Dem knocks Comey with resolution condemning TV show 'Designated Survivor'
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A Democratic National Committee (DNC) member appears to be mocking FBI Director James Comey with a resolution admonishing the TV show "Designated Survivor."

A Wall Street Journal reporter tweeted Wednesday that a DNC resolution to be considered later this month describes the show as focused on a fictional FBI director "being blackmailed into confessing to a crime he did not commit."

"The portrayal of this situation is unbelievable and could result in the undermining of faith in the FBI," the resolution states.

The resolution goes on to criticize Comey, saying he "demonstrated in the recent 2016 election that he does not need to be blackmailed to engage in illegal partisan actions."


"Director Comey's infamous, partisan and illegal letters resulted in the election of the man some refer to as 'not my president,'" the resolution says.

"All US citizens are encouraged to have the same respect for the FBI as Director Comey demonstrated with his illegal actions."

A DNC spokesman said in a statement that "any individual DNC member has the right to submit a resolution for consideration by the full DNC."

"The Resolutions as distributed in the DNC Secretary’s Mailing are proposed for consideration at next week’s resolution meeting and will be voted on there," the spokesman added.

Comey came under fire during the presidential campaign after he sent a letter to lawmakers in October about the discovery of emails the FBI considered potentially relevant to its investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Poll: 51 percent of voters want to abolish the electoral college MORE's use of a private email server while secretary of State.

Then, just days before the election, Comey announced the FBI had not changed its July conclusion not to bring charges against Clinton.

Many Democrats, including Clinton's campaign, have blamed her electoral loss on Comey's actions.

Comey is back in the spotlight following the resignation of President Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, this week. The FBI director is reportedly presiding over an investigation apparently involving one of the president's top aides.

Democrats want to know exactly what Flynn said to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — and on whose orders — amid ongoing scrutiny into a widespread influence campaign by Moscow intended to help elect Trump to the White House.

Updated: 5:17 p.m.