Congressman Steve Cohen Calls for James Comey’s Resignation from FBI

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Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) is calling on FBI Director James Comey to resign.

According to WREG, Rep. Cohen wrote:

FBI Director James Comey’s recent public comments about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her emails, apparently before seeing any evidence, and against the advice of the Justice Department according to press reports, and even, some have suggested, in violation of the Hatch Act, make it clear that for the good of the FBI and the Justice Department, he should resign his position effective immediately.

Cohen lambasted Comey for announcing that the FBI is investigating new emails from Hillary Clinton’s case so close to the election.

“It was plainly premature, careless and unprecedented in its potential impact upon a presidential election,” Cohen said in a statement.

He also said the FBI announcement of newly found emails, the significance of which they have not yet determined, gives an impression of guilt before all the facts have been determined.

The FBI was granted a warrant Sunday to search Anthony Weiner’s laptop for emails from his wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, as part of the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server.


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