Will Barack Obama Suspend The Election If Hillary Is Forced Out By The New FBI Email Investigation?

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Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Just when it looked like Hillary Clinton was poised to win the 2016 election, the FBI has thrown a gamechanger into the mix. On Friday, FBI Director James Comey announced that his agency has discovered new emails related to Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information that they had not previously seen. According to the Associated Press, the newly discovered emails “did not come from her private server”, but instead were found when the FBI started going through electronic devices that belonged to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner.  The FBI has been looking into messages of a sexual nature that Weiner had exchanged with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, and that is why they originally seized those electronic devices.  According to the Washington Post, the “emails were found on a computer used jointly by both Weiner and his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, according to a person with knowledge of the inquiry”, and according to some reports there may be “potentially thousands” of emails on the computer that the FBI did not have access to previously.  Even though there are less than two weeks to go until election day, this scandal has the potential to possibly force Clinton out of the race, and if that happens could Barack Obama delay or suspend the election until a replacement candidate can be found?

Let’s take this one step at a time.  On Friday, financial markets tanked when reports of these new Clinton emails hit the wires.  The following comes from CNN

After recommending earlier this year that the Department of Justice not press charges against the former secretary of state, Comey said in a letter to eight congressional committee chairmen that investigators are examining newly discovered emails that “appear to be pertinent” to the email probe.


“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear pertinent to the investigation,” Comey wrote the chairmen. “I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”

At this point, we do not know what is contained in these emails.  But without a doubt Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton’s closest confidant, and I have always felt that she was Clinton’s Achilles heel.  Journalist Carl Bernstein (of Watergate fame) is fully convinced that the FBI would have never made this move unless something significant had already been discovered

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…


Is it a certainty that we won’t learn before the election? I’m not sure it’s a certainty we won’t learn before the election.


One thing is, it’s possible that Hillary Clinton might want to on her own initiative talk to the FBI and find out what she can, and if she chooses to let the American people know what she thinks or knows is going on. People need to hear from her…

If the FBI has indeed found something explosive, would they actually charge her with a crime right before the election?

It is possible, but we also have to remember that government agencies (including the FBI) tend to move very, very slowly.  If there are thousands of emails, it is going to take quite a while to sift through them all.  And of course Barack Obama has lots of ways that he could influence, delay or even shut down the investigation.

So those that are counting on this to be the miracle that Donald Trump needs should not count their chickens before they hatch.

But if Hillary Clinton were to be forced out of the race by this FBI investigation, the Democrats would have to decide on a new candidate, and that would take time.  The following is from a U.S. News & World Report article that examined what would happen if one of the candidates was forced out of the race for some reason…

If Clinton were to fall off the ticket, Democratic National Committee members would gather to vote on a replacement. DNC members acted as superdelegates during this year’s primary and overwhelmingly backed Clinton over boat-rocking socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.


DNC spokesman Mark Paustenbach says there currently are 445 committee members – a number that changes over time and is guided by the group’s bylaws, which give membership to specific officeholders and party leaders and hold 200 spots for selection by states, along with an optional 75 slots DNC members can choose to fill.


But the party rules for replacing a presidential nominee merely specify that a majority of members must be present at a special meeting called by the committee chairman. The meeting would follow procedures set by the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee and proxy voting would not be allowed.

It would be extremely challenging to get a majority of the members of the Democratic National Committee together on such short notice.  If Clinton were to drop out next week, it would be almost impossible for this to happen before election day.

In such a scenario, Barack Obama may attempt to invoke his emergency powers.  Since the election would not be “fair” until the Democrats have a new candidate, he could try to delay or suspend the election.  There would be a lot of controversy as to whether this is legal or not, but Barack Obama has not let the U.S. Constitution stop him in the past.

Meanwhile, new poll numbers show that the Trump campaign was already gaining momentum even before this story about the new emails broke.  According to a brand new ABC News/Washington Post survey, Donald Trump is now only trailing Hillary Clinton by 4 points after trailing her by as much as 12 points last weekend.

And CNBC is reporting on a highly advanced artificial intelligence system that accurately predicted the outcomes of the presidential primaries and which is now indicating that Trump will be the winner in November…

An artificial intelligence system that correctly predicted the last three U.S. presidential elections puts Republican nominee Donald Trump ahead of Democrat rival Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.


MogIA was developed by Sanjiv Rai, founder of Indian start-up Genic.ai. It takes in 20 million data points from public platforms including Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in the U.S. and then analyzes the information to create predictions.

The AI system was created in 2004, so it has been getting smarter all the time. It had already correctly predicted the results of the Democratic and Republican Primaries.

Without Hillary at the top of the ticket, the odds of a Trump victory would go way, way up.

So if Hillary is forced out of the race by this investigation, Barack Obama and the Democrats will want to delay or suspend the election for as long as possible if they can.

At this point there is probably not a high probability that such a scenario will play out, but in this crazy election year we have already seen that just about anything can happen.

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nyse's picture

How could this even be "legal"? (not that legality matters at this point)

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

Torch and Pitchfork - armed and ready!!!

Tom Servo's picture

When has that stopped the cocksucker's administration in the past?


(hint, I can't recall lol)


NoDebt's picture

If roles were reversed and it was Trump (or Bush or any R) in this kind of trouble his own party would be screaming for him to withdraw from the race.  The Ds?  Nevah!  None of them even hinting at it.  A wounded Hillary scratching and clawing to the bitter end, doing collateral damage to her own party the whole way down the sewer drain.

Trump wins by 11.  Why 11?  Because it's one more than 10.  And fuck Hillary anyway.

jakesdad's picture

this one goes to eleven...

SWRichmond's picture

Show me in the Constitution where it says the Pres can suspend an election because one of the candidates is revealed to be a criminal?

BennyBoy's picture


With the Parkinson's Crook gone there are still 3 viable candidates.

There is no law about needing a fourth.

CuttingEdge's picture

You made this bed, you cunt.

Now grow a spine and lie in it.

JRobby's picture


Only a few days left to stockpile ammo and provisions.

Putting some miles on the cars and trucks before the SHTF

mtl4's picture

So what happens to my Paddy Power Turmp bet now?!

hound dog vigilante's picture

PP has to be the worst-run bookie on the planet.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

This reminds me of how Green Bay lost the game last night. The GB coach, instead of ceding the touchdown to Atlanta early, (with 1:30 left on the clock), and then getting his offense onto the field last, he pissed the time away fighting a battle he had not won all night, (i.e. having his defense hold Atlanta's offense). So he ran the clock down and then did not have time to mount another march.

So Barack has known that Hillary was problematic. Instead of doing the right thing, (charge her and get her out of the way), he ran the clock down with a loser. So if he suspends the election, is he going to fire Comey?

Comey has come out now as wanting to do what is the right thing. Does Soetoro think Comey's going to roll over (again)? I'd bet against that. What would Lynch do? Suspending the election would lead to civil war. As pointed out elsewhere, even with the removal of the democrat candidate, (would Commie Timmy Kaine take her place?), there are still three OTHER viable candidates. So suspending the election would not hold water constitutionally. So Choom wagon Barry would have no authority to do so.

One thing is for certain. Regardless of what happens, Hillary is damaged goods. If she wins one would have to suspect massive voter fraud. And with the exposé of the rat fucking the democrats have engaged in so far, it is hard to put voter fraud past them. This certainly argues against early voting though.


BullyDog's picture

I'll say it again, never go full retard.   

Yet the political & economical USA seems to thrive in that special place.

bonderøven-farm ass's picture

I dare that piece of shit to suspend elections.


Joe Davola's picture

If she withdraws now, there would be a lot of cases of early votes being disenfranchised (yet another issue with early voting) and that would drag out in court for some time.

What do you do with the electors from the states she wins, many states have laws concerning unfaithful electors.

Another scenario is, what to do if she wins - but is indicted with clear evidence (I know, I know, the Clinton's will never leave any evidence undisputed) between Nov. 9 and electoral vote counting?  Or after counting, and prior to certification?  Or inauguration?

You think 2000 was messy, throw in the fact that the court is 4-4 now - and missing the clearest thinker in recent history.

Implied Violins's picture

This guy makes a pretty good case that this whole Clinton/election shitshow is INTENTIONAL, and done to destroy the image of the USA so as to make globalization seem more palatable in comparison:


So add yet another conspiracy theory to the fire. Man, it's getting hot in here...

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

"...Barack Obama and the Democrats will want to delay or suspend the election for as long as possible if they can..."


The Constitution says we're having an election on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.  It doesn't say "time out" if one of the candidates is facing criminal prosecution.  There is no legal way to delay the election based on a candidate's readiness.

HenryHall's picture

There are precedents. In Northern Ireland there were MPs (Members of Parliament) elected while in prison. Unable to be sworn in and so unable to actually take office  there were new elections held and the were re-elected all over again.

Her being elected and going to jail is not so very different from her simply being a "no show" at the inauguration.

HopefulCynical's picture

Nothing which happens outside the US should be considered as any sort of legal precident.

Joe Davola's picture

Well, good old Arlen Specter chose to invoke some Scottish rite to justify his vote not to impeach WJC.

JRobby's picture

It might just be me but Johnson may have had a stroke or a barbituate accident some time ago?

cowdiddly's picture

Exactly there have been lots of elections where a candidate dropped out of the race. IN fact almost ALL of them have had candidates drop out.

The Republicans, Libertarians, and Independant and other parties owe the crooked democrats NOTHING. Johnson, Trump and Stein have spent vast sums or their own money for over a year and don't owe Hillary a fucking thing.

That ship sailed when early voting started over 22 million have already voted and you cannot expect them to have to make arrangements and take off work again. some are elderly who have to get rides on a fixed income or out West we have to drive a considerable distance one way to vote.

Over a unelectible candidate that should have never been placed there in the first place? American's don't owe you or your disgusting party a fucking thing either bitch or a second trip.

7 days 9 hours. give it up cunt.

rosiescenario's picture

Just what I was thinking....


....or, the Dems could just pick another person who is well known to the American public....maybe Harry or Nancy? Either of them should appeal to those voters who like Hitlery.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

They could wheel out Walter Mondale.

Supafly's picture

Huh?  I thought there were only 2 candidates.

asteroids's picture

Let's say Hillary wins. And the House and Senate is still controlled by the Republicans. No big deal. On the first day of the new Congress the first order of business is to impeach a Clinton!!!

CheapBastard's picture

Stawk markets would crash big time if he did something this stupid. His main goal now should be to save his own butt from going to prison for 20 years and run away from the Clinton Crime Family as fast as possible.

rubiconsolutions's picture

"Show me in the Constitution where it says the Pres can suspend an election because one of the candidates is revealed to be a criminal?"


Show me in the constitution where it says the president and government can do 90% of the shit it does. The constitution is a useless screed that has zero power to prevent government abuse. 

Knob Creek's picture

"But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist".

Lysander Spooner


^^That^^  Bitchez...........

True Blue's picture

One amendment would fix all that: give the people a referendum when a politician leaves office that lets us decide if they get a paycheck or a prison sentence. Power and responsibility have to balance.

True Blue's picture

Show me in the Constitution where in inalienable Right can be subject to licensing and/or taken away altogether.

Dabooda's picture

Show me in Washington DC where anybody gives a damn about the Constitution and/or "inalienable" rights.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

This government is criminal, complete with a treasonous president.  Clearly we need his nominee, Merrick Garland, to be seated.


StychoKiller's picture

Hell, even dead people have been elected to office, of course, someone like their Spouse actually served their term for them.  This notion that time must stand still until the Decepticrats get their act together is beyond stoopid!  P.S. Decepticrats:  LIFE IS NOT FAIR! (get over it)

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Would they delay if Jill Stein dropped out?  No.

What if Obama himself is implicated in major crimes through these e-mails and the FBI charges him as well as Hillary?  I don't think he'd have the ability to suspend squat in that case.

NumNutt's picture

I call bullshit, he would need to outright cancel the election and move it back by another year. The reason I say this is because what happens to all the votes that have been already made via early voting for Hillary? Defualt to the new candidate? toss them out? votes already made for Trump, what happens to them, because if you put a new candidate in for election you would be removing a persons chance to consider them as an option if you leave his votes in place wouldn't you? If he tried to push the election back by a year or even several months he would create kaos. Not saying that isn't his intended target, but there are a lot of people in lower government positions that will not allow that to happen. Fuck, how the hell did we ever get this point? Obama is Satan, pretty sure of it.

TruthHunter's picture

Our whole system is Bullshit. Is there any country in the world that thinks it needs an ENTIRE year[or is it 4?] to choose a leader?

Powerslaved's picture

The fact that the DNC hasn't pushed for Clinton to withdraw from the race leads me to believe that the Clintons have a lot more dirt on other democrats than we can imagine.

OpTwoMistic's picture

80 Trump

18 Hitlery

2  Rest

European American's picture

90 Trump

 7 The Psychopath, Satanic Queen Bitch


However, with

Fraction Magic - Detail Version

Hillary is the victor.

X_in_Sweden's picture
X_in_Sweden (not verified) Chupacabra-322 Oct 31, 2016 1:27 PM


Trump's move latest addresses:

*https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoswYMTz68KlHKn3oEzTm4A *


Cynicles's picture

Likely Deep State already moved, thus why this type of talk (re: this article) is occurring.

Dark Space's picture

This was their move - keeping Obama in power could only be acheived this way, and they like him because he loves permawar but can hold a peace prize at the same time.

Bastiat's picture

The Democrats knew exactly who and what Hillary is.  She is what they chose to put for election.  Live with it, die with it.

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) Bastiat Oct 31, 2016 1:32 PM

I'd say go ahead & DIE WITH it... But that's just me (& I'm not dead, in prison, or an illegal alien, so my vote doesn't really make much difference)

Augustus's picture

Trump should offer Hillary and Bill the Nixon option, publically and immediately.

She withdraws and concedes NOW and he will parodn both when he takes office.

knukles's picture

Already, regardless of who wins, about 50% of the public will believe that the election was rigged. 
Not to mention that this has been the rigging by the Establishment since forever. 

So if Bammy declares a whatever, more than 50% are going to believe it's all a fucking illusion.

If the Dems/Establishment think things unfair, they shoulda picked somebody else but Hillary.

Methinks declaring an election holiday/hiatus, will incite civil disobedience and violence.
Y'all don't just get to do a redo on the crooked politician which got tarred in the election process.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Think about the election in general.  While Obama won the majority vote in 2008, it was only 28% of the population.  Whoever gets into office will see 70% of the actual population saying  "I didn't vote for him/her."