What’s taking so long with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails? Is there a fire in there or not? Plus: The Boston Globe imagines — and rejects — a future President Trump.
Bernie Sanders said right off the bat he was “sick and tired” of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s “damn e-mails.” The thing is, the issue of those emails has not gone away. The FBI’s investigation has been going on for a year. Sooner or later, something will drop – possibly right in the middle of convention time or even voting. What is taking so long? This hour On Point, the unresolved Clinton emails. And we’ll look at the satirical front page on Donald Trump that has Trump hopping mad.
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Boston Globe: Why is the FBI so slow on Clinton e-mail probe? — "If Clinton is exonerated, Republicans will see it as a cover-up. If there’s a criminal indictment, Democrats will read politics into that, too. Either way, the FBI will be criticized. That’s a given. Still, it’s no excuse to kick the investigation can down the road. In its own way, that looks political too. Is the FBI trying to protect her or hurt her?"
Los Angeles Times: Clinton email probe enters new phase as FBI interviews loom — "Federal prosecutors investigating the possible mishandling of classified materials on Hillary Clinton’s private email server have begun the process of setting up formal interviews with some of her longtime and closest aides, according to two people familiar with the probe, an indication that the inquiry is moving into its final phases. Those interviews and the final review of the case, however, could still take many weeks, all but guaranteeing that the investigation will continue to dog Clinton’s presidential campaign through most, if not all, of the remaining presidential primaries."
The Wall Street Journal: A Vast Email Conspiracy — " In recent weeks, not one, but two, esteemed federal judges have granted an outside group—Judicial Watch—the right to conduct discovery into the origins and handling of her private email system. It’s a reminder that Mrs. Clinton’s biggest problem this election isn’t Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump. Her problem is a 1966 statute known as the Freedom of Information Act, and the judges who enforce it."
Boston Globe Op-Ed Imagines President Trump
Boston Globe: The GOP must stop Trump -- "Action doesn’t mean political chicanery or subterfuge. It doesn’t mean settling for an equally extreme — and perhaps more dangerous — nominee in Ted Cruz. If the party can muster the courage to reject its first-place finisher, rejecting the runner-up should be even easier. The Republican Party’s standard deserves to be hoisted by an honorable and decent man, like Romney or Ryan, elected on the convention floor. It is better to lose with principle than to accept a dangerous deal from a demagogue."
This program aired on April 11, 2016.