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0658, 05 May 17

Comey Fails to Enforce Law Against Clinton Insider


“Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information by her assistant, Huma Abedin,” he said.
In separate exchange with Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, Comey said Abedin appeared to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to Weiner for him “to print out for her so she could then deliver them to the secretary of state.”
But there was no indication that Abedin “had a sense that what she was doing was in violation of the law” Comey added, and investigators couldn’t prove any sort of criminal intent.
The fact that Clinton and Abedin previously exchanged classified emails gave federal prosecutors probable cause to justify their review of Weiner’s laptop, according to a search warrant application.
The statute does not require that Abedin knew this was against the law for it to be a crime. Also, given her high position in the administration, there is an expectation that she would know the rules around handling classified information. Comey should have recommended charges against her. In failing to do so, Comey has failed to execute his duties.

0658, 05 May 2017


  1. Jason

    Similar bullshit regarding Hillary’s private email server.

  2. Jason

    Oh and one more thing. Wouldn’t Anthony have known better and didn’t he have a responsibility to educate his wife after the first email with classified data was received?

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    Ah, Iran Contra all over again….

  4. dad29

    Not even CLOSE to ‘iran/contra.’

    HRC spilled classified info all over the internet, sorta like Bill spilled…ahh….all over Monica’s dress.

    You could say that it’s the Clinton -contra- US interests.  That would be far better analogy.

  5. kjanz1899

    It’s time to play “stupid, liar, or both” Huma Abedin edition.

  6. Le Roi du Nord


    I guess you are entitled to your own set of facts…….

  7. billphoto

    While there is a corollary to portions of previous scandals, I don’t remember any rising to the level of four dead Americans.  I think the real revelation here is this appears to just be the Camel’s nose under the tent.

    Considering others such as the IRS, Fast and Furious, Solyndra and the NSA spying scandals, just to name a few, I think it would be safe to say the previous Administration achieved a new level of corruption.

    It is slowly being revealed, compliments of Judical Watch, the extent of this corruption.  The American people see the animus of the fifth estate, many politicians, and others towards anyone trying to uncover the truth.  The “I’m going to take my ball and go home” method to control the conversation and decide outcomes no longer works.  This should be interesting to see how it all plays out.

  8. dad29

    Billphoto is dead-on.

    Nord, of course, will have not just ‘alternative facts’–but an entire ‘alternative reality’ in which he will live with his blanket and rattle.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    Fourteen indictments (including the Sec Def), eleven convictions, countless deaths at the hands of the Contras, illegal arms sales, a president not controlling his underlings, and of course, presidential pardons.    Spin that however you want.

    Still beating that Bush-era Solyndra drum, eh.  You really need to catch up on factual information….

  10. dad29

    There could easily be 100 indictments (and just as many convictions) of HRC & staff & IT &ct for blatant violations of the Espionage Act.   In the REAL world, ‘mens rea’ is not a factor, regardless of the worm-Comey’s wordsplatter.

    Dead Communists are not a bother–except to fellow-travelers, Nord.  But dead Americans?  How many did Hildebeeste’s natsec violations cause?  We’ll never know.

    We DO know that there are thousands of dead Syrians, Kurds, and Iraqis due to the girly-girl Obama’s “command,” and perhaps dozens of American troops who died for the same reason.

    Face it, Nord.  The death-toll from Democrats is a helluva lot worse than the one from Pubbies–and I’m not even going to bring up Stalin, Pol Pot, and Mao.

  11. billphoto

    OMG.  I think we just found a perfect example of the partisan mindset that allowed Obama, Hillary, et al to escape prosecution for the last 8 years.

  12. billphoto

    BTW, not vouching for Wikipedia’s accuracy but maybe somebody can fill in the missing information about the Bush-era part of the history of Solyndra:
    Government support
    Solyndra received a $535 million U.S. Energy Department loan guarantee, the first recipient of a loan guarantee under President Baracks economic stimulus program, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in February 2009. By 2014 the loan program had wiped out its losses, including a $528 million loss from Solyndra, and was operating in the black.  Additionally, Solyndra received a $25.1 million tax break from California’s Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority.
    Following the bankruptcy, the government was expected to recoup $27 million under the Solyndra restructuring plan, or up to 100% of loaned funds from a $1.5 billion lawsuit filed against Chinese solar-panel makers for alleged price fixing.  The outcome of the lawsuits were that, in November 2015, Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd. settled a claim filed by Solyndra for $7.5 million, and in April 2016 Trina Solar Ltd. settled a claim filed by Solyndra for $45 million. As of April 2016, Solyndra’s suit against Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd. has not yet settled.

  13. Le Roi du Nord


    And there could be Martians in your backyard.  Guess we’ll to wait and see on both claims.  Care to place a wager?

    Nice to see that human life, regardless of political persuasion, is so meaningless to you.  Must be those good old conservative values.

  14. Paul

    Notice how Le Roi du Bore failed to acknowledge his being owned by Billphoto.

  15. Le Roi du Nord

    From Politifact:
    “On Oct. 30, 2011, Meet the Press host David Gregory brought up Solyndra in an interview with Plouffe, asking if taxpayers had been ripped off. Plouffe defended the administration’s efforts to “win the clean energy race.” Here’s the part of the exchange we’re checking:

    Gregory: “Should government be playing venture capitalist to try to prop these industries up?”

    Plouffe: “Well, we believe this loan program is very important. By the way, it was a program that was supported by President Bush. So there’s been support in both parties. Many of the members of Congress who offered criticism themselves were lobbying for funds for companies like this.”

    Ownership is all in the mind.

  16. dad29

    Ownership is all in the mind.

    And there is no truth.  Don’t forget that, Nord, as you lick your Billphoto-kicked ass.

    It is Conservative, and morally justified, to schmeiss those who aggressively seek to enslave others.  You can ask Abe Lincoln.

  17. Le Roi du Nord


    Strange morals you possess.  Support for any terrorism and murder isn’t defensible by any moral standard.

  18. Paul

    And Le Roi du Bore just slurred the entire Union Army.

  19. Le Roi du Nord

    Nope, didn’t do that.  But you can believe in whatever alternative reality you want.  It’s a free country, at least for now.  Have a great day.

  20. Paul

    Yes, you did. Then again, for a white nationalist troll like you, that’s par for the course.

  21. billphoto

    While I find the sidebar conversation hilarious (I love the smell of napalm in the morning), to Owen’s point, I would offer two comments.

    First, when you get a Top Secret clearance, it is spelled out in black and white what your responsibilities are and the penalties for violating the covenants.  Comey’s job is not to judge but to enforce the law.  If he is unwilling to enforce the law then he should be replaced with someone who will.

    Second, I think the larger problem here is our justice system has become two tier system.  Those in positions of power, whether political or financial or both, live under a different set of penalties for violations than the rest of us.  In this case, mishandling classified information qualifies under Title 18 of the U.S Code of Espionage Act.  Penalties could be years in prison and fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  That’s not trivial.

    If we are to be a nation of laws, then I think one set of laws should apply for all not just the rest of us.  I sincerely hope the new Administration chooses to prosecute not only Ms. Abedin but all those involved that only view our Constitution as useful if it is printed on a roll of toilet paper.

    Oh, Paul, dad29 and others,


  22. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry Paul, but I didn’t.  Live with it.  And I don’t know where this white nationalist troll BS come from .  I suspect you are just making that up as you have no respect for the facts.

  23. Paul

    Le Roi du Nord = King of the North. A well known moniker of several racists and white nationalists.

    Live with it, racist troll.

  24. Le Roi du Nord

    It is also the name of a great winter hardy concord style grape.  And a nickname given to me by some French speaking fishing buddies from rural LA.  Your point?  Oh, that’s right, you have none.

  25. Paul

    I wouldn’t be mocking not having a point, Le Roi du Bore. You’ve yet to have one here for years.

    Take your 1488 worshipping ass elsewhere, troll.

  26. Le Roi du Nord


    Always the class act.

  27. dad29

    Nice to see that Comey got what he (long ago) deserved.

  28. Paul

    One pissant bureaucrat down. Now fire Le Roi du Bore.

  29. billphoto

    Interesting to read the different headlines on Politico, Breibart, et al.  Love the sound of liberal heads exploding in the morning.

    Comey has been an embarrassment to our Country for some time.  I think Clapper’s testimony, under oath, that he had seen no evidence of collusion put the final nail in Comey’s coffin.  You know if there was any evidence, the leakers would have had it all over the front page of the Post.

    BTW-I have to add I loved Sen. Cruz shredding Sally Yates Monday.

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