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Democrat's Proposed Resolution Mocks FBI's Comey

  • Associated Press

FILE - FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 10, 2017.

The Democratic National Committee will have a chance to officially slam FBI Director James Comey for his election-year probe of Hillary Clinton in a resolution that's a riff on the ABC television series "Designated Survivor."

A Clinton supporter proposed a resolution calling Comey's public statements about Clinton "infamous, partisan and illegal."

Many Democrats blame her loss to President Donald Trump on Comey's late October letter suggesting FBI agents were reviewing new emails, in the wake of a closed probe about whether she had previously mishandled classified information as secretary of state. Two days before the election, Comey said the inquiry had again found that Clinton should face no criminal charges.

The resolution from Bill Owen of Tennessee begins as a sarcastic critique of "Designated Survivor" and its depiction of the FBI. But Comey is clearly the intended target.

A party spokesman downplayed the resolution, noting any DNC member can introduce one ahead of next week's meeting.

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