Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Hillary: No Indictment
So, according to the FBI, Hillary Clinton will not be indicted on any charges related to the email controversy.
The usual whiners on the right are claiming "the fix was in." And the"nasty, loud, thin-skinned fraud," Trump, had another one of his toddler meltdowns over the decision, showing the country and the world how unfit for the presidency he is.
I wasn't surprised with the decision. William Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts and U.S. Attorney under George H.W. Bush, and present Libertarian Gary Johnson's running mate, predicted there would be no indictment coming because he saw nothing criminal in the charges. According to Weld, there has to be criminal intent, and there wasn't in Hillary's case. Bad judgement, yes. Sloppiness, yes. But no criminal intent.
If we were to indict and jail every politician for bad judgement and sloppiness, we'd have a former president (George W. Bush) and vice president (Dick Cheney) serving time -- in addition to many other Republicans and Democrats who've made mistakes that have cost this country in lives and treasure.
The professional Hillary Haters, who have been looking for ways to send her to prison for years, were devastated by the FBI's finding and went on their blogs and news sites second guessing the decision, claiming justice was not served.
All of which reminds one of how the Democrats felt during L'Affair Plame. The Democrats went berserk over what they considered a huge miscarriage of justice. The Republicans? Not so much. It wasn't their ox being gored.
Will this hurt Hillary come this fall? I don't think so. Voters who can accept a scoundrel like Donald J. Trump, who has the worst record of any candidate for lying to the public, can accept the fact that his rival for the presidency was strongly reprimanded by the FBI for her poor judgement and carelessness.
That's the way it is in this election cycle, 2016.
PM Carpenter pretty much agrees with P.E.
Meanwhile, the Bloviating Baboon tells America what a great terrorist killer Saddam Hussein was, completely oblivious to the fact that Saddam was a sponsor of state terrorism. He actually paid the families of terrorists when their children blew themselves up in the service of terrorism. But the Idiot Trump doesn't care about facts, he plays to the ignorance of his supporters, and they reward him with cheers -- a veritable Stupid Fest.