Hillary Clinton and the Law
By: Bill O'ReillyOctober 31, 2016
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The October surprise is here.

The FBI saying it is examining new evidence over allegations that Hillary Clinton may have violated national security by using a private email system as secretary of state.

Mrs. Clinton thought she had put this to rest when FBI Director Comey said the case was not strong enough to prosecute.

Upon hearing that, Congressman Elijah Cummings was overjoyed with Comey.

REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D-MD), JULY 7 OVERSIGHT CMTE HEARING: “I don't know whether your family's watching this, but I hope that they are as proud of you as I am, because you are the epitome of what a public servant is all about.”

But that was then.

After Friday's announcement that Director Comey was reopening the investigation, Cummings had a different take.

CUMMINGS, MSNBC TODAY: “I think here, Director Comey made a grave mistake.  We all make mistakes, but this is a grave mistake.”

My question, how does the congressman know?

He has not seen what the FBI has seen.

The truth is Elijah Cummings and other Democrats don't want to know the truth, don't want justice to take place.

And that holds true for the President of the United States Barack Obama.

Based on reporting by Fox News and other agencies, Talking Points has come to the conclusion that the president made it quite clear to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that he did not want any prosecution of Hillary Clinton or any investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

Mrs. Lynch got the message and, according to the Wall Street Journal, is furious that FBI Director Comey has reopened the email investigation.

For his part Comey had to inform Congress about possible new information because in September he said this:

House Judiciary Cmte hearing, Sept. 28 2016

REP. LAMAR SMITH (R-TX): “Would you re-open the Clinton investigation if you discovered new information that was both relevant and substantial?”

JAMES COMEY: “It's hard for me to answer in the abstract.  We would certainly look at any new and substantial information.”

Comey is not a fool.  He knew that if emails on Huma Abedin's computer contained classified national security information that he, Comey, would eventually take the fall if he did not pursue obvious leads.

So he had to go public even though reports are Loretta Lynch did not want him to do so.

The whole thing is a mess, with politics perhaps trumping justice.

Even former Attorney General Eric Holder weighed in, saying that Comey was wrong.

This is the same Holder who was held in contempt of Congress because he failed to turn over documents related to the fast and furious scandal.

Holder ran his Justice Department in the most partisan, political way he could, a deplorable situation.

Unfortunately it looks like Attorney General Lynch is doing the same thing.

There is no question the new email exposure is hurting Hillary Clinton.

A new ABC News poll says 34% of Americans are now less likely to vote for her.

Also, her poll numbers are falling.  The Real Clear Average is now less than three percent in her favor, down substantially in a week.

Mrs. Clinton is not happy.

HILLARY CLINTON, today: “I’m sure a lot of you may be asking what this new email story is about and why in the world the FBI would decide to jump into an election with no evidence of any wrong doing with only days to go.  That’s a good question.”

And it is a question that deserves an answer.

For his part, Donald Trump, who condemned FBI Director Comey for letting Clinton off the hook last summer, is now happy.

DONALD TRUMP, today: “And I have to give the FBI credit, that was so bad what happened originally.  And it took guts for Director Comey to make the move that he made in light of the kind of opposition he had where they’re trying to protect her from criminal prosecution.  You know that.  It took a lot of guts.”

Talking Points is not sure whether it took a lot of guts because, as stated, Comey would have eventually been held accountable if the emails on Ms. Abedin's computer showed national security violations.

So while Director Comey was covering his butt in the summer, he may be covering it again.

Finally there is a civil war within the FBI.

Some career agents have offered their resignations because they do not believe the Clinton email investigation was conducted in a rigorous way.

Comey, Lynch and President Obama could have saved the nation all this turmoil had they done what they should have done in the first place: Convened a federal grand jury to review the evidence presented by the FBI.

That would have gotten politics out of it.

But in America at this point in history, justice is taking a back seat to politics.

Not acceptable.

And that's the memo.