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If Hillary Clinton is elected president on Tuesday, and if what Bret Baier is reporting from FBI sources on Fox News is true, America is headed for a constitutional crisis.

Indeed, it would seem imperative that FBI Director James Comey, even if it violates protocol and costs him his job, should state publicly whether what Baier’s FBI sources are telling him is false or true.

The people have a right to know — before Tuesday.

For, if true, Clinton could face charges in 2017 and impeachment and removal from office in 2018.

According to Baier, FBI agents have found new emails, believed to have originated on Clinton’s server, on the computer jointly used by close aide Huma Abedin and her disgraced husband, Anthony Weiner.

Abedin’s failure to turn this computer over to the State Department on leaving State appears to be a violation of U.S. law.

Moreover, the laptops of close Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, thought destroyed by the FBI, were apparently retained and are “being exploited” by the National Security division.

And here is the salient point. His FBI sources told Baier, “with 99 percent” certitude, that Clinton’s Chappaqua server “had been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence services…”

If this is so, Hillary Clinton as security risk ranks right up there with Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White, though they acted out of treasonous ideology and she out of Clintonian hubris. What do these foreign intelligence agencies know about Clinton that the voters do not?

The second revelation from Baier is that the Clinton Foundation has been under active investigation by the white-collar crime division of the FBI for a year and is a “very high priority.”

Specifically, the FBI is looking into published allegations of “pay-to-play.” This is the charge that the Clinton State Department traded access, influence and policy decisions to foreign regimes and to big donors who gave hundreds of millions to the Clinton Foundation, along with 15 years of six-figure speaking fees for Bill and Hillary.

According to Baier’s sources, FBI agents are “actively and aggressively” pursuing this case, have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple persons, and are now being inundated in an “avalanche of new information” from WikiLeaks documents and new emails.

The FBI told Baier that they anticipate indictments.

Indeed, with the sums involved, and the intimate ties between high officials of Bill’s foundation, and Hillary and her close aides at State, it strains credulity to believe that deals were not discussed and cut.

Books have been written alleging and detailing them.

Also, not only Fox News but also The Wall Street Journal and other news sources are reporting on what appears a rebellion inside the FBI against strictures on their investigations imposed by higher ups in the Department of Justice of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Director Comey has come under fire from left and right — first for refusing to recommend the prosecution of Clinton, then for last week’s statement about the discovery of new and “pertinent” emails on the Abedin-Weiner computer — but retains a reputation for integrity.

And he knows better than any other high official the answer to a critical question that needs answering before Tuesday: Has Baier been fed exaggerated or false information by FBI agents hostile to Clinton?

Or has Baier been told the truth?

In the latter case, we are facing a constitutional crisis if Clinton is elected. And the American people surely have a right to know that before they go to the polls on Tuesday.

What is predictable ahead?

Attorney General Lynch, whether she stays or goes, will be hauled before Congress to explain whether she or top aides impeded the FBI investigations of the Clinton scandals. And witnesses from within her Justice department and FBI will also be called to testify.

Moreover, Senate Republicans would block confirmation of any new attorney general who did not first promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the email and pay-to-play scandals, and any pressure from Lynch’s Justice Department on the FBI.

Even Democrats would concede that a Department of Justice, staffed by Hillary Clinton appointees, could not credibly be entrusted with investigating alleged high crimes and misdemeanors by former Secretary of State Clinton and confidants like Abedin and Mills.

An independent counsel, a special prosecutor, appears inevitable.

And such individuals usually mark their success or failure by how many and how high are the indictments and convictions they rack up.

However, these processes proceed at a torpid pace.

First comes the setting up of the office and the hirings, then the investigations, then the grand jury appearances, then the indictments, then the prosecutions, then the horse-trading for the testimony of the accused and the convicted in return for immunity or leniency.

Steadily, it moves up the food chain. And when a head of state is involved, it is a process deeply debilitating to the nation.

We have gone through this before, twice.

Do we really want to go through it again?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

Copyright 2016

• Category: Ideology • Tags: 2016 Election, Hillary Clinton 
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  1. Jason Liu says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t think any of this matters. Late-stage democracy in a multicultural society means people vote based on race. So the Hildebeast could eat a baby on live TV and her supporters would still be cheering her on.

    • Agree: KenH
    • Replies: @Horzabky
    , @Miro23
  2. NickG says:

    Always essential reading – solid pieces from Mr Buchanan.

    Thank you sir.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  3. MEexpert says:

    Yes, the electorate needs these answers before Tuesday. Sadly they will not get them.

  4. I predict a blanket pardon by Barack Obama of Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and anyone else associated with “e-mail gate,” regardless of the outcome of the election. (He may even pardon himself.) If Hillary is elected Congressional subpoenaes with be stonewalled, and as long as one-third plus one of the Senate will not convict her and remove her from office, Hillary will govern by executive order and administrative rulemaking. If Donald Trump is elected the pardon will be asserted as a defense to any investigation, whether by Congress or by law enforcement. The only ways out of situation one (Clinton election) would be a military/law enforcement coup, or a general strike that forces the Clintons out of office. In the case of situation two (Trump election), the investigation might be broadened to see if the pardon itself was part of ongoing criminal activity, and therefore invalid, or state authorities might pursue investigations, since I don’t think a Presidential pardon applies to crimes that can be prosecuted by other jurisdictions.

    If Clinton is elected, I hope that military officers with control over nuclear weapons remember that their obligation is to the Constitution, and to the people, and not to the person of the President. Things could get tense.

    • Replies: @Sparrowhawk6
    , @Anonymous
    , @KenH
  5. Horzabky says:
    @Jason Liu

    “Late-stage democracy in a multicultural society means people vote based on race.”

    We can’t say we haven’t been warned. Lee Kwan Yew told us a long time ago. But suicidal nations eventually commit national suicide, and that has nothing to do with IQ. Angela Merkel said that multiculturalism didn’t work. That was before she opened the doors to a flood of Middle-Eastern and African muslim immigrants.

    One side effect of all this mess will be that nobody will bother anymore to emulate the Germans, Scandinavians, or Westerners in general. Nobody wants to emulate suicidal people.

  6. Miro23 says:
    @Jason Liu

    Late-stage democracy in a multicultural society means people vote based on race.

    That’s after 40 years of multicultural propaganda. Prior to that, the idea was that different races integrate and become Americans from an African/Latin/ German/ Scandinavian or whatever background, with an acceptance of America’s Constitution and European tradition.

    In that kind of society, the media can report on issues in a fair and balanced way and the public can make rational decisions on the issues, rather than disappearing down the PC rabbit hole.

  7. Rehmat says:

    I hate to say, French presidential candidate Jean-Frederic Poisson seems to agree with Pat. Buchanan on Hillary Clinton.

    On Wednesday, Poisson said: “Hillary Clinton’s support among the Wall Street financial giants and her submission to Zionist lobbies are dangerous for both Europe and France.”

  8. Moreover, Senate Republicans would block confirmation of any new attorney general who did not first promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the email and pay-to-play scandals, and any pressure from Lynch’s Justice Department on the FBI.

    Are you kidding? Those spineless, gutless cloacas will do nothing beyond protecting their own partners in crime.

  9. @Diversity Heretic

    Wish it could be so……these officers are trained to launch on receipt of the GO codes. I have to believe that the selection process weeds out those who might be unwilling to follow the launch protocol.

  10. dahoit says:

    An unsecured server lets foreign actors to hack govt info,and lets HRC off the hook for the theft,as in it was accidental.
    Hmmm…and Weiner is a goddamn zionist.
    Zionism,the nexus of our crisis,and obviously anti Trump.
    Wtf do the purist morons need?

  11. so pat throws a boo hoo for richard morlock nixon at the end. what?
    and didn’t bret baier walk back his story on clinton? didn’t he give a non-apology apology? or was that a different story?
    and who believes what fox reports without confirmation anyway? some guy wrote a whole book on bill o’reilly’s constellation of lies. fox not facts, is the network’s model.

  12. whorefinder says: • Website

    Mr. Buchanan does not mention an elephant in the room: the power of the pardon.

    Obama will likely pardon anyone accused, quite possibly on his last day of office, to cover himself. He may even make a vague pardon to persons “unknown.” D’s and cucked R’s would claim his pardon power is so absolute as to allow it.

    In the event that anyone not covered by the pardon is investigated, Hillary will pardon them should she steal the election. She could even attempt to pardon herself—and again D’s and cucked R’s would claim the presidential pardon is so absolute as to her allow her to pardon herself.

    Then the only thing that could be done is impeach her–because pardons don’t cover impeachment. Except that she would argue “witchhunt” and “there literally is no crime” here due to her pardon. The country would be torn between seeking justice for her evil acts and the rule of law.

  13. Probably Abedin borrowed her husband’s computer one time when they were on vacation to check her e-mail, and the cloud silently downloaded thousands of messages to the computer in perpetuity.

    We don’t know if there were deliberate crimes committed. We do know that the Department of State was being run by a bunch of clueless women, who apparently devoted most of their time to exchanging e-mails about Chelsea’s wedding dress and other diplomatic topics.

    • Replies: @woodNfish
  14. @NickG

    paddy does love him his State.

    Who would not want one more example of government filth to be exposed?
    And why?

  15. Is this a plot to elect President Kaine? What’s his agenda. Because they may as well start referring to Hillary as the Embattled President now, and Kaine scares me even more.

    She does not deserve to be elected because she can already be found guilty of bad judgement. All of this email stuff would not have happened if Hillary had just followed the law on her department communication, her obligation to provide the people with a record of her actions on our behalf.

    Her bad judgement made corruption an issue when she didn’t keep her family’s foundation separate from her government job, as she said she would.

    Her bad judgement, playing God in the Middle East, created the problems in Libya and Syria, including the refugee crisis. She has other regime change credentials in Honduras and Ukraine and more. For her, regime change is a privatized government program. The Clinton Global Initiative takes initiative improving democracy via CGI U, headed by Sberger, who I guess is Sandy Berger. Yeah, I’m sure they’re just sending fine young people to school to learn how to not be HRC.

    Her bad judgement made her have to lie from the beginning about her email. Her Team actually got away with mailing a thumb drive to the FBI with all her emails on it… oh, but it got lost in the mail. Yeah, and the dog ate my homework.

    Bad judgement all around. Not fit for office. What happened to Libya’s wealth, anyway Hillary? Where did it go? Who did it go to? Does anyone even know, or did the dog eat that, too?

  16. The government agencies continue to function thru all this. The Cabinet heads are politicians and leave the actual working of the government agencies up to the career bureaucrats. All that needs to be done by the politicians is to have Congress continue funding the budgets. Do we really need anymore laws passed by Congress? Not at this time.

  17. I’m surprised that little coverage has been given about Huma Abedin, a Muslim who grew up in Saudi Arabia. And from wiki:

    n 2009, Abedin was appointed deputy chief of staff to Clinton in the State Department,[18] under a “special government employee” arrangement created by the department which allowed her to work for private clients as a consultant while also serving as an adviser to the Secretary of State.[19] Under this arrangement, she did consultant work for Teneo, a strategic consulting firm whose clients included Coca-Cola and MF Global,[19] and served as a paid consultant to the Clinton Foundation, while continuing her role as body woman to Clinton.[19] The New York Times reported that an associate of Abedin’s said the arrangement also allowed her to work from her home in New York City, rather than at the State Department’s headquarters in Washington, to be able to spend more time with her child and husband.[19]

    And as I posted at another article:

    Why does everyone ignore basic facts? Thousands of Clinton e-mails have been illegally withheld from Congress by Clinton and Obama’s FBI. Watch this recent short video of a Congressmen berating an FBI representative at a hearing for refusing to turn over e-mails and handing him a subpoena.

    It is obvious that these e-mails are not withheld because of their national security content, but revelations of illegal activities, corruption, and incompetence. Congressmen can read top secret information, but face criminal prosecution if they leak it. What if they leak information about criminal activity that is not related to national security? They might be prosecuted, but that would only draw more attention and is unlikely to result in a conviction.

    So his cover up is blown as his career FBI agents who he can’t fire will turn over all the e-mails full of evidence. So now he must “discover” new evidence and announce this before Congress gets the e-mails.

  18. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Buchanan, you can’t write on a presidential candidate’s “crimes and misdemeanors” when it’s less than 60 days to elections.

    Shocked you don’t read Whitney and Napolitano, or you are unable to grasp them.

    Don’t be as bad as Comey and the FBI ranks, I (and Whitney, and Napolitano) beg of you.

    • Replies: @Carlton Meyer
  19. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    “I predict a blanket pardon by Barack Obama of Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and anyone else associated with “e-mail gate,” regardless of the outcome of the election.”

    Obama has less than 72 hours to get out of Whitehouse forever.

  20. Thanks, Pat, for demonstrating even at this eleventh hour that Clinton must not be elected President. It is heartening to learn of the possibility of a rebellion by FBI agents of integrity against the Obama-Lynch corruption.

    However, one wonders whether Republicans who did not have the guts to do more than impeach Bill Clinton, and who have abandoned Mr. Trump in droves, will have the spine to pursue a President Hillary to a jail cell where she belongs, when the mainstream media would be snarling at their heels all the way. As you know the GOP leadership is Clintonista. George W. Bush has said privately that he’s voting for Lady Macbeth.

  21. KenH says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    You have to have been convicted of something to receive a presidential pardon and that definitely won’t happen before Hussein Obama leaves office as the investigation will either be still underway or just wrapping up.

  22. KenH says:

    Pat has more faith in the supine Republicans in Congress than I do. And if they lose the senate as is being predicted their options are even fewer. Even if they retain a majority they would need 67 to impeach and they’ll never get that many votes to convict Hildabeast since Democrats/the radical left protect their own no matter how egregious the offense.

    The Obama administration has consummated our transition to a banana republic, so there’s little point in expecting justice to be served to a loyal member of the corrupt establishment and darling of the Jewish lobby like Hillary Clinton.

  23. @Anonymous

    That 60-day rule was created by crime boss Eric Holder, known for shipping 2000 assault rifles to Mexican gangs, among other felonies. God forbid that citizens learn of crimes before an election.

    Ford pardoned Nixon before any indictments or even a grand jury, so Obama can do that. But if they are real bad, she might agree to resign due to “health” allowing their open borders free trade puppet VP to take over.

    Our major corporate news outlets ignored comments by James Kallstrom, a retired FBI agent and long-term head of the NYC office:

    “The Clintons, that’s a crime family. It’s like organized crime. The Clinton Foundation is a cesspool … It’s just outrageous how Hillary Clinton sold her office for money. She’s a pathological liar,”

  24. In the news today:

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments.

    Qatari officials pledged the money in 2011 to mark the 65th birthday of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton’s husband, and sought to meet the former U.S. president in person the following year to present him the check, according to an email from a foundation official to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta. The email, among thousands hacked from Podesta’s account, was published last month by WikiLeaks.

    Clinton signed an ethics agreement governing her family’s globe-straddling foundation in order to become secretary of state in 2009. The agreement was designed to increase transparency to avoid appearances that U.S. foreign policy could be swayed by wealthy donors.

    If a new foreign government wished to donate or if an existing foreign-government donor, such as Qatar, wanted to “increase materially” its support of ongoing programs, Clinton promised that the State Department’s ethics official would be notified and given a chance to raise any concerns.

    Clinton Foundation officials last month declined to confirm the Qatar donation. In response to additional questions, a foundation spokesman, Brian Cookstra, this week said that it accepted the $1 million gift from Qatar, but this did not amount to a “material increase” in the Gulf country’s support for the charity. Cookstra declined to say whether Qatari officials received their requested meeting with Bill Clinton.

    Officials at Qatar’s embassy in Washington and in its Council of Ministers in the capital, Doha, declined to discuss the donation.

    The State Department has said it has no record of the foundation submitting the Qatar gift for review, and that it was incumbent on the foundation to notify the department about donations that needed attention. A department spokeswoman did not respond to additional questions about the donation.

    According to the foundation’s website, which lists donors in broad categories by cumulative amounts donated, Qatar’s government has directly given a total of between $1 million and $5 million over the years.

    The Clinton Foundation has said it would no longer accept money from foreign governments if Clinton is elected president and would spin off those programs that are dependent on foreign governments.

  25. nickels says:

    They made just try to use her to get bank stooge Kaine in and have her quit for ‘health reasons’.

  26. I don’t believe this particular concern is warranted. Clinton is the establishments candidate, her election would signify the consolidation of power, and so there won’t be any special prosecutors, nothing like that. Whatever insurgency may still exist inside the FBI, it’ll be suppressed, defeated, end of story. It’ll be a completely controlled environment.

  27. woodNfish says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    There is nothing to pardon if there is no conviction.

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