My husband told me last night that what we are seeing in this crazy circus of an election season is that it all resembles so much of what the Netflix series “House of Cards” portrays about government sleaziness and corruption.
One commenter over at Amazon wrote that the series was about:
“A shadowy and corrupt world for power and self-advantage.”
Another commenter wrote:
“I’m as cynical as it gets when it comes to government, but the plot is just ridiculous.”
After all, it’s Hollyweird work at play so why would anyone think the plot wouldn’t be ridiculous?
Another commenter wrote:
“I liked it because of the great acting but the story is very, very dark so not for everyone.”
That comment is enough reason for me to not view the series.
It was interesting to find a blogger this morning who wrote a post that mentioned the same comparison as my husband did regarding “House of Cards.” In the past, I have never felt the desire to watch any of the episodes and do not care to view them now. However, the blogger over at “Hillbuzz” put forth some great points about the re-opening of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
It is best to go to the link and read it all, but here are some highlights:
So, all weekend everyone has been losing their damn minds over Comey’s letter. I’ve read all of the various theories as to what’s going on and I draw the following conclusions:
1. Hillary Clinton has been caught lying, because something on Huma Abedin’s computer is so obviously confidential and not-all0wed-to-be-on-Huma’s-computer that everything Hillary said to the FBI and to Congress is obviously a lie. She will either have to admit gross incompetence or she’ll be proven to be a liar…and something on Huma’s computer will prove this.
2. Huma Abedin needs to go to prison. Do you remember Scooter Libby? So much crazy stuff happens now every day that this feels like it happened in the 1800s, but it was only just 2005 (11 years ago). I had to look up what exactly Libby went to prison for, but it is much less terrible than what Huma Abedin has clearly been up to. Libbey was charged with obstructing justice, lying to the FBI, making false statements to various people, and perjuring himself. This was all about Valerie Plame, the CIA-agent who was the wife of Ambassador Joe Wilson. Her cover was blown and the FBI investigated Libby for being involved in blowing her cover as a way for the Bush Administration to get back at Wilson for speaking out against the Administration’s war plans. The FBI came down hard on Libby and he went to jail. Why the hell isn’t Huma Abedin in handcuffs already?
3. I think James Comey, Loretta Lynch, and others involved in making the investigation go away in July need to go to prison too. So, you let Hillary off the hook when obviously something bad was going on…and it’s so bad that right before a presidential election James Comey pops up again like a whack-a-mole to reignite all of this. So why the hell wasn’t a proper investigation conducted in the first place? What corruptocrats were behind that? All of them need to go to prison. At this point, Donald Trump needs to call for the reopening of Alcatraz to hold all of these high-ranking people who deserve to go to prison.
4. I’m seeing people speculating that the FBI might be completely corrupt and untrustworthy, but that the local police in New York City are still honest and decent enough to have found an angle to bring the Clintons down. Preet Bharara needs to be looked at for the position of Comey’s replacement as FBI Director. Who better to go after everyone in the FBI who is corrupt and went along with James Comey in July? Bharara appears to have been the one who realized that something the NYPD found in Anthony Weiner’s possession contradicted everything that Comey said on July 5th.
What I think they found is something that shows “intent.” Remember how Comey made the bizarre assertion that the FBI could let the Clintons do whatever they wanted and not prosecute them because nothing showed “intent”?
Well, what if Bharara (everyone seems to call him “Preet”) discovered something on Huma’s computers that showed intent? If that was found, then Comey could not ignore it…because Comey made such a big deal about his claim that “intent” was required for prosecution (even though the law did not actually require “intent”).
What I believe happened is that the NYPD turned everything over to Bharara like they were supposed to do. Bharara is not scared of anyone and is pretty much an American hero and a new version of Elliott Ness. Bharara saw that he could easily contradict Comey and I bet he went to the FBI and said that unless they do what they are supposed to do and stop playing politics that Bharara would have his own press conference and bring the FBI down.
I must admit that I had not heard about Preet Bharara before reading Kevin Dujan’s post, so I did a search and found out what type of man he is.
Wow! The man has been actively fighting corruption for most of his career. There were only two minor controversies that he was apparently involved in listed at the Wikipedia site.
A Daily Mail article claims that he was actively investigating the Clinton Foundation.
Numerous articles can be found by doing a search. It appears to me that this man could be considered a hero for doing his job properly and exposing the corruption that needs to be brought into the light of day. It’s nice to read about such a great person, because individuals like him appear to be so rare in the current political cesspool of corruption!
Hat tip: Hillbuzz.org.
Hat tips to all additional links.