What a crushing disappointment for Hillary’s bashers that the FBI’s investigation into her emails resulted in no more finding of wrongdoing than that for which she’s already apologized. For the rest of us, this means we’re one huge, proud step closer to the nation’s first woman president.
FBI director James Comey has recommended no charges; Attorney General Loretta Lynch has already said “that she would accept whatever recommendations career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director made about whether to bring charges in the case.” Hillary, the FBI has concluded, was “careless,” resulting in mistakes she has already acknowledged.
Her detractors have been left with nothing but the spin – misrepresentations of what investigators concluded; recycled (and discredited) talking points about Hillary’s honesty and integrity; and partisan attacks on Comey, whom conservatives respected until he did a thorough investigation that didn’t yield the results they wanted.
This investigation has concluded in the same way that investigations of Hillary always do: No evidence of any intent of wrongdoing. That is not to say she has never made a mistake; of course she has, as do we all. But as Comey said explicitly, there was zero evidence of “clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice.”
The facts are simply not on the side of her detractors, and so all they’ve got is the same thing they’ve always got: Spin and insinuation and smears.
That strategy hasn’t worked to stop Hillary for three decades. It’s not going to work now.
And when you hear the inevitable bluster and indignation and nefarious intimation in the media, remember the truth about Hillary: She learns from her mistakes. The takeaway for her from this investigation will be a dedication to ensuring a Hillary Clinton administration will have the best electronic security the best the nation’s ever known.
All the rest will fall into the rearview mirror.
President Obama will join her on the campaign trail; she will continue to speak directly to voters about breaking down the barriers that keep us from fulfilling our maximum potential; and she will stand as a competent and esteemed statesperson in stark contrast to her Republican opponent.
She will continue to be the best candidate. None of the noise about her emails can undercut that.
We are one step closer to electing our first woman president. And I, for one, could not be more pleased.