Monday, July 04, 2016
There Will Be No Indictment And There Shouldn't Be One
But to the dismay of right-wingers and some Sanders die-hards, there will be no indictment of Hillary Clinton (or anyone else). These people have vainly been clinging to the hope Clinton would be indicted, buoyed by poor coverage by the media (who have been reporting the possibility of an indictment).
I can understand why the right-wingers have been hoping for an indictment. They are terrified of their candidate running against her in the general election. And I can understand why the Sanders die-hards have wished for it. It is the only hope their candidate has had for many weeks.
But the media should be ashamed of itself. It should be because they have know all along that Clinton was not being investigated for any wrongdoing or illegal activity. The FBI has said they are not investigating her. They are investigating whether the e-mails and the private server could have been hacked (and U.S. secrets exposed).
The fact is that it was not against federal law for Clinton to use a private server, and it was not against Obama administration rules either. Those rules were imposed after Clinton resigned her position as Secretary of State. Clinton did nothing wrong -- and that's why there will be no indictment.