Inspector General Michael Horowitz's 568-page report on the IRS handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation left little doubt that our nation has a two-tier justice system and that the deep state is alive and well. We have a double standard: there is one system for the elite, such as Clinton - and another for the rest of us.
To the credit of the inspector general's office the report was thorough and carefully documented. Among the many facts the IG report revealed was that in August of 2016, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, emailed agent Peter Strzok, about GOP candidate Donald Trump: "He's not ever going to become president, right? Right?!" Strzok replied, "No. No he won't. We'll stop it." Strzok was the lead investigator in the Clinton email investigation.
We already knew about Clinton's use of an illicit private email server while at the State Department, and about the willful destruction of her server and phones while they were subpoenaed by investigators. Also, we can all recall the surreal press conference of July 2016, when FBI Director James Comey exonerated Clinton's actions stating that they were "extremely careless" but not "grossly negligent."
Therefore, according to Comey, and defying all logic and common sense, he claimed no prosecutor would recommend prosecution. Still later we learned that Clinton's exoneration was prepared six weeks before she was even questioned by the FBI. In other words - the fix was in.
This country deserves more. How about a Justice Department that we can all believe lives up to its name? Thinking Americans were hoping that common sense would prevail and that the DOJ Inspector General's report would recommend equal justice - that the lawbreakers within the FBI, and Clinton herself, would be held accountable for their obvious crimes. But no, the fix is still in.
Tom Hammerel, Bismarck