ABC/WASHINGTON POST POLL: 56 Percent of Voters Believe That Hillary Clinton Should Have Been Charged After FBI Investigation

Hillary_Clinton_Testimony_to_House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziIn a surprising poll by ABC and the Washington Post, a majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI’s recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her mishandling of emails as secretary of state. Moreover, a majority say that the scandal has left them uncertain and worried about her ability to be president.

The poll still shows Democrats more likely to give Clinton the benefit of the doubt, but Independents show the same hardened view as Republicans. That is a matter of concern for the Clinton camp. Clinton has relied on the hardest core Democrats (and the DNC leadership) to guarantee her nomination. However, she now needs to secure the Independent vote, particularly given the alienation from her showed in polls for groups like white males.

Overall, 56 percent disapprove of FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation not to charge Clinton, while just 35 percent approve. Similarly, 57 percent say the incident makes them worried about how Clinton might act as president if she is elected, with most very worried about it. Just 39 percent feel the issue isn’t related to how she would perform as president. Those are truly horrible numbers for a presidential candidate going into a political convention.

Notably, the 35 and 39 percent seems to reflect Clinton’s hardcore base numbers. Once again, she is fortunate thus far to be running against Donald Trump who equals her in negative polling numbers. The two candidates now stand as the least popular in U.S. history to run for the presidency.  The latest poll shows a statistical dead heat with Clinton’s lead shrinking to just three points over Trump.

107 thoughts on “ABC/WASHINGTON POST POLL: 56 Percent of Voters Believe That Hillary Clinton Should Have Been Charged After FBI Investigation”

  1. Wow, you people are all nuts ! I suppose the Secret Service is smuggling drugs and boy friends into the White House ?

  2. Well, if there are no birth certificates or hospital records for the girls, they must be space aliens ! Or Kenyans ! Or illegal Mexicans ! Or optical illusions !

    This seems more than a little paranoid to me. Just a lot of mud.

    If Obama is a “widely known homosexual,” with whom? Have former partners come forward with verifiable stories?

    1. Oh give us a break Jay. IF someone dared to come forward thinking he’d not be killed, just HOW would you go about verifying something that was most likely done privately? Would you ask him to describe some oddity of Obama’s anatomy, and then ask the POTUS to drop trou in order to prove the accusation wrong? (Remember the movie Porky’s?) Would you ask for confirming witnesses? Just how would you ‘verify’ their stories? Even if he was busted riding his pony in the park – that would have been either sealed or deleted by now, so you’d not be able to verify that either.

  3. @ Jay S

    No pictures of Michelle pregnant. No birth certificates / hospital records for the girls / Michelle have been found and Obama is a widely known homosexual.

    How would you like your name to be Hitler or Mengele the Nazi angel of death?

  4. Paul, yes you’re correct that the statute itself says nothing about intent. Here it is:

    “Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”

    However, “gross negligence” is all that is required, as plainly noted above. And gross negligence is “a conscious and voluntary disregard of the need to use reasonable care, which is likely to cause foreseeable grave injury or harm to persons, property, or both.” Hillary Clinton was “conscious” and she did what she did as a “voluntary” action.

    But Comey also alluded to other cases involving this statute and said that there was no precedent for taking action against Clinton. There again, however, Comey lied. One such case was against Bryan H. Nishimura. Nishimura basically did the same sort of thing that Clinton did. According to court documents:

    “Nishimura, however, caused the materials to be downloaded and stored on his personal, unclassified electronic devices and storage media. He carried such classified materials on his unauthorized media when he traveled off-base in Afghanistan and, ultimately, carried those materials back to the United States at the end of his deployment. In the United States, Nishimura continued to maintain the information on unclassified systems in unauthorized locations, and copied the materials onto at least one additional unauthorized and unclassified system. . . The investigation did not reveal evidence that Nishimura intended to distribute classified information to unauthorized personnel.”

    The significant difference between Nishimura and Clinton is that Nishimura pled guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials, whereas Clinton, of course, did not. However, it’s the action, not the pleadings that determines whether Clinton violated the statute. Here’s what happened to Nishimura:

    “U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman immediately sentenced Nishimura to two years of probation, a $7,500 fine, and forfeiture of personal media containing classified materials. Nishimura was further ordered to surrender any currently held security clearance and to never again seek such a clearance.”

    https://www.fbi.gov/sacramento/press-releases/2015/folsom-naval-reservist-is-sentenced-after-pleading-guilty-to-unauthorized-removal-and-retention-of-classified-materials

    Of course, you haven’t heard anything about this in the mainstream media. The mainstream media’s job is to protect Clinton and to do and say whatever is necessary to get her elected. The Presstitutes have their marching orders, after all.

  5. So how did Comey go from being a universally-respected straight shooter, to being a crook, a traitor, or all around no-goodnik? Just for rendering an opinion and a decision some people don’t agree with?

    1. Jay – Comey twisted a statute into a pretzel to get Hillary off the hook, along with her minions. The statute does not require intent, however he read it to require criminal intent. Then Lynch cannot answer 74 questions. You know the fix is in.

  6. Patriot –
    Obama’s “supposed” daughters ????? Would you care to explain?

    Re Hitler, Hitler had a nephew, a Bill Hitler, who was in the US back then. I don’t think anything gruesome happened to him.

  7. Paul Schulte –
    Are you serious? Unless the US is actually being invaded, what would the pretext for such a move be? And barring some beyond-extraordinary emergency, no government official or military or law enforcement would go along with it. And, in any event, the new President would still be sworn in.
    I don’t think that not liking your successor would be any sort of justification for a declaration of martial law.

    1. Jay S – this is something I hope does not happen, however there is just something about Obama that I do not trust. I was positing how he could do it, hopefully not how he would do it at all.

  8. Comey’s kids are analyzing their dad’s actions and realizing “my dad is a crook, a traitor to our country.” They are not proud. Does Comey even have the conscience to realize he is shaming them? This isn’t Comey’s first rodeo, they are probably already aware their dad is federal mafia.

    The same for Obama’s ‘supposed’ daughters. To go through life with the last name Obama. That is like being named Ricky Hitler and now Chelsea Clinton. Why not wear a sign.. I am the daughter of a moron.

  9. Darren,
    I had a post not go through. No curse words and only 1 link. Word Press filter must be hungry.

  10. Thanks Squeeky, Had to go through Isaac’s same diatribe for the millionth time. He never has anything new and he won’t answer your specific challenging questions.

  11. Comey has been corrupt a long time. He, the Justice Department & Court System should have indicted the Bush / Obama administrations & Israel for 9/11 and War Crimes years ago.

    I think Comey turned coward and betrayed us because there would have been too many prosecutions, including Obama, involved. He did though give much evidence to indict Hillary in other ways such as lying to Congress.

    FBI SOURCE: CLINTON FOUNDATION CAN BRING DOWN ENTIRE GOVERNMENT

    “The real point of interest is the Clinton Foundation, not the email servers, source reveals”

    http://www.infowars.com/fbi-source-clinton-foundation-can-bring-down-entire-government

  12. LOL! ouyr Canadian friend could never use Twitter. As my wise old man would say, “Some people use so many words to say nothing.”

  13. Paul, I’m constantly amazed how Conservatives never assume any failure, just “Well, it wasn’t the right circumstances”. Just look at the excuses Bill Kristol makes about any of his prognostications being rendered factually false upon fruition. In a vacuum it’s a great concept, but outside of the lab folks it’s just not a tenable experiment based on reality.

    1. Roscoe – Bill Kristol has been inside the Beltway too long to remain a conservative. Still his opinions are his own.

  14. Right after Dick Cheney’s criminal indictment and Chelsea Manning receives a full pardon for the fraudulent abuse of the Espionage Act. Right after we prosecute the telecom executives for their post-9/11 felonies (which Congress didn’t have the authority to legalize ex post facto).

    Our justice system is a joke and everybody knows it.

  15. Squeaky

    There is a complainer that routinely gets some of my comments removed when I refer to a certain poster who routinely blasphemes in my direction. I don’t complain. I enjoy the results of the lack of equilibrium. He is an amusing and sometimes refreshing element.

    Regarding Trump and Clinton, first I look at the system that is producing both of them. That is the fundamental problem with our so called democracy which is in fact an oligarchy. The distance the Democrats are from democracy is vast, not due so much to inherent Democrat positions but essentially because as that is the way the game is played then they play it as well and even perhaps better than the Republicans. However both parties are locked into the same feeding trough. Clinton did not invent the system. There’s a famous line by Robert Shaw in the movie, ‘The Sting’, after Paul Newman takes him at cards while both are cheating, “What am I supposed to do, accuse him of cheating better than me.” Or from the ‘Flim Flam Man'”You can’t cheat an honest man.”

    So, I find no intellectual or observational integrity in someone who defends the present dysfunctional system of electing representatives in the US. That having been said, if Clinton is distanced by virtue of the ‘way things are’ from an ideal democracy where each voter would have an equal say, Trump is well out of the picture. He has exhibited absolutely no indication that he will take into consideration the opinions of others, including his supposedly own party. The task of sparring with the Republican party is relatively easy for him as he is supposedly a Republican, there are no other choices for the party, and the Republican party has been ingesting itself for the past eight years, wallowing in their shame, firing in all directions, and offering next to nothing for the American people other than pathetic diatribe against any and everything, regardless. The Republican party has been its own worst enemy. The Republican party has been destroying itself.

    This leads me to a position of anything but a Republican President when partnered with a Republican House would, not could, lead to vastly more devastating conditions than those that came as a result of eight years of the three stooges, and they didn’t have the complete House. Any logical person who has an even limited understanding of history will understand that in our dysfunctional system with two choices-one more than a dictatorship-the concept of check and balance simply cannot allow a Republican President.

    Now add Trump to this salad. Yes he has made a shambles of the Republican party’s supposed control of this operation. Or, has he? Perhaps he is nothing more than an opportunist who comes along, sees the chaos, and jumps in with his own agenda. Sound familiar: creates division, targets segments of the population to hate and blame, offers next to nothing in intelligence but excels in cleverness, keeps the establishment at a distance, etc.

    The US needs to change but more than that it needs continuity and stability while it corrects the small to the large mistakes it has morphed.

    The short answer is Clinton may be all that she is purported to be but she is changing, understands her limitations, and will most probably connect with more of those that represent Americans on both sides of the aisle. Trump is not even cognizant of an aisle, could care less, and as pertains to all those transgressions committed by Clinton whether true or false, irrespective of their real importance, makes Clinton look like an obsessive follower of the rules.

    The shorter answer is Clinton may be a sleaze, etc, etc, etc, but Trump is dangerous and would eclipse the midget cowboy and his handlers by a long and dangerous decade of restructuring. Regardless of what anyone thinks of Obama, his greatest legacy will not be appreciated as most have no memory that goes further back than breakfast; he fixed a horrendous tragedy, stopped the sinking, stabilized, and allowed Americans to focus on the future. There will always be the conservative perspective versus the liberal perspective, but the US does not need to experience the tragedy that would be Trump.

  16. To Paul Schulte –
    How could Obama “refuse to leave office” ???? Once a new President is sworn in, Obama has no authority to do anything Presidential, and no instructions he might issue would be followed. Are you claiming Obama could somehow stop the next inauguration? How?

  17. Paul, you continue to identify conservatives thru the most unique lens possible. I’d say even obscure. Conservatism is truly the brain without a body and will continually fail within systems that currently exist as bureaucracies.
    They need to adapt or die my friend and it looks like it’s the later for their future.

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