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Fox News' Chris Wallace On Comey: 'Looking Back, I Think He Should Have Shut His Mouth'

Chris Wallace finally came to the same conclusion as most progressive pundits. James Comey should have never made public pronouncements about the FBI investigation into Clinton's emails
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Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace told the ladies of Outnumbered that the FBI director should have never said a word after the FBI made it's finds known back in July and just filed his report. Chris Said, "I think he should have shut his mouth."

Wallace said he had a change of heart about the whole investigation and Comey's role in it.

Chris said, "You can argue whether it was right or wrong, but that he wasn't going to press for a criminal indictment, but his speech was going to be a legal indictment.

He continued, "Looking back on it, I think he should have shut his mouth. They just should have put out an announcement, 'the investigation is closed, there's no criminal action.' He shouldn't have testified before Congress. If he hadn't testified before Congress, he wouldn't have felt the obligation to make this announcement then days ago."

"He wouldn't felt an obligation to make another announcement. I think that criminal prosecutors should be not seen and not heard and he became much too much of a political player in this whole thing. That isn't what the FBI director is supposed to be."

Democrats, progressives, former law enforcement officials and FBI agents have been making this argument since James Comey stood in front of the microphones back in July.

Comey should have never said a word about the investigation, ever. It's not part of the job description. There have been protocols put in place for decades to guide any FBI director away from influencing an election sixty days out.

Even if Comey had revolting right wing Trump supporters as agents, it's his job to control them.

And he should have held any and all of them accountable if they leaked anything to the press.

Wallace knows how much it damaged the Clinton campaign.

And there was no reason to make any other announcements if they had the opportunity to go through the newly discovered emails on Huma Abedin's computer. Comey wasn't obligated to discuss it at all.


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If Comey couldn't handle his own people for a couple of days, what does that say about his reign as FBI Director?

Karoli adds:

After John wrote this post, the news broke that Mr. Comey is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federal Drug Agents Foundation, a group whose board is closely tied to...

...Donald Trump.

FBI Director James Comey was honored Monday night by a group whose board includes several people with longtime ties to Donald Trump, including the CEO of the National Enquirer and a convicted felon who goes by the nickname "Joey No Socks."

Comey, already criticized over his handling of Hillary Clinton's email investigation in the final days of the presidential campaign, accepted the lifetime achievement award from the nonprofit Federal Drug Agents Foundation. The group lists more than three dozen board directors on its website; another was the developer of a troubled Trump-branded tower in Toronto.

Chris Wallace is absolutely right. Comey should have kept his trap shut. But I think we have an idea of why he didn't.

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