Saturday, August 20, 2016

Republicans Willing To Break The Law To Win In 2016

(The cartoon image above is by David Fitzsimmons in the Arizona Daily Star.)

It's no secret that the Republicans, especially those in Congress, hate Hillary Clinton. They have been trying to bring her down for over a quarter of a century now. And since she started her campaign for the presidency, their hate has turned into terror. They know they have little chance to beat her this November (particularly since they nominated Trump as their candidate), so they are pulling out all the stops in an effort to make her look bad.

They have had committee after committee investigate her over the Benghazi tragedy. That culminated in an 11 hour grilling of Clinton before a House committee -- a grilling that showed them up a desperate hypocrites, and made Clinton look better than ever.

Then they repeated that with investigations of her use of a private e-mail server while Secretary of State. They failed again, and pinned their hopes on the FBI finding something incriminating when they questioned Clinton. When the FBI publicly admitted that Clinton had broken no laws and not sent any classified material over that server, the Republicans were crushed -- but they didn't give up their quest to smear her.

They demanded access to the FBI's questioning of Clinton, and since the FBI depends on Congress for its funding, they gave those Republican officials access to those documents. Now we hear of cherry-picked parts of that document being leaked to the press -- parts taken out of context to make Clinton look bad.

But it gets even worse. Those FBI documents are classified material, and the FBI did NOT declassify the documents when they let the Republicans see them. That means anyone (i.e., the Republican House members) leaking even a part of those documents is committing a crime, and it's a serious crime -- a felony offense.

In other words, the House Republicans are now guilty of doing exactly what they had accused Clinton of doing (but couldn't prove) -- they have committed a felony criminal offense by releasing classified government documents. They have gone way over the line now, and those guilty of releasing the info to the public should be charged and convicted.

They have taken their hatred and desperation too far by breaking the law to win in November.

1 comment:

  1. It would be really nice - understatement intended - if they would be punished or at least called out for this. I would also like a million dollars by the end of the year, and I figure the chances would be higher with the latter.


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