In this video, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz grills FBI director James Comey on his findings on Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.
The mental gymnastics that Comey has to jump through to attempt to answer Chaffetz’s questions while at the same time not implying that Hillary did anything wrong would be impressive if not for the fact that it’s such a devastating blow to the justice system in America.
Chaffetz keeps asking Comey these very easy to answer questions. We know Hillary Clinton lied under oath. We know she mishandled classified emails. Yet, every time it came time for Comey to answer these basic questions, he would go blank for a minute and search for the appropriate answer that would somehow get him off the hook.
As the video goes on, Chaffetz gets more and more fed up. At one point he asks Comey if Hillary would pass the FBI’s background check and Comey jumps around a little before saying her past would be considered.
He then asks if someone with this past would be hired at the FBI. Comey says, “it would be a very important consideration in a suitability determination.”
Chaffetz, fed up, fires back, “you’re kind of making my point director. The point being that because I injected the word Hillary Clinton you gave me a different answer, but if I came up to you and said that this person was extremely careless with classified information, exposure to hostile actors, and, despite the warnings, created unnecessary burdens in exposure. If they said they had one device and you found that they had multiple devices. If there had been email chains with someone like John Sullivan asking for classification changes. You’re telling me the FBI would grant that person security clearance?”
Laws were obviously broken under Hillary Clinton and she showed an inexcusable amount of continuous bad judgment. Yet, because it’s Hillary, she gets a pass. Not only does she manage to avoid jail, she doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist. All this and she is likely enough to be president. That is simply unforgivable.