A Tale of Two “Matters”

 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ….

It seems like Dickens was a prophet.

It is the age of hypocrisy. It is the age of injustice. It is the age of political correctness. It is the age of doublethink. It is the age of “No Consequences” … but only for those who speak the approved language of ‘Newspeak’. However, for those who deign to think for themselves, refuse to kowtow and who oppose the status quo demanded by their “betters”, it is the age of the foolishness called the Special Counsel.

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, one Barack Obama was the President of the United States of America. His Attorney General was Loretta Lynch. His Party’s candidate for POTUS to replace him was Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was under investigation by the FBI. Internally, they referred to it as the “MYE” (Mid Year Exam). Text messages of FBI agents in control of this exact same Hillary Clinton email criminal investigation (a more accurate description) reveal that there was pressure to finish it quickly and exonerate Hillary completely. She was soon to be the next President after all.

Dutifully, the head of the FBI, James Comey, obeyed AG Lynch when she ordered him to call it a “Matter” rather than an investigation (“criminal” having already been discarded from the get-go). The always smarmy, klutzy, tone-deaf and “queasy” Mr. Comey quickly determined that this “isn’t a hill worth dying on” and that he would obey AG Lynch. But, being James Comey, he also had to write down his thoughts to commend his intellect, strategy and ‘higher loyalty’ …. [uh huh] He wrote (and testified):

“At one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” Comey said. “That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly.”

So … the MYE is dutifully tied up and wrapped in a neat bow. Comey exonerates her with his pre-written, pre-determined and pre-posterous press conference (now determined by the IG to be insubordinate). As a part of this farce, Hillary’s legal team gets the Unicorn Option and the greatest of deference from the DOJ/FBI for what was clearly “criminal” activity that Comey presented himself at his bungled clownish press conference.

Meanwhile, President Trump, for non-criminal activity, and without any evidence or proof of Russian “collaboration” is given a proctology exam and his lawyers and former campaign advisers subjected to the Gestapo tactics of James Comey’s dear friend, Robert Mueller. And it is now also clear that after more than a year of this “Russian stuff” that the case for the Special Counsel was all “Trumped-up” by the same DOJ/FBI/CIA/DNI co-conspirators (with notably egregious behavior by Clapper and Brennan).

In his laughable book tour Comey also stated that it was his full intention to get Mueller named as a Special Prosecutor after he was fired by President Trump. Comey himself colluded with Mueller just hours after he was appropriately fired.  And within one week, Deputy AG Rosenstein (who incredibly wrote a memo supporting the firing of Comey) appointed Mueller as Special Counsel. To investigate a matter of Russian collusion?!

Well at least it seems that this foolish madness is coming to an end. Even GOP Senate Majority Leader McConnell is calling for it now. Finally. Following IG Horowitz’ report, justice demands it.

But what about Hillary? What about her criminal activity and the DOJ/FBI/CIA/DNI’s ‘unicorn option’ previously given it? After the IG Report, a re-opening of this case is also demanded. For the sake of justice. Perhaps a Grand Jury has already been convened by U.S. Attorney Huber in Utah and is ready to file a case and begin prosecution?

I love symmetry. May Hillary now receive what’s coming to her … the Trump Option.

“It is a far, far better thing that we do, than we have ever done.”

Published in General
This post was promoted to the Main Feed by a Ricochet Editor at the recommendation of Ricochet members. Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Join Ricochet for Free.

There are 18 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. cdor Member
    cdor
    @cdor

    Nice piece @columbo except for Hillary is off the hook…statute of limitations and Mueller doesn’t appear ready to accept his demise as he has just thrown Manafort in the hoosegow. I like your style. It was an enjoyable read.

    • #1
  2. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    cdor (View Comment):

    Nice piece @columbo except for Hillary is off the hook…statute of limitations and Mueller doesn’t appear ready to accept his demise as he has just thrown Manafort in the hoosegow. I like your style. It was an enjoyable read.

    Never say never.

    Manafort was already on house arrest with an ankle bracelet. This is Mueller thinking he’s gonna “put the squeeze” on Manafort to get him to implicate President Trump on something. Just like he’s doing with Cohen. Mueller didn’t prove anything about “witness tampering” but nevertheless got 0bama-appointed judge Amy Berman Jackson to impose prison on Manafort before his trial. Nice. The Russians would be proud. [link]

    • #2
  3. harrisventures Coolidge
    harrisventures
    @harrisventures

    cdor (View Comment):
    Nice piece @columbo except for Hillary is off the hook…statute of limitations

    Whether or not the statute of limitations has expired, I sincerely doubt The Hillary will ever be prosecuted.

    • #3
  4. PHenry Member
    PHenry
    @PHenry

    From what I can tell, this IG report by itself only sets the stage, showing evidence of the Hillary investigation being ‘fixed’.  But they refuse to make any judgement on the facts as to bias or obstruction.  Just that many ‘questionable’ decisions were made and they had the ‘appearance’ of bias. 

    The big question is what the next reports show, and if they can tie them together to show, as you say

    Columbo: the MYE is dutifully tied up and wrapped in a neat bow. Comey exonerates her with his pre-written, pre-determined and pre-posterous press conference

    Meanwhile, President Trump, for non-criminal activity, and without any evidence or proof of Russian “collaboration” is given a proctology exam and his lawyers and former campaign advisers subjected to the Gestapo tactics of James Comey’s dear friend, Robert Mueller

    If it can be demonstrated that the FBI gave Hillary a kid glove show investigation in the face of solid evidence of criminal activity, and Trump a vigorous one in the absence of any evidence, does that combination prove bias?  It think it must, but will the IG have the stones to say so? 

    If he doesn’t, will congress step up and fill in the blanks? 

    Why do I doubt it? 

    Why do I expect the current response of FBI retraining to be the accepted solution? 

    • #4
  5. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    I think Trump should Pardon Clinton over this report. 

    • #5
  6. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    cdor (View Comment):

    Nice piece @columbo except for Hillary is off the hook…statute of limitations and Mueller doesn’t appear ready to accept his demise as he has just thrown Manafort in the hoosegow. I like your style. It was an enjoyable read.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-judges-order-to-jail-paul-manafort-tough-very-unfair

    “Manafort has not been convicted of a crime, nor has he been sentenced. Trials involving the charges brought against him in both Washington, D.C., and Virginia have not yet started.”

    And Hill and Comey walk free … very unfair.

    • #6
  7. Doug Kimball Thatcher
    Doug Kimball
    @DougKimball

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    I think Trump should Pardon Clinton over this report.

    Imagine the kvetching if he pardoned Hillary!  But, but… she… she’s not guil… there were no charges brought!  A preemptive smack right in the old piehole. 

    There still is the matter of the Clinton Foundation, but leave that on the table for now. 

    There is no statue of limitations on fraud.  Or treason.

    • #7
  8. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles
    @RightAngles

    pre-written, pre-determined and pre-posterous

    Hahaha!

    • #8
  9. toggle Inactive
    toggle
    @toggle

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    I think Trump should Pardon Clinton over this report.

    […]

    There still is the matter of the Clinton Foundation, but leave that on the table for now.

    That would be the follow-up.

    As compensation for not being the historic first woman POTUS, she could be kept in the books as the most pardoned politician in history.

    • #9
  10. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    The FBI and other government agencies have become so corrupted by the Democrats that even the little guy on the street can see it if he cares to look.  Still no Democrats go to jail and Republicans that are inconvenient to the Democrats get no knock raids and process crimes.  The corruption of this country knows no bounds.  It is just now that the Democrats have almost complete control they are hardly bothering to hide it anymore.  As for those hapless GOP that get elected like Trump. Well if they decide to do something like fire a corrupt bureaucrat, they get an obstruction, collusion, enema for their trouble with an impeachment cherry.  America, where freedom is a dying dream and democracy an illusion.

    • #10
  11. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    PHenry (View Comment):

    From what I can tell, this IG report by itself only sets the stage, showing evidence of the Hillary investigation being ‘fixed’. But they refuse to make any judgement on the facts as to bias or obstruction. Just that many ‘questionable’ decisions were made and they had the ‘appearance’ of bias.

    The big question is what the next reports show, and if they can tie them together to show, as you say

    Columbo: the MYE is dutifully tied up and wrapped in a neat bow. Comey exonerates her with his pre-written, pre-determined and pre-posterous press conference

    Meanwhile, President Trump, for non-criminal activity, and without any evidence or proof of Russian “collaboration” is given a proctology exam and his lawyers and former campaign advisers subjected to the Gestapo tactics of James Comey’s dear friend, Robert Mueller

    If it can be demonstrated that the FBI gave Hillary a kid glove show investigation in the face of solid evidence of criminal activity, and Trump a vigorous one in the absence of any evidence, does that combination prove bias? It think it must, but will the IG have the stones to say so?

    If he doesn’t, will congress step up and fill in the blanks?

    Why do I doubt it?

    Why do I expect the current response of FBI retraining to be the accepted solution?

    Maybe they can do some sexual harassment awareness and show some fire safety videos to round out the afternoon. 

    • #11
  12. cdor Member
    cdor
    @cdor

    TBA (View Comment):

    PHenry (View Comment):

    From what I can tell, this IG report by itself only sets the stage, showing evidence of the Hillary investigation being ‘fixed’. But they refuse to make any judgement on the facts as to bias or obstruction. Just that many ‘questionable’ decisions were made and they had the ‘appearance’ of bias.

    The big question is what the next reports show, and if they can tie them together to show, as you say

    Columbo: the MYE is dutifully tied up and wrapped in a neat bow. Comey exonerates her with his pre-written, pre-determined and pre-posterous press conference

    Meanwhile, President Trump, for non-criminal activity, and without any evidence or proof of Russian “collaboration” is given a proctology exam and his lawyers and former campaign advisers subjected to the Gestapo tactics of James Comey’s dear friend, Robert Mueller

    If it can be demonstrated that the FBI gave Hillary a kid glove show investigation in the face of solid evidence of criminal activity, and Trump a vigorous one in the absence of any evidence, does that combination prove bias? It think it must, but will the IG have the stones to say so?

    If he doesn’t, will congress step up and fill in the blanks?

    Why do I doubt it?

    Why do I expect the current response of FBI retraining to be the accepted solution?

    Maybe they can do some sexual harassment awareness and show some fire safety videos to round out the afternoon.

    When I was a kid we used to all get under our desks for protection when the alarm went off for us to practice a nuclear event drill. The mental image works for me…the FBI all hiding under their desks.

    • #12
  13. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Columbo,

    Yes, it won’t be pretty but the investigation can come to an end.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #13
  14. Cow Girl Thatcher
    Cow Girl
    @CowGirl

    harrisventures (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):
    Nice piece @columbo except for Hillary is off the hook…statute of limitations

    Whether or not the statute of limitations has expired, I sincerely doubt The Hillary will ever be prosecuted.

    Yeah, she won’t ever get what’s coming to her, in this life. If investigators go digging around in that career dung heap, there are far too many others that would be implicated…And I’m just talking about her dealings in the Obama administration years.

    • #14
  15. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Columbo: Perhaps a Grand Jury has already been convened by U.S. Attorney Huber in Utah and is ready to file a case and begin prosecution?

    I have not heard of this guy or of his actions, even in conservative media.  Now I’m on full alert . . .

    • #15
  16. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    Cow Girl (View Comment):

    harrisventures (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):
    Nice piece @columbo except for Hillary is off the hook…statute of limitations

    Whether or not the statute of limitations has expired, I sincerely doubt The Hillary will ever be prosecuted.

    Yeah, she won’t ever get what’s coming to her, in this life. If investigators go digging around in that career dung heap, there are far too many others that would be implicated…And I’m just talking about her dealings in the Obama administration years.

    No justice in this life is right….but just wait… On that note, I guess we can count as justice, Trump being elected anyway despite all the ‘collusion’ against him and the ‘power’ behind seeing Hillary elected – the powerful gov. agencies under Obama’s guidance (henchmen), Hollywood, music industry, Google, Soros – they didn’t win – I repeat – they all failed in their corrupt attempts to put another corrupt person in charge – a higher power prevailed – that’s justice.

    Just look at what Trump has been able to accomplish for the good of the country in such a short time – again – Justice.

    • #16
  17. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Stad (View Comment):

    Columbo: Perhaps a Grand Jury has already been convened by U.S. Attorney Huber in Utah and is ready to file a case and begin prosecution?

    I have not heard of this guy or of his actions, even in conservative media. Now I’m on full alert . . .

    The government investigating itself.  This should be good for a laugh.  Want to bet they find a conservative to nail so the pill goes down better?

    • #17
  18. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKS
    @user_54742

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    I think Trump should Pardon Clinton over this report.

    Seriously …. That would be both awesome and hilarious.

    • #18
Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.