The Democratic National Committee appeared to be jabbing FBI Director James Comey with a resolution that chastises the ‘Designated Survivor’ TV show.
The resolution, which is purportedly set to be considered by the Resolutions Committee at the group’s meeting later this month, states that the show ‘Designated Survivor’ is based around a “fictional FBI Director as being blackmailed into confessing to a crime he did not commit.”
The Democratic National Committee will vote next week on a resolution to condemn the ABC show "Designated Survivor." pic.twitter.com/I1f5dfr19G
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) February 15, 2017
“The portrayal of this situation is unbelievable and could result in the undermining of faith in the FBI,” the resolution continues.
It goes on to say that “Director Comey demonstrated in the recent 2016 election that he does not need to be blackmailed to engage in illegal partisan actions; and Director Comey’s infamous, partisan and illegal letters resulted in the election of the man some refer to as ‘not my president.'”
It calls for a resolution to be adopted by the group “that all US citizens are encouraged to have the same respect for the FBI as Director Comey demonstrated with his illegal actions.”
The strong words in the resolution reflect frustration by many Democrats, and particularly with the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign, over the FBI Director’s conduct in the days before the election.
He started a firestorm when, just eleven days before the election, he sent a letter to Congress about the discovery of new emails during a separate, unrelated investigation, that may relate to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Just days later, in a second letter, the Director announced that the emails did not represent any new content and that the FBI had not changed its mind from July recommending that there not be any criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton.
Comey is now back int he spotlight in the wake of the resignation of Trump’s National Security Adviser. He is reportedly conducting an investigation that appears to have implicated one of the President’s top aides.