Things look like they’re going swimmingly with the FBI investigation.
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) May 31, 2016
Well, that’s true, unless the FBI gets a grand jury to subpoena her, right?
Meanwhile, Pagliano is taking the Fifth Amendment in the civil Judicial Watch deposition. The FBI has already given him immunity. He doesn’t have to say anything to anyone else. It’s strongly implying something illegal happened, if he’s invoking his right against self-incrimination.
Last week Guccifer changed his plea for a number of charges to guilty in exchange for his cooperation with the government. The details on which investigations he’s helping with are secret.
Meanwhile, Clinton ran to California to campaign hard. Why? She mathematically won weeks ago, right? All she has to do is wait for the convention for those superdelegates to push her over the top. She already has a significant lead in regular delegates.
These stories in context to what is known about when and how the private email server was set up, that the server was shutdown because of a hacker attack and the emails discussing them were not included in the ones Clinton turned over the FBI (and presumably recovered from elsewhere, and the hacker attack was not reported to the proper authorities, it’s looking a lot like Clinton could be indicted. Never mind the mishandling of classified documents or the even more damning scenario that Clinton’s State Department was coordinating with the Clinton Foundation.
Clinton knows what’s happening. She’s not even running for herself anymore. She’s doing her best to delegitimize any claim Sanders has on the nomination. Clinton is trying to build a last stand for the Democratic establishment to hold power. Whether it’s her VP pick or someone else parachuted in as an actual nominee at the convention, the Democratic establishment does not want Sanders.
I just reached the bit in Thomas Frank’s book that explains in just how lame Obama’s efforts to reform really were, how Obama has been pretending to have his hands tied for years. It’s obvious Obama is full of shit about his hands being tied, that he’s doing the best as humanly possibly with an obstructionist Congress. However years of listening to Tea Party extremists cause me to excuse Obama more than he deserves. Frank immediately jumps into how the antitrust laws are still on the books. There’s nothing Congress could have done to stop the executive branch from enforcing existing laws that are currently being ignored. It’s a truth I’ve known for years, but Frank’s words kicked me in the head about Sanders. Bernie really could walk into office and attempt to break up the banks without anyone else cooperating.
Clinton might be doomed, but she’s more concerned about Sanders disrupting business than Trump destroying the nation.