The long-awaited Inspector General’s report has been released. Unfortunately, it is just another act in the Kabuki theatre that is the Obama Administration.
Reading through the report one is struck by the primary conclusion that this was all a complex foul-up where everybody and nobody did anything that rises to a criminal nature. Even though it is apparent numerous crimes were committed by the principals and their subordinates, everybody appears to get a pass on going to jail. This is the political equivalent of the corporate dance: we will take the reputational hit in the media, we will pay “record” fines, but we neither admit nor deny the allegations – and nobody goes to jail.
The fact that James Comey misstated the actual statute law to give Hillary a Clinton a pass seems irrelevant. The fact that Huma Abedin had classified government documents on a private computer seems irrelevant. The fact that actual criminality was masked by procedural errors seems irrelevant.
Our report makes nine recommendations to the Department and the FBI to assist them in addressing the issues that we identified in this review:
The most important recommendation appears to be missing …
We recommend that all guilty parties be prosecuted to the full extent of the law to serve as a preventative warning that political corruption shall not be tolerated in the highest offices of America’s most important intelligence, investigative, prosecutorial, and taxing agencies.
Bottom line …
As George Orwell famously said,“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." One need only be reminded of the 22-year-old Navy machinist mate who took some pictures aboard a nuclear sub to show his family and friends what he did in the Navy. He pleaded guilty in May to unauthorized retention of defense information and had faced five to six years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. As is, he was sentenced to a year in prison, six months of home confinement with an ankle monitoring unit, and three-years of supervised release.
Someone knowingly copies classified information from secure systems, removed identifying marks, and sent them to Hillary’s private email server or to Abedin’s private stash of documents. Where is the justice?
And about all of those charged with lying to investigators in the Manafort investigation, where are the similar charges for those who obviously lied to investigators about the Clinton email scandal?
This affair looks like an expensive joke played on the American public when the elites needed to launder the record of one of their own prior to the election and to remove any evidence that would delegitimize her presidency. Unfortunately, a black swan, in the form of Donald Trump, appeared and the elite were forced to engage in a massive cover-up to protect themselves and the tattered reputation of several agencies.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius