As predictable as the sun coming up in the morning, The Sun repeats the talking points generated by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and her supporters that the letter written by FBI Director James Comey this past Friday was either a partisan maneuver or an attempt to influence the election ("Comey puts his thumb on the scale of the election," Oct. 31). The person who was praised by The Sun as being a non-partisan public servant several months ago in recommending no prosecution of Hillary Clinton for her clear violations of security protocols has now become a partisan hack.
The point that seems to elude The Sun — or perhaps The Sun willfully ignores it for its own partisan purposes — is that the entire email fiasco is the result of the actions and subsequent misconduct of Hillary Clinton. She is the one who set up an email system contrary to proper procedures, destroyed 33,000 emails once her violations were discovered, and repeatedly misled investigators or developed situational amnesia when confronted with her misconduct.
Director Comey was presented with information about the existence of these emails one day before he sent his letter to Congress advising it of the situation. According to The Sun, Comey should have sat on this until there was a material change in information — whatever that means. Of course, Candidate Clinton would have preferred the disclosure on November 9th.
If Director Comey did the bidding of The Sun and Democratic Party supporters to wait, there would indeed be a thumb on the scale — Hillary Clinton's.
Robert C. Erlandson