Hillary no charges, unsurprisingly
VIDEO UPDATE: The video has been added as an update. Quite, quite extraordinary, specially since Comey makes it clear that anyone else doing the same would be prosecuted.
Almost no one I know that I talk to about it has any idea what the issues are. So why should you be surprised that no prosecution will follow. Here is the story at The Daily Mail, since you won’t find it covered in much detail in the American media: Clinton cleared on email scandal by FBI – despite sending and receiving top-secret information on a server which was ‘possibly’ hacked by America’s enemies. The word “possibly” in quotes means its not theirs but the Department of “Justice”.
The reality is that every email sent and received by Hillary was illegally kept on a private server which also meant, firstly, that every email she sent and received was monitored by every foreign agency across the world and secondly, that much of what she wrote is unavailable for others within the American political system to review, should they actually wish to. Naturally Donald Trump has criticised. I imagine most others will say hardly a word. Whatever else, the story has already blown over even before it became a story.
Meanwhile, on Instapundit, The IRS Scandal, Day 1153. The US political system is corrupt to its very core, but the complicity between the Democrats and the media will ensure no issue is ever allowed to blow up about anything that harms its party of choice. Again from Instapundit, the media are Democrat Operatives with Bylines.
BTW the story at Instapundit is titled, The fix was in all along which is, of course, true but hardly pictures the gravity of the story. From the comments:
1) The most mendacious paragraph of the whole statement: “In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.”
She set up the server explicitly in a premeditated attempt to obstruct justice, in order to at a minimum, deny Freedom of Information requests. I would say this outcome is unbelievable, but I have realized since November 2012 there is no organization of government not utterly corrupted by this President and his cabal. USA RIP
2) This goes beyond, far beyond, Prosecutorial Discretion……We’re deep into “Parador” country here.
We no longer have a Criminal Justice System, buy a System of Justice of Criminals!
3) The worst national security breach in the history of the US doesn’t warrant anything more than a shoulder shrug from the DOJ.
Disgusting. If she were a Republican they’d be literally calling for her head on a pike.
Not much heat in the response, only resignation about that is how things are.
AND LET ME JUST ADD THIS: This is taken from Lucianne where it was picked up from Gateway Pundit so it is from the more respectable side of the conservative blog world. The article is titled, Coincidence? UN Official “Accidentally” Crushes Throat and Dies Before Testifying Against Hillary Clinton. Well, in fact, the story goes back to Zero Hedge where the article begins:
Call it conspiracy theory, coincidence or just bad luck, but any time someone is in a position to bring down Hillary Clinton by testifying they wind up dead. In fact, there’s a long history of Clinton-related body counts, with scores of people dying under mysterious circumstances.
I do not think any of it is true, but I do find it interesting that it is being said and repeated outside the National Enquirer.
FURTHER VIDEO UPDATE: This is Donald Trump in his own more direct version of the contrast between what Comey said and what Hillary said. Trump’s video, which can be seen at this link, has already had more than five million hits. Below is the same taken from Youtube.