Even writers at the Huffington Post are strongly suggesting Hillary Clinton consider dropping out of the presidential contest to save the Democratic Party the embarrassment and political train wreck of her potential indictment. The Huff Post cites the latest Bloomberg Poll in which Bernie Sanders has pulled slightly ahead of Clinton.
While momentum has clearly turned in Sanders’ favor, Clinton already has the Superdelegates in her purse, in what many call the mostly undemocratic Democratic Party primaries. In a Huff-Post article published Monday, the writer wrings his proverbial hands over the politically explosive investigation over Mrs. Clinton’s handling of national security via using a computer server in her basement to transmit and receive classified and top-secret information. The Post reminds that separate FBI interviews of Clinton and her top aides to gain critical information to determine who knew what and when is now underway. Huff Post writers say Clinton has the “monopoly on controversy” while Sanders has the monopoly on “political momentum”.
The formal interviews could pit Clinton’s underlings against her or each other as each vies for immunity or similar deals to avoid prosecution. A year ago, Clinton said she merely wanted to use her private email set up for her own convenience and never used it to transmit or receive classified information. Straight away FBI investigators determined that to be false and that even top-secret information had gone out on the Internet via Clinton’s homebrew server that she kept in a basement.
However, it has been learned since that Mrs. Clinton lobbied state department officials and government security agencies to allow her and her aides to use their off-grid blackberries. Allegedly, Secretary of State officials and others involved did not realize Mrs. Clinton had already begun using unsecured devices without their knowing. Clinton continues to argue that she did nothing wrong and had no idea any of the information that she handled on her blackberry was classified. It’s not clear why Clinton thought using her private email account for receiving and transmitting all of her State Department communications would not entail handling classified information. Clinton did not even use an official State Department email address to conduct everyday government business.
Meanwhile, the nonprofit Judicial Watch organization is suing the Obama administration for hiding multiple Clinton draft indictment documents from a 1990s scandal over the Madison Savings and Loans bank default. Clinton, who had done work for the bank as a Rose Law Firm attorney, could not find pertinent billing records sought by federal investigators until just after the statute of limitations ran out on the case. So far, Mrs. Clinton has been impervious to everything from the way she handled “bimbo eruptions” for her husband, the Whitewater real estate scandal to the growing email scandal that now threatens her campaign for the presidency.
One writer at the Huffington Post on Monday cited A Los Angeles Times article titled, “Clinton email probe enters new phase as FBI interviews loom”, as one reason why her campaign is “stuck in political quicksand”. Neither of the publishers are friendly to the Republican Party and it is uncommon to see such disunity between them regarding a front-running Democratic Party candidate. Both papers generally endorse Democratic Party candidates at the national level.
Nevertheless, both publishers would seem to be frantically bailing water from the Democratic Party’s leaky campaign vessel at a furious pace. “At what point will establishment Democrats admit this fiasco is horrible for a general election?” poses the Huff-Post writer today. “When federal prosecutors are interviewing your candidate for president, even Donald Trump has a good chance at the White House,” he adds.