RUSH: Now, folks, it’s also not a surprise that the Drive-Bys would be going after Cruz. And seriously, even though they made fun and mocked anybody who was a quote/unquote “birther” back during the Obama years, it’s expected. Of course. This is an opportunity for so much. It’s quid pro quo. It’s payback. Plus there’s a real opportunity to take out a conservative they all hate. So of course they’re gonna take it seriously. I’ll tell you something here, folks. You know who really, really, really might be ineligible to run for the presidency? And it isn’t Ted Cruz. Nobody on the Republican side. Let’s examine Hillary Clinton in terms of eligibility.
She might not be eligible to be elected president when everybody gets finished. Look at this, 18 US Code 107: “Concealment, Removal, or Mutilation Generally: Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. … and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
…and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office…”
If she is ever indicted on this e-mail business, or if they find that she has mutilated, destroyed, hidden, or otherwise done away with documents that were classified that came under her purview? Sorry, folks. She’s gotta be convicted, of course. But if that were to ever happen, she’s not qualified. She’s not eligible to run. And, I’m telling you, this has as much (if not more) possibility and relevance than whatever they’re trying to manufacture here about Ted Cruz. We’ve gotta be very careful not to take our eyes off who the real enemy is. It’s the Democrats, folks. It’s not fellow Republicans.
RUSH: No, I’m dead serious, folks. Look at this. “Hillary ClintonÂ’s Criminal Indictment LoomsÂ…” Yesterday was Joe diGenova saying so. Today there’s a piece at the DC Whispers blog. “Talk of a possible indictment against former Obama Secretary of State and current Democrat presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton have swirled for months. Whispers now indicate that over the last forty-eight hours that talk has turned very-very serious.”
I don’t know what’s gonna happen there, but it is ramping up. Look, she’s admitted she deleted half of the e-mails on that server. The law is very clear here. Now, don’t misunderstand, I don’t think it’s automatic this is gonna happen, just like this Cruz thing. Can I make another observation? This is fascinating to me. Look at the lather everybody willingly gets themselves worked up into about what citizenship is and how it’s defined and then whether or not Ted Cruz can legitimately run for president. Look at the lather this has everybody worked up into. And yet there’s hardly any concern whatsoever about what illegal noncitizens are allowed to do.
We bend over backwards. We extend the full welfare state and then some to the illegals who come into this country illegally. The Democrat Party goes out of its away to find ways to keep them here. The Democrat Party’s looking for undercover ways to extend temporary quasi-citizenship to them so they could vote. We have people that get worked up about this, obviously, about the politics of it.
But my point is we’re talking about illegal immigrants, there’s much more sympathy and much more compassion, and we’re told that we must be understanding. And these are people fleeing disaster-torn areas of the world. They just want to make a better life and they come to the United States, who are we to say no. We have somebody that’s an actual citizen here, we’re trying to drum ’em out of the country, we’re trying to drum ’em out of the presidential race. They’re all worked up over whether or not a citizen is a citizen and then what that citizen can or cannot do. I just find the juxtaposition of those things fascinating.
Look, all it took was Trump bringing this up, “Hey, you know what, Ted might want to look into this. I would hate for Ted to be sidelined by a lawsuit down the road.” And everybody, on cue, like there’s a Svengali or pied piper out there, everybody just falls into line and starts behaving exactly as whoever is responsible for this wanted them to behave. And so today the entire focus of the so-called Republican Party, conservative movement, is on Ted Cruz and not Hillary Clinton and not Bernie Sanders, who, by the way, I’m gonna remind you again, is creeping up and is so close to Mrs. Clinton. They are getting practically paranoid, petrified with fear inside the Clinton campaign over Bernie, not just where he is in the polls in some of these states, but the amount of money he’s raising.
You’re not reading about it because the Drive-By Media circle the wagons doing everything they can to protect Hillary. I mean, I have great example of that in The Politico today that is hilarious, and I will do you the honor of analyzing it and translating it for you, ’cause it is just classic, how they’re trying to distance Hillary from Obama now. And the stretches and the extortions and the twists and the pretzel-like moves they make in order to create distance between Hillary and Obama is classically funny.
RUSH: Here is Mike in Bethel, Connecticut. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. How are you? I’m surprised they haven’t outlawed tampons in California.
RUSH: (laughing) Yeah, right.
CALLER: Listen, I want to raise a hypothetical with you. Let’s say the Justice Department has an epiphany and does something proper with Hillary and she’s out of the race. I think Bernie Sanders, for all his popularity and everything you’ve discussed, he, you know, has a strong showing out there, but he doesn’t have one or two of the things that Obama has, you know, one being the first African-American president, and everybody had glow in their eyes. So I think the question becomes what do the Democrats do, and there will be lots of smoke filled back rooms where people are wondering, ’cause I don’t think O’Malley will be the choice, and Biden isn’t gonna —
RUSH: Now, now, now, wait just a second, because it’s interesting that you mentioned this, because I don’t think Hillary is gonna be indicted. I know. I respect Joe diGenova, and just to repeat, diGenova thinks she’s gonna be indicted in 60 days. He thinks the FBI is just loaded up with evidence; it’s so much evidence that if the attorney general does not charge that there’s gonna be a revolt at the FBI like there was in Watergate when the solicitor general refused to fire somebody on Nixon’s order.
That’s when Bork came along and did it. He thinks there’s gonna be a revolt, diGenova says. Look, he’s the guy. He’s been there. He would know. He’s not gonna just say this off the top of his head. He’s got to know this. He’s the kind of person who would have the connections to know how close the FBI is, what kind of evidence they had, how much of it. He wouldn’t be going out saying this stuff. Unless he’s senile. And I just saw him on TV. He doesn’t look senile. He says, “Look, it is mountainous, and they are continuing to investigate.”
They’re up to 1400 e-mails that she trafficked in that are classified, and they’re adding to it all the time. And there’s more evidence than just that. And he thinks there’s no way she won’t be indicted in 60 days, and that if Loretta Lynch and Obama pull the plug on it and don’t indict, that there’s gonna be a revolt, that that’s how much evidence they’ve got. I can’t see it. For one of the reasons you brought up: Who are they gonna have? The Democrat Party runs this Regime or you should you could say this Regime is the Democrat Party.
I mean, if they indict Hillary, they are knowingly taking her out of the race. Now, if that happens, folks, it means they never wanted her in this in the first place — and 2007, 2008 was not a coincidence, that Obama just didn’t decide to surface and run, come out of nowhere and win. If that happens, it means that somebody somewhere doesn’t want the Clintons anywhere back near the White House or presidential power. I can’t see it. And it’s not because I don’t believe that the Clintons are immune and that they are not held accountable the same forces we all are.
I just don’t see the Democrat Party, Obama taking her out? I might be persuaded somebody who knew that maybe there’s a genuine animus that Obama has for Hillary, maybe Obama does not want her responsible for continuing his legacy. I’d have to be told this, though, and I’d have to be told this in a very convincing way by somebody who knew. I don’t want to suppose this. But if it does happen, Martin O’Malley is not gonna be the guy. But don’t discount Bernie Sanders. I mean, yeah, he’s not gonna be the first anything other than old guy.
Hillary would be the first woman, but, you know, Bernie’s not Hispanic, he’s not female, he’s not transgender. No first there. But he is raising money. He’s raising a lot of money, and his polling numbers are closer to Hillary in a few states that anybody knows. But don’t forget over there old Plugs. Remember when Plugs made his big announcement, Biden, that he wasn’t going to run for president. When he was finished, what was everybody’s reaction? That sounded sure as heck like a guy who is running. He laid out what his agenda would be.
He laid out what his reason for running would be. He laid out what he wanted to accomplish. In the midst of saying he wasn’t gonna do it. And some people said, “You know what? This sounds like a guy who is laying down markers for getting in this race if something untoward happens to front-runners and he has to get in. He’s already got the groundwork laid, the framework put out,” and he’s talking about it. He’s out there… There’s a story. I got a story in the Stack today, Plugs is saying he thinks every day about running for president.
Every day he thinks about doing it, every day he thinks about his decision not to do it, every day it’s on his mind. So he would be a natural to pick up any slack if Hillary drops… In fact, I just found the story. Here it is in fact: “Joe Biden on 2016 Decision: ‘I Regret It Every Day.'” TheHill.com: “Vice President Joe Biden says he regrets ‘every day’ that he didn’t enter the 2016 presidential race — but his decision was in his family’s best interests. ‘I regret it every day, but it was the right decision for my family and for me. And I plan on staying deeply involved,’ Biden said in an interview with Connecticut NBC affiliate.”