NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Is Distraught Over Comey Letter to Congress

Following the recent discovery of e-mails, possibly pertinent to the Hillary Clinton private server investigation on a device belonging to Anthony Weiner, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress Friday to inform them. Beyond the waves that the letter created, it appears to have left NBC’s reporter and Clinton super-fan Andrea Mitchell absolutely distraught. She lashed out during Meet the Press on Sunday: “The fact is, he [Comey] could have said, ‘This is not an investigation. This is just finding out.’ He could have said, ‘There’s nothing criminal here.’”

Mitchell praised Clinton for going “nuclear” on the FBI director as a way to rally her base of supporters. “She's really now taking this to Comey. And they made a deliberate decision to do this,” Mitchell touted.

She fretted for a future President Clinton who would have to work with Comey, since the term for an FBI director is 10 years. “That is a very hostile situation and a dangerous situation,” she rambled erratically to the rest of the Meet the Press panel with no explanation. “Let me just also point out, John Kerry the Secretary of State, of course in Ireland today, said he has not been notified nor has the State Department,” she scolded Comey, “In other words, Comey did not know what these e-mails were or whether they were work-related.

It seemed as though she could barely contain herself as she whined about how Donald Trump was slamming Clinton with the revelations. “I mean the fact is, that Donald Trump was in New Hampshire, took the stage minutes after this letter came out and said, ‘illegal,’ ‘misconduct,’ ‘she should be in jail,’” she complained, “I mean, you heard the lock her up cries from the crowd.

The frantic Mitchell then began to rant about all the things she wanted Comey to have said in his letter to Congress:

The fact is, he [Comey] could have said, “This is not an investigation. This is just finding out.” He could have said, “There's nothing criminal here. He could have put in, we don't know. We have seen not seen e-mails.” Which has been reported. “We don’t know what’s in them. We don't know if they’re work related or personal.”

“He could have said these things Larry [Kudlow],” she angrily snapped at her fellow panelist who tried to speak.

Comey’s letter seems to have proved two befits to the public so far. The first being that it appears as though Comey is trying to be honest about the discovery of new evidence for an investigation with a highly controversial end. While at the same time driving Clinton’s supporters up a wall, which aids in exposing their favoritism for her for the world to see. 

Transcript below: 

NBC
Meet the Press
October 30, 2016
11:01:22 AM Eastern

CHUCK TODD: Andrea, let me start with you because it’s so unprecedented. You and I have covered this town a long time, but to see James Comey now come under fire. First it was Republicans now it’s Democrats. And now the FBI's reputation is at stake.

ANDREA MITCHELL: It is. This is just the worst possible situation for the FBI, for the country, for Hillary Clinton certainly. For Hillary Clinton to go nuclear on Comey yesterday was a deliberate decision. They're trying to rally the base. And she did this in Daytona. She did this going then to a historically African-American college and had a huge rally there on the football field. She's really now taking this to Comey. And they made a deliberate decision to do this. If she's elected, she has to live with James Comey who has a ten-year term. That is a very hostile situation and a dangerous situation. Let me just also point out, John Kerry the Secretary of State, of course in Ireland today, said he has not been notified nor has the State Department. In other words, Comey did not know what these e-mails were or whether they were work-related. And that is the question that is raising so many concerns.

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11:04:30 AM Eastern

MITCHELL: I mean the fact is, that Donald Trump was in New Hampshire, took the stage minutes after this letter came out and said, “illegal,” “misconduct,” “she should be in jail.” I mean, you heard the lock her up cries from the crowd. The fact is, he [Comey] could have said, “This is not an investigation. This is just finding out.” He could have said, “There's nothing criminal here. He could have put in, we don't know. We have seen not seen e-mails.” Which has been reported. “We don’t know what’s in them. We don't know if they’re work related or personal.” He could have said these things Larry [Kudlow]. And the fact that he wrote that letter and now all of these Senate chair—or ranking members saying, “You’ve got to be more specific.”

LARRY KUDOW: I don't think the letter was as artful as it could have been.

MITCHELL: You think?

KUDOW: I would have taken a pencil to it and did a little work as a former speech writer myself.

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