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.