Andrew Napolitano has written an article at Reason.com that’s a pretty thorough round-up of Hillary Clinton’s no good, very bad week (at tip The New Americana). I read through it and felt certain that my theory from the other day is spot-on. Trust me on this one. The DNC will not let Hillary drag them down in defeat this November. No way in hell. And if this FBI investigation keeps going the way it’s going, they will see Hillary as a major impediment to retaining the White House.
From Napolitano’s article:
Mrs. Clinton has not been confronted publicly and asked for an explanation of her thoughts about the confluence of these events, but she has been asked if the FBI has reached out to her. It may seem counter-intuitive, but in white collar criminal cases, the FBI gives the targets of its investigations an opportunity to come in and explain why the target should not be indicted.
This is treacherous ground for any target, even a smart lawyer like Mrs. Clinton. She does not know what the feds know about her. She faces a damned-if-she-does and damned-if-she-doesn’t choice here.
Any lie and any materially misleading statement — and she is prone to both — made to the FBI can form the basis for an independent criminal charge against her. This is the environment that trapped Martha Stewart. Hence the standard practice among experienced counsel is to decline interviews by the folks investigating their clients.
But Mrs. Clinton is no ordinary client. She is running for president. She lies frequently. We know this because, when asked if the FBI has reached out to her for an interview, she told reporters that neither she nor her campaign had heard from the FBI; but she couldn’t wait to talk to the agents.
That is a mouthful, and the FBI knows it. First, the FBI does not come calling upon her campaign or even upon her. The Department of Justice prosecutors will call upon her lawyers — and that has already been done, and Mrs. Clinton knows it. So her statements about the FBI not calling her or the campaign were profoundly misleading, and the FBI knows that.
Mrs. Clinton’s folks are preparing for the worst. They have leaked nonsense from “U.S. officials” that the feds have found no intent to commit espionage on the part of Mrs. Clinton. Too bad these officials — political appointees, no doubt — skipped or failed Criminal Law 101. The government need not prove intent for either espionage or for lying to federal agents.
It gets even worse for Hillary. Over the last several months she and her team have claimed that the FBI is not investigating anyone, but simply conducting a “Security Review.” Hillary has beat that dead horse bloody in virtually every interview and debate where the subject of the FBI investigation has come up.
Then yesterday, FBI Director James Comey pointed out that he has no earthly idea what a security review is.
Yeah, the FBI doesn’t conduct security reviews. They conduct investigations.
Ouch. That’s gonna sting.
For all of the caterwauling that the nominee should be chosen by “the will of the people,” the fact is, the political party chooses their nominee; the voters elect delegates. If the Democrat Party even thinks for a moment that Hillary Clinton will crash and burn in November, they will not permit her to be the nominee. If they have even an inkling that Hillary could find herself not only facing charges of espionage, but also perjury, they will jettison her. They will not let her drag them down in November.
As Napolitano points out, the FBI is circling like a pack of wolves. Between the questioning of Hillary’s five closest advisors and the information from international hacker Guccifer that reveals that Hillary’s private server was in fact hacked by the Russians, and now Comey’s assertion that this is a criminal investigation, Hillary’s fast becoming a serious liability to the Democrat Party keeping the White House in 2016.
If their hopes of sailing to victory in the General Election are weighed down by Hillary Clinton and all her baggage, they’ll drop her over the side in order to stay afloat. I just know it.
Winning at all costs is all that matters to the Democrat Party. They will not risk defeat just because Hillary is desperate to achieve her dream of being the first woman President.
That just isn’t going to happen.
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