The LuLac Edition #3241, July 5th, 2016
The FBI Director merely reiterated what Hillary Clinton has been saying the last year.
1. The separate server was a mistake.
2. If she had to do it over again, she wouldn’t.
Director James Comey rebuked Mrs. Clinton as being “extremely careless” in using a personal email address for sensitive communications. This was of course a mistake.
But I’d rather have a candidate who made such a mistake and can be aware of the consequences of such action in the future instead of a candidate who has no clue as to what he is talking about.
For Donald Trump to say the system was “rigged” is an insult to the FBI Director. Remember Trump said the system was “rigged” when he was even winning.
Trump also said that General David Petraeus was charged while Clinton was not. True but Petraeus was trying to impress his mistress by sharing international secrets (intent) while Clinton was trying to navigate the complexities of a system at the State Department that had no clear lines of demarcation until she left office. (Unintentional).
Mr. Comey said, that it was possible hostile foreign governments may have gained access to Mrs. Clinton’s personal account. There was no mention of the word probable which is more serious than possible if you ask me.
On an unrelated matter, that Egyptian airliner that crashed was found to have an engine fire shortly before it went into a tailspin. Trump said it was a terror attack. Wrong again. But I digress.
Meanwhile Paul Ryan, The Speaker of the House thumbed his nose at the FBI by saying the “charges were criminal”. How the hell would he know? Did he do the investigation?
The bottom line here is this. There will be a candidate who will have charges brought against them by the end of the year. But that last time I looked Hillary Clinton didn’t bilk money out of students for her university and always paid her bills.
You could scream all you want about the system being “rigged” and attack the FBI. If it makes you feel any better to attack an institution that fights all types of crime, go ahead. But it won’t change the fact that despite the hope of people who hate Hillary Clinton, there are no charges.
This was a mistake, not a lie. There is a difference. A lie is when a government says there’s weapons of mass destruction and there’s not.
Time to move on and talk about the intricacies of the issues that face us this election year.
“I believe Director Comey and his staff at the FBI are top professionals with dedication to thoroughness and the rule of law. I am perplexed, however, at the decision announced today. The director made clear that Hillary Clinton and her subordinates absolutely transmitted classified information over unsecure emails, in direct contradiction of Clinton’s claims, just as he stated that it was a crime to do so either knowingly or through gross negligence. He also indicated that it was certainly possible than hostile states or agents had gained access to Secretary Clinton’s private server without leaving tracks behind as evidence. At the same time, Director Comey intimated that any other person who was guilty of the same actions would be punished. What is clear is that Hillary Clinton believes herself to be above the law; and for today, she was right.”
Donald Trump’s campaign offered the opinion that the Star of David, lifted from a white supremacist website by The Trump campaign was really a Sheriffs star. Uh even Andy Taylor will tell you a Sheriffs star has 5 points.