The head of the FBI came out yesterday and told America two things. First of all, though Hillary Clinton was totally inept and corrupt as a manager of the State Department in her four years there, he wasn’t going to refer her to the Justice Department for indictment. And he also told America that there are two sets of laws in this country. Those for the haves, and those for the have nots. So, where does that leave us, and where does that leave Hillary?
Well, for the government, it leaves Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump’s argument that “the system is rigged” still alive and kicking. Comey did absolutely nothing to disprove that notion that both guys coming from opposite ends of the political spectrum had the same idea…and they were both right. The reason is simple. Last year, there was a Navy officer that took classified documents home with him. He never showed them to anybody, he just took them home with him when he shouldn’t have. His career was over. He’s a have-not, and he was punished severely for his problems. Hillary Clinton did more than that…she had a home-brew server in her house (something David Petraeus didn’t have by the way), and she got away with not even a slap on the wrist.
What that tells us is, the FBI has no credibility. If you get nailed on a federal charge, most likely being a have-not, you’re going to prison. If you happen to be powerful or have lots of money, you can skate better than Tai Babalonia. And Comey did one more thing. He gave Loretta Lynch the reprieve she sought in not having to take the fall on this one. After all, who wants to be the fulcrum point in historical decisions? It happened to John Roberts when he was the deciding vote on Obamacare. He didn’t want to be in that position, and now it’s happened to James Comey, who also did not want to be the fulcrum. I’m just glad the guys that founded this country didn’t have the same lack of courage to do the right thing…we never would have been founded.
Where does that leave Hillary? Well, legally it leaves her in the clear. Politically is another thing. The cloud of taint will hang over her head forever. Yes, for the Democrats who love her, they will sing from the mountaintops that she has been vindicated. But for the other 62% of Americans, they will always look at that family as one that gets away with garbage time and time again. Laws don’t apply to them. And that’s not an enviable position to be in during an election year where one of the huge campaign slogans from both sides was “the system is rigged”. You don’t think Donald Trump is going to pound her to a pulp on this one? It’s going to be the centerpiece of everything he says and does. And it should be.
Overall, Hillary’s actions were contemptable and despicable. Legal? Maybe. But righteous? Nope. Not even close. One hopes that the wheels of justice grind slowly and very fine on this one!