BernieBros And Right-Wingers Are Crestfallen Over News That Hillary Won’t Be Indicted

BernieBros And Right-Wingers Are Crestfallen Over News That Hillary Won’t Be Indicted

This past Saturday, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton finally met with the FBI to discuss the private email server she used while she was Secretary of State. At the same time, CNN reported that the bureau was suggesting no charges be brought against the ex-First Lady, hinging on no incriminating evidence coming from the weekend conversation. On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey put the whole thing to rest, saying no criminal charges would be filed.

Now, ignoring all the noise and confusion, this was pretty much the expectation for months. However, the Conservative Entertainment Complex had been pushing an indictment as a near certainty for roughly a year, with Donald Trump trumpeting those claims on a daily basis. Over the past months, right-wingers got an unexpected assist from voices on the left, as Bernie Sanders’ media supporters, specifically HA Goodman, The Young Turks and Shaun King, all loudly wished for charges so Bernie could become the nominee.

Immediately after Comey’s press conference, the wailing began on Twitter. King, who spends every waking hour looking for attention on the social media platform, went full Shaun King, twisting the non-indictment into a negative for Hillary.



Meanwhile, The Young Turks’ Jordan Charliton, who has been openly rooting for an indictment for months, was pissed that he didn’t get his Christmas wish. He also bellyached about how Bernie wouldn’t have been given the same consideration.



Now, Goodman didn’t comment right away on Twitter, likely due to the fact that he was getting trolled mercilessly due to his near-daily columns claiming Hillary was on the verge of being arrested. Here’s a little taste of the shots fired his way:


It should be noted that all of these guys, and many, many other BernieBros, consider themselves true liberals or progressives. Yet, here they are, downtrodden because the first female major party nominee in history, who happens to be a Democrat, isn’t going to jail over an email server. And why are they mad? Because it doesn’t allow a 74-year-old white dude to grab the nomination.

In fact, their reactions are similar to their brethren on the right. Here are some observations made by some of the loudest voices in conservative media:


However, past all the punditry, all the cheerleading for preferred candidates and hand-wringing over purely political theater, what’ya got? The numerous Benghazi committees hung nothing on Hillary, and the email investigation ended with no charges. Sure, Comey made sure to toss some criticism Clinton’s way in his press conference to provide himself political cover, but the end result is everything has been dismissed. And it came directly from him, a man who served as deputy AG under Dubya.

So, yeah, time to move on from fantasies of Hillary in an orange jumpsuit. It ain’t happening, no matter how many times Trump tweets about Corrupt Hillary or Fox produces a special on Benghazi.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.