Sunday, November 20, 2016

What a Disgrace!


Out of all the government agencies over the years, the military and the F.B.I. were considered the most responsible and honest in the U.S. government bureaucracy. Since the election of Obama, that perception of honesty and integrity has sort of eluded the once noble F.B.I. after this latest debacle about Hillary's use of a private e-mail server and the F.B.I.'s decision not to recommend an indictment.

F.B.I. Director James Comey, had a reputation for honesty and integrity, but it seems that he got caught up in the Clinton's “web of deceit”, and sold out for political purposes.

As an example, right after the 4th of July weekend, James Comey gave a review of the testimony and evidence of the questioning of Hillary Clinton by the F.B.I. (Director Comey did not attend the questioning) and his decision to indict or not to indict Hillary Clinton for “gross negligence” in using a private e-mail server in the conduct of her business as Secretary of State.

For the 1st 13 minutes of a 15 minute presentation, Comey laid out a forceful array reasons (including lying and obstruction of justice) why Hillary Clinton was guilty of violation of federal statutes. During the last 2 minutes, be did a complete 180 degree turn and said that he would not make a recommendation to indict her. It looked like the “fix was in” and that he “folded like a cheap camera” for blatant political purposes. Is that too harsh a criticism of Director Comey's decision?

Let's review as to what happened leading up to Director Comey's decision.

It has been verified and admitted to by Hillary Clinton, that as Secretary of State, Clinton used a private e-mail server (and 13 phones, not one like she first claimed) in conducting her business as Secretary of State, contrary to agency and government rules and regulations. In fact, when she was sworn in as Secretary of State, she signed a paper agreeing to use the the secured government e-mail server for conducting government business. She ignored what she signed and immediately, upon assuming her duties, used a private server and thereafter repeatedly lied about it, even after her stint as Secretary of State. Did she violate the law, contrary to what Comey determined, and therefore should have faced charges of “gross negligence” (a felony)?

Here's the law that pertained to her actions of using a private e-mail server in conducting her business as Secretary of State, contrary to agency rules and regulations.

U.S. Code Title 18, Section 2071 (b)

“Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroy the same, shall be fined under this title, or imprisonment of not more than 3 years , or both: and SHALL FORFEIT HIS OFFICE AND BE DISQUALIFIED FROM HOLDING ANY OFFICE AND BE DISQUALIFIED FROM HOLDING ANY OFFICE UNDER THE UNITED STATES”.

Isn't that what Hillary was guilty of? How could the F.B.I. Director Comey come to any other conclusion other than by recommending an indictment of Hillary Clinton?

Just prior to Comey's announcement, there was a suspicious meeting between Hillary's husband, Bill, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch (Comey's boss) on a tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona. For what reason was this meeting for? Immediately after that meeting, Director Comey made that bizarre decision. All circumstantial evidence points to that the “fix was in”.

Subsequently, it has been revealed that even President Obama (using a pseudonym) communicated with Secretary Clinton on her private unsecured e-mail server, thereby making him an accessory to the crimes Hillary was being investigated for. By proceeding with an indictment, he would most likely be called upon to testify about communicating with his Secretary of State on an illegal private server. He couldn't let that happen as it would tarnish more, his already flawed legacy. It looks like Director Comey was given the “word” - don't recommend indictment or all hell would break loose and you will be the one responsible for a candidate for president having to quit the race.

The feasible conclusion is, the F.B.I. compromised it's fine reputation by letting politics determine policy. Shame on the F.B.I. and Director Comey. What a disgrace!

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann








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2 comments:

Al Schrader said...

Thank God, the "Dragon Lady", Hillary Clinton, will not be occupying the White House again in the future. She and her husband, Bill Clinton, were and are the epitome of public servants enriching themselves at the expense of he citizens of the United States. You could call them the "Bonnie and Clyde" of American politics. Good riddance!

George Giftos said...

Hopefully, the last chapter has not been written and it won't end. "And they lived happily after!" Justice must be served where it has failed.