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Tuesday, November 13, 2018


For John, BLUFI hope this is wrong, but I doubt it is.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Washington Examiner, by Mr Daniel Chaitin, 9 November 2018.

Here is the lede plus four:

Former FBI Director James Comey used his personal email account to discuss his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's unauthorized private email server.

Through a Freedom of Information lawsuit, the Cause of Action Institute, a conservative watchdog group, obtained some of the emails Comey sent from a Gmail account and revealed them Friday evening.

In one email sent on Sept. 30 to James Rybicki, Comey's chief of staff, the FBI director shared a Fox News article about how Russia-linked hackers tried to access Clinton's email server.

"Need to be sure our colleagues across the street don't think I actually said most of the stuff they attribute to me," he told Rybicki.

In a separate email a week later, Comey was aware that the revelation of his use of a personal email account for government business would be “embarrassing."

It isn't good when people make up their own rules.  Sure, a wink and a nod to help some honest subordinate jammed by the system, but those should be rare exceptions.

Senior officials should hold themselves to a "higher standard", both as a moral imperative and as an example to others.  In the end there are no secrets.  Someone always knows.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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