Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned. aka The Saturday Night Massacre. We know how that turned out for Nixon.
Obama can’t interject himself into a legal investigation. Firing two inspectors general to protect a political ally would be disastrous.
I need a better source than Yahoo to get excited. Let’s see today’s stories… “Banks feel cheated by brilliant home payoff plan”…“New US Currency Law now in effect”… “The newest Obamacare fail: penalties of $36,500 per worker”
Graffiti on the men’s room wall has more gravitas than yahoo news.
As a Democrat I have conflicted feelings. On the one hand, I’d hate to see meaningful evidence that any high-profile Democrat broke the law, intentionally or otherwise. But on the other hand, I’ve never cared for Hillary and don’t think she’d be a particularly good candidate so I kind of hope something will level the playing field for the Democratic nomination.
I think you may want to give him longer than 3 1/2 hours. Especially when his last post in this thread was at 7:59. Some people do have day jobs and schedules (note: I’m not suggesting that you don’t, nor am I trying to speak for anyone, other than speculation).
I’ve said before, as a liberal Democrat (much to the chagrin of my older brother, most of the people he associates with, and the general population of my state of residence, Kentucky) that assuming Clinton gets the nod, the only person who could beat Hillary IS Hillary.
WSJ is now reporting that, after inspecting 40 out of 30,000 emails, the “Inspector General of the Intelligence Community” found 4 that contained information that was classified at the time it was sent.
Yup. The media (NYT inclusive) is desperate to whip up something as news. Maybe waiting until stories are verified and fully clarified would make better journalistic practice but hey this way brought more clicks!
No question in my mind that the private server bit was a bad judgement call that remains bad judgement despite the fact that other SOSs have done it and that it was legal. Right now it seems like there is no clear evidence that anything classified went out that was classified when it went out but damn it seems like doing it that way is creating a circumstance in which such mistakes are more likely to occur.
As the old joke goes, just because she is a bit paranoid does not mean that there are not many forces, including mainstream media ones, out to get her. They are. And this whole thing was still a judgement mistake. Not a huge big deal one, but so far the worst anyone’s got.
There comes a point where an unbiased criminal inquiry is the only way to proceed. Justice and confidence in our leaders supersedes politics. Certainly future leaders too. What happens if the Dem nominee is embroiled in a criminal investigation during the general election? It’s unprecedented.
I don’t think we’re there yet. But this seems significant. source NYT linked earlier