The Chicago Tribune has broken ranks with the controlled media to demand that Democratic Party nominee Hilary Clinton be forced to step down in favor of her vice presidential nominee, Tim Kaine, following the FBI’s announcement that they have reopened their criminal investigation against her.
FBI director James Comey’s announcement “so close to Election Day should tell every thinking person that what the FBI is looking at is extremely serious.”
Well-known Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass started off his piece by asking if “America [had] become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday’s FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?”
Kass went on to say that it is “obvious the American political system is breaking down.
“It’s been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they’re properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and effect.”
Democrats should, he continued, “hold themselves to the high moral standards they impose on the people they govern,” and demand that Clinton step aside in the face of the latest revelations.
The FBI has said that emails found in connection with the former congressman Anthony Wiener’s “sexting case” are apparently linked to the renewed investigation, and that it involves emails between Clinton and Weiner’s wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
“Democrats should say, honestly, that with a new criminal investigation going on into events around her home-brew email server from the time she was secretary of state, having Clinton anywhere near the White House is just not a good idea,” Kass continued.
“Since October 7, WikiLeaks has released 35,000 emails hacked from Clinton campaign boss John Podesta. Now WikiLeaks, no longer a neutral player but an active anti-Clinton agency, plans to release another 15,000 emails.
“The best thing would be for Democrats to ask her to step down now.
“It would be the most responsible thing to do, if the nation were more important to them than power.
“And the American news media — fairly or not firmly identified in the public mind as Mrs. Clinton’s political action committee — should begin demanding it.
“If you take a step back from tribal politics, you’ll see that Mrs. Clinton has clearly disqualified herself from ever coming near classified information again. If she were a young person straight out of grad school hoping to land a government job, Hillary Clinton would be laughed out of Washington with her record. She’d never be hired.
“As secretary of state she kept classified documents on the home-brew server in her basement, which is against the law. She lied about it to the American people. She couldn’t remember details dozens of times when questioned by the FBI.
“Her aides destroyed evidence by BleachBit and hammers.
“Her husband, Bill, met secretly on an airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynch for about a half-hour, and all they said they talked about was golf and the grandkids.
“And there was no prosecution of Hillary. That isn’t merely wrong and unethical. It is poisonous.”
The Chicago Tribune article concluded by saying that “If a presidential election is as much about the people as it is about the candidates, then we’ll learn plenty about ourselves in the coming days, won’t we?”