Republican Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of bribing Attorney General Loretta Lynch following a report that said Clinton would consider keeping Lynch if she's elected president.
"It's a bribe!" Trump declared at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tuesday, hours after the FBI said it wouldn't recommend charges against Clinton over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Trump was referring to a story in The New York Times that quoted "Democrats close to" Clinton saying she may decide to rehire Lynch.
Trump says Lynch may have believed that, if she let Clinton off the hook, she'd have four more years on the job.
Damn Trump will literally say anything, and smear anybody's character, to win this election won't he?
And who couldn't have predicted that his response to the news that Hillary will not be indicted would be to roll out yet another conspiracy theory?
By the way there is a great article over at Think Progress which explains why it would have been impossible to indict Hillary Clinton.
Here is how it was summed up in the end:
Setting aside the bare language of the law, there’s also a very important practical reason why officials in Clinton’s position are not typically indicted. The security applied to classified email systems is simply absurd. For this reason, a former CIA general counsel told the Washington Post’s David Ignatius, “’it’s common’ that people end up using unclassified systems to transmit classified information.” “’It’s inevitable, because the classified systems are often cumbersome and lots of people have access to the classified e-mails or cables.’ People who need quick guidance about a sensitive matter often pick up the phone or send a message on an open system. They shouldn’t, but they do.”
Indicting Clinton would require the Justice Department to apply a legal standard that would endanger countless officials throughout the government, and that would make it impossible for many government offices to function effectively.
It should also be noted that in the actual FBI statement it talks about "e-mail chains" which refers to e-mails that were sent to Clinton and various others within the State Department, some also not using the State Department servers, which would have meant that if Comey had indicted Hillary he would have had to indict a large number of state department staff members who were sending supposedly classified information over, or to, unsecured devices and servers.
Doing so would essentially have shut down the State Department and rendered it ineffective for months, if not years.
But hey the REAL reason she's not being indicted is all because of bribery, right Donald?