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  • Ozymandias

    No indictment? I’m shocked.. shocked, I tell you.

    • David M

      The repercussions of this are terrible though. If Hillary is not held to the same standards of justice as all other people who hold security clearances, including the ones like Snowden, and all those quiet workers doing their jobs every day. If Hillary is not held accountable for her actions as you or I would be, then American Jurisprudence, the whole concept of a Nation of Laws and Equality under the Law, is dead. It may not collapse overnight, but precedence will be set, and we all will plainly see the rules are not the same for all of us. Indeed, some animals are MORE equal than others will be self evident… This is a sad, sad thing we are witnessing people…

      • Unca Walt

        That is spot on, David. I, for one, would immediately claim that I could not be prosecuted for posting the plans for our next nuclear sub on the Internet.

        The Clintons already did the equivalent. Both when BJ was prez with his deals, and when Hillary allowed the Rooshians and Chinese to read our Top Secret and SAP files.

        It’s a guaranteed lock. NO PROSECUTION POSSIBLE.

      • Dread

        ” It may not collapse overnight, but precedence will be set, and we all will plainly see the rules are not the same for all of us. Indeed, some animals are MORE equal than others will be self evident…” Not will be, but “ALREADY IS self evident. Sports and entertainment royalty alredy get away with it, so why not our political royality as well?

        • Kafiroon

          OK. So exactly who, here, expects her to be prosecuted?
          Go ahead, stand up!
          Where are my binoculars, I think I see one whaaay back there.

      • RegT

        The reason the FBI will not prosecute or indict is because they have already been told – Hillary will be elected as our next President, no matter how people vote this year. It’s a fait accompli – a done deal.

        It has been this way for a _long_ time, partner. The elite are simply being more open about it. When favorites of TPTB (like Corzine) can totally destroy a company, steal billions in assets of the shareholders and/or people who thought their money was being held safely, and _never_ be prosecuted for the crime, when Obama can order the _government nationalization_ of a major American corporation (GM) and then give the company to a union that donated to his campaign, when Goldman Sachs can avoid prosecution for its financial crimes and receives billions in “bail-out” money most of which gets paid as bonuses to the criminals in the company responsible for what _should_ have been its failure and bankruptcy, it is hard to miss the fact that the rule of law has been AWOL for many years now. We won’t even get into Waco or Ruby Ridge, both being even worse than Benghazi, where no women and children were killed. We’ve been WROL for a long time now, but they aren’t even trying to hide the fact anymore, when even obvious felons and traitors are allowed to run for the Presidency – and are then elected.

  • Matt Parkhouse

    That old Clinton Teflon!

  • interventor

    FBI can only recommend prosecution to DoJ. AG Lynch must make decision. Then, DoJ can go forward to judge for arest and indictment.

    • steveb919

      I heard the FBI was livid about how the DOJ is handling this.

      • Oldguy

        Livid enough for people to publicly denounce it and quit? That will be the only way it creates a stir. I remember Nixon looking for someone to fire the special prosecutor, people quitting made the papers and did create needed noise.
        Of course the MSM won’t say anything but that is what the internet is for

  • KenH

    This will continue at pure new levels of Kabuki
    Until some unforseen event I suspect

  • JTC

    Either Damon’s wearing his shades in the house or the undead done got him. Which might be helpful in enduring a potus Hillary, actually.

    Forgot to flip the calendar, Chris.

  • Old Codger

    Different rules for elites vs peons. Remember Orwell’s sage words in “Animal Farm”
    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

    • Grunt GI

      Especially in Hitlery’s case…FOUR LEGS GOOD, TWO LEGS BETTER

  • Blue Quasar

    “The Dog that Didn’t Bark” is as important in politics as “Follow the money”.

    Unfortunately in order to know where the real watchdogs are in government organizations a person must know the government structure a lot better than the normal citizen.

    This is an expected duty of elected representatives and media.

    Oddly enough, another pair of dogs that aren’t barking but rather, whining.

    • interventor

      It’s from a Sherlock Holmes story.

      • eon

        “Silver Blaze”, to be exact.

        cheers

        eon

        • Inspector Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
          Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
          Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
          Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”

  • Fine. Go after Lynch for official corruption.

    • interventor

      Now, who? A future Republican administration, perhaps.

    • markm

      Congress can impeach Lynch. It would probably fall short of a 2/3 majority in the Senate – but only because Democratic Senators publicly failed to uphold the law after a public trial that clearly showed that Hillary is a criminal who has done far worse than some men in federal prisons, and that Lynch made a political decision to ignore security laws. And that would be right before an election…

      If the so-called congressional Republican leadership had any balls or principles, this would have been the capstone of a series of impeachment trials for Obama’s underlings, each one giving every Democratic Senator the option of upholding the law or publicly spitting on it. This would have eliminated any Democratic presidential candidate who couldn’t clearly separate himself from Obama, and either split the Democratic party or given the Republicans a veto-proof majority in 2017.

      • Old Codger

        “Republican Leadership” “BALLS“?????
        Shirley, you jest!

        (and I’ll damned well call you Shirley if I choose.)

        • B Woodman

          OC,
          Thanks, my thoughts exactly at first reading.

  • eclark

    Jan’s put on a bit of weight over the years. She used to be a stick. And didn’t she use to wear glasses?

    • eon

      Wearing a skintight leotard is a privilege, not a right. I think Jan’s earned it.

      cheers

      eon

      • It’s a negligee. You can see the skirt to the right of her legs.

    • David M

      Yesterday I thought maybe I was seeing a pre-baby bump… Ba dum bump…

    • B Woodman

      For her age, and the mileage, Jan still looks goooood. It’d hit on it, if she wasn’t already married to Damon.

    • Grunt GI

      I think that weight is in all the right places…
      bong chicka wa wa

    • Bob in Houston.

      I miss the glasses, I keep hoping for a minor contact lens related eye infection that brings back the hot liberal librarian look!

  • Spin Drift

    Didn’t Nixon prove that no one is above the law? If there is a case for felony law breaking then charges should/must be filed. To do less puts to rest the concept of a nation of laws. The lever pullers will sacrifice one of there own to maintain the illusion of the rule of law. Bye Bye Hillary Hello Joe!

    Spin
    Hang em High

    • H_B

      No, no, no. Nixon proved that Republican administrations can be brought down by media scandal – they tried the same playbook with Reagan and both Bushes. And the concept of a nation of laws has been defunct since “sanctuary cities” could do what they want and special “protected classes” gained more rights than the common riff-raff.

      None of that applies to Democrats since they aren’t Republican (and therefore legitimate targets for the daily Two Minutes Hate) and officially designate who the “protected classes” are this week.

  • TJ

    The FBI can’t indict. They can only tie a pretty package and ask the attorney general to either indict or appoint a special prosecutor.
    Word on the street is that they are going to do their darndest to get the AG to act.

  • JTC

    “Hello Joe!”

    Or Bloomie?

    Setting up the Battle of the Billionaires…that would be fun.

    Trump/Cruz ’16

  • Pete231

    Lay down with dogs, you get fleas !

    • H_B

      Lay down with prostitutes, you get syphilis. ….Lotta’ people saying that Bill Clinton is looking frail lately.

      (Having him “suddenly” drop would be a disaster.)

      • B Woodman

        H_B,
        A disaster. . . . for whom?

  • NotYetInACamp

    The Case of the Clinton Blackmail.

    Fascinatingly enough, Hillary may have put a vise on all of Washington in various ways. one way is her unsecure non-government private server. Then she sent emails to so many people that should have known better and possibly received responses from them. All of those incidents may be felonies on the part of those receiving the emails and responding to them. Not even considering the dirt they Clintons have obtained from the years in the District of criminals, she has them. If they take Hillary down, then there is a whole chain of other Washington power figures that need to be taken down for the exact same crime as defined in the books. Hillary will ensure that the same information about these others is released. As much as carting off half of DC muckitty mucks would help the nation, they do not see it that way. Like the criminal too big to fail banks, Hillary and her extended crime syndicate now are to be considered too big to fail. The country would applaud the indictments of that much of DC, but, Lynch and the ones that would be taken down have had to position themselves to demand that Hillary not be prosecuted. I could make a joke now, but, this is no joke.
    just what difference does it make now?
    Right now there is a sociopath genocidal war criminal and criminal against humanity that has a good chance of being the Democrat Party nominee for president of the United States of America. Then she has a chance of winning, especially if her opposition experiences a successful op of engine failure before the election. People around Hillary and Bill have higher odds of termination than the normal population, especially if they stand in the way of a Clinton.

    • NotYetInACamp

      And Hillary does not have to do or say a thing as they all know what she has and what she would do. Hillary blackmails without saying or doing anything.
      Brilliant. But evil.

      • Ain’t no doubt in my military mind.

  • I’m sitting here, reading all the other comments, and I can’t help but think the only thing short of 1776v2.0 must be a military coup. Anybody out there remember their OATH? What about all the Generals, and Admirals, etc, that became unemployed by the cabal? Because they were honorable soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines? Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time.

    • Iconoclast

      Yes & no. I’d sure like to see us manage a ‘civilian coup,’ as it were. While perhaps a 9.8 shake-up, nevertheless one within the guidelines of our Constitution. Operating as a high-handed, capricious, tyranny is – presumably – at the heart of of our over-arching ‘unhappiness’ with the UniParty of dhimmicraps & GOPe. We are so much better we should – and I would we comfortably **may* readily** – observe the niceties as we rip these corrupt vermin from their complacency.

      • “… But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
        (Middle of second paragraph of our Declaration of Independence)

        So there is both prior authority and precedent for Revolution v2.0. Remember that only 3% of the colonists actually bore arms to fight the Revolution. Reading these comments and on other forums, while noting the number of people who claim that we MUST find a peaceful resolution, and not a revolution I believe are part of the 97% who opted out in 1775 and onward.

        I leave you with Samuel Adams’ famous quote, “If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

        • RandyB

          You are correct. Actions speak louder than words.

          Including yours.

        • Jorge_Banner

          “Long train”, uh?!
          And . . . just about how many cars should said train have?
          Just a ball park figure.
          Cause I recon the current one is several miles long and laughing at us so hard, car by car, that it is being registered by seismographs as about 9.8
          And we ARE “reduced under absolute Despotism”
          And we’re gonna take it as we took everything else, so far.
          And they are gonna make us pay for the Vaseline, if they deemed us worthy of using any and that’s doubtful.
          It’s been a few decades since the ship of the Republic touched the bottom of the ocean, a couple of miles of water to the surface, and somebody on the bridge turns around and goes “uh . . . guys? . . . I don’t think we are afloat anymore . . .”
          Pass the popcorn.

    • RegT

      There aren’t many left in the military who care enough to risk their position or their next promotion. Those that did have been removed or encouraged to resign or retire by Obama and his cronies.

  • Iconoclast

    As bitterly infuriating as the spittoon & dinglebarry regimes have been, in even the most totalitarian society, there comes a point where parties at the top become so unpopular across such a cross section of those societies inevitably they find themselves dragged from one hole in the ground only to be delivered to another anonymous site soon after. The way events are developing in 2016, this may well be the fate for the likes of Cankles & Company before the end of the year. If & whenever this should happen, however formal or not, in accordance with normative legal practices or not, by duly sworn law enforcement or not, I will invest in that ancient bottle of single malt Irish whiskey which has haunted my palate’s dreams for lo, these many years.

  • Cliff

    Hillary says she is 100% sure she is safe. Probably has had words of comfort from higher authority.

  • Bill G

    Obola signaled his contempt for Rule of Law when he had his Injustice Department allow the New Black Panthers to walk away from their convictions.
    It’s been getting worse ever since.

  • I suspect the reasons the FBI hasn’t recommended prosecution is simple.
    First, they keep finding more and more crimes that the Cackling Cankled One has committed
    Second, I think they want to drop a case that is absolutely air tight on Lynch’s desk and challenge her NOT to call a grand jury. That’s why it’s taking so long.
    And of course, the recovery and rebuilding of all the evidence the Clinton’s, State Department and others have destroyed takes time.

    They might also be waiting until the Convention when she gets her coronation. Picture this. She gives her acceptance speech and two FBI agents walk out and slap the cuffs on her and haul her away.

    • H_B

      Then they have to get through the prostitute-paid praetorian guard of the Secret Service.

      • B Woodman

        You don’t think the Secret Service wouldn’t step aside for an FBI arrest warrant? Especially for Cankles?

        • H_B

          Plenty in the military remember and hate Hillary from when she was First Lady. The Secret Service appears to know which sides of its bread the butter is on – to say nothing of her keeping blackmail material on anyone and everyone she can gather it for.

    • interventor

      March/April is supposed time frame FBI will.report to DoJ.

    • AlexJ

      How much time does it take to restore a vault copy of a backup? Answer: pretty fast.

      The real issue here is that many most of Hillijailbird’s crimes were committed before most voters were BORN .

      Maybe Chris can do a cycle of Clinton Crime Wave content. From Watergate to server-ville?

  • Dread

    So who didn’t already know that the FBI is a tool of the elite? Oh well, I guess this is a learning opportunity for our school age kids.

  • JTC

    So, coronation and articles of impeachment immediately after?

    What was it somebody said upthread about Joe? And he has spoken of a third veep term. Can you say President Biden?

    Or worse. My response to the above comment was that Bloomiebird is still waiting in the wings for the other Hillzabeast shoe to drop. President Bloomberg; I’d rather have the (other) commie.

  • Richard Citti

    First, a couple of words on the limitations of the FBI. The FBI cannot force hostile witnesses to talk to them nor can they force organizations to produce records. They can ask for the records but 99 times out of a 100 the response will be that they’ll have to be issued a subpoena. The FBI can’t, as a rule, issue subpoenas. That is the province of the Grand Jury. Administrative subpoenas can also be issued by the State Department Inspector General’s Office but that probably couldn’t be relied on since the State IG could be fired at the whim of Secretary Kerry.

    The Grand Jury can compel testimony and they can compel the production of records. The Grand Jury is run by the local United States Attorney’s Office at the District level. Which indicates that there is, at least at the local level, a willingness to proceed. That a Grand Jury is involved is indicated by the production of records from the server company.

    If Clinton were to be indicted then the job of the Grand Jury is finished and the FBI’s ability to have subpoenas issued goes away.

    There will come a point where the FBI concludes that no additional meaningful information will be gathered. The lead agent will sit down with the Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the case and determine if an indictment is warranted.

    As this is an unusual case, a prosecutive memo will be produced outlining what was found and a recommendation for indicting the subject.

    If the FBI and the local Assistant United States Attorney (plus his branch chief, the United States Attorney, and officials from main Justice) agree that an indictment is warranted, then the Grand Jury will be polled and the indictment will be handed down or a “no bill” will be issued saying that there isn’t sufficient evidence to indict.

    Now what happens if main Justice (AG Lynch’s office) prevents the indictment?

    I would expect that there will be several high ranking FBI members will make very public resignation and or retirement announcements with detailed reasons pointing out the political interference in the investigation.

    What could Congress do? Assuming that the Republican leadership grew spines (or that they become more afraid of their constituents than the main stream media), they could begin impeachment hearings for Lynch.

    They could subpoena the FBI agents that investigated Clinton and asked what information they presented to the Grand Jury. The agents would have to respond that the information is a secret and that revealing it would be a criminal activity.

    Congress could then grant either full or transactional immunity to the Agents and compel them to testify. They could also compel them to testify in open sessions so that the full extent of what happened would be known to the public.

    • capn

      Richard Citti:

      “What could Congress do? Assuming that the Republican leadership grew spines (or that they become more afraid of their constituents than the main stream media), they could begin impeachment hearings for Lynch.

      They could subpoena the FBI agents that investigated Clinton and asked what information they presented to the Grand Jury. The agents would have to respond that the information is a secret and that revealing it would be a criminal activity.

      Congress could then grant either full or transactional immunity to the Agents and compel them to testify. They could also compel them to testify in open sessions so that the full extent of what happened would be known to the public.”

      You will, of course, understand that no one here (including yourself I would wager) is holding their breath while waiting for this to come about?

      “… Republican leadership grows spines…” Hehehe I want some of what you’ve been drinking.

      (thumbs up)

  • cb

    Some things never change: Traveling the lonely side of Mt. Ta’i, Confucius came upon a weeping lady. She explained her father, husband and now her son were killed here by a tiger. Asked why she continued living in such a dreadful place she replied – Here there is no oppressive ruler.

  • Grunt GI

    hmmm, contrarian idea

    …what if Bammy is waiting until closer to Super Tuesday..then BAM Grand Jury indictment…leading to party leaders dumping Hillary and drafting Lunchbucket Joe…cuz the Bern will not win a general election.

    There is no love lost between the Obummers and the Clintons…and Barry clearly doesn’t give a damn about the Democratic Party…why wouldn’t he totally screw Hillary over (no brain bleach please) one last time..not like the Democratic Party can punish him or anything, eh?

    It could be plausible…why not…I think the longer it is before the FBI report comes out, the more likely it is that SOME sort of indictment will happen…just my tin foil thoughts….

    • RegT

      Obama would not prevent or interfere with Clinton getting elected, because he knows she will continue the destruction of the country he hates above all others- America. She is the next best thing to another four or eight years by himself, which I am certain he has considered, but probably realizes would be pushing his luck too far.

      No, I believe he will use his grip on Congress’ tiny wevos and his control of DOJ, and the Left’s control of major elections, to insure that Clinton is “elected” the next occupant of the White House. The rest is all theatre, for the entertainment of the masses who think they still have a representative government that pays some slight attention to the Constitution and the very laws they have created.

  • Old Codger

    Damnocrats like Hildabeast do not – I … SAY … AGAIN … DO NOT – get indicted. FREAKING EVER!!!! Anybody who honestly, sincerely believes they do is welcome to send $20 to the “Old Codger’s Retirement Fund” (PayPal details furnished upon request) or is invited to invest in some of that prime bottom land I have for sale a mere 2 miles (due east) from downtown South Padre Island.

  • Old Codger

    I often read about something called the “Rule of Law”. The problem, I believe, is the simple fact that the so-called “Rule of Law” is a myth, a fairy tale, a pipe dream. I am not a historian, but I see no evidence that any government has, in fact, operated under such a rule – EVER! The so-called “Rule of Law” is all fine and dandy as long as it doesn’t interfere too badly with whatever it might be that the power elite wishes to do. It is precisely the same at the level of the individual. People only follow the law (or “the rules”) when it is not excessively inconvenient. When laws interfere with what an individual – or a group – wants to do, then the law is ignored. The difference between the so-called “law abiding” and the “criminal” – be they individuals or governments – is the threshold for and the frequency of occasions where existing law becomes excessively inconvenient. Increasing attempts at control by means of rules or laws only lowers the threshold for a stricture becoming excessively inconvenient.

    In 1776, when Thomas Jefferson wrote (in the American Colonists’ Declaration of Independence) of governments deriving their power (“just” power to be exact) from the consent of the governed, he was merely stating the obvious . All rulers operate by the consent of the governed – whether said “consent” is willing, tacit or coerced. Call it “divine right of kings”, “mandate of heaven” or “rule by fear”, it all only amounts to consent. If sufficient numbers of individuals withdraw their consent, then any government – I say again ANY GOVERNMENT can fall. It may require different percentages of the “governed” in different situations, but the principle is the same. A sufficiently large force of unarmed, untrained (in martial skills) peasants can overpower the most skillful, heavily armed and armored mounted knight. The same principle obtains equally whether one considers armored knights or nation states. This is the critical point the “resistance is futile” crowd fail to understand. Given sufficient numbers and sufficient strength of will, a revolution WILL succeed. It is inevitable. The ratio of “Chiefs” to “Indians” has always been and forever MUST BE in favor of the “Indians”. Revolutions fail only when the numbers of rebels or their will to break free is insufficient.

    I am totally fed up with ninnies who whine and prattle of the “Rule of Law”. If we wish to convince those who consider themselves our betters to operate within the boundaries of law, we must make it more inconvenient for them to operate outside those boundaries than within. We must apply the “what’s in it for me” principle and provide an incentive for our would-be masters to remain within the law – even if ultimately what’s in it for them is merely the privilege of continuing to breathe.

    Shakespeare said it well:
    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
    But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
    Julius Caesar (Act I, Scene ii, lines 140-141)

    Patrick Henry stated the choice succinctly while declaring his preference. It is for each to choose for themselves whether or not they will live free. It is for each of us to decide for him/herself whether life – even on one’s knees and in chains – is preferable to dying free and on one’s feet.

  • eclark

    Hey Chris,
    Are we going to see Skye get on a plane and leave, or did she already say farewell? To be honest, I’d have liked to have seen Skye hit it off with the Harley guy, maybe the “ala Damon and Jan” way.

  • NotYetInACamp

    We have dogs in the fight.

  • Pamela

    A Pox upon them… Large Small and French

    • B Woodman

      (ouch!)

  • B Woodman

    Lynch IS the dog in this fight. ARF!! ARF!!

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