For some reason lots and lots of you readers wanted to comment on yesterday’s post.
Oh, wait. Turns out the Hillary non-indictment, indictment came in after yesterday’s post went up. Hmm.
Interesting arguments going on about “grossly negligent” vs “extremely careless” and whether Hillary made an active plan to skirt the law. Seems to me the FBI Director made his own case before he shot it down. But again, others can argue.
And then there’s the question of whether “any prosecutor” wouldn’t pursue a similar case. For instance, there’s the poor sucker who was convicted for leaving confidential info on his computer. But then Hillary isn’t poor.
But whether you are a Republican or Democrat. Trumpian or Johnsonian. Bernier or Hillaryite. We can all agree on one thing:
Hillary is a A1, first class liar. See the following:
Bacon ate her
Retired Brigadier General Don Bacon spoke up on the controversy, first saying yesterday:
I’m disappointed that the FBI did not pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. As a military man, if I were to ever endanger the security of this nation by knowingly bypassing protocol, I would have been court-martialed and face possible jail time. It is clear that the politician class in DC lives by a different set of rules and standards than those who represent our nation in uniform.
But then he took it to another level today, calling out Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford for defending Hillary:
Today in the Omaha World-Herald, liberal career politician Brad Ashford offered mild criticism of Hillary Clinton’s grossly improper mishandling of classified email.
Ashford then reiterated his endorsement of Clinton and praised her leadership.
Ashford’s double-talk is exactly what’s wrong with Washington politicians.
Currently, Ashford serves as chairman of Hillary Clinton’s Nebraska Leadership Team. Because of Clinton’s unacceptable security breaches, Ashford should step down from his position in Hillary Clinton’s leadership team. Should Ashford remain on her leadership team it just reinforces the idea that liberal career politicians have one set of rules that apply to them, and not to the rest of us.
Wait a second?! Brad Ashford straddled the fence and tried to play both sides???
The same Brad Ashford who said he liked Bush, Kasich and Clinton and told you he would be in whatever party you wanted?
Well, at least Ashford thinks someone who showed a “tremendous lack of judgment” and was “extremely careless” — and as we all know, is an unapologetic liar — should still be President.
Headline for the Dems
The LJS’s Don Walton took to the Twitters (which he rarely does) to declare:
Read Walton’s actual article on the subject, and you’ll note — at the very end:
“Ricketts, also a Republican, briefly responded to a question at a news conference on a different topic shortly after Comey announced his decision…”
The OWH had a little more detailed response from Ricketts:
“I would have to trust the judgment of the FBI,” Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said. “If they don’t think they have the grounds to pursue charges, then that’s the best course of action.”
One might say that it would have been more appropriate for the Governor to state that he hadn’t heard or read the entire statement from the FBI, and would put out a statement later.
Then again, maybe he did consider it, and is happy with the FBI’s analysis.
If the former, it is unfortunate that the Dems were given support on this from a hasty statement.
If the latter, well…many, many, many, many others would agree to disagree.
In the mean time, Fischer, Sasse, Fort and Smith all made statements that have given a more…robust… criticism of the FBI’s decision (see the articles above).
Because that’s how you stay up to date on the talk of Nebraska politics!