Actually, Comey convicted her

From commenter John Henry at Althouse:

“First he told us that all the stuff that Hilary was supposed to have done? Yup, she did it. And here’s a couple more things you didn’t know about. He pronounced her guilty.

“Then he said ‘Forget it Jake. It’s Chinatown.’ Oops, no. He didn’t quite use those words. He said:

“‘To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.

“What I hear him saying is ‘She broke all sorts of laws that anyone else would get in deep shit for. But, you know, Hilary. Not even I can touch her.'”

Via Althouse.

UPDATE:  And, having done such a devastating job laying out the evidence against her, Comey’s may have been only the first shoe to drop.

11 responses to “Actually, Comey convicted her

  1. He gave a probable cause statement that should have been given to a judge and should have caused a warrant to be issued. Per each of a thousand counts. “Gross negligence” does not require proven intent, and he knows that. Wonder what kind a deal, on behalf of his family and himself, was he offered that he couldn’t refuse? Same as Sir Thomas More? Whatever, rule of the Law from the Feds is gone.

  2. Actually he was courageous to give the statement he gave, and was probably skating on thin ice.

  3. I agree with you on his courage. I doubt Lynch and certainly not her boss would have laid out so many details. Which, cumulatively, make the Hildabeast look guilty and Comey’s double-standard decision not to recommend prosecution something that was imposed on him rather than his own conclusion. That “We are deciding now” is the clue. Not “I am deciding now.”

    But then there’s this rather devastating critique of Fart, Barf & Itch, starting off with a famous quote from 1980: “I’d rather have a sister in a whorehouse than a brother in the FBI.”

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/06/fbi-clinton-email-corruption-dylann-roof-arizona-fort-hood-omar-mateen-irs-secret-service-glenn-reynolds-column/86725236/

    Rule of law, however, has been little more than a rhetorical flourish for generations, especially at the county level where political patronage has long been the rule. The poor and even the middle class usually go to jail. The rich and especially the connected get leniency if not exoneration altogether. Everybody knows it, even as they try to ignore it. Now they see it starkly at the federal level and can’t ignore it any longer. That’s probably the worst thing about this.

  4. The federal level is almost the only recourse from the state and local corruption, as long as the feds are not (for example) the local police. Once they take over everything, which is obviously their desire, there is no recourse from corruption. A corrupt federal police is untouchable, or almost so. When, as in the example of Hillary, the Gunwalker case, and the rancher’s pond, they are already corrupt; there is almost no recourse except the ballot and frightened congressmen or violence (which after viewing it in other countries is not desirable). As you say, it is easy to see why the 2nd amendment is abhorrent to them, and why they are desperate to gut it.

    • Interestingly the 2nd was written by the social elite (the generally wealthy, land- and slave-owning founding fathers) to let the commoners do what only the elite had been legally allowed to do for generations in Britain and Europe: bear arms, in the form of swords, pistols or rifles. Our new ruling class are desperate to eliminate that to consolidate their power. Of course they won’t be able to no matter what laws they pass because most of us peasants won’t obey the laws. And trying to enforce them would just result in more gunfights than we have already. I’d prefer Irish Democracy to civil war, but I suppose we’ll have to wait and see about that.

  5. If you have not read ‘Unintended Consequences’ by John Ross you might find it interesting about now.

  6. We have our ways around that Dick

  7. Got it. Thanks for that. $35 is the used price. Either too popular for the publisher to keep up or the publisher bailed for some reason. Some government reason perhaps.

  8. De nada.
    All the circumstances surrounding this book, author etc are odd if you dig down a bit It has a bit of a cult following with those staying below the surface. Feel free to share it further.