by Andy Weddington
Thursday, 30 June 2016
There's a difference between fair game and playing games. Hillary Clinton
A few years ago I served as a juror during a criminal trial.
Once the jury was seated, the judge delivered instructions.
One of the instructions was that during the course of the trial jurors were not to speak to the judge, attorneys, defendants, witnesses, et al., except during courtroom proceedings.
That meant that though we would see each other during breaks outside the courtroom there was to be no contact whatsoever. None. Not even innocent pleasantries.
Any breach was to be reported to the judge. And the judge, after hearing the particulars of the contact, would decide whether or not the trial had been compromised.
Yesterday it was reported that on Monday Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton for an half hour aboard an airplane at the Phoenix airport.
The head of the organization conducting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton (and the Clinton Foundation), a candidate for president, the person who will decide the course of action, upon FBI recommendations, met with the spouse (Foundation namesake)? Privately? For thirty minutes?
Questioned by media yesterday, Mzz Lynch said they spoke of grandchildren and travels and social things.
It does not matter things discussed.
Perception. She compromised her role and authority.
She has no credibility. None.
There are calls she recuse herself.
Though doubtful that will happen.
Should she be charged with obstruction of justice?
That seems not only proper but fair.
To remind the Attorney General in Clinton speak (apparently a language she enjoys fluency) - law and order is not fair game nor for playing games.
The public expects you, madam, to be fair, but, by deed, you are playing games and that makes you fair game.