“At the first closing of the investigation Comey held a press conference and said:
“our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
That, by far, exceeded his competency. Since when can a police officer decide how “reasonable” a prosecutor may or may not be, and make public announcements about that? Clinton’s running of a private email server broke several laws. Anyone but she would have been prosecuted at least for breaching secrecy and security regulations.
It is not the job of the police to decide about prosecutions. The police is an investigating agent of the public prosecutors office. It can make recommendations about prosecutions but not decide about them. Recommendations are to be kept confidential until they are decided upon by the relevant authority – the prosecutor. There are additional issues with Comey. His agents used sting or rather entrapment to lure many hapless idiots into committing “ISIS terror acts”. A full two thirds of such acts in the U.S. would not have developed without FBI help. Comey himself had signed off on Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program.
The formal dismissal of Comey is, in my view, the right thing to do. It should have been done earlier.”