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“Comey’s Law” Revisited

BY JIM O’NEILL

As outlined in Comey’s speech exonerating Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing “Comey’s Law” may be summarized as follows: “Unless one intends to break the law, then no law has in fact been broken…unless they are not, in which case they are.”

That last bit refers to the fact that if one is not a Clinton then the first part of “Comey’s Law” does not apply, and the individual in question is indeed guilty of breaking the law, whether they did it intentionally or not.  (See “Exhibit A” former US Navy sailor Kristian Saucier).

After stating that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring charges against Hillary Clinton, Comey helpfully clarifies things by adding the following caveat:

To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.

“To be clear” — yes, by all means let’s be clear about all this.  (Helpful hint: by “security or administrative sanctions” Comey means being thrown into prison).

At the beginning of his statement Comey informs us that “Our investigation looked at whether there is evidence classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on that [i.e. Clinton’s] personal system, in violation of a federal statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way…” (italics added).

To be clear, Comey later informs us that Clinton did not act in a “grossly negligent” manner, but merely in an “extremely careless” manner.  Apples and oranges, right?  Who could ever confuse the two?

To be even more clear, Comey tells us that in no way did Clinton intend to break the law, ergo she is obviously innocent (as any reasonable prosecutor would tell you).

All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct…or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.

To be clear, apparently the intention to break the law needs to be present, and/or “vast quantities” of classified material needs to be involved in order to break the law.  Seems a shame that Kristian Saucier’s lawyer was unaware of these legal statutes.

I have to admit to being puzzled however by Comey’s statement that “We do not see those things here” – referring to “intentional misconduct or efforts to obstruct justice.”  Did not Clinton’s minions “willfully and intentionally” attempt to hide tens of thousands of subpoenaed emails, BleachBit hard drives, and physically smash others to bits?  Why is that not considered obstruction of justice?  Oh well, I guess as Director of the FBI Comey must have known what he was talking about, right?

Let’s be clear.  Comey knew what he was talking about all right.  His stunning exoneration of Clinton, filled with duplicity and verbal razzle-dazzzle, will no doubt stand as a prime example of legal-weaselese for future students of law.

As We the People prepare for the IG’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton server “matter,” I thought that a refresher on “Comey’s Law” might be in order.  Laus Deo, power to the people!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Wasserman Schiff, or Whoever, and Hostile Anti-American Democrats

BY JIM O’NEILL

This [Democrat involvement with the Awan family] been going on since the early to mid-2000s, and it is shocking how terrible the Democrats are with military matters of national security.  This is abhorrent on just about every conceivable level.  If they slow-walk this investigation to oblivion then I believe that…if all of these people get away, if there are no negative repercussions I genuinely believe that the mainstream acceptance of the rule of law in America will die a strange and sad death.  If this goes nowhere then the republic, currently hanging by a thread, is going to fall.

Stefan Molyneux “The Truth About the Awan Family Democrat IT Scandal

Tarl Warwick (Styxhexenhammer666) Trump Goes Nuclear, Uses 4d Chess with Wendy Wasserman Schultz

Tarl Warick nails it with his explanation that President Trump will occasionally (and wisely) play dumb in order to get his adversaries to underestimate him and/or unwittingly do his bidding.  You don’t think that the multi-billionaire author of “The Art of the Deal” uses every trick in the book?  Of course he does – and encouraging his opponents to underestimate him is just one of the many tools available to our deal-making, results-oriented POTUS.  Dumb like a fox, as my mom used to say.

Be that as it may, this article is chiefly concerned with the rabid anti-American stance that has become almost the default position among so many liberals.  They will, as a matter of course, vehemently deny (usually) that their stance is anti-American, but the facts speak for themselves.  All you need to do is pay attention to the Democratic representatives in Congress and you will see what I mean.  They are professional parasites, political grifters living off the taxpayer’s dime while biting the hand that feeds them and telling us that “You didn’t make that!” You didn’t earn that!”  Their brazenness, their gall, their arrogance and ignorance, is breathtaking.  Screw those pusillanimous parasitic poseurs.

In addition to being herd-like indoctrinated sheeple, liberals tend to be spiritually stunted secularists who have a death grip on their ego because it’s all they have.  And when the ego is all you have to support your various positions and opinions you simply cannot afford to be wrong.  A spiritually shriveled ego-driven personality is by definition a fearful personality (i.e. angry personality) that dreads being wrong, about anything, because the odds are so stacked against them.  Think of it: one versus infinity, one finite human ego versus the infinite universe.  Terrible odds, losing odds for sure – which is one of the more notable causes of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) – “I CAN’T be wrong!”  Take a fearful/angry, spiritually stunted, ego-driven leftist drone indoctrinated into a semi-comatose daze by constant anti-Trump media propaganda – shake ‘n’ stir – and voila, TDS!  By this point I am convinced that TDS (on the left and right) is truly a mental/emotional pathology, it is not an act.  But I digress.

Dinesh D’Souza has noted that the overall tone of America’s culture is increasingly one of “brutality, incivility, intimidation, and smoke ‘n’ mirrors propaganda” – due primarily to the left-wing acolytes of Saul Alinsky spreading his agi-prop meme of victimhood, rage, and resentment.  In addition, Alinsky’s most famous devotees, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, took Alinsky’s agenda a radical step further:

Obama and Hillary developed a serious shift from Alinsky.  Essentially Alinsky was an outside man…Alinsky used the outsider shakedown technique [learned from the Chicago mafia].  Obama and Hillary went one better, they said “Wait a minute, we don’t have to be outside threatening to bring the government to a halt, threatening to shut down a corporation – what if we run the corporation?  What if we run the government?  Then we can use the weapons of the state against our enemies.” 

Dinesh D’Souza Dinesh D’Souza mops the floor with Saul Alinsky’s son in C-SPAN debate

So began the Democratic practice of weaponizing various government agencies and using them against conservative individuals, groups, and values.  Think Lois Lerner and the IRS, Comey and company at the FBI, former Director of Intelligence James Clapper,  Brennan at the CIA, Clinton at State, Holder and Lynch at the DOJ, and so on, and so on, and so on.  “Brutal, uncivil, and intimidating” is putting things mildly.

Which brings me around to Wendy Wasserman Schiff, or whoever, and the AWAN scandal.  You know of it right?  With the massive coverage it has received from the media how could you not?  Just kidding of course – the media has been doing its best to make sure that this atrocious scandal never sees the light of day.

Reportedly around 80 Democratic members of Congress utilized members of the extended Awan family as IT specialists under very peculiar circumstances.  The whole scenario stinks to high heaven – in August of last year the “New York Post” reported that “’This is a massive, massive scandal,’ a senior US official familiar with the widening probe told The Post.”  Uh huh…and just what is the current status of this “massive, massive scandal?”  Damned if I know – the whole case seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.  If you are interested, the link provided after the Stefan Molyneux quote that opens this article will fill you in on the whole sorry saga.

We the people have had it with the stonewalling, slow-walking tactics of the DOJ, FBI, and the rest of the federal bureaucracies.  Time to fish or cut bait, s—t or get off the pot.  Jeff Sessions, are you comatose or what?  DOJ – anybody in there?  Damn, where is America’s justice system?

We the People echo the sentiments recently expressed by Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) below.  If you ask me, we need some blitzkrieg-style surgical strikes combined with an overwhelming surge of “shock ‘n’ awe” justice being dropped on the nest of vipers hissing around our nation’s heart – the sooner the better.  The fate of the republic hangs in the balance, for if America’s rule of law fails, America will fall – and make no mistake, America’s rule of law is failing, big time.

The political elite are not immune from the rule of law, and those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as any other American. If former officials, including Hillary Clinton and James Comey, broke the law then they need to be held accountable. We ask that the Department of Justice move swiftly to ensure that violations of federal statutes by high officials are identified and prosecuted.”

Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNAKES IN THE GRASS

 

In 2013, President Barack Obama appointed James Comey as FBI Director.  I have had my experiences with Presidents and their appointments.  In my years of Army service, I learned and had it reinforced multiple times through service secretaries, defense secretaries, joint chiefs, and major command generals is that they closely mirror the President in ideology and worldview.  I certainly understand that.  If I was picking people for my team, I would certainly pick people with a similar worldview as mine.  At least we would be in the same neighborhood of thinking.  Following the Army, during federal government service, if I knew the President I never had to wonder about incoming Secretaries or, in Comey’s case, Directors because I knew them and I knew their views and policies would closely mirror the President’s.  One should not expect anything different.  For what other reason would any President select someone?  So my view of Comey does not differ from my view of any other administration Secretary or Director.  My view of Obama, by default, is my view of Comey.  Just as it is my view of Lynch, Holder, Clinton, Kerry, et al.  I know Comey is supposedly a registered Republican, but so are many others who would rather see Trump fail.  This is why President Trump needs to thank him for his service and send him on his way – and if Trump is to survive, Comey is but one of many who need to be shown the door.

Comey’s recent work history puts him as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from January 2002 to December 2003.  From there he was appointed as Deputy Attorney General of the US under Attorney General John Ashcroft.  In this capacity, he appointed friend Patrick Fitzgerald as Special Counsel to investigate and prosecute the Valerie Plame lie.  It was an almost endless investigation that failed to prosecute the person who actually leaked CIA agent Plame’s name.  It was common knowledge that Colin Powell’s man Richard Armitage leaked the identity of Plame and not anyone in the Bush Whitehouse.  At the end of this political fishing expedition, Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby was sacrificed for fibbing to the FBI. From there, Comey moved to a job as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Lockheed Martin, a mega defense contractor who also likes to spread a lot of political cash including to the Clinton Foundation while Comey was there. He then became General Counsel at Bridgewater Associates, billed as the world’s largest (and maybe weirdest by some accounts) global hedge fund managing more than a $150 billion in assets.  His next adventure in public life, excluding his College Professorship, was a seat on the Board of Directors for HBSC Holdings also a Clinton Foundation donor during his tenure.  This Swiss bank gained much notoriety for laundering drug cartel money (Bloomberg, The Guardian, Reuters, Rolling Stone, Financial Times).  He held that position until July 2013 just prior to his appointment as FBI Director.

A September 2016 Breitbart article laid out Comey’s connections to the Clinton Foundation through his former employers and his brother.  This information was also placed into the Congressional Record.  Since Washington is big on demanding recusals these days, maybe the question should have been asked of the FBI Director relating to Mrs. Clinton.

To the legacy news media that most Americans still rely on these days, Hillary Clinton’s violations of federal law involving conducting government business and mishandling classified material on an unsecured private server is old news, except for their attempts to pin everything to Trump/Russian collusion.  The alternative media (Daily Caller, Huffington Post, Hot Air – Mark Levin) and others view it differently. The investigation was closed as nothing to see here by Director Comey.  Still most people, including legal scholars on all sides, but not the legacy media of course, believed and still do that Mrs. Clinton should have been held accountable for breaking federal laws but, according to Director Comey:

Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.

I guess.  Maybe what he meant was that a reasonable prosecutor would appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate a lie called a leak only to let the known leaker walk.  Amazingly, the FBI gave immunity to Clinton Aides, in return for nada which also amazed some legal scholars and prosecutors.  So Attorney General Lynch met with Bill Clinton (CNN, Washington Times) to discuss their grandchildren after which Director Comey schooled us on what a reasonable prosecutor would do.

It is not just the mail server and mishandling of classified information, but also questionable corruption of the Clinton Foundation itself.  It is the Uranium One deal and more cash to the Clintons (World Net Daily, New York Times) and we didn’t even make it down the bribe, or speech fee list.  Damn Russians have been working hard to make the Clintons look bad.  Sure would like to know how they did that.

And, make no mistake.  Comey is knee deep in the surveillance of Trump and associates as far back as July 2016.  How could he not be aware?  He would be an incredibly stupid FBI Director if he wasn’t.

Mr. President you have over 2000 appointments to fill.  Git jiggy widdit.

© 2017 J. D. Pendry

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