Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Comey"s Report: No Crimes Occurred But Hillary Clinton Is Really, Really Incompetent

OK government employees, you heard the FBI Director, no punishment for storing private info on a private unsecured server in your bathroom...Josh Earnst Tweet (parody)


Of course, there are many Americans disappointed with the outcome of today's FBI announcement regarding Hillary Clinton.  Others are cheering. And while no "crimes" were committed (and that's still up for debate),  Comey made one fact clear:  Hillary Clinton's is really, really incompetent and just as stupid.  The FBI closed the case legally but politically---it's a wide open field. And my suggestion to Donald Trump:  you now have an open field of low hanging fruit.  Let's take a look at this gold mine from the lips of Comey himself:
  • Clinton and staff were extremely "careless" in handling of classified information.
  • Of those 110 emails, "52 email chains ...have been determined to include classified information."  Reminder: Approximately one year ago, she denied sending classified information from her private server.
  • "8 of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent."
  • "None of these emails should have been on any unclassified system.."
  • "But their presence is especially concerning because all of these emails were housed on unclassified personal servers..."
  • "We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial email accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account."
And finally:  "We are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case."

You can read Comey's entire statement but the above are the highlights of his presser.  He appeared to indicate there was no "intent" by Hillary Clinton to jeopardize the nation's security. Well, next time you get stopped by a cop for speeding or going through a red light, try telling the officer: "But it was not my intention to break the law sir."  See how far that lame excuse gets you.

Moreover, how can anyone have any confidence in an administration with the legacy of the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious and Benghazi to name a few among many?

Nevertheless, if you read between the lines of his statement, it's clear he and the FBI believe Hillary Clinton is incompetent and very, very stupid.  For those reasons alone, she should never set foot in the WH again.