Republican leaders aren’t too happy after FBI Director James Comey announced on Tuesday that the agency is not recommending the Justice Department bring charges against Hillary Clinton. Comey said that “no charges are appropriate in this case.” Republican leaders are claiming that the FBI is biased even though Comey is a registered Republican who donated to John McCain and Mitt Romney’s campaigns. That’s right, Comey donated to both of Obama’s opponents.
Talking Points Memo reports:
Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) said the FBI was “steeped in political bias” and brought up a new favorite conservative talking point: the tarmac meeting In Phoenix last week between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, according to the Post.
“The role of the independent counsel is to keep investigations honest and prosecutorial decisions independent of the political, personal and financial conflicts of interest that undermine accountability in government,” Turner said. “It is time for Secretary Clinton to be held accountable for her extremely careless actions.”
Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) followed his lead an hour later.
“I’m calling for a special prosecutor to be appointed to look into the charges and determine the appropriateness of prosecution for these crimes,” Salmon told the Washington Post. “Americans deserve accountability from their government officials, especially when they would be harshly prosecuted or imprisoned for performing the very same actions.”
Ahem. FBI Director James Comey is a Republican appointee.
As if that investigation isn’t enough,House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) plan to meet Tuesday with House officials to decide whether to conduct a formal investigation of the behavior of Democrats during their 26-hour protest last month demanding votes on gun legislation, the Washington Post reports.
We’re sure there will be an eleventy thousandth Benghazi investigation, too. Wash, rinse, repeat.
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