After the contentious and bruising 2000 election and it’s aftermath, President Bush refused to go after President Clinton for his misdeeds while president. From Chinagate to Travelgate to using the IRS to target their political opponents, the Clinton crime family needed to be investigated more fully. Our next president must go after the corruption and misconduct of the Obama administration in order not to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Last week, President-elect Donald J. Trump revealed that he would not pursue legal action against his former opponent Hillary Clinton for her private email server scandal and the Clinton Foundation scandal. Trump promised, in the presidential debates, to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Clinton’s misconduct were he elected President.
On Tuesday, in an interview with the New York Times, President-elect Trump responded to a question about what he would do about investigating Hillary Clinton by saying,”It’s just not something I feel very strongly about.” He added, “I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t…She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways.”
This is a stark juxtaposition with Trump’s calls at campaign rallies to “lock her up” and his rhetoric in the recent town hall style presidential debate. In the October 1 debate, Trump addressed Clinton, saying,“I didn’t think I’d say this, but I’m going to say it, and I hate to say it, but if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. There has never been so many lies, so much deception, there has never been anything like it, and we’re gonna have a special prosecutor.”
Clinton quipped, “It’s just awfully good that somebody with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.”
Trump issued a rejoinder, saying, “Because you’d be in jail,” to laughter and applause from the audience.
Today, Obama’s White House, like the Clinton’s, is engaged in corruption and crime of the highest order. Hillary Clinton’s deeds while Secretary of State for Obama make the Monica Lewinsky scandal look like child’s play. Once Trump is inaugurated, his staff needs to look into the Obama administration’s misconduct and deliver justice to those responsible, all the way to the top.
In 2000, after getting off scot free and leaving the White House with it’s antique furniture in tow, the Clintons proceeded to engage in bigger and badder crimes. They went from dead-broke to being worth hundreds of millions in just several years. The Clinton Foundation funneled millions in donations to “friends of the Clintons” after the Haiti earthquake. Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State under Obama and sold political favors, setting up a private email server in her bathroom to shield her correspondence from FOIA request. And of course, she ran for president, but America barely dodged that bullet.
Like the Clinton machine, the Obama Administration just doesn’t pass the smell test. President Obama and Hillary Clinton lied about and covered up the deadly attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Obama’s IRS leaked donor lists of conservative interest groups and unfairly earmarked conservative non-profits and Obama’s political foes for intense and unfair scrutiny; the DOJ refused to charge the officials involved.
President Obama’s predilection to executive action is equally ludicrous. When he couldn’t ramrod his preferred legislation through congress, he literally took the law into his own hands. In fact, Obama’s entire agenda since the 2010 election has been largely passed via executive orders. He used them to pass unconstitutional executive amnesty, approve the Iran Nuke Deal, commute more prison sentences than the past eleven presidents combined, and green-light costly climate regulations.
Obama has relied so heavily on executive orders and violated so many laws that some Republicans have called for his impeachment in recent years. During campaign 2016, more information has been made public, detailing Obama’s knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s private email server and his inaction on the matter. Didn’t Obama only find out about the server by seeing it on the news? No, that’s a lie! He knew about it all along, as documented by Wikileaks in one of its recent releases. In fact, one leak revealed that Obama’s DOJ ordered the FBI to shut down its investigation of the Clinton Foundation.
There has been such widespread and blatant corruption that the president or his administration could face criminal charges. Conservatives and Republicans must demand President-elect Trump take swift action next year to investigate Obama for his improper behavior and follow through on his promise to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. As we have certainly learned in the case of the Clintons over a decade ago, America can’t afford to let bygones be bygones as soon as the election cycle is over.