A tweet that will get you blocked in under 30 seconds
This is a debate you really don't want to have. https://t.co/nZzSecGQcR
— Patrick Non-White (@NonWhiteHat) July 6, 2016
If GS’s tweet doesn’t show up, the paraphrase is that he wants Paul Ryan to justify saying the FBI put Clinton “above the law.”
[Update: Here’s the Tweet]
Paul Ryan should be pressed to justify his claim that the FBI put Clinton "above the law": https://t.co/8A45qH107i
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) July 6, 2016
Here’s the thing, they did. That’s obvious. Clinton violated statues that don’t require intent, but was let off because she’s important.
Now I tend to think that Lynch wasn’t bribed with being renewed as AG. (After all, the academic gig she can get in 2017 would be far cozier than anything Clinton, Inc. can offer. Tons of pay, no work, a nice title. My dream job.) Although I also think that she set herself up with the appearance of the bribe, what with that whole tarmac meeting.
— tsrblke (@tsrblke) July 6, 2016
(By the way, I got blocked for that, because it was an “accusation.” Journalists apparently have no reading comprehension.)
And what of Comey? Some seem to think he was bribed or blackmailed:
I watched Comey's speech. I saw a guy who was passively-aggressively trying to let the world know he was blackmailed.
— FilmLadd (@FilmLadd) July 6, 2016
Maybe? It’s equally likely that like Chief Justice Roberts, he took the cowardly path of least resistance: dodging his duty to avoid any accusations of “politics.” This of course is what’s so dangerous about a Clinton presidency, when the very institutions that were put in place to protect the republic’s rule of law shy away from their duties because they’re afraid of being accused of being “political” the republic will simply devolve into executive rule, exactly what the founders sought to prevent with checks and balances. With the more corrupt Clinton at the helm, we can assume the worst.