Sometimes I wonder if there’s an alternative universe out there, where corruption is dealt with properly. Where criminal acts on the part of senators, governors, and US presidents is properly prosecuted. It would be a world where Americans could trust their leaders, as the ones who break the law are swiftly brought to justice.
Unfortunately, I don’t live in that universe.
Last week brought the shocking news that despite Hillary Clinton’s extremely careless treatment of Top Secret information, FBI Director James Comey was not recommending charges. Acts that would have put anyone else in hot water, ending careers and sending them to jail, didn’t even bring a slap on the wrist to the presidential candidate.
We all wondered how Comey could come to such a foolish decision. As it turns out, he’s had a history of protecting the Clinton’s.
FBI Director James Comey has a long history of involvement in Department of Justice actions that arguably ended up favorable to the Clintons.
In 2004, Comey, then serving as a deputy attorney general in the Justice Department, apparently limited the scope of the criminal investigation of Sandy Berger, which left out former Clinton administration officials who may have coordinated with Berger in his removal and destruction of classified records from the National Archives. The documents were relevant to accusations that the Clinton administration was negligent in the build-up to the 9/11 terrorist attack.
It goes on from there. Apparently in-the-bag for Clinton Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Comey are buddy-buddy. They both served as U.S. attorneys in New York at the same time. They crossed paths during the HSBC investigation, where the bank avoided criminal charges, despite a massive money-laundering scandal.
It looks like Comey also has a history of looking the other way when wealthy people break the law.
How can the American people stand for a leader like Comey? It is obvious he is in the bag for Clinton, willing to give out favors for the Democratic hopeful for president. Maybe if she’s elected, he’ll stay on as FBI director. Or maybe he’ll get his own golden parachute and retire early. Maybe he was purposefully placed in that position because of the favors he gave out in the past.
Either way, he does not deserve to be his position.