The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Something Else

In the view of many progressives, the FBI's Jim Comey went from good guy to bad guy to good guy and back to bad guy all in a period that spanned no more than six months. His public disclosure of the findings of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's "extremely careless" use of a private email server is now excuse #101 for why Hillary lost the election. Although some Dem's give lip service to problems with the Clinton's campaign, and an even smaller number suggest (quietly) that some of Barack Obama's failures were the underlying cause for Clinton upset defeat, the majority insist it was nefarious outside forces (e.g., "fake news," the FBI, the Russians) that brought down Hillary.

Of course, it painfully obvious that if Clinton never violated State Department ethics guidelines and rejected the use of a private email server (the questionably legal use of a private server was unprecedented, despite the obfuscation that was part and parcel of Clinton's public statements), she never would have been under investigation in the first place and the FBI never would have conducted any investigation to begin with. But ... never mind.

It seems as if Hillary's action to circumvent FOIA requests and otherwise conduct, shall we say, off-the-books communication don't seem to matter.

The trained hamsters at the New York Times seem use the new FBI inspector general's inquiry as some kind of bizzaro vindication for Clinton:
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general said Thursday that he would open a broad investigation into how the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, handled the case over Hillary Clinton’s emails, including his decision to discuss it at a news conference and to disclose 11 days before the election that he had new information that could lead him to reopen it.

The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, will not look into the decision not to prosecute Mrs. Clinton or her aides. But he will review actions Mr. Comey took that Mrs. Clinton and many of her supporters believe cost her the election.
Hmmm. The inspector general isn't looking into the extremely controversial decision not to prosecute. What a shock! After all, Clinton's potential national security violations don't matter, but her election loss—that's something else entirely.