Longtime Clintonite Doug Schoen Withdraws His Support for Hillary

In The Hill this morning, Schoen wrote with "extreme sadness" that he is "now convinced that we will be facing the very real possibility of a constitutional crisis with many dimensions and deleterious consequences should Secretary Clinton win the election."

FBI Director James Comey’s decision to make public the fact that more emails potentially pertinent to the Clinton probe had been found on Anthony Weiner’s computer changes the impact of this election on the future of the country.

I say this because regardless of what Secretary Clinton did or didn’t do or what her aide, Huma Abedin, did or didn’t do or even what Anthony Weiner did or didn’t do, I am now convinced that we will be facing the very real possibility of a constitutional crisis with many dimensions and deleterious consequences should Secretary Clinton win the election.

In the best case scenario, there will be at the very least a criminal investigation of president-elect Clinton. And there will be a criminal investigation of Huma Abedin, which is apparently ongoing. Furthermore, there will be potential investigations into the actions of the Justice Department and most of all the FBI and its director, James Comey.

After the past eight years wherein America has become progressively more and more divided and a campaign season that has magnified these divisions, I fear for that we will not be able to withstand this kind of continued scandal.

Schoen says he has known the Clintons since 1994. He worked on Bill Clinton's reelection campaign in 1996 as well as Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2008. The Democrat pollster has never been a fan of Barack Obama's divisive, Alinskyite style of politics, however. Following Clinton's defeat, he became associated with "People United Means Action" -- a movement of disaffected Clinton supporters who refused to support Obama.