© 2016 Jim Spence - Here’s another odd element of the post election dialogue.
It has been said that Donald Trump should pardon Hillary Clinton and abandon “his” investigations of her. This is comical. The last time anyone checked, it is Loretta Lynch, an Obama appointee who is running the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ has authority over the FBI and Mr. Obama is the chief executive officer of the United States. Accordingly, all investigations with authority to prosecute the Clintons were initiated under the Department of Justice that is 100% controlled by Obama and his Democratic Party appointees.
Mr. Obama has more than two months left in his term. He continues to be free to terminate the FBI investigations of the Clinton Foundation, and if he wishes pardon Hillary Clinton for any actions she may have taken that are prosecutable.
A logical question arises. When did it become Donald Trump’s responsibility to tell Mr. Obama what his Department of Justice should do, even for the final two months of his term?
Perhaps Trump should publically defer to the existing administration and its own decision to investigate the Clinton Foundation. If Mr. Obama wants to let Loretta Lynch know she should call off the FBI investigations of the Clintons and pardon the Clintons, my guess is Mr. Trump will not reverse that process when he is inaugurated.
So what will Mr. Obama do? It would be a good start to simply admit these investigations into the Clinton Crime Syndicate started within HIS Justice Department…….not the GOP’s. Of course don’t waste any energy expecting the media to point any of this out. The discredited media is already fast at work attempting to build on the negative and divisive narratives it promoted during the election.
Still the great irony of this investigation into all of the criminal behaviors of the Clintons, behaviors that Obama’s Justice Department was investigating, is that Mr. Obama and none of his surrogates ever took the opportunity to appoint a special prosecutor……nor did they simply put an end to the investigations. Instead of bringing the issue to a conclusion, the Obama administration has refused to end it. Obama has let this linger when he could have killed it.Why should Trump do the dirty work for the Democrats? Let Obama clean the scum out of his own kitchen.