pay in his hotels and casinos. But you can’t admit that can you Fantasy Boy?

          1. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            He’ll win NJ then who’ll be laughing?

          2. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            No stupid…NJ is a Democratic state, always been, always will be. And, NJ is also one of the two most populous states per square mile. So..you know nothing. I’ve lived my entire life in NJ. I know ti better than you EVER will. Stop trying to pretend you know it all. You impress no one.

          3. Jim Samaras November 2, 2016

            This election is not a traditional one dipstick. Is your governor a democrat? No! Start reading a little Ellie, it may change your life.

          4. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

            Our governor Fat Mouth was ONLY elected because the prior Governor Corzine was being investigated for Wall Street fraud. Like Trump, Corzine bought his own election. If you men cannot stop your corruption, women will do it for you….the easy way.

          5. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

            Trump is not going to win New Jersey, where Clinton is up by an average of 11+ points. This may be the dumbest thing you’ve said yet, and that’s a pretty high bar.

          6. Independent1 November 2, 2016

            Like I said – every post you makes makes you look dumber than the last post!! Keep it up and we’ll believe you actually have a negative IQ. (Which probably is the case anyway.)

          7. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

            8 hrs ·
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          8. Eleanore Whitaker November 3, 2016

            Good..You are leaving? Finally! Some peace and quiet. May I suggest you pack up and head out to North Korea? That way, you mouth off there and off to the firing squad you go Big Mouth.

          9. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

            No, not North Korea, that’s where Hillary’s huge pay for play donors are. I will enjoy living right here with a Trump-Pence Administration.

          10. Independent1 November 3, 2016

            Given that Trump is going to lose in a landslide, you’d better be looking for a good place to hide.

          11. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

            Hide from who, you & your intolerant Socialists?

          12. Independent1 November 4, 2016

            intolerant Socialists? What? Did you mean, intolerable?

            People who care about others and aren’t worthless narcissists such as yourself (maybe socialists or just normal sane people) are not ‘intolerant’ of others – it’s you worthless people who think only of yourselves that are INTOLERANT (refusing to accept) anything other than your mindless idea that it’s only you privileged white idiots who ever have need of help from others!! Even when it’s because of the political party you support that is driving people into needing outside support by killing jobs, killing the economy, killing even others with no compassion from you worthless pieces of crap at all!!

            And it’s you absolutely worthless pieces of trash who need figure out just where in the scum of the gutter you fit in!!

          13. PatrickHenry November 11, 2016

            Hey dummy, are you still here or are you participating in violent, leftist crybaby protests? Better start packing your bags ! LMAO.

        3. Independent1 November 2, 2016

          Every post you makes proves to us you’re a bigger moron than we had previously believed. Your outright stupidity is absolutely astounding!!

    4. browninghipower November 2, 2016

      Oh just blow it out your ignorant ass.

    5. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

      OK thanks for letting us know what a woman-hating white supremacist thinks. Lose with some dignity.

    6. Eleanore Whitaker November 3, 2016

      THE CHICAGO CUBS WON! THE CHICAGO CUBS WON!!!!!!!!! THE CHICAGO CUBS WON!!!!!!!!! Now..What was that you said about your lowly Cleveland Indians? They LOST….got that LOST!!!!! LOST!!!!!

      So much for what you know, you arm chair hick.

      The Cubs after 108 years WON!!!!!!!!! They won it as a parting gift to the best President the US has EVER seen. Eat your heart out Sammy!

      1. Jim Samaras November 3, 2016

        Yes, they won and congrats to them! My Cleveland Indians? The only team that I take claim to in the baseball world are the White Sox and if you weren’t such a pigheaded blowhard you’d understand the rivalry that stands between Cub fans and Sox fans. But understanding anything other than your fight for non existent womens inequality may be impossible for a man hating, cat loving poor excuse for a woman such as yourself

        1. Eleanore Whitaker November 3, 2016

          Ooooooh Soooooorrrrrreeee LOSER! I understand the same competition between the Cubs and Sox as I do the Mets and the Yankees here in NY. I also know that the Bears, my favorite team since childhood will now be in the SuperBowl. Keep up the sour grapes. My Dad, a farmer used sour grapes he grew to make vinegar which as you know is high in ACID!

          1. Jim Samaras November 3, 2016

            Please explain to me how a Cub victory and a Bears Super Bowl correlates…..have you been sampling daddys’ supply?

          2. Eleanore Whitaker November 4, 2016

            I don’t ever explain anything to mindless turds with no brains. I only mentioned it because I knew you were so SURE your Indians would win. And I was CERTAIN they wouldn’t. Really is pissing you off big time isn’t it? Didn’t your Mommy wean you yet? You must look hilarious hanging off one of her bazongas for your morning breakfast.

          3. Jim Samaras November 4, 2016

            Ignorant people never explain their madness to anyone but just laugh at the stupidity of their mindless statements and believe everyone will laugh with them.

          4. Eleanore Whitaker November 5, 2016

            Well, you surely prove your IGNERCE! Don’t you? Your superiority act is nothing more than Male Ego on Steroids. Try not to puff out that chest too much. It will explode and everyone will laugh their butts off at you for trying to look like you finished high school.

          5. Jim Samaras November 5, 2016

            Boy, you must have been ignored big time by men in your life to have such hatred toward them. Daddy didn’t bounce you on his knee enough or did mommy quit the breast feeding early Ellie? I know what you need honey and it’s not another cat…..

          6. Eleanore Whitaker November 6, 2016

            Sorry fleabag. I don’t associate with pond scum like you. My male friends are professional men…not blue collar criminals like you. Your mommy and daddy bedded each other and you are the result. Didn’t your mommy and daddy realize that brothers and sisters who breed only breed brain damaged jerks like you?

            Sorry Mister Big Mouth is those are raisins where nuts should and your big mouth is enough to put any woman off. Men like you who think you are so superior never are. But then you know that don’t you limp noodle?

          7. Jim Samaras November 6, 2016

            You’re funny Ellie….You’re too stupid to realize that if you were decent enough to look at and IF I could put up with your ignorant political views for a half hour or so you’d be on your knees looking up at me begging for another taste….go flick the bean to that thought you pathetic pig

          8. Eleanore Whitaker November 7, 2016

            You are not funny. You are pathetic. Men like you think if you insist, insist, insist, women will cower at your feet. You are the one who is ignorant. You just really think all women are beneath you. Sorry..I am so far above you that your life accomplishment compete with the local ant hill.

            As for your posts, get the proof big mouth before a mob of very angry women lynch you and show you why you need to learn the fine art of silence.

            You are a pathetic loser. By the way, Comey confirmed his findings of the July EmailGate Investigation. I am sure that just burns your balls.

  4. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

    My niece works for the FBI and has for over a decade. As she stated, after the dirty dealing J. Edgar Hoover died and left the FBI in a mess, this department of government had to clean up its dirty laundry. The FBI did that by hiring only college grads with excellent law enforcement degrees.

    When Priebus of the RNC took that $100 million “donation” from Trump as Trump said in the 2nd debate “for his own campaign,” no department of government was safe from the GOP electioneering.

    The Hatch Act is clear. NO federal employee may in any way influence the outcome of an election. Now, Comey has lost not just the confidence and loyalty of the public, but of his own employees.

    This is all Gowdy and Chaffetz doing. Get rid of these two and we get some peace and quiet for a change.

    1. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

      Desperate rant of a desperate Hillary supporter!

      1. Eleanore Whitaker November 3, 2016

        Awwww…too much truth for you Liar boy? Desperate rant of a little boy with no balls and too much mouth. Not to worry. When, not if, Hillary becomes president you righties mouth off and there will be the biggest head shaving party of right wingers the country has ever seen. Not that it will affect your bald head Geezer Boy.

        1. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

          So what you’re saying is, Hillary will run a Dictatorship to round up her “deplorables”? Nice choices you haters make. Thanks for the heads-up.

  5. ivory69690@yahoo.com November 2, 2016

    this COMA COMEY really should be fired by now . what is he going to do next airbrush Hillary’s pic with DONNY DUMP GROPING HER WITH A SMILE ? he should be put off all and any FBI cases NOW if he says anything else jail him

  6. Blueberry Hill November 2, 2016

    There is no reason to put out decades old investigations. I once thought the FBI was great, but with the bias they are showing to a genuine crook – rapist, has caused me to lose all faith in the FBI. The fact that it is still happening, just put the last nail in the coffin. It is sad when we cannot even have faith or respect for the FBI any more.


    1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

      My niece who works for the FBI said the same thing. The FBI employees, many of whom are women, are so ashamed of Comey right now. They know he was influenced to violate the Hatch Act by Trump.

      Trump is one of the dirtiest of the dirty gamers. He makes Al Capone look like a saint.

      I think President Obama is reluctant to remove Comey, which a president has every right to do because he wants to be fair. Something the Republicans have never been to President Obama for the past 8 years. Still, an honorable man always plays fair. A crook, cheat, liar and scumball like Trump has no honor.

      As Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group said about Trump, “Trump told me he intends to ruin as many people as possible.” Here is a link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2016/10/30/what-donald-trump-richard-branson-and-salma-hayak-say-about-trump-and-getting-revenge/#374e01392761

      1. browninghipower November 2, 2016

        In many crucial areas, Obama is a coward. This is one of them.

        1. dpaano November 2, 2016

          Much as I hate to agree, I do. In some areas, President Obama seems to take TOO high of a road!

          1. Eleanore Whitaker November 3, 2016

            He takes a high road on the issue of Comey because he is not willing to take the power of the position of the AG. And, one of the things most Americans forget is that as the first bi-racial president, he is unwilling to pander to the stereotyping of the “uneducated, arrogant black man” so promoted by the good ole boys all through the past 8 years. They were so banking on his being pushy and controlling. Instead, as you pointed out, he often takes the high road. Since I am not a black person, I cannot relate to why he is reticent to rid himself of the fear of the stereotyping. But, I have worked with several hugely intelligent black males like the president and I noticed when it came to white men, there was always this odd reticence to get in white faces.

    2. dpaano November 2, 2016

      As I’ve said before, the FBI needs to be thoroughly investigated once Hillary is in the White House. There are too many things that have gone wrong, and the fact that they have lost all credibility with the American public is a serious problem.

  7. Grannysmovin November 2, 2016

    Message to the FBI Bill Clinton is not running for President. Hey did you investigate Crooked Trumpy Dumpy when a 13 year old accused him of rape? You bureau has become a political tool and can no longer be trusted by Democrats, Independents or Libertarians. It appears you work for the white republican party and could not be trusted to investigate a bowl of rice pudding.

    1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

      The FBI won’t out Trump. I am fairly certain Trump found a way to “pay” Comey under the table for bending to Trump’s will. That is exactly what Trump always does when he can’t play fair. He is out to destroy the voters rights in this country. He will pay off every Republican in the entire country if he has to.

      1. Grannysmovin November 2, 2016

        But not pay the people who work for him.

        1. Eleanore Whitaker November 2, 2016

          That’s why Trump pulled his Edison NJ campaign headquarters and why he can’t set foot in NJ. These unpaid workers and contractors want to do a Hoffa on Trump.

          1. Blueberry Hill November 2, 2016

            Geez, I wish them well, great news.


          2. dpaano November 2, 2016

            Can we kidnap Trump and dump his butt somewhere in New Jersey??? Just kidding…..but, you have to admit, it’s a great idea!

          3. browninghipower November 2, 2016

            Yup…great idea…and take Stone, Lewandowski, and Comey with him.

          4. Eleanore Whitaker November 3, 2016

            Hahahahaha! I have this horrible nightmare that one day I will be driving over a bridge where Trump has been cemented as a bridge support and the ghost of Trump collapses the bridge in typical Trump spite…rofl.

      2. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

        But my dear Eleanore, it is Hillary that Pays for Play, aren’t you listening?

  8. Bonissima 91910 November 2, 2016

    Comey is looking to leave the FBI blazzing out since his goose is cooked. He “knows” Clinton will be our next POTUS and he can’t stand it to be emasculated/castrated by the concept of a woman president. Even though he has a 10 year contract it will be in his best interest to submit his resignation. I wonder how he will justify to his offspring the disgrace he has brought upon the family. What a legacy, shame label will prevail!!… His calling…. I guess he is NOT so brilliant after all.

    1. dpaano November 2, 2016

      But, he’ll “shine” if Trump wins the election….at least for a while until he pisses off Trump somehow. If Trump wins, it will have everything to do with Comey!

      1. Eleanore Whitaker November 3, 2016

        Actually, I think maybe even if Trump wins. Unless everyone who was part of the Obama administration is removed, which is not really possible given the terms of Civil Service jobs, Comey would still end up being investigated. I have a feeling he knows that.

  9. Aaron_of_Portsmouth November 2, 2016

    Comey is like a rogue male elephant on a rampage during the mating season. It’s as though a dormant mind-altering parasite decided to awake and release substances affecting his frontal lobe and limbic system.
    This effect I’ve noticed in the Wayne Allyn Root’s snake den called “The Town Hall”.

    1. AgLander November 2, 2016

      If only you were like a male elephant and your rampages were limited to a defined period on the calendar!

      1. I Am Helpy November 3, 2016

        I keep telling you not to try to joke like a normal person. I’m trying to help.

  10. dpaano November 2, 2016

    I agree that it was a “bonehead move” by Comey, but the cat is now out of the bag, so to speak, since he can’t take any of it back. What he did has hurt the Clinton campaign severely, and his lack of investigations into the Trump gang is also questionable.

    1. Sterling Harris November 2, 2016

      ONLY A Idiot would believe that this move was to influence the election. Donald Trump has legitimized the deep bigotry, prejudice and xenophobia that exist at the One of the Highest levels Of Law enforcement the FBI.. it is a testimony to how low and sleazy this country has come due to the REPUBLICAN COWARDS WHO FEAR TRUMP.

      1. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

        Donald Trump has Exposed the complete Corruption of the Clinton’s the Obama Administration, Most of Congress, the Media like CNN & MSNBC, and the Special Interests of foreign Governments. Liberals as well as Anyone should be grateful for this!

        1. I Am Helpy November 3, 2016

          OK sorry that you are deluded. Reminder: you are garbage.

          1. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

            The extremely little integrity you had, has evaporated, seeing the Hundreds of Thousands of incriminating emails that shows the disregard of OUR National Security. Maybe you will find them in Hillary’s garbage, along with most of her accomplises.

          2. I Am Helpy November 4, 2016

            So quote one of these “Hundreds of Thousands” of “incriminating” emails. Prove your statement.

            Oh right, you can’t – you’re just reciting what Putin has told you. You are garbage.

  11. secondclassguy November 2, 2016

    With all the talk of how much integrity he has he’s really just a coward. It’s not hard to figure out there must be many Trump followers in the FBI. Comey is simply afraid of them

    1. browninghipower November 2, 2016

      He’s not a coward. He’s a willing player in the long coup d’etat being played out by the 1% of religious maniacs, plutocrats, and corporatists.

      1. AgLander November 2, 2016

        The Clintons are the poster couple for plutocrats….both got filthy rich off of selling themselves in pay to play schemes. They are financial parasites.

        1. I Am Helpy November 3, 2016

          “They’re filthy rich! So vote for a (pretend) billionaire!”

          You are getting dumber by the minute.

    2. Theodora30 November 3, 2016

      Maybe but Comey was involved in the Whitewater stupidity which makes me think he may be out to get the Clintons like so many right winger in the FBI, especially the New York office. How sick is it that our premier law enforcement officers love the deepky crooked and unstable Trump but want to destroy the Clintons.
      Could it really boil down to willingness to give a pass to a fellow New Yorker coupled with a deep disdain for someone they despise as a hillbilly from Arkansas? Cause it sure can’t be because Clinton is more corrupt or sexually promiscuous than The Donald.

      1. secondclassguy November 4, 2016

        I think rudy Guilianni had his hand in this. He know many FBI agents and he said on fox news two days before this broke that something big is coming and laughed about it. How did he know? before we find out it may be to late. This is profoundly sad

  12. itsfun November 2, 2016

    The FBI released the documents because they received FOIA requests.

    1. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

      No date on those FOIA requests. This is a clear attempt to get back at his critics. Of course, you’re so dumb you fell for the most obvious hoax of the last six months, so you won’t believe that.

      1. AgLander November 2, 2016

        For someone who thinks Taco Bell is a Mexican phone company, you are in no position to call anyone “dumb”, my friend. But, you seem to enjoy the negative attention, nonetheless.

        1. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

          OK sorry you got nothing but the world’s feeblest insults. You’re gonna lose, loser!

          1. AgLander November 2, 2016

            You’ve ALREADY lost. The only remaining question is where fat pants Hillary performs her perp walk after being arrested. Will it be from her Chappaqua mansion if she loses the election, or will she be led out of the White House by arresting agents if the DNC vote fraud operation can gain her a narrow election win? Either way, prison is staring at her which means YOU lose!

          2. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

            Yes yes you’re deluded and you’re terrified of women and minorities. You gonna lose, loser!

          3. AgLander November 2, 2016

            Sorry, sport…..she was your clueless party’s choice, now your just gonna have to suffer the consequences! I’m loving just watching it all go down……kinda like viewing a train wreck in slow motion.

          4. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

            Yes yes we get that you think Putin’s Trump is going to be elected because you made up a fake scandal that – THIS TIME! – you’re sure is going to work. It’s hilarious. You gonna lose, loser!

          5. AgLander November 2, 2016

            A prison break is always a possibility on her part, with your help, of course…. Then the two of you can flee like a modern day Bonnie and Clyde!

          6. I Am Helpy November 2, 2016

            Yes I get that you’re impotent.

          7. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

            Hillary will either sneak out of OUR Country, or commit suicide!

          8. I Am Helpy November 3, 2016

            Wow. You are GARBAGE. What is wrong with you?

          9. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

            Absolutely nothing. Removing all the corrupted Socialists would certainly improve OUR Country, starting with you.

          10. I Am Helpy November 4, 2016

            OK reported for threats. You are GARBAGE.

  13. AgLander November 2, 2016

    Memo to Bill and Hillary Clinton:
    Always operate legally, within the law, (it’s never too late to start!) and you’ll never have to worry about the content of any of your records released under the Freedom of Information Act.
    Any questions?

    1. Thoughtopsy November 2, 2016

      I have a new theory… You have nothing better to do than sit on here and share your… shall we call it “wisdom”?

    2. I Am Helpy November 3, 2016

      OK sorry you can’t seem to point to any actual laws that they’ve broken. Putin’s Trump, meanwhile, has managed to lose thousands of court cases brought against him for his numerous crimes; in fact, I don’t think your pathetic manbaby failure has ever actually WON a case.

      I expect the upcoming fraud and child molestation cases to go similarly.

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker November 3, 2016

      Can we post the Orange Man in his Orange Suit when his RAPE case makes you rape lovers look like jerks? November 28 and Trump goes to court indicted for RAPE of a 13 year old who just happens to have a video with Trump on the tape.

      1. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

        All these desperate, last minute attacks are debunked, they must really be in a panic. Funny.

        1. I Am Helpy November 4, 2016

          When was this debunked? Oh right, you’re dumb garbage who threatens people and you just make stuff up.

    2. Theodora30 November 3, 2016

      Sure and that is why he is on my TeeVee endorsing Hillary.
      Trumpsters edited a comment he made about why some people are voting for Trump the goes on to say they will regret it. That part was conveniently left out.

      1. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

        Then try listening to Chris Mathews saying on MSNBC asking how could anyone vote for Hillary.

    3. I Am Helpy November 3, 2016

      You people are losing your goddam minds.

      Calm down and lose with whatever dignity you still have left.

      1. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

        But I HAVE dignity, unlike you.

        1. I Am Helpy November 3, 2016

          Uh huh. You support a serial sexual predator who wants to ethnically and religiously cleanse America, and in support of him you spread lies and baseless smears. Dignified!

    4. Independent1 November 3, 2016

      Even if Trump won, he’d never see the Oval Office, the IRS is going to send him up for the rest of his life for defrauding America of 916 million dollars!!!

      Trump’s tax dodge wasn’t ‘smart’—it was a billion dollar cheat

      Al Capone got 11 years for failing to pay $215,000 in back taxes. By that scale, Donald Trump should get out around the year 48,882.

      That was the closing paragraph: for far more, go here –


      1. PatrickHenry November 3, 2016

        Now why would I bother to read your Socialist rag, everytime I glance at it, it is so leftist biased it is irrelevant.

    5. Mikey7a November 4, 2016

      Michael Moore was on Real Time last Friday. He made it crystal clear, that he has never, could never, and will never endorse Donald tRump for anything, except prison yard boy!! This is exactly what is wrong with most of you republicans. You cannot discern fact from fiction. tRump spews his hateful rhetoric, and you slurp it up, as if it were your first spaghetti dinner in the last 20 years. November 9th can’t get here fast enough. Please come back Wednesday, so we can all laugh at you.

  15. Theodora30 November 3, 2016

    Funny how the $21 million fine and the fact that Clinton was acting on behest of the Israeli Prime Minister is rarely mentioned. The media outrage over this pardoned was much greater than its reaction to Poppy Bush pardoning Caspar Weinberger effectively keeping the fact that Bush had been lying to the public for years when he claimed to have been out of the loop during the unconstitutional Iran Contra operation.
    Clinton doing a favor for an ally vs Bush covering up his own role in a deeply illegal operation……..and the Clintons don’t trust the media.

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