The main thing standing between Hillary Clinton and a jail cell is Barack Obama.
If President Obama were to have a Special Prosecutor appointed – as well he should – to thoroughly investigate the scandals surrounding Mrs. Clinton’s State Department emails and the Clinton Foundation, that investigation would uncover more than monumentally bad judgment. It is a near certainty that criminal activity would be found as well.
The Democrat currently best positioned to protect Barack Obama’s political legacy is Hillary Clinton. If she were to become the 45th President of the United States, she would be not only inclined, but obligated – in exchange for Mr. Obama’s protection – to do all she could to continue the American decline that he has gotten so far under way.
These two Democrat power-mongers are not fond of each other. But for now, poised atop the liberal food chain, they need each other. Theirs is a decrepit alliance, born of a common lust for self-aggrandizement, a shared need for self-preservation, and a mutual disregard for the rule of law.
An FBI investigation moves forward, and a firestorm is on the verge of igniting, one that could devastate Democrats, who would in turn blame Mrs. Clinton for her monumentally, historically bad judgment and actions. The Obama Administration may no longer be looking for a way to protect Mrs. Clinton, but rather, for a way to protect the President. To shore up the firewall between him and a scandal set to consume those sucked into it.
What of the President to whom Secretary of State Clinton reported, and who stood by, perhaps knowingly, while she acted so as to compromise not only her political future, but America’s national security?
Three updates. First, there’s this, regarding Mr. Obama’s glaring conflict of interest in Mrs. Clinton’s email scandal. Second, there’s this, about a scandal ever-widening. And there’s this, regarding the cadre of Clinton colleagues whose lives and careers the former Secretary of State seems perfectly willing to have compromised.
(This column, originally published as two installments in August 2015, contains updates, noted above, to reference intervening events.)Follow @PolitiQuick