Life can be so unfair. Hillary Clinton lied, cheated, and stole for years to become filthy rich (emphasis on “filthy”). Now, in the eleventh hour of her second campaign for president, she is being investigated by the FBI for possible breaches of national security in a cache of emails to her closest confidante, Huma Abedin. At the very least, the FBI could also investigate Donald Trump, who is even richer and who has said nice things about the Russians.
Sorry, Hillary. While the FBI did what you asked, they did not come up with the answer you wanted. As reported by the New York Times, The FBI spent much of the summer looking for links between Donald Trump and the Russian government and came up empty.
For much of the summer, the F.B.I. pursued a widening investigation into a Russian role in the American presidential campaign. Agents scrutinized advisers close to Donald J. Trump, looked for financial connections with Russian financial figures, searched for those involved in hacking the computers of Democrats, and even chased a lead — which they ultimately came to doubt — about a possible secret channel of email communication from the Trump Organization to a Russian bank.
Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.
To put it differenly, the Democratic Party line that everything bad in their campaign originated from Russia at Donald Trump’s request is nothing but cow chips (unless of course the link can be found in one of the 650,000 new emails found on the laptop Huma Abedin shared with her soon to be ex-husband).
That’s gotta reek bigtime if you’re Clinton or dumb enough to support Clinton after all that’s come out to date. Just as Rep. [score]Gregory W. Meeks[/score] (D-N.Y.), who’s quoted by the Times as grumbling:
You do not hear the director talking about any other investigation he is involved in. Is he investigating the Trump Foundation? Is he looking into the Russians hacking into all of our emails? Is he looking into and deciding what is going on with regards to other allegations of the Trump Organization?
If you see Congressman Meeks please explain to him (slowly), that the Trump Foundation had nothing to do with America’s secrets, nor did Trump trade influencing a public office for donations to the Trump foundation, but that’s what Hillary is accuse of doing.
Senator [score]Harry Reid[/score] of Nevada, the minority leader, responded angrily on Sunday with a letter accusing the F.B.I. of not being forthcoming about Mr. Trump’s alleged ties with Moscow.
On the bright side Reid’s letter did not accuse Mitt Romney of not paying his taxes for the past ten years, so he is off that kick.
That’s much in the way of shady dealings that the article neglects to mention. For example, there is no mention of the Uranium One deal that gave Russia control of 20% of the U.S. uranium supply. But that wouldn’t help Hillary because Trump had no part of that deal, which she and her ex-president husband did. The deal netted the Clinton Foundation a donation of at least $2.35 million and a $500,000 speaking engagement for Bubba.
Cross-posted at The Lid