Finally, a point of consensus between progressives and conservatives. Jane Sanders, whose husband Bernie has provided a surprising obstacle to Hillary Clinton’s campaign to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, told Neil Cavuto yesterday that she and her husband want to refrain from “politicizing” the FBI’s probe into Hillary’s secret e-mail server. However, neither of them would mind if James Comey and the Department of Justice picked up the pace a bit on their decision, either:
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Bernie Sanders’s wife says the FBI should speed up their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
“Right after the debate where he said, ‘enough of your damn emails,’ he also said, ‘there’s a process – it’s going forward,’ ” Jane Sanders said Thursday night on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto Coast to Coast.”
“It’s an FBI investigation, and we want to let it go through without politicizing it and then we’ll find what the situation is. That’s how we still feel. I mean, it would be nice if the FBI moved it along.”
So say we all. In fact, many critics of Hillary Clinton have already pointed out the prima facie case under 18 USC 793 and 18 USC 1924 for prosecution based on what has already been made public. The DoJ in the Obama administration has not hesitated to prosecute people under the Espionage Act for much less than what transpired with Hillary’s attempts to subvert Congressional and judicial oversight on her activities at State. The FBI clearly wants to move cautiously, considering how much is as much at stake politically in this probe, but it’s getting to the fish-or-cut-bait point now, if it’s not here already.
However, if Jane Sanders thinks that an indictment will benefit The Bern, she might be in for a rude shock. It’s far from certain that Hillary’s allies will abandon her over a mere indictment; they may not even abandon her bid if the case goes to trial. Even if they do, it’s doubtful that they will throw in behind a 73-year-old socialist who until last spring refused to identify himself with the Democratic Party. No, the one person who will benefit from this would be …