Saturday, October 29, 2016

Damned if He Does, Damned if He Doesn't

     Poor James Comey.
     Right about now, he must feel like a circus animal tamer with his head in a lion's mouth while a tiger's teeth is buried in his ass. Now he's in a damned if he does, damned if he doesn't situation. And I'm sure the FBI Director can tell you all about both ends of that equation.
     It came out yesterday that Comey was taking it upon himself to reopen the Hillary Clinton email investigation, with many Trump and Bernie/Jill supporters hoping he gets it right this time. This came about because of the bombshell discovery at the Bureau that emails from Hillary Clinton's unsecured email server were found on the semen-spattered computer of the husband of Huma Abedin, Clinton's own Vice Chairwoman of her presidential campaign.
     However you want to cut it, that is a tantalizing development. Husband to Abedin or no, there's no way that Anthony Weiner should've come into contact with any of Hillary's emails, especially the classified ones we now know were on her private email server in the basement of her Chappaqua home. How do emails of that potentially a sensitive nature migrate from some electronic device or another without something illegal or incredibly stupid and careless being done to obtain them? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
     But this is just the first half of the story- Today the news broke that suddenly, James Comey is no longer the fair-haired golden child of either Kamp Klinton or his bosses at the DOJ for notifying Congress about his intention to reopen the original Three Stooges investigation that saw immunity being handed out like Zig Zags at a Grateful Dead concert. According to the so-called Justice Department, “(W)e don’t comment on an ongoing investigation. And we don’t take steps that will be viewed as influencing an election.”
     However, as longtime reader CC put it to me in an email today, providing the Clintonistas with cover and blanket immunity didn't help influence this election?
     The anonymous DOJ source then went on to say,
Director Comey understood our position. He heard it from Justice leadership. It was conveyed to the FBI, and Comey made an independent decision to alert the Hill. He is operating independently of the Justice Department. And he knows it.
     In other words, "How dare you interfere with our constant running interference for the Clintons?"
     This had led the Clintons to audaciously demand, get this, transparency and wants Comey to give them a heads-up with all facets of the re-opened investigation like they've been getting from CNN, the State Department and all sorts of other places that have no business colluding with a presidential campaign.
     In fact, longtime Clinton stooge John Podesta, who can't afford to talk about anything regarding transparency or anything of a moral or ethical nature, actually said Comey's statements were,
(L)ong on innuendo and short on facts. There’s no evidence of wrongdoing, no charge of wrongdoing, no indication that this is even about Hillary.
      With Election Day looming in less than 11 days, I can understand why Podesta's spooked about this investigation reopening when it does. People who have a lot to hide (and Wikileaks has proved over the last three weeks with its daily disclosures, now topping 50,000 emails from Podesta's account, they have a LOT to hide) will get jittery when investigations into their affairs are opened and reopened.
     Maybe this is Comey's attempt at unfucking a fuckup. He did his damnedest to ensure the toothpaste stayed in the tube, that the genie stayed in the bottle. But, Republican or no, Comey seems to have a conscience and it could even be said he's worried less about his own professional future and about the image of the FBI, which has been battered enough these past several decades.
     And one wonders what J. Edgar Hoover would've done to Hillary by now if he was still alive.


At October 30, 2016 at 11:47 AM, Anonymous CC said...

Even if Wikileaks is saving its most damning evidence of Clinton's transgressions for last, she still has the inside track for the White House.

But it will be a Pyrrhic victory for her.

One of her digs against Sanders during the primaries was that as an independent, he won't have much support in Congress if he were elected president, while she had a history of reaching across the aisle to get things done.

Rather, she and her husband have a history of fulfilling most of the Republicans' biggest wet dreams (NAFTA, welfare reform, media consolidation, abolishing Glass-Steagall, etc.), which allows the Republicans to hang all these weights around their necks even as they happily enjoy the fruits of the Clintons' labors.

Of course, if some of their constituents wake up and start to question the Clintons' agenda, they and their Dem allies could scare them with the Republican bogeyman to keep them in line.


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