Too Big to Jail
“There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail,” Hillary Clinton declared in one of the Democratic debates. Well, what about the Democratic candidate for president?
Since by now every word out of Mrs. Clinton’s mouth is b’chezkas sheker (assumed to be untrue), it should perhaps be no surprise that the above statement also turned out to be false, as description if not prescription.
FBI director James Comey stood before the press last week and thoroughly eviscerated every Clinton talking point about her emails and private server. His presentation was itself highly unusual. The FBI is the investigative branch of federal law enforcement, not the prosecutorial branch. Comey is no longer the U.S. Attorney for the South District of New York. Announcement of the decision not to prosecute Clinton for “gross negligence” in her handling of classified information should have come from the Justice Department not the FBI.