Laws are for the Little People :: SteynOnline
"...As I've said for years - on radio, TV and in print - for me the overriding issue in American politics is the corruption.
In the Obama era, we have seen the remorseless merging of the party and the state - in the IRS, in the Justice Department and elsewhere.
Whatever one feels about, say, Scandinavia, they at least come to their statism and socialism more or less honestly.
Not so the United States.
It's bad enough that Democrats aren't agitated about this corruption - but then it works to their advantage.
Slightly more mysterious is why so many of my friends on the right aren't incensed by it.
For months, conservative commentators assured us that, when it comes to straight arrows, no arrow is straighter than FBI honcho James Comey - non-partisan, career public servant, will follow the evidence whereso'er it leads; why, "no one in law enforcement" is "more capable of navigating through a political maelstrom" and any attempts to politicize the outcome will ensure that "Comey will resign in protest, and other high-level FBI officials could follow him out the door".
Bollocks on stilts.
Like everything else the Clintons touch, Comey's FBI is hopelessly corrupted - and certainly more corrupt than J Edgar Hoover's FBI, at least in the sense that Hoover was independent enough not to get rolled.
The revelations of what happened reveal Comey to be a hack and a squish: he offered immunity to Hillary's aides not to facilitate his investigation but to obstruct any further investigation; he allowed witnesses to Hillary's crimes to serve as her "lawyers"; and he physically destroyed the evidence - that is, the laptops.
A 6' 8" gummi worm would be more of a straight arrow.
Now come the latest revelations.
Powerline's John Hinderaker writes:
In the first page, an unidentified FBI employee says he was "pressured" to change the classification of an email to render it unclassified.
This pressure came from someone within the FBI, who said he had been contacted by Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, who "had asked his assistance in altering the email's classification in exchange for a 'quid pro quo.'"
The quid pro quo was that, if the FBI would say the email was unclassified, the State Department would allow the FBI to "place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden."
So, to add to the corrupt revenue agency and the corrupt justice department, we now have a corrupt national law enforcement agency and a corrupt foreign ministry - willing, indeed, to subordinate national security and its own diplomatic policy to the personal needs of Hillary Clinton.
Needless to say, if you get your news from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, etc, etc, you will be entirely unaware of all this.
Which is the way they plan on operating for the next eight years..."