One of the services Ann Althouse provides her blog readers is that she watches the Sunday “news” shows, so we don't have to. For example, Meet the Press. Ann writes,
Mike Pence was also a guest on the show. (And Todd really interrupted the hell out of him, but Pence kept his relentlessly on-task, solemn demeanor.) Pence brought out a point that I hadn't seen elsewhere: “[T]he F.B.I. director is keeping his word to the Congress that if new pertinent information came forward that justified the reopening of the case, that he would alert the Congress.” If that's correct, that's the answer to the question why Comey came forward when he did.
Picking up the idea that Comey was keeping his word, that he had no choice, but a duty, Todd asked: “Do you think think Director Comey has a duty, though, to share more information of what's known?” Pence, ever somber, came out with: “I think he has a duty to move forward professionally and in a timely way on this.” So, basically, no, Comey doesn't need to say anything more. In fact, Pence added, why doesn't Huma Abedin just put her emails out? Why does the Hillary campaign think the missing information should come from the FBI? If they sincerely want transparency, why don't they get transparent?
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