The moment is at hand. No more wiggle room. The most damaging area that Trump can play against Clinton can no longer be submerged.
Investigative documents released yesterday confirmed that Clinton had been extensively questioned about her judgement in using her private email system to discuss classified drone strikes and in allowing aides to destroy large numbers of emails before it was ultimately decided she should not face criminal charges. Her most often relied-upon defense was that she had deferred to the judgement of her State department aides when emailing her and could not recall anyone raising concerns with her regarding the sensitivity of the information she received at her email address.
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Clinton admitted mistakes--both procedural and substantive--in the way she handled her private email system. Indeed, the FBI acknowledged that it found no evidence of indictable misconduct, which requires criminal intent and her repository in this regard was barren.
The GOP will be all over this. It shall devour it. Accordingly, the stage is now set for the ultimate mano v womano gut wrenching battle to end all constraint-free politico war grounds.
Clinton has all the factual ammunition she needs. She could write 100 books on Trump's misdeeds and misspeaks. And remember, he who has no conscience is all the more vulnerable therefor.
Trump, by what he says and what he does, provides much self-destructiveness. What Clinton should be wary of is the public perception of what she said and how she said it in her sworn testimony before the Justice Department's top counterintelligence officials.
Things are going to get really rough now as the campaign enters the home stretch, punctuated by the presidential debates. Trump's campaign is now in the hands of savy politicos. We've got ourselves a horse race.
What is the intent when a mistake is made? This calls for an objective analysis of a subjective state of mind. Not exactly a path clearly illuminated by definitive highway signs.
When Trump says the things he'll do if elected , what is his state of mind? Patriotism or unacceptable manic interludes?
Record the debates. You'll have a slice of history.