By Jonathan W. Penn
Perhaps we should be calling the slippery Clintons 'the Teflon Dons of Washington'; let me explain. It was baffling to listen to the FBI Director justify giving Hillary a pass because he apparently could not find proof the law was intentionally breached or that the emails fell into the wrong hands. Despite, however, admitting the likelihood of it happening was very real - given that Wikileaks had recently published over 1,200 of Clinton’s hacked emails.
"There is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. (..) All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of clearly intentional and wilful mishandling of classified information or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct. We do not see those things here." - James Comey, FBI DirectorSo, according to Comey because there is no previous precedent, hundreds of classified emails is not enough evidence, and because it was merely 'carelessness' he decided not to prosecute. Well, with all due respect sir that is just ridiculous. Earth to law enforcement. It is cases like this that create precedents, and this has all the making of a precedent-setting case with national security hanging in the balance.
In his own words, Comey laid out a prima facie case that was more than enough to recommend the matter for prosecution. But instead he opted to spare Clinton. The question is why?
Perhaps Comey was reminded that his job is at the mercy of the president's favour? Perhaps he knew that Lynch wouldn't proceed with the indictment and a deal had already been made. Which draws into question Lynch's secret meeting with BJ Clinton all the more. As Sherlock Holmes would say...'there's something afoot here, Watson'.
Given the fact that Hillary Clinton knew the rules beforehand, it has been demonstrated there was "intentional and wilful mishandling" of classified information on her part. Notwithstanding all of her lies and deceit to deny, and attempt to sweep it under the rug, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
If that is not "intentional misconduct" then what is? (Rhetorical). Nor is it contingent on whether or not there is proof that classified information fell into the wrong hands.
Reality Check: If a black man is caught with dope, the state would spare no expense pressing charges and throwing him in jail, regardless of proof of "intent".
Stupidity or ignorance of the law is never a defence. It is only a consideration at sentencing after a verdict of guilt is found. So again, with all due respect Director Comey you have made a huge mistake. Given also that Clinton is a lawyer and knows better, the fact remains the law was broken and she should have been prosecuted.
There was a serious breach of national security, and the evidence is overwhelming. Obama was aware at the time and would have had to be subpoenaed as a court witness, but apparently the FBI did not want to open that pandora's box. No wonder Obama was so stoked at Hillary's victory party right after the announcement. You could see the relief all over his face.
Therefore, we have to ask ourselves:
- Are we to believe it was only a coincidence that BJ met with Lynch just before Hillary visited the FBI for tea and crumpets?
- Or the fact that the announcement was made the day after the 4th of July - when the nation would be in a better mood?
- Or that Obama was campaigning for Hillary moments after the announcement, and after previously stating that he had no insider knowledge of the FBI's investigation?
No more tap dancing around this. Clinton lied under oath. It was not just an accident. It was not just recklessness. These are the facts. It was gross negligence, intentional or not, and under U.S. law it was sufficient for felony charges. Accept it folks. The FBI decision was a sham, plain and simple. Hillary got a get out of jail pass. It stinks of collusion and corruption right up to the highest level.
Apparently the weight of the law is unequally applied for the elite than for the rest of us common folk. There is a two-tier system of justice...and it's rigged in their favour. This is a case study in everything that is wrong in politics. Any way you look at it, Hillary should be watching the election from a jail cell. Not in a position to possibly become the next President of the United States.
The slippery Clintons are the Teflon Dons of Washington indeed.
(Image [Ed.]: Hillary Clinton - Breitbart)