A Clinton Probe Would Be Bad For Donald Trump

A Hillary Clinton investigation may make conservatives​ happy, but it would set a precedent that could lead to Donald Trump's ruin.

A lot of my conservative friends are eager for a probe of Hillary Clinton. Convinced of Roy Moore's innocence and Hillary Clinton's guilt, they are of the opinion that a special prosecutor must be appointed at all costs.

In principle I agree. But we are deluding ourselves to think that a special prosecutor would really do anything against the Clintons. They may now be out of power, but those two know how to play the persecution card better than anyone else. Go after the Clintons with a special prosecutor and watch them rebound just now as they are starting to exit public life altogether.

The bigger problem, though, is the one for President Trump. You all may be convinced the Clintons are guilty of something, but the Democrats are just as convinced Donald Trump, his whole family, and his business are guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. If President Trump's Administration launches an inquiry against Hillary Clinton, the left, the media, and half the country would view it as partisan and political, not as a good faith enforcement of American law.

It would thereby set a precedent for the next President who would have every right to then explore the left's grievances against President Trump, the Trump family, the Trump organization, etc. It'd still be within the statute of limitations. And President Trump would have ceded the ground.

Now I know there are some of you thinking "damn the torpedos, full speed ahead," but the bag of hurt you would be opening far outweighs any crime Hillary Clinton might have committed. Yes, some people who commit crimes do get away with it. And sometimes you have to let people who commit crimes get away with those crimes because the dangers of pursuing them far outweigh the crime.

It'd be great to see Hillary Clinton in jail. But it'd be really terrible to then see subsequent administrations routinely getting special prosecutors to destroy their political enemies. And no matter how much you think she deserves it, the country does not deserve to go through anything like what that would then cause.

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MarkBerwind
MarkBerwind

Well, from my observations, those nevertrumpers love to rest on principles, or at least, they claim to. If that is the case, then they should be all for investigating Hillary, or any other crook in DC or out. If Trump decides to tell Sessions to designate a special prosecutor, which is something Congress has already made their desires known, Trump must not be as worried about being caught up, since Mueller obviously is looking for dirt on Trump, and not Hillary, where the evidence seems to be leading. You can't have it both ways, and I think will end up in favor of that special prosecutor. I want this stuff to end, also, but let's tell them to stick to a principled, constitutionally desired way of cleaning the corruption out of the federal government. I'm not worried about where this all ends. I would love to see Lady Justice shine, once again.

econNerd
econNerd

Anyone know a good site/post that keeps tabs on the evidence against the Clintons?

dsherrill
dsherrill

Eric, News flash! This is what is going on now with the current so-called "Russian probe." There will be no rock not turned over by Mueller and his "team." If some transgression can be found about President Trump, his family, his business or any other entity or action associated with President Trump, Mueller's ilk is hell bent on finding it. I assure you this group is seizing the opportunity to destroy President Trump now in order to protect the status quo of all that can be rightly defined as "the swamp." No, the right thing to do is to carefully investigate the Clintons and bring them to justice for the decades of crimes and indiscretions that have followed and defined them.

Bear8
Bear8

Why conduct another investigation; dig out the previous ones, turn it over to a prosecutor and file charges! After getting past the first hurdle, further investigation may be in order for the most recent uranium issue. No previous charges have been filed nor a trial; therefore, no double-jeopardy issue. If a reasonable prosecutor refuses to file charges; a further investigation would be a waste of time.

zscores
zscores

Your Logic escapes us. The Clinton crime family may exact retribution in the future and so we shouldn't prosecute them? Are you in support of crime?