- - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It’s high time we sought some grounded perspective on the James Comey situation. Per the omnibus clause of 18 U.S.C. 1503, “whoever corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense).” It has been crystal-clear and inarguable that Hillary Clinton and many members of her team committed multiple crimes of obstruction of justice relating to her email server and other matters. And what about the airplane meeting of Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch just one week before Mr. Comey’s July 5 press conference?

Few, if any, of our vaunted mainstream-media members seemed to care about any of this. Yet now this same media is uncontrollably salivating at the possibility that President Trump might have said something to Mr. Comey that could be interpreted by a very liberal definition of the statute to be obstruction of justice.

I am sickened by this incredible change in our news reporting, where fake news and bias to the extreme overwhelm real news, all with the combined intent of destroying our president and driving him from office. Why? Because he committed the unforgivable crime of defeating Hillary last November.

BOB SEGAL

Burke, Va.

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