FBI Director James Comey informed Congress Friday that "additional investigative steps" will be taken in the Hillary Clinton email scandal. We all thought the investigation was closed based on the fact that the FBI already announced its decision to not prosecute her. Now they say the investigation wasn't closed, leading me to wonder how they managed to exonerate Clinton before even completing the investigation into her crimes.
Of course, the answer to that question is that Comey and the FBI screwed up by not bringing charges, they know they screwed up, they know they've destroyed their reputation, and now they're trying to salvage whatever bit of credibility they can. It's probably too late for that, but if their attempt at covering their own butts leads to the destruction of Clinton's political ambitions, I'm all for it.
It's worth noting, by the way, that the new pieces of evidence linking to the email investigation were discovered on Anthony Weiner's phone. You may remember that Weiner got into some hot water for sexting minors a while back, which led to an FBI subpoena on his devices. Weiner is married to Huma Abedin, Clinton's top aide, and that's probably how it all links back to Clinton. And if this new-but-not-new investigation ultimately dismantles the whole Clinton Machine (a dream, perhaps), we all should really pause for a moment and appreciate the poetic justice in the fact that a pervert named Weiner proved to be the Clintons' final undoing. We know this obviously isn't the first time a Weiner has landed the Clintons in hot water, but will it be the last? We can hope, if only for the delicious irony of it (among several other compelling reasons).
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But in keeping with their newly established habit of handling everything in the clumsiest way possible, the FBI is being suspiciously vague. They say it will take a while to figure out if the new evidence is significant or if it shows that classified information was mishandled. You'd assume that they'd only make this bombshell announcement two weeks before an election if they found something significant in the first place. If it isn't significant, why did the insignificant thing prompt these "additional steps" in an investigation that everyone assumed had been closed since July? I guess we'll find out soon enough.
And by "soon enough" I mean, most likely, "well after the election is over."
In the mean time, all we need to know is this: The Democratic nominee for president is under an active FBI investigation. All reports indicate that she will still be under investigation when the election is held on Nov. 8. Liberals now must decide, then, if they want to be the first voters ever in history to cast their ballots for a suspected felon. Will they debase themselves and their nation by putting a woman into the White House even as the FBI has yet to decide whether she actually belongs in prison?
I suspect they will, without much hesitation. But if they're going to make a disgrace and a mockery of our entire political system by electing Hillary Clinton, they certainly lose the right to lecture Trump voters in the process. It's no secret that I am not a Trump fan, but I can't stomach the Clinton voters who pretend to be traveling on the morally superior route. Your candidate is under investigation by the FBI, for God's sake. This has never happened in the two-and-a-half centuries of our nation's existence. Electing her would be a historic low point. The kind of thing our grandkids will read about and shake their heads in confusion.
Here's the deal: You can't complain about injustice while you vote for a woman who would already be in jail if she had a different last name, or at least a different letter next to her last name. You can't complain about "inequality" while you further that inequality by supporting an elitist crook who has been placed so conspicuously above the law. You can't scream about Trump "undermining our democratic system" while you help a blatant criminal rise to the top of it. And you absolutely cannot ever again speak about the rule of law, because the rule of law dies with Hillary's inauguration. And you will have played a part in making that happen.
Maybe that's something you should stop and think about.