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Fired FBI Director Comey's Treatment Of Clinton Investigation Draws Increased Scrutiny

The 2016 presidential election is in the books. While there’s no changing that, something still stinks about the whole situation. No, we’re not talking about the never-ending investigation into alleged Russian collusion efforts to benefit President Donald Trump. There has been a steady stream of information that suggests things weren’t on the up and up on the Democratic side of the ledger. There have been outright allegations that the Democratic primary was rigged in Hillary Clinton’s favor, as well as some additional insight into the investigation into her well-documented email scandal.

As Fox News Insider shares, Judge Andrew Napolitano is none too pleased with one of the latest reports regarding the scandal. The report states that fired FBI director James Comey changed up some of the wording in his draft memo regarding the Clinton investigation, and his simple change of phrasing may have played a part in how seriously the results of the investigation were taken.

The phrase in question is ‘grossly negligent,’ which was later changed to ‘extremely careless.’ While that may not seem like that big of a deal, it actually is in legalese. According to federal law, gross negligence is punishable by prison time. If that was, in fact, the original finding of the investigation, that opens up a ton of questions about why it was changed.

When you combine that with the fact that there are already questions swirling as to why Comey felt the need to draft a memo before the investigation was wrapped up, and you have a situation that raises some serious eyebrows. Napolitano was recently on ‘Fox & Friends’ to share his thoughts, and he’s none too pleased that this is simply being brushed under the carpet.

"James Comey thought he could pull a fast one on the American people by using a slightly less offensive sounding term - 'extremely careless' - and thereby exonerate her," he said. "But legally, it's the same thing."

While lawmakers such as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are looking into things, the story is essentially being ignored. Why is that?

"Here's what's in Senator Grassley's mind and in the minds of a lot of us looking at this: Why?” Napolitano continued. “Why did he, if I may, fudge the standard in order to let Hillary off the hook?"

The difference between the treatment that the various allegations swirling around Clinton and Trump are receiving is nothing short of mind-boggling. In Trump’s case, there have been full-on investigations that have stemmed from a widely-debunked dossier. In Clinton’s case, we have folks that have gone on the record to point to actual cases of wrongdoing, yet there hasn’t been all that much effort put into figuring out what really happened.

This goes way beyond partisan politics and the never-ending stream of talking points from both sides of the aisle. What’s fair is fair. Period. American voters deserve to know that things are on the up and up, but there have been a ton of whiffs of smoke that suggest they are not. That makes it none too surprising that faith in the press and government is on a dangerous downward spiral. There’s only one way to correct that course, and that’s to prove that everyone is on a level playing field in the world of politics.

Source: Fox News Insider
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