If elected in November and taking office next January, Hillary Clinton may become the first person on probation to serve as president.
Criminologists and government officials say if Clinton is indicted for ignoring a record retention law and mishandling classified information and she accepts a plea, she may be put on probation. The deal would need to be struck after entering the White House, however. It is unlikely Clinton would win the nomination let alone the election if she is convicted prior to the convention.
“Anyone can be on probation,” Chief U.S. Probation Officer Belinda Ashley told US News & World Report.
Despite this, the odds of a Clinton conviction or even an indictment are at best a remote possibility. As a top member of the establishment’s political class, she is virtually untouchable. David Petraeus may get a hand slap for showing classified documents to his mistress and lying about it to the FBI, but Clinton will never see the inside of a courtroom.
Clinton has admitted as much. “For goodness sake, that is not gonna happen. I’m not even answering that question,” Hillary responded when asked about an indictment during a debate in March.
In February, former Inspector General Howard J. Krongard told the New York Post Hillary Clinton will never be prosecuted. “It will never get to an indictment,” said Krongard, who headed up the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State under President George W. Bush.
Republicans know this, too, and that is why the topic is not pushed as an election issue.
Not only is the political system rigged—as millions of Americans finally learned following the Colorado primary—but the selected minions of the elite are above the law. If you understand how the Justice Department works, you will realize Clinton will never be prosecuted.
In his book Above the Law: Secret Deals, Political Fixes, and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice, David Burnham documents how the top law enforcement agency, which he describes as a “chaotic, slipshod, almost medieval institution,” is used by the political class to obstruct justice and cover-up its criminal behavior. “This book tells us that far too often the Justice Department represents not the people, but the politicians, corporations and other entrenched private interests,” writes Pulitzer Price winning investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh.
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