The FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton keeps dripping along. The latest drop fell from Mark Halperin, veteran liberal pundit, on the "Morning Joe" show on MSNBC this morning.
Curiously, Fox News has been blowing off this scandal.
Via News Busters:
JOE SCARBOROUGH: To Mark, I have to tell you from a network executive high up in another network that we all know that asked when we were going to start talking about what most of us around this table are hearing from multiple sources and I'm sure you are, too: that the Hillary Clinton investigation of the FBI is far more progressed and we're hearing it, Mika and I have been hearing it, from the top officials in the Obama administration for actually several months now and we can't go to a meeting in Washington where we don't hear that. I'm sure you're hearing the same thing. What is -- what are your -- all of our sources high up are telling us -- and Nicolle is hearing the same thing, that this investigation's far more advanced than we the public knows. What are you hearing?
MARK HALPERIN: Well, there are three things people are keying off of, Joe. First of all, there's a lot of chatter amongst FBI agents, many of whom have never been big fans of the Clintons, but a lot of FBI agents seem to be saying something is happening here. Second is, from a legal point of view, you look at some of the recent developments we've talked about here on the program, it's hard to see how the Justice Department, the FBI, doesn't want to interview Secretary Clinton. And that interview alone short of an indictment, short of anything else, that would be a huge political development, it would undermine confidence in some Democrats in the notion of going forward with Secretary Clinton. And the last thing is there are some people in the White House who are starting to talk about this. It's not clear to me whether they know what's happening or there's just their intuition but the body language among some Obama administration officials is: this is more serious and something's going to happen. Again, the timing of it could be, if not cataclysmic, pretty bad for Secretary Clinton.My understanding is the interview of the suspect is the finl thing they do.
Smart money says President Obama will block taking the case to a federal grand jury. I'm taking the points and saying he will not. He throws friends under the bus, why not a woman he cannot stand?