The 700 Club's Pat Robertson was really angry with FBI Director James Comey, this morning: "Once again that clown that is in charge of whatever you call those people, FBI, is in charge of the headlines."
Robertson is suddenly describing FBI agents as "whatever you call those people" for refusing to prosecute a case that had already been decided in July, and should never have been brought into the public square afterwards.
When James Comey broke decades of protocols by dropping a bombshell in the last ten days of our national election, he was celebrated as a hero by the extreme right wing of the GOP. Now, he's "a clown."
Robertson and his co-host were dumbfounded that the FBI could review 650K emails so quickly and said Comey caved because of political pressure from president Obama.
Pat said, "[Comey] 'I stuck my foot into it and at the risk of having my foot blown off, I'm going to call it all off.' It's the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of!"
Co-host Terry Meeuwsen asked, "Can you even scan 650K emails?" And Robertson replied, "It's absurd! The whole thing is absurd!"
Robertson's hatred was oozing from his pores over Comey's new actions and now he believes that Comey is finished, whoever takes the White House.
And then Robertson veered off into uncharted loony territory when he told his audience that James Comey railroaded Dick Cheney's former advisor Scooter Libby, into a guilty verdict over the Valarie Plame case!
Pat recounted the case incorrectly and then said, "They went after Scooter Libby and kept after him until he made one false statement and they got him for perjury. They knew exactly that Scooter Libby wasn't the one, but it was outrageous what they did. Took away that man's law license...It's horrible. This Comey is at the center of it."
It was a jury that found Scooter Libby guilty, Pat.
After 10 days of deliberations, the 11 jurors found Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff guilty of four felony counts of making false statements to the FBI, lying to a grand jury and obstructing a probe into the leak of Valerie Plame's identity. The jury acquitted him of one count of lying to the FBI about his conversation with a Time magazine reporter. Libby is the highest-ranking White House official to be convicted of a felony since the Iran-contra scandal nearly two decades ago...read on
Rove and Cheney were lucky to escape prosecution, Pat!
But hey, facts aren't your strong suit.