John Harwood offers defense of James Comey (AND Hillary) after NY Post’s story on private email use
Fired FBI chief James Comey used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business — and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them.
The former top G-man repeatedly claimed he only used his private account for “incidental” purposes and never for anything that was classified — and that appears to be true.
But Justice acknowledged in response to a Freedom of Information request that Comey and his chief of staff discussed government business on about 1,200 pages of messages, 156 of which were obtained by The Post.
CNBC’s John Harwood doesn’t see it as any big deal. Why?
huge numbers of high government officials do this which is another reason why the Hillary email story was wildly over-hyped and misleadingly covered/exploited https://t.co/aNbAPVs4e1
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 10, 2018
So does that settle it?
"Everyone does it" is not a defense. https://t.co/bcESyuE2w1
— neontaster (@neontaster) November 10, 2018
The media almost certainly wouldn’t consider “but everybody does it” to be an acceptable excuse coming from a Republican.
Well, if everyone does it, then it *must* be OK. https://t.co/TejUcgDq0V
— David Sylverthorne (@D_Sylverthorne) November 10, 2018
Comey is your defense?! He sucks too!
Still improper, and I'm pretty sure illegal.
Go shill somewhere else. https://t.co/4ybWT4qsj3
— Krewe Maynard (@krewemaynard) November 10, 2018