FBI Director Comey just pushed us completely over the line into a full Banana Republic. I am so fucking livid right now that as I come down from this megaton nuke cloud I will be adding to this post…
FBI Director James Comey laid out the case against her that indicated further investigating was called for, and then says the exact opposite in his recommendation to Clinton butt-buddy Loretta Lynch. Right now anybody else would be scraping together a defense fund.
Comey began his statement ‘assuring’ the American public that ‘nobody knew what he was about to say’. Nice try, Jim.
Does anybody seriously believe Barack Obama would have escorted Hillary onto AF1 this morning for a free ride to her campaign event if he didn’t already know the FBI head was not going to call for her indictment?
Anybody that believes a thing he just said wasn’t set in motion by the White House and Lynch is not paying attention. Everything Comey just laid out against Clinton was far worse than anything somebody else under her has done email wise have been severely punished. And he can preface his statement with “independent” and “nobody knows what I’m going to say” all he wants. Nobody is believing this has not all been set in motion for Hillary’s version of air freshener as she’s leaving the shit room. Unfuckingbelievable.
I have lost all faith in this government. Gone.
Holiday corruption dump timeline:
Bill meets with Lynch in ‘arranged’ tarmac meeting – Lynch announces she is stepping back from investigation and will abide by Comey’s recommendation – Hillary then meets with FBI – Hillary says she will keep Loretta Lynch as AG – Obama has her on AF1 for a campaign event – FBI Dir. Comey publicly announces (unprecedented, as he pointed out at the beginning) he will not recommend DOJ/AG Lynch grounds for prosecution.
And the fucking ‘fix’ wasn’t in on this???????
We are NOT fucking idiots, you filthy bastards!
More and more people are making the Justice Roberts “ObamaCare rewriting” syndrome with Comey…
Andrew C. McCarthy @ NRO illustrates: FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook
There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services.
Yet, Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no intent to harm the United States.
In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.
Comey stressed “intent” swayed his final decision. INTENT???
FBI DIRECTOR: CLINTON AND AIDES ‘EXTREMELY CARELESS’…
110 EMAILS SENT OR RECEIVED ON SERVER CONTAINED CLASSIFIED INFORMATION…
POSSIBLE ‘HOSTILE ACTORS’ GAINED ACCESS…
FLASHBACK: HILLARY CAUGHT ON TAPE, ‘WHY WOULD I DO EMAIL WITH ALL THESE INVESTIGATIONS?’
Ed also points out ‘hot spots’ in Comey’s statements:
Update: So Comey says that no criminal charges will be recommended, and it’s certain that the DoJ won’t decide to pursue any. This report will be a momentary embarrassment, but that’s all — despite the clear language of 18 USC 793 and 18 USC 1924 and the FBI’s finding that she sent and received top-secret information on a private, unsecured, and unauthorized e-mail system. Time until Team Hillary starts hailing this as a vindication: 30 minutes or less.
Update: “No reasonable prosecutor” would take the case? Hmmmm.
Update: “Hostile actors gained access” to the communications of people communicating with Hillary, and it’s “possible that hostile actors gained access” to her system.
Update: Evidence that Hillary and aides were “extremely careless” with handling of classified material. Reasonable to conclude that any person briefed on security should have known that none of this material should have ever been transmitted through a personal e-mail system. Edging up to “gross negligence” in 18 USC 793.
Update: “No evidence” that deletion of work-related e-mails was intentional.
Update: 110 e-mails had classified information at the time the messages were sent — eight of which were top-secret or higher. The FBI also found “several thousand” work-related e-mails that Hillary had not turned over to State. Huge.
Update: Comey says there were “several servers,” not just one.
Update: Comey says they are referring the matter to the DoJ for a “prosecutive decision.” Also says he has not coordinated the statement with anyone else in government. Whoa.
It is hard to square Comey’s comments on intent with the gross negligence standard of 18 U.S.C. § 793(f).
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) July 5, 2016
I’m on vacation but I had to watch FBI Director Comey’s statement. I was not surprised that he opted not to recommend prosecution. I was surprised by his explanation.
Judge Jeanine Pirro @ Facebook: It’s a dark day in American history when the FBI makes a case against Hillary Clinton and then recommends no charges.
BREAKING: FBI finds John Wilkes Booth “extremely careless” in discharge of firearm.
— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) July 5, 2016