Have you ever been questioned by the FBI? Do you personally know anyone who has been questioned by the FBI? The presumptive Democratic nominee for President, former First Lady, former U.S. Senator for the state of New York, and the former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI yesterday.
From the New York Times:
The voluntary interview, which took place over three and a half hours at the F.B.I. headquarters in Washington, largely focused on the Justice Department’s central question: Did the actions of Mrs. Clinton or her staff rise to the level of criminal mishandling of classified information?
A voluntary interview? Is there any other type? The FBI can’t force anyone to talk to them. The U.S. Constitution states that you cannot be compelled to witness against yourself in a criminal case. If you speak with law enforcement about yourself, it’s always voluntary.
Has the New York Times never heard that people have the right to remain silent?
What strikes me as the most surprising thing about Hillary Clinton is how she seemingly can’t avoid stepping in it. Her most notable achievement is that she was First Lady for eight years. She parlayed that into being a U.S. Senator and then eventually, Secretary of State. Without being First Lady, she never would have been able to achieve these accomplishments. With her experience in the White House and the Senate, she didn’t realize having her own private email server as U.S. Secretary of State would be problematic?
What a rookie move. The thing is, Hillary Clinton isn’t a rookie. I’d wager nobody knows what it’s like to be held up to a high level of political scrutiny more than Hillary Clinton. Yet somehow she thought it would be acceptable to conduct official Secretary of State business on a private email server.
I don’t get that.
Yesterday’s “voluntary” interview with the FBI is the reason Bernie Sanders doesn’t concede to Hillary Clinton. He’d be crazy to call it quits now.