AAA  Feb. 16, 2017 12:03 PM ET
Proposed DNC resolution mocks FBI Director James Comey
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 20167 file-pool photo, FBI Director James Comey is seen at the Justice Department in Washington. Democrats are criticizing the FBI over its refusal to discuss potential contacts between Russian officials and associates of President Donald Trump, saying the bureau’s tight-lipped approach and its public disclosures about Hillary Clinton’s emails during the fractious election reflect a double standard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)

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(AP) — 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 ABC's "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. Two days before the election, Comey said the inquiry had found no new evidence of wrongdoing.

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

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

Associated Press
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