Wednesday, July 6, 2016
What's My Take On The FBI Decision To Not Indict Hillary Clinton On How She Used Her Private Email Server
WNU Editor: When I first starting posting this story .... 2 or 3 years ago .... I felt that Hillary Clinton was in trouble. I have posted more than enough stories over the years on intelligence officials who mishandling of sensitive documents (with no ill intent) .... and who were then faced with the full might of the U.S. government that usually resulted in prosecution and jail time. I thought the same may happen here .... but as we now know it did not. The reason why is simple .... as the story evolved .... Hillary Clinton's case became political .... doubly so when she announced that she was going to run for the Presidency. It then became an exercise on how she was going to handle it .... and more to the point .... how the FBI and the Justice Department were going to proceed. As I had mentioned in a post last week .... when reports that she was going to be interviewed by the FBI were leaked out .... and after Bill Clinton met with the Attorney General on an airport tarmac .... I said that there was no way a Democrat administration was going to indict a Democrat Presidential nominee .... it was just not going to happen. That is why I was not surprised by the statement from the FBI Director that he was not going to proceed with the investigation ....using the convenient excuse that there was "no intent" on the part of Hillary Clinton to break the law. "No intent" .... "I had no intention of speeding officer" .... let's see how far that goes when you get pulled over by the police. But while she has escaped prosecution .... it has damaged her politically. The FBI ripped apart her cover story and her explanations on why she had a private server in the first place .... the question that needs to be answered is ....will the voters remember on election day in November.
So what are my final thoughts .... it is easy to blame/accuse/and vilify Hillary Clinton/Democrats for what happened today .... just as it easy for the opposite side to blame/accuse/and vilify Republicans for what they have done in the past when they were in power. But this ignores what is to me the bigger story .... and that is how the U.S. political system and the media that covers them has become utterly corrupt. It is astounding to me that in just one generation the political elites in the U.S. have taken over the political process to not only enrich themselves, but to protect each other regardless of their party affiliation ... and to levels that were incomprehensible to even contemplate in the 1990s. I am not a fan of Donald Trump .... but he more than anyone else in this election cycle has highlighted how corrupt the system has become .... and he should know .... he exploited the system to protect his business interests and to grow.
As to what will be the impact from all of this negative news on the U.S. Presidential election cycle .... I must confess that I am not sure. In any normal election we would not have the Republican establishment go after their Presidential nominee in the manner that they have with Donald Trump .... even having Republican Speaker Paul Ryan accuse Donald Trump on Tuesday of being anti-Semitic (while ignoring the fact that it was Donald Trump who pushed Palm Beach clubs to admit Jews and Blacks in the 1990s). But while Donald Trump is in trouble with the Republican Party, all is not rosy for the Democrats either. Even though the Democrat establishment is united, there are still many Bernie Sanders supporters who are not happy. On top of that .... Hillary Clinton is not an inspiring candidate .... far from it .... and she carries a lot of baggage that i am sure that many American voters do not want to endure for the next 4 years.
My prediction .... even though Donald Trump is getting better on the campaign trail .... the establishment is 100% against him .... a troublesome development because he needs them to win. Hillary Clinton has the support of the establishment .... and more to the point .... their money. With this FBI investigation now over, this has become her election to lose.