HOTAIR — How much longer is James Comey of the FBI going to be investigating Hillary Clinton and, more to the point, is she going to be charged with anything or what? That’s the exact question being asked by Charles Gasparino at the New York Post this week and he’s been talking to some folks who at least have an inkling of the likely answers. It’s clearly been a long and laborious task to gather all the relevant information, but surely it’s got to be coming to an end soon. So what happens next? Gasparino reports that some of the FBI’s agents have been talking out of school and the word on the street is that Comey’s hands may be tied and he’s not happy about it.
FBI chief James Comey and his investigators are increasingly certain that presidential nominee Hillary Clinton violated laws in handling classified government information through her private email server, career agents say.
Some expect him to push for charges, but he faces a formidable obstacle: the political types in the Obama White House who view a Clinton presidency as a third Obama term.
With that, agents have been spreading the word, largely through associates in the private sector, that their boss is getting stonewalled, despite uncovering compelling evidence that Clinton broke the law.
I’ve expressed my own skepticism here in the past over the question of whether this case would ever see the light of day beyond the investigation phase and the reasons are pretty much in line with what’s being expressed by the agents who are willing to talk. How will that sit with Comey? He’s a guy who has previously shown that he’s not afraid of cooking up some sacred cows when the law has been broken. But he’s facing a daunting mountain to climb if he wants to take on the Clintons, and what would happen if his recommendations are ignored? Rumor has it that he might just walk away.