Oof: Top Google Question During Dem Debate Was, 'Will Hillary Be Prosecuted?'

Guy Benson
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Posted: Jan 18, 2016 5:30 PM
Oof: Top Google Question During Dem Debate Was, 'Will Hillary Be Prosecuted?'

Hey, it's a legit question, especially in light of the serious and expanded FBI investigation that Hillary really, really  doesn't want to talk about. Via the Free Beacon:


Two of the top three Google trend questions leading up to the debate pertained to Hillary's alleged illegal conduct and the likelihood of an indictment, a fact that elicits an "oh jeez" from MSNBC's anchor during the network's pregame coverage. According to The Hill, these questions remained popular during the debate itself, too:

Some of the top trending questions on Google during Sunday's Democratic presidential debate related to Hillary Clinton's legal troubles. "Will Hillary Clinton get prosecuted?" is the top question being asked on Google searches concerning the Democratic front-runner during the debate, in Charleston, S.C. Two of the top five questions relating to Clinton implicitly concern the FBI investigation into the private email server she used as secretary of State. The other question is "what did Hillary Clinton do that is illegal?"

On the latter question, federal investigators are reportedly probing (a) whether Mrs. Clinton's mishandling of more than 1,300 classified emails through her improper and insecure private server -- including top secret material -- amounted to criminal "gross negligence" under the Espionage Act, (b) whether she and her team engaged in obstruction of justice to cover up her malfeasance, and (c) whether alleged "pay to play" dealings pertaining to Clinton Foundation "slush fund" donations rise to the level of public corruption.  As for the number one question on viewers' minds, it's anyone's guess.  The politicized Obama Justice Department seems highly unlikely to do anything at all to damage the Democratic party's interests, but sources inside the FBI seem to believe there's already ample grounds for a criminal prosecution:

Inside the FBI, pressure is growing to pursue the case. One intelligence source told Fox News that FBI agents would be “screaming” if a prosecution is not pursued because “many previous public corruption cases have been made and successfully prosecuted with much less evidence than what is emerging in this investigation.” The FBI is particularly on edge in the wake of how the case of former CIA Director David Petraeus was handled...In the Petraeus case, the exposure of classified information was assessed to be limited.

What would bother voters more: A presidential nominee under federal indictment, or a White House meddling to quash a viable prosecution for nakedly political reasons?