As I write this blog entry, it is breaking news all over the mainstream media that Hillary Clinton will not be indicted on criminal charges in the email scandal. The other people involved in the investigation who could've been charged were not charged as well.
This may come as a surprise to some, but it isn't for me. I never expected the FBI to charge Hillary Clinton under the Espionage Act or anything like that. First and foremost, it would hand the nomination (and effectively the Presidency) to Bernie Sanders which the establishment is not going to do. Secondly though is the fact that Hillary Clinton herself is a major benefactor of white privilege, but also class privilege. Had this happened to anyone else, they'd be going to trial right now.
Had this not been a Hillary Clinton scandal, but a John Lewis scandal, Bernie Sanders scandal, Nina Turner scandal, etc, etc...the decision by the FBI Director James Comey to not bring charges would be very different.
This past weekend on Saturday July 2, Hillary Clinton was interrogated for 3 hours by the FBI and just last week there was an awkward incident involving Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch where the former President boarded the Attorney General's plane and had a discussion supposedly about their grandchildren. Very few people actually believe that and believe instead it involved the case his wife is the subject of. Both parties deny this of course, because they know that if they were honest and stated they discussed Hillary Clinton, it would make the decision that has come down today look more like a fix than the federal government holding its own accountable.
This is a Hillary Clinton scandal that would sink just about anyone else and Clinton's supporters have to be honest about this. She has not only white privilege, but this is also an example of establishment privilege, power privilege where you can violate laws and be protected from the same groups that are supposed to hold you accountable.
I originally read this Hillary Clinton email scandal the same way most Progressives did, I wrote it off. I thought it was another unfair attempt to attack her. However it clear now that there were actually violations. H.A. Goodman has spoken on this consistently and has broken down much of the information on his Youtube channel which can be found here. He was wrong about the outcome, but I think he's right on the information. If they wanted to bring charges, they could have.
We do not have a government that represents us. That is clear now. It is clear now that we have to depend on ourselves as this two-tiered system of justice continues to protect the powerful.