It’s not just that Hillary Clinton got barely a slap on the wrist for violating numerous federal laws.
Many are also justifiably outraged that a number of Americans without Hillary’s wealth and power have committed similar crimes and been severely punished.
Adding insult to injury, one of those cases was pursued by the same man who just let Hillary walk free.
Journalist Matt Palumbo reports on the story of investment banker Frank Quattrone:
Back in 2003, he was charged with obstruction of justice over a single 23-word email to his employees — by none other than James Comey, who was then U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Yep, this is the same James Comey who, as the head of the FBI now, declared yesterday that Hillary did wrong, but that it didn’t matter because of her intent.
Needless to say, he wasn’t thrilled with Comey’s decision in the case of Hillary. He took to Twitter following the verdict, blasting Comey:
Says the man who once indicted me over a 23-word email that encouraged my team to save subpoenaed documents https://t.co/GYRzWDOhk0
— Frank Quattrone (@FrankQuattrone) July 5, 2016
One can only imagine if the FBI had been able to view the 30,000 emails that Hillary Clinton deleted, it may have found a suspect 23-word email or two in there.
Pundits used to joke that Richard Nixon did things many (Democratic) presidents had done in the past, but “the difference was, he got caught.”
Fast forward to 2016, and Hillary Clinton did get caught — but it still didn’t matter. It seems like the laws of the land only apply to “little people” these days.