Chicago Tribune Calls For Hillary to Step Down

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Late last week, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress announcing that due to the discovery of new emails it was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. Comey previously found that Clinton’s handling of classified material sent through the server was “extremely careless,” but not criminal.


However, it is clear that something disturbing has been discovered that prompted the investigation to be reopened and Comey to publicly send a letter to Congress alerting them to as much.

Well, one columnist for the Chicago Tribune, John Kass, thinks the situation is so serious that Democrats might want to consider taking pretty drastic action. From his Tribune column today:


FBI director James Comey’s announcement about the renewed Clinton email investigation is the bombshell in the presidential campaign. That he announced this so close to Election Day should tell every thinking person that what the FBI is looking at is extremely serious.

This can’t be about pervert Anthony Weiner and his reported desire for a teenage girl. But it can be about the laptop of Weiner’s wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and emails between her and Hillary. It comes after the FBI investigation in which Comey concluded Clinton had lied and been “reckless” with national secrets, but said he could not recommend prosecution.


Well Mr. Kass has a suggestion about how the Democrats can rectify this situation:

If ruling Democrats hold themselves to the high moral standards they impose on the people they govern, they would follow a simple process:

They would demand that Mrs. Clinton step down, immediately, and let her vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, stand in her place.


Kass ends with a no nonsense assessment of Clinton’s record and mishaps so far:

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.

It is currently unclear what incriminating information, if anything, the FBI is likely to find during the course of their most recent investigation, but there is no question that this entire election has weighed on the trust of the American people.