Right now, FBI Director Comey is appearing before the House of Representatives in an emergency meeting designed to basically find out just WHAT THE HELL.
It’s just remarkable to me to listen to the Democrats pretend that there’s actually nothing to see here, folks, so please kindly shuffle out of the way and vote for Hillary in November.
FBI Director Comey himself in his Tuesday statement blew up a number of false Hillary Clinton statements made to the American people (and if that link vanishes here’s another one). Without any legitimate question, it is now established as a FACT that Hillary Clinton not only lied but repeatedly lied to the American people about literally every single facet of her secret server system and the fallout it’s discovery by Republicans entailed.
“When you mishandled classified information, did you know at the time that what you were doing was unlawful?” That’s the standard that FBI Director Comey is claiming he took regarding whether or not to prosecute Hillary Clinton. When you were bludgeoning your neighbor to death, did you know it was wrong at the time you were doing the bludgeoning? He is reading a specific intent into a gross negligence statute that is NOT in that statute. Which is to say that he is without any question rewriting the law. We further discover the strange fact that “Washington Has Been Obsessed With Punishing Secrecy Violations — Until Hillary Clinton.” It is unprecedented for an FBI Director that is not a prosecutor to take a public stand that “no reasonable prosecutor” would prosecute this case. Particularly given how many prosecutors including (according to Comey’s testimony today before Congress) many of his own personal friends fundamentally disagree with that position, claiming HELL YES they would prosecute. You add to that the chain of “coincidences” that led up to this refusal to prosecute: President Obama on March 10 that what Hillary did was “careless.” Lo and behold it would be that EXACT same word that Comey would conclude from his “investigation.” You have to comprehend the impropriety of Obama putting his finger on the scale. Also, prior to FBI Director revealing his conclusion of his “investigation,” we have Obama publicly endorsing the subject of a criminal investigation on June 9. How would that NOT influence the career government investigators who work for Obama’s regime? Then we get the revelation of a secret, not-disclosed until a local reporter got a tip and forced its disclosure, of a highly inappropriate meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. It is quite possible that the purpose of that meeting was for Bill to inform Loretta that she would stay on as Attorney General in an unindicted Hillary Clinton Administration. As a result of the widespread distrust of that meeting, Lynch said she would accept the recommendation of the FBI. But the FBI itself had been impugned by that secret meeting: because FBI agents were participating in attempting to cover up that highly inappropriate secret meeting by not allowing any pictures and ordering people nearby to put away their cell phones. And so you’ve got Comey’s boss having put her thumb on the scale as well. There was simply no question whatsoever that every single superior of Comey up the chain had made their preferences crystal clear regarding what his “findings” ought to be.
We also know that it is now a matter of settled fact that Hillary Clinton “mishandled information” – specifically top secret, classified information included special compartmented intelligence. Without any question, for instance, Hillary Clinton gave secured information to individuals who did NOT have the proper security clearances, which is a crime. These individuals include some of her staff and even personal friends outside the State Department but also include her numerous lawyers who did not have security clearances to follow Clinton’s instructions. The Clinton campaign has publicly maintained that Hillary’s “attorneys had individually read every email to determine if it was a government document or personal correspondence.” The Clinton campaign has publicly maintained that “Every one of the more than 60,000 emails were read. Period.” There is absolutely no question whatsoever that her attorneys who did NOT have security clearances were at least handed the content and allowed to read and search for whatever they wanted; she gave them access to what they should by law not have been allowed access to. But Comey in his testimony before Congress today stubbornly maintains that Hillary’s “intent” was to get good legal representation rather than to violate the law. Which has been his reasoning process in quibbling over every single indicting detail. When the better way to phrase it would be “her intent was to violate the law to help her get good legal representation.” May I offer an analogy of robbing a bank in order to obtain the money to pay for my attorney in a different criminal case? Would you seriously argue with FBI Director Comey that my “intent was to get good legal representation” rather than to break the law??? She was breaking the law for her own personal needs and her own personal convenience. That has been her pattern all along. And to argue that “it wasn’t her intent to break the law,” but rather it was merely her intent to get whatever the hell she wanted is maddening.
Try this trick on the freeway, kids: tell the officer who pulls you over for going 140mph, “But officer, my intent wasn’t to break the law; my intent was merely to get to my destination faster.” Because in the bizarre universe of Hillary Clinton, that would actually WORK.
I personally think that there were ALL KINDS of shenanigans to obtain a foreordained conclusion regarding whether Hillary would ever be indicted by an administration with Obama at its head, but let’s just set that aside for the sake of argument.
There’s nothing we can do about it. We have a legal system filled with double-standards where the privileged get treatment that others outside of that elite class will never receive. And this case is a blatant example of it. So let’s accept that double-standard and accept the total lack of justice in America today and move on.
Reps. Jason Chaffitz and Trey Gowdy today set the basis for the crime of lying to Congress. Because Hillary Clinton was under oath when she testified before Congress and if she told the truth to the FBI behind closed doors, there is little question now that she told lie after lie after LIE to Congress with the American people watching. But that is for another day.
I further said in conclusion in my last article that the thing I would MOST like to see is the transcript of the FBI interview. Given that Hillary made factual lies in virtually every single statement she made throughout this investigation – including laughably that she even WAS under criminal investigation – I would like very much to see her answers to FBI questions compared to her previous statements made to the American people and made under oath to the people’s representatives in Congress.
Comey is basically saying that Hillary did ALL KINDS of egregious things, but he couldn’t prove she knew beyond a reasonable doubt that she KNEW that she was doing egregious things. He said that she was “extremely careless” in his statement on Tuesday and exposed THE most classified information within the United States government to hackers and hostile foreign governments. For the record, today Comey stated again that Hillary was “extremely careless” and added the phrase “that she was negligent” in his testimony before Congress. In his statement on Tuesday, Comey acknowledged that it was entirely possible that “hostile actors” and “sophisticated agencies” gained access to our most vital secrets. Comey pointedly admitted that there was no question whatsoever that hostile actors HAD been proven to have gained access to the people whom Hillary was using her secret server to communicate with:
With respect to potential computer intrusion by hostile actors, we did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked. But, given the nature of the system and of the actors potentially involved, we assess that we would be unlikely to see such direct evidence. We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account. — FBI Director Comey, July 5, 2016
Which takes it to the realm of DOCUMENTED FACT that classified material fell into the hands of hostile actors and/or sophisticated agencies as a result of Hillary’s secret server system. And so anybody who wants to continue to maintain the façade that Hillary Clinton did not put our national security in jeopardy is simply a liar at this point.
In today’s testimony before Congress, FBI Director Comey referred to Hillary Clinton’s private server as “an unauthorized server.” Hillary Clinton had lied to the American people claiming it “was allowed” but no, it is now a matter of settled fact that it was NOT allowed and it was unauthorized and Hillary lied when claiming that what was in fact NOT allowed and which was unauthorized was allowed and authorized. Further, in answering the specific question, “What was protecting that unauthorized server?” Comey’s answer was “Not much.” She didn’t have even the most rudimentary security. Comey stated categorically that it would have been far better had she used a GMail account – which can be hacked for $129. And Comey stated that Hillary didn’t even have anywhere near THAT security on her unauthorized secret server!!! His precise words: “None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government—or even with a commercial service like Gmail.”
Let’s get past Hillary Clinton’s oft-repeated lie to the American people and let’s get past Comey’s bizarre reasoning in sparing her from indictment and just ask some questions that every American ought to be asking.
You need to understand that Hillary Clinton was a lawyer herself. She worked at a top law firm in Arkansas. Her husband served as the Attorney General for that state. She later spent eight years in the White House. Then she spent eight years as a United States Senator, serving on subcommittees including the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support. For the record, she also served between 2001 and 2009 as a commissioner on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. All that before serving as the Secretary of State.
Democrats – including Obama and Hilary Clinton herself – proudly maintain that she is THE most experienced and THE most qualified candidate for president in the entire history of planet earth.
And the obvious question ought to be: then how in the hell did she NOT realize what she was doing, such that she did not have “intent,” as FBI Director Comey maintains in refusing to indict her???
But now get to the basic heart of her argument before the FBI when she answered their questions that clearly fixated on Hillary Clinton’s “intent.” There is absolutely ZERO question that she broke laws, violated rules, ignored procedures, was “extremely careless,” and yes, “negligent.” In today’s statement he told Congress that he believed Hillary lacked “sophistication” to know what she was doing was criminal. Hillary Clinton isn’t merely grossly negligent; now and forever she will be the living, breathing poster hag for gross negligence. You will look up “gross negiligence” in a dictionary and see her name in the definition. In his July 5 presentation, FBI Director Comey stated that “There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.” So we have it as a factual statement of public record that Hillary Clinton is NOT a “reasonable person” and pointedly did NOT act as a “reasonable person” would act in her position. So what did Hillary, a lawyer prepped by a battalion of lawyers, do? They basically steadfastly maintained that Hillary Clinton did not understand what she was doing; could not comprehend the ramifications or effects of her actions; was not competent to form the “intent” that Comey was determined had to be found.
In other words, to put it bluntly, Hillary Clinton maintained that she was simply not competent to understand or comprehend what she was doing. So no matter how many violations of law, she shouldn’t be charged. “Not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect,” essentially. Hillary Clinton and her battalion of lawyers are claiming that her stupidity exonerates her. And FBI Director Comey agrees.
If she had so much as had a clue that no, you shouldn’t install a secret, unauthorized, unclassified server in a bathroom closet somewhere in Denver; no you shouldn’t totally fail to have even the most rudimentary security for such a secret, unauthorized, unclassified server in that bathroom closet in Denver. Yes, as a matter of fact, I DID know that I was sending and receiving not merely hundreds but actually thousands of classified emails, including emails at the very highest level of classification the government has. If she had acknowledged ANY of that or similar admissions, she would have been nailed to the wall like a bug in an entymologist’s collection. Which isn’t a bad analogy for what a prosecutor ought to be: a BUG hunter.
Hillary Clinton before the FBI says, “You can’t charge me; I had absolutely zero clue what I was doing was actually wrong.”
Hillary Clinton before the American people says something about 20 trillion percent different: “I am THE most experienced, most qualified, most competent technocrat who ever lived.”
Here’s the essence of my point, boiled down: the two above claims are mutually and inherently self-refuting. They cannot possibly both be true in any universe. At least one of them must be patently false.
If Hillary Clinton is in fact competent, then she is a criminal who happened to successfully game the system and a pathetically naïve FBI Director. She is like the child who murders her entire family and then successfully sobs for the judge that he should have leniency and mercy on the grounds that she’s an orphan who has no one to turn to and no one to care for her. She belongs in prison if she is in fact in any way, shape or form competent. And it was nothing short of a fundamental miscarriage of justice that she was not prosecuted for her many crimes and her many lies as she tried to cover up her crimes in the court of public opinion.
If on the other hand Hillary is what she maintained to the FBI, then she has absolutely no business EVER being allowed anywhere NEAR the presidency of the United States of America. She had the briefings and the training but she simply lacks the capacity to comprehend that training any better than an orangutan. You can’t actually ever hold her accountable because she isn’t smart enough to be accountable. And she’ll be THE most fascist president we’ve ever had because she has already demonstrated a pathological need for HER secrecy even as she cavalierly dismisses the need for the NATION’S secrecy. I wouldn’t even wish her ilk on a nasty, third world banana republic, let alone the most important nation in the world.
And one of the two paragraphs above – and quite possibly BOTH of them – is true.
That’s what we need to point out and keep pointing out. Get past the Comey crapball. Get past the Loretta lynching of the justice process. Fixate on the fact that what she did makes her absolutely unqualified on THE most fundamental level of national security to even be allowed to ever work in government again, let alone be president.
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