I remember during the Watergate scandal when it was found that a White House tape recording showed President Richard Nixon instructing his aides to use the CIA to make the FBI back off the investigation. It was the smoking gun that showed beyond doubt that Nixon was directing the cover-up. Within days, Nixon resigned.
That was then. Now it seems that every few days, another revelation comes forth that shows that Hillary Clinton and her aides violated every rule of security with her private emails or favors granted by the Clinton Foundation in return for large donations. Many of those favors involved some action by the State Department while Hillary was secretary of state. Yet it seems to make no difference. The main stream media ignores it and Hillary is still favored to win the presidency.
Now we learn that even after her emails were the subject of subpoena by Congress, the Platte River Company in Denver, where the emails and servers were stored, proceeded to delete said emails and destroy the devices-with a hammer no less-after being instructed to do so by Clinton aide Cheryl Mills.
This revelation comes as a result of the FBI's document dump as they released the notes of their interview with Mrs Clinton using the Washington political tactic of releasing bad news on a Friday to help get the story buried over the Labor Day weekend.
I realize that the FBI went through some tough times under J. Edgar Hoover, but I am now shaking my head. Why was the interview with Mrs Clinton not taped? Why was she not given her Miranda warning? Why was Cheryl Mills, who was also under investigation and who had been interviewed herself, allowed to be present at the interview as some sort of counselor? She had a clear conflict of interest. James Comey told us that Hillary did not lie to agents during the interview. What he didn't tell us was that some 35 times, Clinton answered, "I don't recall." Why was there such a paucity (as has been reported) of follow up questions by the interviewing agents?
The information in the second paragraph above is not just known to us now-they are known to the FBI. And they did not see any destruction of evidence here?
"Clinton and her longtime aide and lawyer, Cheryl Mills, told FBI investigators during questioning they had no knowledge of the technology company's deletions."
That would constitute a violation of 18 USC 1001, lying to a federal investigator conducting an investigation as to a material fact.
I firmly believe that these revelations would have sunk any presidential aspirant or president back in the days when Nixon resigned. That, alas, was a different time. I guess Nixon was just born too soon.
"Where do I go to get my job back?"