What does the new FBI probe say about the effectiveness of the FBI?

Hillary Clinton for America

This is hardly a good day for conservatives in America.

Conservatives should not rejoice over the resumption of the federal criminal probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s alleged mishandling of classified emails, purportedly due to the discovery of new and previously unexamined emails.

The subject of the probe reveals a carelessness which should shock Americans, and our leaders’ vulnerability. Most of all, the probe itself validates the erosion of Americans’ trust in the competence and judgment of our elected and appointed leaders.

For a nation which prides itself on being exceptional, the exception to the rule of tyranny and autocracy on this planet (and what’s inaccurately called American exceptionalism), this investigation threatens to confirm our mediocrity and moral infirmity and debase our standing in the eyes of our allies and, crucially, our enemies and detractors.

On the domestic front, Hillary may be weakened by this development and Donald Trump may receive a desperate last-week transfusion. An unacceptable-to-conservatives candidate being hit by another seriously flawed and equally unacceptable candidate.

But what’s missing here is the triumph of any conservative ideas. At most, what we see is the result of too much government overreach, too much bureaucracy and perhaps too much overcriminalization of bad judgment.

Stupid is not criminal, not even when committed by our opponents. Conservatives should never rejoice when they stand to benefit by an opponent’s risking losing his or her liberty. We are better than this.

Eric Dixon

Eric Dixon is a conservative lawyer, campaign strategist and blockchain technology innovator. He has been an election lawyer and delegate candidate for the presidential campaigns of Ted Cruz and Steve Forbes, and has successfully represented media organizations including National Review in lawsuits against the government. A Yale Law School graduate, Mr. Dixon is headquartered out of New York and represents companies, entrepreneurs and investors on financing, corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues. Mr. Dixon is also a former radio talk show host, think tank research director and has completed thirteen marathons.

  1. While I agree in part with your summation, I am retired Law Enforcement and I understand just how hard it is to get information from involved parties without the direct influence of and control by the POTUS.

    Hillary and Barrack are not stupid, the both hold the key to taking each other down, this is why there is a firewall protecting both of them.

    An independent prosecutor should of been created years ago, but our gutless House has seen this did not happen.

  2. you know, I agree with you the FBI and the republican leaders are a joke! How can you investigate something for over one year and the say case closed and 11 days before the election say you are going to reopen it because of the incompetence of the FBI direction and/or his staff – CASE CLOSED get over it!

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