Yes, It Is “Whataboutism” When Comparing Hillary to Trump – So Explain Why Hillary Got a Free Pass – IOTW Report

Yes, It Is “Whataboutism” When Comparing Hillary to Trump – So Explain Why Hillary Got a Free Pass


Why didn’t the Justice Department seek to enforce the subpoena it apparently had issued, rather than seek a search warrant? Was this consistent with the “standard practice” Mr. Garland articulated in his statement—“to seek less intrusive alternatives to a search” whenever possible?

Why was the matter handled so differently from the prior investigations of Sandy Berger and Hillary Clinton, who were also suspected of mishandling classified material? …

Those who reject this comparison accuse those who make it of “whataboutism.” But treating like cases alike is crucial to the equal protection of the laws. The way in which Berger and Mrs. Clinton were treated is highly relevant in determining whether Mr. Trump is being subjected to a double standard of justice.

The facts, especially the degrees of culpability, may be different; and if so, that would provide a good answer to the “what about” question. But if the facts are similar and the treatment is different, Americans are entitled to ask whether this constitutes the even application of the law that Mr. Garland promised. The shoe must fit comfortably on the other foot if justice is to be done and seen to be done. There can’t be one rule for Democrats and another for Republicans.

So the question “What about her emails?” is an appropriate one. Mocking it is no answer.


David French ( a guy who loathes Trump)-

So why didn’t the FBI recommend charges? Here’s the key paragraph:

In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.

I did not agree with this decision, and I said so in National Review and the New York Times. The problem is that Comey added elements to the statute. He essentially read “gross negligence” as a synonym for willfulness and added additional factors (such as obstruction of justice) to the prosecution decision. …

It remains to be seen whether Donald Trump’s conduct was so much worse than Hillary Clinton’s that prosecution is both legal and just. Indeed the entire issue may be so fraught with peril that the DOJ may decide to merely seize the documents without any further legal proceedings.

But if Trump did break the law and is not prosecuted, we can look back at a pivotal moment in history and know why. On July 5, 2016, the FBI set an extraordinary standard for prosecuting powerful people for mishandling our nation’s most precious secrets, and we shouldn’t change that standard for Donald Trump.

8 Comments on Yes, It Is “Whataboutism” When Comparing Hillary to Trump – So Explain Why Hillary Got a Free Pass

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  2. Dealing with the leftist mindset is equivalent to trying to reason with kindergarten children. They have learned that being obstinate will wear you down to the point where you will simply quit trying to help them, help themselves.

  3. and how about becerra, now head of HHS- he turned over a fake copy of the subpoenaed computer server of the democratic congressional caucus during the imran awan scandal. Nothing happened to him, other than promotions.

    BOOM! Top Democrat Becerra Is Caught Giving Cops a Fake Server on Imran Awan Scandal

    they’re [rofessional; crroks. They’re prolific and we pay them to do it!

  4. The “explainers” were already on this last week, before the “whataboutists” even got started. It’s almost like they knew what would coming. The basic lockstep narrative is that “Hillary made mistakes” whereas “Trump committed crimes”. They’re flooding the NPC zone with that.

    And even before that, they had Google-washed the Secret Server Scandal down to nothing, as they did with the Hillary/CFIUS/Uranium to Russia scandal. So basically, any comparison of Trump and Hillary is “Hot Mess” to “Old News”.

    She’s going to have a funeral extravaganza which will put McCain’s to shame, and I hope it comes soon. Maybe right after the midterm elections would be good.

  5. Obama did worse. 33 million+ documents withheld from the National Archives, and, among other things, documented use of fake email name to send official communications. And graft? Like he’s such a Netflix star? Or terrific writer?

    And who was Prez when Hillary and the Bidens were doing their dirties.

    Isn’t it interesting how the media always just skips over Obama.

  6. “Whataboutism” is just another ginned up gaslighting term to dismiss legitimate observations of blatant double standards being displayed right out in the open. Carlson pointed out a plethora of these horrendous hypocrisies happening over the past two years. It’s pretty odious. So feel free to tell anyone accusing you of “whataboutism” to go fuck themselves with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire.

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