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Our Long National Non-Nightmare May Be Over.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Our Long National Non-Nightmare May Be Over....

We're in big trouble, Comrades.

Our Great White Pantsuited Hope to retain the White House (never mind that Bernie distraction, that's just to puff up our radical cred at the Convention) is about to be indicted for Benghazi. Or Emailgate. Or deflating "The Football" while she was First Lady. Or something.

I heard it on Hannity, so it must be true.   Google "Hillary indictment" and you'll see it on all the reputable media sources: Newsmax, Breitbart, Townhall, the Daily Caller.  Plus Twitchy, that 140-lack-of-character cesspool populated by fans of Ann "My Name Anagrams to A Loner _ _ _ _" Coulter.

Also, the substitute nutjob shill on the local noise machine this afternoon.  Here's his theory: a Texas grand jury, tasked with finding criminal conduct in the Planned Parenthood eBaby body parts scandal, actually found some: not on the part of the agency, but on the part of the anti-abortion activists who doctored the videos. They're going down, because the investigation

did find that laws were broken — just not by the clinic itself.

Instead, the grand jury indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the videos, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, for tampering with government evidence, which is a felony offense. Daleiden was also indicted for the illegal purchase and sale of human organs, which is a misdemeanor.

So, our local pundit posits: if a couple of right-to-life-until-birth extremists can be indicted for tampering with government evidence, Hils is dead meat because of all the tampering she did.

Not that the Republican House actually got her to admit anything in eleven hours of testimony, but they haven't brought out the thumbscrews yet.

Best of all, this is all Obama's doing, because he hates the Clintons so much.  So much that he named the Missus to the highest office in his cabinet, accepted their endorsements and support, and secretly wants Trump to win because that'll bring out the proletarian revolt during the centennial of 1917!  It's his Justice Department that's gonna do the indicting, and that'll clear the way for Biden, or Bloomberg, or Beelzebub, or maybe for Barry himself to just refuse to leave next January.

If you can't tell from the sarcasm dripping over the margins, I'm not believing a word of this- but I do see an out in the event the spin gets out of hand.  After seven-plus years of demonization by the right and even much of his own party, and with not much to stop him from doing just about anything now, I could easily see Obama getting just pissed off enough to do the one thing that is guaranteed to piss off every single political apparatchik in both parties:

He could pardon Hillary.

As we know from The Book of Nixon, you don't have to be convicted, or even indicted or charged, for a presidential pardon to stop the criminal justice wheels in their tracks:

In 1866, the Supreme Court ruled in Ex parte Garland that the pardon power "extends to every offence known to the law, and may be exercised at any time after its commission, either before legal proceedings are taken, or during their pendency, or after conviction and judgment." (In that case, a former Confederate senator successfully petitioned the court to uphold a pardon that prevented him from being disbarred.) Generally speaking, once an act has been committed, the president can issue a pardon at any time—regardless of whether charges have even been filed.

Can't you just see the talking heads exploding?  Sure, they'd try to make political hay out of it, but if phrased the right way- ending this political witchhuntery, looking ahead rather than back, saving the nation the expense of more trials and tribunals- Obama could probably sell it.

If he wanted to seem really magnanimous, and piss off his both bases even more, he could simultaneously issue pardons to Bush, Cheney and Rumfeld for their Iraq-era war crimes.

It'll never happen. But wouldn't you like to have the U.S. Capitol popcorn franchise if it did?

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bill_sheehan From: bill_sheehan Date: January 26th, 2016 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Pardoning Secretary Clinton all but guarantees a Sanders nomination. It would be proof positive that the White House was part of the conspiracy to cover up Benghazi emails about Whitewater.
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