It’s official: Hillary Clinton is definitely going to prison.
For the past year, Bernie’s misguided supporters have been obsessed with non-issues like Hillary’s “secret speeches” to Goldman Sachs (uhh why would she record her own speech? use your heads) and multimillion dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation from violent dictators and banks. These are all minor distractions from the real scandal, which has gotten virtually no attention from the media: Hillary’s criminal use of an illegal email server during her time as Secretary of State.
I’ve been a veteran Clinton-watcher for 30 years. I have covered every single scandal Bill and Hill have been involved in, from Whitewater to Benghazi. Many of these controversies turned out to be bunk. For instance, when Clinton staffers removed the “W”‘s from White House keyboards before George W. Bush’s inauguration, it was actually a security measure against a computer virus going around (I did the same thing to my Gateway). And when Bill ordered cruise missile strikes on a pharmaceutical plant that provided medicine to 50% of impoverished Sudan, it was because they were manufacturing counterfeit Viagra.
So I have the experience to say that this email scandal will absolutely definitely be the end of the Clintons.
See, what people concentrate on with the emails is the boring, tawdry, and frivolous stuff. Things like taking giant donations from Saudi Arabia while stating in emails that they’re “the biggest sponsors of terror in the world” (sorry, that’s Bernie Sanders). Things like pushing for fracking in Mexico (yawn).
The stuff that sends Hillary to jail is buried deep. It’s the dark emails to Sidney Blumenthal that only real reporters can read. Smash that perjury button.
People are so focused on fake conspiracies that they’ve sidestepped probable admissions of the “Arkansas murder list” to Blumenthal, either in salvaged emails or deleted ones. There’s no telling what she deleted. Could it be the skeletons of Travelgate? Could it be a new flight voucher-related scandal that strikes deep at the heart of the highest rungs of power?
There’s no telling what Hillary has gotten up to. It could very well be a combination of political murders through the Arkansas State Troopers in the early 1990s and Grubhub coupons she emailed Blumenthal. One thing’s for sure: the truth will be dark. And it will set us free.
Here’s how I expect it to play out: Sometime in the next few months, Clinton will stop campaigning and go underground in an attempt to elude FBI agents. But using GPS data the G-men will triangulate her coordinates (sorry to get technical here), track her down, and send multiple SWAT teams to arrest her and Bill, which they will do after a shootout with the Secret Service. With their nominee in jail, the Democratic Party will either have to raise a $100 million bond from the Clintons’ Saudi friends, or, more likely, turn to respected four star general Wesley Clark to be their nominee.
I’m not saying that will definitely happen. For instance, Bill might cut a plea deal and wear a wire. And the nominee could be Jim Webb.
Carl “The Dig” Diggler has covered national politics for 30 years, and is the author of “Think-ocracy: The Rise Of The Brainy Congressman”. Got a question for the Dig? E-mail him at [email protected] or Tweet to @carl_diggler. And check out his predictions at SixThirtyEight.
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