Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

WASHINGTON – Analyzing the announcement by FBI Director James Comey not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton in her email scandal, talk-radio megastar Rush Limbaugh said it “sounds very similar to what Chief Justice John Roberts did with Obamacare.”

Roberts famously rewrote the Obamacare law to find it constitutional, and former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy reacted to the Comey announcement with an article titled, “FBI rewrites federal law to let Hillary off the hook.”

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McCarthy said Comey made a major mistake in letting Clinton escape charges just because he found no sign of her intent to break the law.

FBI Director James Comey

FBI Director James Comey

As WND reported, McCarthy asserted that was irrelevant because the applicable law does not mention intent.

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“The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence,” wrote the legal scholar.

Discussing the article on his show on Tuesday, Limbaugh said, just as Comey was accused of rewriting the law, it reminded him of when Roberts rewrote Obamacare.

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In making the comparison, Limbaugh noted, as did McCarthy, that Comey followed one statute that cited intent, but ignored one that did not.

“It’s taking the intent statute that does require intent, moving it over to the area in which she has transgressed and applying it where Congress doesn’t,” he noted.

That’s when Limbaugh observed, “This strangely sounds very similar to what Chief Justice John Roberts did with Obamacare.”

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy

“So he (Comey) rewrote it in a sense,” concluded Limbaugh. “And it sounds eerily similar here to where they looked and looked and looked and tried to do everything they could to avoid charging her for what she did.”

Limbaugh illustrated McCarthy’s theme that intent was irrelevant by deadpanning, “Let me know the next time any of you are ever charged with a crime are allowed to skate on it because you didn’t know, or you didn’t intend to do what you did. Let me know how that works for you.”

But Limbaugh went further and even questioned Clinton’s intent, noting, “Comey said that she was sending out top secret emails that were both marked and unmarked. How can you not know? How can you be so ignorant? Is this a defense? Well, in Hillary’s case, yeah.”

He added, “But, for crying out loud, how can somebody eminently qualified to be secretary of state not know what she’s doing? Is that gonna be the defense?

“Oh, the fact is that she did send classified does data, but she didn’t mean to! That makes it OK; that makes it all better.”

Limbaugh suggested this was not the end of Clinton’s email saga because, “This case is not over in the political sense.”

Indeed, the scathing comments concerning Comey and Clinton made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as reported by WND, suggest the email scandal will stay in the headlines through the campaign.

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