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But because Clinton is the Democratic nominee for president and the incumbent in the White House, Barack Obama, is an ends-always-justifies-the-means leftist who is desperate to preserve his liberal legacy, the Department of Justice, led by attorney general Loretta Lynch, hampered the FBI investigation of Clinton and her email server. For instance, no grand jury was impaneled, which makes issuing subpoenas very difficult.
But James Comey, the FBI director, reopened the investigation after emails pertinent to that investigation were found on laptop shared by longtime Clintonista Huma Abedin and her estranged husband, Anthony "Carlos Danger" Weiner.
So justice may still be served.
But when I was a child I learned, perhaps incorrectly, that no person, even a president, was above the law. After the "smoking gun" Watergate tape was released, it was clear that Richard M. Nixon obstructed justice. Impeachment and removal from office became a certainty--so Nixon resigned. Immediately after his swearing in, Gerald R. Ford, his successor, said, "My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over." It was revived a bit after Ford pardoned Nixon a month later, but while "Tricky Dicky" was never prosecuted, his reputation was destroyed.
Unlike now, most national governments were dictatorships in 1974, so response from outside the United States was dominated by befuddlement. The Soviets never understood it. To them it was as if Nixon was toppled because he forgot to pay a parking ticket. I remember a Middle Eastern politician exclaiming, "He's gone? And there were no tanks outside of the White House?"
Yes, Nixon was gone--and there were no tanks. That's because America was a great nation in 1974--no man and no woman was above the law. My teachers told me so as did my parents.
I'm not so sure that is the case in 2016.
This I do know--it's time to Make America Great Again.