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Hillary And The FBI. Part Deux.

In case you missed it, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress saying that they FBI was re-opening the investigation into the Clinton emails.

Two things quickly happened after the letter was announced. First, Comey also sent a letter to FBI employees saying:

To all:

This morning I sent a letter to Congress in connection with the Secretary Clinton email investigation. Yesterday, the investigative team briefed me on their recommendation with respect to seeking access to emails that have recently been found in an unrelated case. Because those emails appear to be pertinent to our investigation, I agreed that we should take appropriate steps to obtain and review them.

Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record. At the same time, however, given that we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression. In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but I wanted you to hear directly from me about it.

Jim Comey

Secondly, Clinton tried to get out in front of the investigation by holding a press conference of sorts:

Near the end, Hillary unleashes this odd statement:

You know, I think people a long time ago made up their minds about the emails. I think that’s factored in to what people think, and now they’re choosing a President. So I would urge everybody to get and vote in all the states that have early voting, because I think Americans want a President who can lead our country, who can get the economy working for everyone, not just those at the top, and who can bring our country together.

It seems that Hillary is saying “go out and vote for me before the results of the investigation are complete.”

Why wouldn’t she say, “I’ve done nothing wrong and the investigation will prove your faith in me?”

It’s because there is no more faith to be had in Clinton.

None.

“Get out and vote for me because once you find out how much of a crook I really am, you can’t take your vote back.”

It’s almost as if you can hear her saying about the emails “at this point in time, what does it make?

There are a couple of interesting questions that will hopefully be answered in the future:

1) The DOJ and Loretta Lynch tried to stop the FBI from reopening the investigation.

According to the New Yorker:

Comey’s decision is a striking break with the policies of the Department of Justice, according to current and former federal legal officials. Comey, who is a Republican appointee of President Obama, has a reputation for integrity and independence, but his latest action is stirring an extraordinary level of concern among legal authorities, who see it as potentially affecting the outcome of the Presidential and congressional elections.

“You don’t do this,” one former senior Justice Department official exclaimed. “It’s aberrational. It violates decades of practice.” The reason, according to the former official, who asked not to be identified because of ongoing cases involving the department, “is because it impugns the integrity and reputation of the candidate, even though there’s no finding by a court, or in this instance even an indictment.”

There is an old saying that “justice delayed is justice denied.” If that is the case, then there is no reason for the FBI not to reopen the investigation – especially if there is new information and evidence that was previously hidden from the investigators. In addition, Comey rightfully took a lot of heat for given Clinton a pass for breaking the law in affording her a “defense” that he said had never been applied to others and would be applied in the future.

Ironically, the New Yorker piece quotes Matthew Miller, who is described as “a Democrat who served as the public-affairs director at the Justice Department under Holder:”

“Comey is an outstanding law-enforcement officer,” Miller said, “but he mistakenly thinks that the rules don’t apply to him. But there are a host of reasons for these rules.”

So it was okay for Clinton to break the law, but not acceptable for Comey to break “the rules?”

This type of hypocrisy is so embedded in this administration and those on the left that they can’t even see the moral and ethical lines they have crossed and left miles behind.

There’s a reason that Lady Justice is depicted with wearing a blindfold and not a watch. Justice should never depend on the status or situation of the person. It should never be delayed.

2) Where did these emails come from?

If you remember, Hillary told Congress and the FBI that she had turned over all emails to them. That wasn’t even true when she said it, and now we find out that it isn’t true again.

Lying to Congress is a crime as is lying to the FBI. You and I would be locked up quicker than a bolt of lightening for those crimes, but this is Hillary and this is politics.

The American people deserve better than either of these candidates.


12 Responses to “Hillary And The FBI. Part Deux.”

  1. Lars says:

    I am having trouble deciding whether you or James Coney is more naive. Of course, as he has now destroyed his professional reputation, you will still have your vanity project. So I guess Mr. Comey is the real loser. Along with Donald Trump.

  2. Hometown says:

    Same old saw, attack the messenger and ignore the facts. Didn’t the Hillary campaign just spend the last several weeks extolling mr. Comey’s integrity and investigative skills. The only thing that is a shame is the voters won’t get all the facts until after the election. Even though standard procedure is to not release any information until they have completed the investigation, Hillary is demanding the details be released immediately. Just watch as her spin team slowly turns this around to say that it must not be important if the FBI isn’t releasing anything. Mr. Comey is in a tough position and walking a tightrope, I think he sees how many Clinton supporters end up in jail when she throws them under the bus and is trying to avoid the same fate by telling the truth to congress as he promised he would. It’s actually a novel concept, a government official being truthful to congress and the American people, maybe he’ll start a trend.

  3. Lars says:

    Mr. Comey may have violated the Hatch Act and what he has done is less about integrity than being very unprofessional at best. Not that I expect anyone in this echo chamber to be objective and realize this.

    I suspect that Mr. Comey will not be head of the FBI for much longer, since his actions will be seen as undue influencing an election. I doubt it will change the outcome, but he should have known better. He got a pass in July. He will not get one now.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Lars,

      The reference to the Hatch Act is simply a pathetic ploy to try and smear Comey after liberals, Hillary and the administration praised him in the FBI’s handling of the email investigation.

      While the Hatch Act does prohibit government employee interference in an election, that interference must be false and intentional.

      There is not a law enforcement officer in the United States that would not reopen an investigation after discovering new information that shows a crime. To not look into and address that new evidence would be a gross miscarriage of justice.

      Comey is no more guilty of a violation of the Hatch Act than you or I am. In fact, since Obama made public statements on the case while the investigation was being conducted as to Hillary’s supossed “innocence,” Obama is more likely to be violating the Hatch Act than Comey.

      But once again because you have real issues with facts, you try and avoid the problem that 65,000 emails were found on an non-government computer. These appear to be in part new emails which means that Hillary and her staff lied to the FBI when they said they had turned over everything to them. Hillary would have also lied to Congress.

      Those lies are crimes.

      It is therefore interesting that you would focus on the non-criminal actions of Comey and not even examine the actions and lies of Hillary.

      Integrity matters.

      • Sand Flea says:

        “But once again because you have real issues with facts, you try and avoid the problem that 65,000 emails were found on an non-government computer.

        650,000 emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s computer. Just the facts sir.

        The HRC Team need not worry too much as the DOJ has decided to enter the investigation and has appointed Assistant Attorney General Peter J Kadzik to insure that things are handled in a totally non-partisian way. Just so happens that Peter J is John Podesta’s best friend. No conflict of interest there.

  4. Hometown says:

    where was Harry Reid and the hatch act when Comey recommended not prosecuting Hillary and instead gave her a pass. Harry Reid is just another liberal political hack trying to once again blame the messenger to confuse the voters to get his candidate elected. There is not one shred of evidence indicated that his decision to send the letter was politically motivated to affect the outcome of the elections. You even state that what he did won’t affect the results of the election. I really don’t understand what it will take for you to see Hillary is a crook and a manipulative person throughout her entire career. Fortunately I believe the citizens are beginning to see through her lies and waking up. Hopefully in time for this election.

  5. Lars says:

    If you all will ever leave your alternative universe, you might find out that you have been living a fantasy. Where all the serious flaws found with Donald Trump are ignored and any smidgen of information about Hillary Clinton is enhanced.

    When Karl Rove considers Mr. Comey’s actions to be wrong, you maybe should pay attention.

    • Hometown says:

      You keep whining about the same things over and over and none are fact based. If you want to expand your universe you might look on the web for other information sources other than Hillary.com You are delusional and I give up.

  6. Lars says:

    I am glad you mentioned delusional. You have to be that if you think Donald Trump is fit to be POTUS. It also means that:

    You are not a Christian.
    You are not a conservative.
    You are excessively naive.
    You are obviously not smart enough to realize that you have been scammed.

    • AAfterwit says:

      As usual Lars, you seem to have comprehension issues.

      The race is not really about who is fit to be the POTUS, but who is more fit to be POTUS. The issue is whether people want a crook in the White House or not.

      You’ve chosen the path now to say that people that vote for Trump are un-American, should lose their citizenship, are not Christian, not conservative, naive, etc.

      Yet you still fail to address the illegal activities of Clinton. You have been caught several times making statements that are the “Hillary party line” rather than factual. And still, you call others “naive.”

      And in case you missed it Lars, Donna Brazille gave Hillary at least one question and probably more prior to the last debate. Most people would call that cheating and unfair. However, no matter what Brazille gave the Clinton camp, Clinton had the opportunity to do the right and moral thing and say “no, we aren’t using that.”

      Instead, she prepped for the debate with the question.

      You keep talking about a lot of things Trump and others do, but fail to ever address Hillary’s illegal actions as well as her own massive moral and ethical failings.

      Many people voting for Trump recognize his failings. You don’t seem to have the ability to recognize Hillary’s failings.

      Having such moral, ethical and legal blinders would concern most people, but not those on the left.

      Once again, your own actions say more about you than they do about Trump or Hillary.

      A. Afterwit.

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