FBI Director Drops Charges Against Clinton & Walks Away. Congress Says ‘Not So Fast’

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FBI DIRECTOR DROPS CHARGES AGAINST CLINTON. CONGRESS SAYS NOT SO FAST
FBI DIRECTOR DROPS CHARGES AGAINST CLINTON. CONGRESS SAYS NOT SO FAST

When FBI Director Comey dropped charges yesterday against Hillary Clinton America was outraged.  The outrage crossed both political spectrums. There was outrage and disgust on the left and the right. One thing was made clear, the rule of law in America is dead. There is no justice. The FBI is incapable of making rational honest decisions. The organization as a whole should be dissolved and should be defunded. The corruption evident yesterday proves that there are two sets of laws, one for the ruling elite and another for the peasants.

The FBI’s Hillary Clinton charges saga is far from over, as Congress has geared up to take this fight to Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, multiple Republicans said they expected to hear from Comey.

Tuesday evening by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who told Megyn Kelly he would be calling Comey to the Hill to explain his decision to drop all charges against Clinton:

“Comey should give us all the publicly available information to see how and why they reached these conclusions … Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Oversight Committee, is going to be calling up James Comey to ask questions. He didn’t answer any questions with the press. And our judiciary committee has sent a number of questions. There are a lot of unanswered questions here, Megyn.”

Now, we’ve got a concrete development. Just a day after the FBI announced its decision on Hillary’s emails, the House Oversight Committee will be holding a hearing where Comey will testify on his decision.

Comey will be on Capitol Hill on Thursday, just two days after his statement.

In a statement from the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said:

“The FBI’s recommendation is surprising and confusing. The fact pattern presented by Director Comey makes clear Secretary Clinton violated the law. Individuals who intentionally skirt the law must be held accountable. Congress and the American people have a right to understand the depth and breadth of the FBI’s investigation.”

Republicans will have plenty of “questions” for Comey, as Chaffetz has said in the past. Now that Comey has nailed down numerous Clinton lies on the emails, it will be very intriguing to see how he’ll explain his decision not to indict.

Here are some questions he should be presented with.

You said that anyone in Hillary Clinton’s position would have at least faced administrative or other sanctions for their behavior.  Would you outline what is type of sanctions have been applied in the past?  Would someone like Hillary Clinton be granted a security clearance after violations of this kind?

You stated that the handling of top secret classified material by Hillary Clinton and her aides was “extremely careless.”  Lawyers say that is the definition of the “gross negligence” statute that provides for prosecution of anyone who allows classified information to be mishandled.  What is the difference between those terms in your opinion, and is there a legal difference?

Some people with government security clearances have been accused and prosecuted for mishandling classified material through gross negligence.  Do you have any message for them, given your decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton or her aides?

You mentioned that some of the classified information was marked as classified when Mrs. Clinton handled those emails.  Is that not the definition of “gross negligence” that should trigger the statute mandating prosecution of those mishandling sensitive information.

You mentioned that given the sophistication of hostile actors who have the ability to hack into a server such as Mrs. Clinton’s we wouldn’t likely know if they breached its security and read her emails.  You said her private server lacked even the security protections of a commercial email account. Would you say that the odds of her server being compromised are less or greater than 50%?

There is a parallel investigation into Mrs. Clinton being conducted by the FBI into possible corruption involving the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.  What is the status of that investigation and do you believe that probe will be finished before Americans go to the polls to elect a president in November?

Did any of the deleted emails recovered from Mrs. Clinton’s email server bear on the investigation of the Clinton Foundation?

It appears that roughly one-in-15 of the work-related messages that Clinton sent or received on the private server have been classified at some level. A total of 22 emails were classified as top secret — the highest level of secrecy.  You said that we should expect some of that information is in the hands of others. Would you characterize how bad the damage to national security would be if that information be compromised?

Do you have any estimate of how many of the approximately 30,000 emails that were deleted by Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers are “lost forever” and were not examined by the FBI?

Perhaps Congress will actually do something about yesterday’s heinous decision by the FBI. Personally I will not hold my breath as this hearing will no doubt be anything more than political theater and metal masterbation.

 

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