Salon Writer: Hillary Should Probably be Indicted

Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning and found this article from a Salon writer basically saying that the FBI needs to hurry up and indict Hillary. Now granted, the guy who wrote this article is an admitted Bernie Sanders supporter, and from the casual amount of attention I have been paying to the Democratic primary, I gather that things are getting nastier between Hillary and Bernie, not nicer.

All that being said, I was more or less under the impression that most Democrats – including the hardcore Bernie supporters – were of the opinion that attacking Hillary on the email business was really just throwing fuel on an exclusively right-wing fire. Turns out, not so much:

Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate for president not linked to an FBI investigation. This used to mean something in American politics, but those days are gone. Today, I’m viewed as delusional, by the same people who think smart politics and qualifications entail endless scandals, poor decision-making on everything from major foreign policy decisions to Wall Street speeches, and ongoing FBI investigations. In truth, the only delusion is believing that a candidate at risk of DOJ indictments, and facing political repercussions even without these indictments, would make a great president.

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At the end of the day, Americans everywhere will realize that the rule of law applies to Hillary Clinton, and that honesty and integrity will propel Bernie Sanders to the presidency. The FBI’s reputation is at stake, both globally and at home, and I explain why in this YouTube segment. James Comey and the agents who’ve devoted endless hours to Clinton’s email investigation will soon disclose their findings to the American people; to think nothing will result from this year-long probe is naive. Remember, the FBI doesn’t give parking tickets.

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Again, two people on opposite ends of the political spectrum, who are experts on classified intelligence, state the same thing pertaining to the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s emails.

Yes, America needs Bernie Sanders to stay in the race. Vermont’s Senator will win the Democratic nomination, primarily because his competitor can’t even type an email without scandal. It will be interesting to see the nationwide media frenzy once this story hits.

Here’s the interesting part of this, to me: what if this becomes the dominant viewpoint, just among Bernie Sanders’ already-sizeable voting bloc? Can the Obama administration really refuse to indict Clinton if virtually all Republicans, a majority of independents, and almost half of all Democrats think she ought to be indicted?

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