Rigged When It Doesn’t Go The Way We Want
It’s rigged! Popularized by Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump is now running with it.
A Republican FBI director conducts an independent investigation completely separate from the White House or the Attorney General and doesn’t bring charges. Rigged! Hillary should be in jail. Let’s start there and work our way backwards.
It’s tough to claim strength, and then show weakness when adversity comes. Personally, I’ve never been one to blame the referee for the loss of a game.
It couldn’t possibly be that people did their jobs and there was no precedent for recommending charges in this situation. That’s an answer too, though it doesn’t give some the Hillary Mug Shot they desire.
What’s funny is that it seems like support of law enforcement, the highest priority cited of those who think Hillary should be in jail, isn’t as absolute as they say when it’s implied that the nation’s top law enforcement agency is on the take.
It Wasn’t Rigged
It was highly unlikely that this case would lead to an indictment because of the lack of evidence of “intent.” The FBI just confirmed that analysis. Director Comey’s statement, in its entirety, is worth the perusal.
Gross negligence would require that they prove Hillary knew her actions could result in great harm. Comey said they couldn’t find evidence of either intent or knowledge that could support those charges. The only thing that got accomplished is the spending of taxpayer dollars on political witch hunts and a reason to stop doing real work. Remember, this email investigation stemmed from the Benghazi investigation.
Even if guilty, prosecution would not have been the requisite punishment. Hillary would have been reprimanded, demoted or fired as Secretary of State had her actions been an issue at the time. Since they weren’t, the horse is out of the barn.
Having enough evidence to simply show or conclude based on an investigation that someone committed a crime is one thing; having enough evidence to successfully prosecute someone in a court of law is another. From a purely rational law enforcement basis, one where a successful prosecution is the only result that matters, the decision makes sense.
I understand people are not happy with this outcome. What I don’t get is these wild accusations that director Comey is somehow corrupt? This is not a third world country and people should be careful before leveling this type of accusation. Cries of “It’s rigged!” can and will erode our republic.