Hillary Clinton is most qualified to be president. One of the president’s jobs is to pick your targets. Trump’s biggest enemy is House Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan will be a very small factor in the election. Trump’s own words will be a major factor.
Trump has a habit of picking wrong targets. Khizr Kahn, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, became a major target. Trump could have simply pointed out that the U.S. Constitution, which Kahn pulled out of his jacket pocket, does not grant automatic citizenship to anyone who wants it, as Kahn implied. But Kahn’s copy, provided by the Democratic Party, probably contains such a provision.
Hillary knows exactly who to target. She became the target of a criminal investigation by the FBI for clearly breaking laws governing the care of classified documents and retention of public records. These laws would have subjected her to serious penalties. She knew that the attorney general was the person who could drop these charges.
So Bill Clinton met Attorney General Lynch on the tarmac of an airport where they both happened to be parked. On other occasions, this would have been deemed highly improper and perhaps illegal. Hillary knew that the press would not raise a stink, like they did over 18 minutes of tape in Nixon’s case. Besides, they did not discuss Hillary’s case or Lynch’s future. They discussed Bill’s grandchild and his golf game. These are matters of great concern to the attorney general.
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Hillary’s wisdom paid off. All charges were dropped. During the Nixon days, the destruction of subpoenaed documents would have been considered a cover-up. Instead, in Hillary’s case, the FBI later assisted in the destruction of evidence.
Hillary clearly knows who to target and how to get things done.