Before the Republican FBI director found that no prosecutor had ever or would ever indict Hillary Clinton for the bad judgement of using her own email server for work at the State Department, he made it clear concerning the apples and oranges in what General Patraeus had done. It shut up most sensible Republicans screeching about the horror put upon the great hero and man General Patraeus while Hillary Clinton was not LOCKED UP.
After going over the Patraeus case again I worked on editing it down to just one small paragraph for yall to whack a Republican with if you ever hear them mention his name or smugly do a LOCK HER UP.
General Patraeus? You mean the head of the CIA married man who was giving secret information to his mistress as to the comings and goings of high ranking military, government and political personal through public social media so the two of them could keep their adulterous relationship from his wife, the Pentagon and the CIA? That General Patraeus? The head of the CIA who then committed felony perjury by lying about it to the FBI, who to the anger of the FBI was allowed to plea bargain away, which resulted in him holding his rank, keeping his full retirement, spending not one minute LOCKED UP, given no probation and and required to pay a fine. You mean that General Patraeus? YOU NITWIT.
After five hours of grilling from yet another [I think this is the 14th] EMERGENCY political investigation against Democrat front running Hillary Clinton, FBI director James Comey made three huge points which did the committee investigation more harm than good.
- That anyone in the FBI doing what Hillary Clinton did would not be indicted.
- That no one, high or low, has been indicted for what Hillary Clinton did since the law was written in 1917.
- What Hillary Clinton did was nothing near as bad as what poor General Patraeus did. Apples and hardware.
General Patraeus, who was director of the CIA at the time, purposefully with malice of forethought gave his mistress classified information as they teamed up to hide his adulterous affair by using open email accounts to shadow the comings and goings of high ranking officials and then lied about it to the FBI. Patraeus successfully plea bargained away the felony 5 year prison term for lying to the FBI – which the FBI wanted desperately to peruse. Add to that the adultery that got the GOP into impeachment mode not long ago, and Patraeus came out of it quite well, indicted, plea bargained, probation, a fine and kept his military rank and retirement.
July 7, 2016, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing, FBI Director James Comey was asked whether he agreed with the claim that Petraeus “got in trouble for far less” than Clinton. “No, it’s the reverse,” Comey said.
Though this hearing was nothing but another event to keep up the drum beat of “crooked Hillary” and the political dishonesty she shares with most every male politician, it did her more good than harm by not only debunking the Patraeus comparison once and for all, reminding us that no one high or low has been indicted for what she did in a hundred years, and that the GOP committee members polite as they were, attacked as wrong and incompetent a respected Republican FBI director.
So where does the right-wing machine go next? They let it leak when they asked if the FBI was investigating the Clinton Foundation charity to fight AIDS and other community organizing and dogooding abroad.
So now, almost 10 years later, we have this glory hound General and Republican hero on the skids drinking Woolite in the gutter. How about some tea and sympathy for the Republicans. They lost the the Presidential Election, two seats in the Senate and 7 seats in the House. And worse created for them selves a bad brand to Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians, women and young people. So what to do? Send two pasty old white male Senators to attack a black woman for reading what General Patraeus’ CIA gave her.
This is fight the President should take. Give Kerry Defense. Which reminds me, what state is John McCain from again? Gosh… Jan Brewer… Joe Arpiao… What a place… As Texas turns purple I expect Ted Nugent to move to Arizona in the next few years. Didn’t Sarah Palin move to Arizona?