In a scintillating opening to her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "The Clinton Contamination," Maureen Dowd lets us know:
"IT says a lot about our relationship with Hillary Clinton that she seems well on her way to becoming Madam President because she’s not getting indicted.
If she were still at the State Department, she could be getting fired for being, as the F.B.I. director told Congress, 'extremely careless' with top-secret information. Instead, she’s on a glide path to a big promotion."
No mention, however, by Dowd how Comey struggled to make use of the terminology "extremely careless" to avoid using the words "gross negligence."
Also no mention by Dowd how Comey determined that there was no "intent," notwithstanding the fact that Hillary turned her emails over to a team of lawyers, who, lacking necessary security clearances, promptly "deleted all emails they did not return to State, and ... cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.”
And no mention by Dowd that Hillary is now unwilling to say whether she will cooperate with the investigation being reopened by State.
"The Clintons work hard but don’t play by the rules. Imagine them in the White House with the benefit of low expectations."
Indeed, it's hard to fathom this nightmare, which marks total abnegation of the rule of law and the end of American exceptionalism.