The process that has dragged on for months and months has taken exactly the direction everyone who has watched the “integrity” of this administration, and their appreciation for the impartial rule of law knew it would.
A political appointee has announced that No True Scotsman would prosecute Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of State Secrets. — No, wait… that’s the name of the fallacy that James Comey used. Let’s try that again…
A political appointee has announced that nobody fit for his office would prosecute Hillary Clinton for having someone destroy evidence that might incriminate her — no… that’s the Emperor’s New Clothes.
Whatever it was that he said, he made it pretty clear that (1) people not named Clinton should expect to face an investigation for this, or anything similar. And (2) that people who are named Clinton should not.
Nothing to see here. Move along. Now get on with it, and elect our rightful monarch so she can return to her palace where she belongs.
Except that political flunkies are not the only ones familiar with the system. This is a nation flooded with lawyers. Unfortunately for Comey, some have no special allegiance (personal, or ideological) to the present administration, and they have been poking holes in his argument.
Judge Jeanine Pirro had something to say about the matter. She called it a case that “cries out for presentation to a Grand Jury”.
“Political appointees,” she adds, “including Jim Comey, and Loretta Lynch should not be making this decision.”
Look at the timeline, and ask yourself if this doesn’t look orchestrated.
Bill Clinton (husband of the one under investigation, and holding unique influence as an American President) has a secret meeting with the Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.
Hillary Clinton, the accused — and nominee for President — has an interview with the FBI.
Hillary Clinton, the accused — and nominee for President — has “campaign with President Barack Obama” on her itinerary.
Jim Comey (who was appointed by Barack Obama) makes his public “nothing to see here” statement.
It’s “probably nothing”, but there is also the small matter of $75000 of contributions to the Hillary Campaign in her run for Dem leadership from DoJ employees. (Story published mid-May of this year.)
Even Comey’s own statements were an awkward dance around the facts. He acknowledged wrongdoing, mishandling of classified information, but gave justification for why this should not be specifically held against her.
She lied in 2008 to protect Obama’s campaign, scapegoating a second-rate filmmaker who was frogmarched into jail over it. She did so in the presence of corpses draped in American flags.
“People Died. Hillary lied.”
Or that would be the bumper sticker if she were Republican. But Clinton face charges? No, no, no… don’t be hasty. She’s special. She should not face the decision of 12 people she has not had the opportunity to threaten or buy off with political favors. She’s a Clinton after all.
I cannot understand how she could even qualify for the security clearance required of her office. Hillary shouldn’t be trusted with the keys to the family car, let alone with the fate of a nation.
I’ll close with Ted Cruz’s comments on the situation.
“Director Comey has rewritten a clearly worded federal criminal statute. In so doing, he has come dangerously close to saying that grossly negligent handling of classified information should not result in serious consequences for high-level officials. In a nation where the rule of law is supposed to matter, this is troubling.
“Yesterday, Americans celebrated the 240th birthday of our Republic. We honored not only those who fought and died to defend our way of life, but the constitutional Republic for which they sacrificed. If we are to remain a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that we remain a nation of laws, and that our laws apply equally and fairly to us all. Under President Obama, we have seen the most politicized Department of Justice in history; I very much hope that politicization has not similarly corrupted the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I join my Senate Judiciary colleagues, including Chairman Grassley, in calling for public transparency of, and full access to, all the information that the FBI used to come to today’s dubious decision.”