Letters to the Editor

FBI chief failed to do job

Criticism of FBI Director James Comey’s decision to give Hillary Clinton a pass is justified. The role of the FBI is to gather facts and present those facts to a prosecutor. The prosecutor then decides whether to seek an indictment before a grand jury, not Comey. Additionally, Comey likely exceeded his authority by taking it upon himself to decide that the statute Clinton violated might be determined to be unconstitutional by a judge or court, at some later date. That is not his concern.

Unfortunately, Comey is just another member of the Washington elite who feels an obligation to protect the politically well-connected rather than protecting this nation. His decision is yet another reason that the average American’s confidence in government is sinking faster than a heavy rock thrown into a shallow pond.

Dale Henley

Lexington

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