A University of Missouri professor says Hillary Clinton appears to have no obstacles left on her way to the Democratic nomination for president, following yesterday’s FBI recommendation.
The FBI’s director said while she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” in using a private email address and server, but recommended no criminal charges be filed against her for her handling of classified information.
Political science professor at the MU, Peverill Squire, told Missourinet that was the last big question hanging over her campaign.
“Unless there’s something completely unexpected that happens between now and the Democratic convention she will be the nominee and she will be favored going into the General Election,” said Squire. “I think this is probably the end of the nomination phase. At this point we really will focus on the Trump versus Clinton campaign and that will be the sole focus of everyone’s attention.”
Squire says the FBI recommendation likely lets Clinton’s campaign shift focus.
“They’ll probably talk about this story for the rest of the week and then we’ll start looking ahead to the Republican convention and the Democratic convention, and at that point people will be thinking strictly in terms of Clinton versus Trump and which of those alternatives they prefer,” said Squire.
Squire thinks the FBI recommendation also likely means Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president is near its end.
“He wanted to be available in case something dramatic happened to damage her prospects, but I don’t think there’s much left for him to pursue at this point,” said Squire.