Victor Hanson’s Tribune perspective, “The progressive boomerang,” is merely about ideology and ego, not honest analysis. Here are two examples:
“Comey leaked his own memo.”
By using the term “leaked,” Hanson implies some sort of wrongdoing or illegal activity. Comey specifically made his memos unclassified. Several law professors have affirmed that there are no laws prohibiting Comey from sharing unclassified information about conversations he had with Trump.
“Comey wrongly dismissed Hillary Clinton’s email problems because of a lack of criminal intent.”
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This is the exact opposite of what Comey said. During his Senate testimony, Comey reaffirmed what he has said for almost a year now: Her email setup may have been careless, but there wasn’t enough of a case to pursue criminal prosecution.
“I considered whether I should call for the appointment of a special counsel and decided that would be an unfair thing to do because I knew there was no case there,” Comey said. He also said, “We had investigated it very, very thoroughly. I know this is a subject of passionate disagreement but I knew there was no case there.”
Let’s call out Mr. Hanson for what he is: an academic with a tilt toward intellectual dishonesty.
Jill Stegman, Atascadero