Boy, we’ve certainly come a long way from the days where Hillary Clinton’s email scandal could be waved away as a “vast right wing conspiracy.” With every passing day, the evidence of wrongdoing grows more incontrovertible. And though the Clinton campaign continues to insist that all of this is nothing more than political theater, even Hillary die-hards are beginning to realize that their candidate is in serious trouble.
For those who believe this is, at most, a minor regulatory infraction, the news that Clinton aide Bryan Pagliano will plead the Fifth must be confusing. Pagliano was a Clinton campaign staffer in 2008, and he reportedly helped the secretary of state set up her now-infamous private email server in Chappaqua. He’s been subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Homeland Security Committee. But according to his lawyer, Congress shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for his testimony.
“While we understand that Mr. Pagliano’s response to this subpoena may be controversial in the current political environment, we hope that the members of the Select Committee will respect our client’s right to invoke the protections of the Constitution,” wrote his lawyer, Mark MacDougall.
Noted imbecile Elijah Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the Benghazi committee, was quick to come to Pagliano’s defense. “Although multiple legal experts agree there is no evidence of criminal activity, it is certainly understandable that this witness’ attorneys advised him to asset his Fifth Amendment rights, especially given the onslaught of wild and unsubstantiated accusations by Republican presidential candidates, members of Congress and others based on false leaks about the investigation,” said Cummings.
Oh, right, that is understandable. Why wouldn’t someone with no criminal activity to hide take the Fifth? Makes perfect sense. If you don’t see it, try knocking back a shot or two of something stiff. Rinse and repeat until you either black out or come around to the Democrat Way of Thinking. Honestly, you should hope for the former.
Millions of Americans are understandably eager to see the first female president within their lifetimes. Barack Obama’s election was a historic moment for a country that considered black people something less than human a very short time ago. Unfortunately, that moment was tainted by the individual himself. We’ll never again have the chance to elect the first black president, but we do have the chance to get it right when we elect the first woman. Let’s make sure she is a person of honor, integrity, and character; a woman who can push history in the right direction. What a shame if the first female president was as lackluster and disgraceful as Hillary Clinton.
Women can do better, the Democrats can do better, and America can do better.