James Comey and the Road to Tyranny

FBI Director James Comey has decided not to recommend that Hillary Clinton be indicted for violating security laws concerning the handling of classified information, among other offenses. By doing so he has compromised a fundamental principle of consensual government: that the laws apply equally to everybody, including those entrusted with the people’s power. Now it is up to voters come November to reaffirm that we are a nation of laws, not men.

Comey chose to do what I suggested on May 20 as a possible scenario: “There are any number of ways the Bureau could spin such a recommendation [not to indict] in a way to let Hillary off the hook: no proof of intent, evidence of carelessness but not criminality, or throwing some staffers and aides under the bus.” Comey in his announcement chose two out of three. He scolded Hillary for being “extremely careless,” but said there was no evidence of intent.

Both statements raise suspicions.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Comey’s statement is bullshit. Ignorance of the law is no excuse, or so we are told.

    • Assuming (in one’s drunkest moments) that Hillary was only careless, how does that change the fact that foreign hackers have her e-mail?

      Comey is a tool.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      The law is just for us white-nigger little-people…gotta wonder how big his bag of Kreugerrands was, from the Clitt’n Foundation…

  • Maggat

    This is a most frightening situation. Hillary will most likely finish the USA as the greatest beacon of hope in the world. Canada, with our shiny pony will follow her into the abyss. Trump, for all his warts, is the only one in position to halt the slide.

    Vote Trump!!!

  • mauser 98

    GOP McConnel wants Hill FBI transcripts released…total crock
    McConnel , Ryan , Comey actors in Hillary’s Ice Capades

  • canminuteman

    Carelessness alone is criminality when it comes to h as handling state secrets.

  • xavier

    Yeah and here’s Judicial watch’s post about a naval reservist’s career ended for his mishandling of confidential information


    So because this guy was part of the elites or connected he loses his career and is unemployable
    Hillary who’s basically blackmail material and is a clear and present danger walks without any damage.

    If I were the ex reservist’s lawyer I’d immediately appeal

  • V10_Rob

    It seems highly likely that Comey was ordered to drop the case against his wishes, and followed the letter of those orders while conveying between the lines that he had a figurative gun to his head.

    I hope for his sake that they threatened more than just his current job. It’s not like a former FBI director with a solid reputation would be hurting for employment prospects. His name may well go down in history for this, in the chapter covering the fall of the American Republic into despotism, so it had better have been worth it.

    He got some revenge by taking the unusual step of outlining the facts and evidence that he was about to inexplicably declare ‘insufficient’. It suggests he’s got some counter-leverage against the Clintons (a recording of them blackmailing him?), enough to ensure his safety via a kind of mutually assured destruction.

    • Minicapt

      Given his past activities, I would not be confident that he dropped the charges “against his wishes”.


      • V10_Rob

        My understanding was that he was well regarded in law enforcement and judicial circles, that he was definitely not a political hack.

        If he was totally on board with letting Hillary walk, why go to the trouble of outlining the evidence (which he didn’t have to), in such a way that it flies in the face of his conclusion that there is no evidence?

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    You can kiss Rule of Law good-bye now. I wouldn’t want to be a cop now in the United Snakes. Open Season declared on Tyranny. Good f***ing luck watching out for the SNIPERS.