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Flashback: ‘Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Clinton’

In honor of Crooked Hillary getting off scot-free after hiding a secret email server in her bathroom, using it for classified information as Secretary of State, not cooperating with federal investigators by destroying the emails and servers, and lying to the public that it was only used for her personal correspondence, let us look back at the prophetic ad, “It Feels Good To Be A Clinton,” released by the Ted Cruz campaign back in February.

The ad (above) is a perfect parody of a famous scene in the classic 1999 Mike Judge movie, Office Space, starring Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston, in which the three main characters take their troublesome office printer out to a field and beat it to death. In the Cruz version, Hillary is destroying her secret email server, much like she had her aids do in real life.

On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey recommended that Clinton not be prosecuted for her national security crimes,which smells even worse in the light of Bill Clinton having a secret meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch aboard her plane the day before Hillary was to be grilled by the FBI for three and a half hours. As Glenn Reynolds pointed out about the meeting, “A local TV reporter revealed the story and reported that the FBI was enforcing a no-cellphones, no-photos rul[e],” while the two met on the Phoenix tarmac. “And no reasonable attorney general meets secretly with the husband of someone under investigation by the FBI…. just to talk about grandchildren.”

Comey’s longtime friend and former colleague, Andrew C. McCarthy, was dumfounded by the Director’s decision, writing a blistering response to the FBI director’s announcement in the National Review:

According to Director James Comey, Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services.

Yet, Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no intent to harm the United States.

In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.

And just like that, the Clintons have done it again.

Drudge sums it up well with:

Exit thought from Keyser Soze:

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