From the moment the Hillary Clinton email scandal hit the news, the country as a whole knew nothing would come of it. Under this administration, President Barack Obama would not endanger his legacy with an indicted former Secretary of State. FBI Director James Comey’s spinelessness may actually be a blessing for liberty loving Americans.
With Hillary the presumptive Democrat nominee, Obama has to protect her. An indictment of her is an indictment of him. I was always concerned if she was, by some amazing miracle criminally charged and convicted, Obama would pardon her immediately. Even though a pardon should turn Obama into the next Gerald Ford, there would be no fear of angering or losing supporters. In fact, they would demand it, as they believe this is all politically motivated anyway. Opponents would continue to scream “injustice” while history books quickly scrubbed the truth of the events.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch foreshadowed Comey’s announcement on July 1st when she stated the DOJ accepts whatever recommendation the FBI gives her. She never would have made that proclamation unless she already knew the FBI’s conclusion. The meeting between Lynch and former President Bill Clinton a few days before exposed just how amazingly corrupt our government truly is. This meeting, along with Hillary’s announcement over the weekend that she would consider keeping Lynch on as AG, is nothing short of bribery. All of them should be spending Election Day in jail, not anticipating a possible return to the White House.
On Thursday, Comey tried to justify his actions, or more appropriately inaction, to Congress. He claims intent is paramount here, arguing it’s “possible” Hillary did not know that the “C” denotation meant classified.
“We don’t want to put people in jail unless we prove that they knew they were doing something they shouldn’t do,” he claimed.
With that, Comey just publicly announced that ignorance is an acceptable defense. Let’s see how many get away with that when the IRS comes knocking. Maybe he needs to re-familiarize himself with Ignorantia juris non excusat and ignorantia legis neminem excusat. Both are Latin terms meaning “ignorance of the law excuses not” and “ignorance of law excuses no one,” respectively. These statutes specifically recognize Hillary is responsible regardless of her knowledge of the unlawfulness of her actions.
Comey wants us to believe that Hillary was not “sophisticated” enough to understand the classified designation. A former First Lady and Secretary of State doesn’t comprehend a “C” means classified? Like somehow this ridiculous explanation verifies she’s perfectly qualified to be President? This is astounding, considering Conservatives and Republicans are automatically presumed guilty of anything, simply because of the “seriousness of the charge.” Can anyone say Scooter Libby?
During the Watergate scandal of 1974, Bill Clinton gave his very interesting opinion regarding Nixon’s resignation. There is “no question that an admission of making false statements to government officials and interfering with the FBI and the CIA is an impeachable offense,” said the now former president who was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice. Holding Hillary to any other standard would be criminal in and of itself. This is especially true since Comey admits Hillary lied during the investigation. It also triggers even more questions about Clinton’s meeting with Lynch just a week before Comey’s press conference.
The FBI recommendation, which itself is unprecedented, spared Obama from being forced to step in to do anything. Comey’s actions did not close the case. They just allowed the current Attorney General cover in not going forward. Charges would have been dropped with a Clinton Administration anyway. Instead, the door is left wide open for a Donald Trump Administration to move forward with a case. Without a president to pardon her at that point, this may actually be America’s best chance to finally hold this woman accountable. This is good news for the Trump campaign.
I am #NeverTrump, but I understand those who are supporting him. I also acknowledge those who are holding their nose to hopefully choose the lesser of two evils. If Trump handles this issue correctly, he can run away with the election.
As I watched Comey’s announcement, I was so angry I was ready to vote Trump just to stop this incredible disregard to justice. While I concluded I do not wish to vote out of anger, many #NeverTrump ers will be reconsidering their position over the next few weeks and months. I can’t blame them. This may be the smoking gun Trump’s campaign needs to publicly expose Hillary and bring voters to his side.
Trump is an opportunist, and this is an amazing opportunity. There is no doubt he understands the pulse of America and promotes those values. He can close this election by emphasizing the corruption of Hillary and the Democrats, vowing to rid Washington of them all. Rush Limbaugh even suggests he travel to Benghazi to issue his response, highlighting Hillary’s failures and lack of credibility and trustworthiness.
By keeping the narrative on the “reckless” behavior of Hillary outlined by Comey, Trump can easily present the case that she is truly unfit for the office of the presidency. Reviewing the list of violations Comey admits Hillary committed, she shouldn’t be able to receive classified clearance for any governmental position in Washington, let alone the Commander in Chief. Trump must stay on the offense and not fall into the defensive position Democrats always seem to place the Republicans.
While I find hope that a President Trump will end the dictatorial reign of the Clinton’s and the Obama’s, I can’t forget the picture of Trump proudly standing with Bill and Hillary at his latest wedding. There are so many unknowns.
Trump has surprised everyone and gone farther in this election than anyone ever anticipated, including himself. I pray he is the guy people believe he is. For our country’s sake, I hope I’m the one wrong about him. America desperately needs someone who loves her and will fight for her.
But that’s just my 2 cents.