Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post Published 3:31 am PDT, Monday, July 23, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 James Comey, former director of the FBI, swears in to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington on June 8, 2017. James Comey, former director of the FBI, swears in to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington on June 8, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Former FBI director Comey cautions Democrats against 'socialist left.' Democrats pounce. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery James Comey, the former FBI director and a registered Republican most of his adult life, is trying out a new role: armchair strategist for the Democratic Party. Days after urging voters to paint the country blue in the midterm elections this fall, … [Read more...] about Former FBI director Comey cautions Democrats against ‘socialist left.’ Democrats pounce.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey, a longtime Republican who has clashed with President Donald Trump over the federal Russia probe, urged Americans to vote for Democrats in November congressional elections. FILE PHOTO: Former FBI director James Comey arrives at the Irish Film Institute for for a public interview in Dublin, Ireland June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne “This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must ... counteract ambition.’ All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us,” Comey wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday night. Comey was fired in May 2017 over what the Justice Department said was his handling of the FBI investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, although Trump himself later linked the firing to the … [Read more...] about Former FBI Director Comey on Twitter: vote Democratic
James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the "Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design that 'Ambition must ... counteract ambition.'" That refers to the need for Congress to provide checks and balances to presidential power. Comey writes: "All who believe in this country's values must vote for Democrats this fall. ... History has its eyes on us." The former FBI director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican. On Monday, after Mr. Trump's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Comey tweeted, "This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country." … [Read more...] about Former FBI Director James Comey urges voters to support Democrats in midterm elections
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Eric Tucker and Chad Day Associated Press June 14, 2018 WASHINGTON — In a stinging report, the Justice Department watchdog said Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was ‘‘insubordinate’’ in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 presidential election. But it also concluded there was no evidence that Comey was motivated by political bias.President Donald Trump has looked to the hotly anticipated report to provide a fresh line of attack against Comey and the FBI as he claims that a politically tainted bureau tried to undermine his campaign and — through the later Russia investigation — his presidency. Clinton and her supporters, on the other hand, have complained that Comey’s later announcement, shortly before the election, that the investigation was being reopened badly hurt … [Read more...] about Inspector general’s report faults former FBI director James Comey’s decisions in Clinton e-mail probe
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Former U.S. FBI Director James Comey said that social media companies needed to “worry” about foreign political propaganda on their networks, but he had few ideas on how to counter it. FILE PHOTO: Former FBI director James Comey speaks about his book during an onstage interview with Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen at George Washington University in Washington, U.S. April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo In an interview with Reuters, Comey also said he would be leery of the Federal Bureau of Investigation trying to track propaganda in the United States, let alone take action against it, while acknowledging that it was a major problem for the U.S. political system. “I don’t have a great answer for them,” Comey said of social media companies including Facebook and Twitter, which were major venues for what U.S. intelligence agencies have said was a Russian-sponsored effort to help President Donald Trump win … [Read more...] about Former FBI Director Comey says agency cannot fight foreign propaganda