Podesta: ‘Forces within the FBI’ may have cost Clinton election
Aidan Quigley, Politico, Feb 21 2017
John Podesta said Monday that “forces within the FBI” may have sought to elect Donald Trump as president. Podesta offered no evidence to back up his speculation. Podesta said during an interview with NewCo’s John Heilemann:
There are at least forces within the FBI that wanted her to lose. I’m not sure they really understood the alternative, but they wanted her to lose. I think that’s one possibility. They could have played a role in Comey’s decision to alert Congress eleven days before the election that the FBI was evaluating more of Clinton’s emails (rubbish, it was because they were found independently on Weiner’s laptop – RB). Pressure from underneath Comey may have pushed him to send the letter. He made a bad judgment. I think virtually anybody who has opined on the topic … has said it was a terrible mistake of judgment. I think it did terrible damage to us. If you look at the polling at that period in time, that’s when the race began to tighten, in that week.