Charles Krauthammer said that Democrats will continue to harp on James Comey and try to diminish Trump because they have been decimated electorally:
I don’t know whether it’s actually orchestrated, that this is all scripted or one at a time, with John Lewis being sort of the conscience of the Democratic party, speaking and being the one to kick off the idea. But this is a lot of coincidences at once. Look, the Democrats had this period of about a month and a half where they were so stunned by their loss, probably the most surprising in our lifetime, that they were literally speechless. Now they seem to have found a way to deal with it, which is to say it was a stolen election. They start with Putin, and that’s the idea of having this entire probe, Obama demanding a report before he leaves office, obviously to put it on the table, and now all of a sudden the IG [Inspector General] wants to look into what Comey did. Comey clearly is anathema to both sides. Whether he has a political agenda or not, he made one mistake after another.
The Democrats want to have at least two reasons outside of themselves to say why it was a rigged election, which, of course, is highly ironic, as that was the Trump charge during the campaign. And this is a part of it: That IG story, that there will be hearings on Comey — we will rehash all this again and again. And for the Democrats, that’s their way of diminishing Trump from the beginning. I’m not sure it’s going to work. I don’t think it’s going to work. I think people have a sense that you win the election — the Electoral College was a pretty wide margin — you get sworn in, and that’s it. But what else are the Democrats going to do? They have been decimated.