With the Clintons it ain’t over till it’s over or actually it ain’t never over.
Hillary Clinton could be facing her Waterloo, or should I say Watergate? (I don’t really think so, though).
In what is being called the October surprise of all surprises, the FBI director has stunned everyone and essentially re-opened the email investigation concerning Mrs. Clinton that he previously said was closed after determining that no responsible prosecutor would go to prosecution with it.
To me it seems he might be trying to cover himself or make up for what Republicans have charged was a decision not to prosecute with a bias for Mrs. Clinton and the current Democratic administration.
And it was embarrassing that the U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, had a secret meeting with Mrs. Clinton just before the FBI director announced he would not seek prosecution. Apparently the director and the attorney general do not see eye to eye.
Reports are that the attorney general objected to the public announcement that Mrs. Clinton’s case would be re-opened or at least re-considered.
But the big question is what difference will this make on the election. Most people have long made up their minds. Many have already cast their ballots in early voting. I have.
And then there is the question as far as I am concerned, just what was the crime Mrs. Clinton supposedly committed, other than poor judgment? She has fessed up to poor judgment. And that is no light matter. She is running for President. But are we saying that her opponent has better judgment? Have not seen any evidence of that.
Yes, I know. There is speculation that some classified information may have been compromised. But that is only speculation. Also, just what was this so secret information? Was it our secret nuclear plans or was it the daily lunch menu at the Pentagon? The government is classified crazy and actually classifies stuff as secret information after the fact, that is after the information has already been made public.
My hunch is Mrs. Clinton will win by a landslide, but the emails could still come back to haunt her.
Oh, yeah, another bad thing is that thousands of the unsecure emails have been hacked and released and show a politician saying one thing and doing another or telling one group one thing and telling others something else. Unfortunately, that is the way politics works. But that way of doing business is in danger what with nothing being secret for long in the age of the world-wide web and social media and hacking. Wait till mind-readng technology comes to the fore.
And back to the re-emergence of the email investigation.
While I don’t agree with Donald Trump that this is worse than Watergate (not yet anyway), it could play out like Watergate.
Richard Nixon won his second term in a landslide even after the Watergate scandal broke out, but that scandal eventually forced him to become the first president ever to resign his office.
Could this happen to Hillary? I doubt it, but she does seem to have bad luck.