Accuracy in Media

On Sunday, FBI Director James Comey sought to put a cap on the bottle he opened on October 28 when he announced that the FBI was once again investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails, based on a device they had discovered containing what turned out to be approximately 650,000 emails. The device was the shared computer of sexting pervert and former congressman Anthony Weiner and his long suffering wife, Huma Abedin, top aide to Hillary Clinton and a woman with deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Comey caused an uproar in the campaign, on both sides of the aisle. Democrats and their allies in the media were outraged that Comey would drop this bomb into the campaign with 11 days until the election, and not explain the urgency or the substance of his findings. Many Republicans, and their allies, who were outraged by Comey’s conclusions back in July—namely that Hillary Clinton was guilty of serious violations of the law, but that he didn’t believe that she had any criminal intent, nor that “any reasonable prosecutor” would attempt to prosecute the case against her—were saying that maybe Comey was going to implicate Hillary in serious criminal activity after all. He wouldn’t have reopened this matter, they believed, if he didn’t have something new and serious that he had seen.

Now, the roles are reversed again, with Democrats claiming that Comey’s latest statement represents a complete vindication for Hillary, while Republicans are questioning the timing and point of the whole exercise. Did the FBI, even with their high-tech reading devices, actually go through 650,000 emails in a week, and conclude that there is no there there? And why is the State Department only able to process 500 emails per month? The wheels of justice seem to turn at whatever pace the Democrats need them to.

I have a bit of a different take. In the November 6 letter to Congress, Comey stated:

“I write to supplement my October 28, 2016 letter that notified you the FBI would be taking additional investigative steps with respect to former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a personal email server. Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation. During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State.

“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.”

While Comey did, in fact, argue back in July that he was not recommending an indictment or prosecution of Hillary, he also drew other “conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.” He had concluded that she lied when she said that she hadn’t sent or received classified materials on her private, unsecured server. She lied when she said that nothing that she sent or received was marked classified. She lied when she said that she only used one device, when in fact she used at least 13 devices, at least two of which were destroyed by hammers. And she lied when she said that she had turned over all of her work-related emails. No, in fact Comey said that there were “thousands” of work-related emails they found that she had not turned over. You can watch here to see Comey draw all of these “conclusions” back in July.

This is what the Clinton campaign is wearing as a badge of complete exoneration, and a closing of the books on her so-called email scandal, which is actually a national security scandal. As we have often pointed out, others have gone to jail, been fined, lost their security clearances and were run out of public life for far less egregious examples of mishandling classified material.

Andy McCarthy, the former U.S. Attorney who successfully prosecuted the Blind Sheikh for his involvement in the first World Trade Center bombing, argued back in July that Comey basically rewrote the law. Comey “conceded that former Secretary Clinton was ‘extremely careless’ and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services.”

McCarthy added that “Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no intent to harm the United States.”

“In essence,” wrote McCarthy, “in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.”

But this has been a corrupt process. The fix was in. It had to be to protect President Obama as well, who knowingly exchanged emails with Hillary on her private server. As Politico pointed out, “President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records…” Those FBI records, released in late September, confirmed what McCarthy had earlier predicted:  “As I explained in February,” wrote McCarthy, “when it emerged that the White House was refusing to disclose at least 22 communications Obama had exchanged with then-secretary Clinton over the latter’s private e-mail account, we knew that Obama had knowingly engaged in the same misconduct that was the focus of the Clinton probe: the reckless mishandling of classified information.”

It is possible that America will be electing someone as president on Tuesday who has committed serious crimes that could all be wiped away by a presidential pardon. The media’s failure to accurately cover this story could very well be the cause of a major constitutional crisis, the likes we’ve never witnessed before.




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Comments

  • IronChefSandwiches

    So many disproved lies in only the first paragraph! Wow!

    Here’s the bottom line. Yes, she mishandled EMail communications while Secretary of State…just like her two immediate predecessors. Yes, she has missing EMails. The Bush Jr. White House “lost” MILLIONS of EMails (in other words, they got rid of them so no one could get them.)

    Compared to any DOZEN of nonsense Trump has pulled, the idea that you fools think he’s better than her is not only pathetic, it’s laughable. You. Are. Losers. And you caused this day to happen even more than Hillary or the “liberal” media. Well done.

  • Coach Taylor

    What nonsense has Trump pulled? Honest question that I expect an honest answer to, and not a canned talking point straight from MSNBC.

    She intentionally broke the law in regards to protecting the nations top secrets. She lied about it. She destroyed evidence that further proves it. Any other US citizen would be facing prison. But you have been told to be upset because Trump made a comment that every red blooded American male has made around his buddies. How is that worse?

    There is overwhelming evidence that proves Hillary is corrupt. There is evidence that the media is in bed with her to get her agenda through. And there is proof that the entire DNC wants to keep their supporters dumb and complacent. And yet here you are, defending the indefensible

    8 years again you wanted change. Today you will continue to get the same old, same old from corrupt Washington politics. Just remember, you wanted the disaster that is heading our way

  • worried for future

    Don’t bother with this bottom feeder. He spends literally all his time trolling these sites hoping he’s taunting people.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    “She intentionally broke the law in regards to protecting the nations top secrets.” No. She didn’t.

    “She lied about it.” No. She didn’t.

    “She destroyed evidence that further proves it.” No. She didn’t.

    You’re 0 for 3, dude.

    Regarding Trump, I find it utterly hilarious that you’re pretending that the “grab them by the pussy” thing is 1) something every man has said. Maybe you have. Then again, maybe you’re just as much of a misogynist pig as Trump; and 2) the only ridiculous, unhinged, idiotic thing he’s said. There are literally HUNDREDS of things he said, things he done, and things he’s Tweeted that would disqualify anybody who wasn’t a Republican.

    Yes. We’re probably headed for more of the status quo from the administrative branch. This isn’t ideal by a long shot. Sanders was the obvious choice and he would have won today by double the margin that Hillary is going to win by. That being said, Trump remains a sociopathic narcissist who is 100% un-electable at the national level. YOU are getting what YOU asked for.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    I spend maybe 10 minutes a day making fun of you rubes.

  • Coach Taylor

    “No. She didn’t.”

    Yes, she did. The only other explanation is that she is so incompetent that after years of being trained and educated on how to protect state secrets, she was too dumb to understand how to use them. Remember, she claims to not know what “C” means in an email. So pick your poison; did she intentionally break the law, or is she incompetent? Either way, she is not fit for Office

    “No. She didn’t.”

    Yes, she did. Google “Trey Gowdy James Comey” to see Comey testifying she lied.

    ” No. She didn’t.

    So those phones she had smashed with a hammer (you know, the ones she claimed she didn’t use only to have that proven as a lie), or all those emails that were deleted and her hard drive scrubbed is not her destroying evidence? What would that be then?

    “You’re 0 for 3, dude.”

    Again, Comey’s testimony paints a different picture. You should listen to it, you might learn something for a change

    “Regarding Trump, I find it utterly hilarious that you’re pretending that the “grab them by the pussy” thing is 1) something every man has said. Maybe you have. “

    I didn’t say man, I said red blood American male. I guess that excludes the beta males like yourself

    I have. A life time of playing sports has put me in a position to hear things like this all the time. I guess your time in the basement hasn’t allowed you to hear this. I don’t want my mother, sister, wife, daughter to hear me say these things, but this is what gets said. Don’t believe me? Then ask why so many college fraternities and sports teams have been under fire from the PC Police lately?

    “Then again, maybe you’re just as much of a misogynist pig as Trump; “

    Well, unlike Bill Clinton, I have never sexually attacked a woman. Considering the thousands and thousands of women that Trump employs, including his campaign manager, I have yet to see actual proof of misogyny.

    “and 2) the only ridiculous, unhinged, idiotic thing he’s said. There are literally HUNDREDS of things he said, things he done, and things he’s Tweeted that would disqualify anybody who wasn’t a Republican.”

    I asked you for an honest answer, not a canned response taken from MSNBC. You, like all Hillary supporters, have once again failed to answer a direct question with your own thoughts and opinions. You seem to brag about how often you support Hillary, yet can’t offer a well thought out reasonable response. You are the exact person Jonathan Gruber was talking about

    “Yes. We’re probably headed for more of the status quo from the administrative branch. This isn’t ideal by a long shot. Sanders was the obvious choice and he would have won today by double the margin that Hillary is going to win by”

    Bernie never had a chance to win, since Hillary rigged the DNC by getting Tim Kaine to step down as chair, and putting Debbie Wessman Schultz in place, where she ensured Bernie was shut out. More proof of how corrupt Hillary is and how little she cares for democracy, but you are still voting for her

    “That being said, Trump remains a sociopathic narcissist who is 100% un-electable at the national level. YOU are getting what YOU asked for.”

    How much more proof do you need to see from Hillary to finally realize she is everything you claim Trump to be? The woman, as has been proven over and over again only cares about herself. She uses you to get votes, then forgets about you the second the election is over

    The poor and black communities have been voting for people like Hilary for 50 years, and their situation has yet to improve. How can you still vote for the party that is directly responsible for the fall of places like Detroit, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Flint, etc?

  • Peter

    IronChef thinks his little ‘peach’ Hillary is impeccable. Everyone else, including me, thinks Hillary is impeachable.

  • Wafflicious

    Well now, we’re making fun of YOU, loser Chemboy!

  • Lee Ryan

    Uhh you’re one who lost.

  • Ted

    FUGEDDABOUDIT! You got yourself your one-party GOP government. Try to focus on forgetting the past and moving forward in some kind of productive and effective way. (After all, the DEMs have had to forget about the serious harm that Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, et al, caused to this country … and they got away with their crimes scott-free.)

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    Oh no, why do that, because when the corrupt socialists are swept out of the WH a whole new bunch of honest people can be put in place and we can have Hillary and Bill and Chelsea and Obama and Loretta and the whole gang drug out in chains and slapped into federal prison for high crimes and treason.

  • Lee Ryan

    You lost samich boy

  • BakkenBill

    Maybe you should join the likes of Cher and Samuel Jackson. Delta is ready when you are.

  • Dave

    @Coach Taylor your preaching to the choir dissertation is wasted on “IronChef”. Most of us think that he’s (she’s?) a paid troll engaged in attempts to “push our buttons”. Best we pay no attention to such drivel. We’re positively blessed by the election results. Pray that the opportunities aren’t squandered.

  • Lee Ryan

    You seem to forget that YOU ARE A LOSER. and you lost the election.

  • Lee Ryan

    And the rest of each day cleaning his parents basement