Déjà Vu All Over Again

On July 5, 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey declared that Hillary Rodham-Clinton would not be prosecuted for multiple violations of federal law in her mishandling of classified information. He then proceeded to list all of the facts that clearly, inescapably demonstrated that she had, indeed, broken the law multiple times. But, he said, there was no evidence that she “intended” to break the law, and “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case, so he was clearing her.

Flash forward to June 14, 2018, when the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s long-awaited report was released. After clearly demonstrating that political bias for HRC and against Donald Trump was widespread and fanatical among the top brass at the FBI–the same people who were assiduously working to exonerate Clinton and “stop” Donald Trump–he then somehow finds no evidence that political bias played any role in the indefensible “errors of judgment” that he describes in the report.

In both cases, we see the Deep State trying to tiptoe down a thin line between open, bold-faced lying and an unconscionable assault on common sense. The facts are what they are, and they are inescapable: Hillary Rodham-Clinton massacred federal law in her mishandling of classified information, committing crimes that would land anyone else in prison for decades, but she could not be indicted or prosecuted because she was the great hope of those who so-hated Donald Trump and were horrified at the possibility of his election as president. There was never any intention of seriously investigating her crimes, and the political bias of those who were determined to clear her was manifest, but because no one put a big red stamp on the statement clearing her that said, “I hereby make this outrageous decision because I politically embrace Clinton and despise Trump,” Horowitz declares, “Our review did not find documentary or testimonial evidence directly connecting the political views these employees expressed in their text messages and instant messages to the specific investigative decisions we reviewed.”

They do indeed think that we are stupid.