Saturday, April 02, 2016

Hillary's Longest Week?

The media is stirring, even the CBC, with speculation over whether Hillary Clinton could be indicted over the long-running email scandal. The issue is whether she broke federal laws in handling confidential or secret information. That sort of thing is taken seriously down Washington way. People go to jail for what appear to be innocuous breaches.

Then again, the higher up you go the lower seem to be your chances of facing a judge in a courtroom. Former top general and ex-CIA director, David Petraeus, is the shining example of that. But for his indiscretions he might be the one vying with Trump for the Republican nomination this time around.

But they do seem to be stirring the pot that Hillary currently finds herself in. They, being the FBI. There were two parallel investigations - the Bureau's and the State Department's - but a day or two ago the FBI asked the State Department to suspend its investigation. Why isn't quite clear.

A while ago I was told that the rumours around Ottawa suggested that, if Hillary was going to be indicted, it would likely come between the 7th and 10th of this month. I got that second hand and passed it along, third hand, here. Not especially reliable but, hey, that kind of info is worth every dime you paid for it.

These are messy times for the Republicans with the Clown Prince leading the pack and everyone else covering their mouths to endorse his rival, Ted Cruz. It would be fantasmagorical for the Democrats to also be thrown into disarray. Would an indictment swing the super delegates and the nomination to Bernie. Would the Dems come up with a "fill-in" candidate? Anyone's guess.


John's aghast said...

If Hillary is truly troubled, she could always move to BC. I hear they don't have any problem with e-mails. In fact, they don't even use them. And there doesn't seem to be any problem with nefarious behavior. Just sayin'.

ThinkingManNeil said...

And then there's this...

The Mound of Sound said...

I don't know, TMN. Do you really think the GOP could pull that off without triggering a revolt? There's an awful lot of volatility surging through today's American electorate. The House "appointing" a president to rule over the country might just smack too much of a coronation and you know how the Americans feel about monarchy.