Skip to comments.FBI Gives Hillary an Undeserved Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card
Posted on 07/06/2016 9:55:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
One the most coveted cards available to a player of the classic board game, Monopoly, is the Get Out of Jail Free card that entitles the lucky bearer to escape the loss of money that comes from sitting in jail for three throws of the dice. In real life, and for the average citizen who violates federal law, the reality is quite different -- except, of course, if you happen to be Hillary Clinton and you count the president of the United States and the leadership of the Department of Justice among your cronies.
Yesterday, after what FBI Director James Comey said were many thousands of hours of effort by many federal investigators to determine whether to recommend prosecution of Ms. Clinton for violating federal laws relating to the mis-handling of classified, national security information over her unsecured e-mail server(s), Comey punted; or, more accurately, he laid down.
Despite finding that many of the e-mails in question had been destroyed by Team Clinton (including many by Clintons private lawyers in the early stages of the governments investigation), the FBI Director decided the course of passivity was more appropriate than one that would involve the hard, but by no means insurmountable, task of holding Clinton accountable.
While Comey said his agents determined correctly and obviously -- that some of the e-mails had been deleted intentionally, the Director strangely then concluded that this was okay since none were determined to have been deleted to conceal them. Say what? Would Comey have us believe Clintons handlers and lawyers deleted them for the fun of it; or by mistake; or perhaps to save capacity on a computer hard drive as part of an effort to increase the efficiency of their boss electronic communications?
Astonishingly, Comey then compounds the problem by noting in passing, almost blithely, that other work-related e-mails are gone because [Clintons lawyers] deleted them and then deliberately cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery. If this bothers the Director, he doesnt let on in his public statement.
Apparently, offenses such as destruction of evidence, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and even RICO which leap readily to mind on first reading the FBI Directors statement of findings, were deemed by the Department of Justice as perhaps just too difficult, or simply not appropriate for such esteemed potential defendants as Hillary Clinton and those operating in her behalf.
FBI Director Comey asks that we accept his Bureaus weak-kneed conclusions as affording the American people reasonable confidence that no one on Team Hillary engaged in any intentional misconduct. We are to simply share the lame conclusions that Hillary and her minions were just careless.
If, as the presidentially-appointed United States Attorney in Atlanta from 1986 to 1990, I had investigated cases of suspected criminal activity and found evidence similar to that set forth by Comey here, and declared such cases were simply evidence of carelessness, I suspect my tenure as the U.S. Attorney would have been far shorter than it was.
And speaking of federal prosecutions, one of the cardinal rules of serving in that job, is to maintain control of the cases being investigated by the FBI and other federal investigative agencies; and not allow the investigators to decide whether or not to move forward with a prosecution a responsibility that must remain firmly in the hands of the prosecutor. Yet here, on Comeys watch and that of this titular boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the investigator is the one deciding whether to prosecute. Comey gratuitously concludes that since in his view no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case, thats the end of the matter and Clinton gets her free pass.
While it may be true that many prosecutors with whom Comey spoke would prefer not to aggressively pursue such a case as this, many skilled and well-seasoned federal prosecutors with whom I have worked would be very comfortable prosecuting a case given the evidence that the FBI has noted publicly it had uncovered here. However, it undoubtedly suits Lynch and President Obama to have Comey make that decision for them, so they can wash their hands of it, and get back to the business of greasing the skids for Hillary Clinton to win in November and give us four more years of the same.
The Rule of Force uber alles.
four more years of the same.
Oh no, it would be eight+ more years of even more
It stops here, it stops now or it never stops.
At least the FBI has locked up those dangerous Bundys out in Oregon for "felony conspiracy to cr@p in a trench".
And impeding feral orifices in their duties to work in a building that was closed for the winter...
I have not seen any FBI agents resign. Wow have things changed since the Nixon days.
FBI is going to take a PR hit on this one. The career people are losing trust bigtime.
I saw a NBC affiliate in VA. poll. It asked if Hillary should have been tried. 93 percent said yes.
Either way this will drive out to the polls the Trump vote.
"Yeah, so what? What are ya gonna do about it?"
As far as I'm concerned, they're naught but Praetorian gunthugs for the Washington Uniparty elites, now.
And the Washington Uniparty elites are going to push forward with their current gun seizure initiatives aggressively, now that they've spit in our faces and gotten away with it.
Hillary Clinton could have, and should have, been indicted and charged with several counts of mishandling classified information, but she wasnt, so whats going on here?
Could it be that the Democrat Party establishment came to realize that Hillary Clinton is now carrying way too much Baggage to ever hope to beat Donald Trump, and they offered Hillary a deal? If Hillary will claim Health Problems and drop out of the campaign before the Democrat Convention begins, the DOJ will not indict her and Obama will pardon her before he leaves office in January 2017. Hillary Clinton would take this deal because she must know by now that shes too damaged at this point to ever win in November. She also knows that if she loses and Donald Trump is elected in November, a Trump DOJ will certainly indict her, try her, convict her, and jail her for as long as the law allows, so her only hope is to drop out of the race now and let the Democrat Party find someone who might be able to win in the coming election.
Look for Hillarys announcement in the near future.
no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case
The old “No True Scotsman” defense is the weakest deference to “authority” out there, a complete logical fallacy.
Sit down and shut up, Barr. You sold your soul to the oligarchy long ago ...
Lost in the dissonance is the FACT that the NSA can reproduce all of the Hillabitch’s emails, if the oligarchy tells them to. The NSA does not work for ‘we the people’, it works for the masters.
[I have not seen any FBI agents resign.]
Oh, they were going to resign en masse. We were told so right here.
And that Hillary was going to be indicted, in days (this was months ago).
1/2 the American people believe someone should be shot to death, no problem, over grazing, but Hillary can give out gov’t secrets and conspire to steal a pResidential election and they go “Ho-hum, what’s up with the Kartrashians?”.
Which is why I’m not too optimistic about the country’s future. Pray for Trump; he’ll extend what little time the country has left, I think.
“I am above the law”
One of the salient purposes of law is deterrence, e.g. our porous southwestern border: what do you get when you encourage, or fail to discourage bad behavior”
More bad behavior.
Using the rationale provided by Comey, and others since his astounding press conference, apparently nabobs like Hillary cannot be prosecuted because of their political status.
If we thought she was bad before, just wait and see what she’s capable of doing now that she knows she has complete immunity from law.
God I’m still pissed I want Comey’s head on a platter! This is The last straw! This was a gift from God and this idiot threw it back at Gods face!!!! Freaking puke!!I want payback I am so sick and tired of being run over by the demonic clintons and the freakin gutter RATS!!!!!!!
Where are the hoards of unwashed “justice seekers” on the left, demanding to know why the rich and powerful are exempt? Where is “speaking truth to power?”
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