There are a couple of Biblically-based adages that I think are appropriate for this particular story. “You reap what you sow” and “Be sure your sin will find you out.”
For both James Comey and Hillary Clinton, they had the hubris to believe that their positions of political power allowed them to be above the law of the land. In fact, they used their political power as the main reason to get comfortable in breaking the law. They had it in their heads that they would never get caught. And, if they ever in fact did get caught, they would get away with their crimes!
Well, now Comey is reaping what he sowed, and both he and Hillary’s sins have been found out!
One senator has released the draft given to him by the FBI that reveals Comey’s plan to exonerate Hillary for all of her crimes. We now have written proof that Comey had written out felony and misdemeanor violations on Hillary. However, he shortly thereafter took the easy way out and changed the language to protect her from any such charges and indictment.
Comey also originally concluded that it was “reasonably likely” that Clinton’s nonsecure private server was accessed or hacked by hostile actors though there was no evidence to prove it. But that passage was also changed to the much weaker “possible,” the memos show.
The full draft and edits were released on the website of Senate Homeland and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), providing the most complete public accounting to date of Comey’s draft and the subsequent edits.
The draft, released in full for the first time on Thursday, offers new details on the FBI’s Clinton investigation and controversial conclusion.
The full draft, with edits, leaves little doubt that Comey originally wrote on May 2, 2016 that there was evidence that Clinton and top aides may have violated both felony and misdemeanor statutes, though he did not believe he could prove intent before a jury.
“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statute proscribing gross negligence in the handling of classified information and of the statute proscribing misdemeanor mishandling, my judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” Comey originally penned.
That passage, however, was edited to remove the references to “gross negligence” and “misdemeanor mishandling,” leaving a much more generic reference to “potential violations of the statutes.”
The FBI has told Congress the edits were made by subordinates to Comey and then accepted by the then-director before he made his final announcement July 5, 2016 that he would not pursue criminal charges against Clinton.
Though it seems like Hillary and her entourage will never ever have to pay for their crimes, be patient. Drafts like Comey’s and other such shenanigans will indeed be brought to the public light, and soon they all will have to reap what they’ve sowed, in prison.