Much Ado About Nothing – HRC’s Email Dust-Up

HillaryContrary to what we’ve read and heard in the news for months upon months, Hillary Clinton does not have a legal problem.

Really.   She hasn’t been charged with any crime.  Much has been made in the media (they love to do that to keep us all in a state of suspense) about some future interview (maybe) with the head of the FBI regarding her (alleged) use of a private email server while she was Mr. Obama’s Secretary of State.  Big deal.

Blah blah blah blah blah.  It’s all smoke in our faces, loves.

The head of the FBI has no more power to elicit a confession or inculpatory statement from Mrs. Clinton than any Special Agent in one of his field offices.  He can’t threaten, cajole or coerce her to talk with him.  He’s just a cop.  He can’t ask her any more questions than she allows him to ask – if she decides to talk with him.  My money and twenty-plus years in law enforcement say say she’ll  refuse to do that.  She doesn’t have to talk with any law enforcement official about anything.

And if she decides not to sit down with the big cahuna of the FBI, the press corps can jump up and down all its wants to.  They can all wave their arms about.  They can yell and scream.  The media can run story after story about what it all means that HRC didn’t consent to being grilled (fat chance that would happen anyway) by the head of the FBI (or by anyone who carries a badge).  All those stories will do is to draw attention from other things that are going on.  And they will divert time and energy away from emergent situations – like the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who continue to flood into the nation.

The HRC email headlines won’t mean a darned thing.

So, let’s talk about an indictment.  An indictment requires that a federal grand jury be convened to investigate the problem.  That would require Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s approval – which means that Barack Hussein Obama would also have to approve.  Who knows what he’s thinking?    He’s Lynch’s boss.  A grand jury could take months, or years, to complete its investigation and sift through the mountain of evidence which heretofore has been gathered by the FBI.

Oh, yes, loves, a grand jury investigation could go on for along, long time.  Then, after all the God knows how many witnesses have testified, or invoked their 5th Amendment rights to remain silent whichever the case may be, the grand jury would take a vote to return a True Bill or a No True Bill.  A True Bill would mean an indictment, which is only an accusation of wrongdoing, ladies and gentlemen  A No True Bill would mean no indictment and no accusation.

Now, the news people could stand outside the courthouse and try to interview the witnesses who have testified, hoping for a morsel of salacious stuff to print or broadcast.  But grand jury proceedings are conducted in strict secrecy and there would definitely be some legal consequences for any person who should breach that wall of silence required of all witnesses.

So, look here.  Get comfortable and relax, no matter what you see on FaceBook, hear on talk radio, or watch on your television about Hillary Clinton’s growing legal problem.  She doesn’t have any legal problems.  Not yet.  Not until she’s arrested on probable cause with a warrant (don’t make me laugh) or indicted by a grand jury (fat chance).

She’s a lawyer.  She knows the law.  She doesn’t have to confess to any crime.  And she won’t.  This isn’t Perry Mason.  It’s the American criminal justice system and the American political process.

Meanwhile the media can remain in their frantic state of hysteria over this HRC email thing.  It means nothing.

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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