I disagree with Comey. I want to let you know that right off the top of my article here, but I have something more to say…
Duh moments in the middle of a night are not necessarily a writer’s best friend.
This morning after my own Duh moment, I read this from Marnie Marcus:
I had one of those “duh but of course moments” at 4 am after my brain had some time to process FBI director Comey’s testimony from the senate hearing. Originally, I was dumbfounded by his logic, but not anymore.
Here’s what we know according to FBI director Comey’s hearing with the senate:
Yes, Hillary was sloppy and technically inept in handling confidential information.
Yes Hillary’s public statements do not match the facts. (Aka lying)
The FBI does not conduct internal investigations unless they are specifically asked to by an official branch of government (congress).
There’s no proof that Hillary had malicious intent.
No one has been tried on this particular statute violation in 20 years.
Yes others in the state department knew she was sloppy and violating procedures.
Yes it would have been their duty to turn her in for it.
Comey says he outlined everything in his statement for complete transparency (violation after violation) yet still stated that no reasonable prosecutor would pursue the case.
Yes, Comey allows others to have different opinions than him. He says he’s looking from the inside and others from the outside.
To be fair to everyone and not make a witch hunt out of Clinton because she’s well known, Comey said he handled it the way he did.
So if all these statements are true, one can make but one conclusion. Looking from the inside, Comey sees rampant violation of public trust. This administration (and probably those over the last 20 years) are and have been filled with inept liars. To single out Clinton would be unfair because there are too many inept liars in power to pick one for prosecution.
He wasn’t going to be the one to open Pandora’s box but if Congress wants to do it….
And, so, instead of writing out my own Duh Moment, which so closely resembled hers, I decided to ask if I could share hers. She said yes, and I have more to add to this…
I vehemently disagree with his decision not to charge Hillary with the crimes she committed, based on the concept that she didn’t INTEND to commit a crime. She intended to be loose with government documentation and critical data, because she intentionally set up a server that wasn’t as secure as necessary to protect that information.
Comey stated emphatically that she did commit a crime. The woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton, candidate for President on the Democrat ticket, is a criminal. Beyond all the other things she did over the past four, eight, ten, twenty four years, she’s a criminal, who has perjured herself in the courts of this land, to the people of this nation, and to the world, repeatedly. Comey stated that clearly, and gave the people of this nation, preparing to vote her into office, a loud and vigorous heads up to choose better. Make better choices.
What will it be America? A criminal in the white house after a traitor? One following another? We can’t walk out of this one, people. We have to make a better choice.
Everyone wanted a Democratic choice, a vote. And now you have that option. Instead of giving a jury of twelve, your vote. Comey gave it to you, America. Now make the call. And make a good one.