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The FBI and Clinton: Too Little Too Late?

Oct 29, 2016

You would have read about the FBI reopening its case against the crooked Hillary. Of course there has been an ongoing investigation which she has managed to dodge, evade and pretend is no biggee. The latest revelations in today’s press may be too late to impact on November 8, but we can always hope some sanity – and some justice – nonetheless prevails.

Here is how one news report opens on this breaking story:

clinton-hilThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system as secretary of state after finding new evidence on seized devices belonging to Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, according to Fox News. Donald Trump called the stunning announcement “bigger than Watergate”, and Clinton appeared blindsided by the news, declining to mention it during a rally in Iowa just 11 days out of the election.
Fox News reports an FBI source confirmed that the new emails were discovered after the bureau seized devices belonging to Weiner, a former member of Congress and mayoral candidate, and Abedin, a top Clinton aide who recently announced she was separating from her husband….
FBI Director James Comey confirmed the bureau was investigating new emails related to Clinton.
“In previous congressional testimony, I referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal email server. Due to recent developments, I am writing to supplement my previous testimony,” Mr Comey wrote.

As mentioned, this is a ray of hope that finally some investigations really will get to the truth of this crooked and perverse politician. The FBI blew it big time by earlier finding plenty amiss with Hillary, but not doing anything about it. But we will have to wait and see how this pans out. Matt Walsh offers some brief commentary on this:

In the meantime, all we need to know is this: The Democratic nominee for president is under an active FBI investigation. All reports indicate that she will still be under investigation when the election is held on Nov. 8. Liberals now must decide, then, if they want to be the first voters ever in history to cast their ballots for a suspected felon. Will they debase themselves and their nation by putting a woman into the White House even as the FBI has yet to decide whether she actually belongs in prison?
I suspect they will, without much hesitation. But if they’re going to make a disgrace and a mockery of our entire political system by electing Hillary Clinton, they certainly lose the right to lecture Trump voters in the process. It’s no secret that I am not a Trump fan, but I can’t stomach the Clinton voters who pretend to be traveling on the morally superior route. Your candidate is under investigation by the FBI, for God’s sake. This has never happened in the two-and-a-half centuries of our nation’s existence. Electing her would be a historic low point. The kind of thing our grandkids will read about and shake their heads in confusion.
Here’s the deal: You can’t complain about injustice while you vote for a woman who would already be in jail if she had a different last name, or at least a different letter next to her last name. You can’t complain about “inequality” while you further that inequality by supporting an elitist crook who has been placed so conspicuously above the law. You can’t scream about Trump “undermining our democratic system” while you help a blatant criminal rise to the top of it. And you absolutely cannot ever again speak about the rule of law, because the rule of law dies with Hillary’s inauguration. And you will have played a part in making that happen.
Maybe that’s something you should stop and think about.

So we will have to see just what comes of this. But let me deal with one other issue that crops up so often in this election cycle.

Of Course NeverHillary

On a related front, one of the more foolish things the AlwaysTrump camp throws around at me and others – and they do say heaps of foolish and nutty things – is that we are not attacking Hillary like we do Trump. Um, that is simply ludicrous and false, for plenty of reasons.

I just did a quick search of my site, and I have over a hundred articles in which I discuss the Clintons, with at least half of them about Hillary. And articles on Obama number well over 350. So I for one have always been writing about how bad the Clinton–Obama axis of evil is.

And of course the case for NeverHillary is easily made. See just these five articles for a full rundown of her many evil ways and dangers:

theweek.com/articles/601909/case-against-hillary-clinton
www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264499/clinton-record-john-perazzo
www.news-press.com/story/opinion/2016/10/23/krautahmmer-my-case-against-hillary-clinton/92516652/
www.voiceofresistance.org/case-against-hillary.html
askdrbrown.org/library/conservative-christians-be-assured-president-hillary-clinton-will

I have shared these before, and they are still well worth sharing far and wide at this late stage in the election cycle.

But there are still a few very simple reasons why I have been more outspoken about the other New York liberal. First, the bulk of my readership is comprised of Christians and conservatives. Thus the overwhelming majority of people I am interacting with and writing for would never even think about voting for Clinton. So there is no need to beat a dead horse in this regard.

Also, the Republican Party is in theory supposed to represent the conservative side of politics, of which I am a part. Thus one would think that they would actually run with a conservative and a Republican. Instead, they have run with a longstanding liberal, Democrat supporter, and buddy of the Clintons.

Um, why in the world should I vote for a guy like that? If I wanted to vote for a lefty Democrat, I would have run with Hillary. That is why I have so often written about the fraud Trump. He is destroying the GOP, trashing the conservative brand, and is helping to bring down a country I love.

So of course I will speak about him more. A wolf who presents himself as a wolf is far less of a threat than a wolf who presents himself as a sheep, complete with sheep’s clothing. That is far more dangerous and destructive. Here then is the simple truth of the matter:

Hillary was never supposed to represent me or my party or my values or my beliefs or my principles or my politics or my ideology. So of course NeverHillary. That is a no-brainer. But here we have a guy who is claiming to represent all that when he most certainly does not. So this wolf in sheep’s clothing is just as anathema to me – if not more so – as the wolf not pretending to be anything other than a wolf.

Once, again, you can vote for whoever you want. Go for it. I will think and act according to my deeply held biblical values and beliefs. I will not throw out my values and principles for crass political expediency. If that gets you outraged, that is your problem, not mine. Here I stand, I can do no other.

God have mercy on America.

www.heraldsun.com.au/news/fbi-reopens-probe-into-clinton-emails-director-james-comey-says-new-emails-have-surfaced/news-story/f24611f036f859b339bb05bbabaee1ce
www.theblaze.com/contributions/you-demean-yourself-and-your-nation-by-voting-a-suspected-felon-into-the-white-house/

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13 Responses to The FBI and Clinton: Too Little Too Late?

  • Bill, I don’t know about you but I think that it ought to be enough proof that Hillary Clinton will make a bad president, by the way she supports and celebrates with Planned Parenthood who has aborted over 7 million babies, defends killing babies in partial-birth abortions and promotes the need of a supreme court that will stand up for abortion among other human atrocities, for Christians not to support her. The mainstream media are giving everyone false information, we ought to support the candidate who best represents Christian values, even though we don’t like other things they stand for, is this not the case?

    How can Hillary Clinton claim to be Pro-Woman, when abortion has killed 29 million girl babies, Donald Trump is pro-life and he will be appointing pro-life Judges to the Supreme Court and Martin Luther King Jr’s niece Alveda King says Christians have a responsibility to Vote Pro-Life! May God forgive America and provide them with a Godly leader at this most important time in the history of the world remember we have no reason to believe God will treat the nations any different today than He has in years gone by, in His name we pray for Jesus sake Amen

  • Thanks Sandra. Yes of course, her dogged pro-death stance would alone be enough of a reason never to support her. I can’t imagine anyone who loves life voting for this woman.

  • I find it very interesting that in a recent press conference when answering questions about the emails, Hillary Clinton urges all who can to get out and vote early. I’m speculating she knows this current situation is only going to get worse for her so she’s trying to get all the votes she can before it does?
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-29/fbi-probe-into-clinton-emails-reignited-days-before-election/7977184

  • The always Hillary mob will still vote for her no matter what. There are none so blind etc,
    It won’t decrease her vote, but will force more ” could care less ” non-voters” to vote, and because their’s will be a protest against her seeming crookedness, Trump will get the protest vote from these.
    Word has it that early voters are getting up early to vote and exits show they’re going for Trump.
    Also, insiders say the FBI has enough to indite HC possibly as early as January with a grand jury ready.

  • Of course Christians can’t vote for HC. So the choice they have is pretty much to vote for Trump or not at all or for an independent candidate. Better I think to vote for Trump and not to risk HC. It seems Trump’s VP running mate Mike Pense is a Christian and a true Conservative.

  • Thanks John. I have already replied to these points so very often now – but one more time I guess! People of course can vote for who they like. If every concerned voter who is fed up with the now moribund two-party system voted their conscience for a genuine conservative candidate, then Hillary would easily be defeated. And Pence of course is not running for POTUS, even though he is far better than Trump. If the only way we can make a case for someone is hoping he will die so the VP will get in, that tells us all we need to know about just how bad that candidate is.

  • PURE BLONDE or DARK AND SINISTER! I am no politician, but either way, heads or tails, Untied States of America has some days ahead of them, that are of apocalyptic in nature, Bible prophecy being fulfilled, on that you can guarantee! There is only ONE, that is able to rule with all sound judgement. Our Lord Jesus Christ, that can guarantee everyone, proper justice.

    Proverbs 11New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
    11 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
    but an accurate weight is his delight.

    Can America afford any of these candidates, in the election? What will the cost be to the USA? If American Citizens thought logically, I think that they could vote only one way, and that’s for ” NONE OF THE ABOVE! Could an election be boycotted? Even though Paul the Apostle exhorts us all to pray for Governments, and those in authority, it was for our benefit! So we could live peaceable lives as Christians. Our aim as Christians? To see the kingdom of God come and the will of God be done here on earth as it is in heaven.

    At the present, old stars and stripes, has no Captain America! Flash Gordon, savior of the universe or Superman! Fictional characters made up to give hope to a people gone astray! Our hope is in only ONE, the Saviour of the World! Our Lord Jesus Christ, who has faithfully promised to save all who believe upon him.

    John 3New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
    Nicodemus Visits Jesus
    3 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. 6 What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ 8 The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

    11 “Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

    16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

    17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. 20 For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. 21 But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”

    I hope that you are encouraged, and that God will fulfill his will in the USA. Regards Ross.

  • When it comes to politics, I wonder sometimes whether God has a sense of humour and gives us Ecclesiastes 10:2 as a “tongue in cheek” advice or whether we should take it literally?
    (ESV) “A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left”

  • Bill, you mentioned Huma Abedin in connection with the Clinton emails… Your readers might be interested to read about Abedin – the Leftie media certainly will not expose her for who she is. You can read a lengthy discussion of her here: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2556
    Respectfully
    Andy Thomas

  • I, along with many others in the U.S.A. and elsewhere, am currently praying a nine day prayer “Novena” for God’s best plan for the American elections at all levels of government there. My hope and prayer is that following his successful election, Trump will quickly become unable to continue as president. I pray that this inability will be a clear expression of God’s love and mercy for His beloved Donald, for whom Our Saviour suffered and died; just as He died for me and all who will accept His gift of salvation. I pray that God’s intervention will be a tremendous means of grace and conversion for this poor man and perhaps for others too.
    Anna

  • Dr Wayne Grudem adds his advice for Christians regarding voting in the US elections:
    http://www.charismanews.com/politics/opinion/60901-dr-wayne-grudem-why-i-must-vote-trump-not-third-party

  • Thanks Stephen. I usually quite like Grudem, and I have written on him before regarding the election: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2016/08/03/america-apathy-apostasy/

    On this issue he has been flip-flopping unfortunately. First he endorsed Trump, then after the latest sexual scandal revelation he unendorsed him, and now he is back to endorsing him!

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