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Sanders Supporters Hope FBI Will Eliminate Hillary Clinton From the Race

Sanders Supporters Hope FBI Will Eliminate Hillary Clinton From the Race

A civil war is brewing inside the Democrat Party.

Supporters of Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hopes the FBI swoops in and takes out front runner Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server.

An inspector general report found that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke State Department rules when she opted to use a private email server for work. The FBI has an open investigation against Clinton, which has puzzled some supporters of Sanders like Julie Crowell:

Like many of Mr. Sanders’s supporters, Ms. Crowell, 37, said she hoped that Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state would eventually yield an indictment, and she described it as the kind of transgression that would disqualify another politician seeking high office.

“She should be removed,” said Ms. Crowell, of Tustin, Calif., who attended a Sanders rally here on Tuesday and said she planned to vote for a third-party candidate if Mr. Sanders failed to overtake Mrs. Clinton and capture the Democratic nomination. “I don’t know why she’s not already being told, ‘You can’t run because you’re being investigated.’ I don’t know how that’s not a thing.”

It appears the Democrat Party has its own problems bringing together supporters of each candidate. Many Sanders supporters hold Crowell’s sentiment and will not vote for Clinton if she wins the nomination:

Polls show that an increasing number of Sanders supporters say they will not vote for Mrs. Clinton in November’s general election. It’s a position not unlike that held by many of her supporters in 2008 before they eventually rallied around Barack Obama. And while Mr. Sanders has said he will do all he can to defeat Donald J. Trump, the level of vitriol for Mrs. Clinton coursing through Mr. Sanders’s audiences lately — where “Bernie or Bust” signs are commonplace and the mention of his rival prompts boos or shouts of insults like “corporate puppet” — suggests that party unity might be even more difficult to achieve this time. Sanders supporters have also begun to protest at Mrs. Clinton’s events with signs that read, “Where are Hillary’s emails?”

Some even would not mind Trump over Clinton:

Victor Vizcarra, 48, of Los Angeles, said he would much prefer Mr. Trump to Mrs. Clinton. Though he said he disagreed with some of Mr. Trump’s policies, Mr. Vizcarra said he had watched “The Apprentice” and expected that a Trump presidency would be more exciting than a “boring” Clinton administration.

“A dark side of me wants to see what happens if Trump is in,” said Mr. Vizcarra, who works in information technology. “There is going to be some kind of change, and even if it’s like a Nazi-type change. People are so drama-filled. They want to see stuff like that happen. It’s like reality TV. You don’t want to just see everybody be happy with each other. You want to see someone fighting somebody.”

Sanders has avoided attacking his opponent over her emails, instead concentrating on her connections with Wall Street and trade deals. However, it does not mean he has completely forgotten or pushed aside the email fiasco. In March, Professor Jacobson mentioned that her opponent Bernie Sanders has chosen to stay in the race because of the emails:

What is Bernie’s strategy to win? Or in 2016 parlance, what is his “lane” to victory?

I don’t see how he does it. But he has enough money to hang on to the convention, and if he can obtain close to 40% of the vote, he has a credible argument that he should be the nominee if Hillary is indicted or the FBI at least makes a criminal referral to the Justice Department. In either of those scenarios, there will be pressure for the convention to hand the nomination to Joe Biden or someone similar.

But with Bernie sitting there with a large chunk of elected delegates and popular vote, the Democratic establishment will have a hard time pushing him aside.

On May 23, FBI agents said they are close to finishing their investigation. They interviewed her top aide Huma Abedin, but have not sat down with Clinton:

The FBI’s standard practice is to save questioning the person at the center of an investigation for last, once it has gathered available facts from others.

“With a person like Secretary Clinton, the FBI probably assumes they are going to get one chance to interview her, not only because she is a prominent person but because she is very busy right now with the presidential campaign,” said David Deitch, a former Justice Department prosecutor. “It makes sense they would defer interviewing her until late in their investigation.”

Throughout her campaign, Clinton has said she did not break any rules:

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“Sanders Supporters Hope FBI Will Eliminate Hillary Clinton From the Race”

Ha! It’s not just Sanders supporters who hope this! 🙂

It works out better for the Obamas if the DOJ indicts Hillary after the convention.

With the primary race over, the usual suspects will run a mini-convention and put up the ticket of Biden/Warren 2016. The Obamas have the the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation sidelined, while Obama For-ks America goes after their donors.

    malclave in reply to Neo. | May 27, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    It would never happen, but I would really enjoy if Hillary was indicted after being nominated AND it’s too late to get her off the ticket in critical states.

    Paul in reply to Neo. | May 27, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I think you’re onto something there… the Obamas may indeed have their eyes on the hundreds of millions of blind-prog donations that could come to them instead of to the Clintons. Don’t you just know that Moochelle will have a hard time of things when she can’t take $5mm vacations on the public tab every few months?

    pablo panadero in reply to Neo. | May 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    It’s no Biden. It will be Michelle Obama as the nominee.

      Free State Paul in reply to pablo panadero. | May 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      I agree. The real evil mastermind in the White House is Valerie Jarrett. Getting Michelle elected gives Jarrett another 8 years in power to finish destroying America.

      Another frightening possibility was suggested by blogger Ann Barnhardt several years ago: Now that Barack is ending his usefulness to the cabal that pulls his puppet strings, they assassinate him in a false-flag operation that pins the blame on some right-wing patsy. Michelle vows to carry on Barack’s legacy and wins in a landslide.

President Trump will be the inadvertent consequence of concerted efforts over many years by the leadership of both parties. The fecklessness of Republican leadership, the paranoia of Hillary Clinton and the (failed) socialism of Bernie Sanders will result in a roll of the dice for America.

We are at the point where we have an individual that doesn’t seem to be able to utter a sentence with out it being a lie.

What does that tell us about her fitness to be the leader of our nation?

What does it tell us, as a nation, we have some one like that still running for the position of the leader of the nation?

davidfarrar | May 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm

“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke State Department rules when she opted to use a private email server for work.”

Is “Breaking State Department rules” the same thing as breaking the law?

stevewhitemd | May 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

If the right-wing Pub billionaires really wanted to help out, they’d slip the Green Party some money. If Bernie goes down and doesn’t get the Democratic nomination, get the Greens to nominate him (that’s legal and gets Bernie on the ballot despite the ‘sore-loser’ laws). If Bernie says no, fund the Green nominee anyway and buy ads aimed at getting Bernie supporters to forsake Hilarity and go Green.

Think of it as Operation Chaos with a larger palette 🙂

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