Lock her up! Lock her up!
The anti-Hillary Clinton chant that followed her throughout the election is now rarely uttered. Most Americans are too distracted by Washington’s volatile environment to spend much time thinking about a scandal that died over a year ago. When disgraced former FBI Director James Comey announced that Clinton had been cleared of wrongdoing in her private server drama, that should have been the end of the affair.
Except it wasn’t.
Comey’s replacement, Christopher Wray, told Congress this week that the case against Clinton might be reopened. Many conservatives believe that Comey’s incompetence and corruption derailed the original investigation. Anything Comey touched should be considered contaminated.
“If he were to conclude that that’s what happened, then I think at that point we’re in a situation where we have to assess what else might need to be done to un-ring that bell if you will,” Wray told members of Congress, referring to the Mueller investigation.
If Mueller finds that Comey was motivated by political considerations, that would be enough to justify reopening the case against Clinton.
“There is no shortage of opinions out there, but what I can tell you is that the FBI that I see is tens of thousands of agents and analysts and staff working their tails off to keep Americans safe,” Wray said.
Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state was a massive breach of security. It seems that Comey himself felt that she should be prosecuted at first, writing in a memo that she was guilty of “gross negligence.”
Those words were eventually tamed, however, by a corrupt supporter in the bureau. Negligence became carelessness and Clinton walked free.
According to Fox News: “Republicans… are particularly focused on concerns that… Comey’s early draft language describing Clinton’s actions regarding her private email server from ‘grossly negligent’ (changed) to ‘extremely careless.’
Gross negliegence is a prosecutable crime. Carelessness isn’t.
“I know the Department of Justice, I know no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case. I know a lot of my former friends are out there saying they would. I wonder where they were in the last 40 years, because I’d like to see the cases they brought on gross negligence. Nobody would, nobody did,” Comey defended himself.
It’s a weak defense. Comey’s job was to uphold justice, not keep his friends happy. A lot of influential Democrats would have been outraged if he’d slapped Clinton with charges. Keeping them happy isn’t worth allowing Clinton to walk free.
If the investigation is reopened, Clinton could end up serving jail time. It would be a shocking end to a long, convoluted career in politics. She was taken down by her own avaricious ambition.
“I was just dumbfounded. I thought, ‘What is he doing?’ The investigation was closed — I know there’s no new information,” Clinton whined last year when Comey briefly reopened the case.
“And then it became clear, this was not necessary. He could’ve called me up, he could’ve called others involved up and said, ‘Hey, can we look at this new stuff just to make sure it’s stuff we had before?’”
It’s disturbing how practiced she is in deception. Of course Comey shouldn’t have called her to discuss whether or not she needed to be re-investigated. She was the suspect of a crime, not a personal friend. Clinton, however, is used to bending the rules to suit her will.
“I think it’s sad that after Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in history and lost… the last chapter of her public life is going to be now defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks. And I think that that’s a sad way for her to continue this work,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Clinton belongs in jail. Her days as a free woman may soon be over.