Richard Nixon lied to the American people when he said that he wasn’t a crook. Then we found out that Nixon knew about the Watergate burglaries soon after they occurred and approved plans to obstruct and thwart the subsequent investigation.
When it was apparent that he was going to be impeached, Nixon resigned.
What have we learned from Clintongate?
That perjury, obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence, all of which was uncovered during the probe of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, now means absolutely nothing.
Hillary Clinton, for a lack of better words, has received a get out of jail free card.
After we were informed by the Director of the FBI in July that Hillary Clinton had secret and top secret emails on her personal server, semantics took over and we were led to believe that extreme carelessness, which is the definition of gross negligence, was not the case in this instance and there would be no criminal prosecution of Clinton.
Truth, justice and the rule of law went out the window along with the integrity of the FBI and the DOJ.
Hillary Clinton is by far the most corrupt individual to ever seek the office of the presidency.
She has not learned her lesson in over twenty years and then again, why should she have? She got away with obstructing justice and destroying evidence in the Whitewater case, which obviously emboldened her way of thinking that she is above the law.
The fact that Hillary Clinton should have known the danger involved in compromising national security by her own conduct and actions meant nothing to the DOJ, yet the American people were supposed to be appeased because she apologized.
If that is now the standard retort for compromising national security, then overturn the convictions against all those who have been convicted of similar crimes whose lives and careers have been ruined.
The national discussion is on who leaked the emails.
Does it really matter at this point who leaked what?
The content of the emails is what concerns me.
Is what might be contained in the hard drive of Anthony Weiner’s computer — the computer that he shared with his wife Huma Abedin (Hillary Clinton’s right hand) — really going to change any rational person’s view that Clinton and her cohorts are corrupt?
Washington couldn’t exist without leaks. Information is routinely leaked out when it suits someone’s purpose, which is nothing new, partisan politics aside.
But when someone leaks something they don’t like, they go after them with everything they have.
The Clintongate affair should be turned over to a special prosecutor.
The Attorney General of the United States met with the husband of the target of a federal investigation, leading to the perception by many that she favored Hillary Clinton not being charged with a crime.
Then we learned that President Barack Obama lied when he said he found out about Clintons email server when everybody else found out.
The President lied. Should we all be shocked?
There are now reports that FBI and DOJ officials gave a “stand down” order on the Clinton Foundation probe.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder had to throw his two cents in when he stated that he thought James Comey made a mistake by informing Congress.
Does Holder remember the IRS scandal, the investigation of reporters and Fast and Furious, or the fact that he is the only cabinet member in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress?
Obama’s legacy might very well go down in history as one of the most corrupt administrations in U.S. history.
Should Hillary Clinton become the next President, by her own past and present actions, she will surpass the Obama administration’s corruption.
And if the Republicans hold onto the Congress, we all know where Clintongate is going.
The motto of the FBI is Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.
From all that has been going on since July of this year, it appears that the FBI’s integrity is under question.
What happens in the future when another public corruption case needs to be investigated? Will that case be thwarted also depending on who the targets are?
I don’t blame the special agents of the FBI.
I blame the hierarchy of the nation’s top law enforcement agency and officials of the DOJ who themselves appear to have been compromised.
So to answer the question, is Clintongate bigger than Watergate?
We may very well never really know.