Bob Woodward Softballs Hillary’s Email Problem

This is one of the two reporters who latched onto Richard Nixon’s cover-up of the Watergate Hotel burglary and rode the horse until Nixon resigned.

He stumbles over his words here, as though searching for a delicate, inoffensive way to deal with the gravity of this twisted mystery, and rather reluctantly tells us that the Hillary Clinton email story “has to go on a long, long time and the answers are probably not going to be pretty.” (Perhaps until after she’s elected President?  Ah, yes.  What a fine mess that would put us in.)

Indeed.  As a retired cop who obtained a few search and arrest warrants, it’s beyond amazing to me how long it takes in Washington, D.C. to gather up pretty basic forensic evidence, such as documents, recordings of phone calls and emails – even when it’s been subpoenaed.  The wrangling and fighting can go on for months – even years.  But, then again, Washington, D.C. is one of the most corrupt cities in the world.  The delay in turning over such material is nothing more than (legal?) obstruction of the search for truth.  Documents say what they say.  Emails say what they say.  Recordings say what they say.

I’m not worried in the least over how all of this email stuff will turn out.  Hillary Clinton remains the Democrats’ front runner for the presidential nomination in 2016.  She apparently still has her top secret clearance and is sticking to her story that there was really not much of material importance in her private email server that should concern anyone.  Her private business is her private business – right?  Further, any hollering, jumping up and down, and arm-waving about her silly email server is nothing more than the usual partisan politics.

So, shall we all just wait and see what happens?

You want my prediction?

Hillary Clinton will survive all this partisan fussing about her emails and she’ll be the Democrats’ 2016 nominee.  If the Repubs nominate Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio,  Jonn Kasich, or a reasonable facsimile thereof (read that:  any open-borders RINO who knows little to nothing about Islam and the jihad movement), she’ll be the next President.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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