One of the most popular things that the cable news nets have been doing over the last few days is rolling tape from the not-so-distant past of Democrats praising FBI Director James Comey for everything from his professionalism to his hunky good looks. At the time of course, Comey had wrapped up an investigation into Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server and found no wrongdoing substantive enough to recommend charges to the Justice Department, so everyone from President Barack Obama to HRC herself to Nancy Pelosi sung Comey’s praises.
On July 7th, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings on the House Oversight Committee went full-on proud papa and said to Comey, “I don’t know whether your family’s watching this, but I hope that they are as proud of you as I am.”
It’s a line that invoked wildly sarcastic boo-hoos from the Morning Joe cohosts Tuesday morning, who feigned heartbreak to the tune of The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. “I love that part,” Joe Scarborough said crying into a tissue.
“It’s a love that a mother has for a child! It’s a love that endureth forever,” he continued sarcastically.
The Clinton campaign has called for Comey to be more transparent after he wrote a bombshell letter to lawmakers Friday saying that the original investigation was being reopened due to new findings that “appear to be pertinent.” The findings come from the home computer of disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin.
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