On his show Wednesday evening, Bill O’Reilly excitingly explored Hillary Clinton’s email problems.
“Yesterday, the inspector general of the state department harshly criticized former secretary of state Hillary Clinton for conducting federal business on her private email system. Steven Linick went on to say that Mrs. Clinton did not seek permission to circumvent the rules and refused to talk to the inspector general.”
O’Reilly added that this is a major development because the FBI is investigating Clinton for possible criminal wrongdoing. He said that Linick’s report says Clinton refused to use the government email because she feared that some of it might be made public. O’Reilly then showed various reports about Clinton’s email scandal.
“Hillary Clinton is banking on the FBI not recommending charges, but if they do, it’s over for her,” O’Reilly continued. If she is not indicted, then voters will most likely shrug, especially because her base is so ardently anti-Trump,” O’Reilly concluded, before bringing former mayor of NYC Rudy Giuliani on the show.
Admitting he was a fierce critic of Hillary Clinton, Giuliani said Hillary violated the code of federal regulations. He said that Hillary basically committed a major crime. When Bill O’Reilly said that Hillary didn’t remove anything, he said that she did something familiar by setting up a private email separate from the one she was supposed to.
“She also committed perjury. She signed a document stating she returned all the documents to the state department. She didn’t return all the documents…Once she used her phone as a government phone, it stopped being a government phone. She didn’t have a right to destroy those 55,000 emails,” Giuliani continued, before indicating all the crimes he would charge her on.
O’Reilly tried to tell Giuliani that Hillary Clinton will just say she didn’t realize she was committing a crime, but Giuliani said that doesn’t matter, especially when it comes to classified government materials. Both of them seem to agree that Hillary Clinton is doomed.
It’s not just O’Reilly, Fox News, and other conservative outlets that think Hillary Clinton is in trouble. The New York Times is also criticizing the presidential candidate.
“The reflex she is revealing now — to hunker down when challenged — is likely to make her seem less personable to many voters, and it will surely inflame critics’ charges of an underlying arrogance.”
The article adds that Hillary now faces a bigger challenge in proving she is the qualified politician her supporters think she is based on her career as a senator, secretary of state, and first lady. Twitter has been mostly very negative about Hillary Clinton during the past day.
Sites such as The Guardian are defending Hillary Clinton by saying she might have broken some rules, but did not commit a crime.
“The verdict taints her but does not deliver a knockout punch. Clinton does not deserve the slammer or political burial,” claims columnist Diane Francis. The article then goes on to bash Donald Trump more than support their reasons for their conclusion on Clinton not committing a crime.
The election is a little more than five months away, so anything can happen. Hillary Clinton may or may not survive the latest findings of the email scandal, but who knows what people will come up with when it comes to Donald Trump.
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