A blow was taken by those of us looking forward to getting Trump off of our television screens and out of our lives when James Comey sent a letter to Congress stating that new emails related to Clinton were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
That is not particularly surprising, since Weiner is the estranged husband of long-time Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. What is surprising is the letter announcing that the FBI was going to investigate the emails, a full day before they had even obtained a warrant to review them. While the emails could be incriminating, they could also contain little more than office gossip or family banter. In other words, investigators ought to be left to do their job before making any public pronouncements about what they may or may not find. Comey is aware that such speculation may damage a campaign – hence why he has declined to comment publicly on the FBI’s probes into Trump’s sketchy ties with Russia. However, his ongoing color commentary about Clinton’s Republican-imagined infractions exposes his bias, alters the trajectory of the election and defies the Hatch Act.