Hillary Clinton's Own Cover-Up Cost Her the Election

The Greeks would have loved Hillary Clinton's life. So would any era before our own where virtue was rewarded, vice was punished and evil made for its own undoing.

If you can reach back into the mists of time and spin, one of Hillary's Tonya-like excuses for losing the election was the Comey letter. That was the letter informing Congress about the emails that had been found on Weiner's laptop. (Before the Democrats wanted Trump removed for firing Comey, they were howling for Comey's head. But we were always at war with Eastasia.

The Democrats howled for Comey's head. And it was an unusual move. Why did Comey decide that a public statement was needed? It appears that we now know the answer. Comey had to go public because a top FBI figure had tried to cover up the emails. And the investigation had already been tainted.

 At issue, the Post says, is how McCabe handled the emails that were found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, during an unrelated FBI investigation. Agents in the FBI's office in New York reportedly told McCabe about the existence of the emails on Weiner's computer in "late September or early October," the Postreports, or roughly three to four weeks before then-FBI Director James Comey wrote a letter to Congress revealing the findings.

Some FBI officials apparently believe McCabe intentionally sat on the email revelation in an effort to delay investigating them until after the election. The new emails prompted Comey to reopen the investigation via the letter to Congress, only to close it again soon after because they were determined to contain no new information. Eleven days after Comey sent his letter, Donald Trump was elected president.

McCabe may have been trying to protect Hillary, but his actions had the opposite result. The scandal blew up much closer to the election. And while it didn't account for Hillary's defeat, it certainly didn't help.