Clinton/Lynch/Comey The Death of the Contract between the Government and the Governed

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Clinton/Lynch/Comey The Death of the Contract between the Government and the Governed

Avarice, ambi­tion, revenge and licen­tious­ness would break the strongest cords of our Con­sti­tu­tion, as a whale goes through a net. Our Con­sti­tu­tion was made only for a moral and reli­gious peo­ple. It is wholly inad­e­quate to the gov­ern­ment of any other

John Adams

Over the last sev­eral days we’ve heard about many devel­op­ments con­cern­ing the Clin­ton Lynch story, one of the crit­i­cal moments in last year’s elec­tion cycle.

The bit about the media try­ing to bury the story wasn’t good, hear­ing about alias’ used by the Attor­ney Gen­eral, the top law enforce­ment offi­cer in the coun­try, to hide her ques­tion­able actions and the fact that these meet­ings were planed and coor­di­nated is pretty bad.

But for my money the most crit­i­cal part of the story is this bit (via legal insur­rec­tion) con­cerns not the rev­e­la­tions but the FOIA request itself: (all empha­sis mine)

On July 1, 2016 – just days before our FOIA request – a DOJ email chain under the sub­ject line, FBI just called,” indi­cates that the “FBI … is look­ing for guid­ance” in respond­ing to media inquiries about news reports that the FBI had pre­vented the press from tak­ing pic­tures of the Clin­ton Lynch meet­ing. The dis­cus­sion then went off email to sev­eral phone calls (of which we are not able to obtain records). An hour later, Car­olyn Pokomy of the Office of the Attor­ney Gen­eral stated, “I will let Rybicki know.” Jim Rybicki was the Chief of Staff and Senior Coun­selor to FBI Direc­tor Jim Comey. The infor­ma­tion that was to be pro­vided to Rybicki is redacted.

Also of note sev­eral of the doc­u­ments con­tain redac­tions that are requested “per FBI.”

It is clear that there were mul­ti­ple records within the FBI respon­sive to our request and that dis­cus­sions regard­ing the sur­rep­ti­tious meet­ing between then AG Lynch and the hus­band of the sub­ject of an ongo­ing FBI crim­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tion reached the high­est lev­els of the FBI.

How­ever, on Octo­ber 21, 2016, the Comey FBI replied to our legal demands that “No records respon­sive to your request were located.” This is in direct con­tra­ven­tion to the law, and we are prepar­ing fur­ther legal action to force the FBI to come clean and turn over ALL doc­u­ments related to this mat­ter to us in a timely manner.

Think about this state­ment from folks at Pow­er­line again (all empha­sis mine)

There are only two pos­si­bil­i­ties here: either some­one at the FBI destroyed doc­u­ments relat­ing to the Bureau’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions about the Lynch/​Clinton meet­ing, or some­one at the FBI lied in response to ACLJ’s FOIA request. Fed­eral agen­cies have per­son­nel ded­i­cated to respond­ing to FOIA requests, and pre­sum­ably the peo­ple who carry out this rel­a­tively mun­dane task would not lie or destroy doc­u­ments with­out instruc­tions from the top.

There was a time when that pre­sump­tion was a given, not any­more. This case clearly demon­strates the only rea­son why the FOIA, a law specif­i­cally designed to pro­mote open gov­ern­ment was obeyed was:

  1. Barack Obama’s Term was over
  2. Hillary Clin­ton was not elected
  3. James Comey was fired

There is no point in hav­ing laws like FOIA, or any other unless the peo­ple charged with car­ry­ing them out are hon­est and hon­or­able enough to obey them no mat­ter who’s in power unfor­tu­nately we now have two cul­tures in this nation. One of them believes in the Judeo-​christian moral code and the other believes the ends jus­ti­fies the means.

Once that pre­sump­tion that the laws will be obeyed by those who are charged with car­ry­ing them out is gone, the social con­tract between the gov­ern­ment and those who are gov­erned is gone, and when gone it’s nearly impos­si­ble to get it back.

This is the legacy that the Clin­tons and Barack Obama and their allies in the Demo­c­rat Party who have embraced the cul­ture of ends and means have left Amer­ica and it’s a legacy that our nation will be pay­ing for generations.


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Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other

John Adams

Over the last several days we’ve heard about many developments concerning the Clinton Lynch story,  one of the critical moments in last year’s election cycle.

The bit about the media trying to bury the story wasn’t good, hearing about alias’ used by the Attorney General, the top law enforcement officer in the country, to hide her questionable actions and the fact that these meetings were planed and coordinated is pretty bad.

But for my money the most critical part of the story is this bit (via legal insurrection) concerns not the revelations but the FOIA request itself: (all emphasis mine)

On July 1, 2016 – just days before our FOIA request – a DOJ email chain under the subject line, “FBI just called,” indicates that the “FBI . . . is looking for guidance” in responding to media inquiries about news reports that the FBI had prevented the press from taking pictures of the Clinton Lynch meeting. The discussion then went off email to several phone calls (of which we are not able to obtain records). An hour later, Carolyn Pokomy of the Office of the Attorney General stated, “I will let Rybicki know.” Jim Rybicki was the Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to FBI Director Jim Comey. The information that was to be provided to Rybicki is redacted.

Also of note several of the documents contain redactions that are requested “per FBI.”

It is clear that there were multiple records within the FBI responsive to our request and that discussions regarding the surreptitious meeting between then AG Lynch and the husband of the subject of an ongoing FBI criminal investigation reached the highest levels of the FBI.

However, on October 21, 2016, the Comey FBI replied to our legal demands that “No records responsive to your request were located.”  This is in direct contravention to the law, and we are preparing further legal action to force the FBI to come clean and turn over ALL documents related to this matter to us in a timely manner.

Think about this statement from folks at Powerline again (all emphasis mine)

There are only two possibilities here: either someone at the FBI destroyed documents relating to the Bureau’s communications about the Lynch/Clinton meeting, or someone at the FBI lied in response to ACLJ’s FOIA request. Federal agencies have personnel dedicated to responding to FOIA requests, and presumably the people who carry out this relatively mundane task would not lie or destroy documents without instructions from the top.

There was a time when that presumption was a given, not anymore.  This case clearly demonstrates the only reason why the FOIA, a law specifically designed to promote open government was obeyed was:

  1.  Barack Obama’s Term was over
  2.  Hillary Clinton was not elected
  3.  James Comey was fired

There is no point in having laws like FOIA, or any other unless the people charged with carrying them out are honest and honorable enough to obey them no matter who’s in power unfortunately we now have two cultures in this nation.  One of them believes in the Judeo-christian moral code and the other believes the ends justifies the means.

Once that presumption that the laws will be obeyed by those who are charged with carrying them out is gone, the social contract between the government and those who are governed is gone, and when gone it’s nearly impossible to get it back.

This is the legacy that the Clintons and Barack Obama and their allies in the Democrat Party who have embraced the culture of ends and means have left America and it’s a legacy that our nation will be paying for generations.


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