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The Day the Rule of Law Died

And so once again the leading crime family in America skates, thumbing its nose at the rule of law as an earnest but politically clueless FBI director stands before the nation to repeat the well-worn Clinton mantra of "insufficient evidence," and to attribute to Hillary another shopworn cliche that the Clintons habitually use in their defense: sloppiness.

In other words, it was a judgment call by James Comey. After laying out clear proof that Mrs. Clinton violated both the letter and the spirit of the law, he essentially punted by saying this is not the kind of case a reasonable prosecutor would make. Of course it isn't -- not if that prosecutor wants to both keep his job and stay above ground. As a moral failure, Comey even surpassed the supine John Roberts, who twice turned down an opportunity to put a stake through Obamacare's black heart thereby inflicting it upon the American people with the patina of "settled law."

"Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” Comey announced at FBI headquarters in Washington. “Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before deciding whether to bring charges. No charges are appropriate in this case. In looking back at our investigations into the mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts.”

But Comey had a bigger task: to prevent the nomination of a woman manifestly unsuited to the highest office in the land; a woman of no accomplishment except her sham marriage to a former president (himself impeached, disgraced and disbarred); a woman of Saul Alinsky levels of malevolence toward the nation as founded; and a woman whose candidacy would shame a banana republic in its sheer effrontery.

What Comey essentially said was that he could find no clear intent on the part of Mrs. Clinton -- no intent to hide evidence, no intent to expose national secrets to enemy eyes. The 110 emails that contained classified information and were blithely sent roaring along the intertubes by a "careless" Hillary Clinton are of no moment. For who could ever doubt that she, her husband, and fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama have nothing but the best interests of the nation at heart?

Never mind that the woman was secretary of state, for God's sake, not some pencil-pushing bureaucrat toiling away in the bowels of Foggy Bottom. Secretary of state is the most distinguished cabinet position in the government, an honor generally bestowed by responsible presidents on their most trusted and able advisors. But, as it turns out, for Mrs. Clinton it was simply a resume-enhancer and if she had to let four Americans die at Benghazi at her boss's behest in order to get her ticket punched, well, politics ain't beanbag.

Hence the setup campaign we all just witnessed. The "accidental" meeting on a Phoenix tarmac last week between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton -- an outrageous moral violation of the legal system. Lynch's bold words that she would "accept" the FBI's recommendations. The FBI's sudden "invitation" on Saturday to Mrs. Clinton to "voluntarily" submit to examination. Hillary and Obama, all smiles, out campaigning together this very day.  The events of the past week would give any rational person sufficient grounds to believe that the fix was in, and has been all along.