FBI Chief James Comey is a smart person and he most likely had pressure to make Hillary’s e-mail problems go away. In fact, he did make the e-mail case go away for the Department of Justice (DOJ), but not for Hillary. The FBI has no authority to make decisions whether or not to prosecute crimes; they only investigate and present the evidence to the DOJ who makes the final decision whether to prosecute or not.
Since Loretta Lynch had met with Hillary’s other half it would be hard to say she would be impartial, so why not push it on the FBI and let them make the decision to prosecute, something they never do. There was also pressure to avoid knocking out the first female presidential nominee in history.
So what to do, Comey did something very different and way out of the usual. He just laid the FBI’s case open to the American people. He put it all out there for the world to see, the deceptions, the lies and falsehoods. Now there could be no stalling, no delays for months while a Grand Jury considers the evidence and because of a Jury’s secrecy, the people might never hear all the facts.
Laying it all out in an open forum was incredible. It was evident that congress might even call for an investigation. Even more of the facts would come out, and they sure did. Funny, most people when called to testify before congress stall for months to prepare but Comey was ready immediately. He did not say “I’m busy let’s see how I can fit you into my schedule, say maybe December” he said, you name the place and time and I will be there.
This way the FBI’s entire case got a full public airing. Nothing is secret now, we learned about it all. Remember she swore she had only one Blackberry. That lie and so many others were exposed and now the case is in the hands of the American people who will now try the case.
However, this is also where things start to go wrong, some people are still blindly following her regardless of the lies and falsehoods. There was a time in American history where someone like this would be expelled from society and run out of town. She should be on trial instead of running for President.
There were no rules of evidence to stop the press conference so key facts, were exposed. Then came testimony to congress and even more was exposed. The people now know nearly everything even more then could be presented in a court of law.
Comey did not recommend prosecution but he presented the evidence against Hillary Clinton, he also brought out that she lied under oath to Congress and to a federal judge. That is perjury; is there an honest man or women who will bring that charge?
This might be the way to take down a deceiver protected by her party and other high government officials. To turn our nation around we do not need another politician and a serial liar, we need the preverbal “Man on a White Horse” who will slay the liars, deceivers and the false prophets.
Mike Young is a retired water and power executive who resides in Mesquite. Graduated from the University of La Verne, he has taught communications skills and technical subjects throughout the Western Hemisphere. In addition to writing and editing technical manuals, he has a book titled “Speaking for Effect”. He has received some of the highest awards and recognition from both professional and public organizations.