Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Trump's Dilemna

The news is getting more astonishing by the day.  It' seems that Hillary and her crew broke lots of laws during her tenure as Secretary of State, not the least of which during the deal that sold America's uranium to the Russians.  She also broke laws dealing with the handling of classified documents.  People routinely go to jail for that.

She's crooked, there is no doubt about it.  However, it's one thing to identify corruption, it's another thing entirely to prosecute it.

American presidents don't normally prosecute their opponents.  It smacks of being a sore winner.  The president of Venezuela might jail the opposition, but Americans don't do that..

Except that in this case, the Democratic nominee was probably the most corrupt politician to ever be a nominee.  It's staggering to know that major crimes occurred and may never be prosecuted.

Now, as it turns out, James Comey is back in the news.  It seems that during October 2016 while he was Director, the FBI was funding opposition research that became The Trump Dossier.  This is staggering news.
It was an astonishing turn: the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency agreeing to fund an ongoing opposition research project being conducted by one of the candidates in the midst of a presidential election.
Regular readers know my disdain and contempt for James Comey.  I'd call him a weasel, but that's an insult to fur-bearing animals.  Weasels have an honorable purpose, and I've seen nothing about James Comey that is honorable.    He should certainly go to prison.  He knows better.

And, there is Trump's dilemma.  How do you jail the entire opposition without looking like a Marxist dictator? 


Old 1811 said...

When Comey first came out with the "Hillary did it but we don't care" press conference, I thought that he was trying to protect himself and the Bureau from the well-known vindictiveness of the person who would soon be his and the Bureau's boss. Not exactly honorable, but at least it was understandable. (And, though I've had my personal problems trying to work with the FBI, they were arrogant jagoffs, but at least they were honest.) But everything I've heard since about Comey and the Bureau has undermined any belief that Comey or the FBI can any longer be trusted with any investigation that holds any potential political implications. And that's not a good thing.

Anonymous said...

With the amount of hard evidence, the person who decides to prosecute any one who has broken the law can demonstrate how NO ONE is above the law. It might give any public official who is guilty of high crimes that they are subject to the same fate.

Donald Trump has often been threatened with prosecution - shouldn't be a problem if the Federal Govt. he presides over doesn't do the same, AS LONG AS ITS CLEAR THERE IS HARD EVIDENCE OF CRIMES.

UplayOnline said...

Comey or the FBI can any longer be trusted with any investigation that holds any potential political implications. And that's not a good thing.