Nat’l Review: Obama Admin Forced Comey Decision

obama administration fingerprints all over hillary escaping justice

Andrew McCarthy is a writer at The National Review who has been writing about the Clinton e-mail scandal for a long time.

Even more pertinent, he is a former U.S. Attorney with the SDNY. He was the lead prosecutor of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman in the original World Trade Center bombing of 1993. This is no internet crank or conspiracy theorist.

So when he writes an article like this one, it should be paid close attention since his acumen cannot be assailed.

And it is a doozy.

McCarthy makes a compelling argument that not only was the fix in to let Hillary Clinton skate, but that the order most likely came from Barack Obama himself.

He is linking, and establishing the timeline, between when Comey drafted his quasi-exoneration of the former Secretary of State and Obama’s dogwhistle to his minions during his public statement of Hillary’s “carelessness.”

It’s good stuff, subtle and likely accurate. It’s definitely well worth the read.

The thing to understand, what has always been the most important thing to understand, is that Jim Comey was out in front, but he was not calling the shots

…FBI Director Comey began drafting his statement exonerating Hillary Clinton in April 2016 – more than two months before he delivered the statement at his now famous July 5 press conference.

…Let’s think about what else was going on in April 2016. I’ve written about it a number of times over the last year-plus, such as in a column a few months back: On April 10, 2016, President Obama publicly stated that Hillary Clinton had shown “carelessness” in using a private e-mail server to handle classified information, but he insisted that she had not intended to endanger national security (which is not an element of the [criminal statutes relevant to her e-mail scandal]). The president acknowledged that classified information had been transmitted via Secretary Clinton’s server, but he suggested that, in the greater scheme of things, its importance had been vastly overstated.

This is precisely the reasoning that Comey relied on in ultimately absolving Clinton, as I recounted in the same column: On July 5, 2016, FBI director James Comey publicly stated that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in using a private email server to handle classified information, but he insisted that she had not intended to endanger national security (which is not an element of the relevant criminal statute). The director acknowledged that classified information had been transmitted via Secretary Clinton’s server, but he suggested that, in the greater scheme of things, it was just a small percentage of the emails involved. Obama’s April statements are the significant ones. They told us how this was going to go. The rest is just details. In his April 10 comments, Obama made the obvious explicit: He did not want the certain Democratic nominee, the candidate he was backing to succeed him, to be indicted. Conveniently, his remarks (inevitably echoed by Comey) did not mention that an intent to endanger national security was not an element of the criminal offenses Clinton was suspected of committing – in classic Obama fashion, he was urging her innocence of a strawman crime while dodging any discussion of the crimes she had actually committed.

Between the Awan scandal, the Hillary e-mails coming back into the spotlight, and the Obama unmasking, one of these (and possibly others) is going to be what unravels the Deep State.

We’re getting a little closer every week, friends.

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2 Comments

    • Given the recent developments… care to revise or extend your remarks? Confidence that the Deep State will get its comeuppance grows every day.

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