Although the origin of almost every proverb is shrouded by the mist of time, Cistercian Abbot Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153) is attributed to the authorship of “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”
The saying is “said to emphasize that you must not simply intend to behave well but must act according to your intentions, because you will have problems or be punished if you do not.”
That is why so many Americans are angry and mystified on how FBI director James Comey could all but conclude that Hillary Clinton had broken the law but would not be indicted.
As Chuck Hobbs, a Bernie Sanders supporter, wrote, “FBI’s Clinton decision proves rules don’t apply to rich and powerful.” His message is our nation maintains a separate and unequal criminal justice system that is stratified according to wealth and power.
He writes that in 2009 President Obama issued Executive Order 13526, one that proscribed penalties for mishandling classified information. To be clear, there is no dispute that then Secretary of State Clinton acknowledged, by signing a nondisclosure agreement, the rules governing the knowing or negligent mishandling of classified information. Nevertheless, Mrs. Clinton used a private e-mail account and home-brew server to conduct official state department business.”
Over 100 e-mails reviewed by the FBI contained classified information some even above the top-secret level.
Unfortunately, many of these e-mails were read by foreign governments that Mr. Comey refers to as “hostile actors,” a watered-down version of really bad people who intended to harm our country.
Mr. Hobbs continues, “Comey and staunch Clinton apologists keep providing cover by adding the element of intent. That simply is not needed.” To make a prosecution one does not need to prove intent. Reserve Sheriff Deputy Bob Bates never intended to kill Eric Harris, but he did and is now in prison for it.
The major reason Hillary Clinton will face no prosecution is not because she was right or vindicated, but because the Washington elites in both major political parties protect their own. Donald Trump calls the system rigged. Millions of Americans think that the justice system is entirely corrupt.
Well, what were the facts and lies? Remember the FBI worked on this case for over a year and assigned over 100 agents to investigate the facts.
Hillary claims she did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on “my e-mail.” The FBI identified 113 classified e-mails that passed through Clinton’s server. Ms. Clinton then claimed, “I never received nor sent any material marked classified.” Comey responded, “Even if information is not marked classified in an e-mail, participants who knew that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it.”
Ms. Clinton also said, “I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for personal e-mails instead of two.” The FBI found she used numerous mobile devices and different servers.
Ms. Clinton later claimed the server was guarded by the Secret Service and was never breached. Many of her advisors were breached and the FBI found that Clinton’s personal server was “not even supported by full-time security staff” (who are found at other agencies and departments of the U.S. government).
The real facts surrounding this case show a total disregard for the law by Mrs. Clinton, including a lack of judgment and integrity, as well as character flaws such as repeated lying to the FBI and American people. This should be Hillary Clinton’s last stand. She is not suitable or fit to be commander in chief.