By Allan Lengel
Give the FBI credit for being thorough.
Over the years, the FBI has often moved forth slowly in big cases involving high-profile, political figures. It’s typical. After all when you go hunting for big game, you better hit the target squarely between the eyes, or pay the consequences and deal with the fall out.
I get it.
But the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails is starting to border on obstruction of democracy.
The Democratic Convention in Philadelphia begins July 25. That’s less than three months away, and the cloud of the investigation still hangs heavy over the Clinton campaign and the Democratic party.
If the FBI and Justice Department plan to indict Clinton, they need to do it very very soon.
An indictment right before, during or right after the convention — or if the case drags — would create serious chaos and undermine the political process.
It would be black eye for the political process and the FBI.
The agency doesn’t need to be accused of meddling in the political processes and having a hand in who Americans elect president.
The FBI needs to quickly finish up the interviews with Clinton’s former staff. Bring in extra agents if need be. Bring in extra Justice Department lawyers.
Either way, it’s time to pull the trigger very soon — one way or another.