It’s a tough time to be Hillary Clinton.
After a lifetime of hanging on to a philandering husband’s coattails as he strode into the White House, then being rejected in her own first bid for the presidency in 2008, she finally has some street cred as secretary of state running again for the White House, and then those darn FBI folks get on her case.
Her case being the case of her home-brew email server and the alleged sieve-like approach she took to handling sensitive and classified materials.
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The revelations about her emails have been piling up for months as the State Department has dripped out copies of her messages as slowly as possible despite court orders to release new batches every 30 days. The State Department just on Friday asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to delay the final release by a month.
State claimed that it mistakenly overlooked an additional 7,200 pages of emails and that employees would have a hard time meeting the deadline because it’s snowing.
Well, it is snowing on the East Coast this week, that part is true.
According to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, the FBI is ready to pounce on Clinton with an indictment. Further, he told Newsmax, if Attorney General Loretta Lynch doesn’t follow the FBI recommendation, some investigators say they are prepared to go public as whistleblowers.
“One way or another either she’s going to be indicted and that process begins, or we try her in the public eye with her campaign. One way or another she’s going to have to face these charges,” DeLay said.
Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon in one breath denied that the email allegations were taking a toll on the candidate’s campaign, then in the next breath accused Republicans of using the email scandal to damage her chances.
Who buys into this stuff, really?
“I think that Republicans are continuing to try to trumpet up and resurface these allegations for the purposes of hurting her campaign,” Fallon said last week.
He went further and accused Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III of coordinating with Republicans to hurt Clinton.
“I think that he put two Republican senators up to sending him a letter so that he would have an excuse to resurface the same allegations he made back in the summer that have been discredited,” Fallon said. Fallon was referring to a letter sent by McCullough on January 14 to congressional committee chairs about the email investigation.
Yeah, that “vast Right-wing conspiracy” that follows the Clintons around and causes all of Hillary’s problems has always been a real bear.
“She has been through the wringer in terms of Republicans targeting her,” Fallon added.
Somebody cue the violins.