Thursday, May 11, 2017

On the Comey fiasco

My overall opinion is that it was long overdue, as Comey's handling of Hilliary Clinton's criminality simply does not pass muster for even a rookie detective.  He convened no grand jury, issued no subpoenas, failed to get the hardware for months, allowed interviewees to share lawyers (allowing collaboration), allowed the destruction of evidence, and even swore those involved in the investigation to silence. 

It strikes me that any competent President of either party would have let him go a long time ago, and the real scandal here is not that he was let go now.  It is that he wasn't let go last July by President Obama, or....perhaps much earlier.  Here is a link that details a bunch of FBI scandals....but contrary to the title, some of them are not on Comey's watch.  Rather, former FBI chief Mueller and Eric Holder appear to have abused the private jets available to them, Mueller totally bobbled the cases of Nidal Hassan, the Tsarnaev brothers, and the NSA scandals. 

If you look at the careers of Louis Freeh, Robert Mueller, and William Sessions, you're going to find any number of high profile cases where the FBI didn't exactly cover themselves in glory--missing evidence, destroyed evidence, doctored evidence, abuse of private jet privileges, and the like.  In other words, the rot is deep in the FBI as elsewhere in DC, and getting rid of it is going to take some work.  I just hope and pray that President Trump takes this responsibility seriously instead of once again sweeping things under the rug.

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