The FBI Director Is Damaging Our Democracy Or Something

Alternate headline: Woman who knows quite a bit about thwarting transparency an damaging national security is upset. Jamie Gorelick, along with Larry Thompson, has written a typical moonbat piece for the Washington Post. You remember Ms. Gorelick, right? She was one of the 9/11 Commission members, who, we soon found out, was personally responsible for instituting the “wall” between law enforcement and intelligence during the Bill Clinton administration, making it oh so much easier for al Qaeda to plan and practice for their 9/11 attacks.

Both are big Hillary Clinton supporters

James Comey is damaging our democracy

The Justice Department has a proud history of enforcing federal criminal law without fear or favor, and especially without regard to politics.

So, it sounds like they should approve of the investigation. Of course not. And, of course, it’s only a section of the DOJ that is investigating, namely, the FBI. Loretta Lynch’s DOJ wants nothing to do with investigating Hillary. If she was a Republican, well, things would be different

It operates under long-standing and well-established traditions limiting disclosure of ongoing investigations to the public and even to Congress, especially in a way that might be seen as influencing an election. These traditions protect the integrity of the department and the public’s confidence in its mission to take care that the laws are faithfully and impartially executed. They reflect an institutional balancing of interests, delaying disclosure and public knowledge to avoid misuse of prosecutorial power by creating unfair innuendo to which an accused party cannot properly respond.

Again, you know that if Hillary was a Republican, this op-ed would have a much different tone, which would be cheering this action.

Decades ago, the department decided that in the 60-day period before an election, the balance should be struck against even returning indictments involving individuals running for office, as well as against the disclosure of any investigative steps. The reasoning was that, however important it might be for Justice to do its job, and however important it might be for the public to know what Justice knows, because such allegations could not be adjudicated, such actions or disclosures risked undermining the political process. A memorandum reflecting this choice has been issued every four years by multiple attorneys general for a very long time, including in 2016.

This would be like the refs deciding that they will not call any penalties, no matter how blatant, in the last 5 minutes of a close Super Bowl. Grab a facemask, mug a receiver, knock a quarterback out with a late hit to the head? Nope, sorry, last 5 minutes.

When they take their vows and assume office, senior officials in the Justice Department and the FBI become part of these traditions, with an obligation to preserve, protect and defend them.

Traditions are apparently more important than pesky things like law, order, investigating criminal conduct. All the complaints end with

As it stands, we now have real-time, raw-take transparency taken to its illogical limit, a kind of reality TV of federal criminal investigation. Perhaps worst of all, it is happening on the eve of a presidential election. It is antithetical to the interests of justice, putting a thumb on the scale of this election and damaging our democracy.

Interesting. People like Democrat voter Gorelick have no problem when the news media, seemingly an arm of the Democratic Party, release information (sometimes totally false and made up) against members of one political party. Does that not damage our democracy in the same manner? If the answer is no, why not? Would it be better to limit all last minute releases till after the election? We could put a moratorium on all transparency from, say, three weeks out from the election. Would that work? For Democrats, transparency is only something that should be practiced when it hurts Republicans.

Of course, the Washington Post is going full bore barking moonbat. We see opinion pieces like

And so many more. Again, imagine this had been about Trump. The media would have cheered.

Fortunately, the media is also keeping the story alive with their indignant stories and opinion pieces, which is probably the last thing Hillary wants. Whoops.

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10 Responses to “The FBI Director Is Damaging Our Democracy Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    Let’s see: releasing the information that the lovely Mrs Clinton is, once again, under investigation is influencing the election. But not releasing the information would also be influencing the election, simply in a different direction.

    Those two are not equivalent, however: the former is influencing the election with the truth, while the latter would be influencing the election via concealment. Even Jeffrey would agree that influencing the election with the truth is better than doing so via hiding information.

    Of course, had Mr Comey not released the information, it’s obvious that it would have been leaked anyway.

  2. john says:

    Historically the FBI does NOT release information while there is an ongoing investigation.

  3. john says:

    And that “wall” ??? I thought you did have some concerned about BIG GOVERNMENT knowing all about everyone?

  4. john says:

    Teach that media? is that Drudge Breitbart Fox News Rush? Aren’t they “media”
    If they are then it is apparent that not ALL media is lefty, just most of what Americans CHOOSE to consume.
    If only there was some way of making Americans rely on the media that you prefer I guess then you might be pleased.

  5. john says:

    As far as penalties in the last 5 mins of a Superbowl??? Teach you must not realize that many discretionary penalties are NOT called during thta time. Minor holding or pass interference ? they probably are going to let that slide
    They always do

  6. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Historically the FBI does NOT release information while there is an ongoing investigation.

    Yes, and historically the FBI wasn’t running a continuous flow of investigations on a corrupt bureaucrat running for president who breached the security of the very country she thinks she can lead. She’s been under investigation for so long if the FBI didn’t release information most of the agents would be retired or dead by the time the investigations are over. But none of that matters as long as the filthy, drunkard, corrupt, lying dog wins. What a piece of crap we’ll have if this turd wins.

  7. And that “wall” ??? I thought you did have some concerned about BIG GOVERNMENT knowing all about everyone?

    Nice try, Sparky. This was about sharing information on foreign people engaged in wrongdoing against America.
    As far as penalties in the last 5 mins of a Superbowl??? Teach you must not realize that many discretionary penalties are NOT called during thta time. Minor holding or pass interference ? they probably are going to let that slide
    They always do

    Nice try. What I wrote

    This would be like the refs deciding that they will not call any penalties, no matter how blatant, in the last 5 minutes of a close Super Bowl

    Blatant. Thanks for your reading comprehension.

  8. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Teach that media? is that Drudge Breitbart Fox News Rush? Aren’t they “media”
    If they are then it is apparent that not ALL media is lefty, just most of what Americans CHOOSE to consume.
    If only there was some way of making Americans rely on the media that you prefer I guess then you might be pleased.

    Liar! Recently the NYT reported that 65 “media” reporters were directly in collusion with the Klepto campaign and NOT ONE national newspaper endorsed Trump they were all in the pocket of the dems. Donna Brazil just became unemployed for coordinating the news with the Klepto-Liars talking points. Americans can no more CHOOSE to consume non-leftist propaganda than they can CHOOSE not to breathe. They can FIND SOME if they look hard enough but the odds are overwhelming in favor of the bought and paid for leftists. Just like their philosophical cousins the Nazis and communists, leftists control the information single lane highway.

  9. drowningpuppies says:

    Barky states he’s cool with Comey going after the Hag and doesn’t think Comey is trying to influence election.

    –Privately asks “How’s my dick taste, bitch?”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/white-house-james-comey-clinton-fbi-230540

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