It’s a Through the Looking Glass-type world for James Comey.
The FBI director now has new-found supporters among Donald Trump and his followers and new-found critics among Hillary Clinton and her backers — the exact opposite of the position he found himself in just three-and-a-half months ago.
Democrats are attacking Comey over his announcement — less than two weeks before the election — that agents are reviewing new information concerning Clinton emails, and former Republican critics are now rushing to his defense.
“Astonished by the all-out assault on Comey by Team Clinton,” tweeted Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Saturday. “Suggesting he is a partisan interfering with the election is dangerous & unfair.”
She did try to explain how times have changed.
That’s a switch from early July, when Trump accused Comey of being part of a “rigged system” after he announced the FBI would not recommend charges against Clinton. In a fundraising e-mail that month, Trump said Comey “let her off the hook,” and “this is a disgusting example of just how badly the career politicians have rigged the system.”
Of course, back then, Democrats criticized Trump’s party for going after Comey. Donna Brazile, now the interim chair of the Democratic National Commitee, tweeted out a Washington Post editorial in July that “Republicans are damaging rule of law by attacking FBI Director Comey.”
This weekend, Brazile has tweeted out several criticisms on “the damage Comey’s bad timing could do.”
SOURCE: David M Jackson