The “her” is Hillary Clinton. The crime for which the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee should allegedly be imprisoned isn’t clear. But the chant has become a regular part of the circus-like atmosphere at Trump rallies, a sort of calling card for the movement.
That wasn’t true then. And now an investigation authorized by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into potential wrongdoing by Clinton has turned up a total of zero wrongdoing of any sort by either Hillary or Bill Clinton — or anyone associated with the Clinton Foundation.
The answer, of course, is that Trump will say nothing about the lack of findings from the probe. And his supporters will continue to chant to lock Clinton up despite the fact that the agency within the government that would do the actual locking up has made clear there is no locking-up crime (or any wrongdoing of any sort) here.
But, simply because Trump won’t acknowledge that he spent years making the case — with scant evidence — that Clinton was somehow using her official office to feather her own nest doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take note of it.
Because, well, we live in a country where facts should trump — ahem — spin. Where simply making totally unfounded claims is either not allowed or punished. Where truth, you know, matters.
And what’s abundantly clear in the Justice Department’s decision to close the probe quietly and with no charges filed is this: Trump made up a series of allegations that Clinton had abused her office as Secretary of State for personal gain. We shouldn’t be surprised by that fact. But we shouldn’t just let it go without taking note of it either.