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VIDEO: Bitter Podesta Continues to Blame FBI for Election Loss

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John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, says that FBI director James Comey may have caved to anti-Clinton “forces within the FBI” prior to the election by reopening the federal investigation into her emails just days before the election.

Podesta offered the theory at an event hosted by NewCo with Bloomberg News’ John Heilemann.

“I think there’s sort of two possibilities,” Podesta said when asked why he believes Comey reopened the investigation in October after closing it in July.

“There are at least forces within the FBI that wanted her to lose. I’m not sure they really understood the alternative, but they wanted her to lose. I think that’s one possibility.”

“I think the other is it’s just become a cover-your-ass organization, and there was pressure coming up from underneath [Comey], and he succumbed to that pressure,” added Podesta, whose hacked emails were released by WikiLeaks before the election.

Podesta has been heavily critical of Comey’s decision to reopen the investigation. The Obama appointee did so after federal agents discovered emails from Clinton’s account on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Weiner’s wife is Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who frequently emailed with the former secretary of state.

Podesta has also publicly lamented what he says has been a double standard regarding the FBI probe of Clinton’s emails and its investigation into potential links between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.

“It’s inexplicable,” Podesta said of the differences in the investigations.

“But he made a bad judgment, and I think virtually anybody who has opined on the topic — including Republicans who served in both Bush administrations and the Reagan administration — have said it was a terrible mistake of judgment,” argued Podesta.

“And I think it did terrible damage to us. If you look at the polling at that period time, that’s when the race began to tighten in that week.”

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  • Takiwa

    Weasel.

  • Tonybinid

    Molestda’s time is coming: tick tock, tick tock… No pizza in prison.

  • whatwaysup

    ‘Bilderberg News’ I think you mean?
    The laconic duo avoid the malevolent stink released by PODESTA and Wiener’s emails, by talking ‘seriously’ about ‘blackmail and collusion’ as if it relates to President Trump.
    This is the mirror script.
    PODESTA refers to the 911 falseflag commission as an “Independent bi-partisan investigation” and calls for a similar cover-up of PEDOGATE – quickly now please before they haul his spidery arse off to clink – maybe google//youtube protection against continued online exposure? These two Johnnies’ are the biggest hacks in the business; sit building the ‘Russian deflection’ in a secure media location; but the message is : They weren’t ‘hacks,’ John. They were LEAKS, John.
    William BINNEY is more believable than your entire organization by one hundred thousand years ! Wikileaks, in 10 them, has NEVER been proven wrong ! Craig MURRAY has stated straight up, these emails were LEAKED.
    A DNC insider handed over your miserable emails accusing you, John PODESTA, of being the ‘subterranean,’ of being the ‘vile stream running under the ground’ of democracy: Someone who didn’t like what goes on in your toilets, outed you.
    The ‘fake news’ is this freak show you both just put on to reinstate and confirm your narrative.
    Like the white helmets and Hollywood.
    Bilderberg News and PODESTA. Fake fake fake fake fake fake.

  • Pineneedle

    Really? She didn’t lose because John Podesta didn’t know what a phishing email was, didn’t know enough not to have a password as password? I saw hundreds of Hillary supporters scramble and run for the border when they realized she was a Spirit Cooker. Lesions on her tongue suggesting cannibalism. References to Pizza, Hot Dogs, Walnut Sauce, campaign parties at Comet Ping Pong with those disgusting paintings on the wall and children taped to pool tables. Passing out like a cloned machine, getting thrown in the back of a van like a side of beef. And what about the Clinton Foundation taking pay for play donations from the Saudi’s or learning that she used millions to help pay for Chelsea’s wedding dress or all the Email that went missing or Weiner having 650,000 of Hilary Clinton’s emails on HIS laptop or having an illegal server in her basement or for being responsible for Benghazi. Yeah. It was the FBI’s fault John. Those leaked emails did you in John. Americans don’t like Pedophiles.

  • Pineneedle

    He becomes the pizza

  • ArizonaSun

    They are getting real close to taking this pedophile pervert down. 1,500 arrests and rising since January 20th!