Hillary Clinton

Pants suit on fire

Featured image Lying to Charlie Rose isn’t a crime, which is a good thing for Hillary Clinton. If it were, the FBI would have another criminal referral on its hands. Clinton has claimed that FBI director James Comey, in his testimony before a House committee, “clarified” his statement that her handling of top secret information was “extremely careless.” When she made this claim to Rose, he countered, “But he said it was »

Hillary’s First Priority If She Wins? To Shut Up Her Critics

Featured image Hillary Clinton is giving a speech today in which she describes one of her top priorities as president: Hillary Clinton will pledge on Saturday to introduce an amendment to the Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision within the first 30 days of her administration, an aide said Saturday. A reader writes: Global terrorism, coup in Turkey, unrest in USA, cops killed in cold blood by sniper in »

Why We Must Elect Donald Trump

Featured image Some people think that Hillary Clinton, for all her corruption, is at least smarter than Barack Obama. Others observe her ruthlessness toward political opponents and infer that, unlike Obama, she will be a tough defender of American interests. No: for goodness’ sake, the woman has a four-year history as Secretary of State! If there is one thing we know for certain about Hillary, it is that as president she would »

WaPo house conservative: Hillary is the grown-up America needs

Featured image Jennifer Rubin is the author of “Right Turn,” a conservative space in the Washington Post. Some on the right question whether Rubin is a conservative, but I don’t I believe I ever have. I was surprised, therefore, by Rubin’s latest offering. It’s a called (in the print edition) “The need for grown-ups.” The “grown-ups” to whom Rubin refers are Theresa May, who will be Britain’s next prime minister, and Hillary »

David Kendall’s deceitful “Whitewater” op-ed

Featured image Yesterday, the Washington Post published an op-ed by David Kendall, the Clintons’ lawyer, in which he claimed that, although Hillary Clinton was nearly prosecuted in the 1990s, “as a matter of legal and factual analysis” this was “Never. . .a. . .close. . .call. . .at. . .all.” (Obnoxious ellipses in original). Kendall makes this assertion as “one who observed [the 1990s] investigation at every step.” Kendall observed the investigation »

The Clinton factor [updated]

Featured image A knowledgeable reader and “longtime Power Line fan” writes to say that he has enjoyed our coverage of the Hillary email case. He thought we “might be interested in the perspective of someone inside the federal law enforcement community.” He has worked as a federal agent for 20 years and been involved in hundreds of criminal investigations. He has made dozens of arrests and held Top Secret/SCI clearance for a »

The countess is not for turning

Featured image When it comes to a life of crime and the related imperatives, the Countess of Chappaqua is a hard-core offender. Like her husband, she is one tough case. Having skated from the email scandal, she persists in the talking points that FBI Director James Comey destroyed (if he did nothing else) in his statement and testimony this week. Clinton appeared on CNN for a post-Comey interview with Wolf Blitzer on »

Hillary Isn’t Out of the Email Woods

Featured image I am not as outraged as some over the FBI’s failure to recommend criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton, in part because I am glad she is still the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. While Hillary no doubt breathed a sigh of relief at not being indicted, her recklessness in handling national security information will continue to dog her. If you haven’t yet watched Rep. Trey Gowdy’s brief questioning of James Comey »

Experts say Hillary’s email was probably hacked

Featured image According to David Sanger of the New York Times, experts believe that Hillary Clinton’s email account probably was hacked successfully. They also say that James Comey’s statement on the subject suggests he believes this too. Comey chose his words carefully. He said his investigators found no “direct evidence” that Hillary Clinton’s email account had been “successfully hacked.” It’s reasonable to infer that they found circumstantial evidence of successful hacking. Circumstantial »

When everything falls apart, Hillary runs for president

Featured image Fresh off of the FBI director’s statement that she was extremely careless in handling top secret information, Hillary Clinton went to Atlantic City yesterday to attack Donald Trump. Standing in front of a shuttered building with faded letters spelling “Trump Plaza,” Clinton said: “When everything fall apart, people get hurt and Donald gets paid.” There’s a corresponding anti-Clinton speech/photo op to be produced. But it won’t be. Benghazi is too »

Poll: Majority wanted Hillary indicted

Featured image A Rasmussen poll finds that most voters disagree with FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to seek a criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton. The poll, taken the night Comey announced the decision, finds that 37 percent of likely voters agree with the FBI’s decision, but 54 percent disagree and believe the FBI should have sought a criminal indictment. I confess to being surprised by this result. I expected the split »

Mid-Week in Pictures: Special Clinton Edition

Featured image The shocking outcome of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s perfidy demands a special edition of our Week in Pictures. Has there ever been a more sleazy family in politics? Well yes, the Kennedys certainly qualify, but have you noticed that in 50 years none of them has come close to the White House again? For that we can believe in some measure of cosmic justice. In this case? Well, »

Did Comey Want to Prevent President Sanders?

Featured image Princeton’s Robert P. George has an interesting speculation up at the Mirror of Justice site where he contributes from time to time. Here are the key bits of his 10-part chain of reasoning: (9) [Comey] believed an indictment of Hillary Clinton would essentially force her out of the presidential race and that, whatever the pundits may think, as a practical matter the Democratic Party would not have been able to »

Here’s a reasonable prosecutor who would charge Hillary Clinton

Featured image There were several embarrassing moments in James Comey’s statement yesterday. For me the most embarrassing was his claim that no reasonable prosecutor would bring a criminal prosecution against Hillary Clinton. As I noted at the time, Comey made this assertion without matching to facts he had laid out with the statutory language. Dana Milbank, the Clown Prince of the Washington Post, takes the farce one step further. He insists that »

For Hillary, a miss is as good as a mile

Featured image I disagree with the view of John and Roger Simon that James Comey’s statement exonerating Hillary Clinton of criminal wrongdoing will likely sink her bid for the presidency. If this were 30 years ago, it probably would. If the Republicans hadn’t decided to nominate Donald Trump, it probably would. But since the alternatives in this election are Clinton and Trump, I doubt that Comey’s statement will even knock Hillary off »

Can Hillary Survive?

Featured image I don’t disagree with those who are disappointed that FBI Director James Comey more or less re-wrote federal law to avoid criminally prosecuting a leading contender for the presidency, four months before the election. On the other hand, I can’t really say that I blame him. It seems to me that Comey left the judgment on Hillary to be rendered by the American people. And he certainly made it clear »

Restraining our way to lawlessness and unrestrained government

Featured image James Comey’s recommendation not to prosecute Hillary Clinton, even though most of his statement today tended to show she should be prosecuted, reminds me of Chief Justice Roberts’ decision four years ago to uphold Obamacare’s individual mandate on the theory that it imposed a tax, not a penalty. I believe Roberts reached this decision because he didn’t want unelected judges to strike down the will of the legislature on a »