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Former FBI Director Jim Comey's October surprise shook America four years ago today. His wife tried to stop it, writes Michael Schmidt in a new column. Schmidt joins Morning Joe to discuss. Aired on 10/28/2020.
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107 Comments on "Jim Comey’s Wife Tried To Stop His October Surprise | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. But only the emails and not the Trump imvestigation so… yeah he picked sides.

    • @West House That is just one of the stupidest, loony, fruitcake, conspiracy theories I have ever heard. Even Infowars is not that dumb. The fact is that James Comey violated all FBI protocols in making any announcement at all. All he had to do was shut his big mouth and say nothing and there is no way that Trump would have won. Or Comey could have even handedly violated FBI protocols and announced both investigations, and there is no way that Trump would have won. Trump owes his whole election win to James Comey, a lifelong Republican, violating FBI protocol, and handing the election to Dummy Donald Trump. Trump owes his whole election to the Russians. Without Russian interference Trump would not have won. And without Comey’s improper behavior Trump would not have won. Trump’s election was a complete fluke. And it will soon be remedied.

    • कट्टर हिन्दू | October 28, 2020 at 9:53 AM | Reply


    • what about trump email we look at Clinton email let us look at trump email

    • @AttyCPA1Put up or shut up, FBI standard policy ,he picked sides and gave Trump a win.

    • @Roland Akor – It looks like you’re responding to the wrong person, because AttyCPA1
      said: “Trump owes his whole election win to James Comey, a lifelong Republican, violating FBI protocol, and handing the election to Dummy Donald Trump.”

      Atty is right: FBI procedure is not to comment on an on-going investigation, and Comey broke with procedure.

  2. Republicans can rationalize any act that serves them regardless of how it effects America

    • @deb You don’t even know if there is a “laptop,” gullible fool.

      Remember Rudy Giuliani saying this:


      Is that a truth, moron?

      Reason, like the rule of law, requires EVIDENCE backing up the allegations. For more than a year, Giuliani has been talking up the ALLEGED emails, repeatedly saying, “Wait till you SEE the emails!” — and yet has refused to produce them whenever asked for them.

      So ARE there in fact emails? Or is that yet another of Giuliani’s “TRUTH ISN’T TRUTH!”?

      Stop the stupid — the first victim of which is YOU.

    • @rtorres81rc The DNC had no control over Trump, or the media. And Comey is not a Democrat, or the DNC.

      The media CHOSE to give Trump billions in free advertising because he was a “story” always saying something outrageous and therefore “newsworthy”.

      The media were irresponsible by their own decisions — blowing up the “emails” when in fact there was never anything there. And hanging on every Trump nonsense.

    • @GreyWolfLeaderTW Comey is a Republican, moron. And as is typical of your immorality, you engage in name-calling in order to cover up the truth:

      Comey, Republican, violated long-standing DOJ policy. That is not the fault of your imaginary “”leftists”.

    • @J Nagarya
      I think @deb’s comment was intended to be facetious. But you make a good comment regarding whether there was even a laptop supposedly handed over to the FBI…all made up.

    • Shawniemarie Moore | October 28, 2020 at 1:06 PM | Reply


  3. Catherine Robson | October 28, 2020 at 8:45 AM | Reply

    Comey gave the country to Trump by breaking norms and more

  4. Amaka Ikejiani | October 28, 2020 at 8:46 AM | Reply

    Women are endured with wisdom, Comey’s action paved the way for the greatest American tragedy.

    • @I. M. lol

    • Except those who use “endured” wrong.

    • @UCCg8rxMNnWOcpVvBNwEkjGg the worst tragedy in modern times was 9/11 I’m from NYC and I remember that day very well even after all these years.
      The attempt to create this pandemic into a tragedy for the sake of everything that’s happened since is a discredit to their lives and wholly unacceptable. Anyone using this justification is lazy and uninspired with their own particular agenda against human lives.

      The pandemic was caused by trump, so if anyone here has anything to say about its effects they need to direct their attention to him and only him

    • @UCCg8rxMNnWOcpVvBNwEkjGg they have no sense of perspective of American history and it shows. I’m half Black and Puerto Rican and I grew up educating myself to what transpired here, so I know all too well what the effects of history has on my people and Natives as well. I’ve been told that history has no relevance and the facts don’t matter. I’ve told them about the social conditioning of america, they don’t listen. They sit around all day insulting other human beings with no regard for our feelings, I’ve even been suspended on Twitter, instagram, and here on YouTube for arguing against their racist and xenophobic comments and harassment for over a year now. It’s emotionally draining, especially so since none of the socialmedia sites hold them accountable.

    • Helen&Nugent Spillman | October 28, 2020 at 3:09 PM | Reply

      @Jatischar Just to win the Prize, I think she meant Endowed??😐👧🏽

  5. Comey found a way to tic off both Democrats and Republicans.

    • Christopher Rod | October 28, 2020 at 3:37 PM | Reply

      @Epona but I’m not mad at him. I’ve forgiven him. He was only doing his job if you think about it. I don’t think he actually wanted to help trump.

    • Christopher Rod | October 28, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      @Epona if anything, he should be praised! Imagine how hard it is to make that decision – mire your preferred candidate that you think is best for the country by releasing damaging information OR lie about it and deceive the people you serve.

    • @J Nagarya
      And essentially destroyed not the Democratic Party but the Republican. And good riddance to that anti-American “conservative movement”.

      This is so true, not that anyone at time would have known. Between the Russians, James Comey and the emails, Trump fluked winning the elections but hindsight now tells us by this happening Trump has now gone and completely destroyed the Republican Party of which it remains debatable if they will ever fully recover.

    • Just Democrats.

    • I guess if you’re a cop and everyone hates you, you must be doing something right.

  6. If he listened to his wife he’d still be head of FBI.

  7. Even Comey’s wife is more sensible and professional than the guy.

    • @martha salter Then don’t complain but vote. Preferbly in a state in need.

    • José de Jesus | October 28, 2020 at 11:12 AM | Reply

      When I hear Comey explain why he did what he did, it reminds me of John Bolton explaining why he didn’t testify in the impeachment trial. So frustrating.

    • Deborah Freedman | October 28, 2020 at 2:03 PM | Reply

      @E K All Comey had to do was follow protocol, and let either the AG or DAG deal with the problem. The FBI usually leaves such things to the DOJ, that is what he should have done. He said that Lynch was compromised by her meeting with Bill Clinton, but that only meant it should have fallen to Sally Yates to deal with the problem. And Yates was inclined to follow protocol, and not make any announcement. If the Democratic candidate, the AG, and the DAG had not all been women, he would have followed protocol, and kept his mouth shut. This was not the first time in his career, that he stepped over a female superior. He doesn’t even realize how deep his misogyny goes.

    • Robin Washington | October 28, 2020 at 5:01 PM | Reply


    • @E K – F Comey.

  8. Standard FBI procedure is to not talk about an investigation. Mueller would have never talked about it.

    • @Craig Wheeless That is the essence of my thinking, perhaps a big mistake rather than intention. ‘ Caught between a rock and a hard place’.

    • @Matthew Rider Yes, and I don’t think he considered the double dealing that Barr eventually perpetrated.
      Barr should have been IMPEACHED right after trumptydumpty.

    • @An Sar He should’ve. Are you aware of the unsolicited letter that former AG Barr submitted to the WH, basically auditioning for the job, informing them of how the Mueller investigation was fatally flawed? Asking sincerely, not trying to be a troll.

    • @Craig Wheeless I agree with ya. Oh, my opinion varies a lil from yours, but big picture… And you gave a fair and non-partisan assessment, which adds credence, of course.

    • carol williams | October 28, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      @Craig Wheeless Love your post I don’t want to offend you but I need to steal your ending DUMP TRUMP /DUMP TRUMP/DUMP ALL HIS CRONIES TO

  9. Bruce strkland | October 28, 2020 at 8:50 AM | Reply

    Comey is responsible for some of this garbage. It was a partisan move from an organization prohibited from partisan actions

    • @Chloe Key Thank you.

    • I’m not a Comey fan, but but I don’t exactly hate the guy. What he shoulda done was the 3rd option: tell the public BOTH were under investigation.

    • @Max Covfefe –naw, NEITHER; in private life that’s defamation when there’s no conclusive evidence of guilt. In politics it’s a violation of the Logan Act–y’know, that one everyone says has never been called up but maybe because a former ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL of all people hadn’t ever made it necessary

    • Comey should have gone to his supervisor, Loretta Lynch, and let her advise Comey what to do. Comey did elect Donald Trump.

    • @Kris Laurenti –I believe Sally Yates was Attorney General then–I doubt he’d have heeded any dem appointee anyway (& not even his wife-lol) & Trump of course got rid of anyone not a “loyalist”–including Comey; no one says ‘when’ once Duhnnie enlists their servitude

  10. Michael bagley | October 28, 2020 at 8:50 AM | Reply

    If Comey really wanted to be fair, he should have also released the fact that the FBI was also investigating the Trump Campaign’s collusion with Russia.

    • Michael bagley | October 28, 2020 at 5:36 PM | Reply

      @Jeff McGowan No, 45 actually called fallen Americans losers and suckers so take that BS and put it exactly where it belongs, down at 45’s golf course in Mar-a’ Largo.

    • carol williams | October 28, 2020 at 6:22 PM | Reply

      @My Pillow Guy EXACTLY

    • carol williams | October 28, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      @Anthony Varicelli well said

    • @Michael bagley Trump is one of the last people I would listen to for information however, I do pay close attention to what he does. I’m also not going to waste my time with a MSM (ABC) link. I watched Mueller’s whole testimony beginning to end. I’m well aware of what went down. His investigation was a sham. How does a person investigate Russian collusion for 2 years and TOTALLY miss who was really colluding with the Russians. How do you have the time to count Trumps lies? You have nothing better to do. Look, they ALL lie or they wouldn’t be politicians. Biden is woefully inept and corrupt and his dementia is no asset. He is compromised and unfit for the position…………..period.
      I think you’re a little over the top or possibly a bit fanatical with blaming Trump for 226,000 deaths. He didn’t ask for this and no matter how he deals with it, the lefties are all over him. China bought up all the worldwide PPE BEFORE announcing to the world COVID was spread human to human. Trump has done untold things to deal with it. He shut down incoming flights from China and the lefties made him out to be a racist (xenophobe). Such nice people. Then he shut down Europe. Sent the Comfort to NY and the mercy to LA. Built a hospital in Central Park. Neither ship ended up hardly being used and they left port not long after arrival. He converted US business over to producing PPE, tests and ventilators. Nobody who ever needed a ventilator went without. He has been fast tracking vaccines as well which I would never take as there is NO long term safety testing.
      Instead of just bashing him, how about filling us in on some of your suggestions to deal with COVID that he missed. While your at it, and I have NEVER got an answer from the left on this, what are the policies that the socialists stand for that you like? It can’t just be about hating Trump but unfortunately I believe that is exactly what it is about because nobody has any idea what Quid Pro Joe stands for other than enriching his family with your money.

    • Michael bagley | October 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      @Gregg So you don’t listen to the media, but you claim to know what’s really going on. I don’t need to explain anything further to you. If you believe 45 instead of the real Doctors and experts, just keep on following his advice. Remember this is the man who knew how deadly this virus was way back in February 2020. Instead of actually doing anything substantial to mitigate the spread, he decided to downplay the COVID-19 Pandemic. He tried to throw a tsunami of lies at the virus. When that didn’t work, he decided to falsely claim victory while he continued to hold Super Spreader Campaign rallies. Meanwhile, the number of cases, over 8.5 million, and deaths, over 226,000, related to COVID-19 continued to rise. Face it, 45 has blood on his hands. He is not only a traitor, but he is also the worst President to ever sit in the Oval Office. I can’t wait for him to be evicted.

  11. Comey’s wife knew he was doing something wrong. SMDH : )

  12. Imagine being an FBI Director and
    Falling for Russian Intelligence
    Operation. Disgrace…..😤

  13. 100000 people would still be alive now

  14. How can you stop a Republican who is suspicious that a Democrat is committing a crime? Comey was political, period!

    • Thomas Macnutz | October 28, 2020 at 3:01 PM | Reply

      Yes, Comey played politics in spite of being in a position from which no one is supposed to play politics. He interfered with the election, promoting a position and “evidence” that FBI analysts had already determined was a Russia plant. Comey knew what he was doing. The head of the FBI played the villain and help put this corrupt disaster into office. It should not be forgotten or forgiven, since he will not admit to the reality of what he did. He knew what he was doing.

    • 100% correct. Comey failed us.

    • @Christy Ann I agree

    • cobaltblueviolet | October 28, 2020 at 5:27 PM | Reply

      mrcatfish ” How can you stop a Republican who is suspicious that a Democrat is committing a crime? ” Cash and a lap dance.

    • @dq machine it is FBI policy to never announce any investigation *and you never ever announce an investigation into someone TWO WEEKS BEFORE AN ELECTION*. Ever!

  15. “Comey delivered the presidency. . . . Comey will go to his grave knowing he elected donald trump. . . ”
    That’s it in a nutshell. And what was the thanks he got for his gift? “YOU’RE FIRED!”

    • And the people who voted for trump? The electoral college?

    • @deb fissa?

    • @Valda Combs it was pretty much the whole usa..lolol..no way i want idiots in cali and ny calling the shots..did u see the map after the election?????????????

    • @deb – And deb, before you try to hit us with the Tony Bobulinski thing.
      Headline: “A Fox News reporter just debunked the latest conservative effort to smear Joe Biden”
      From the article:
      “However, Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich combed through all of the texts and emails released by Bobulinski and determined that his claims about Biden being “The Chairman” were false.”

      “I completed searching all of Tony Bobulinski’s emails,” she wrote on Twitter. “They establish: the “Chairman” is China; NO ROLE for Joe Biden in emails/docs; Tony Bobulinski states himself there are NO OTHER MEMBERS besides Hunter Biden, Jim Biden, Rob Walker, James Gillar, and Bobulinski.”


    • Exactly- And if the populace would just wake up and realize Trump will turn rabid on anybody , no matter how faithful they were before. Because this is what dictators are made of! It’s the ” night of the long knives” again..

  16. madboyreadynow28 | October 28, 2020 at 9:04 AM | Reply

    James Comey killed America, his career and reputation.

  17. Since when does FBI announce they are investigating something? No they just do it. They don’t usually report to the public

    • Biden promised Poroshenko in 2015-16, when both were still in office, $1 billion in loan guarantees in exchange for “keeping Burisma’s
      (where his son Hunter was on the board of directors) schemes and international corruption in place” by ousting then Prosecutor General Victor Shokin to prevent him from investigating the company. Here is the link to Biden -Poroshenko leaked conversation:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpCpI_HAB84 Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a major Ukrainian natural gas producer, from 2014 to 2019.
      Through 2015 and early 2016, domestic and international pressure (including from the IMF, the EU, and the EBRD) built for Shokin to be removed from office. The Obama administration withheld $1 billion in loan guarantees to pressure the Ukrainian government to remove Shokin from office.

    • @Li Al ok Darwin. I hope you find your frontal lobe at some point

    • quan Brooklyn kid | October 28, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply

      @Chasmal haha

    • He worked with a plan, he obviously did not want Hillary in office.

    • "Cancer What Is It Good For ! Making Friends ? " | October 28, 2020 at 5:54 PM | Reply

      E X A C T L Y !!! F A S C I N A T I N G all the way around.

  18. And they’re still going on about the 30K emails when there isn’t anything to it. These poor MAGA people are so manipulated. They are so stupid and brainwashed.

    • Those remaining Trump supporters are among the most uninformed and misinformed citizens in the US. Trump ended his debate last week with a chance to speak to millions of Americans and Trump brought up Hunter Biden’s emails on Rudy’s laptop. People are getting sick by the thousands and dying by the hundreds and Trump thinks Hunter Biden is relevant to Americans’ problems.

    • @John Swo It’s a “Hilary” All over again. And I didn’t believe it the first time.

    • The Republican cult is manipulated, stupid, and brainwashed. But it isn’t that they don’t recognize the truth; it’s that they don’t care. They not only spread the lies they are fed knowingly and willingly, they will also fabricate them to spread. It’s partisan tribalism at its very worst. Disgusting, despicable, depraved, dishonorable, diabolical, etc., etc. It’s the sickness that was killing this country before COVID-19, the sickness allowing COVID-19 to claim so many American lives.

    • @wily wascal Too many years of asshat Limbaugh and later Fox. Fear mongers.

    • Mean while the NRA and Steve Bannon are duping them of their hard earned money .But they are still mad at Liberals, It tells you everything. Trump gave oxygen to the last breath of a dying horse.

  19. Trump: “Where’s Jim Comey when I needed him now. Oh I fired him!”

  20. Maybe Comey’s wife should have been FBI director.

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