Attorney Gen. Loretta Lynch's decision to follow the recommendations of FBI Director James Comey and government investigators on whether or not to indict Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server removes her "safety net," conservative political pundit Dick Morris said Friday
"It really effectively removes the safety net that Hillary had under her like a circus performer walking on a high tightrope, they fall off, they're caught by the net," Morris, author of the newly released book "Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary"
said in a video shortly after Lynch explained her decision on the charges
in an interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
"The net was, if the FBI recommended an indictment, the Justice Department could refuse to do that or could reduce the charges, just like what happened with [former CIA Director David] Petraeus," Morris continued.
"The FBI investigated him for doing much less than Hillary did, slipping a couple of documents to his biographer, the woman he was involved with. And the FBI recommended a felony indictment, but [Eric] Holder was at that time the AG, knocked it back to a misdemeanor indictment. Now that's not going to happen. Now it's what the FBI does."
Lynch's decision comes amid a firestorm of criticism prompted by her meeting in private with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's husband, former President Bill Clinton, aboard her plane at a Phoenix airport.
Morris suggested that to understand the magnitude of the case the FBI has against Clinton, and why she should be indicted, to get and read his new book.
"It came out this week and it soared way up to the top of the charts on Amazon and I'm grateful because I really want people to understand that," said Morris. "She clearly put her own political needs ahead of America's security needs. She had a server she could fit in a bathtub and that was all that stood between the Russians and the Chinese and our top secrets."
Clinton used the private server, Morris said, so the press could not see what was in her emails under the Freedom of Information Act. Further, the public learned, through a deposition Clinton aide Huma Abedin did, that when they traveled abroad, they spoke frequently on their BlackBerry phones.
"And Hillary, in her own book 'Hard Choices,' admits that she was briefed and told by the State Department not to use her BlackBerry in any foreign country, because it makes eavesdropping a cinch," said Morris. "When you have a BlackBerry and it's off, even in your pocket, you can hear everything that is going on around you."
And in Clinton's case, the BlackBerry "contained all of her top secret files of the State Department," said Morris, and he does not see how the FBI can avoid recommending an indictment against her.
"If she is indicted, the way that plays out politically I think that even if she tries to stay in the race, I think the superdelegates will not vote for her," said Morris. "They'll force her to a second ballot. Hillary does not have enough legally bound delegates to get the nomination. She needs to add to them 200 to 300 superdelegates who are able to switch on a dime, and they will probably vote against her and it will go to a second ballot and at that point anything can happen and Sanders can get it or Biden or Kerry could come in."
Morris is author of the new book "Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary"
(Humanix) with Eileen McGann, out this week and available at both Barnes and Noble
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