I’ve been trying to ignore the US presidential election, get above it all, and write high-minded stuff about the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, or the Plague, or Economic Growth.
But the news about it all has become a foaming torrent, and even though I try to shut it out, it seeps under the door and through the windows, and backs up out of the toilet.
The latest news is that FBI Director James Comey, after clearing Hillary Clinton for her email misdemeanours earlier this year, has re-opened the investigation. And the reason is straight out of a bad novel: Clinton confidante Huma Abedin’s husband Anthony Weiner had been sexting 15-year-old girls, and it was during an FBI investigation of this that yet more emails turned up on his mobile phone. It’s unreal.
Last I heard some 33,000 emails had already been released by Wikileaks, mostly from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta. And of course the Wikileaks thing is another piece of bad craziness featuring a guy called Julian Assange holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, on the run from rape charges, and currently releasing new emails every day revealing new information about Hillary Clinton, despite the attempts of Secretary of State John Kerry to pressure Ecuador into stopping the flow. Now a whole new stash of emails has appeared on Anthony Weiner’s mobile phone, presumably mixed in with all the numerous sext messages.
Nor is it that Clinton confidante Huma Abedin is any sort of lily growing in this stinking cess pit. Her Saudi family have all got ties to Al Qaeda and ISIL and Islamic fundamentalism and 9/11, as the video here enumerates.
I suppose that what’s pretty clear is that Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been peddling influence on an industrial scale all round the world, in particular during the period that Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State in the Obama administration, when large donations to the Clinton foundation assured the donors preferential treatment by the Secretary of State. It’s racketeering, influence-peddling, and corruption on a monumental scale. Except that Hillary Clinton is untouchable, and there aren’t going to be any RICO charges against her any time soon, because in 10 days time she’s widely expected to become the next President of the United States, despite having blood clots in her brain, and a propensity to fall down, and sleeps all day.
And did I mention that Attorney General Loretta Lynch pleaded the 5th Amendment on the same day that Comey re-opened the email investigation? I thought only mafia bosses pleaded the 5th. What’s going on when the US Attorney General pleads the 5th?
US talk radio host Michael Savage said yesterday, as the latest story broke, that it was bigger than Watergate. And maybe he’s right. I remember Watergate. It started with a apparently innocuous break-in which led back to the White House, and gradually climbed all the way to Richard Nixon’s oval office. Back then it was a couple of reporters in the Washington Post that drove the story. This time the innocuous break-in was on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, and the story is being driven on the internet by Wikileaks and Infowars. The mainstream media have been trying to ignore the emails, but they no longer seem able to stem the tide. And now FBI Director Comey is re-opening the email investigation.
Will it make any difference in the last 10 days of the election? Who knows? Michael Savage was inviting listeners to phone in their explanations for Comey’s turnabout, and every one offered was different. One said that early voting returns had been showing Trump doing well, and this had scared people like Comey, who would face investigation by a Trump administration for his ties to the Clinton Foundation. Another said that the FBI had mutinied against Comey, and forced his hand. Another said that it was a ruse by which a new investigation would be opened, and then closed a few days later, there being found nothing to hide except Hillary’s baking recipes. Michael Savage himself thought that Obama was trying to start a war with Russia, as Russian and US jets had an air miss over Syria, in order to bury all the bad news about his administration and the Clinton campaign.
And before the latest story broke, Hillary Clinton had been losing ground in the opinion polls. Rush:
“If she’s losing eight points in four days — and I have no reason to think she’s not, don’t misunderstand — what’s causing it? Why are people changing their minds?”
Maybe it’s just that Democrat voters are finding it harder and harder to hold their noses and vote for Hillary in the face of the unceasing drip-drip of damning Wikileak emails. That’s what Rush Limbaugh thinks. The stench of corruption has become unbearable. And by comparison the racist, sexist, fascist, Islamophobe Donald Trump seems as clean as blown snow.
I have no idea what’s going to happen. But I’ll bet that the Russians are not going to allow themselves to be pushed into a war over the next 10 days.
And I still think Donald Trump is going to win. And if he does that it will ensure that Britain leaves the EU, and calls by Tony Blair for a second referendum “to reverse the Brexit catastrophe” will come to nothing, and the EU itself will continue to rapidly disintegrate.
But what do I know?