There was something for everyone in the Inspector General’s Report on how the FBI and the Department of Justice conducted their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal. And in the end, there were some definite winners and definite losers. With that in mind, let’s look at both of them and parse what happened.
Hillary Clinton: She skated. Pure and simple, she skated again. Instead of focusing his report on whether or not she should have been charged with a myriad of federal laws that she broke, the Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, left standing the almost conspicuous attempt to let dead dogs lie. And it’s sad because this is a person that, probably more than anybody else in this report, deserves to be in prison.
Loretta Lynch: While she didn’t skate as much as Hillary did, Loretta Lynch only received a slap on the wrist, and that was basically for her part in meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix during the investigation and her failure to keep FBI Director James Comey on a short leash. Lynch was responsible for the pre-conceived outcome that Clinton was not going to be charged with a crime. She was ultimately responsible for the softball questioning that led to Clinton’s crimes going unpunished, and ultimately, her crime of political bias, following in the footsteps of her predecessor will only receive passing mention. She should be charged, she wasn’t.
Christopher Wray: While the current FBI Director wasn’t mentioned in the report at all, he has to be breathing a sigh of relief. At his press conference yesterday, Wray told reporters that the FBI accepted Michael Horowitz’ report and would be taking steps to correct the many shortfalls in procedure that allowed the FBI to put itself into the position whereby they lost all credibility with the public and most governmental officials. That in and of itself was a large admission of guilt, but it could of been, and should have been a lot worse. Realizing that a few of the players that caused this mess are either not around anymore having been fired or retired, and others have been reassigned to less than active rolls in the department, Wray was lucky. It could have been more than “extra training”.
James Comey: You had to know Comey would end up being the fall guy in this, right? I mean, it had to happen for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, he was 100% wrong in not keeping Lynch in the loop, regardless if she had tainted herself with her bias and her meeting with Bill Clinton or not. It wasn’t his decision to make. Second, Comey never should have gone to Congress like he did. At least that was Horowitz’ findings. What was correct here was the vindication of Donald Trump in firing Comey, calling his actions both “extraordinary” and “insubordinate”. You’ll probably see those words again in Robert Mueller’s report up the road.
Peter Strzok: Actually, Strzok got off a lot better than I thought he would. While Strzok basically ruined his career by his sexting with trollop Lisa Page, apparently Horowitz didn’t feel it came to the standard of being motivated by political bias. “Under these circumstances, we did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear [Clinton email]-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias”. The often quoted line from the pundits in the report of 586 pages, came from Page and Strzok when she asked, “Trump’s not ever going to become President, right? Right?” and he responded, “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.” He should be in jail, and is probably one of the people that is getting referred to Human Resources at the FBI for further “training”.
Lisa Page: She comes off as this bimbo that is star struck by Hillary and can’t stand the thought of Donald Trump as President. Her career as a lawyer is pretty much over. I can’t imagine anyone, maybe the DNC?, hiring her in the future. She’d better make sure she gets in bed with the right people, or it’s going to be a very lonely and cash-strapped life!
The pundits were right. There’s something for everyone in this report. It vindicates Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey and makes him the fall guy. But it falls well short of even looking into the actual crimes committed by Hillary Clinton. And while Trey Gowdy swears that will be looked into by Congress up the road, remember, he’s already decided to retire. When he’s gone, you’re going to get beach volleyball questions from the people on the Hill with absolutely no experience in prosecutorial questioning. This walked a fine line down the middle better than Henri Rechatin could have. Go ahead and Google him. I’m done anyway.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed