Quite the presidential mess. And deservedly so for some. Hillary Clinton Inc, FBI Director Comey, President Obama, The Department of Justice, The State Department. They all deserve what they are reaping with this literally unprecedented re-opening of the Clinton Email Investigation.
But the United States of America and its voters? They deserve none of this.
You and I deserve none of this.
Director Comey was either already biased in favor of Clinton from the very start of this investigation or he was pressured into becoming biased by…well, there really are only a couple of places the finger can point.
Now, Director Comey has been pressured into becoming unbiased.
And the pressure must have been enormous. Why? Because his errors, overlooks and omissions were so egregiously tainted throughout every aspect of the initial investigation (https://www.themarketswork.com/2016/10/24/comeys-crimes/). There has been a near rebellion within the FBI ranks almost from the start of the investigation (Senior FBI agents knew this was going bad from the beginning). Congress has been up in arms – at least on the Republican side. Then we had the ongoing fire hydrant release of hacked emails – each batch seemingly worse than the last. The final nail in the coffin was the disclosure of Doug Band’s email which truly laid out the pay-for-play and for-profit schemes at the Clinton Foundation (https://www.themarketswork.com/2016/10/27/wikid-leaks/). This email was so bad The Wall Street Journal editorial which resulted was titled Grifters-In-Chief. Seriously, stop and think about what it took to get approval to run that headline…
Reports now state the source of the new information as coming from Anthony Weiner’s devices. Weiner being the still-husband of Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closest aide. A result of the FBI investigation into his potential sexting with an underage girl. (I had been almost certain the information was originating from the FBI’s investigation into Terry McAuliffe – another long-time Clinton confidant.) Good Lord – what a mess.
Now a question. How in the name of all the FBI should stand for did they not already have every electronic device in the Abedin household in their possession from the Clinton investigation? It’s being reported the FBI found four devices with new information. Seriously? Four devices? Even their initial attempts at putting things right show how wrong the original investigation was. How could this be?
My answer to all this? I think the Senior FBI Agents below Comey undertook the Weiner investigation with the sole purpose of being able to utilize its closeness to the then-closed Clinton investigation in order to gain more evidence. And obviously they did. These agents were on a mission, a vendetta to get the truth out – to do something to un-tarnish the FBI’s reputation. And I think they went to Comey and presented him with two choices – re-open the case or watch as the agents went public with this new information. To me that’s what explains a re-opening of the case just 11 days prior to the election. Because I think Comey already knew everything. Call me cynical but I don’t think there’s anything they could have shown him that would make Comey decide he had to re-open the investigation of his own accord. He was forced.
And thank god he was – I don’t know what they have but I’ve already seen enough. It almost doesn’t matter to me. Just do your job honestly and thoroughly.
Investigate with integrity.
And appoint a Special Prosecutor. It’s time.
And now… to us. What are we to do as a nation? That sounds pompously grand but I really mean it. What are we to do? We don’t know what the new evidence is. Even if everything is fully released later today or tomorrow it’s still a staggeringly tight timetable in which to process and fully comprehend. As I stated above, I have already seen enough. I know how I’m voting. I’m voting for the Supreme Court. Period. But what about those on the fence? What about those Bernie Sanders Democrats who don’t really like Hillary? What about those Republican NeverTrumpers? We are now supposed to elect a president in 11 days – a president who will re-shape the Supreme Court right in front of this?
If this had been handled properly and honestly from the start we would not be facing the dilemma we are now facing. If the FBI and any of the other governmental agencies had done their duties – the responsibilities for which they actually exist – we would not be facing this unbelievable set of circumstances.
Shame to all involved.
The FBI, The State Department, The Department of Justice, President Obama and especially Clinton Inc. deserve this whole disaster.
But we as a nation do not.
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