FBI's Director Comey wasn’t joking about Hillary playing with matches

During his press conference yesterday, Donald Trump was making note of FBI director Comey’s conclusions regarding the FBI investigation into Hillary’s personal server when he added this statement:

Russia, if you’re listening… I hope you’re able to find the thirty thousand emails that are missing.

The liberal media went totally ballistic over Trump’s statement, and their response can be best summed up by what David Gregory said:

You know, I've run out of words to express my shock in how, uh, completely beyond the pale that Donald Trump is as a potential leader of the Free World, the commander-in-chief of our country.  This was truly beyond the pale.  I mean, he is encouraging Russia which, by all accounts, was behind a leak of our major – uh, one of our major political parties – uh, to do more, to go beyond, to try to hack into, uh, Hillary Clinton's server to find missing emails, to kind of get in the middle of the scandal.  It's as if, you know, eh, this is a child, eh, playing with matches who doesn't understand how badly he and the country can get burned.  It's a very serious thing.

What’s ironic about David Gregory’s comment is that his premise and conclusions actually fit better with Hillary’s server scandal than Trump’s off-the-cuff statement.

In fact, Mr. Gregory’s remark is basically a summation of FBI director Comey’s statement regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal server and Director Comey’s subsequent remarks made before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

If you heard or read Director Comey’s statement regarding the FBI investigation and saw the congressional hearing or read the transcripts of Comey’s remarks before the congressional committee, you’d come to the following conclusions:

1. That Director Comey was “shocked” by Secretary Clinton’s disregard for the security of highly confidential government secrets.

2. That Director Comey implied that Secretary Clinton’s incompetence was “beyond the pale” for a sitting secretary of state, who should have known better.

3. That Director Comey surmised that Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” with the safety and security of all Americans during her tenure as secretary of state.

4. That Director Comey did not recommend an indictment of Secretary Clinton because she was “acting like a child playing with matches” who doesn’t understand how badly she and the country could get burned.  Basically, Director Comey said what Secretary Clinton did while she was secretary of state was a very “serious thing” – no joking! 

Just whose actions are “beyond the pale”?

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