IS OBAMA BEING TRUMPED BY A SMARTER CHESS PLAYER?
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Despite assuring his followers that he will, Donald Trump announced that he will not pursue Hillary Clinton’s Foundation and her illegal email server. But he had to say that didn’t he, and for good reason, because Obama still has plenty of time to pardon her... absolve her of all blame. If he chooses to do that, the case is permanently closed. So is Trump luring Obama into a false sense of security where Obama himself would avoid being part of any criminal proceedings?
Obama knew of the email server, he corresponded on it himself, and he certainly would have known the reason for its use.
Romney eviscerated Trump in a savage attempt to rally the GOP against him
As Trump keeps the White House, the media and the Democrats preoccupied with the apparently astonishing rapprochement between Mitt Romney and himself, the wheels of justice keep silently turning as the FBI continues its year-long investigation into the Clinton Foundation, but not the server. The server was merely a conduit to allow the fraudulent funds to be arranged and received without any “outsiders” knowing.
The Foundation is where the most meat is on the bone.
Trump’s private dinner with Romney last night has shortened odds for his appointment as Secretary of State. The truth is that Hillary Clinton has a better chance of being reappointed as Secretary of State than Romney has of replacing her.
It’s clearly a Trump ruse and Rudy Giuliani is almost certain to be handed the role he really wants, and certainly deserves.
Despite media claiming it’s done and dusted for Romney, it’s a position that Trump would never allow him to have... he is simply giving him an embarrassing and humiliating work-over as payback.
Romney will be left like an unwanted shag on a rock with not a dime of the spoils to bless himself with.
Recriminations aside, the Secretary of State needs to be of one geo-political mind with that of the President and Mitt Romney is a long way from that with Trump.
The truth is that Trump did not need to pursue Clinton anyway... the FBI's Comey will continue to do that for him and a decontaminated Department of Justice, devoid of a corrupt Attorney General in Loretta Lynch, will see that a Grand Jury is empanelled... and that will necessarily embroil Obama who is now in a very tight corner.
If Obama doesn’t buy Trump’s assurance that he has no interest in “locking her up” he may pardon Clinton to save his own skin but that would be a bad look and yet another fresh skid mark on his already flawed legacy.
If he DOES fall for Trump’s meaningless assurance then Trump’s word will still be kept... he won’t have to lift a finger toward Clinton's indictment, it will all be done for him, and at arm’s length.
There’s a game of chess going on in Trump Tower... and it’s close to check mate.