- November 14, 2017
Let Justice Prevail: Trump v. Comey
“The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do you remember that little matter, just over a year ago, of FBI Director James Comey choosing not to investigate 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D-NY) after compelling evidence surfaced that she had violated national security laws by using a federal email server off-site and for questionable purposes – resulting in a leak and subsequent investigation.
Naturally, an FBI conviction before the 2016 election would have eliminated the Democratic favorite with only a few weeks to muster up a new team of candidates.
With Obama (D-IL) in the Oval Office, the Dems didn’t have to worry about the public outcry for a proper inspection of the facts, with due consequences to all persons involved.
Comey undoubtedly took direction from his federal superiors. Notwithstanding this, presidential candidate Donald Trump (R-NY) promised that, if elected, he would see justice served.
Now, little over a year later, that justice may be coming.
On May 9, 2017, the New York Times reported that President Trump had fired Comey, thereby summarily stopping Comey’s investigation into allegations that Russia and Trump conspired to steer the 2016 presidential election outcome against Clinton.
The NYT article makes it very clear that Trump’s reason was linked to the FBI’s failure to prosecute Clinton over the email server incident.
On June 7, 2017, the FBI released a highly redacted (blacked out) draft memo, which had been prepared to announce publicly that Comey had decided to close their investigation against Clinton without pressing criminal charges.
The next day, June 8, 2017, before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Comey claimed that Trump and members of his administration had made comments about him and the FBI that were “lies, plain and simple.”
Among Comey’s complaints to Congress was that Trump told Comey more than once that Comey was doing a “great” job. How many jobs have you had where your boss lied to you about your employment status? Get in touch with the real world, Comey. Trump owed you nothing, especially if you yourself have obstructed justice.
Obstructing justice is a crime with penalties that range from simple fines to jail time of up to ten years.
Yet, a quick internet search pairs the phrase “obstructing justice” with articles about Trump, not Comey. Guess which political party still controls mainstream media?
The Democrats are busy slinging mud to the bitter end, of course. Notably, special counsel Robert Mueller continues to pursue alleged ties between Trump and Russia pre-election 2016.
In addition, recently, two of Trump’s top three staff members have been indicted on the charge of “conspiracy against the United States.”
This whole situation is reminiscent of a common childhood scenario. One kid accuses a second kid of breaking a priceless vase, and the second responds by saying, “Well, he played hooky from school!” The two events have nothing in common, and the second child’s argument is intended to divert attention away from the original accusation.
Now that it really looks like the Democrats have made false accusations linking Trump to Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election, has the beleaguered minority Party hammered another nail into its own political coffin?
Fake-out plays are great in football, but have no place in American politics.
On July 26, 2017, in a masterstroke of political maneuvering, House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee redirected a Democrat resolution (HRes.446), to question Trump’s firing of Comey, into an amended HRes.446, to look into the email server accusations against Clinton.
We the People can thank our lucky stars that President Trump is a man of his word, a man of action, and a man with a plan.
For this first time in a long time, it appears that the CEO and Commanding Officer of the United States is genuinely interested in – and capable of – upholding the laws of our great nation. For that, let us count our blessings.