The hypocrisy is sometimes too much to bear. As Hillary Clinton and most the Democratic Party feigns indignation on the announcement by FBI Director Comey that the investigation into the email scandal, history rises to smack them in the face.
Director Comey announced on Friday that the investigation was reopened. Eleven days before the election.
Twenty-four years ago, on November 30, 1992 as former President George H.W. Bush was surging back against challenger Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, a special prosecutor raised new charges against Bush in the Iran-Contra probe, prompting Clinton to claim he was running against a “culture of corruption.”
From Newsbusters, followed by report from CBS News:
Walsh decided to indict Weinberger again. He then made two extremely dubious decisions. First, and most problematically, he had the re-indictment of Caspar Weinberger filed on October 30, the Friday before election day.
What possible legitimate reason could there have been to file it then rather than the following week? What reason other than the illegitimate one to harm Bush’s candidacy could there have been for filing the indictment on that day?
That was FOUR days before the election. FOUR!
Clinton wasn’t exactly outraged. The Clinton/Gore ticket jumped all over the news and basically rode it to victory. If that destroyed Bush 41’s chances of reelection in just four days, what will 11 days do any less to the Clinton ticket?
One can only hope that justice will be served in this case. And as Donald Trump celebrates his good fortune, I am sure that George H.W. Bush has to be feeling vindicated after all these years.
h/t: Washington Examiner