Thursday, May 26, 2016

Can Hillary Survive the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy?

What to make of the State Department Office of Inspector General’s report on emailgate:
"The OIG found no evidence that the Secretary requested or obtained guidance or approval to conduct official business via a personal email account on her private server."

"At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department's policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act."
The thing to consider is just who Hillary was hiding her emails from. Was it Freedom of Information requests from the public? Was it Congress? Or was it her frenemies in the Obama administration including people they embedded into her own State Department? Yes, the true victim in the email scandal is Hillary's far left frenemies.

No surprise in a contested Democratic primary that some in the Obama administration still hope to tilt the nomination to Bernie. Here's the end game: Run Hillary down in the next two weeks in the hopes that Bernie does very well in California and the other states voting in the primaries on June 7. If Bernie can close the gap enough to take the fight to the super delegates, the next step might be to indict Hillary in mid-June, after it's too late to substitute a replacement centrist in the final primaries. That's the threat. Getting the indictment may take more guts then they actually have.

It's a nice little political squeeze play, because if Hillary gets past it she builds up further immunities and resistance to attacks on the private email server issue, so it doesn't necessarily throw the election to Trump. At the same time, Republicans are quite willing to play along as co-conspirators. And there's full deniability if it doesn't work out. At worst, the blame goes on the Bern.

Consider this alternative history of the Monica Lewinsky scandal: The far left was wary of the deals Bill Clinton might cut with Republicans in Congress after the 1994 Congressional elections and longed for Vice President Al Gore to become President in his stead. So they found a young woman who was fresh out of a long-running affair with her former Beverly Hills High School drama instructor that began or continued during her college years in Portland, Oregon. They put her in a White House internship and let nature take its course. Then they moved her to a new job at the Pentagon next to a gossipy Republican. When the gossip got back to Ken Starr, the Republican independent counsel already investigating Bill Clinton, he went to the Attorney General Janet Reno and got secret permission to expand his investigation and entrap the President into perjuring himself.

Nowhere else in the history of Attorney Generals has one authorized a secret entrapment of the Attorney's General's own boss, the President, without leaking the secret to the President. That's proof Janet Reno was in on the conspiracy. When Hillary Clinton called the Lewinsky scandal a "vast right wing conspiracy" she was half right. But I suspect she always knew that in truth it was a vast left wing conspiracy. And perhaps it wasn't even that vast, it might have required only 2 or 3 people. Now she must face down another one.