‘Fox & Friends’ scandalized that Comey made edits to a document instead of just publishing the first draft
The crew at “Fox & Friends” on Friday tried to whip up a scandal involving former FBI Director James Comey by noting that he made edits to his report on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time at the State Department.
In particular, the hosts noted that, in his original draft, Comey had called Clinton’s use of the private server “grossly negligent,” while the final version of the report called her “extremely careless.” Additionally, the original Comey draft said that Clinton’s server had “reasonably likely” been comprised by foreign governments, whereas the final draft merely said the server had “possibly” been compromised.
It is very common for these reports to undergo multiple edits as more facts are learned about the case, and as investigators iron out details of what they know for certain occurred.
Despite this, “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy said that “it looks like, to an outside observer, they were editing the evidence” to exonerate Clinton. Co-host Ainsley Earhardt, meanwhile, said that the presence of the edits “just seems so shady,” while claiming that “many people have questions” about them.
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COMEY EDITS REVEALED: Remarks on Clinton probe were watered down, documents show pic.twitter.com/iGmkmiQdL9
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