Comey Should Resign. But He Won’t.
In National Review, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy does for James Comey something akin to what Comey did for Hillary Clinton in July. Just as Comey effectively indicted Clinton for extreme carelessness in her email scandal but fell short of recommending referral to the Department of Justice in July, McCarthy essentially indicts the FBI director for extreme incompetence in his handling of the investigation of the email scandal but will not call Comey corrupt or call for his resignation. Yet the convincing case against Comey that McCarthy makes proves the former and should compel the latter.
Though their respective positions are obviously different on the surface (one in a place of actual power, the other a mere pundit) they are oddly rather similar. Just as Comey did not have the authority to indict Hillary but merely recommend, his public pronouncement carried with it significant moral and legal weight, which was immediately seized upon by the Clinton campaign and her many apologists in the mainstream media. Likewise, McCarthy has no power over Comey, but as a respected legal authority and prominent conservative commentator, his view carries not inconsequential influence. – READ MORE