The Washington Post ran an op-ed written by 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Wednesday, in which she said special counsel Robert Mueller’s report “documented a serious crime against Americans.” She called upon Congress to treat it like another Watergate and investigate further.
She should have considered the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true.”
Clinton argued that the Mueller report confirmed that “our election was corrupted, our democracy assaulted, our sovereignty and security violated” in 2016.
Assuming that’s true, she ignores that Barack Obama was president during this period — not Donald Trump.
“Nobody but Americans should be able to decide America’s future,” she continued. “And, unless he’s held accountable, the president may show even more disregard for the laws of the land and the obligations of his office.”
Fox News contributor and Independent Women’s Voice senior fellow Lisa Boothe thought the article had to have been a spoof.
“Is this a parody?” she asked. “What a freaking joke. Hillary Clinton faced a criminal investigation, lied repeatedly about it, set up a private server to avoid scrutiny, used BleachBit to permanently destroy emails, and her team destroyed phones with hammers.”
Much of the destruction of evidence occurred while everyone was under subpoena to preserve those records.
Clinton also admitted to deleting 33,000 emails, which she claimed were personal in nature, dealing with yoga routines and her daughter’s wedding.
Those activities amount to concealing and destroying evidence while she was the subject of an FBI criminal investigation — the very definition of obstruction of justice.
But the events that led up to the Mueller investigation are what are on point — events put into play by the Clinton team and the Democratic National Committee.
Both former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledge that the Clinton machine and the DNC conspired to rig the process to steal the presidential nomination from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and hand it to Clinton.
Afterwards, Clinton and the DNC commissioned what became known as the Steele dossier, working through the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which employed Nellie Ohr, the wife of then-associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr.
The dossier, prepared by former British MI6 officer Christopher Steele, alleged that the Trump campaign and Russian operatives colluded to rig the 2016 presidential election.
Earlier this year Steele admitted to using unverified, uncorroborated, and unvetted information from “random individuals” to prepare the dossier. Nellie Ohr confirmed that she met with Steele while working at Fusion GPS.
"My understanding was that Chris Steele was hoping that Bruce would put in a word with the FBI to follow-up on the information in some way," she said.
It worked. The document was repeatedly used to secure search warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court to spy on the Trump campaign.
In short, if collusion or obstruction existed, it was solely through the efforts of the Clinton team — not the Trump camp. And Clinton’s continued desire to make herself relevant could take other members of the Obama administration down with her.
On Tuesday, the day before the Clinton op-ed ran, The Daily Mail reported yet another reason she may want to keep everything under wraps. One of the redacted sections of the Mueller report was allegedly a claim that Russia had tapes of Bill Clinton's phone sex with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Clinton lost an election after rigging the nomination and then cheating by feeding false criminal allegations to both the FBI and to friendly news outlets.
She acknowledges that “obviously, this is personal for me, and some may say that I’m not the right messenger.”
While Clinton obviously can’t let it go even after more than two years, the American people have had enough. CNN reported earlier this month that 54 percent of voters want Congress to move on; only 39 percent want Congress to continue investigating.
And a continued Congressional investigation will ultimately lead right back to Clinton.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports - Click Here.
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