Recently, a jaw-dropping “October Surprise” fell into the laps of all Americans — FBI Director James Comey wrote to members of Congress revealing that his agency was reviewing more emails related to Hillary Clinton. Voters — and even pundits — were gobsmacked.

What did it mean? Didn’t Comey just recently refuse to punish Hillary for her wrongdoings? What had the FBI found to warrant this sort of interference in a United States presidential election? What about all the people who had “early voted?” Should the Democrats replace their top-of-the-ticket with someone who isn’t under criminal investigation?
When it was revealed that the emails were found after examining disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer, the entire political world let out a collective sigh. It was the “most 2016 moment” of 2016. Of course, this crazy political season would end up here … in a strange combination of sex, corruption, and lunacy. Sunday, of course, Comey announced that he stood by his original conclusion. No prosecution awaited Hillary Clinton.

This doesn’t do much for the “rule of law,” a concept which has been waning in recent years. Powerful politicians have been breaking the law with impunity for years. With the Wisconsin Doe investigations, the Texas attacks on Ken Paxton, the IRS attacks on conservatives, and many others, the law has been weaponized against non-elected citizens and politicians who challenge the existing power structure.

The FBI’s investigation of Clinton hasn’t been an exercise in excellence either.

Hillary’s email issues have been swept under the rug from the start. Servers were “bleached,” devices destroyed with hammers, lies told to the American people.

Then, Attorney General Loretta Lynch met secretly in a jet on a tarmac with former President Bill Clinton while Hillary was under investigation by the FBI. Comey shortly thereafter set forth a perfect legal case against her, ticking off every statutory element of the crimes committed. Then, in the next breath, he recommended no prosecution.

There are a multitude of examples of individuals prosecuted by the federal government for much smaller infractions. Hillary Clinton was not prosecuted because she is a prominent, national figure, running for the presidency and her party controls the legal apparatus.

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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