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Comey’s Choices, One More Time

    Watergate lessons shed some light on the last days of the 2016 election 

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It has become an article of faith among many Democrats that Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey’s October 28 letter, disclosing that agents had discovered one last trove of unexamined emails, cost Hillary Clinton the election. Clinton herself said as much last week: “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.” The New York Times had lent support few days before, in a lead story running across four full inside pages (“In Trying to Avoid Politics, Comey Shaped an Election”). And last week, statistician Nate Silver weighed in with a lengthy analysis, “The Comey