June 16, 2017
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It seems obvious from former FBI Director James Comey’s recent testimony that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to give political cover to Hillary Clinton by instructing him to call the criminal investigation into her email server a “matter” instead. I didn’t go to law school, but a careful look at Comey’s testimony shows me that he, in turn, has done what he could to give Lynch cover as well. Call it “pay it forward” inside the Justice Department.

“I don’t know if it was intentional or not,” says Comey of Lynch’s instruction, “but it gave the impression that the attorney was trying to align how we describe our work with the way it was being described in a political campaign.”


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The key phrase: “I don’t know if it was intentional or not.”

Remember, Comey has said he gave Hillary a pass because he didn’t know if she intended to break the law, when, in fact, the presence of intent is irrelevant to the laws against mishandling material. Now, with Lynch, it’s even easier for him to use the issue of intent to provide a shield, because the charge of obstruction actually does involve intent. By casting doubt on her intent, he has protected her. It helps that Lynch never reveals the tiniest glimpse into the shrewd inner workings of her mind. She can stonewall better than anyone I’ve ever seen. Does anyone think this woman ever in her life does anything that’s not intentional?

Surely anyone not blinded by partisanship can see what’s going on with this investigation. Comey gets to appear forthright while helping both Hillary and Lynch avoid prosecution, leaks his own memo to achieve the appointment of a special counsel, and ends up as the main witness in a “trumped-up” investigation of the President led by his very close friend and mentor, Robert Mueller, who now has an obligation under the law to step away from that duty.

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  • Bonnie Miller

    06/16/2017 10:01 AM

    Regarding your 3rd point today ("intentions"), YES, Hillary intended to subvert with releasing classified emails; YES, Lynch intended to subvert on that airplane with Bill; YES, Comey intended to let his old buddy Hillary off the hook, right from the get-go. Their joint collusions are exposed with Trump's win. A big coup for America's continuing freedom. The losers need to return to the clubhouse & regroup -- to give the rest of us peace, if nothing else!

  • Patricia Jennings

    06/16/2017 09:52 AM

    YES! There is no doubt it is time for Mueller to recuse himself from this investigation. Beginning to look like the fox was put in charge of the henhouse! And, perhaps, in the future, President Trump should frame his comments to be more in line with the type of language people like Lynch use; you know, vague terms like "matter", so if they accuse Trump they will also have to go after the Democrats who used the same language. I'm really sick and tired of seeing all the wasted time and money that being spent on "investigating" drummed up accusations against President Trump, and not a peep about investigating the real crimes committed by Hillary and Obama. Pure obstructionist rhetoric!!!

  • James T Bryson

    06/16/2017 09:40 AM

    For an educated, experienced, professional investigator, Comey seems to have a hard time discerning "intent".

    Can't discern obvious intent with Clinton, can't discern obvious intent with Lynch, golly-gee... I wonder how many other politically motivated blind spots he has engineered?

  • pam gertz

    06/16/2017 09:38 AM

    Your e-mail is the first thing I read in the morning. I so love your humor.

  • Dolores R DelGross

    06/16/2017 09:30 AM

    Time to clean house. We are always recycling. Some of these folks, Comey, Mueller, Obama, Clinton, Lynch, etc etc ,need to be placed on the political trash heap and hauled away. They have produced nothing positive for America. They have set us aside for their own interests. God bless you

  • Martha legg

    06/16/2017 09:26 AM

    I agree Mike. How do we get Mueller out. All this time and money to take down President Trump! The hate from the left is disgusting!
    Thank you for you work.

  • Kathy Dix

    06/16/2017 09:25 AM

    Trump didn't drain the swamp fast enough, hence....shrewd bad actors like Comey got their way. Disgusting. Even the Dem's should see the true picture here. Thanks for voicing it, Mike.

  • Michael Kramer

    06/16/2017 09:20 AM

    Keep up the good work. Very few are listening. We are upset at these events, but Washington needs to be "drained."

June 16, 2017
|

It seems obvious from former FBI Director James Comey’s recent testimony that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to give political cover to Hillary Clinton by instructing him to call the criminal investigation into her email server a “matter” instead. I didn’t go to law school, but a careful look at Comey’s testimony shows me that he, in turn, has done what he could to give Lynch cover as well. Call it “pay it forward” inside the Justice Department.

“I don’t know if it was intentional or not,” says Comey of Lynch’s instruction, “but it gave the impression that the attorney was trying to align how we describe our work with the way it was being described in a political campaign.”


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The key phrase: “I don’t know if it was intentional or not.”

Remember, Comey has said he gave Hillary a pass because he didn’t know if she intended to break the law, when, in fact, the presence of intent is irrelevant to the laws against mishandling material. Now, with Lynch, it’s even easier for him to use the issue of intent to provide a shield, because the charge of obstruction actually does involve intent. By casting doubt on her intent, he has protected her. It helps that Lynch never reveals the tiniest glimpse into the shrewd inner workings of her mind. She can stonewall better than anyone I’ve ever seen. Does anyone think this woman ever in her life does anything that’s not intentional?

Surely anyone not blinded by partisanship can see what’s going on with this investigation. Comey gets to appear forthright while helping both Hillary and Lynch avoid prosecution, leaks his own memo to achieve the appointment of a special counsel, and ends up as the main witness in a “trumped-up” investigation of the President led by his very close friend and mentor, Robert Mueller, who now has an obligation under the law to step away from that duty.

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Comments 51-58 of 58

  • Bonnie Miller

    06/16/2017 10:01 AM

    Regarding your 3rd point today ("intentions"), YES, Hillary intended to subvert with releasing classified emails; YES, Lynch intended to subvert on that airplane with Bill; YES, Comey intended to let his old buddy Hillary off the hook, right from the get-go. Their joint collusions are exposed with Trump's win. A big coup for America's continuing freedom. The losers need to return to the clubhouse & regroup -- to give the rest of us peace, if nothing else!

  • Patricia Jennings

    06/16/2017 09:52 AM

    YES! There is no doubt it is time for Mueller to recuse himself from this investigation. Beginning to look like the fox was put in charge of the henhouse! And, perhaps, in the future, President Trump should frame his comments to be more in line with the type of language people like Lynch use; you know, vague terms like "matter", so if they accuse Trump they will also have to go after the Democrats who used the same language. I'm really sick and tired of seeing all the wasted time and money that being spent on "investigating" drummed up accusations against President Trump, and not a peep about investigating the real crimes committed by Hillary and Obama. Pure obstructionist rhetoric!!!

  • James T Bryson

    06/16/2017 09:40 AM

    For an educated, experienced, professional investigator, Comey seems to have a hard time discerning "intent".

    Can't discern obvious intent with Clinton, can't discern obvious intent with Lynch, golly-gee... I wonder how many other politically motivated blind spots he has engineered?

  • pam gertz

    06/16/2017 09:38 AM

    Your e-mail is the first thing I read in the morning. I so love your humor.

  • Dolores R DelGross

    06/16/2017 09:30 AM

    Time to clean house. We are always recycling. Some of these folks, Comey, Mueller, Obama, Clinton, Lynch, etc etc ,need to be placed on the political trash heap and hauled away. They have produced nothing positive for America. They have set us aside for their own interests. God bless you

  • Martha legg

    06/16/2017 09:26 AM

    I agree Mike. How do we get Mueller out. All this time and money to take down President Trump! The hate from the left is disgusting!
    Thank you for you work.

  • Kathy Dix

    06/16/2017 09:25 AM

    Trump didn't drain the swamp fast enough, hence....shrewd bad actors like Comey got their way. Disgusting. Even the Dem's should see the true picture here. Thanks for voicing it, Mike.

  • Michael Kramer

    06/16/2017 09:20 AM

    Keep up the good work. Very few are listening. We are upset at these events, but Washington needs to be "drained."