Jill Stein’s recount in Wisconsin and her fundraising for more ballot-counting redos in Michigan and Pennsylvania aren’t going forward alone – Hillary Clinton has jumped alongside to announce her support for the efforts.
But perhaps she shouldn’t have.Not only are the recounts bad moves, because even Democrats are starting to state publicly they’re a waste of time and money and that can’t be good for the party’s public image, going forward.
But as Yes I’m Right reported: “As it stands, Hillary could be going to jail as we all thought she might during the election.”
Two Washington insider journalists are due to publish a book that gives the details of how Clinton actually conceded the race to Donald Trump – at the insistence of President Obama, it seems.
Shortly after, Trump told CBS News of his “lovely” conversation with Clinton, and how she was “very strong,” “very smart,” and “she couldn’t have been nicer” during the concession call. That opened the doors for Trump to renounce something he promised on the campaign trail – to pursue criminal charges against Clinton.
Now this, from Fox News, reported by Yes I’m Right: “But in politics, what is given … can be taken away. Especially when the recipient of a generous gift exhibits a conspircuous lack of gratitude. Which is precisely what Clinton has now done.”
In other words: Clinton received a big gift from Trump when she conceded, by way of his coming out in the following days with a wishy-washy view of pursuing her for prosecution. But now Clinton, on board with Stein’s recount, doesn’t seem as gracious of this gift as she should be.
From Yes I’m Right: “Essentially this is a direct spitting in the face of Donald Trump’s frankly gracious act of not prosecuting her, which is well within his rights to do as she has endangered national security.”
As Trump reminds, via Twitter: Hillary, you’ve already conceded. Let it go.
The subtle warning is perhaps not so subtle.
“[Clinton’s support of recounts] now opens the path for James Comey, Jason Chaffetz and Trey Gowdy to throw Hillary in jail,” Yes I’m Right reported. “My opinion? Do it. She doesn’t deserve the freedom.”