Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh argued that the fix was always in to protect Hillary on EmailGate and presented a video montage comparing comments made by President Barack Obama in April regarding the investigation to the statement made by FBI Director James Comey during his press conference on Tuesday.
So back on April 10th, Obama appears on Fox News Sunday. That doesn’t happen very much. He was on with Chris Wallace, and he just happened to use — as we’ve gone back and looked here — exactly the same words that James Comey ended up using yesterday. There’s an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal pointing this out on April the 11th by Cleta Mitchell: “President Obama chooses his words carefully, so it was startling on Sunday when he chose to opine on the Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. All the more so in the way that he phrased his defense of the Democrat he wants to succeed him as President in January.”
As you’ll see, their rhetoric and phrasing are stunningly similar.
OBAMA: Hillary Clinton was an outstanding secretary of state. She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy.
COMEY: We did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws.
OBAMA: And she’s acknowledged that there’s uh, a carelessness in terms of managing emails.
COMEY: There is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.
OBAMA: I do not talk to the attorney general about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations.
COMEY: I have not coordinated this statement or reviewed it in any way with the Department of Justice or any other part of the government.
OBAMA: I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department or the FBI.
COMEY: What I can assure the American people: Only facts matter, and the FBI found them here in an entirely apolitical and professional way.
Next page: Watch the video montage of Obama and Comey and see why Rush thinks the fix is in.
Rush is arguing that Obama’s April and October comments on the email investigation, coupled with the Lynch/Bubba tarmac summit, may have influenced Comey.
So here’s the president, very powerful, intimidating guy, Comey works for him, the president’s been out there saying he didn’t think Hillary did anything wrong. And Lynch meets with Bill Clinton. I mean, the message was sent to Comey in every possible way. Make no mistake that that’s what this is all about. Make no mistake, Clinton getting on the plane with Loretta Lynch, all that’s meant to send a signal to Comey.
Judge Andrew Napolitano, taking time out of his vacation, struck a similar chord on Fox Business today: “Do you know what stunt — what weird, bizarre, crazy trick occurred last week to take senior Justice Department management out of the picture?” he asked. “When Mrs. Clinton’s husband, former president Clinton, showed up on the attorney general’s jet unannounced, went behind closed doors and talked to her about God knows what…as a result of that, she was compromised, her senior aides were compromised, and the FBI had the final word.”
Napolitano added that such a thing is “unheard of in the post J. Edgar Hoover era.”