As much as she would like to convince the voters that there is no chance that she will be indicted, Hillary Clinton is still under FBI investigation for her use of a private email server. And according to recent news reports, the Bureau could be looking to interrogate the former secretary of state soon. Already, they have interviewed several of Clinton’s top aides, including Huma Abedin.
The Clinton campaign, President Obama, and the mainstream media all insist that she’s going to be just fine.
But the facts are the facts. This isn’t Benghazi, where Democrats could plausibly argue that she was the victim of a Republican witchhunt. Whereas the bulk of that investigation has been conducted by GOP-led congressional groups, the FBI has no reason to launch a criminal investigation against the likely Democratic nominee unless there is a real possibility that she willfully endangered national security. If anything, the fact that they’re doing this under a Democratic administration proves that the Bureau is bucking – not succumbing to – political pressure.
That doesn’t mean she will be indicted, obviously, but it does undermine claims that this is a right-wing conspiracy theory.
Still, the Clinton campaign continues to insist that she is innocent.
“From the start, Hillary Clinton has offered to answer any questions that would help the Justice Department complete its review, and we hope and expect that anyone else who is asked would do the same,” spokesman Brian Fallon said. “We are confident the review will conclude that nothing inappropriate took place.”
Well, that’s impossible, because it’s already been proven that Clinton acted inappropriately. The only question now is whether or not she acted illegally. And that may or may not be answered when Attorney General Loretta Lynch makes her final decision. We can only be sure of one thing: If she is indicted, her guilt must be astonishingly clear. With Donald Trump having all but clinched the Republican nomination, it will take an O.J. Simpson-esque mountain of evidence for Obama to approve prosecution.
Democrats have been awfully confident over the last week in predicting a Hillary landslide in November, and it’s not clear why. The email investigation is only one of many reasons to think that she’s in trouble.
First of all, Democrat voters are hardly unified; the media can downplay it all they want, but there is a serious contingency of Bernie Sanders voters who will not support Hillary if she’s the nominee.
Second, she’s widely reviled. Trump has that problem as well, but he has a much better shot of turning those unfavorable numbers around.
Third, she’s the epitome of the establishment in a year where voters on both sides are clamoring for change.
Fourth, Trump is unpredictable. As long and controversial as Clinton’s political career has been, she’s never faced anything like this.
Finally, let’s not forget: America has never elected a female president. That’s not to say we couldn’t. That’s not to say we won’t. But if Hillary makes the mistake of letting this election turn into some kind of Women vs. Men thing – or if the media does it for her – she’s going to lose in November. Period.
That’s only the tip of the iceberg. Indictment or no indictment, President Hillary Clinton is far from a sure thing.