Fox News legal analyst Arthur Aidala, also a criminal law attorney, shot down his cohosts' obvious hope that Hillary Clinton will soon be indicted. Not one of them seemed willing to acknowledge that maybe there is no criminal case to be made against her.
Aidala seemed to put his criminal law perspective above politics, a refreshing change from the usual Fox News punditry.
AIDALE: If I was Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, if she hired me, I would be on the loudest podium I could be at and I would say, “Listen, it’s time to fish or cut bait. Either come here and tell me I committed a crime or tell me that I didn’t commit a crime. What you’re doing to everyone, to the American people, is just wrong.”
And I have a personal feeling about it, not relating to Hillary Clinton, but the feds do this all the time. …They leave you hanging out there.
“Why do they do that?” cohost Harris Faulkner cut in, not very happily. “They’re waiting for you to make a mistake!”
AIDALA: Which means they don’t have enough. Because when they have enough, they pounce. When they don’t have enough, then they have to wait for you to make a mistake.
“They have a lot more than they had, though,” Faulkner said hopefully.
Cohost Meghan McCain said that there’s no doubt in her mind that Hillary Clinton has “done something highly illegal” and asked how to make that known to the public.
Aidala said that the FBI’s non-partisan director, James Comey, is the one who can do that by presenting his material to the attorney general and asking her to put it before a grand jury. “Our limited understanding is that has not happened and usually, Meghan, that hasn’t happened because they’re not confident enough that they got it,” Aidala continued. “The feds, unlike the state government, they won’t bring a case unless they are a hundred percent sure they got it.”
Not one of the four cohosts seemed happy about that news.
Watch it above, from the June 2 Outnumbered.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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