Calls are increasing for a Special Prosecutor to investigate Hillary's email scandal

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    But, what happens if the FBI decides there's not enough evidence? Will Congressional Republicans accept the decision?

    The answer will tell us who's interested in the truth over political rancor.
     
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    after 16 investigations they might :p
     
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    They might, but they'd be foolish to do so. If Hillary gets a clean bill from the FBI then she's pretty much skated, even if Huma is wearing an orange jumpsuit.
     
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    And in other SHOCKING news, water it wet.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_water
     
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    That's part of the call for a special prosecutor.
    Without one we're never going to know the decision.
    The FBI is not going to make their recommendations public.
     
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    The Attorney General can make the FBI recommendations public. The FBI is a part of the Justice Dept.
     
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    And it's the Attorney General that some people don't trust to handle the case.
    Round and round we go.
     
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    Kind of like all the fury signifying nothing over normal email content that was subsequently looked at an reclassified. It's an empty scandal.
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    Right. If the untrusted AG releases the FBI recommendations that automatically disqualifies those recommendations. #wingnutlogic
     
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    And if the AG doesn't release them?
    Or releases them after the election?
    #nologicwhatsoever

    Thats the point of a special prosecutor. Ensuring that the process isn't hampered by politics.
     
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    A special prosecutor doesn't have to release findings either.

    That's just my worry.

    Creating a special prosecutor position means that the DOJ can't investigate the State Dept. without accusations of bias. But, a special prosecutor could come to the exact same conclusion—after burning through millions.

    Would that be enough for the Hang Hillary crowd?
     
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    LOL. Ken Starr.
     
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    Agreed. This is worse than but-but-but...Benghazi…….

    Bring back the Spanish Inquisition - something tells me, it would happily sink deep roots in parts of the US.
     
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    Yes. I've learned more about some of my fellow Americans than I had expected so far in this campaign season. I'm still shockable! I guess that's a plus...
     
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    LOL. Lawrence Walsh.
     
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    Now see there was a Republican special prosecutor who could show up and do the job at hand, no fear, no favor, perfectly willing to take them all down, reps and dems alike. Of course papa Bush saw it differently... and who could blame him. Weinberger had far less to lose than GHWB.

    But Starr was something else again. All those connections to Scaife money made the whole thing seem like a witch hunt. Even Starr ended up unhappy he'd asked to be able to pursue the Lewinsky matter.
     
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    Justice isn't done until we get the results we want!
     
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    Lol, no favor? I remember Walsh handing down an indictment against Caspar Weinberg (after the first indictment was thrown out) less than one week before the 1992 presidential election. Even the shocked Clinton campaign said he should have waited until after the election. And yes, Walsh's investigation lasted seven years and achieved zilch. He is the Captain Ahab of all special prosecutors.

    Don't get me wrong, Iran-Contra should have resulted in executions for treason. But the idea that Walsh was anything but an obsessive anti-Reagan/Bush lunatic is laughable.
     
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    Perhaps best achieved with the application of thumbscrews, the rack, electrodes, pliers, and the thoughtful application of lighted cigarettes - never mind that they are viewed as a tad unhealthy for one's lungs these days, bad for one's breath, too - to the sensitive areas of the body. Or so some manuals - which may make disturbing reading - seem to suggest.
     
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    I have two responses to this:

    A. If it leads to a truth convenient to the cause, then all measures shall be deemed necessary!

    B. Wow. Your post might give a little too much insight into your reading habits, Scribe. Remind me never to get on your bad side.

    I couldn't decide which one I wanted to use most, so I went with both. I'm greedy like that.
     
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    I think I'm in love................
     
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    I wonder how much time and taxpayer money has been wasted in the last seven years attempting to uncover some big scandal, only to come up empty-handed time and time again.
     

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