James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, announced on Tuesday his agency is recommending that charges should not be pressed against Hillary Clinton for using a personal server for her emails while she was Secretary of State.
Immediately Republicans freaked out. Trump accused the system of being fixed and Attorney General Loretta Lynch of being bribed by the Clintons. He claimed Comey carried out a miscarriage of justice. So Trump believes Comey, Clinton, Lynch, Obama, and any other Democrats of being horrible, corrupt people, but he did have praise for Saddam Hussein on Tuesday who I don’t think had anything to do with this. I’ll try to figure that one out later.
Other Republicans had harsh criticism for Comey and his integrity. Never mind the fact the guy’s a Republican who donated to John McCain and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns.
Comey said Clinton was “extremely careless” and he didn’t exactly exonerate her, but he also said there is no proof of intention to commit a crime. In fact, he didn’t even say she broke the law.
During the conservatives’ freak out they brought up a lot of bad comparisons, showing they either don’t understand the issue, or they just like lying about it.
They compared it to Watergate by saying Nixon had to resign for 18 missing minutes on a tape recording but Clinton gets off for deleting government emails. First off, Nixon didn’t resign for the missing 18 minutes. What screwed Nixon were the saved tapes of him ordering payment of bribes. Speaking of deleting emails, conservatives conveniently forget that the Bush administration destroyed a lot of White House emails that were kept on the GOP’s server and it was all explained with a big “oops.”
They compared Clinton’s situation to Eric Snowden, who willingly and intentionally revealed government secrets then fled the country. Again, intentionally.
They also compared it to General David Petraeus, who knowingly leaked classified information to a journalist with the express intent for it to be made public. Again, knowingly leaked.
Republicans have been trying to bring down the Clintons for four decades. Their industry started in the 1980’s. It’s involved impeachment, special prosecutors, accusations of murder, mistresses, stained dressed, and millions of dollars of taxpayer money. Are we done yet? Marco Rubio doesn’t think so.
Rubio made a statement on Tuesday that the scandals won’t stop here for the Clintons. He was derided for that comment, but whether he’s out to create more scandals, expressing wishful thinking, or making a prediction, I agree with him. The scandals won’t stop.
Even if the GOP waste time and money on their anti-Clinton vendettas, it’d be nice if the Clintons wouldn’t help them out with their constant sloppiness.
You do have to look at intention here with Hillary Clinton and her server. What was she attempting to do? Subvert government information? Delete incriminating evidence? Or was she just careless while attempting to simplify her method of communication? I go with the latter.
I would also add “elitist” and “arrogant.”
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