Political police are something more common to Nazi Germany, Saudi Arabia, or a South American banana republic, not the USA.
The impacts of Comey’s actions—both in July and last Friday—are unknowable and will likely be debated for years to come. Some of the latest polls show that Clinton has suffered a plunge and that she and Trump are now virtually tied—though I did visit a betting website, and they still favor Hillary winning 70.2% to Trump’s 28.4%. Nevertheless, introducing the Trump wild card to our calculations is Comey’s doing, and whether it was intended or not, it was absolutely predictable that the FBI would be seen as partisan.
Comey’s intent notwithstanding, he broke with DOJ protocols and his boss’s wishes, and he should be held to account, regardless of the election outcome.