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Comey Tweet Sparks Fears He Is Prepping for Presidential Run

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If he looks like a candidate and talks like a candidate, could former FBI Director James Comey actually be running for public office?

That was the speculation that kicked into high gear over the weekend when Comey posted a photo of himself that he said was taken in an Iowa cornfield, BizPac Review reported.

“So good to see new growth in Iowa and across the country,” Comey wrote.

In the political world, the possible significance of the image was not lost. Iowa holds the nation’s first presidential primary contests, and campaigns spend months leading up to the primaries courting voters to get their campaigns started out with a win.

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However, one of the first comments on the liberal side was hardly an energetic endorsement, according to Independent Journal Review.

“When you get spanked by an IG this report for being really bad at your job I guess the first thing you do is hint at running for president?” Lydia Polgreen, the editor in chief at the Huffington Post, tweeted in response.

Twitter was filled with discussion of what the tweet might mean.

Susan Hennessy of CNN tried to scotch campaign rumors.

“It’s been reported hundreds of times at this point that Comey’s wife is from Iowa; as such it’s becoming ridiculous to assume every reference to Iowa is a hint at a campaign as opposed to just a guy visiting his in-laws,” she wrote on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/Susan_Hennessey/status/1008068960057790465

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In April, while making talk show appearances to hawk his new book, Comey was asked about possibly running for office, and issued a flat denial.

“Yeah, never — I want to say it again so my wife heard it twice,” Comey said then, according to Business Insider.

The Inspector General’s report, which can be read at the Justice Department’s website, depicted a pervasive culture of bias against President Donald Trump at the FBI and Justice Department. The report, which criticized Comey’s conduct, did not dispute the findings of the yearlong investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state, but said that the rampant bias was a threat to the public’s ability to trust the nation’s top law enforcement officials.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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