DATELINE: When You Can’t Trust The FBI….Who Can You Trust?

James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, arrives to testify before the Senate Intelligence Select Committee during an open hearing.

By Dan Rosecrans

FBI Director, James Comey neither shocked nor surprised anyone with his announcement today that, although Hillary Clinton and aides were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive highly classified information…we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts”.

Comey went on to say that there is no precedent for bringing charges against the former Secretary of State.

That is just not true.  David Sirota tweeted, “A year ago, Comey’s FBI went after a Navy guy for removing classified info, even though the FBI found no evidence of intent”.

Matt Walsh reminded, General David “Petraeus was charged with a crime for keeping classified material in a NOTEBOOK in his house. Hillary sent it on unprotected servers”.

Whether true or not, Americans are now left with that distaste in their mouths that application of the law is now about WHO you know (aka Loretta Lynch, the US Attorney General), not whether or not you broke any laws.

Comey responded by stating, “All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here”.

In a rare moment of journalistic research and integrity, the Associated Press’ Stephan Braun and Jack Gillum compiled Mrs. Clinton’s public statements and the FBI’s conclusion:

Mrs. Clinton:  “I did not email any classified material…” News conference March 2015.

   The FBI identified 113 emails that were classified at the time they were sent.

Mrs. Clinton:  “I never received nor sent any material that was marked classified”, NBC interview this month.
    The FBI found her private system did, in fact, handle emails that bore the markings indicating they

    contained classified information.

Mrs. Clinton:  “I responded right away and provided all my emails that could possibly be work related”  News conference March 2015

     The FBI said, “Not so”.

Mrs. Clinton:  “I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for personal emails instead of two”  News conference March 2015
     The FBI found Mrs. Clinton “used numerous mobile devices to view and send email” using her personal


The Clinton statements and the truth as derived by the FBI goes on and on in the AP story.

There are no charges pending.  Additionally, nobody seems truly concerned about the “snakes on a plane” incident in Phoenix.  We may never know the truth.

As a child, my Mom had a habit of reminding me “the truth will find you out”.  I hated that statement because it was so true.  It still is.