It looks from the Bloomberg article like all the people that are accountable to the people are planning to recuse themselves from any involvement in the new witch hunt and let the unimportant dogsbodies do the digging, rooting around, and investigating before everything is once again stitched up as beyond mortal ken and best left alone and misremembered much the way that jackass Walter Cronkite screwed up the true meaning of the Tet Offensive and the utter destruction of the Viet Cong.
I almost hate to write this but what we appear to need now is our own Court of the Star Chamber. It seems that our DOJ makes deals with powerful and rich crooks and thieves and fines their banks and investors billions for the misdeeds of men who are NEVER held accountable, fined and sent to prison for a few decades after looting the country because their business/bank is "too big to fail." I'm tired of it.
Shakespeare had the right of it back when the Star Chamber was just getting off to a good start in England when he wrote, ''The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.'' You really can't go wrong with that kind of start. It was them and those like them that wrote things like civil forfeiture laws and implemented them on a society that wrote these words into their Constitution:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.Our police turned into thieves overnight because they are the law and the law allows them/encourages them, to loot the populace in the gentle name of the people. Likewise, the layering of courts and jurisdictions that mean that a man found not guilty of the crime of murder may then face the same penalties if the same case is retried as a violation of civil rights. That was a pernicious evil that should not have been allowed.
People comment on spirit of the law and the written physical meaning of the law and then they go well outside any normal barrier to reason in order to find penumbras or shadows or bright lines and lose sight of the clear and concise meaning of the English language as written into the highest law in the United States of America.
If one simply put the facts and the law, as it stands, before any group of 8th graders I think they would all find that Hillary violated the laws and should be punished. I'd make it a blind test and present the case without reference to any names or parties. I'd simply put it to them that a person knowingly violated national security laws and then tried to destroy all the evidence even after it had been subpoenaed by lawfully empowered investigators.
I think Martha Stewart might have appreciated a hearing in the Star Chamber. I doubt they would have found her guilty of any crime. I don't think Hillary Clinton can say the same. If she went before the Court of the Star Chamber, she'd be escorted to Tower Hill and her head would be lopped off. On the other hand, to use the delightful phrase she seemed to find so potent and powerful as Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady, "at this point, what does it really matter anyway?"
Exactly. This evil barnacle of spite and hate has finally fallen from the body politic and will have to live or semi-live the remainder of her life knowing that she had the presidency in her very grasp and lost it all because she could not, even once, bring herself to behave in an honorable and upright fashion. Future generations will write scholarly articles about the loathsome critter and wonder that any sane person could vote for such a foul creature. To this day, those that voted for her cannot point to a single achievement she ever accomplished whether as Mrs. Governor of Arkansas, Mrs. First Lady, Senator from New York, or as Secretary of State. She was, at the end, a big fat nothingburger.