Pixie-ish conservative columnist Ashe Schow writes an article titled "11 Takeaways from FBI Director James Comey's Testimony." Of particular interest to me are #1, #4, and #6, all blockquoted below.
1. A new investigation of Hillary Clinton is imminent
Rep. Jason Chaffetz asked FBI Director James Comey if presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had lied under oath when she testified to Congress about her email server. Comey said he would need a recommendation from Congress to investigate whether Clinton lied under oath to Congress.
Chaffetz said Comey would have that recommendation within hours.
4. Clinton lied multiple times to the American people
Rep. Trey Gowdy ran through a list of statements Clinton made to Congress and the American people and asked Comey whether they were true or not. With each question, Comey indicated they were false.
Gowdy asked if it was true that Clinton never sent or received classified information over email. Comey said it was not true. Gowdy asked if it was true that nothing was marked as classified on Clinton's emails when she sent or received them. Comey indicated that was not true. Gowdy asked if it was true that Clinton used "just one device" for emails. Comey indicated that was not true. Gowdy asked if it was true that Clinton turned over all work-related emails to the FBI. Comey indicated that was not true. Gowdy asked if it was true that neither Clinton nor her team deleted work-related emails. Comey indicated that was not true. Gowdy asked if it was true that Clinton's lawyers read all of the work-related emails they turned over. Comey indicated it was not true.
6. Democrats don't seem to care about what Clinton did
Rep. Carolyn Maloney and other Democrats asked Comey softball questions that boiled down to "Do you have integrity?" Suddenly, something as obvious as not using personal email accounts on unauthorized servers is a learning moment. Democrats in the committee, such as Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, made it seem as though this was a "whoops, now we know" situation.
But that's not the case. The idea that the secretary of state would not have known she would be receiving classified information strains credulity. Democrats on the committee focused on Comey, but the fact of the matter remains that even though he didn't recommend Clinton be criminally prosecuted, he certainly indicated that she should be punished. Democrats just wanted to keep that away from the cameras.
Point #1 piques my curiosity, but I'm not optimistic that it's going to go anywhere. Point #4 is interesting because it turns out that Clinton was not under oath during her entretien with the FBI, which I suppose means she lied but didn't perjure herself in that context. Point #6 is my main reason for thinking that HRC might win the presidential election, or that if Trump wins, it'll be by a nose. In the comments to my previous post, King Baeksu begs to differ, and he confidently predicts a landslide victory for Trump. I'll believe it when I see it.