At this writing, we don’t know just what it is, exactly, that has renewed the FBI’s interest in the Hillary Clinton email scandal, but, according to one legend of investigative journalism, it has to be awfully big to prompt all of this activity so close to the presidential election.
As reported by Townhall.com, Carl Bernstein, the man who, along with fellow reporter Bob Woodward, basically chronicled the events of the Watergate scandal in a way that saw the downfall of Richard Nixon, told Brooke Baldwin of CNN that whatever the agency it has, it must be a “bombshell.”
Bernstein said, in part, “Well, there's no question that the e-mails have always been the greatest threat to her candidacy for president, that her conduct in regard to the e-mails is really indefensible and if there was going to be more information that came out, it was the one thing, as I said on the air last night, actually that could really perhaps affect this election.
“We don't know what this means yet except that it's a real bombshell. And it is unthinkable that the Director of the FBI would take this action lightly, that he would put this letter forth to the Congress of the United States saying there is more information out there about classified e-mails and call it to the attention of congress unless it was something requiring serious investigation. So that's where we are...”
Bernstein, hardly a conservative, has previously referred to Clinton’s handling of the email mess as “indefensible,” and, in particular, her willingness to lie about it.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large