White House petition to release FBI records surpasses 50,000 signatures

A petition asking the Trump Administration to order the FBI to release records related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation surpassed 50,000 signatures this week, more than half the number of signatures needed to compel an official response from the White House.

Another petition launched this morning requests the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Mrs. Clinton and the FBI. As most of you already know, Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham released a letter last week claiming that former FBI Director James Comey decided to bury the case against Mrs. Clinton months before the key witnesses (including Mrs. Clinton) were interviewed.

At this point, the FBI cannot be trusted to investigate itself or Mrs. Clinton. Of greater significance, however, is the fact that the nation’s premiere law enforcement agency has been tarnished by evidence of lawlessness at the top. If the FBI is to be trusted again, there must be an independent investigation.

That said, for more than a year we’ve had overwhelming evidence that Mrs. Clinton destroyed evidence, broke national security laws, and gave false testimony under oath. Nobody should be above the law, regardless of whether he or she is a Republican or a Democrat, a Bush or a Clinton, a plumber or a Presidential candidate. The issue here is not Democrats vs. Republicans, but the powerful vs. the peons. … Read more