The classic Washington “Friday data dump” of the FBI’s notes from the Hillary Clinton interview reveals more than just what we already knew. Whether you believe Mrs. Clinton is a liar or in some way a mental defective (or both), the interview substantiates that, yes, she did in fact put national security at risk and has likely allowed classified information to land in the hands of our enemies.
What we learned:
- The FBI “investigators” acted as stenographers, asking no truly relevant or probative follow-up questions
- The FBI didn’t place Clinton under oath because they didn’t want her to land in court where facts would be determined and their lax investigation would be scrutinized
- The FBI is complicit in this event as Clinton’s security “lapses” were never uncovered until the New York Times broke the story about her private email server
- No government agency or department can be trusted to police itself given the number of unreported and undetected breaches (13 lost Blackberry devices and a lost laptop, all with classified data on them)
- By her own admission, Clinton’s health is a much more significant factor than her campaign admits.
But perhaps the biggest fact we learned is that the rule of law in America is dead. Not only dead, premeditatively murdered by the very people entrusted to protect it.
Today’s Washington, D. C. political scene is nothing less than a revival of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” with the blindfolded Lady Justice starring in the role of Caesar and Clinton and her political cronies in the roles of the knife wielding members of the Roman Senate. On July 5th, FBI Director James Comey loudly and publicly announced that he would be portraying Brutus, thrusting the last knife into a dying body already pierced by the conspiracy initiated by Cassius (Bill Clinton) and Cazca (Loretta Lynch) on a stretch of tarmac in Arizona.
Comey’s decision not to recommend prosecution because he didn’t believe she had “intent” was laughable and as Andrew McCarthy wrote at National Review, the FBI had to unilaterally rewrite standing law to make that assertion:
“In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.”
If the recovery of over 17,000 emails Clinton was ordered to turn over and didn’t is not intent, I do not know what is. If the wanton destruction of emails only AFTER she was told not to destroy them and their existence was made public does not demonstrate criminal intent, then intent can never be proven in any case. It strains credulity to believe less. If she only deleted her hot yoga routines and Chelsea’s wedding plans, then why have none of these emails been recovered?
To save a member of the elite progressive political class, those trusted with ensuring justice have failed. They have chosen to kill Lady Justice so that Hillary Clinton could survive. The smart people in Washington, our purported betters, have traded blind justice for a brain damaged progressive ideologue. It wasn’t a good trade.