Unearthed following FBI Director James Comey‘s re-opening an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in her New York home, some Democratic officials and legal experts are proposing the embattled FBI head may have violated federal law, specifically articles of the Hatch Act.
Some top Democrats are implying the Director broke federal law and his actions were designed to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
A 1939 law, the Hatch Act was passed to prohibit federal employees from engaging in certain forms of political activity. The law exempts the president, vice president and some officials of the executive branch.
Following the discovery of emails on a laptop computer owned by top Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, and her estranged husband, ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner, the Bureau renewed its probe of Clinton.
Blasting the Director in a letter dated Oct. 30, outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sought to connect Comey’s resumption of the inquiry to the Hatch Act and stated: “(Comey) may have broken the law.”
Despite the bellowing from elected Democrats, Mr. Comey does have his defenders. Arguing the Director’s case is administrative in nature, not criminal, distinguished George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley told the Daily Caller:
“The Hatch Act was designed to prevent federal employees from using their powers in office to influence federal elections. This was a response to a scandal involving that type of electioneering. It is a statute that results in the investigation of employees and allows for potential discipline; it is not, generally, a criminal statute.”
This is Hillary Clinton’s mess and she has only herself to blame.
Overjoyed with Comey in July, Democrats now accuse him of running amok and have trained their sights on the FBI Director with the intent of making him the target of vilification as the presidential election winds down.
In sight of a life-long goal of becoming the first female president, Clinton and her allies have no intention of allowing her slippery evasions from the law to impede her from her crown jewel, the Oval Office.
While the GOP contended with New York businessman Donald Trump and actively sought to derail his quest for the GOP nomination, Clinton’s supporters neither uttered a word over the corrupt practices harnessed by the Democratic Party to assure the former Secretary’s coronation as the Democratic nominee nor did they express any remorse to supporters of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the damage they did to the supposed honest devices of their party’s nomination framework.
Democrats’ assaults on Mr. Comey are a signal of what will come if Clinton is elected. Having a blueprint of Clinton’s organizational and managerial incompetence from her tenure at State, we are now beginning to become more familiar how she will handle critics of her presidency.
We should be doubly frightened over a return of the Clinton Attack Machine to the White House.