After Pence refused to accept the Director's conclusions, David Gregory ripped him for disregarding the rule of law.
November 7, 2016

Comey has yet again declared that Hillary Clinton will not face charges for her usage of a home server and yet again the GOP is refusing to accept this decision. Today's bombshell from Comey came just 36 hours before polls open and has definitely thrown the news cycle into a tizzy. Here is what Mike Pence said in a clip right after Comey's announcement:

(video clip)

Pence: Let's remember what we know. Hillary Clinton said that she never sent or received any classified information. The director of the FBI told the Congress, classified information was sent. Hillary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails, sent or received. The FBI director told the Congress that's not true.

(end clip)

Blitzer: Mike Pence speaking in Hickory, North Carolina, moments ago, reacting to the FBI Director's letter to Congress. saying case closed as far as the Hillary e-mail server is concerned. The reaction from the trump campaign is coming in. we heard from jason miller and mike pence. soon, we'll be hearing from donald trump. >>

Gregory: If you want to make the case that she's unethical, untrustworthy, she did something, she was wrong, more power to you. And a lot of people will agree with you and can go to the polls and vote against Hillary Clinton. But what Mike Pence just said is dangerous. It is just like Trump saying "I will not accept the results of the election." The FBI Director has recommended no charges. We live in a society that's governed by the rule of law and by an independent FBI Director who has a ten-year term. and an Attorney General. For him to say that this is all rigged and you can't believe that, and he is going to pronounce, as a guy who is a former Congressman and a Governor, that he knows what is legal and not legal. that is not just irresponsible, it is dangerous for our country. We've got to get beyond Republican and Democrat here. They will rue the day that they are in a similar situation and you have somebody playing with the role of the FBI Director or the Attorney General. That's what they're doing there. Vote against Hillary Clinton on the server, fine. Bad judgment, Fine. Don't start throwing out the American rule of law. That is dangerous.

In a previous segment David made an interesting analogy that I think it's worth mentioning. It is the clear double standard within the GOP. He said:

"I asked the Trump campaign about Chris Christie, who is running their transition team, whose aides were just convicted in the Bridgegate scandal and whether he still has credibility in that role. Oh wait, they do. Mike Pence said they still stand by him. And why? Because Christie has not been charged with a crime. Which is similar to what the FBI Director said about Hillary Clinton."

Interesting double standard, eh? Chris Christie has not been charged with a crime, but his two associates are now convicted felons and actually implicated him on the stand. He may be investigated and be charged. But the Trump campaign has declared him innocent.

On the other hand, Hillary Clinton has been investigated. Twice. And no one in her team or office has been charged or convicted. But the Trump campaign (and the entire GOP) have declared her guilty and her opponent has threatened to jail her.

When Comey was helping their side they were his biggest fans. Now that he has come out and given a recommendation that they view as unfavorable, it is being declared rigged. Pence and the entire Trump campaign are declaring that the decision of the DOJ and FBI are somehow not legal. This is utterly unacceptable and un-American.

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.