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Hillary Let Off the Hook

Updated on July 5, 2016
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The long investigation into Hillary Clinton’s home-based e-mail system has come to its finish, and with it the last bits of hope that justice would finally be served. James Comey, the Director of the FBI, in a press conference today announced today that his office won’t recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. Mr. Comey spent much of his time sharing details of the investigation which by all accounts should have been the evidence used to convey a Grand Jury. He provided facts that were previously unknown and made statements that seemed contradictory to the final decision of his office. He was in fact telegraphing the fact that the evidence was enough, however he was told to give Mrs. Clinton a free pass. With the recent string of events, all fingers point to President Obama as being the one who gave him the order to stand down.

Who is Comey's Puppet Master?

In his speech today Director Comey highlighted multiple things that came to light during the investigation. He stated that the FBI found 110 e-mails that were classified at the time they were sent or received on Hillary’s server. Remember that Mrs. Clinton made repeated claims to the media that she never sent or received an e-mail which was classified at the time on her system. Classified correspondence is clearly marked as such and there would be zero grey area. Instead, Director Comey was forced to say that Mrs. Clinton and her aides were “careless” in how they handled classified information. He did get his real point across when he said, “Any reasonable person should have known that an unclassified system was no place,” for sensitive information. He took his shot and scored a direct hit by calling out Mrs. Clinton and her inside group who ran the State Department as incompetent.

Even though he only spoke for about 15 minutes, Director Comey said many things that will certainly be looked into further by her political opponents. He seemed to plant the seeds of doubt on every part of the story she stuck to throughout the investigation. Director Comey revealed that she had multiple private e-mail servers and used multiple devices to retrieve her messages; destroying the narrative she tried to drive about only wanting to use a single device. He also brought up the fact that staffers who had access to her system to sort e-mails never really read them. He also made sure to leave plenty of “what if” information on the table as well. He couldn’t say if her server was hacked, he couldn’t say if there were e-mails unaccounted for, and he wouldn’t take any questions to clarify these statements. They were just left like juicy nuggets for the media to twist and bend as they chose to.

Punishment is Only for the Little People

Director Comey also made sure he let the media know that Mrs. Clinton did not turn over all work-related e-mails when requested to do so. He made mention of several thousand that were not in the group she returned. In examining her many devices, the FBI was able to find traces of messages and by cross-checking other government employees were able to find more. Even more were found on a decommissioned server she had used in the past. In that batch were three classified pieces of information. He also noted that the overall security of the system was weak and that her staff didn’t do much to protect it. He was clearly venting his frustration by being silenced and his department neutered from doing their job.

He used the phrase “no charges are appropriate” in this case, yet he also said that “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statues regarding the handling of classified information, our judgement is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” He quickly pivoted to the narrative that any wrongdoing was clearly unintentional and showed no indications of disloyalty to the United States or an effort to obstruct. He then said that in a similar circumstance a person who engaged in this activity could be punished. What he was really trying to say is that a regular American would certainly be imprisoned for these crimes, but a Washington insider, especially one of Hillary’s tenure, gets to walk away unscathed. He so eloquently demonstrates, with a slap in the face to everyone, that our system of laws only applies to the little people. Mrs. Clinton clearly broke the law, but because of who she is, she shouldn’t be punished.

Soap Opera

The chain of events leading up to today’s action, have been nothing short of soap-operatic. Several weeks ago, most of her key staff was interviewed by the FBI, all using the same lawyers of course. The IT specialist who set up and maintained her system was given immunity, which would lead most people to believe there was something valuable and damning in his testimony. Former President Bill Clinton just happens to be in the same location as Attorney General Loretta Lynch and they have a secret meeting on an airplane with no chance of any press coverage; or so they thought. Mrs. Clinton is interviewed by the FBI. A short time after, Mrs. Clinton makes a public statement that she wants to keep AG Lynch on if she is elected. Today the events culminate with the FBI director giving her a free pass despite the obvious fact that she mishandled classified information.

She Loses by Winning

Instead of following the law and applying punishments accordingly, this administration has further reduced our system into one based on feelings instead of facts. The Liberalization of the law and its application will only continue unless someone stands up and demands that justice is once again treated as blind. Director Comey’s actions will certainly ignite not only the Republican base, but also other American’s who are tired of the special treatment given to politicians. Many are already stating the FBI credibility is now hovering around that of the IRS. There are demands that the entire transcripts of the investigation be released as a way to prove the investigation were truly unbiased; but that’s a longshot at best. Expect to see the Director’s comments made into attack ads as early as tomorrow showing Hillary as untrustworthy, incompetent, and more.

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  • fpherj48 profile image

    Paula 

    24 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Just yesterday I had 2 correct a twisted Hillary cultist who claims that Trump "made up the fact that Hillary hid or destroyed 33,000 emails!" We ALL got that same info from the FBI's investigation..Not DT'S imagination! What's wrong w/ these nuts?

  • breakfastpop profile image

    breakfastpop 

    24 months ago

    Good Morning RJ,

    The hook seems to have been sharpened and ready to hook a big fish! See you at the Inn!

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    24 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Perhaps off the hook isn't the case.....

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    The Bombshell is the next Wikileaks e-mail drop. I've been reading up on Julian Assange and how much the guy hates Hillary is epic. Well, that first drop (the one that claimed the head of Debbie What's her name Schultz) was only a primer. Apparently it was the least damning of the bunch. The players involved were not high level so to speak.

    The whole Trump thing and her 33,000 e-mails would be a bonus of course.

    Also heard another Guccifer 2.0 drop that happened last night but it was mostly old campaign finance shenanigans.

    The Democrats have a problem with data security.

  • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

    Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor 

    2 years ago from https:// usercontent2. hubstatic.com / 13861447_f1024.jpg

    Thank you fpherj48 for sharing that! I guess Bill is one of those kind souls who looks for the good in people and ignores the bad, or on the other hand is he the kind of soul that makes up good in people to cover up for their bad? Not hard to guess which is it?

    Ralph, what do you mean by bombshell? Are you talking about Hillary's 33,000 "personal emails which she deleted? You know that if the Russians could hack the DNC computers (a year ago) which are far more secure than Hillary's bathroom server you know the Russians already have all her emails from that server before she deleted anything.

    And you must know if there is anything in those deleted emails that wasn't about yoga classes (ha ha) they won;t release them to anyone ever. If Hillary wins the election they will blackmail her with them so they probably would like her to win because they will own her. And if she doesn't win, they will still own her and Bill and their millions until the day they die, need they to use the Clinton's for any reason.

    SO don't count on anyone to ever release those deleted emails, and know they do have them. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Democrat cabal, the Russians, or our enemies already have the Trump card, isn't that Ironic.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Well, you know Bill is getting old and that hand shaking thing had to be unsettling for many people who watched him croon on about Shrillary. My take on his speech was that he was trying really hard to re-invent her, yet again. He focused on trying to change opinions on her negatives (trying to make her sound sincere, trustworthy, etc.)

    I hope Wikileaks waits until after her speech tonight and then drops a bombshell to discredit her tomorrow, eliminating any convention bounce. Now that would be newsworthy.

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    Paula 

    2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    This was shared with me. Now I'm passing it on.....

    Touching speech last night from Bill Clinton (Democrat National Convention) as he reminisces about his "life long walk with Hillary."

    I am sure it was unintentional, but Bill forgot a few key issues as they walked together down this "path of love."

    * As a young woman when Hillary worked for one of Arkansas' largest and most prestigious law firms she was terminated due to "unethical practices," which I guess Bill had forgotten.

    * Along this "love walk" was an never ending string of adulterous affairs perpetrated by Bill, several of whom brought law-suites stretching from his time in Arkansas, Washington DC and New York. His lovely wife Hillary attempted to cover them up, then humiliated and diminished the abused women.

    * No mention of the numerous (never ending) scandals that faced both Hillary and Bill during his Presidency, including Travel Gate (illegal firing of staff and false statements to investigators), Vince Forster death (illegal removal of documents from his White House office), White Water (illegal accounting practices, costing tax payers $73 million), Craig Livingstone (illegal FBI file leaks), Charlie Trie, John Huang and Johnny Chung (all convicted of finance violations or illegal contributions for the Clinton's), Rose law firm scandal (interference of a Federal investigation), The renting of he White House Lincoln bedroom (for personal gain of financial contributions), Pardon-gate (release of a convicted tax evader who was a major Clinton contributor), The removal of White House furnishings (which embarrassingly the Clinton's were forced to return), upon their departure from the White House, just to name a few.

    * Monica Lewinsky affair; a 23 year old girl giving our illustrious President oral sex under under his desk in the oval office. Lie's and cover ups abounded.

    * Impeachment, as a result (I never had sexual relations with that woman) of lying to Federal investigators. Hillary, as usual, downgraded, diminished and humiliated Monica Lewinsky, driving her to thoughts of suicide.

    * Hillary openly lied about being under sniper fire (with her daughter) at Bosnia airport.

    * Benghazi; our Ambassador and 3 other Americans were killed due to Secretary Hillary Clinton's negligence and disregard of pleas for help.

    * E-mail scandal; The FBI concluded that there was neglect on Hillary's part with the use of a private (unauthorized and illegal) e-mail server and with the removal of 30,000 sensitive and/or classified e-mails.

    * Attorney General Loretta Lynch; meets Bill Clinton on a private plane directly before the FBI comes to an indictment decision on the e-mail scandal.

    * Speaking fee's reaching into hundreds of thousands of dollars per speech, to groups and governments whereby Hillary would owe favors.

    * The Clinton Foundation; where did this money come from and what is it used for and how did Bill and Hillary accumulate well over $100 million in personal wealth by being public servants for a lifetime?

    * More e-mail controversy at the Democrat National Convention regarding "special treatment and favoritism" forcing the DNH head to step down, whereby Hillary immediately hires her for the Clinton campaign.

    I am certain that Bill just overlooked some of these minor life events as he strolled through his love and admiration for his wife Hillary. After all, these minor details weren't worth mentioning. I lived through each of these episodes and I remember clearly the far reaching consequences of each breach. Is this who America wants to lead the free world? Not me!

  • tsadjatko profile image

    2 years ago from now on

    You know the constitution isn't worth the paper it is written on if no one will enforce it or abide by it.

    The branches of government, frankly all three, vested by the constitution with enforcing it have methodically been corrupted and populated with immoral people claiming to be representatives of what has become (not by chance but by design) an uniformed and apathetic people and all this has been aided and abetted by the corrupt liberal media without whom it likely never would have happened.

    We don't need the Constitution which has been trampled on daily by this administration, some congresses and the courts...

    THE CONSTITUTION NEEDS US!

    It needs us, those left who still are "we the people" and not I-zombies, to stand up and be counted...it is going to take a revolution.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I'm reminder of an old movie - the tail wagging the dog - government can put out a clearly false narrative and by supporting it on multiple fronts convince just enough wing nuts to champion it

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    Paula, I'm not giving up on the Constitution. It is the only answer to the corruption and abuse that is going on. As a last resort, the Convention of States is the answer short of Revolution.

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    Paula 

    2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Jack.....I see, so you mean "we must support & defend the Constitution,".......Or what will VAGUELY RESEMBLE our original Constitution of our Founding Fathers.??.....which in no time ( not-so-slowly-but-surely) will disintegrate before our very eyes? Our EYES that (Please) should be wide open at this point? All of us! Because if not NOW, you may bid a sorrowful farewell to the United States Of America......all it was created & defended to be, has been, should always be but is being chipped away at by those who believe we are NO different, no better, no stronger, no more free than the entire balance of the world

    Read Tsad's last comment! Clearly~~this is what "those in control" insist. Destroy & dissolve America, to "just another member of a one-world government." If this is not blatantly and frightfully obvious to YOU.....it is all over for us as the Nation we are meant to be and must be. Please, ask yourself....."Is this what I want? Is this all we deserve? Are we willing to submit to the fall? Am I ready to say "Good Bye" to my beloved & great country?" I know my answer. A firm, resounding, "NO...not now, not ever!"

    Mike~~your comment above~~ 100% accurate! God help us.

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    Old Poolman 

    2 years ago

    Much of what has happened is our own fault for letting many of these evil people make a career out of what should have been a one or two term job.

    Corruption is like a cancer that just keeps growing and spreading to all who come in contact with that individual.

    Our government is now so populated by greedy, evil, power mad people we may never be able to get it back to what it was intended to be.

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    Tsad, that is why we must support and defend the Constitution. It is the only thing that will preserve our freedom and independence.

  • tsadjatko profile image

    2 years ago from now on

    Well the truth is no one is doing what is best for America, not republicans, not democrats not the FBI or any other government agency. If any of them were, America would never have gone down the path it is on and continues on today.

    Deep down inside this government's operatives, those in control, believe what is best for America is to destroy what it was and make it just another member of the world, of an eventual one world government. If that weren't true we would not be where we are today, on the precipice of disaster. It's only "we the people" who don't want this and the elites have long known how to get around us, co-opting the ignorant with promises and lying to the rest, they don't care how long it takes.

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    Old Poolman, You nailed it. House of Cards playing out in DC.

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    Old Poolman 

    2 years ago

    This whole thing including Bill Clinton's meeting with Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix airport is starting to look like the video that caused the Benghazi murders.

    I'm thinking it was all planned and carefully orchestrated like a stage play. The outcome was planned and everyone involved was one of the actors including Comey.

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    I was not saying I agree with him, I was explaining his mind set with this terrible decision with probable coercion. It will set our Justice system back 50 years but that's beside the point. I don't think Hillary will be the next President. God help us.

  • tsadjatko profile image

    2 years ago from now on

    So Comey thinks what's best for America is to treat the elite differently than any other citizen and insure Hiliary could become President of the US? If that is true then he is as bad if not worse than Hiliary Clinton himself. Playing God with the laws of the land helps nobody.

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    That may be true but I also believe he is doing what is best for America. Given the Clinton history, he did not want a repeat of the impeachment trial of Clinton which was a huge distraction...

    It would also drag President Obama and some of his top officials into the mix. They were in her email chain...

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I think Comey was "told" what to do - maybe it's just the Conspiracy Theorist in me, but that trove of info doesn't coincide with his verdict.

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    No referral was necessary. The whole of America saw her lied to Congress and during the debates... For Comey to state he was not aware of it is a bold face lie. He chose not to hear it. See no evil Hear no Evil Speak no Evil...

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Isn't it about time the GOP Controlled Congress stepped up to the plate and did SOMETHING to validate why they were elected?

  • tsadjatko profile image

    2 years ago from now on

    Well if you watched Comey being questioned he did Confirm Hiliary lied to the public about her emails and although he claimed he didn't investigate her lies (under oath) to Congress because he wasn't given a referral from congress to investigate those lies (which begs the question why a Republican Congress didn't give the FBI that referral long ago) Congress is giving him that referral now! Which opens a whole NEW investigation, an investigation that we all know now has to conclude she lied to Congress (all of America was witness to that) or else we're all living in an alternate reality from the elites.

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    breakfastpop 

    2 years ago

    I am beginning to think that the so called accidental (HA) meeting between Bill and Loretta was deliberately stupid. When news of the meeting broke, Lynch ends up making some lame and ridiculous excuse and then follows that up by saying she will accept whatever the FBI says. That is ludicrous and also perfect. She had to know that Comey was going to let Clinton off the hook. That way the Justice Department just closes the case. How neat! The fact remains that Comey did not have to say a thing about prosecution. That is not his job. He is a cop who is charged with uncovering the facts. It is up to the Justice Department to decide to prosecute. Everything about this stinks!!!!

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    Grace Marguerite Williams 

    2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

    There are Hillary apologists everywhere & they are OUT in full force. There is one whose questions consist of tirades against Donald Trump. Each question is analogous to a rant-SPAM in action. Such apologists verbally pounce on Donald Trump, proclaiming how "corrupt" he is but refuse to acknowledge that Hillary is the one who is corrupt. A cobra is more ethical than Hillary Clinton.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    There is a "troll" celebration going on in the comments of every Consevative new site I follow - footballs are being spiked, names being called, ridicule being handed out in jumbo sized packages.......imagine being a voter and having that "in your face" slammed your way.

    This only makes things worse for Hillary

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    Grace Marguerite Williams 

    2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

    RJ, this "administration" is the MOST CORRUPT. The Nixon Administration was angelic in comparison to this one. Obama hates America & his intention was to destroy from within. He criticizes good old American values such as success. His immigration policies all but destroyed America. Hillary is no better, even worse. She was the Benghazi butcher so to speak, refusing to admit wrong although lives were lost. I am SICK of this administration & I classify myself as a Liberal. As you know, I WON'T be voting for Hillary, I would rather have a cobra in bed w/me. Hillary is WORSE than a cobra.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Hillary was NOT under oath, nor was her testimony recorded............the FBI Director did not sit in on her interview.

    Can you say Plausible Deniability ??

    How much bigger of a joke can they make this investigation? I guess nothing to delete is the new normal right?

    I am absolutely amazed at the level of corruption in this administration.

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    Where are we living in? Soviet Russia or Cuba? The day we can't criticize our government is the day we lost our 1st Amendment freedom...

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Careful what you say about them....you could be added to the "list" of accidental deaths.

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    Paula 

    2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Tsad......Tsk Tsk....what you say about such a lovely, upstanding couple.

    Excuse me. I just got sick.

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    Paula 

    2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Jack.....You don't mind, I hope, if I re-word your statement above. Rather than say, "Even Bill Clinton says House of Cards is real...." we should make it a habit when quoting either Clinton to say, "Despite the fact that Bill ( or Hillary) has confirmed this is true"...... it IS actually true.

    Know what I mean, Jack??? Let's not forget, when their lips are moving.....they're LYING.

  • tsadjatko profile image

    2 years ago from now on

    So, 99%? How do you fit the bisexual sex orgies, infidelity, prostitution, sex for information, rape and murder into 1% of that show? Guess all the "stories" about Bill, the Clinton body count, Hiliary being bisexual (what did I leave out) are true! Or was he talking about the Bush administration? Kinda doubt that :-).

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    Even Bill Clinton say House of Card show is real -

    http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-clinton-says-h...

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    Old Poolman 

    2 years ago

    Two possibilities, a large bribe, or a serious threat.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Good info Tsad.

    I don't think she was truthful with the FBI - but there certainly was a deal cut behind closed doors

  • tsadjatko profile image

    2 years ago from now on

    Well Paula, we have our differences but when it comes to the Clintons I don't think I can express my sentiments any better than you do.

    I hope Trump (or anyone wanting to save us from Hiliary and Willie) can make the points that 10 Times People Were Punished For FAR Less Than What Hillary Clinton Did: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/hillary-clinton... So far I'm not hearing it!

    How about this man, the FBI itself, less than a year ago, charged one Bryan H. Nishimura, 50, of Folsom, who pleaded guilty to “unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials” without malicious intent, in other words precisely what the FBI alleges Hiliary did: http://theantimedia.org/this-man-was-charged-after...

    Ralph, I wonder how Hiliary got off lying to all of America but not to the FBI? Did she tell the truth to the FBI after lying to all of us? I wonder if the FBI asked her why she lied to America but told them the truth or did she lie to them too and they just gave her a pass that they didn't give Scooter Libby or General Petraeus?

    We are almost there people, Barack Obama has turned this government's agencies (FBI, DOJ, IRS, EPA, etc.) into the agencies of a banana republic, elect Hiliary and the country will follow.

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    Paula 

    2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    RJ.....I'm afraid the Hillary nuts are just ecstatic. What these people are thinking, what rock they live under or just when & where they totally lost their moral compass, is well-beyond any sane, rational, HONEST human being. The woman exudes slime.....she & Bill (and their cohorts) are so dirty, the sight of either of them makes one want to take a shower....just after barfing.

    (your comment is very similar to mine on pop's latest hub!)....Hang on tight Amigo. Paula

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Paula - so nice to hear from you. Even hard-core Democrats will have trouble stomaching this obvious perversion of justice. The man laid out the facts and it's beyond easy to cross-check them against the written law to see the clear violation...but then again, she didn't "mean" to do it, so it's OK, right?

    I expect lawyers nationwide are changing their defense strategies to say "but your honor, my client didn't mean to kill that stranger, so he should be let off scott free."

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I expect this action will be the tipping point for many Bernie Sanders supporters who also are strongly in favor of "breaking" the rigged system. The way things unfolded did more than just let Hillary off the hook, it also validated Mr. Trump's claims of the "rigged game" - making him look more credible in the eyes of voters.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams 

    2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

    Of course, Hillary will be cleared. The so-called "investigations" were merely pure orchestrations. Since Obama endorsed Hillary for Democratic President, it was an imprimatur for absolving her of any wrongdoing. Hillary has it made in the shade. Whatever Hillary does is right for she has friends & connections in VERY HIGH PLACES. Excellent hub.

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    Paula 

    2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Ralph, Thanks so much for the fine job at instant replay of Comey's bullshit...sorry, I mean summation of a "long, arduous, in-depth, expensive INVESTIGATION." (Please Mr.Comey, spare us yet another Clinton crime drama turned romantic comedy. ) What the hell did the right reasonably expect? This is just another result of a Congress without balls, having laid right down for the past 8 years and ALLOWED every last bit of this to happen.

    Mike...your comment of questions is what we're all left holding ....nothing more, nothing less. Just a whole lot of Question Marks. The answers being, "Man-up people and take the beating well-deserved." I do not feel sorry for us...not at all. This is exactly what happens when the morally bankrupt take charge, change the rules, play all games their way, with nary a soul standing in defense or defiance on behalf of the PEOPLE.

    El Chappo escapes the Mexican authorities because they're STUPID. Why do suppose it's any different for us when Political thugs "escape" us here~~repeatedly?

    Tsad...Exactly. What is it you always claim? You "call a spade, a spade?" In this case....No doubt.

    Jack....Your last sentence? Really? Um....Obviously not, Jack. Sorry.

    The kindest thing we can all do for ourselves and our nation at this point is to face the music and learn how to dance around, under, over and with or without the liberal beat for the next 8 years.

    There comes a time when common sense, intelligence and knowing the sum of 2 plus 2 supersedes delusion. No matter what he says, does or "thinks," Trump absolutely cannot save us.

    Go ahead, go crazy...argue with me, lash out at me, say what you want. Nothing can disgust me nor disappoint or disturb any more than I am now. Our country has gone straight to hell. These are egregiously sad times.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    You make a great point. Perhaps Trump will bring it up in the debate.

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    Mr. Comey did not address the consequences of what Mrs. Clinton and here colleagues and staff did. The gross miss handling of sensitive government data. Even if one buy into his argument, it does not exempt the Clinton machine from punishment with removing their security clearance in the minimum and misdemeanor charge if approriate.

    I like to ask Mr. comey, if Mrs. Clinton could pass the standards for SF86 application form. It it a document over 100 pages that anyone would have to fill out to apply for government security clearance. Those questions include handling of confidential documents... Anyone can search online and review the PDF file. If she passes, then our whole system of security is useless. We might as well get rid of all secure email servers and require all goveernment employees use gmail instead. It will save $$$ and avoid all this bureaucracy.

    She is disqualified from serving as President of the US.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I think this ends up hurting her more than helping her - Trump will sink his teeth into those statements and make the case for getting rid of the Washington insiders - hopefully pulling some Sanders people in along the way.

  • tsadjatko profile image

    2 years ago from now on

    This is absolutely no surprise to anyone. If there was any possibility Hillary would be found indictable for criminality the Democrat Party would never have run her as a candidate. This administration from the start stacked the deck in her favor. Why? Most likely because the Clinton's have some dark secret on everyone, that's their modus operandi. If she gets elected expect the republicans to fall under that modus operandi because they have plenty of secrets they don't want the Clintons unmasking.

    Basically from what I've read you can interpret Comey's statement as saying if it were anyone else but Hillary we'd recommend indictment.

    So what, she isn't charged with any criminality, the FBI made it very clear she and those she surrounded herself with as SOS are complete incompetent boobs.

    http://www.dickmorris.com/hillarys-incompetence-ne...

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    Old Poolman 

    2 years ago

    Ralph, you summed it up well. Comey basically found her guilty during his speech, then let her off the hook at the end. Was he threatened or bribed is the real question. Or did he get direct orders to not recommend prosecution? Only one person could give orders like that.

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