Saturday, October 29, 2016

No one should be above the law

A lot of the American left is pretty upset with the FBI director just now as he has reopened the case on Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal.
FBI Director James B. Comey decided to inform Congress that he would look again into Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails during her time as secretary of state for two main reasons: a sense of obligation to lawmakers and a concern that word of the new email discovery would leak to the media and raise questions of a coverup.

The rationale, described by officials close to Comey’s decision-making on the condition of anonymity, prompted the FBI director to release his brief letter to Congress on Friday and upset a presidential race less than two weeks before Election Day. It placed Comey again at the center of a highly partisan argument over whether the nation’s top law enforcement agency was unfairly influencing the campaign.

In a memo explaining his decision to FBI employees soon after he sent his letter to Congress, Comey said he felt “an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed.”

“Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record,” Comey wrote to his employees.  From the Washington Post
Comey shouldn't have closed the case.  The more we learn about the content of Hillary's e-mails, the more alarming they become.  The investigation should continue without regard for the presidential race.  In the U.S. we have an often ignored belief that no one is above the law.

If the Democrats want to be angry, they should be angry with themselves for allowing Hillary Clinton to run.  She's one of the most corrupt politicians in American history, and she probably belongs behind bars.

Republicans should be mad at themselves for allowing Donald Trump to run, too.  There were far better candidates. 

If there are presently no rules in either party to prevent truly poor choices from running, it's now time to change those rules.  I'd love to see more independents vying for the office.

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