DAVE ROSS

Ross: Hillary testified under oath, why not Trump?

Aug 30, 2022, 9:29 AM | Updated: 9:30 am
trump hilary Benghazi email...
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

I’m trying to figure out how seriously to take these stories about how Trump supporters might react if Trump gets indicted.

The threat was raised by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Fox News Sunday:

“If there’s a prosecution of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information after the Clinton debacle, which you presided over and did a hell of a good job, there’ll be riots in the streets,” Graham said.

More from Dave Ross: How Monday’s moonshot preparation resembles the Apollo 11 launch

Well, we don’t want that – so before Trump supporters go all Antifa on us, I say we just capitulate now to the demands of Trump supporters, who want Trump treated the same way Hillary Clinton was treated when she was accused of being “grossly negligent” in her handling of classified information.

And that shouldn’t be hard to do, because when Lindsey Graham made that comment, he was with a man who knows all about how to treat Hillary Clinton.

He was with former South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy, who is now a Fox News host.

It was Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) who in 2015 presided over the Benghazi hearings – the investigation into the attack that killed our Ambassador to Libya.

At those hearings, Hillary Clinton testified under oath for 11 hours – mostly about the attack, but toward the end of the hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Gowdy also asked her, publicly and under oath, about her emails.

They, of course, were not satisfied with her answers – and here’s how Trey Gowdy summed it up back then.

“There’s nothing to keep a future Secretary of State or President or their staff, from this exact same email scheme,” Gowdy said. “And my real fear is this is what the chairman touched upon this double-track justice system that is rightly or wrongly perceived in this country. That if you are a private in the army and you email yourself classified information, you will be kicked out, but if you are Hillary Clinton and you seek a promotion to Commander in Chief, you will not be.”

Well, Congressman, your warning has come true. We are again faced with a person seeking a promotion to Commander in Chief, who has done something that would have gotten a private kicked out of the army – the removal of thousands of secret documents from the White House.

So, before there’s a riot – please! Use your position at Fox to demand that Donald Trump be treated exactly the same as Hillary Clinton was.

That he appears before a congressional oversight committee, run by the opposing party, and that he testify under oath. For 11 hours, if he wants to. And if the evidence does not warrant prosecution, then just like Hillary, he should be free to run for president, and, just like Hillary, he should immediately accept the result of that election.

Listen to Seattle’s Morning News with Dave Ross and Colleen O’Brien weekday mornings from 5 – 9 a.m. on KIRO Newsradio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.

Dave Ross on KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM
  • listen to dave rossTune in to KIRO Newsradio weekdays at 5am for Dave Ross on Seattle's Morning News.

Dave's Commentary

Dave Ross

wedding...
Dave Ross

Ross: The key to wedding success? Eat lots of cake and make your dancing look spontaneous

Yesterday on Gee & Ursula’s “Scenarios” segment they took on a listener’s wedding dilemma. The listener is going to his brother’s wedding, and he’s bringing his girlfriend, who likes to do karaoke. Well, his brother needs a wedding singer, and the girlfriend convinced him … to let her do it. More from Dave Ross: Before fearing […]
2 days ago
migrants...
Dave Ross

Ross: Before fearing what migrants destroy, try helping them build something first

The U.S. border is swamped with hundreds of thousands of migrants who want in – and border states are fed up.
3 days ago
history...
Dave Ross

Ross: Those who don’t learn history are doomed to accept whatever they are told

Zinn’s book failed to shake my patriotism, any more than visiting Cuba or the Soviet Union. I still see America as a unique experiment worth protecting.
4 days ago
Metaverse...
Dave Ross

Ross: Metaverse already has its problems, from monetization to groping

2D social media isn’t immersive enough, so now we’re going to strap a fat cell phone over our eyes to join a lawless 3D cartoon universe?
5 days ago
time...
Dave Ross

Ross: Physicist says time travel is impossible … but can’t make an absolute promise

I wanted to highlight part of an interview with a physicist about time travel since it appears mainstream media didn't pick up on it.
6 days ago
office...
Dave Ross

Ross: It’s either middle managers or robots looking over your shoulder

If you draw a paycheck, one way or another, your office is going to make sure you deserve it.
9 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
Swedish Cyberknife 900x506...

June is Men’s Health Month: Here’s Why It’s Important To Speak About Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die five years earlier than women.
...

Anacortes – A Must Visit Summertime Destination

While Anacortes is certainly on the way to the San Juan Islands (SJI), it is not just a destination to get to the ferry… Anacortes is a destination in and of itself!
...

Ready for your 2022 Alaskan Adventure with Celebrity Cruises?

Celebrity Cruises SPONSORED — A round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle is an amazing treat for you and a loved one. Not only are you able to see and explore some of the most incredible and visually appealing natural sights on the planet, but you’re also able to relax and re-energize while aboard a luxury cruise […]
Ross: Hillary testified under oath, why not Trump?