Which Is Worse—an October Surprise or a December Surprise?
While the mainstream media—desperate to prevent Donald Trump from bringing his gold lamé lifestyle anywhere near the White House—rattles on in mock astonishment about the loquacious businessman's latest gaffe, a far more significant threat to our country looms than any possible verbal miscue. According to The Daily Caller Foundation's Richard Pollock:
Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official.
The investigation centers on New York City where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities.
Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices — a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations.
The New York-based probe is being led by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara’s prosecutorial aggressiveness has resulted in a large number of convictions of banks, hedge funds and Wall Street insiders.
Bharara is the attorney who recently brought down the supposedly untouchable Democratic NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver—a veritable Boss Tweed of modern New York politics. Evenhanded, the prosecutor also put away NY Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos for five years on corruption charges.
Importantly, I have been told that Mr. Bharara works independently of the censorious hand of Loretta Lynch at the DOJ in DC. He is reputed to be his own man and likes to keep New York's Southern District free of Beltway interference. As for that anonymous "former senior law enforcement official," he—I also have been told—is definitely in a position to know. (This contradicts earlier reporting, by CNN and others, that the Clinton Foundation was not under investigation.)
Can we say, "Watch out, Hillary!"? Better yet, "Watch out, America!"? Be careful what you wish for at the ballot box this November. What you vote for on Election Day may not be what you are getting a month later.
In other words, which is worse—an October Surprise or a December Surprise?