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Obama makes Clinton investigation about legacy not America

Samuel Maxime


U.S. Presidential Candidate Shirley Chilsolm.  In 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States.
U.S. Presidential Candidate Shirley Chilsolm
WASHINGTON, D.C. ( – The United States has had women presidential candidates, including Shirley Chisholm, an African American woman. It has never had one under a federal criminal investigation. If this isn’t shame enough, the President is treating it unimportant and inconsequential.

The Democratic Nominee for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is under what the White House called, Thursday, an FBI “criminal” investigation. But U.S. President Barack Obama, a Democrat as Clinton, did not ask her to withdraw from the race, to be at the disposition of justice, until the matter is resolved. Rather he endorsed her to be the next president.

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, and the U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, are expected to follow through on a criminal pursuit on a person their boss just endorsed to be their next boss.

Obama endorses Hillary
Obama endorses Hillary
The Clinton FBI investigation is about America. But like everything else lately, Obama has made it about legacy. He has placed his thumb on the scale of justice and no matter how this ordeal turns out, it reeks and that’s a shame.

The United States can’t afford to not be an example of the rule of law, to its citizens, the world and to all of history. The Hillary Clinton investigation is a test of that and Obama did not pass. Ironically, now the investigation would appear tainted, and a cover up, if it were in Hillary Clinton’s favor.

The facts are much more uglier than the fireworks. “There is so much smoke, there must be fire.” That’s a quote by Donald Trump Jr.

Willfully transmitting or willfully retaining top secret and compartmented material using a private server system is what happened and actually irrelevant under the Espionage Act. A person needs only be “entrusted” with information relating to the national defense who “through gross negligence permits” information “to be removed from its proper place of custody…”

And the FBI investigation is only foremost among a half-dozen inquiries and legal proceedings on Hillary Clinton. There was the email inquiry by the Inspector General of the State Department and others to come, such as the inspector general of the intelligence agencies, the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.